I knew the risks of this job when I signed on with Jameson Force Security. Knew my time as a marine would prepare me for the danger I would face. But no amount of training could have ever prepared me for the helplessness of watching my teammates die, the agonizing mental and physical pain of torture, or the despair of captivity.
Returning home to Pittsburgh following a mission gone wrong, I am riddled with guilt and haunted by nightmares. I spend my days trying to regain the parts of myself I lost in that desert, the pieces that made me the Malik Fournier I once was. While the physical effects of my torture are fading, the emotional ones are proving much more stubborn and I find solace from the last person I should ever seek such comfort.
Anna Tate lost even more than I did in that mission. Now a widow and a single mom to the daughter she gave birth to shortly after her husband’s death, Anna offers me comfort I don’t deserve. As my feelings for Anna grow, I worry that once she learns the truth about what happened, she’ll turn her back on me.
I pull her to me just as tightly as I push her away. Hoping this forbidden love will save me from the ghost I’ve become.
It wasn’t something I was expecting or looking for. Serendipity, I guess, but it makes me happy.
ARC REVIEW ➞
If you have been following this series from the beginning, you have probably been waiting for Malik’s story. I couldn’t wait for Malik and this story was everything I could have wanted and so much more.
This story was emotional from the very beginning. Anna is a widow and has her baby girl, Avery. Her husband was killed on the mission where Malik went missing. Her and Malik are drawn to each other, they formed a friendship over the grief that they were both experiencing. However, their connection was strong and they were battling a thin line.
I loved watching Anna and Malik’s connection grow. They were able to help each other through everything they were experiencing. They had such a strong emotional connection and that is what made everything about their relationship so beautiful, however, they don’t lack in passion either.
Since Anna works at the Jameson offices, she formed a friendship with Cage and I could not get enough of it! They had a sibling vibe that I completely loved, plus this gave tons of little teasers to Cage’s book which is coming up next and I CANNOT wait for it.
Code Name: Ghost was full of so many emotions and passion. This one is a MUST READ!