The Woman Left Behind

The Woman Left Behind

Jina Modell works in Communications for a paramilitary organization, and she really likes it. She likes the money, she likes the coolness factor—and it was very cool, even for Washington, DC. She liked being able to kick terrorist butts without ever leaving the climate-controlled comfort of the control room.But when Jina displays a really high aptitude for spatial awarenes...

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Title:The Woman Left Behind
Author:Linda Howard
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The Woman Left Behind Reviews

  • ♥Rachel♥

    Jina Modell goes from working in the office of a paramilitary group to being drafted for in the field operations as a drone operator. She’s assigned to a “Go-TEAM” and must go through and pass rigorous physical training to keep her job or she must quit. Jina’s fiercely determined even though she’d like to die by the end of each training day. Another motivation is showing Levi, her team leader, that she’s capable and no quitter when he’s made it clear he doesn’t want Jina on his team. Levi’s not

    Jina Modell goes from working in the office of a paramilitary group to being drafted for in the field operations as a drone operator. She’s assigned to a “Go-TEAM” and must go through and pass rigorous physical training to keep her job or she must quit. Jina’s fiercely determined even though she’d like to die by the end of each training day. Another motivation is showing Levi, her team leader, that she’s capable and no quitter when he’s made it clear he doesn’t want Jina on his team. Levi’s not convinced Jina will be an asset, and not a liability to his team. She meets his attitude with a bunch of her own, and they knock heads more than a few times. Simmering beneath all the tension is a powerful attraction neither wants but can’t deny. With each week that passes Jina proves her mettle and value. A good thing considering the dangerous situations Jina’s in for when she finally goes out in the field. Her training, determination and mental fortitude are what makes all the difference in one assignment that goes horribly wrong.

    I loved this story! Much of it focuses on Jina’s training with her team, getting in battle ready shape, and overcoming challenges. She had her work cut out for her. I’m constantly on a fitness mission so I was really interested in her struggles and rooting for her the entire time. I adored Jina! I loved seeing her get stronger, gradually fit in with the team, and navigating her relationship/attraction to Levi! You could see them grow close and care even when they snipped and snapped at each other. The sexual tension between them was electric! Levi was one hard, focused male; protective and a little possessive, but a really good man underneath all the gruff.

    Linda Howard combined her signature elements of playfulness, danger, action and a hot romance in

    , and I ate it up!. I’m sure I’ll be doing a re-read in the future.

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  • ◆ Anna's ƦªϻƁℓℹռg$ ◆

    Yum.

    So the story is a bit unbelievable.

    The characters are too badass.

    And the romance is too slow.

    So what?

    Does it deserve 5 stars?

    Probably not.

    But I enjoyed it so much that I can't

    give it a bonus star.

    Enjoyment: 5/5

    Writing style: 4/5

    Storyline: 3.5/5

    Hero: 5/5

    Heroine: 4/5

    Secondary characters: 5/5

    Hotness/steam: 4/5

    Romance: 3/5

    Angst: 3/5

    Darkness level: 2/5

    Humor: 2/5

    Depth of the book: 3.5/5

    POV: dual, 3rd person

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  • Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

    The Woman Left Behind is simply Linda Howard at her best. The story is rapid-paced and totally believable, the characters strong and likable, and the thrills are non-stop. This was a joy to read, and will go on my keep shelf.

    Jina Model, “Babe” is a computer geek working for a special ops group, the GO teams. She is happy in her behind-the-scenes role in communications-until her ability to play video games gets her and ten others a job as a drone operator in the field. Of all the newly transferre

    The Woman Left Behind is simply Linda Howard at her best. The story is rapid-paced and totally believable, the characters strong and likable, and the thrills are non-stop. This was a joy to read, and will go on my keep shelf.

    Jina Model, “Babe” is a computer geek working for a special ops group, the GO teams. She is happy in her behind-the-scenes role in communications-until her ability to play video games gets her and ten others a job as a drone operator in the field. Of all the newly transferred drone operators, she alone is taken in hand by the team she is expected to work with, Her new boss, Levi “Ace” Butcher, makes it clear she is the least important member of the team. He also makes it clear that he expects her to wash out of the training.

    But Jina is not a quitter. In spite of the fact that she likes to be clean and is terrified of parachute jumps, she takes on every challenge and is the first to graduate from drone training and report for active duty. From the beginning, she ignores her attraction to Levi, knowing that a romance while they are on the same team is asking for trouble. What makes it harder is the fact that he also makes his attraction to her clear, but only to her. He would love for her to wash out of the team so he could ask her out, but he won't do anything to make the job harder for her.

    But his warning about being the least valuable member of the team becomes all too clear when the team is pulled into an ambush in Syria, and the bunker where Jina is hiding while operating the drone explodes. With two members of his team desperately wounded, Levi makes the call to bug out, intending to come back and find her body. But Jina has not been training for months without results-and runs through the desert by herself to the pick up point.

    Now she has to decide: can she stay a part of a team where she is deemed expendable? And can her love for Levi survive the fact he left her in the desert without even checking to see if she was alive?

