Review: Shamrock by Janie Crouch (Linear Tactical #3)


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

Consider me officially addicted to bestselling author Janie Crouch's Linear Tactical series. It's three for three and I confess that I squeed in delight when I realized that what I had originally thought was a trilogy actually has two more books still to come in the new year. Totally doing a fist pump once again. I mean, come on, how can one not form an addiction of some sort on the men that comprise this group that put their own lives on the line order to protect many others and will stop at nothing to make sure that each mission has been accomplished? With the third full-length novel, Crouch has solidified herself as one of my top and favorite author re-discoveries of this year.

Shamrock kicks off with twenty-two-year-old Violet Collingwood forced to come to terms with the fact that she's been kidnapped while also trying to keep her wits about her. She knows her older brother, Gabe, won't rest until he finds a way to get her back. Hope, however, comes in the form of a man named Aiden Teague. He may have been forced to leave her behind the two times their paths crossed, but he refuses to strike out, fearing the worst. When Violet is rescued from the human trafficking ring that took her, she refuses to remain a victim. She's going after what she wants--whether that be leaving behind her engineering career to open a bakery or making it clear to the thirty-three-year-old former member of Special Forces that she wants him. Resisting Violet is futile, but his defenses around her may be down, will Aiden and Linear Tactical be prepared when danger resurfaces once again?

The men of Linear Tactical have continued to reach my expectations, but Violet? Well, she exceeded them, turning out to be an absolute revelation here. She endured a heck of a lot while in captivity, but she coped as well as could be expected, using her own coping mechanisms in order to hopefully not come out of her ordeal too damaged. She wasn't vulnerable but she did have an air of vulnerability about her that showed she was human but she also had a great deal of strength and fortitude. Aiden may have been considered lucky--thus his nickname of "Shamrock"--but the man knew when to take risks, whether it be with his heart or his life for the sake of Violet, and for that alone, he was already a winner in my eyes. I need more Linear Tactical ASAP! Five stars for Shamrock. ♥

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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

Shamrock (book three) - five stars - My Review (posted above)

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Release Date: 04 December 2018

Date Read: 03 December 2018

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