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review 2018-08-20 23:04
Going Dark (The Lost Platoon #1) by Monica McCarty
Going Dark (The Lost Platoon) - Monica McCarty

 

 

*** ABOUT THE BOOK ***

 

Title: Going Dark (The Lost Platoon #1)

Author: Monica McCarty

Genre: Romantic Suspense

 

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*** BOOK BLURB ***

 

Like Rome's Lost Legion, a SEAL platoon goes on a mission and vanishes without a trace.

After walking into a trap on a covert op in Russia, the men from top secret SEAL Team Nine are presumed dead. Not knowing whom they can trust, and with war hanging in the balance, the survivors must go dark and scatter around the globe.

Marine ecologist Annie Henderson joins her new boyfriend on a trip to the Western Isles of Scotland to protest a hazardous offshore drilling venture. When she realizes that she may be swept up in something far more dangerous than she'd intended, there is only one man she can turn to...

She and the mysterious but sexy dive boat captain haven't exactly gotten off to the best start, but something about his quiet confidence makes her think that he's the kind of man she can depend on. Because he's gruff and guarded, she can tell Dan Warren has secrets. But she could never imagine how high the stakes are for him to keep his cover, even as he risks everything to protect her...

 

*** REVIEW ***

 

 

Going Dark was a high stakes non-stop action story that had some good military and romance elements.

 

I had several issues with this book. First off, it starts off with the botched mission. While it provided background on what happened, it was focused primarily on team member Brian Mruphy, who wasn’t the character the book was about. So I’m not sure why the book started off focused on him instead of the team member the book was actually about. Also a little too much filler for me in some chapters.

 

The relationship between the hero and heroine is best described as how opposites attract. Annie and Dean couldn't be more different, from their ideologies to their lives. But their attraction and relationship building was believable and a bit steamy.

 

While I’m curious about what really went wrong on the Russian op, I’m not sure if it’s enough to get me to read the next book in the series.

 

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review 2018-08-06 00:24
(Audiobook) Their Lost Daughters
Their Lost Daughters - Joy Ellis,Richard Armitage

I think if you'd seen any of my previous updates, then you'd know I was going to rate this book highly.

 

I listened to the Audible Studios production which featured Richard Armitage as narrator. I've said it before about other audiobooks he's narrated, but he's an absolutely fantastic narrator. He has a wide variety of accents and voices and he lends the right amount of gravitas to the non-dialogue parts of the prose. I could honestly listen to him narrate the phone book.

 

As to the writing itself, it was excellent. This book read like a really good British tv crime drama. In fact, it would make a really good British tv crime drama.

 

A teenage girl is found wandering the fens, and another teenage girl is found murdered. DI Jackman, DS Evans, and their team begin to investigate, while also investigating a cold case from nearly a decade ago involving a missing little girl.

 

As Jackman, Evans, and team investigate they have to navigate through many twists and turns as the cases uncover secrets bigger than anyone could have possibly imagined.

 

The characters are compelling, well written, and likeable, and I loved the Fenlands as a setting.

 

I highly recommend this book if you like British Crime books.

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text 2018-08-05 23:48
Reading progress update: I've read 100%.
Their Lost Daughters - Joy Ellis,Richard Armitage
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text 2018-07-30 00:03
Reading progress update: I've read 91%.
Their Lost Daughters - Joy Ellis,Richard Armitage

Holy crap...this is sooooo good!

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review 2018-07-29 15:14
Review: “A Love Song for the Sad Man in the White Coat” by Roe Horvat
A Love Song for the Sad Man in the White Coat - Roe Horvat

 

~ 5 STARS ~

 

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