Discover New York Times bestselling author Cherrie Lynn’s Deadlock, featuring a team of elite military hackers who will do whatever it takes to protect their country and the women who enter their dark and dangerous world.

Ex–Air Force hacker Jace Adams is the best at what he does. There isn’t a system he can’t infiltrate or a country his team can’t topple. But when he finds Lena Morris, the woman he hates most in the world, on his doorstep, the last thing he wants to do is help her. Or is it really Lena?

Lindsey Morris can’t believe her twin sister, Lena, is missing, with only a cryptic text to find the man Lena once betrayed. But as easy as Jace is to look at, getting him to agree to help her find her sister is a lot harder. He refuses to put his team at risk, until they find out the enemy they’re facing may be one they have in common…

As Lindsey and Jace race against the clock to save her sister, their shaky truce begins to morph into a fire they can’t control. But their lack of trust might be exactly what gets them killed.


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My Review

I’m a huge Cherrie Lynn fan and the premise of DEADLOCK as well as the hacker element involved in the story line lured me in as soon as I read the blurb. The fact that the main characters, Jace Adams and Lindsey Morris, have a history, even if it’s complicated due to Lindsey’s twin sister’s deception and betrayal, is also an element of the story that intrigued me because I was eager to see how Lena’s past led to Jace’s hacker career as well as how his disdain for her attaches itself to Lindsey when she comes looking for Jace’s help when Lena goes missing.

I can’t say that I blame Jace for his mistrust of Lindsey; Lena, in some ways, ruined his life and forced him to traverse down a much different path than the one he would have chosen for himself, and while it’s clear he’s found a family among the members of this elite team, the person responsible for betraying him and almost costing him everything is not someone he’s likely to forgive or forget.

The path that Jace and Lindsey take to ‘more’ is not simple nor is it immediate; in fact, it’s never clear what their true feelings are for one another because there’s too much baggage, too much doubt that comes along with Lindsey’s twin’s actions, so while they come to a truce/common ground, their journey is one thwarted with doubt, distrust, and danger.

While DEADLOCK does have the romantic element, it is not truly solidified throughout the course of the story, and in my opinion, because it’s the first book in a series with overarching plot lines and the suspense involved in this story is more prominent than what happens between Jace and Lindsey, it’s difficult to completely buy into a relationship actually happening – one that would be able to survive Jace’s initial treatment of Lindsey, his team’s issues with her and her twin, and those enemies working against all of them.

Lynn’s Hacker World series is an interesting one, and even though, I found it difficult to connect to the main characters in DEADLOCK, I’m still intrigued by Jace and his team and what they seek to do on a daily basis, and I’m hoping to get more of Jace and Lindsey and what they grow to mean to each other throughout the series’ other stories.

3.5/4 Poison Apples

About the Author

New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Cherrie Lynn has been a CPS caseworker and a juvenile probation officer, but now that she has come to her senses, she writes contemporary and paranormal romance on the steamy side. It’s *much* more fun. She’s also an unabashed rock music enthusiast, and loves letting her passion for romance and metal collide on the page.

When she’s not writing, you can find her reading, listening to music or playing with her favorite gadget of the moment. She’s also fond of hitting the road with her husband to catch their favorite bands live.

Cherrie lives in East Texas with said husband and their two kids, all of whom are the source of much merriment, mischief and mayhem. You can visit her at or at the various social networking sites. She loves hearing from readers!

Facebook: /cherrielynnauthor
Twitter: /cherrielynn
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