Out of Time by Monica McCarty

Thursday, November 29, 2018


by Monica McCarty
Series: The Lost Platoon #3
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Suspense, Adult
Publisher: Berkley Publishing
Publication Date: December 31st 2018
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷✷

A short while ago I read the second book in The Last Platoon series and quickly grew obsessed with a certain couple. Imagine my surprise when I found out that my favorites were not the main characters in this final book. I went into it just a bit sad, but Monica McCarty did such a bang up job with this book that the sadness lasted for like 0.1 seconds. Bonus, I got TWO amazing romances in Out of Time. Second bonus, one of the couples was my favorite couple!

What I have loved about these books are just how easy they are to devour. The characters and the plots are equally interesting and don't even get me started on how swoony the romances are. In Out of Time, the main couple featured are Scott and Natalie. Scott and Natalie used to be a couple before the devastating secret Russia op, but Scott is heartbroken and devastated when he finds out Natalie was killed for trying to help his team. His devastation increases by ten-fold when he learns that Natalie wasn't who she said she was - she was a Russian spy. And then he finds out that she's actually alive and living under a fake name - and boy, was he angry. Now, does that not sound absolutely tantalizing? This book had just the kind of angst and torture that I like in my second chance romances. Obviously, there was much much more to Natalie than being a Russian spy, but the trust between the two was on shaky ground. Despite that, their chemistry was stronger than ever and it was just a treat watching them slowly try to understand the other. Scott was such a complex character. He was a jerk to Natalie at times, but his arrogance and frustrations were understandable. I did easily soften up to him, and I thought he did a good job at redeeming himself towards the end. I liked Natalie a lot too. She let Scott be angry because she understood his thought process, but she also did not let him walk all over her. She had gone through a lot, and I really wanted her to find her HEA.

Then, we were privy to Kate and Colt, my two stubborn children, who I shipped so so hard. These two really made my heart ache in this one and I was a complete mess over them by the end. Kate and Colt had a lot to work through to fix their broken relationship and trust in each other, but the journey was glorious. My gosh does Monica McCarty know how to write intense sexual tension between her characters. These two were HOT, HOT, HOT! Like in the previous book, I totally thought Kate and Colt stole the show again. The plot was also exciting in Out of Time and a lot of the threads from the previous two books finally came together. I enjoyed the book so much that I almost wish it had been longer because I was just not ready to let these characters go.

The Lost Platoon books are so entertaining and swoony, so if you're a fan of romantic suspense, you should definitely try them out!

Do you enjoy romantic suspense? What are some of your favorite romantic suspense novels?
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