Review: Eagle by Janie Crouch (Linear Tactical #2)


Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Give Me Books Promotions.

Janie Crouch is fast becoming one of my favorite re-discoveries this year. Yep, you read that right: rediscovery. I take note of her writing when I first read it a couple or so years ago, but that was as part of multi-authored effort. Now, she's front and center, and while I know I've missed out on a whole lot of books that she's written in the past, I'm just glad that I was able to start this newest series of hers and am now happily addicted to all things Linear Tactical. The first novel, Cyclone, impressed me immensely, and this second effort lived up to all my expectations.

Eagle is a second chance love story with the kind of romantic suspense that the author is known for. It kicks off with the return of Charlotte Deveraux to the one place she considered home--Oak Creek, Colorado. It's been eight years since she left the town and everyone in it behind as the bride of someone other than the guy she--and the rest of the people of Oak Creek--thought she would spend the rest of her life with. She may have left Oak Creek seen as a pampered princess, but her homecoming has her more as a pauper desperate for a chance to start over.

Finn Bollinger's loves his work with Linear Tactical but it's his seven-year-old son, Ethan, that he lives for. He would do absolutely anything for his boy, so when a private tutor is suggested in order to help Ethan cope with his learning disabilities, Finn wants the best that come be recommended. The last thing he expects, however, is to have the girl who broke his heart be that highly recommended tutor. She was once his Charlie, but she chose to marry someone else, leaving him reeling. He wouldn't trust Charlie with his heart again, what more his son. Right?

From the romance to the suspense, I loved how Janie Crouch balanced the tension necessary for both elements while also making this a story that wasn't bogged down with too many complexities or distractions. This was both a smart and sexy read, but there was also a great deal of heart to it, thanks in large part to Finn's relationship with Ethan and Charlie trying to find her own brand of redemption. Just like the book before it, Eagle can very much be enjoyed as a standalone, but I'm recommending you read the books in order anyway. I'm giving this one five stars. ♥

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Read my reviews for the Linear Tactical series:


Cyclone (book one) - five stars - My Review

Eagle (book two) - five stars - My Review (posted above)

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Release Date: 30 October 2018

Date Read: 30 October 2018

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