Book Review: Collateral Damage
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I got the pleasure of reading Collateral Damage by Lynette Eason. Guys, this was another book I could not put it down! I read the entire book in one day and was willing to forgo sleep just to know how the book would end. If you are a fan of anything military related, this book is for you.
About the Author: Award-winning, best-selling author, Lynette Eason writes for Harlequin's Love Inspired Suspense line and for Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. Her books have hit the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists and have won numerous awards such as the prestigious Carol Award, the Selah, the Daphne, the IRCC award and more. Lynette is married, has two children, and lives in Greenville, SC. You can find Lynette and more of her books at https://lynetteeason.com
About the Book:Honorably discharged from the Army after an explosion nearly killed her, former military psychiatrist Brooke Adams has set up shop to help others--but her days of helping military personnel are over. She's got her own battles to fight from her time overseas, and she's not equipped to take on more. Former Army Special Ops Sergeant First Class Asher James could handle anything that war sent his way--terrorists, bombs, bullets. The only thing that scares him now is sleep. As the shadows close in, the nightmares begin.
Finally convinced that he needs help, Asher makes an appointment with a counselor, and Brooke is pressed by her boss to take him on. When he arrives at her office she isn't there--but a dead body is. Brooke is devastated when she walks in, and Asher is a conveniently strong shoulder to cry on. But she can't take him on as a client after sharing such an intimate and unprofessional moment, can she? And he's not sure he can handle sharing his deepest fears with such a beautiful woman.
When it becomes clear that Brooke was the real target of the attack--and that her secrets go even deeper than his own--Asher vows to protect her no matter what.
My Review: This was such a fun read. Immediately Lynette builds suspense with an explosion. The rest of the book you find yourself being pulled in and out of stories filled with different twists. There is always a sense of danger and it seems that at any moment one of the main characters could be taken out. Oh, and did I mention there is a bit of romance? It's well done and the characters seem to fall for each other naturally.
The final twist in the story had me on the edge of my seat and it was something I did not see coming at all. This book was well written; each character was likable and well developed. The author seemed very knowledgeable about war and military life. Her writing helps you to picture what it was like in the Middle East; you can hear the humvees, see the soldiers on patrol, hear the sound of gunfire and bombs. I felt I was right in the middle of the story. I really enjoyed the book and plan on picking up more of Lynette's work. This was truly a pleasure to read.
Thanks so much for reading my review!
Until next time!