A delightful and heartfelt, ardent yet sweet, definitely entertaining tale of lost love reignited in the midst of family chaos and grandma in trouble.
Prepare yourself with plenty of time and hydration as you start to read this novel, it is unputdownable, fun, emotional, passionate, intense, with a taste of danger and a dash of suspense. It is all those things I love about a great romance novel, it testifies to the deep emotions that the right one ignites again no matter the time passed in between you, it shows the importance and the dysfunction of a family, the good sides and the crazy mess, yet without them, we would be lost.
The connection between Hadley Dalton and Leyton Jameson is one hot sizzling, tangible force. I loved how they reconnected as soon as their eyes met. Yet it was real, it was raw and powerful, and passionate, and they swept me off my feet, for sure.
Hadley is a strong woman. She is not perfect; there are mistakes she has made, there are losses she has faced, the pain and hurt are still strong, yet she is making it, one day at the time. I liked her, I admired her, and I cheered for her, and I swooned for the way Leyton Jameson knew exactly when to support her, when to listen to her, when to protect her, and when to let her deal with her stuff while having her back. I have loved all the Jameson brothers but Layton, he's something special.
Another delightfully delicious family saga from Ms. Fossen that swipes the readers off their feet, makes them laugh and smile, and sigh and even tear up, bringing all the feels and troubles a family can face mixed with all the joy and jubilee one can experience.
An entertaining and satisfying read - like the whole series has been - that I can highly recommend.
~ Five Spoons
Scout as a novella packed so more punch, it had more development, heat, and freshness both on the action side as well on the relationship and romance side than some novels do. And now we get an extended novel-length of a story for Nadine and Wyatt and five spoons are not nearly enough to rate their story that still felt fresh and enticing and exciting.
This story is an absolutely delightfully ardent, riveting, endearing tale that captivated my mind and heart.
I adored Nadine, she is one of those characters you want to be friends with. She has her hurdles, she is not the cookie-cutter romance novel heroine, she is even better: she is like one of us readers! She struggles with her size, she was doing social distancing before it was a thing, yet she has strength, she is smart, she is capable, she is a sweetheart with a caring, generous heart. She is just the kind of relatable, strong, lovable, and able heroine that Janie Crouch writes so well, and those ladies are one of the reasons why I love her books.
And I couldn't imagine a better mate to Nadine than Wyatt. Just the fact that they have been penpal's for a year won me over, because while corresponding by writing you get to know the other person on a completely different, deeper level than with casual meetings in busy places while dating. They have a solid, deep foundation to start to build upon and the palpable attraction between them sizzles.
Without a fail, I loved every moment of this compelling, high-tempo, gripping tale of fighting for your life and for your future in the mids of intense suspense and ardent romance.
The Linear Tactical series is a must-read for romantic suspense readers!
~ Five Spoons!
"Passion that leaps right off the page." - Romantic Times Book Reviews
USA TODAY 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 coveted RITA© Award by the Romance Writers of America.
Janie 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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