Alive at 5

Alive at TV news reporter Samantha Steele is one panic attack away from losing her job Future on the line and cameraman in tow she follows her mentor on an exhilarating adventure vacation When he dies while s

  • Title: Alive at 5
  • Author: Linda Bond
  • ISBN: 9781622667741
  • Page: 272
  • Format: ebook
  • TV news reporter Samantha Steele is one panic attack away from losing her job Future on the line and cameraman in tow, she follows her mentor on an exhilarating adventure vacation When he dies while skydiving, her investigative instincts scream murdered , and lead her to gorgeous thrill seeker Zack Hunter.Zack is an undercover police officer investigating his uncle s deTV news reporter Samantha Steele is one panic attack away from losing her job Future on the line and cameraman in tow, she follows her mentor on an exhilarating adventure vacation When he dies while skydiving, her investigative instincts scream murdered , and lead her to gorgeous thrill seeker Zack Hunter.Zack is an undercover police officer investigating his uncle s death through the same adventure vacation company Samantha is a thorn in his side the moment they meet Not only is she investigating the same case, but the emotionally wounded loner doesn t want another partner, especially one whose goal is to splash evidence all over the evening news But Samantha s persistence is quite a turn on, and Zack s overpowering desire makes it harder for him to push her away.When the killer turns his attention to Zack, Samantha might be the only one who can save him, forcing the anxiety riddled correspondent to finally face her greatest fear.

    739 Comment

    • Debbie Oxier says:

      Wow! Talk about fast paced action and adventure, this book is it! You hit the ground running with this one and never stop until you've reached the end. When the story opens, Samantha, a reporter, is about to be plowed down by Zach, as he's landing after jumping out of a plane. He does his best to avoid her but the inevitable happens. While neither one of them is hurt, Sam can't waste any time talking to him because the friend she's there to film is about to skydive. Unfortunately, he plummets to [...]

    • Cindy ~ SnS Reviews says:

      Alive at 5 is the romance suspense debut from Linda Bond who was a television reporter and just so happens that’s what the heroine Samantha Steele is. No time is wasted in throwing you right in the middle of the action. How these two first meet was defiantly a new one. Zack Hunter is a police officer and has gone undercover to try and find out how his uncle died. It’s tied into a company that provides adventure vacations. Zack is currently on a skydiving excursion and when it comes time for [...]

    • Sherry says:

      Oh My Gosh! I just finished Alive At Five and I am blown away. I can't remember the last time I held my breath in fear while reading a book! THIS book is great! Love, love, loved it! I proof read a lot of books and I can't remember the last time I enjoyed a book more. Linda Bond has written a great romantic suspense thriller! If you like your stories to contain intelligent, strong women and hot, alpha men on a mission, then this is the next book you need to read! This is the first time I've writ [...]

    • Christine says:

      I received this book last fall, and I enjoyed it so much that I almost finished it that day. I loved the characters, and how the story drew me in with all the action and suspense. I thought the book was well-researched, and that it felt very authentic. Zack and Samantha's characters had a great chemistry together.ough I felt things progressed a bit quickly between the two of them. Still, I liked their interaction and banter and was glad things worked out for them.I'm definitely looking forward t [...]

    • Vella Day says:

      I really enjoyed Alive at 5. Not only is there non-stop action, but the chemistry between Zach(a hunky adrenaline junkie adventure seeker), and the uptight Sam was wonderful. The writing was good. You can’t go wrong with this book. Can’t wait for the next one!

    • Cris says:

      Review originally posted at Ramblings from this ChickOne of my favourite things about reading is discovering new-to-me authors in my favourite genres, so I’m always game to check out something new that comes across my desk if the blurb sounds interesting. Such was the case with journalist-turned-author Linda Bond’s debut novel, ALIVE AT 5: panic attack-prone TV news reporter, lone-wolf undercover police officer, high-adrenaline adventure vacation, and a shirtless-with-a-leather-jacket bloke [...]

