ARC Review: Steel by Anna Hackett

Title: Steel

Author: Anna Hackett

Series: Sentinel Security #4

Pages: 274

Release Date: January 26, 2023

5 out of 5 stars
5 stars – I loved it!

Well this book started with a lot of action and never slowed down! CIA agent Devyn “Hellfire” Hayden is one of the CIA’s best deep-cover agents. When she finds herself being attacked by an assassin who is targeting intelligence agents, it sends right to Killian “Steel” Hawke, the one man who tempts her. 

I loved this book! I have been waiting for Killian to find love since he was introduced and I am so glad we didn’t have to wait until the end of this series to get it. Killian is a protector who takes care of everyone he considers his. With Devyn though he realizes that it’s the first time someone protected his back. I loved getting to know Killian and seeing how much he cares about Devyn. He has been falling for her for years and this attack prompts him to finally act on it. The best part though was that while he didn’t love for her to be in danger, he knew how good  she was and let her do her job. He never stops her from being herself and instead acts as backup. 

“I feel like I’ve loved you forever, and if you let me, I’ll love you for the rest of our lives.”

Devyn was a kickass heroine. She is extremely skilled at her job and has no problem throwing herself into danger, especially if Killian is in trouble. I really love her. She had a terrible upbringing but it pushed her to be a better person. Killian is the one person who Devyn trusted enough to let her walls down around and fall in love with. Killian and Devyn’s relationship was intense, fast paced, and very romantic. They had a great partnership that worked perfectly on and off the field. I also really loved seeing the epilogue and the glimpse of how their life was after she left the CIA. 

Overall, I loved this book and this couple. I can’t wait to read the next book which hopefully will be Bram’s because I am so ready to get to know that grumpy man. 

Trigger warnings: References to abandonment by a parent, abusive and alcoholic parent, and death of a parent from overdose.

*ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.*

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Previous books and reviews for the series:

  1. Wolf
  2. Hades
  3. Striker

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