I received this book for free from Publisher/NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.No Woman Left Behind by Julie Moffett
Series: Lexi Carmichael Mystery #6
Also in this series: No One Lives Twice, No Test for the Wicked, No Room For Error, No Strings Attached
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Suspense
My mother's life goal has been to see me, geek extraordinaire Lexi Carmichael, happily married. So bringing my first boyfriend, Slash, home for dinner has me hyperventilating. Things get a lot worse when bullets start flying over our corn chowder.
Now the entire alphabet soup of government agencies want my help finding the man behind the attack—Johannes Broodryk, a cyber mercenary I foiled on my last case. He wants revenge and he’s taken something of mine to ensure I’ll play, so it’s game on. But the government has its own agenda, and Slash is not on board with the plan. Things are a bit bumpy in paradise.
Although I'm more comfortable with computer code than commandos, I've been assigned a team of navy SEALs to help bring Broodryk down. The question is, will they survive me long enough to solve his cryptic puzzles and save the day?
Lexi kicks ass and takes names!
Thoughts on No Woman Left Behind
I kinda dig these Lexi books. She’s smart and totally socially clueless, but she still manages to navigate the rough waters of dating while battling international terrorism. AS WE ALL DO. Well, at least the dating part.
Lexi being Lexi, she freaks out over bringing her hunk of a man to meet her parents. I’m not going to lie, her having to admit that she knows very little about him (such as his real name or where he lives, etc) to her parents made me crack up. Hearing that, it makes him sound fishy, but knowing he’s a government asset adds a little more context to Lexi’s lack of knowledge. But her parents aren’t quite in the context loop and I can only laugh at how awful it must have sounded to them.
And of course, Lexi being Lexi THINGS HAPPEN to toss her feet first into danger. And her friends and family into danger. But mostly Lexi. Because that’s how she rolls.
I LOVED the dynamic with the SEAL team. Lexi isn’t a soldier and she asks questions when she shouldn’t, gets in trouble when she should be hunkering down, and has a very hands-on run in with the SEAL team leader. Which, OUCH. Watching them come around and begin to appreciate Lexi and what she can do sort of made my day. Geek girl takes on the SEALs and charms them with her awkward social banter (and her level head in a tense situation). YESSSSS!
All in all, I felt for her friends (OMG!ELVIS!), am finding her relationship with her man growing on me, and like seeing Lexi in her element. Which seems to be anywhere. As long as there aren’t spiders.