    • Mignon Mykel says:

      4.5 / 5 starsOriginal posting can be found at mignon mykel : reviewsSamantha and Zack what can I say about these two?What starts out as two people judging the other on what they see, turns into a pretty phenomenal relationship.When Zack parachutes from a plane and goes in for his landing, he wants to throttle the woman standing in the middle of the landing zone. Instead? He lands pretty much on top of her. After a quick scolding, the reason for her being there for the landing starts a pretty [...]

    • Margaret says:

      Wow – this one was such an action-packed adventure! With lots of heat and steam between Samantha and Zack, and lots of mystery and intrigue around their investigation, this story moved quickly and had me entertained right from the start.From their first meeting you could just feel the tension and energy rolling off both Samantha and Zack, and when she convinces Zack to help her investigate the adventure vacation company with her, you just know things are going to heat up between these two.His [...]

    • Melissa says:

      Police officer Zack Hunter is undercover investigating the death of his beloved uncle. His uncle died while scuba diving on an adventure vacation. Reporter Samantha is doing a news story her mentor's trip on the same adventure vacation - first up, a skydive. When a faulty parachute opening results in the mentor's death, she convinces Zack to become the topic of the story so she can continue the trip to investigate the now string of suspiciously-unsuspicious deaths killing vacationers.Initially, [...]

    • She Hearts Books says:

      Samantha is following her mentor on his adventure vacation for a story when he is killed. His parachute opened too early as he jumped from a plane. Samantha was on the ground waiting for him after being flattened by another thrill seeker, Zach. He is actually a cop unofficially looking into his uncle's death that also happened during an adventure vacation. After they speak to the detective in charge of the investigating her mentor's death, they find out that there have been several deaths. Saman [...]

    • Elle Markov says:

      Zack is a former ranger, investigating his rich uncle's death. He is in no way looking for romance and he sure as hell doesn't want some reporter tagging along messing up his investigation. Samantha (Sam) is a reporter in need of a big scoop. When her friend and mentor dies in a mysterious "accident", her reporter instincts tell her there is something more going on and she is going to find out. Dragging her camera man George along, she decides to twist Zack's arm into letting them follow him on [...]

    • JoAn says:

      Alive at 5 by Linda Bond may be her debut book but I couldn't tell it. I loved this book and had a hard time putting it down.Samantha Steele is a news reporter following a friend on an "adventure vacation". She is strong, independent and flawed. Zach Hunter is a cop taking time off from work to track down is uncle's murderer. He is all Alpha male, he is very good at his job and flawed. Linda's characters are well developed, the plot had so many twists that I never guessed who was behind all of t [...]

    • Incy Black says:

      High octane, packed full of adventure, bodies falling from the sky and rising from the deep—who wouldn’t be gripped?The action is non-stop, (maybe too non-stop for those looking for a relaxing read) and the romantic dynamic between Zack and Samantha sizzles as they try to track down the killer responsible for the death of his uncle, and her mentor. Set against a back-drop of adrenalin pumping sports, which was perfect for the pacing, this is a story in which the hero and heroine have to punc [...]

    • Sara Miller says:

      This was a fantastic book! You don't often find romance novels that have everything like this one does. You have some humor, lots of action, some steamy moments which let's face it we almost all read these for. This one doesn't't allow the typical romance novel formula which I think is definitely one of its strengths. I have no fingernails left due to some pretty intense moments! I don't like to give any spoilers in my reviews just the high points of the book in my opinion and a general recommen [...]

    • Janet says:

      I'm always on the look out for a great beach read and this one certainly fits the bill. It was a fast paced, easy read; the perfect amounts of suspense, romance and action. For the most part the suspense and romance aspects were balanced,and made sense in the storyline. The characters were engaging and interesting, both primary and secondary were well developed. The story is well plotted, and the twists and turns are many but not telegraphed. I really enjoyed my afternoon with Linda Bond. I woul [...]

    • Theresa Campbell says:

      Romantic suspense, thrilling, and breathtakingThis book is a definite 5 stars. Linda Bond does a really exceptional job with describing the feelings these characters are experiencing. I was really amazed with the F16 flying experience - it shows that the author really did her research. It's refreshing to read about strong women and not just male heros although this male hero keeps the blood pumping too! Great job Linda!

