Series: Linear Tactical #11.5
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Also in this series: Cyclone, Eagle, Shamrock, Angel, Ghost, Shadow, Echo, Phoenix, Baby, Storm, Redwood
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, Redwood, Code Name: Aries
Linear Tactical’s Wyatt Highfield is running for his life with intel that will break up a human trafficking ring.
The last thing he wants is to bring danger to Nadine Macfarlane’s door. The gentle beauty has been through enough, and has the scars—physical and emotional—to prove it.
But she’s his only option.
Trying to heal from wounds caused by trusting the wrong person, Nadine has spent the past year hiding from nearly everyone. The only exception has been her online relationship with Wyatt. So when they meet face-to-face by sheer chance, she thinks it’s a sign from the universe that it’s time to start living.
Not that it’s time to start dying.
As Wyatt’s secret comes out, Nadine realizes she has to face the past in order to save the future.
USA Today and Publisher's Weekly bestselling author Janie Crouch brings you that perfect blend of heart-melting romance with a side of danger. A protective alpha hero who'll show the woman he loves he's not afraid of her scars.
SCOUT was first released as part of the Danger & Desire box set, but has been expanded for this edition. It contains no cliffhanger, no cheating, and a HEA guaranteed—come escape reality for a little while!
If you have read Survival Instinct, you will be familiar with the heroine of Scout; but no worries if you haven’t read it! Nadine suffered at the hand of a crazy ex boyfriend and has become a recluse. Crouch does a good job of portraying the varying symptoms of those who struggle with PTSD.
Wyatt, aka Scout, is part of the Linear Tactical team. He met Nadine when she was at her lowest point, but he has never seen her in a poor light. When he is running from bad guys, he ends up at Nadine’s. It is not the reunion he had in mind, and now they are both in danger.
Nadine’s trauma happened a couple years prior to this story, so you are seeing someone who has physically healed but is struggling with the mental health aspect of survival. I thought her story was well done. She wants to reclaim parts of her life, but she is struggling with self image doubt, fear, etc. Wyatt was a good hero for her-as a member of the Linear tactical team he is certainly well equipped to help Nadine feel safe. However, he also brings trouble with him! These two were good for each other and I enjoyed their story. There is a wonderful bonus epilogue that readers of the LT series will certainly enjoy!
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: no
- Trope: on the run
- Triggers: View Spoiler »Nadine’s past includes a near death experience caused by a boyfriend that might be difficult for some readers « Hide Spoiler
- Series/Standalone: standalone
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes « Hide Spoiler