Review: Charlie Foxtrot by Lani Lynn Vale

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Posted September 3, 2015 in review Tags:

Review: Charlie Foxtrot by Lani Lynn ValeCharlie Foxtrot by Lani Lynn Vale
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Genres: Romantic Suspense
Also by this author: Execution Style, Coup de Grace, Right to my Wrong, Shock Advised, Hail No, Beard Mode, Lights To My Siren, Fear the Beard, I Like Big Dragons and I Cannot Lie , I'm Only Here for the Beard, Dragons Need Love, Too , Oh, My Dragon, Kevlar To My Vest , Keys To My Cuffs, Life To My Flight , Hissy Fit, Talkin' Trash, Lord Have Mercy, Hide Your Crazy, How About No, I'd Rather Not, Make Me, Sinners are Winners
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Foster made a promise in his hospital bed when his leg was taken from him that he’d get back to one hundred percent. Leg or no leg, he’d get back on the SWAT team if it killed him.And he does get back. But he has a problem.He can’t let go of the past.The anger burns deep, making his emotions volatile at the best of times.Then he meets Blake with her haughty attitude and inability to distinguish the difference between a pocket knife and a sword.Little by little, she makes him whole again, one bad joke at a time.She doesn’t see the revenge in his eyes, though. Doesn’t see the rage burning deep.Rage so pure and all encompassing, that he knows it’ll explode.It’s just a matter of time.What Foster doesn’t realize, though, is that the love that Blake has for him is enough to fight his demons, one kiss at a time.Foster never stood a chance.

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Charlie Foxtrot is the 2nd book in this series I have read. You can read these out of order so feel free to start with this one! I wasn’t as crazy about Execution Style so I was less than excited to read this book. I’m glad I gave it a shot though!! Blake is a likable character-you feel her hurt and it doesn’t come off as overly whiny or ‘oh poor me’. And Foster is great too! He is dealing with the trauma of his war wounds and trying to get his life back (and um, hello HOT COP! You really can’t go wrong!). Its all very believable. The book moves at a quick pace and I read it all in one sitting. In book 4, Execution Style, I felt that the story started off with a really traumatic event and for whatever reason, I just couldn’t get past it. So, I wasn’t sure what to expect from her other books. Would they be as shocking? Would the events in the story push so many buttons? I was relieved to find this book wasn’t as traumatic and I was able to read and enjoy the story. I don’t mind reading books where the MC has had a major trauma; however, you really have to be emotionally ready for that and I wasn’t. Charlie Foxtrot is different. While you have Foster dealing with some physical and emotional trauma from the loss of his leg, it supports the plot without being THE entire plot of the story. Blake’s story is the same; while her previous marriage didn’t last, it plays a part in the story without being the focus of the story. The story is about these two broken people fixing their lives and finding something they didn’t think they wanted or needed. Add in the suspense and you have a great plot that balances romance, backstory, and suspense!

You do get to see some of the characters from the previous books but only because they are on the SWAT team so it won’t affect your understanding at all. If you like romantic suspense, this is the perfect book to read! Because I enjoyed this book so much, I did go back and buy books 1, 2, and 3 in the series and am looking forward to them! I’m glad I found Lani Lynn Vale!

 

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