Author: Anna Hackett
Series: Hell Squad #8
General Adam Holmes has dedicated his life to keeping the survivors alive. While on the run to Enclave, everyone is tired, worn, and at the end of their limits, especially him. The pressure of leading is eating away at him and he can’t lean on anyone for help. Liberty Lawler can see that Adam is at his breaking point and she forces him to take a break. She vows to spend each day finding joy in life and she knows it’s time to help Adam find his own reason to go on.
This book was nonstop action, emotion, and romance as the survivors make their way to the Enclave and avoid the aliens. Holmes has been a solid, dependable, and strong figure throughout the series. In the last book we saw that the burden of leadership was resting heavy on his shoulders and it just continues to get worse. He is burdened by the guilt of every person he loses or can’t save. Holmes was a surprisingly sweet man under that starch uniform and he can really kickass when he needs too.
“I need you, Liberty. You’re my light. Your smile, your voice, just watching you sleep. You give me more than a reason to keep fighting, you give me a reason to keep breathing.”
Liberty is a strong independent woman who spends each day living life to the fullest. She is the perfect partner for Holmes because she shows him how to live life to the fullest, even while taking care of everyone. I also think she makes a great partner because she sees the other side of leadership by reminding people to find happiness during the bad times and to keep moral up. She listens and makes a difference, not only to Holmes, but to everyone in the Blue Mountain Base.
Also I just loved how crazy Tane and Hemi were in this one. I cannot wait to get to their books because I know they will be good.
Trigger warnings: Heroine abused and raped by her ex in the past (referenced only)
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