Series: The Lost Platoon #2
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Setting: Washington, D.C.
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also in this series: Going Dark
Also by this author: Going Dark
A hunt for dangerous secrets leads to explosive chemistry in this exhilarating romantic suspense novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Going Dark.
A team of Navy SEALs go on a mission and disappear without a trace--they are The Lost Platoon.
Investigative reporter Brittany Blake may have stumbled upon the story of a lifetime in her search for her missing brother. When he seemingly disappears overnight, she refuses to accept the Navy's less-than-satisfying explanation. She begins her own investigation, which leads her to top-secret SEAL teams, covert ops, and a possible cover up...
John Donovan is having trouble biding his time, waiting for his Commanding Officer to figure out who set up their platoon. John's best friend and BUD/S partner, Brandon Blake, was one of the many lives tragically lost in the attack against his team. When Brandon's sister, Brittany, tracks John down, looking for answers, he realizes that she may be their best bet--or bait--for finding out who is targeting SEAL Team Nine.
Off the Grid continues the story of the survivors of the “Lost Platoon” with John, aka Dynomite, and Brittany. John was hiding out as a ski instructor in Finland when he was tasked with convincing Brittany to stop her articles about the lost platoon. Brittany can’t give up on finding out what happened to her brother, Brandon. They had a falling out years before and hadn’t been close, but she knows she has to find out the truth. Obviously, with the identity of the person/persons who sabotaged the SEAL team still unknown, Brittany is digging into dangerous territory for herself and the survivors who are still in hiding.
John is such a manwhore. He and Brittany have a little history and his behavior is just icky. I’m not a fan of the hero who has slept with so many women everyone in his life jokes about it. That does not endear him to me. I admired Brittany’s pluck and determination to get the story, but sometimes she was just making BAD decisions. Decisions that were likely to get her killed or abducted. She isn’t a naive girl, so her behavior sometimes was maddening. There was also a side plot of sorts with Colt and Kate. I REALLY didn’t care for Colt. What a douche.
While I wasn’t a huge fan of Britt or John, the plot is interesting! Trying to figure out who wants to silence Britt, who is helping her, and who is behind all of it was interesting. Because the story is told in 3rd person, the focus isn’t always John and Britt, which actually worked well for me. If you like espionage, government conspiracy, and world travel, Off the Grid might appeal to you!
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: no
- Trope: military, secret identity, brother’s best friend
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: stand alone within an interconnected series
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- HEA: View Spoiler »yes « Hide Spoiler