Sunday, 4 September 2016

False Match by Lynne Silver

Title: False Match
Series: Coded for Love (#2)
Author: Lynne Silver
From: Netgalley
Genre: Romance, Sci-fi
Release Date: 4th April 2016
Challenges: 2016 Netgalley & Edelweiss Challenge, 2016 New Release Challenge, Summer COYER 2016, Can You Read a Series in a Month?, 2016 Prequel & Sequel Challenge (2 points)
Links: Goodreads - Amazon 
Synopsis (from Goodreads): The Program: an organization of elite soldiers with superior strength, agility, and intellect. These men put their lives on the line to execute the government’s most dangerous missions.  Kidnapped with her son and forced into helping a rogue scientist with his experiments, Dr. Samara Jones saw no escape. Until the day she was rescued by a group of elite soldiers from the Program. Now under the protection of the Program, Samara is working to prove her innocence—and struggling to control the burning need she feels for Chase Stanton, one of her rescuers. As laid-back as he is deadly, Chase is a well-honed solider who always responds to the call of duty, whether it’s a life-or-death mission or a scorching night of passion. When he’s assigned to protect Samara, he’s immediately drawn to the smart, headstrong woman, and confides a dark fear to her—despite feeling torn by his suspicions that she could be a double agent. Duty demands he resist temptation, but desire has its own demands . . .

False Match contains a stand alone romance, however there are links to the previous book in the series, Heated Match, including a story arc that continues in this book, therefore I would suggest not reading this one without reading book 1 first. This review should be spoiler free! 

So False Match didn't quite go the way I thought it was going to after I finished the first book. I thought I had the formula figured out but then got taken by surprised! I liked it though, and being taken by surprise was a definite bonus!
This wasn't just a romance in the sense of a man and a woman, but rather it was almost the romance of a family. Not only were Chase and Samara getting close, but there was a lot of time spent on Chase and Samara's son, Luca's growing relationship. I loved the bonding family element, it made the budding relationship between the two leads even more enthralling. 

There was more of the science behind the story in False Match and it felt like the things brought to light in the first book were expanded on more. There were also several other side characters that were brought in that helped flesh out what life at the compound was like. 

I really enjoyed reading about Samara and Chase's relationship, and Luca definitely just stole my heart!