    The intense force of the attraction between these two strong, stubborn people is drawn with a delicate hand, yet there is no denying the pull. Jina is one of Howard's best heroines to date and Levi is a yummy alpha male. Whatever the difference is between a good book and a great one, Howard takes this one across the line firmly into being a great one.

  • Cheri

    Yes, this story starts out a little slow. Yes, there is only some sex with just one couple. Yes, I loved this book anyway! I'm pretty sure there will be another book written to follow this story. I loved the character of Jina and Levi was just plain hot! PBJ tattoo..just hilarious :) If you are looking for romance then go somewhere else. No time for romance in a war zone. Plenty of action and a final "O Shit" moment....on to #3 please.

  • Hollis

    is the best kind of romantic suspense in the sense that the heroine is no damsel in distress requiring rescue but neither is she a beefed up black-ops assassin as are found in so many female-empowered stories of this genre. Instead she's somewhere in between; she's basically tech support. Communications. But after scoring high on a spatial awareness test disguised as a video game, she and a few others from her depart

    is the best kind of romantic suspense in the sense that the heroine is no damsel in distress requiring rescue but neither is she a beefed up black-ops assassin as are found in so many female-empowered stories of this genre. Instead she's somewhere in between; she's basically tech support. Communications. But after scoring high on a spatial awareness test disguised as a video game, she and a few others from her department are reassigned to various GO-Teams to undertake surveillance and communications work on-site. As in boots on the ground, in hostile environments – oh, and jumping out of planes as required.

    I’m not sure I can classify this book as feminist but there are some really attractively modern behaviours written into the choices and behaviours of both leads and while I can't say I've read a lot in this particular genre, what I have read has always lent itself towards.. misogyny? Overwhelming alpha characteristics? Which isn't to say Levi isn't an alpha male – he is – but there's a really great balance between Levi and Jina that I didn't expect, and I found their dynamic totally compelling.

  • Lučka

    4,5*

    Loved it! It was really action packed with paramilitary training and missions that I craved and haven't read for a long time. It's a safe, slow-burned romance, very little of it, and don't expect any smut until 90%. Super yummy alpha asshole hero and a strong-willed, stubborn heroine had a great chemistry.

  • Isabella - Madly in Love with Books

    Almost 3.5 stars

    I liked this one - it felt like a good linda Howard book in the beginning. But then a problem surfaced, that happens quite often with her current books. It kinda draaaaaaaged.

    I would lie when I said I wasn't at least a bit disappointed. Because the story started so strong for me, with a female protagonist that was right up my alley. She is a real character and I loved her backbone throughout the whole book. No super special snowflake in the beginning - and fortunately not in the

    Almost 3.5 stars

    I liked this one - it felt like a good linda Howard book in the beginning. But then a problem surfaced, that happens quite often with her current books. It kinda draaaaaaaged.

    I would lie when I said I wasn't at least a bit disappointed. Because the story started so strong for me, with a female protagonist that was right up my alley. She is a real character and I loved her backbone throughout the whole book. No super special snowflake in the beginning - and fortunately not in the end either - she impressed with a whole lot of grit and balls of steel. What did I say? Right. Up. My. Alley.

    But then the Linda Howard thing happened. She lost herself in scenes where she proved just HOW MUCH grit the heroine had. Again. And again. And again. Up to a point where I wanted to scream out of my window: "SHE IS NOT A QUITTER!!! I FUCKING GOT IT!!!!!"

    The blurb mislead me a little, I was even expecting a little bit of survival story from the heroine - and I am a sucker for survival stories. But oh well - we got a survival, but it kinda wasn't worth mentioning.

    Then at some time the slow burn romance grated on my nerves a little. I loved Levi - you could feel how he was torn and sometimes too cruel in his intentions, but he did not make use of the situation, there was no secret relationship, what I feared and I don't like those.

    Still a little too less romance for me to be quite satisfied.

    The past part of the book really was the heroine. She doled out as good as she got, she was stubborn to a point where it was freaky, she refused to stand down and she held her ground in team of alphaholes that wanted her gone. That takes balls and Babe got more then enough of them. A great heroine can make up a lot for me. But still I not enough for me to miss that the first half of the book was nothing but training and getting in shape and then the second half going on missions she didn't like. PWP? Exactly Plot what plot? YOu had to search intensly to find some. And whil the antagonist could have been interesting and cool, we got to see so little of her that the whole concept didn't work. Now I didn't read the first book in the series, so perhaps we get to know more about that there - but for this book she was not good enough for an antagonist.

    This was abook with quite some flaws. But I happened to enjoy it nevertheless, mostly because I really liked the gutsy heroine. I also liked parts of the tenseness between her and the H. Don't grab this book if you are expecting some serious suspense or one of Howard's steamier, hotter reads.

  • Ian

    Jina is unfit.

    She has no weapons training.

    She's not motivated.

    She doesn't even know that boots come in different sizes.

    So she's just the sort of person you would want on a generic Romantic Suspense SEAL type team.

    She's really annoying.

    This whole book annoys me.

    Why was it written?

  • Wendy Darling

    The last good Linda Howard book was in 2008. But she used to be one of my favorites, so...I'll keep trying.

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