I’ve never had an ebook try to break my nose.
I’ve fallen behind in my Brockmann reading because for some reason, despite several attempts, I couldn’t get through Into the Storm. (Actually I know the reason—I’ve been sulking because I don’t want FBI agents and Florida cops and etcetera. I want SEALs. Big, bad, hot as hell Navy SEALs. Despite the relief from the historical subplots, I started struggling when we went from Team Sixteen to Troubleshooters Inc.)
But everybody’s carrying on all over the internet about the Dave/Sophia/Decker thing, so I decided to give it another go. (No, I couldn’t move on unless I finished ItS. Just the way it goes.) My books are all still boxed up and, considering how many times I’d tried to read it, I wasn’t buying another copy, so I checked the hardcover of Into the Storm out of the library.
Now, when I’ve been at the computer too long and I’m feeling that horrible pull across my shoulders, I love to lay (or lie) flat on the couch, holding a book above me so I can feel like my head, neck and back are all lined up.
Yeah. Started nodding off and that big old hardcover slipped and hit me right where the bridge of my glasses rest on my nose. If you wear glasses, you know how much that hurts.
On a good note, once I pushed past the part that kept hanging me up, I devoured Into the Storm, and I’m now on Force of Nature (on my iTouch, thankfully), with All Through the Night already downloaded and waiting in the wings. Unfortunately, I’ve never liked Ric (why? because he’s not a SEAL) but I’ll persevere. There’s always just enough of Team Sixteen to keep me coming back.
I am so totally with you. I have been crying (ok… whining, really) in every one of my Brockmann reviews since she started writing about the FBI agents that I miss my SEALS, dammit!!
I think I miss them especially because I became a Brockmann fangirl through her TDD series.
And the big thing for me was always the relationship between the SEALs—the bond between men who have gone to hell and back together. While I understand her reluctance to keep boxing herself in as far as characters and storylines, these new people don’t have that.
Plus, all the alpha big dogs are done—Sam, Cosmo, Ken, etc. Now we’ve got Jenks and Izzy and…they just haven’t said alpha big dog to me.
But, yes, I still get sucked in. No SEALs in FoN yet, except for a quick glimpse of Cos.
I love em since she ditched the history stuff. I’m easy.