The Sacred Truth is my first read by JL Long and I know it will not be my last.
For my first SWAT police officer story, it had me emotional. The bond between this group of characters is masculine, yet these men are strong enough to let their guards down when it comes to the ones they love. The women they love seem to be the backbone they need and it's inspiring.
Nolan comes off as a jerk at first, womanizing his way to avoid his feelings for loving the one woman that makes him happy. I could not help but feel for him once he reveals his fear and why he feels that he is not deserving of her love. Nolan's strength and his commitment to his job is admirable, I found myself heartbroken when I realized the sacrifices these men and their families made every time they step out the door and head to their job.
Jenna is very familiar with the feeling of not being worthy of love, her parents were the first to instill that into her mind. She now finds herself heartbroken, but with mixed signals from the man that let her go, Jenna is not willing to give up on him and their love. I love everything about Jenna, she is strong, beautiful, and loving. Her never give up attitude prepares her for life's surprises, it's her memories of her childhood that seem to be her weakness.
I have to say that there is not one thing that I did not love about this story, the characters are perfectly written to the point that you want more from them. I know this review is short and that I am not going into details, that's because I feel this story has to be read and as a reader, lose yourself with the storyline. JL Long had me feeling the emotions of these characters and gave me a story of confronting fears, forgiveness, friendship, and fighting for a love that not even fate could destroy. The Sacred Truth has me wanting more from the Tactical Men series. It's a 5 star must read!!!