Sometimes the deepest scars are the ones that can't be seen.
Single mom Peyton Ward works three jobs to make ends meet. At Linear Tactical she’s surrounded by heroes on a regular basis…but none of them are hers. She thought she'd found one in Linear’s silent partner, and country music superstar, Cade Conner.
She was wrong.
Unintended wounds still cut just as deep.
Cade may not work day to day operations at Linear, but he takes the mission of the company he helped create—teaching survival intelligence and self-defense skills to the people who need them most—very seriously. And finding out he’s wounded Peyton in the worst way possible weighs on him.
So when danger on two separate fronts closes in on her, he will damn well be by her side. Making sure they survive so he can right his personal wrongs.
He might not have been a Special Forces soldier, but Cade Conner knows how to fight. And Peyton is a woman worth fighting for.
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Cheryl Sanders's review Nov 09, 2019 · edit
it was amazing
This is book 7 in the Linear Tactical series and it features Cade and Peyton. These two have loved each other since she was 18 and he was 21. That was when the magic started. Five years later, a ton of misunderstandings and deceptions and these two have some serious talking to do. They love with the innocence and deep-rooted knowledge that their love is forever, even if she has a hard time trusting that he feels the same as she does.
The suspense and action is great, if not a little predictable but the romance more than makes up for it. Jess and Ethan are, without a doubt, my favorite Linear Tactical couple and I can’t wait for the day they get their story because it will be EPIC! I’m looking forward to my next visit with this amazing group of people.
Amazing book that is worth the lost sleep! 😂
I don’t like to give stories away with the reviews that I write but let me just tell you how amazing this story is! There are some parts in this book that I can’t stop thinking about. When a book moves you to think about family members or friends in a new or different way it has done a wonderful thing.
Peyton Ward is from the wrong side of the tracks but has aspirations for great things. She fakes her address as a teenager going into high school by using her work address to go to the advanced arts high school that is out of her district. The gas station where she works to escape her horrible home life. She also falls for the handsome senior who was a football star and had the most beautiful baritone singing voice. One night her car breaks down and she is close to Cade’s family’s lake cabin. Cade is there and they spend a special Ishtar together.
Peyton finds herself in an awkward situation. She is supposed to go London Film Centre to further her studies in film but she is pregnant with Cade’s baby after just one night! Her life takes on a completely different direction then she planned.
Cade had the best night ever with Peyton but after their one night together she never contacts him again. He thought they were so good together. He buries himself in his music to get over her. Why didn’t she ever call him? He gave her every way to get in contact with him and she never did.
This story takes you for a ride that you will not forget. Hold on tight because this story will rock your world. Love, loss, sadness, loneliness, friendships, twists,turns and action packed doesn’t even begin to describe what you will experience with this story! This is a truly 5 star read!
Undeniably a MUST Read!
ARC review. Echo is undeniably a MUST read. All of Janie Crouch’s Linear Tactical series are phenomenal books. They all are action packed, emotional, suspense riddled romances. The characters and their storylines just keep getting better and better. I always think as I finish reading that it can’t get any better and I’m always proven wrong. Echo is like a well sung country song but in book form. As usual I’m left waiting and aching for the next book to come out!