Sunday, September 10, 2006
Into the Storm ****1/2
(Military Romantic Suspense)
This is the 10th book of the Troubleshooter - which included the Team 16 and Troubleshooter, Inc team. I have been a big fan of Suzanne Brockmann since a guy-friend recommend me Suz. He started me on The Unsung Hero and since then I was hooked. I would highly recommend to read these series in order. This way you will get the full background story of each characters/couple, built up and growth (hear that Melody!*grin*. This is military contemporary romance
Mark Jenkins is a navy SEAL who fell in love with a Chinese American, Lindsey Fontaine who was a formal detective and is now working for the Troubleshooter, Inc. After their training op exercise in California and a successful lose/lose scenario, they ended up with one night sex. Then Lindsey got scared when Tracy told her that Jenkins is in love with her. So she dumped him.
With a broken heart, Jenkins intended to ignore Linsday and just focus on the second training op exercise, this time taken place in the cold winter storm of New Hampshire, but he couldn't stop thinking about her.
Tracy is an old school friend of Mark. It was through Mark's sister that she was hired as the receptionist to the Troubleshooter, Inc. Trouble is in paradise between Tracy and her on and off again boyfriend, Lyle. And because Lyle had cheated her once, she wanted revenge by having a one night stand with Izzy
While all the old and new teams 16 and Troubleshooter Inc. are in training, they got a message that the game is over and they are needed back home. But unknownst to them, Tracy had gone missing and the team will now work together to find her and get her back.
I enjoy seeing all the previous characters/couple again. There were old and new members to each team. It makes me smile as I read a little tibit of what's been happening to the couples. It was like a reunion! I also enjoyed reading some of the references that were thrown in the book from popular movies. I laughed a couple of times on Izzy's scarastic remarks on the reference movies. I know he is annoying but yet at the same time he is also funny.
Into the Storm was funny, sexy and thrilling. While I do enjoy the book, I felt that the book isn't the same like all her earliest books. I gave it an 4 1/2 because I felt that I would rather read the WWII story than the demension plot she used in this book, instead. I missed reading her WWII story or the co-plot that she usually add in her 3 story weaving. Beside that, I love the book. I love Suzanne's work and hope she gives plenty more to come :) Can't wait to see what she will do next!