Double Tap by Lani Lynn Vale (SWAT KPD #2) (Contains Spoilers)

Goodreads Summary

Nico met the love of his life when he was seventeen. Immediately, he realizes that the gap in their ages is too significant to make a move on her until she’s legal in the eyes of the law. So he joins the United States Navy, killing time until he can come home to her again.  But a tragedy strikes while Georgia is alone and vulnerable, and with no other recourse, Georgia leaves, disappearing without a trace.  After months of searching, he finds her, but quickly realizes that she needs the time to herself to work out her problems on her own. So he double tapleaves her be, knowing that if she ever felt anything for him, she’d come back home to him.

But it takes her years to return, and in those years, Nico changes, too. He’s seen too much. Done too much. Lost too much.  He lives his life as a SWAT officer for KPD, goes through the motions of everyday life, but only as half a man. And not even the good half. The US military saw to that.  When the two finally come back together, one question remains. Will she love him as the man he is now, or leave him because he’s not the same man he used to be?

Rating

1 1/2 out of 5 stars

Review

This review will contain spoilers.  If you don’t care, read on.  If you do care, stop here.

This book was a real disappointment.  There are so many reasons why.  Here are a few:

  • Character development was non-existent.  We start with 13 year-old Georgia laying eyes on 18 year-old Nico and falling in love.
  • The story with Georgia’s family was out of left field and had no build up whatsoever.
  • We’re supposed to believe that Nico (at 31 years old) and Georgia (at 26) are VIRGINS.  Because of their Catholicism.  Really?  This right here ruined the book.
  • The “drama” with the Russians who want Nico dead
  • Nico’s “death”
  • The fact that while Nico is in Witness Protection, he is able to sneak out nightly and be with Georgia.  HUH?
  • The absolutely predictability of Georgia’s pregnancy.  The virgin wasn’t on birth control and big shocker, she ends up pregnant.

The whole story was pretty stupid.  Uneven, flow sucked.  I don’t know if I will continue with the series.  Don’t recommend.

I like the first book in this series, so I was excited to read the second.

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