Romance. Adventure. Thrills. Murder…
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 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.
"High octane, packed full of adventure, bodies falling from the sky and rising from the deep—who wouldn’t be gripped?'" Incy Black, author of Hard to Hold
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... ...more
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 off... ...more
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 gre... ...more
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 c... ...more
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! ...more
4.5 / 5 stars
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Samantha 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,... ...more
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... ...more
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 u... ...more
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 "accid... ...more
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 t... ...more
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 re... ...more
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... ...more
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 engagi... ...more
Romantic suspense, thrilling, and breathtaking...
This 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 re... ...more
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...a... ...more
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 hopef... ...more
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!
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Thrilling, exciting, and packed plum- full of action! I really enjoyed this romantic suspense from debut author Linda Bond. Definitely a must read. ...more
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! ...more
Loved this one!
Great feisty heroine and alpha hero who both fight through challenges and come out better and together on the other side. ...more
I love the story and characters. Love the suspense and the love that forms between Zack and Sam. Definitively recommend this book! ...more
Outstanding! Intelligent, fast-paced, wonderful characters! A winner all the way! ...more
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... ...more
Zach is a cop investigating the murder of his uncle who was killed on an adventure vacation. There have been several other deaths but no one has been able to link them together. On the first day another person is killed who was being videoed/interviewed by a hot little reporter named Samantha. Za... ...more
TV news reporter Samantha Steele’s job is on the line. She follows her friend and mentor on an adventure vacation, but when he dies from a skydiving fall, she is drawn into a murder investigation. Undercover police officer Zack’s uncle died during a previous vacation by the same company. Samantha... ...more