I hope your week is cruising along! Today I’m sharing my thoughts on Lynette Eason’s Collateral Damage. It’s the first book in her new series, Danger Never Sleeps. Have you read it yet? If so, be sure to let me know what you thought!
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.
Lynette Eason has another winner. Collateral Damage starts off with a bang and keeps you guessing the entire time you read. I loved the suspense in it, the military aspect–hello! former AF vet here–, and of course, the romance.
The suspense comes out of nowhere, but stays ever present as the story moves along. And the romance between Asher and Brooke was so sweet. It was a slow burn imo and wonderfully integrated between the suspense and guessing of who the ultimate bad guy was.
And I have a whole lot to say about the bad guy, but I’ll refrain to keep these free of spoilers. Suffice it to say, you need this book in your TBR pile.
What’s even better is that this is just a start to a new series. While I’ll read standalones, series have my heart because I know I’ll get to catch up on character friends.
All in all, a great start to a new series.
*Thanks to my local library for feeding my reading addiction.
About the Author
Lynette Eason is the best-selling, award winning author of almost fifty books including the Women of Justice series, the Deadly Reunions series, the Hidden Identity series, the Elite Guardians series and the Blue Justice series. She writes for Revell and for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense line. Her books have appeared on the CBA, ECPA, and Publisher’s Weekly bestseller lists. She has won several awards including the Carol Award, the IRCC award, the Selah, and the Christian Retailing’s Best 2017 Award. She placed in the top ten in the James Patterson 2016 co-writer contest. The movie, Her Stolen Past, based on Lynette’s novel, aired February 2, 2018 on the Lifetime Movie Network. Lynette is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), Romance Writers of America (RWA), Mystery Writers of America (MWA), International Thriller Writers (ITW), and Faith, Hope, and Love (FHL) chapter of RWA as well as the Kiss of Death (KOD) chapter.