    • Dísir says:

      A fun, fun, fun read or a murder mystery involving an unlikely trio of an undercover cop, a reporter and her cameraman, set against a breathlessly exciting backdrop of (extreme) sports. Throw in a parachute failure, sabotage of scuba equipment, tiger sharks and sultry sexual tension and voila explosive mix of action, plot twists and romance that really surprised me in a good way.

    • Bette Hansen says:

      Completely entertaining and intriguing story. Lovers of romantic suspense will want to put this one on the top of the TBR pile! He's an undercover cop chasing a loved ones killer. She's a reporter chasing the story that will save her job. Working together they will track down the killer and hopefully come out alive! A great story that I highly recommend.

    • Tory Michaels says:

      I absolutely loved this book. The suspense and trying to figure out the who-dun-it and why just kept me reading. I wasn't sure about the book going in (it's the author's debut, I believe), but as usual, Entangled didn't let me down. Definitely worth the read and I WANT MORE!Book obtained through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

    • Jodi Linton says:

      Thrilling, exciting, and packed plum- full of action! I really enjoyed this romantic suspense from debut author Linda Bond. Definitely a must read.

    • TJlovestoread Blog says:

      A fun summer read!!! Sexy, suspenseful and sweet. This is the type of book I call "over-the-counter-romance" those books that are actually products, but it was a an entertaining read!

    • Lisa says:

      Loved this one!Great feisty heroine and alpha hero who both fight through challenges and come out better and together on the other side.

    • Monique Daoust says:

      Outstanding! Intelligent, fast-paced, wonderful characters! A winner all the way!

    • Debra Shutters says:

      I love the story and characters. Love the suspense and the love that forms between Zack and Sam. Definitively recommend this book!

    • Elizabeth Neal says:

      Zack, a cop, is still reeling from the loss of his partner and uncle, and the guilt he feels over both deaths. He's currently undercover, though it's personal and not sanctioned, at a company specializing in high-risk adventure vacations, the same place three men, one of them Zack's beloved uncle, Jackson, died. Now, if he could just nail this parachute landing, it'll solidify his persona of an adrenaline junkie. Wait, why is that woman not only in his landing path, but also pointing a video cam [...]

    • Sparkymom says:

      Samantha is afraid. A recent family tragedy has left her fearful and hesitant and simply overwhelmed by her responsibilities. If she doesn't pull herself together, her job as a television reporter is at risk. Her current task of following her mentor around on his risky adventure vacation is her last chance to redeem herself. Zack is also on the adventure trip but for a completely different purpose. He believes someone on the adventure circuit is a killer, and he intends to prove it. Samantha is [...]

    • Beatriz says:

      This was a really good, solid read, and a nice addition to the romantic suspense genre. It didn't capture me the way other series I've read have, but I could find few faults with it. It was a pretty straight-forward mystery, with interesting characters, well-written dialogue, and a fun romantic side plot to go with it. I like that we weren't overwhelmed with a dozen sex scenes, but rather we were rewarded with a slow simmering romance that led to a great, passionate explosion. The characters wer [...]

    • Alex (HEABookNerd) says:

      DNF @ 55% (08/22/17)I rarely give up on a book when I'm this far in, but I wasn't really getting into this one and their was just something off about the whole story. I will admit to being intrigued by the mystery of someone killing people through the adventure vacation company. However, I didn't like either Sam or Zack and I couldn't figure out what the hell was going on with their relationship. This one just wasn't for me.

    • Karla Andrews says:

      Wow! This was so good. Filled with so much action. I love suspense romance. Zach and Sam were a team. They had to start trusting each other if they were going to get to the bottom of the mystery of how Zachary uncle and sams mentor died. U has me on the edge of my seat. Loved it.

    • Rochelle says:

      As Editor-in-Chief of the Marketing for Romance Writers Newsletter, I get inside information on what’s coming out each month. Linda Bond was our Featured Author for August, 2014. One of the first things I noticed about Alive at 5 was the fact that Ms. Bond’s name appeared above the title. That’s rare enough for seasoned authors. You have to be a Tom Clancy, a James Patterson or a J. K. Rowling to get your name above the title. Most mid-list authors’ names stay firmly below their titles. [...]

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