Nebraska born and bred Navy SEAL Calvin "Coop" Cooper, after his own family has perished in a tornado, is ordered to meet the family of a prominent San Diego psychiatrist. The doctor's brother is a fallen SEAL medic who died in Grenada. There, Cooper meets Libby Brownlee, the beautiful niece of this fallen hero. Heavily influenced by her father, "We don't speak military here," is her comment about the military in general, and the SEAL community in particular. What starts out as a frosty debate between two people privately dealing with their own personal grief, turns into a passionate affair neither expected. Just as Cooper realizes perhaps Libby is the woman he's always been looking for, she is snatched out from under him by a psychopathic killer bent on revenge. Dr. Brownlee is forced to rely on Cooper's help, along with his buddies in SEAL Team 3. Will Cooper be able to survive the loss of the woman he loves, or will his self sacrifice be enough to keep her safe?
©2012 Sharon Hamilton (P)2013 Sharon Hamilton
"To Thy Known Self Be True"
Entertaining, great story and sex scenes.
Cooper was a SEAL that I can easily identify with. He was easy going, strong and he loved not only his woman but his dog.
I've heard Mr. Hart narrate other books. He does outstanding work. I do prefer his storytelling of romance. I really prefer his character as the narrator and hearing the story from his perpespective. His masculine voice can be strong at times and as smooth as butter at other times. He does great character voices with accents.
I usually listen to audio books at night for about two hours. So, I enjoyed this one in about a week at night and in my car on the way home from work.
I can't wait to hear more from Sharon Hamilton and J.D. Hart.
The family that they have within their own!
They all are!! I was rooting for them all.
I just sank into the story, I was able to see the scenes in my mind while it was being told! Great job!!
Yes i would definitely listen to this again. There are some really exciting and very sensual moments, also i really like the interaction between the SEALs, and JD Hart's remarkable voice
i had a big lump in my throat when *Coop* found his dog, also i loved all the sensual love scenes between Libby and Coop they were so romantic. Also i love it when team SEAL 3 get together their interaction and their loyality to one another is so good and honourable
Yes ive listened to all J D Hart's narration of all Sharon Hamilton SEAL books and Honeymoon Bite and throughly enjoyed everyone. He brings that added dimension to the stories with his clever attention to detail and his wonderful expression he puts into all the accents he uses.
Yes it was. I was lucky enough to read most of this while travelling.
i highly recommend these audio books of Sharon Hamilton's books and JD Hart narration. If your looking for gorgeous heroes, fiesty heroines and action packed adventure with very sensual romantic stories and the seductive, melting voice of J D Hart
Okay there is SO MUCH that I want to say in this review BUT as always I hate giving anything away about the plot!!!
I am not exactly sure how Ms. Hamilton does it! You read the summary for a book and go okay this sounds interesting but what is packed into a book of hers and what is put on the back are two COMPLETELY different things. There is hurt so deep that you ache. Passion so intense you feel singed by it. It sucks you in until by the end of the book you feel like you've known these people all your life!
Of course no book would be a great book without a fabulous storyteller like Mr. JD Hart! His deep voice... The depth of emotion that he puts into it... He is the voice of these SEALs!
Loved this book so much that I had to buy the audio books also along with the one for my kindle and also the paper back.
Yes, because I completely enjoyed listening to the story.
Coop was my favorite character in this story, but I still had some leftover favoritism for Kyle from Accidental Seal, too.
My favorite scene was when Coop and Libby's father finally sat down and talked. Coop explained why he didn't drink and Libby's father told Coop why he was such an ass to him when they first met and apologized. It made me cry.
The scene I just described as my favorite scene.
I think Sharon Hamilton is a fabulous author and J.D. Hart narrates her books perfectly.
What can I say besides this book is awesome I feel in love with this series when I read them in print
Now I am going back and listening to all the audio versions and am falling in love with this series even more
Yes, I liked the storyline, it was more than just sex like a lot of seal book, there was a plot to it that was closely followed.
