Contemporary Fiction · Suspense

Collateral Damage by Lynnette Eason. A Review

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.
Bestselling author Lynette Eason is back with a new series that spans the globe and will have your heart working overtime.
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My Thoughts

My final conclusion is wow!!!
This sure was an interesting story and I definitely didn’t want it to end. The book held me captive from beginning to end.
I sure had no idea who the culprit was until the end. The many interwoven characters from different aspects of law enforcement and how the plot blended them together was definitely interesting.
Brooke and Asher bonded from shared trauma and experiences. Fighting to stay alive and also bring down the bad guys who  were part of what seemed to be an international crime ring. The issues brought forth from PTSD to human trafficking, I love how she dealt with these topics with grace. Brooke is a fighter and though she still has some issues from her time in Afghanistan, I love how she still put herself out there to try and help others.
The faith elements in the story were also wonderful, you were created for a reason. The romance wasn’t overly there but blended well with the story and it’s fast paced nature.
Overall, this was another win for me in this genre and I’m definitely looks forward to the next book in the series.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions expressed are solely mine.

Lynette Eason is the award-winning, bestselling author of several romantic suspense series, including the Hidden Identity and Deadly Reunions novels. Lynette graduated from the University of South Carolina and went on to earn her master’s degree in education from Converse College. She lives in South Carolina.

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