Series: Linear Tactical #11
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Setting: Oak Creek, WY
Also in this series: Cyclone, Eagle, Shamrock, Angel, Ghost, Shadow, Echo, Phoenix, Baby, Storm, 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, Echo, Phoenix, Baby, Storm, Scout, Code Name: Aries, Code Name: Virgo , Code Name: Libra, Texas Bodyguard: Luke, Hero Unbound
Gavin Zimmerman. Military codename: REDWOOD. This former Special Forces soldier will protect Oak Creek from any threat.
Even one that comes in the form of a delicate blonde with haunted eyes.
A tiny town in Wyoming and the fake ID in her pocket are Lexi Adam’s last chance. She's used her all her resources to escape the danger that hounds her. A danger the whole world would agree she brought on herself.
She just wants a chance to start over, to rest for a moment, but the town's upstanding and oh so sexy sheriff is determined to get to the truth behind her lies.
Even if it gets them both killed.
Redwood continues the Linear Tactical series with the story of Gavin “Redwood” and Lexi, aka Alexandra Adams. Lexi is on the run from her former life, previous mistakes, and a stalker. But, she is the girl who cried wolf so no one in law enforcement is willing to help. She shows up in Oak Creek with next to nothing and Gavin is suspicious.
Even though Lexi has made mistakes (and caused harm to others because of her choices), I didn’t dislike her. She is aware of how badly she messed up and is trying to build a life-not the fancy life she had, but a normal, hardworking life. Gavin has always been skeptical of newcomers and he is very skeptical of Lexi. However, they have chemistry and Gavin is torn between investigating her and sleeping with her.
There is the unknown threat that hangs over the story that keeps you in anticipation. Lexi has done a lot to hide her identity from her stalker, but with as much digging as Gavin does, she knows her time could wear out at any moment. In addition, there is the push/pull tension between Lexi and Gavin that draws readers in. Redwood will cause you to lose sleep for sure! Once I was sucked in, I didn’t want to put the book down!
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: a few; I really felt for Lexi
- Trope: on the run, secret identity
- Triggers: View Spoiler »Lexi was abused by her aunt/uncle « Hide Spoiler
- Series/Standalone: standalone within an interconnected series
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes « Hide Spoiler