My rating: 5 of 5 stars
CODE OF SILENCE Marliss Melton:
Ophelia isnt the easiest character to like but she made me tear up in a few places. She always been pretty one tracked minded in her career and will go to any lengths to get a story. When she unexpectantly finds herself pregnant she still only thinks about what this will do to her career and doesnt tell her husband. When the go to visit Vinny’s family for Thanksgiving she plans to use her time there to go after a corrupt congressman not letting her husband know of her plans. Boy does this backfire on her when she is kidnapped for knowing to much. The suspense was enough to keep you on the edge and it was nice seeing the Seals team from books past come in to help Vinny get her back. But the heartbreak after she is rescued and Ophelia coming to realize her decisions are selfish and she doesnt deserve Vinny brought me to tears. Vinny loves his wife, warts and all. He has never seen her the way she does or how other perceive her. Vinny is the kind of man every woman wishes for. (Vinny and Ophelia were characters in Next to Die)
HOLDING ON Stephanie Tyler: This was a short update of the 3 brothers and their women from the Hold Series. Main focus was Jamie who is 9 month pregnant and her deployed SEAL husband who is on a mission in Somalia hoping to get home in time for the birth of his son. Fans of the series should enjoy this one.
MUTINY’S BOUNTY Delilah Devlin: This was an erotic adventure with a kinky exSEAL. Very hot with some suspense from pirates out on the open sea.
WARRIOR Gennita Low: This story is told in three parts. The first part has a 3 man SEAL team home. Lucas and two of his team are at his Aunt’s Bed and Breakfast to help with some heavy lifting needed as his sister is soon to take over the running of it. Lucas and his team end up under attack from his prank pulling sister which was very funny. Its here that he meets his sister’s best friend Kit and falls in instant lust. Three days later the guys deploy again Afghanistan and Kit is also in country to do interviews. We get a glimpse of the mission Lucas is on and the plight of the women and the wrongs they suffer in Kit’s interviews. Then things get crazy for Lucas and Kit and they end up on the run from RPGs in Taliban controlled country. There’s huge emphasis on the crimes committed against women that we unfortunately see in the news every day.
SEAL’s DESIRE Elle James: Ohhhh I really liked this one. A year ago Navy SEAL Remy LaDue’s best friend was dating a woman he secretly was in love with. When his friend is killed in combat the two have sex to try and get over their grief and immediately feel guilty after. Remy’s pretty much been deployed since but the two have kept in contact even though they both feel their fair share of guilt over what happened. Mitchell is a NCIS agent and when a friend goes missing she doesnt think enough is being done to find her she decides to go undercover on her own in a strip club where she thinks the owner is part of a human trafficking ring. When Remy finds out what’s she up to he and his team of SEALs aid in backup to bring down the traffickers. This was a perfectly blended amount of sexy and suspense with a great storyline.
SEAL’s LOST DREAM JM Madden: Holy crap have the tissue handy for this story. The emotion depth this author writes in telling the stories of the men who come home broken from war never ceases to amaze me. This for man who was a Navy SEAL K9 handler was so broken inside with the horrors of both the war and the loss of his dog while they were in combat. I’ve heard about service dogs that are trained to help men with PTSD but reading about Joe and his coming to bond with a dog that is so in tuned to his emotions has me even tearing up writing this. This story was heartbreaking and beautiful at the same time. How the romance was written between Flynn and veterinarian Willow was almost perfect. btw I thought I was safe by the epilogue from any more tears but nope the author got me again.. Bravo JM on a fabulous story..
BREAKING FREE Teresa Reasor:
Lieutenant Adam “Hawk” is the commanding officer of a Navy SEAL unit. During their last mission one of his team mates Brett “Cutter” Weaver was badly injured and left to die. Hawk is also hurt rescuing him before the place is blown up. Zoe Weaver and her mother are in California for Brett who is in a coma. Zoe was in an accident when she was 7 that almost severed her leg and has left her from the waist down severely scared. Hawk out of a sense of duty to protect his men and their family insist Zoe and her mom stay at his place. Right off the bat Zoe and Hawk are attracted to each other but they both have alot of baggage from their past that causes insecurities about getting involved in a relationship. Though out this whole book Hawk has to deal with the fact that someone on his team hurt Brett and tries to find out who of his men could have done something like this. What he finds out is that more than one of his men has secrets and some are not good. We as the reader get to find out each of the men’s secrets and wonder which one could have done it. The author does tell us at the end who does it but we are left hanging with many loose threads. (this is book 1 of an ongoing series – there are currently 3 books out)
SEAL MY DESTINY Sharon Hamilton: Navy SEAL Luke Paulsen losing a young Marine right in front of him in Afghanistan has left a lasting mark on his soul along with losing his fiancé. Back home sitting on the beach he meets the girl he’s been fantasizing about and asks for an uncomplicated relationship. That night they filled a need in each other. But when the next day comes Luke realizes his PTSD is really starting to take a toll on him and brushes Julie off. But he does go get counseling and medication. Understandably when they meet again at a wedding Julie wants nothing to do with Luke. But Luke guilt over everything he’s lost and how he treated Julie come to a head and he finally starts to work on himself while also trying to get Julie to forgive him.