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Patrician (Secret of Alba Book 2) by [Winsemius, Lindsey]
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Jay is the enemy; an agent of the empire that killed her brother and threatens her home. He always completes his mission, but he's never had a mission quite like her...

Lina is a Patrician, brilliant but sheltered. She's always played it safe. Until now.

Lina is devastated by the loss of her brother. He died a war hero, but that is little comfort. Pushing away her family and friends, she cares nothing for the future. But the kind words and comforting embrace of Jay, her handsome gardener, break through the walls she’s built and gives her hope of a new life.

Lina’s life takes a dramatic turn as she becomes a pawn in the same war that killed her brother. Jay is not the gentle worker he appears. She finds herself taken captive by the man she trusted, forced across the continent devastated by wars, and thrust into the middle of the battle waging between two of the new America’s most powerful nations.

Can Lina and Jay ever learn to trust one another? Because the fate of both their nations may depend on the two of them working together to overcome the real enemy…

In this exciting sequel to Reaper, return to the west coast city of Alba, a place of assassins, secrets, and romance.

About the Author

Lindsey Winsemius learned from a young age that books hold the key to new worlds. As a young adult, she was often caught with forbidden romance novels under her mattress. She lives in Grand Haven, Michigan with her husband and two young children.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 846 KB
  • Print Length: 257 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0692598677
  • Publisher: ApogeeINVENT (Feb. 5 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01AR5A0Z2
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5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting sequel that is captivating, fast-paced (you won't put it down!), and wonderfully written! Feb. 13 2016
By Anonymous - Published on
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"Patrician" is the sequel to "Reaper," and it was overall an excellent sequel and an exciting book in the series. Whereas "Reaper" focused on the relationship between Aerina and Marcus, "Patrician" focuses primarily on the story of Lina, Aerina's best friend. We still get to hear about Aerina and Marcus, which is great because I really liked those characters (and it is interesting to hear what happens to them).

Similar to "Reaper," this story jumps right into an exciting storylinw. Lina, who is distraught that her brother died and is unsure of what truly happened to him, turns to her gardener, Jay, for comfort. There is immediately romantic attraction between them, but we quickly learn that Jay is a spy and a part of the Southern Empire sent to help acquire the Technology. Lina mistakenly puts her trust in Jay, and he captures her to take back with him to the Southern Empire (for reasons I will not disclose so as not to give away too much!). As Jay takes her as a prisoner back to the Southern Empire along with several other side characters (who I will add are colorful characters that are fun to read), their relationship becomes more complicated. Again, I won't give away too many details, but it is a complex development because not only do they grow in their relationship with one another, they also grow individually as characters in different ways. Both Lina and Jay discover much about themselves throughout the book that forces them to re-evaluate their own lives. Although Lina's character arc felt very strong and was easy to relate to, Jay's character arc was a bit more challenging to follow. It was more challenging mainly because there were times when I was unsure if his motives were innocent or more manipulative. This uncertainty also made it slightly more difficult to feel the strength of his and Lina's relationship throughout the book. In fairness, I did find myself comparing their relationship to Marcus and Aerina's relationship, which was quite strong, so my reaction should be taken with a grain of salt. The author still does a tremendous job of building Jay and Lina's relationship and showing that their individual character development is inextricably linked to their relationship development. In addition, the uncertainty that came with Jay's character ended up working as more of a positive in the book, because it often left me on the edge of not knowing what to expect next from his character, which was really exciting!

There were also a number of other colorful characters in this book that really added to my enjoyment. Some of these characters included the those that traveled on the journey to the Southern Empire, the President of the Southern Empire, and some of the President's children. They added additional complexity to the series and made for some humorous moments. Building on the first book, there was also much more description about what happened to the United States and how Alba and the rest of the societies came to be. These descriptions helped me to better visualize what this world might look like. It was fun to travel to the Southern Empire in the book, because it offered the reader a chance to learn about an entire new region of the country and what has become of it.

Overall, the author does an excellent job of captivating my interest in this wonderfully written sequel. There is a lot of nonstop action that makes it difficult to put the book down. It was a great sequel to the first book, and it left me feeling significant anticipation for the next book in the series. I look forward to reading the third book and hope that she continues to build on these stories and characters. Definitely read "Patrician" - I highly recommend it!
5.0 out of 5 stars Not just another romance novel! April 7 2016
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Like romance? Like adventure? Then you'll love The Patrician, the second book in The Secret of Alba series. This follow up to The Reaper introduced two new lead characters and gave insight into the Southern Empire, their leader and of course their soldier "The Wolf" - who sparks a steamy romance with an unsuspected Patrician. A great read featuring a strong female character, suspense, romance- I couldn't put it down! Looking forward to the third book in this series, The Outsider and future titles from an on-fire new author Lindsey Winsemius.
5.0 out of 5 stars Romance, Danger, and Adventure! Feb. 25 2016
By Jennifer L. - Published on
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This book picks up right where the first one left off, but this time the story is more focused on Lina and Jay (a new character, who will stop at nothing to make Lina his.) Aerina and Marcus are still in this as minor characters, so we get to keep up with their story as well. It's a coming of age tale about Lina and how how extreme circumstances can make or break someone. It's full of action so no filler material is needed. If you've read the first one, this is a must read!
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Dystopian Read! Feb. 26 2016
By Fiona J Brady - Published on
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The second installment of the Secret of Alba series was wonderfully written and this reader is looking forward to book 3. It continues with Aerina's friend, Lina and her struggle with her brother's death. If you haven't read the first book,'s free in Kindle Unlimited. Enjoy :D
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars March 14 2016
By D. Stapleton - Published on
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I really like this series.