Review: Building Ties by Teresa J. Reasor

Navy SEAL Brett 'Cutter' Weaver is on a mission to Nicaragua when he learns his bride-to-be, Tess Kelley, has been injured in a car bombing. At Homeland Security’s demand, he’s rushed home on the next available transport and arrives to find Tess embroiled in three controversial stories. One may offer the key to her attacker. On top of the emotional and physical upheaval of the bombing, Tess has been offered the journalistic opportunity of a lifetime at the Washington Post, and is torn between her love for Brett and the need to prove herself to her father, a famous war correspondent. If she accepts the job, she and Brett face living on opposite sides of the country. With their wedding two weeks away, she has temptations to face and tough decisions to make. Serving as her security detail, Brett sees Tess’s remarkable investigative reporting skills in action, and acts as her sounding board and partner. He’s willing to sacrifice to ensure her happiness, but more, he wants to keep her safe. Because there’s a killer stalking her, and one interview at a time, they mean to catch him.

Navy SEAL Brett ‘Cutter’ Weaver is on a mission to Nicaragua when he learns his bride-to-be, Tess Kelley, has been injured in a car bombing. At Homeland Security’s demand, he’s rushed home on the next available transport and arrives to find Tess embroiled in three controversial stories. One may offer the key to her attacker.
On top of the emotional and physical upheaval of the bombing, Tess has been offered the journalistic opportunity of a lifetime at the Washington Post, and is torn between her love for Brett and the need to prove herself to her father, a famous war correspondent. If she accepts the job, she and Brett face living on opposite sides of the country. With their wedding two weeks away, she has temptations to face and tough decisions to make.
Serving as her security detail, Brett sees Tess’s remarkable investigative reporting skills in action, and acts as her sounding board and partner. He’s willing to sacrifice to ensure her happiness, but more, he wants to keep her safe. Because there’s a killer stalking her, and one interview at a time, they mean to catch him.

Building Ties by Teresa J. Reasor

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Brett and Tess, Part II.. Brett is now with a new SEALs team and deployed and hopes he will able to make it home in time for his wedding. Tess has been keeping herself busy with the wedding planning and 3 stories she has been investigating. One of them ends up putting her life in danger when her car is blown up.

The majority of the story takes place stateside with Brett stepping in to be Tess’s personal bodyguard and she continues her investigations along with trying to figure out who wants her dead. We get plenty of face time with Brett’s original SEAL team and their significant others but nothing new about Derrick.

I love this series and Teresa writes great military romance but part of me was a little disappointed we didn’t get one of the other guys story from the original SEAL team. Hopefully Bowie or Doc will be up next as I know we have to wait till the end to finally get Derrick’s story.

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