Critical Alliance

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Welcome to First Line Friday!
Today I’m featuring

Critical Alliance by Elizabeth Goddard.

Mackenzie Hanson’s special set of skills opened the door to a successful career as a professor of cybersecurity at a Michigan university, allowing her to put her criminal past behind her. But when a long-ago partner in crime delivers a cryptic message about her father’s tech company being under cyberattack, she heads for Montana to secure exposed assets, close security breaches, and hopefully save lives.

Diplomatic Security Services special agent Alex Knight is back home in Montana to decompress from a mission gone wrong. But even as he’s trying to relax, he’s drawn into another mystery, complete with suspicious deaths, lethal threats, and whispers of espionage that all have one thing in common–a beautiful cybersecurity expert with a dark past.

When the situation turns deadly, Alex and Mackenzie will have to work together to find the answers they need–before someone silences Mackenzie for good.

USA Today bestselling author Elizabeth Goddard weaves a tangled web of nail-biting suspense and heart-stopping romance in this fast-paced conclusion to her Rocky Mountain Courage series.

From Goodreads

Author Information

Discover more information about Elizabeth Goddard at: elizabethgoddard.com.

First Line

[Graphic Text]: Her world was spinning out of control.

My Review

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC guidelines.


Critical Alliance by Elizabeth Goddard is the third and final book in her Rocky Mountain Courage series.

Mackenzie is a reformed hacker who’s life is upended when her family’s tech company is targeted. Her return to Montana coincides with Alex Knight’s, with whom she went on one amazing date.

This is an incredibly crafted story! The detail is given in just the right amount, but more so, I loved the way each little thing is important. Alex is a great hero and even the coding language is understandable. I struggled with Mackenzie at times, but that was easy to overlook because of how well the story is written.

If you love romantic suspense set in a gorgeous setting like the Montana Rockies, then this is definitely a book to read. And you don’t have to read the previous books in the series to appreciate this one! Though, the others are great, too. In fact, I’d like to go back and read all three together now that the series is complete.

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Pull out the book beside you and leave a comment with the first line.

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14 thoughts on “Critical Alliance

  1. Happy Friday!
    I’m currently reading Free Fall by Nancy Mehl, so I’ll share a line from there.
    “Alex couldn’t help thinking about the missing woman at lunch. Where was she?”
    I hope you have a good weekend. 😀

  2. I agree, Critical Alliance was so very good and I don’t much understand cyber talk!

    My first line comes from a fabulous book by Pepper Basham, The Heart Of The Mountains:
    Chapter 1. October, 1919
    “Running away from an arranged marriage to the wilds of the Blue Ridge hadn’t gone as Cora Taylor expected.”

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