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.Ghost by Janie Crouch
Series: Linear Tactical #5
Also in this series: Cyclone
Published by Calamity Jane Publishing on May 21, 2019
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Also by this author: Cyclone
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Everyone eventually breaks under torture.
It’s a truth elite solider and government agent Dorian Lindstrom, codename Ghost, knows firsthand. His body may have recovered from what was done to him in that Afghani prison six years ago, but his mind…not quite so much.
He’s seeing dead people.
Grace Brandt, government codename Wraith, knows her past can’t be forgiven. She has stayed “dead” for as long as she could, but now the forces she’s been fighting, the secrets slowly suffocating her, won’t stay hidden any longer.
And the man she helped break—the man she's always loved—is the only one who can stop the danger threatening them all.
When it comes to keeping the people he loves safe, including the one who thinks she’s not worthy of it, there is no danger—past, present or future—Dorian won’t battle.
The Ghost will rise.
Gosh, I don’t even know what to say about this story other than it was freaking AMAZING! I have been desperately anticipating Ghost’s story ever since I read the first book in Janie Crouch’s Linear Tactical series and this is hands down the best yet by Crouch.
Dorian “Ghost” Lindstrom is an integral member of the Linear Tactical team, but he has demons inside of himself that cause him to go away for months at a time in the woods to be alone. Six years ago he witnessed the love of his life, Grace killed in an explosion and quickly after found himself captured and held in an Afghani prison and tortured for forty-one days and since then he has been suffering from a severe case of PTSD. While his body may have healed his mind didn’t quite follow suit and now Dorion does not know what to make of the sixth sense he has that Grace may still be alive after all of this time. Who else would be tracking him in the woods using Grace’s signature bow and arrow, but how could that be possible when he witnessed her death all of those years ago?
Grace, code-named Wraith, survived the explosion six years ago and has been “dead” ever since, that is until members of her special ops team were being murdered one by one. Dorian was also a member of the same team and Grace did not know if at first she could trust him or not, but watching him in the woods for the past month made Grace realize that Dorian is no killer. When she makes herself known to Dorian, they both stop at nothing to catch a killer among their ranks. Grace and Dorian need to work fast before the killer strikes again, but there are secrets that Grace is hiding……secrets that have the power to destroy them both.
I will admit I was a bit nervous about Grace being the heroine of this story, but I am so glad Janie Crouch took the character of Grace and turned her into such a perfect match for Dorian. They have both done things in their past that they are not proud off and they are both tortured souls trying to live the best way they know how. I don’t think any other heroine could have matched or understood what Dorian was going through except for Grace. Grace has the wit, strength and personal background similar to Dorian’s which made their coming together even stronger in terms of chemistry. Their chemistry together is completely off the charts. It is hot and steamy and they both love with such passion and understanding.
Ghost really lived up and quite honestly surpassed all of my expectations with a to die for hero and an action packed storyline that had me up till 5am reading because I could not put this book down for any reason. The story is dark, much darker that the previous books in the series. There is a killer taking out most of the special ops team and Crouch leads us on a merry chase trying to figure out who is behind it all. There are so many twists that will leave you guessing almost right up until the end. The mystery is weaved between a second chance romance that will burn through the pages and keep you up way late until the evening reading.
Ghost is an action packed and emotional story full of turbo charged scenes, page turning twists, and a second chance romance you can’t help but fall in love with. I am so so so glad this is not the last book in the series and I am definitely highly anticipating the next in line. At this point, I never want the series to end! I can pretty much guarantee that the next story will be another five star read from me as well.