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.
Collateral Damage by Lynette Eason is full of danger, suspense, and risks. The main characters were real. Their lives were at stake. The mentality that they had to keep to stay alive and save others was impressive. I fell hard for this cast of characters. It was impossible to not like them. They were raw, honest, and good doers. Every page had me sitting on the edge of my seat. Lynette Eason kept me wondering what would happen next. All I knew was that the danger and risks were high. The plot was epic. Military men and women will love this story as much as I did. Collateral Damage made both sexes equal to each other. Sometimes the man helped the woman or the woman helped the man. In the end, all it matter was if they survived and where they were headed after that. The novel is a romantic suspense read that I recommend to all.