Thursday, February 6, 2020

Book Review: Collateral Damage by Lynette Eason

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.

Bestselling author Lynette Eason is back with a new series that spans the globe and will have your heart working overtime.

My Review

Lynette Eason's previous novels have set the bar pretty high, and this book, the first in the Danger Never Sleeps series, does not disappoint.

The action begins immediately, and throughout the book, there are many heart-pounding moments.  I was very curious to find out how the events and people in Afghanistan were connected to the events and people in the U.S., and it was pretty amazing to find that out.

The author built sympathy for the characters immediately through their military experience, and the camaraderie that was developed through those shared experiences was exhibited throughout the book.  It was easy to root for the good guys in spite of their flaws.  I especially appreciated the compassion that Brook and Asher demonstrated to army widows and their children.  The bad guys were horrifically bad.

Men and women will both enjoy reading this book.  There is plenty of action and suspense, and the romance is genuine, but low-key compared to the dangerous situations that occur.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher, Revell, for review purposes.  The thoughts expressed here are my own.

About the Author

Lynette Eason is the bestselling author of Collateral Damage and Acceptable Risk, as well as Protecting Tanner Hollow and the Blue Justice, Women of Justice, Deadly Reunions, Hidden Identity, and Elite Guardians series. She is the winner of three ACFW Carol Awards, the Selah Award, and the Inspirational Reader's Choice Award, among others. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and has a master's degree in education from Converse College. Eason lives in South Carolina with her husband and two children. Learn more at www.lynetteeason.com.

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