The Woman Left Behind (GO-Team, #2) by Linda Howard

The Woman Left Behind (GO-Team, #2)

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 awareness and action, she’s reassigned to work as an on-site drone operator in ...

Details The Woman Left Behind (GO-Team, #2)

TitleThe Woman Left Behind (GO-Team, #2)
Release DateMar 6th, 2018
PublisherWilliam Morrow
GenreRomance, Romantic Suspense, Suspense, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, Fiction, War, Military Fiction

Reviews The Woman Left Behind (GO-Team, #2)

  • ◆ Anna's ƦªϻƁℓℹռg$ ◆
    4 + STARSYum.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 not give it a bonus star.QUICK REVIEW:Enjoyment: 5/5Writing style: 4/5Storyline: 3.5/5 Hero: 5/5Heroine: 4/5Secondary characters: 5/5 Hotness/steam: 4/5 Romance: 3/5 Angst: 3/5Darkness level: 2/5Humor: 2/5Depth of the book: 3.5/5POV: dual, 3rd personTriggers...
  • ♥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...
  • Hollis
    I've rated this a B- for AAR which is equal to 3.75 stars.The Woman Left Behind 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 ...
  • 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. (view spoiler)[I just wish a declaration of love would happened when they finally got together. (hide spoiler)]
  • 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?
  • 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 dr...
  • Isabella - Madly in Love with Books
    Almost 3.5 starsI 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 snowf...
  • 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.
  • Anita
    Linda Howard is one of my favorite authors. She always has a twisted suspense plot and a hot romance and "The Woman Left Behind" is no exception. The prologue starts with the baddie lamenting the death of her husband and vowing revenge against Axel MacNarhama. But, this book is not about this twisted plot of revenge, well not totally. Jina is a complicated character and prickly as all get out. Levi is one stone cold SOB, except when he smacks up ...
  • Nadia
    I want to say this was a waste of time, but it wasn't. For the biggest part of the book, it's pure action and thoroughly entertaining, but for the love of me, I cannot forgive the horrible romance part of this book.
  • Renee
    *3.5 stars*Enjoyed this one, didn’t love it. I love a good romantic suspense but I felt this story needed a lot more dialogue.
  • Shawna
    3.5 stars - Romantic SuspenseI loved the movie G.I. Jane, and this reminded me a lot of that. I was hoping/expecting more of a true military romantic suspense, but the romance and suspense parts fell somewhat flat. *Jina's character was really annoying and abrasive at times, even though I did respect and admire her.*There is way too much page/story time spent on Jina's training for the GO-Team (like more than 50% of the book).*There isn't nearly ...
  • Bambi Unbridled
    This must be a week for new-to-me authors, as this is another new one for me. Though I have had Linda Howard on my TBR for a really long time, I just haven't found time to fit her in until now. And now I want to go back and read the whole back list! This was a great romantic suspense!The premise revolves around GO Teams, a secret sect of the government sending highly specialized and trained teams out into dangerous situations to address whatever ...
  • Kathryn
    I thoroughly enjoyed this military like romantic suspense novel - The Woman Left Behind by Linda Howard. It was pure escapist reading, that kept me up reading two nights in a row. Jina or "Babe" as her team name her to her disgust, is a gritty, sassy and very able young woman who just cannot quit. Her brothers have given her the basis for that and now when she finds herself thrown into a entirely new and different experience, she does not give up...
  • BleuBelle
    This book was way better than the first one in the series. I enjoyed reading it.The one thing I absolutely loved about it was the Heroine. She made the story. Jina was the bomb. Reading about her journey was inspiring. She's one tough woman, doesn't give up and pushes herself stronger than anyone else. I loved her in the team. She belonged.The team members were cool. They were unique characters and became a new family for the Heroine.Now about th...
  • Glamdring
    *2,5 stars*I would like to say that I only discovered that this book was part of a series after I finished it. I don't really know how to rate it. The book is well written, and I liked the heroine as well as the secondary characters. But I didn't like the hero much, the end felt rushed to me AND, for reasons inherent to the plot, the romance in this book is almost non existing.
  • Mary Gramlich
    Preconceived notions are the first ones to do you inJina Modell likes leading the geek and nerd life and has proven she is 100% adapt at her indoor computer skill set. She is perfect at besting the boys as she grew up with enough brothers to not only understand the game but how to win it. So when she is thrown out into the real world of belonging to an extraction team her life goes from controlled to chaos knowing she could very well be called in...
