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Synopsis

An eccentric and reckless hacker uses his skills in search of answers to his parents’ disappearance and finds love, death and betrayal along the way...

In the first novel of the COUNTERMEASURE SERIES, NSA analyst Trevor Bauer is on the hunt for answers to the mystery surrounding his parents' disappearance. Following a promising lead into the missing Bristol files, he accidentally gets on the radar of a woman too hot to handle.

Tenacious ex-CIA agent Cassandra James is in hot water. A cyber-thief stole sensitive information from her father's top client - information she was supposed to keep secure - and now she could lose her job, even if she is the boss' daughter. The only person who can help her recover the stolen data is a sexy computer mastermind who's broken through her personal security and might break her heart as well. 

To track down the mercenary willing to do anything to keep both of them from recovering those files, Trevor and Cassandra must embark on a harrowing adventure that leads them across the ocean and into a world of intrigue, danger, and passion. As they close in on their target, their relationship begins to boil, jeopardizing their mission as well as their very lives. Will they learn to trust their instincts - and each other - in order to survive?

18+ GRAPHIC LANGUAGE AND ADULT SITUATIONS
**1st Place Winner of the Readers Choice Award for Best Romantic Suspense!
**For fans of Covert Affairs, NCIS, Blindspot, and Strike Back. 
**First in a thrilling, romantic suspense series! 
**Other books in the series include TO RUSSIA WITH LOVE, ALTERNATE CONNECTION and the upcoming fourth novel LOCKED & RELOADED. 

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Interview with the Authors 

Q - So what makes the Countermeasure Series special?
A - Countermeasure pulls in the best of Erotic Romance, Adventure and Suspense into one single series. We also aim to write about people, not characters. They are true to life and flawed, also someone you feel you can connect to and invite for a coffee just to shoot the breeze. The series has two separate, yet connected sets of books. The novels develop the bulk of the mystery and adventure in the plot. The short stories and novellas develop the characters and bare the characters' souls to you. All of their dreams, disillusions, fears are exposed in the short stories. The short stories and Novellas are also what we call Romantica. They are stories portraying a day in the life of the characters after their "I do". A mix between Romance and Erotica where you are the fly on the wall during the married couples' intimate moments. If you enjoy high heat, spicy reads involving married couples, you got to the right series.

Q - What order should I read the books?
A - We recommend you read the novels and novellas in the following order. Please note the short stories and novellas are not mandatory reads to understand the suspense arc in the novels.
- Countermeasure 
- Uncharted (FREE prequel with subscription to our newsletter)
- Ecstasy by the Sea (also available in Countermeasure: Bytes of Life Volume I Bundle Deal)
- Cuffed at Midnight (also available in Countermeasure: Bytes of Life Volume I Bundle Deal)
- Take Me 
- Passion at Dawn (also available in Countermeasure: Bytes of Life Volume I Bundle Deal)
- Something Crazy 
- To Russia with Love 
- Blindsided (also available in Countermeasure: Bytes of Life Volume II Bundle Deal)
- Roaming Pleasure 
- Payback 
- Lost to Rapture (also available in Countermeasure: Bytes of Life Volume II Bundle Deal)
- Brazen 
- Christmas Wish (also available in Countermeasure: Bytes of Life Volume II Bundle Deal)
- Alternate Connection 

Q - Why should I give these books a try?
A - Because the Countermeasure Series books take you on a fast, fun and thrill-filled ride that will leave you wanting for more from all of our characters. Readers who are not skirmish about adult scenes and language appreciate the books greatly.

Thank you for reading!

For more information about the series and how the books connect, reading order and upcoming stories, please visit the series' official website.

 Countermeasure Series Categories
- Romantic Suspense
- Erotic Romantic Suspense
- Romantic Thriller
- Mystery and Suspense
- Mystery Series 
- Crime Thrillers
- Thrillers and Mysteries Best Sellers 
- Thrillers 100 Must Reads

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    Excellent - Mystery, Intrigue and Romance!

    This book has been on my radar for a long time but I never acted on it until recently. Now I am kicking myself because I know what I was missing and I have to play catch-up on the series. A real hardship to read one book after another, right? Ha. If you like romantic suspense stories that can get your heart pumping during action scenes but also racing during the passionate love scenes, this book is for you. Countermeasure by Chris Almeida and Cecilia Aubrey is different than the drug lord, military type romantic suspense books I have read. It has more intrigue in it and I really like the balance of romance and suspense. Countermeasure was a little slow in the beginning to me while it set the stage for the characters of Trevor Bauer and Cassandra James. However, after finishing the book I understand why that background was needed. Trevor and Cassandra live on opposite sides of the country and I couldn’t figure out how they were going to meet one another. The background provided early in the story made it all worthwhile. When Trevor and Cassandra do meet for the first time, the book takes off at a fast pace and does not leave you with a lot of time to get to know the characters’ backgrounds and explain why they react certain ways to things. I started the book with the prequel titled Uncharted, where we get to meet Trevor’s parents before they set sail. That pulled me into the overall plot immediately and I can’t wait to find out how that ends. I am curious to know if Chris and Cecilia know how it is going to end or if they are keeping it open. The main plot of Countermeasure is engaging. I have yet to read about anything thing like this so it was interesting to read and had me curious. Cassandra works for her father at a security agency and is hired to protect the formula for a new drug that is being produced. Trevor works for the NSA but is also searching for his parents that have been missing for years. They are each different than the typical hero and heroine you read in romance books and I think that uniqueness allows the reader to relate to them on a personal level. Their jobs and intelligence, however, are a little intimidating but that makes it fun to watch them interact with one another. The adventure that Cassandra and Trevor find themselves on is unexpected. With Trevor’s tech skills and link back to his friend George at the NSA and Cassandra’s experience as an ex-CIA operative, they manage to retrieve what they set out for, and escape death a couple of times. Chris and Cecilia’s writing makes me feel as though I was part of the story. I wasn’t just reading about characters, I was feeling the same emotions they were and felt like I was helping them solve the puzzles (so what if my talking to them out loud didn’t change the actual story). My heart was racing in several scenes and I felt like I couldn’t put down the book or I would be leaving them in that situation. I had to get past it first. In addition to the adrenaline filled action scenes, the intimate scenes between Trevor and Cassandra were very nicely done. I thought they fit the characters appropriately for that time in the story and based on how long they had known each other. It was a nice release (no pun intended) and break from them being on the run. Countermeasure is an engaging adventure full of intrigue and suspense as well as heart warming passion. I highly recommend you give this series a try. You will be hooked and so glad you did.

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