Takedown is the 1.5 book in the Tapped Out series by Cari Quinn. While this book is part of a series, it can be read and enjoyed as a standalone novel.
Liam Walsh walked away from the one woman who he loved, Abby Sinclair, to continue being a SEAL. Now that an injury forced him into medical retirement, he is trying to pick up the pieces of the life he left behind, by reconnecting to his younger brother. However, Abby opens the door of his brother’s house. Now both Abby and Liam must face each other and their feelings.
The beginning of the story leaves wondering how Liam and Abby’s relationship will turn out. At the end of the first chapter, I was excited to see the end. The author did a good job of bringing the reader in to her world. She did a wonderful job of making it very realistic. The pace of the story was very fast but considering the length of the story, at only 51 pages it was not unexpected. The main characters and the secondary characters were interesting and true to life. Both Paisley and Jagger had faults that they each had to battle making them realistic.
The point of view alternated between Liam, and Abby, giving the reader a glimpse inside both characters. The changing point of view was done with care so the reader did not get lost or repeat story lines. The main conflict of the story is Liam reconnecting to those he left behind starting with his brother and Abby. The characters fit the storyline very well. The level of conflict was perfect, anymore and it would have detracted from the storyline. The dialogue between the characters was candid and distinct. The characters voice matched not only the setting but fit their overall personality. The ending was a bit predictable but considering the length of the story it was not unforeseen. I hope we get to see these characters again in the future and get to see what happens with Liam’s brother Slater.
He won’t stop until she’s his, forever…
When former SEAL Liam Walsh walked away from Abby Sinclair over two years ago, he thought he knew how much he was leaving behind. After a combat injury forces him into medical retirement, he begins to pick up the pieces of his shattered life. First stop: to try reconnect with his estranged younger brother, Slater. He just never imagined the person who would open Slater’s door would be Abby.
Though her relationship with Slater is now strictly platonic, Abby knows how things must look to Liam. In spite of still being hurt by the way he dumped her, she can’t fight her feelings for him, especially when he pulls out the stops to seduce her. Giving him her body is one thing, but that doesn’t mean she’s convinced that he has changed enough for her to risk her heart again.
Time is running out and Liam only has one weekend to prove to Abby that he’s ready to be the man she needs. If only they can stop getting horizontal—and vertical—long enough to talk…