  • Katrina
    This is the first book I've read by Linda Howard and I was not all that thrilled with it. I hate leaving bad reviews and I hardly ever do but in this case I think I need to. I read this book because the blurb sounded amazing- I thought it was going to be like Maya Banks' KGI series- full of action and adventure. The only problem was the action did not start till literally 75% of the book was done and it only lasted a chapter or so. The first 75% ...
  • Fabiola Chenet
    I'm so sad to give this quotation to one of LH's books... When I was not boring, the hero's behavior upset me. And I absolutely didn't like AT ALL what LH chose for the heroes to be together.
  • Paris (kerbytejas)
    The Woman Left Behind (GO-Team #2) by Linda Howard, was a very enjoyable story... predictable outcome, strong alpha male, take no shit heroine, action, sexual tension and some great humor (view spoiler)[She’d like to twist his dick off. And throw it out of the damn plane, a dick without a parachute, and see if he’d dive out after it.. Of course he would. Men would march through hell for their dicks. But wouldn’t it be funny if a hawk or so...
  • Dawn ♥ romance
    This romantic suspense had lots of exciting action and big event near the end was powerful. The relationship was weak, mostly in main characters thoughts, however, I keep dwelling on this story so for me that compensates for the lack of romance. Jina is an office technical geek but so smart that the boss reassigns her to the field and team leader Levi must get her is top physical shape.
  • MAB LongBeach
    Jina liked her job in Communications for the anti-terrorism GO-teams. She is not happy that her high scores in a company videogame have her reassigned to join one of the teams in the field, although the drone she gets to fly in support is very cool. But Jina is not a quitter--it isn't in her--so she guts through the training. It doesn't help that the head of the team is a very sexy guy--who makes it very plain that there will be no relationships ...
  • Laura
    ***ARC Provided by the Publisher via Edelweiss***3.5 StarsLinda Howard has always been a favorite of mine. Some of her titles are more romance, and others are more adventure, but I always enjoy them.In this one, the adventure, the Go Team and the training for it, is the focus. I enjoyed the idea of a woman in the training for the teams and the push and pull between getting her trained and making sure that she was physically able to handle the rig...
  • Ali
    This was a good story but there was somethings I wish where different. Not nearly enough romance, there needed to be more scenes between the MCs. This was a very slow burn which normally I love but it seemed to be missing something. I will say that I was happy that there was absolutely no other women drama in this one. And no mention of OW during the time that they are dancing around each other. I always loved the movie G.I Jane and even though I...
  • Nicole Luiken
    Excellent romantic suspense that put a smile on my face. Began yesterday evening and finished in the wee hours (too much caffeine, couldn't sleep). Loved Jina and her stubborn refusal to quit. Off-the-charts sexual tension. Plus the title really added to the suspense, like a looming sword of Damocles.
  • Chris Conley
    Ten stars. Rats. I did it again. Started this book this morning and finished it this evening. Linda Howard has the amazing ability to have me laughing out loud, gasping with fear and fighting tears in the same book...over and over again. Jina and Levi are two of her best heroes. This book is a constant thrill. But, rats, now I have to wait another year for the next one!!!
  • Avid Reader
    The Woman Left Behind by Linda Howard 4.5 starsM/F Romance, ThrillerI was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.This is a fast paced thrilling story that has a woman who takes no prisoners and an alpha male who tries as hard as he can to resist his urges to protect his woman. Levi is the main leader for a group of men who go in and gather intelligence, rescue people and help people defect. They are ex- military, normally. However, ...
  • Connie Bigelow
    ARC ReviewI really wanted to like this book. Linda Howard has been one of my favorite authors for years. At the beginning of the book, I loved Jina. She’s strong, intelligent, and no quitter!In fact, “not being a quitter” is kind of a trigger for her. The first few chapters had me literally laughing out loud when she would sass her group leader or one of her team mates. She definitely doesn’t put up with any BS! Jina is pulled from her jo...
  • Under the Covers Book Blog
    I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Who knew that being good at video games would throw her straight in to couch potato hell? Jina Modell works in the Communications department in a secret government organisation. Or at least she used to. Now, after a secret assessment carried out, via video game, she is being thrown in with the one ...