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.Phoenix by Janie Crouch
Series: Linear Tactical #8
Also in this series: Cyclone
Published by Calamity Jane Publishing on March 10, 2020
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Also by this author: Cyclone
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Extreme sport sensation.
They’re all labels Riley Harrison—known to the world as Phoenix—wears as easily as the tattoos covering his body.
But it’s his role as undercover operative for Linear Tactical’s kidnap and ransom unit that makes his blood sing. Riley uses his celebrity status to help infiltrate locations and situations nobody else can get into.
In. Out. The fight is usually over before the bad guys know it’s begun or that Riley was involved.
But his skills and celebrity status won’t help when he discovers the woman he loves is keeping unbearable secrets and in a danger he never could’ve imagined.
She wants Riley to stay far away from her.
That’s not going to happen.
But he’ll have to be willing to lose everything to save her. To save them.
Phoenix will learn you have to burn before you can rise.
Once again, Janie Crouch has written another outstanding installment in the Linear Tactical series. I am not one for multiple books in a long series as I tend to only like some of the books and find the rest of the series just drags on. This is not the case here. Crouch has had me hooked from book one and I just can’t get enough of the smoking hot Linear Tactical guys.
Book eight in the series, Phoenix, is a little bit different from the first seven books and focuses primarily on Boy Riley and Girl Riley who already have an established relationship and have been dating for the past three years. Boy Riley Harrison is a well known celebrity adventurer and sports sensation. Girl Riley Wilde is a nurse in Oak Creek, Wyoming and friends with many of the guys on the Linear Tactical team and their wives/girlfriends. When Girl Riley breaks up with Boy Riley unexpectedly, Boy Riley does everything in his power to come home to show the only woman he has ever loved that they are right for each other. But Girl Riley is holding on to a secret, one that will take a huge toll on their relationship. Can their love beat all of the odds against them?
I really love how Crouch can easily switch up her books so easily to one that focuses mainly on the relationship between boy and girl Riley. I am so used to all the action and suspense right from the get-go, but it is refreshing to see a more character driven story as well. Don’t get me wrong there is still some action and suspense in the mix with most taking part towards the ending. As always, it is quite intense and keeps you on the edge of your seat.
I really loved boy Riley and girl Riley in this story and I truly get it. I understand how hard of a decision girl Riley had to make and why she felt it was necessary to break up with boy Riley, the only man she has ever loved. I also love how hard boy Riley fought for his girl and his determination in winning her back never letting her forget how much he loves her and how good they are together as a couple. This really was a great love story between two characters who have so much love and respect for one another. At the heart of this story is a great love story and I wanted their happy ending to happen quickly!
I am so glad this series is NOT ending and hopefully won’t be for a very very long time. I just can’t get enough of these Linear Tactical guys and I have made every single one of them my book boyfriends! I am not greedy! Okay maybe I am and I am NOT sharing! Up next is Baby’s story and I, for one, just cannot wait!
If you love romantic suspense books with action as hot as love stories then you will never go wrong with a Janie Crouch book. If you have not started this series yet, what are you waiting for? Geez! Go Go Go!