But there's nothing wrong with predictable. It took me awhile to figure out that Brittany and Andy were from another book in the series which would have made it a little less confusing. The author could have pulled that connection together a little better in the beginning. Some of the dialog was a bit "fake" or hokey from Wes or maybe the narrator didn't deliver it very well. Overall, enjoyed the storyline and the characters. Hope there's another one at some point.
Brittany is divorced and a nurse. Six years ago she adopted thirteen-year-old Andy who is now attending college on a baseball scholarship. They have a great, close relationship. Brittany’s sister set her up on a blind date with Wes a Navy SEAL. Circumstances keep Wes and Brittany together for several days and they develop a really nice close friendship-relationship. Wes has been secretly in love with Lana for years. Lana is married to another SEAL. Lana asks Wes to help her sister Amber who is being stalked.
What I liked best is the author’s style of lots of conversation. Too many authors don’t do enough dialogue. This was a good way to see the relationship develop. Although I was surprised that both main characters used the phrase “you know” way too much. That is a crutch when people speak, but writing can eliminate it. Maybe it’s true to life, but it’s distracting when written.
I loved one part about Wes going to college. Brittany suggested he live on campus in a dorm with other students. He said he spent his life living with others when he had no family. So now that he has a family (Brittany) he wants to continue feeling part of the family and living with her while he’s in college.
The characters were interesting and likeable. The suspense involved a stalker. It was a small part of the story, but it was good. Most of the story is the romantic relationship.
This is book 11 in the series. Other SEALs and their wives are brought into the story for small parts from time to time. I assume their stories were told in previous books. This book is shorter than a typical novel.
The narrator Gayle Hendrix was very good.
Genre: contemporary romance with some suspense.
Yes, I will listen to this audio book again. The story kept me interested. I thought the characters were believable and likeable! I also love a happy ending.
I have enjoyed Suzanne Brockmans other series on Navy Seals (Over the edge, Out of control) This is the same premise. However Night Watch is shorter and not as intense.
Love wins in the end!
Sure...I would listen simply for the enjoyment of completing the Tall Dark and Dangerous series.
Not on edge. It was pretty obvious, but I still enjoyed it. After 10 other books of a similar nature, this one did not keep me guessing.
Perhaps...if the leading lady was meant to be older. I enjoyed Gayle, but she gave the impression of a woman who was older, wiser and more sophisticated than the leading ladies of the SEALs series. Most of them were to be in the 20s to early 30s. I believe that Britt was to be mid-thirties, but she came off sounding like a 40-something, while Wes sounded to be in his late 20s. It made the love story a little bit unreal.
Perhaps, although I wasn't able to.
Again, I enjoyed the finality of the series. This wasn't one of my favorites, but it was still good closure!
There are moments when the main character seems really immature and then others where he's really impressive so that sometimes throws the listener for a loop. He's not the typical military hero type, he's flawed (typical), a bit immature but he's funny.