This is the prequel to my Echo Platoon series, a novella introducing my upcoming heroes: U.S. Navy SEALs.
Tyler Rexall never considered being anything besides a Navy SEAL. But a mission-gone-wrong has ended his career in the Teams, leaving Tyler handicapped, his self-identity obliterated. Returning to his hometown of Louisa, Virginia, Tyler wallows in despair. He has no idea that the young woman showing up on his doorstep with a dog holds his future in the palms of her hands.
Katie Crowley's lifelong crush on the formidable "T-Rex" hasn't waned one iota in the last decade. Seeing him beaten down and disabled arouses her determination to help him, even as she's being terrorized by a desperate man who is getting bolder by the day. Can Katie convince a proud man like Tyler to accept that a service dog might change his life? Unfortunately, she may not get the chance or the time to heal him as her heart demands, not when her stalker returns for a final encounter.
©2014 Marliss Melton (P)2014 Marliss Melton
I enjoyed this audio book a lot. It is in the top 10 audios I have listened to so far. I will listen to it again as it was well written and well preformed.
Skin Deep by Pamela Clare. The wounded warrior that learns to live and love again.
Playing ball with Bronco!!!! LOL
I listened to this book in one sitting. The narrator was well chosen. He added to the reading of the book with the emotions he entered into his dialog and his impeccable timing.
This audible book was given to me for an honest review. I had previously purchased the e-book so I could help contribute to the War Dog foundation.
Reviewer for Delighted Reader Blog
It was a combination of the engaging plot, likeable characters and narrator's strong storytelling.
I liked the hero's character growth and friendship with his dog and the heroine's compassion.
Tyler- came alive for me
but he did a good job with the female voice of Katie.
I loved the turning point when Tyler called Katie to apologize and try to start over with her.
It's a novella so of course it was short and too the point. I felt it moved to tender feelings quick, but not beyond expectation quick. The epilogue was a nice touch. I was left with a desire for more of the series and a feeling of enjoyment for this story.
yes I would. While it's a short listen it is an awesome story. Everything about it was things I love it's got great service dogs and a wounded warrior who learns he is still needed
That Katie helped Tyler realize he was still a warrior and could help people by giving him Bronco
I've listened to one other book narrated by David Brenin and I loved how he did it. This one was just as well done as the other I listened to
When Katie and Tyler took Brunco to see his Mom in the nursing home and she said something that gave Tyler piece with her dementia
While this is a short listen it is great story and well worth your time and a credit. I am listening to this series in the wrong order but I've enjoyed every one of these stories so far and can't wait to listen to the rest of them
Say something about yourself!
Fantastic! A thrilling and romantic start to a series.
I have had the ebook version of this sitting unread in my Kindle for a while, and I had no idea what I had been missing! Marliss Melton is as great a writer as any contemporary romance writer today. She is one of my favorites now. This audiobook has sweet romance, a searingly intimate love scene, suspense, action, a vividly adorable dog, a multi-faceted wounded hero, and a smart and strong heroine.
In my opinion, this audiobook is perfect: both perfectly written and perfectly narrated. Every character's voice was exactly right for the story. I was immediately immersed in the audiobook from the first minute listening. The narrator's pacing, accents, and emotion were right on target. This narrator David Brenin rises above just being talented to be a true expert.
Tyler is a Navy SEAL who recently lost his foot during a mission, and he is struggling to come to terms with his physical disability and his PTSD. Tyler is wonderfully honorable, respectful towards women, and also really hot in the bedroom! Katie is tough and intelligent. She also has PTSD from when a man physically (not sexually) attacked her in college. Now it seems that someone new is threatening Katie's safety, but we thankfully know immediately that it is not Tyler. I admire Katie for doing something really positive with her life: training service dogs. Bronco is the vivacious service dog that Katie foists on Tyler in an attempt to help him. I can tell that Marliss Melton really knows and loves dogs, because Bronco's behavior is very realistic.
I was really impressed by this 2.25 hour audiobook, and I plan to listen to the rest of this series. I had previously listened to and loved (5 stars) Book 5 "Never Forget". I recommend this to every fan of contemporary romance. I received a free Audible copy from the author, and I voluntarily wrote this honest review.