There was an actual story to it, not just a connection.
I quit listening to audio books because of the lame way they were presented by the reader in the past. This is much better.
The loss of the Seal's family and when he went back to the farm. The loss that had no way of closure in many ways because of the absence of the people he loved, the loneliness.
Take a look it's in a book...Reading Rainbow!
I was excited for this book. Really Cooper was intriguing in the first book. He had that whole delicious bad boy thing going on, yummy player! Her definitely loves up to that in the first chapter. Way to start things of smexy!!
Cooper is an interesting guy and has loads of potential. It just feels rushed in the beginning. I never connected with his loss because it did not have time develop. Perhaps giving him more emotional connection would have helped. Even though he had lost his whole family, there was a major disconnect.
Libby is the kind of girl I usually like to read. She starts off with spunk and appears very strong. She seemed to fall off as the story progressed. I wanted her to stay that kick butt girl who broke a guys finger. That is a gal who could take care of herself. I also felt like she never dealt with her feelings about the situation with her mentor. She had moments where it felt like she was coming to terms with the incident, other times she acted like it never even happened.
The mixed narrative is great because you get into each character's head. The change of POV is very easy to follow and adds to the story. You get more than just Libby and Coop, there are a variety of supporting characters that offer a different narrative. This really helps the reader feel more engaged in the action.
There is a lot going on in this book. The story moves in many different directions, a reader really needs to stay on their toes to keep up. I was not surprised by the stalker, it was kind of right there from the start, even with all the possible curve balls thrown into the plot. While all the plot points were interesting they really seemed to pile up on top of each other. It felt like story overload, perhaps a touch of editing to reign things in would be suggested in the future.
There are connection in all of these books, we see carry over of the side story in the first book. Fredo and his love of Mia, Armando dealing with the family drama, and of course Mia being a world class brat. I get that this spill over is meant to lead me into the next book in the series. It just felt like a distraction from the main plot.
I listened to the audiobook and was once again very pleased with narrator J.D. Hart's performance. He has a yummy deep tone with just a touch of rasp. His speed is just right, I like the faster readers especially in action books. His women's voices are better this time. Far less whiny. All the voices were distinct ad easy to identify. He is a real compliment to the series and made the listening smooth. Once again there was a technique incorporated that made the messages and radio portions sound farther away.
The steamy parts are yummy!! That Cooper really knows how to get down and dirty!! Things progress quickly, but I am okay with that, especially when the characters have chemistry. These two a combustible!! Wickedly delightful to listen to, sigh, that man gives good ears!!
I am really interested in the series and seeing where things are going. There are many unresolved issues with Armando's plot. The last two books have been a big build up for his book. They were each interesting and enjoyable reads, I just felt like they were filled with bits leading to his eventual HEA. I hope it doesn't disappoint. He has been through a lot and that family dynamic is sure to give him fits.
Disclosure - I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts, opinions and ratings are my own.
I'm not sure how to compose a decent review about this book! I'm convinced there's something in the narration that speaks to my subconscious like a hypnotic drug that keeps me wanting to continue to listen, because to be brutally honest, this story lacks---a lot, and yet, I enjoyed it in an odd way. There are moments where I thought--'wait a minute, what the?...who the?...wait, what??!!?' And yet, I found myself really into it, wondering where this super basic story was going! The narrator is good, in that, he has a decent voice but he's horrible at any type of emotion, or inflection, and let's not even talk about the horrible Spanish accents! The best part of this story was the sex--HHHHHOOOOOOTTTTTT!!!! And honestly, even with the sex, I had moments of confusion about what the heck was going on. Only purchase this if you need to numb out completely---seriously.
The first book in the series was different and very simple in nature as well, but, still peaked my interest and the action and sex was really awesome! This second installment had rave reviews, and I'm STILL wondering why! I didn't hate it, but, I certainly didn't love it, however, there's something oddly hypnotic and sensual about these stories that makes me want to get book 3!--on a sale of course! .
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