Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Release Blitz & Review - Eagle (Linear Tactical Series #2) - Janie Crouch

Title: Eagle
A Linear Tactical Standalone

Author: Janie Crouch
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: October 30, 2018


Finn Bollinger.
Military codename: EAGLE.
A single dad, a
warrior, a hero.

For Charlotte Devereux he's also the man whose heart she broke years
before. And now, he's her only chance for survival.

When former Special Forces soldier Finn Bollinger is asked to help with
an undercover 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

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 Finn's undercover mission goes impossibly wrong, he'll have to
depend on Charlotte's strength in order to survive. But everyone has a
breaking point.

He's fighting
for what's right.
She's fighting
just to survive... 

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This is the second book in the Linear Tactical series. I had the pleasure of reading Cyclone as an ARC as well as Eagle. While this is the second in the series, it can also be read as a stand alone. Once again, this is a great read about second chance romance.

We were introduced to Charlotte and Finn in book one. These two characters have a lot of past to get over to get to their futures. I enjoyed the way this book tied in so nicely to the first book. I enjoyed seeing how the secrets that were kept and the past that kept popping up interacted with the present of these two characters. These two shared such a passion in high school and college, and it pops up again, but with the beauty of age and wisdom. Everyone deserves a second chance! It's even better when you throw in a bit of military mystery and intrigue.

Finn is just such an awesome guy. Best dad ever working so hard for his son to overcome his young past and special education needs. Plus, he's just a hot ex-military guy with an alpha streak a mile wide. Of course, he's got his issues getting over his past. Charlotte is a great special education specialist. She's a woman on a mission to be self sufficient and help her family. But she's having trouble being truthful and make it all work. Charlie and Finn were once in a white hot passionate relationship and they have to work out how to reconcile that past with the secrets and needs of their current lives.

I loved how the first book set up their relationship. But even without reading that, you get that the two have a serious past in the first chapter! They start out with a prejudiced type of civility towards each other that borders on love/hate. You can tell they have a past, and while it was fantastic, it flash-banged out... But they still have an underlying care for each other that comes out and creates a slow burn start to the new phase to their relationship.
I love reading Janie Crouch! The dialogue is witty and well done. The characters work well together and mesh to create a cohesive family and intricate story line. Finn and Charlie's story sucked me in and I read it in one fell swoop one night. There was such a creative mix of hardworking characters, just enough alpha ex- military manly men, with soft spoken hard working women and adorable little Ethan! 

Conclusion - Recap how you felt about the book. Will you read other books by this author? Would you recommend this book to others? Final thoughts on book. 
I loved this book. Maybe even more than Cyclone. I'm not a huge mystery, espionage fan; but this was just the right amount to keep you guessing and involved in not only the romance, but the whole Linear Tactical team. Can't wait for Shamrock!

Favorite Quotes:

“You and I being within a fifty-foot radius of one another may very well be a mistake”

“Forgiveness was a tricky thing. It wasn't like a switch you flipped, and bam, one day someone just decided to forgive someone else. It was a constant process.”

“You made the best decisions you could with the information you had. You acted when it was needed. That's what counts.”

“You and me, no matter what.”

Star Ratings:
Plot = 5/5 
Characters = 5/5 
Heat = 5/5 
Writing Style = 5/5 
Overall Rating = 5/5

Author Bio

bestselling author Janie Crouch writes what she loves to read: passionate
romantic suspense.  She is a winner and/or finalist of multiple
romance literary awards including the Golden Quill Award for Best Romantic
Suspense, the National Reader’s Choice Award, and the RITA© Award by the
Romance Writers of America.

recently relocated with her husband and their four teenagers to Germany (due to
her husband's job as support for the U.S. Military), after living in Virginia for
nearly 20 years. When she's not listening to the voices in her head—and even
when she is—she enjoys engaging in all sorts of crazy adventures (200-mile
relay races; Ironman Triathlons, treks to Mt. Everest Base Camp)
traveling, and movies of all kinds. 

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