I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Eagle by Janie Crouch
Series: Linear Tactical #2
Also in this series: Cyclone
Published by Calamity Jane Publishing on October 30, 2018
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Also by this author: Cyclone
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He’s fighting for what’s right.
She’s fighting just to survive…
When former Special Forces soldier Finn Bollinger is asked to help with a deadly government mission, he’s up for the task. His job teaching survival skills to civilians at Linear Tactical keeps him sharp, and he can still handle himself in the field.
But the Army damn well didn’t teach Finn how to handle Charlotte Devereux. She’s back and she’s all sorts of bad news.
Charlotte can’t change the past. Can’t change the choices she made or the fact that they cost her everything. All she can do is endure the fallout. Even if that means putting her future in the hands of Finn, the man who has every right to want to destroy her.
And can in so many more ways than he thinks.
When the undercover mission goes impossibly wrong, they’ll all have to depend on Charlotte’s strength in order to survive. But everyone has a breaking point…
Eagle by Janie Crouch is the second book in the Linear Tactical series. I had the pleasure of reading Cyclone previously and loved every single minute of Anne and Zac’s story along with falling in love with all of the guys on the Linear Tactical team. So, it comes as no surprise that I was anxiously awaiting to get my greedy little hands on Eagle. This is the story of Finn and Charlotte who we met briefly in the first book of the series.
If you would like to catch up and read my review of Cyclone, you can find it Here.
Charlotte “Charlie” Devereux and Finn Bollinger have a history together. But, she walked out on Finn eight years ago and married someone else. Now, Charlotte is back in Oak Creek after her divorce and working as a tutor for children with special needs. This is how Finn and Charlotte first reconnect when she shows up to tutor his son, Ethan. Finn is none to happy and sends her on her way not wanting her anywhere close to his son. But, Charlie is desperate for this job and she is not the royal princess Finn thought she once was. Charlie is hiding secrets, the kind of secrets that has Finn curious enough to find out. Add in an undercover operation that ties in with Charlie seeing something she shouldn’t have and you have one hell of an explosive and action packed story.
Charlie is such an easy heroine to like. I may not agree with everything she has done, but I can understand why she left all those years ago. Charlie will do anything to protect the people she loves even if it means she has to suffer in the process. I really wish she could have been a little more forthcoming to Finn while they reconnected with each other, but Charlie is a strong person and keeps a lot of her feelings bottled up inside. So, I can see the love/hate between both of them as they never really talk about what happened right from the beginning. I have to say though their second chance romance would wonderfully paced and I never felt as if I was rushed through their story. I felt like they really took the time to get to know one another even through all of the secrets between them.
I really enjoyed the pacing of this story and felt the romance and action were both done in equal measure and I never felt like a part of the story was missing. There are some really bad guys willing to do anything to get what they want and when Charlie finds herself in their crosshairs, Finn will do anything to protect the woman he never stopped loving. I really was drawn in right from the beginning as I was really looking forward to their story after the brief introduction to Charlie in Cyclone. I stayed up half the night reading as I did not want to put this book down. I found myself heavily invested in finding out what happens as well as keeping up with the rest of the tactical team of hunky military men. Ugh! I really hope Dorian gets a story too. I just love the strong silent type.
Eagle is a highly charged romance blended with intense action that will keep you flipping the pages needing to find out what comes next. It is a second chance romance between two people you know are just right for one another. This is another great read by Janie Crouch and I am thoroughly looking forward to Aiden’s story next.