Lynda reviews Text by

Cambria Hebert

Take it off Book 4




One text can change everything.

Honor Calhoun never thought her life would ever be like the books she writes for a living. One morning while out for a run, she learns not all bad things are plots in novels. Some horrors can actually come true. She faces off with a persistent attacker, holds her own, but in the end is taken hostage and thrown into a hole. In the middle of the woods.

But Honor didn’t go down there alone. She took her kidnapper’s phone with her. With a spotty signal and a dying battery, her hope is slim.

Nathan Reed is an active duty Marine stationed at a small reserve base in Pennsylvania. All he wants is a calm and uneventful duty station where he can forget the memories of his time in a war-torn country. But a single text changes everything. Nathan becomes Honor’s only hope for survival, and he has to go against the clock, push aside his past, and take on a mission for a girl he’s never met.

Both of them want freedom… but they have to survive long enough to obtain it.


Wait what, it’s not a pure romance story? No definitely not, this is a romantic suspense, I’m going outside the box a little with this one.
Text is Number 4 in Cambria Heberts Take it off series. There are 10 books so far but each one is a stand alone.
Text starts off nice and quickly with Honor’s kidnapping. Honor is a strong woman, she fights for escape and survival, until it’s impossible.
Nathan is a marine, highly trained but mentally struggling with his own demons. When he gets a random reply text from the man sitting at the poker table he knows something is off. Discovering the truth sets him into action.
Thrown together to survive a mad man in the dark, in the middle of dense bush land and a thunder storm Nathan and Honor are instantly connected. Two strong survivor instincted people with an instant soul connection makes for a heart racing nail biting story. While Honor is strong and determined to survive she’s also scared but Nathan is reassuring he won’t leave her.
Surviving that night of hell, bound them together where leaving isn’t an option.

“Your still here!
I told you I wouldn’t leave”

Then it all comes down to one night. The frightful reality, the violent end! But the light at the end of it all is beautiful.

I must say I throughly enjoyed this book. There are a few little things that bugged me, like not being able to see a persons features due to the intense darkness but being able to make out the colour of fall leaves. If it’s dark it’s dark. Also Honor’s naivety with being determine to stay home alone the day she’s released from hospital when she knows her kidnapper, would be rapist and murderer is still out there. Even if she allowed someone to stay with her, it wouldn’t have taken from the story or how strong she is. In fact if she allowed Nathan to stay with her it may have added even more to their intense chemistry. I’d have also liked a bit more aftermath story for the lead up the the epilogue.
I’ll definitely be reading more from this series.

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