Foster made a promise in his hospital bed when his leg was taken from him that he’d get back to one hundred percent. Leg or no leg, he’d get back on the SWAT team if it killed him.
And he does get back. But he has a problem.
He can’t let go of the past.
The anger burns deep, making his emotions volatile at the best of times.
Then he meets Blake with her haughty attitude and inability to distinguish the difference between a pocket knife and a sword.
Little by little, she makes him whole again, one bad joke at a time.
She doesn’t see the revenge in his eyes, though. Doesn’t see the rage burning deep.
Rage so pure and all encompassing, that he knows it’ll explode.
It’s just a matter of time.
What Foster doesn’t realize, though, is that the love that Blake has for him is enough to fight his demons, one kiss at a time.
Foster never stood a chance.
I am going to be straight up honest here my fellow readers, normally when this author has a release coming up I can’t wait to get my grubby little hands on an ARC and I read it immediately. This time I was skeptical. Let me tell you why. It is no secret that I disliked the previous book so much that I posted my review after the tour, I hoped that it was a onetime glitch that I hated a book by this author, an author who I have come to love since being introduced to her work. So while I wasn’t sure I still wanted to read Charlie Foxtrot, I signed up anyways. Thank god I did because ladies and gentleman Lani Lynn Vale is back. This is the recipe that has worked so well for her, what made me fall in love with her books in the first place. The action, the alpha male, the sassy female, the laugh out loud moments, the sex, the friendships, and the story that has you hooked from the beginning.
Foster was wounded when trying to save his brother’s woman from a psycho bitch, it cost him his leg but he swore he would be back on the SWAT team, that his lack of a lower leg wouldn’t hold him back. It doesn’t, but he is angry and moody and no one wants to deal with him. So when he meets a woman who doesn’t back down from his pissed off at the world attitude, what does he do? He fights it at first of course, like every other typical male. But trust me that fight doesn’t go on long.
Blake is dealing with her own hurt, one that may not be physical but feels like a virtual slap in the face every time she has to see her ex-husband. Starting her job as a dispatcher puts her in constant connect with Foster though and quickly they go from frenemies to friends to lovers. I loved how Foster claimed Blake, totally an alpha thing to do. I felt a range of different emotions with not only the pains of Blake’s past, but how her mother treated her, and how when something devastating happens I had tears in my eyes for her pain.
Charlie Foxtrot not only renewed my faith in this series, it had me hooked from the beginning to the end. I love a book that can make you laugh, have you on the edge of your seat, and feel so many emotions all at the same time. So if you were like me and didn’t like the previous book, give this one a chance I think you will fall in love with the series once more.
I’m a married mother of three. My kids are all under 5, so I can assure you that they are a handful. I’ve been with my paramedic husband now for ten years, and we’ve produced three offspring that are nothing like us. I live in the greatest state in the world, Texas.