OFF THE GRID – A Monica McCarty Review

Danger. Intrigue. Suspense. ROMANCE! McCarty’s next Lost Platoon novel has all that and MORE! Brittany went in to investigative reporting for a reason, the death of her parents and the supposed cover-up of who killed them. Now the disappearance and hush-hush attitude about her SEAL brother weighs heavily in her mind. She knows she has to take any action to find out the truth.

John’s living a life of secrecy on Finland. One of six survivors from his platoon he’s got to keep his identity under wraps until their leader can suss out who tried to kill them…and why. It was going easy for a few months of numbinginly drinking and exploring the wilds. When his lost platoon brother’s sister begins sniffing around their disappearance he has to take extreme measures. But a contingency he hadn’t planned for soon bubbles up. Brittany’s grown into a striking woman and John may have finally found something that shakes his calm demeanor.

I’m categorizing this as a second chance romance. John knew Brittany five years before his platoon’s destruction. Back then she had been in a rough place with the supposed loss of her career and he found himself caring for her immediately. Now these two come face to face and battle it out as John fights to protect his secrets and Brittany fights for her family and the truth. McCarty does a fantastic job keeping action going on every page. Whether its investigating, running, or fighting these two are always up to something and I couldn’t put this book down!

I feel as if every action/suspense romance I pickup has the tendency to get redundant but I’m so glad the McCarty keeps it fresh and inventive as her world takes crazy twists and turns. I could very easily see this being made into a movie! There’s also a side story about Colt, Kate, and Taylor… OMG I was HOOKED on it and I can’t wait to find out what happens in the next book! Wonderful world building, powerful characters, and never a dull moment!


A hunt for dangerous secrets leads to explosive chemistry in this exhilarating romantic suspense novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Going Dark.

A team of Navy SEALs go on a mission and disappear without a trace—they are The Lost Platoon.

Investigative reporter BRITTANY BLAKE may have stumbled upon the story of a lifetime in her search for her missing brother. When he seemingly disappears overnight, she refuses to accept the Navy’s less-than-satisfying explanation. She begins her own investigation, which leads her to top-secret SEAL teams, covert ops, and a possible cover up…

JOHN DONOVAN is having trouble biding his time, waiting for his Commanding Officer to figure out who set up their platoon. John’s best friend and BUD/S partner, Brandon Blake, was one of the many lives tragically lost in the attack against his team. When Brandon’s sister, Brittany, tracks John down, looking for answers, he realizes that she may be their best bet–or bait–for finding out who is targeting SEAL Team Nine.



monica-450x2.jpg What do you get when you mix a legal career, a baseball career, motherhood, and a love of history with a voracious reader? In my case, a Historical Romance Author.

And how did I end up writing romance? It’s not as divergent as it seems. What I loved about being a lawyer are the same things I love about being a writer—research and writing. The only thing missing is the arguing, but that’s what a husband and kids are for, right?


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