When U.S. Navy SEAL chief Wes Skelly was sent to L.A. on assignment, he agreed to go on a blind date with beautiful single mother Brittany Evans, sister-in-law of a fellow SEAL. After all, he had been secretly in love for years, albeit with a woman who belonged to another man. So what did he have to lose?
Plenty, it turned out. Because suddenly the woman he'd thought he could never have was available. However, so was Brittany - and not only that, she was in danger. Because of him. He knew he could keep her safe. But why was he increasingly certain that he was the one in danger?
©2011 Suzanne Brockmann (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
U.S. Seal Wes Skelly, who you've met in previous books, goes on a blind date with Brittany, sister-in-law to U.S. Seal Harlan "Cowboy" Jones and sister Mel. Both dread the date and it begins with Brittany putting him at ease by saying "Let's just say we're not going to be interested in each other and enjoy the night out." With the pressure off, they become friends, learn a lot about each other and work together to catch the stalker of the sister of Wes's long time crush. A lot of good romance, insight into their own characters with a mystery/thriller in the background. Reminds me of some of Jennifer Crusie/ Bob Mayer co-written books like "Don't Look Down."
I liked the book, but sometimes it dragged....also the Skully voice could of sounded more like a man than a munchkin. But good read.....good ending
I usually love to escape to Brockmann but the narrator didn't fit with the story this time. It isn't Brockmann's best, either, so the unappealing performance coupled with the slightly disappointing character development drops the score for me.
It is good, but the story line is similaqr to others of her book.
It is a continuation of other books of SB with Navy Seals as hero. The story is good but the canvas is known from her other books. One does wonder if all Navy Seals are good in bed, we already know that they are intelegent and superb fithers. It is a nice story.
Naration is very good, you feel the story
Give me water to swim and surf in. That with a glass of red and the sun. That's heaven.
Very well written and at the end I made myself a promise to read more by this author.
always enjoy S. Brockman. narrator Hendrix however had her female characters sounding like grandmothers and the male's like great grandmothers straining, yuk.
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.
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.
I've read the book umpteen times and love the story. Now I can listen to the characters. The plot line is believable, especially in this day and age of crazy people. Wes Skelly, the conflicted Navy Seal, has a compelling back story. Britney Evans, the ER RN and mother of an adopted son is pretty determined to not get involved. There are twists and turns and sub-plots as they travel their different ways but manage to end up realizing the same thing is important to both of them.
When Wes realizes Britney is in serious trouble and he races to get to her. Then she is the one to save him from the crazy fan/stalker.
She does a pretty good job of vocalizing differently for each character. I've listened to books where you have to read the paper edition to figure out who is saying what; e.g. the men all sound the same as do the women.
When Wes finally opened up about the death of his younger brother.
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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.
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