The Woman Left Behind by Linda Howard

Genre: Women Fiction
Source: Piatkus
Rating: 3’5/5

About The Book

Levi Butcher is singularly devoted to his work. As team leader for the GO-Team, his unwavering focus is on the mission. Levi knows all too well that one minor distraction can hold deadly consequences. But with the soothing, sensual voice of “Babe,” the team’s communication expert, constantly in his ear, keeping his concentration on the dangerous work at hand is becoming extremely difficult.
Jina Modell definitely doesn’t feel like a “Babe,” especially when she’s working with the gruff, no-nonsense Levi. When the base where she’s stationed is attacked, Jina manages to escape but the rest of the team, working some distance away, is exfiltrated, thinking Jina died in the explosion-leaving her stranded. To survive, she’s got to figure out how to get back to safety before she’s discovered by the enemy.
Levi would never willingly leave a soldier behind, especially a brave woman whose sweet voice haunts his every thought. Once he discovers Jina is alive, the tenacious warrior will walk into fire to save this intriguing woman who has captured his heart.

My Thoughts

I will have to admit that I am a little disappointed with this book, not because it was not addictive but because I was expecting something from it and it didn’t fulfil my expectations.
When I read the plot I thought it would be a survival story from Jina (aka Babe) that has been left behind in one of her missions by her group. Sadly, it was quite far from reality, the book is how Jina has to change her life to fit in a military group, her training and acceptance on an elite group. Yes, she is left behind in one mission, but it happens at the 100th last pages!
I can not say that the book was not interesting, Jina is not a quitter and loves her job, so she knows that she has to work really hard if she wants to continue working on drones. We will meet the camaraderie between the members of the group and how they push Jina to her limits to make her a soldier. So it was not an action book, there were some “explosive” situations but mainly testosterone and men power.
There is a little bit of mystery on this book, but it is neither interesting nor important for the plot.
If you are searching for a book with sparks between the characters and action, this is your book.

About The Author

Linda Howard is the award-winning author of many New York Times bestsellers, including Up Close and Dangerous, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Cover of Night, Killing Time, To Die For, Kiss Me While I Sleep, Cry No More, and Dying to Please. She lives in Alabama with her husband and two golden retrievers.