* Review * STORM by Janie Crouch

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * STORM by Janie CrouchStorm by Janie Crouch
Series: Linear Tactical Series #10
on October 6, 2020
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Breathe in. Breathe out. Survive.

Marilyn Ellis is finally putting her life back together. The domestic abuse she suffered may be labeled textbook by therapists, but it's the parts she's never told anyone that haunt her.

She refuses to get trapped in that hell ever again.

Former Special Forces soldier turned rancher Noah Dempsey is more than capable of training the delicate single mom in moves and tactics that will help her feel safe. But his own tortured past makes him decidedly less qualified for anything more.

No matter how much her big eyes--and even bigger heart--draw him in.

However, when unexpected danger arrives in their small town, Noah knows this is a woman worth fighting for. Worth fighting beside. And he's going to be the one to do it.

She needs a hero.
He'll have to remember how to be one.


A powerful journey of healing! With book ten in her highly addictive Linear Tactical series Janie Crouch brings the story of a couple of characters who will be familiar to anyone who also reads her Harlequin Intrigue books. Marilyn and Noah were key characters in part of her Bree and Tanner series and watching them get their happily ever after is super satisfying. A few aspects of the book were a bit repetitive if you read that trilogy, but overall it’s a solid read of a new and interesting story line with some cameos from some of the Linear Tactical team. There are aspects of the story that may trigger some readers.

Marilyn is a character who will tear your heart out and put it back together again as we suffer her after-trauma with her and watch her gain confidence and heal under the watchful eye of her kids. She is a solid character who blossoms and learns to love again.

Noah is a character who though he doesn’t believe he’s ready for mainstream life, he delights the reader with his amazing heart and his ability to know exactly what Marilyn needs even when she doesn’t know herself. He’s such a good guy!

I highly recommend this book and the entire series to anyone who loves a wounded soul being reborn when the right combination of love, nurturing and the power of healing take place. Lots of action and intrigue and very relatable characters all the way around. Looking forward to more to come in the series!


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