Tuesday, 11 July 2017

REVIEW - Tank (Moonshine Task Force #2) - Laramie Briscoe




TITLE - Tank (Moonshine Task Force #2)

AUTHOR - Laramie Briscoe







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Life isn’t promised, love isn’t easy, and relationships aren’t always clean, but everyone has their soulmate who is willing to forgive when it would be better to forget. 


Trevor “Tank” Trumbolt

I never thought in the blink of an eye my life could change, but it did. Cresting a hill driving to my favorite fishing spot, I was hit head-on by a teenager with no regard for anyone’s life but his own.

The recovery process has been hard, painful, and damn near beating me down.

The bright spot? Blaze.

Surviving the wreck has given me a second chance to make a life with her. Not knowing if I’ll ever be able to rejoin the Moonshine Task Force again has brought my world into focus. It’s made me realize what’s important.

Blaze. Stella. My brothers. My sister.

The ego that ran Blaze away before isn’t here any longer. What’s left is a man who’s holding his heart in his hands and a burning hope that once I’m healed she’ll still be around.

Daphne “Blaze” Coleman

There’s only been one person in the world who’s accepted me for who I am - from the fiery red of my hair and vibrant tattoos covering parts of my body to the smartness of my mouth and my desire to be matched in the bedroom.

That man is Trevor Trumbolt. When he asked me to give up my job as an EMT because he saw the dangers I face one scary afternoon, it spelled the end for us. 

Now that he’s been injured, he needs my help and my love. I’ll give it all freely, but in the end I’m gonna need him to understand one thing about relationships. The give and take, love and sadness, pleasure and pain is a two-way street. He’s either in this with me or he’s not, but at the end of the day, I won’t let him boss me around.

If there’s anything that can handle the steel of a tank – it’s the heat of a blaze. 



REVIEW:


Tank is a pretty good book. Tank is the second book in the Moonshine Taskforce Series. We get to meet Tank in book one, Renegade, and it made readers want to know more about this wonderful man. This book has a lot of emotions running high in it. There is a lot of tension throughout most of the book between the two characters. I think this was another wonderfully written book with realistic situations that the characters have to face. While this book can technically be read as a standalone novel, I would suggest reading Renegade first.

The plot of this book is different than the first book. This book follows Tank and his long road to recovery. After a devastating accident, he needs to learn to move on with his life and he does that with the help of Blaze. These two characters have a history together and this book is all about them exploring that history and learning to move on.

The characters of this story are great. Blaze is probably one of my favorite characters. She is so strong willed and feisty. I feel like she does not let anyone walk all over her. Blaze has a past though and we learn a lot about it through this book. I think even when she is vulnerable she is strong and brave. Tank is a wonderful character as well. I think his main journey is recovering from his accident while also recovering from his mental wounds as well. He has a lot to come to terms with in this book, but it is a journey that is well worth it.

The heat in this book is more muted than the first book, but still pretty darn steamy. These two characters have a history which adds to the chemistry that is already there. There is a lot a lot of tension in this book. Some of it good and some of it bad. Either way, the tension leads to high emotions, which lead to steamy scenes.

The writing style of this book is good. The pace of this book seemed stilted at times, but for the most part was steady. I felt the characters and story were written well. I just don’t feel like this book spoke to me as much as the first one did. I think the theme of hope and moving on is an important one though. This was a well written book.

Overall, I enjoyed this book. I loved getting to see characters from the first book, while also getting to see the possibility of new characters that might get their own books. I love the men on the Moonshine Taskforce and hope that in future books they are included a bit more. I would recommend this book to others and cannot wait to read more from this author.


Star Ratings:
Plot: 5/5
Characters: 5/5
Heat: 5/5
Writing Style: 4/5
Overall: 4/5