Boots on the Ground by April Canavan

Posted March 31, 2021 in review Tags: , , , ,

Boots on the Ground by April CanavanBoots on the Ground by April Canavan
Pages: 338

Series: Birch Police Department #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: ARC
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I stayed away.
Even though it crushed me.
Because that’s what he wanted.
I distanced myself from the man I love.
I moved on, or so I told the world.
Went through the motions, and smiled when I wanted to cry.
Then chaos flashes into my life, destroying everything in its path.
It’s time to face facts.
Lincoln Hayes is the only one I trust.
The only one who keeps the nightmares at bay.

I love her.
Thoughts of her came with every bullet that flew past my head overseas.
Every night, I dream about her and what we could have had.
She’s the only reason I came home.
The reason I stay, even though the very sight of her is torture.
After my brother died in my arms, everything changed.
I’m damaged. Broken.
She deserves so much more than I could ever be.
I’ll forever want the life I can never have.
That doesn’t mean that I won’t watch her six.
Boots on the ground, active and ready.
I’ll take out any threat she faces.
No matter the cost… because I’m not strong enough to lose her again.

Fans of Lani Lynn Vale will LOVE Boots on the Ground by April Canavan! Hot, protective cops, funny secondary characters, and a good plotline!

Kennedy and Lincoln were in love. Then, he dropped her with no explanation. Kennedy was crushed and ended up in the arms of a Royal jerk. Everyone knows Kennedy and Linc belong together, including Kennedy and Linc, but Linc has baggage from him time in the military and feels he can’t give Kennedy the life she wants. God save us from men who think they know what’s best, right?

Linc has PTSD from his time in the military, and Kennedy has PTSD from her previous relationships. Both have kept this information totally private but finally begin to open up. I liked seeing them both finally admit there is no escaping what is clear-they are miserable without each other. There is some ex drama (Kennedy’s) that adds some tension; it isn’t that Kennedy would ever get back with him, its that he is a class A weasel and troublemaker.

Boots on the Ground delivers lovable characters (both main and secondary), a varied plot that feels more like a normal person’s life, and gives readers a range of emotions. If you like military romance, police romance, or just plain small town romance, Boots on the Ground is perfect!


  •   POV: dual 1st
  •   Tears: no
  •   Trope: police, ex-military, small town, second chance
  •   Triggers: View Spoiler »
  •   Series/Standalone: standalone (part of a series but I hadn’t read book 1 and it wasn’t a problem)
  •   Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »
  •   HEA: View Spoiler »

Conjugal Visits by Lani Lynn Vale, Much Ado About You by Samantha Young, Trusting Skylar by Susan Stoker…then you will probably like Boots on the Ground!

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