Collateral Damage by Lynette Eason
Book 1 of Danger Never Sleeps series
Publisher: Revell/Baker Publishing Group
Length: 320 pages
Genre: Romantic Suspense/Christian Fiction
Acquired from Revell Reads Blogger List
Release Date: January 7, 2020
Honorably discharged from the Army after an explosion nearly killed her, former military psychiatrist Brooke Adams has set up shop to help others–but her days of helping military personnel are over. She’s got her own battles to fight from her time overseas, and she’s not equipped to take on more. Former Army Special Ops Sergeant First Class Asher James could handle anything that war sent his way–terrorists, bombs, bullets. The only thing that scares him now is sleep. As the shadows close in, the nightmares begin.
Finally convinced that he needs help, Asher makes an appointment with a counselor, and Brooke is pressed by her boss to take him on. When he arrives at her office she isn’t there–but a dead body is. Brooke is devastated when she walks in, and Asher is a conveniently strong shoulder to cry on. But she can’t take him on as a client after sharing such an intimate and unprofessional moment, can she? And he’s not sure he can handle sharing his deepest fears with such a beautiful woman.
When it becomes clear that Brooke was the real target of the attack–and that her secrets go even deeper than his own–Asher vows to protect her no matter what.
**Thank you Revell Reads for providing me a complimentary copy!**
Collateral Damage is a definite page-turner! As I was reading, I became so absorbed with the characters’ actions in every scene. Brooke and Asher are two individuals brought together through the circumstances of war and trauma. The story progresses as their war-time experiences converge in the normally safe environment of home, now heavily complicated.
I found this story very fast-paced, as the mysteriously dangerous figures in the book kept me in suspense, along with guessing who may be the one out for Brooke’s life. The twist in the book occurs before the mystery is revealed, but its weight carries the shocking consequence of the key players through the end.
Collateral Damage falls under the Christian Fiction genre. Occasionally, Brooke and the other characters reach out to a higher power when enduring extreme difficulty. The feeling of having faith at all times accompany these individuals throughout the story. It’s the gentle message of reaching out to a higher power in times of conflict that I greatly appreciated.
If you love a book with mystery and suspense, then Collateral Damage is the book for you!
Rating: 4/5 Stars