Review: Christmas in Cancun by KaLyn Cooper

A sexy, former SEAL and beautiful Mayan anthropologist find more than they bargain for when they team up to complete a decades old family treasure hunt in Cancun. From crystal clear waters to hot, steamy nights, they must work together to escape the danger waiting for them on the Riviera Maya. KaLyn Cooper has penned an exciting, spicy tale of love in the first book of her new, contemporary series, In Cancun. Curl up in your favorite chair and escape to the beautiful Caribbean with Christmas In Cancun.  Busy building a new career with his catamaran company, former SEAL Jack Girard had all but forgotten about his grandfather’s quest to find the golden Mayan goddess statues until his brother’s beautiful widow, Jillian, and adorable daughter, Addison, arrive in Cancun with the research. His need to complete the family mission is almost as strong as his desire for Jillian.  Between raising her daughter alone and finishing her doctorate in Mayan anthropology, Jillian doesn’t have time for a man in her life, although, after mourning for two years, she’s ready for one in her bed.  An underwater Virgin Mary statue and centuries-old manuscripts lead the two of them through the Mayan Riviera and directly into danger.  During steamy Caribbean nights together, will they develop the ability to move on and discover the real treasure is family?

A sexy, former SEAL and beautiful Mayan anthropologist find more than they bargain for when they team up to complete a decades old family treasure hunt in Cancun. From crystal clear waters to hot, steamy nights, they must work together to escape the danger waiting for them on the Riviera Maya. KaLyn Cooper has penned an exciting, spicy tale of love in the first book of her new, contemporary series, In Cancun. Curl up in your favorite chair and escape to the beautiful Caribbean with Christmas In Cancun.
Busy building a new career with his catamaran company, former SEAL Jack Girard had all but forgotten about his grandfather’s quest to find the golden Mayan goddess statues until his brother’s beautiful widow, Jillian, and adorable daughter, Addison, arrive in Cancun with the research. His need to complete the family mission is almost as strong as his desire for Jillian.
Between raising her daughter alone and finishing her doctorate in Mayan anthropology, Jillian doesn’t have time for a man in her life, although, after mourning for two years, she’s ready for one in her bed.
An underwater Virgin Mary statue and centuries-old manuscripts lead the two of them through the Mayan Riviera and directly into danger.
During steamy Caribbean nights together, will they develop the ability to move on and discover the real treasure is family?

Christmas in Cancun by KaLyn Cooper

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Beautiful locations and the search for lost treasure make up this romantic suspense between two unlikely people.
Jack Girard and his family have a long history of treasure hunting in Cancun. I liked how the author blended both the more ancient traditions of their Mayan ancestry along with current day traditions. Jack is a former Navy SEAL who is now running a charter catamaran company along with many of his former teammates. Along with that he also dabbles in dives looking for the treasures his grandfather was sure were out there. Two years ago he lost his brother to a drive by shooting. He was deployed at the time and was unable to make it back for the funeral or to meet his brother’s widow who was pregnant at the time. Two years later all of his family is at their estate in Cancun for the holidays and his brother’s widow has decided to come with her daughter.

Jillian was devastated when her husband died but she had to carry on and raise her daughter. She also decided she was going to finish her doctorate which was something her and her husband was both passionate about. Before he died he believed he had found the location of a treasure that Jack’s family had been looking for generations for.

What the two didn’t realize is there were also others looking for the same treasure and they would go to any means to get it which puts both of their lives in danger.

Jack and Jillian are attracted to each other right off the bat and Jack really falls in love with his little niece but due to her being his brother’s widow he’s reluctant at first to act on his feelings but its not long before these two give in. We get to meet quite a few of Jack’s old teammates who I am wondering if will get their own stories in the future. Jack’s divorced sister and her two kids also played a part in this book and her story is left with a little bit of a cliffhanger so hopefully we sure get her story next.

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