Series: Linear Tactical #7
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Also in this series: Cyclone, Eagle, Shamrock, Angel, Ghost, Shadow, Phoenix, Baby, Storm, Redwood, Scout
Also by this author: Special Forces Savior, Man of Action, Infiltration, Survival Instinct, Daddy Defender, Armed Response, In the Lawman's Protection, Cyclone, Eagle, Shamrock, Angel, Ghost, Calculated Risk, Security Risk, Shadow, Constant Risk, Risk Everything, Phoenix, Baby, Storm, Redwood, Scout, Code Name: Aries, Code Name: Virgo , Code Name: Libra, Texas Bodyguard: Luke, Hero Unbound
Sometimes the deepest scars are the ones that can't be seen.
Single mom Peyton Ward works three jobs to make ends meet. At Linear Tactical she’s surrounded by heroes on a regular basis…but none of them are hers. She thought she'd found one in Linear’s silent partner, and country music superstar, Cade Conner.
She was wrong.
Unintended wounds still cut as deep.
Cade may not work day to day operations at Linear, but he takes the mission of the company he helped create—teaching survival intelligence and self-defense skills to the people who need them most—seriously. And finding out he’s wounded Peyton in the worst way possible weighs on him.
So when danger on two separate fronts closes in on her, he will damn well be by her side. Making sure they survive so he can right his personal wrongs.
Echo is the 7th book in the Linear Tactical series, which doesn’t seem possible, but gives us the story of single mom Peyton and superstar Cade. This is a second chance romance and Crouch doesn’t let miscommunications get in the way. I appreciated the maturity Peyton showed in not hiding information. While the initial issue between these two was due to miscommunication, they were young an immature when it occurred and now that they are older, its handled in a more mature manner. I appreciated that because there was NO need to create unnecessary drama-llama.
If you have read the previous books, you have met Peyton and her daughter, You also know Peyton is working 3 jobs and barely making it. Cade isn’t one of the Linear Tactical guys. He is a financial backer. He isn’t a former special ops guy or anything like that. He comes from a life of privilege, while Peyton most certainly did NOT. You get glimpses into what happened in the past that inform the present but unlike the other books, this doesn’t focus entirely on a serious danger to a character. Echo is more a story of rebuilding relationships and this is a different turn for the series. There is a touch of danger in the very end of the story because, after all, this is a Linear Tactical book!
Jess and Ethan steal the show at times in Echo. I think these two are just too precious for words and I can’t wait to watch them grow up and get their own story!
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: no
- Trope: single mom, surprise baby
- Triggers: View Spoiler »Peyton was physically abused as a teen « Hide Spoiler
- Series/Standalone: stand alone within an interconnected series
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes « Hide Spoiler