This was a nice exciting, sensual novella, about a Navy SEAL who had lost his left foot on an op and was having a few physical and mental problems, until he met Katie. Katie ran a dog kennel that boarded and trained service dogs. Tyler was Katie’s high school crush, although he didn’t know it.
Anyway, it was a good story, with a bad guy trying to get to the money he’d embezzled from his clients, and then got caught, but all the money wasn’t found, so he thought Katie found it in the house he used to own. So, he was stalking her and breaking into her house. I like that there isn’t a whole lot of secret-keeping in novellas, where you just keep wishing they’d tell someone the secret and be done with it already.
There is explicit sex in this and the F-bomb was used 4 times.
As to the narration: David Brenin is a wonderful narrator. His men have really sexy voices and the women sound like women and he reads with terrific emotions.
This is a great introduction to the series, it really makes you want to know more. Although, I am confused by the series name "Echo Platoon" as that wasn't the group he belonged to, we shall have to wait and see I guess.
Tyler may be a wounded warrior, but is his still a delicious hero! I love his interactions with the service dog he is tricked into getting. He is just so sweet and you can see the Alpha coming back as he heals.
Katie is just my kind of gal. Sassy and curvy, with a touch of nerdy on the side. She really knows how to get her man! I loved her dynamic with Tyler and the strength she showed facing her fears. She is a real survivor.
Love these two getting together, really wish it were a longer story. I hope we see more of them in the series.
Great bit of Romantic Suspense, even if it was rushed and details were skimpy.
I listened to the audiobook narrated by David Brenin, who never fails to be a delight to the ears. Yummy gruff tones make your knees weak. He has a great pace that moves with the action of the story. I can not wait to hear him on the other books in the series, especially the yummy naughty bits!
I want more! This was just too short!
Disclosure – I received this audiobook in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts opinions and ratings are my own.
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I love books about Navy SEALs meeting their strong counterpart and you add in a service dog and you have a great combination. The fact that proceeds from the sale will be donated to this nonprofit organization: Hero Dogs made the book more enjoyable for me. The fact that Tyler has a disability and overcomes it, shows that people need to realize that some disabilities can become a just smaller description in a person's life story...not the entire theme of it. I loved this story.
Marliss Melton's Navy SEALs books are reminiscent of Suzanne Brockmann's Navy SEALs book. Both authors are favorites of mine!
This book is the first audio book I have ever listened to. I have to say that I did not enjoy it as much as I enjoyed reading it. I read the Kindle version when the book was first released. Having already read the book, I already had a "vision" of how Tyler Rexall and Katie Crowley were. After all, Tyler is a Navy SEAL (an alpha..."the only easy day was yesterday") and Katie is a dog trainer (where the trainer is always the alpha of the pack...having trained dogs for years, I know this for a fact). However,the reader's voice did not lend to the characters' personality. I felt that Tyler came off more weakly than I had envisioned him to be and the reader's falsetto, breathless voice for Katie, gave me the impression that she was a weakling.
Wow....any book by Marliss Melton is a book I would like to read in one setting....if only I didn't have other responsibilities getting in my way of enjoying her books.!
Marliss Melton's books give the reader an insight into what our service people go through to ensure our nation's safety. Katie is suffering from PTSD and Tyler comes home after a career changing disability. They have to learn to overcome their disabilities in order to find their happiness.
An introduction to a new series by an author I've enjoyed reading for many years, LOOK AGAIN introduces the Echo Platoon. I've seen first hand the impact a service dog can have. Having that be central in the story was fun to read. I've already begun listening to DANGER CLOSE, the first full length story in the series!
"Honestly one of the best books I've listened to"
yes I would, its got adult content but is not smutty! I relate to the guy with the amputated foot because I have my own struggles.
It's gentle loving and beautiful but with out being wimpy!
I've heard him Narrate other things its one of the reasons why I gave this book a go. I love the way he portrays the Characters.
Read it! it's a short and very enjoyable read! only took me a couple of hours.
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