Special Operator Lucas Shipley thought his living arrangement was temporary, since getting booted from the house by his wife. He sleeps on a couch in the apartment with four other divorced Navy SEALs, thinking he'll get the call to come home any day. He ignores the not-so-helpful advice his buddies are giving him about marriage, women, and romance. Until he gets served with divorce papers.
Marcy Gelland is hired by Lucas' soon-to-be ex-wife to liquidate all their real estate holdings and help her orchestrate a speedy departure from Lucas' life. Based on what the hot-headed SEAL wife has told her, Marcy understands Lucas deserves every ounce of pain coming his way.
But when Marcy and Lucas are left alone together in a remote Northern California woods, they ignite a personal bonfire that threatens to burn down the whole forest. Marcy is forced to see she is wrong about Lucas.
Amidst the backdrop of hardened bachelor SEALs with their unsolicited, anti-long-term relationship advice, and a terrorist training camp operating nearby, Lucas must do what he's always done: be the hero and save the day. But will it be in time to save Marcy?
©2015 Sharon Hamilton (P)2015 Sharon Hamilton
I enjoyed the story even though there were times I thought Lucas was clueless especially when he's around his fellow divorced Seal buddies.
Yes. I would recommend this book.
I love a good SEAL romance and on the whole, I enjoyed this one! Lucas Shipley may be an ace SEAL able to make the correct decision when it can mean the difference between life or death, but when it comes to women he definitely skipped reading the book.
Lucas’ current situation consist of living in the equivalent of a SEAL frat house, sleeping on a couch and expecting a phone call any moment from his estranged wife Connie begging him to come back home, instead he gets served divorce paper and a call from his wife’s realtor Marcy Gelland who's tasked with liquidating their real estate, Marcy cooly requests his John Hancock on the dotted line.
When Marcy gets to know Lucas she discovers he’s nothing like the picture that Connie painted of him and when she and Lucas head up to Northern California, they end up in an ill-advised and poorly timed relationship.
When Lucas is summoned back to San Diego, he asks Marcy to retrieve some of his belongings from his remote cabin and a wrong turn close to a nearby terrorist training camp puts Marcy in the crosshairs of the terrorist organization. I really enjoyed the terrorist plotline in this story it was suspenseful, tense and kept my interest in the story high and that helped push this book to a 4-star rating.
What I didn’t like about the story was Lucas' soon to be ex-wife Connie’s character, she’s slightly unhinged and borderline abusive towards their child and it’s never adequately addressed by either Lucas or Marcy, in fact, I don’t recall there being any interaction in this story at all between Lucas and his child.
The production of Sharon Hamilton's audiobooks are always high-quality and J.D. Hart does an awesome job narrating, he really brings character and emotion to the story and his delivery is engaging in this 8-hour audiobook.
I have no idea why this book got the amount of 4 and 5 stars it did. The SEALS that live together seem only interested in strippers, getting drunk, and talking about all the kids they have around the world, illegitimate kids they neither care about nor support. And Lucas doesn’t seem to care about his 2 kids at all. All he seems to care about is getting back to his home, the one he was thrown out of by his wife, and getting back into her bed so she can take care of his erection. Then he meets Marcy and 3 days later he’s in love and asking her to marry him. He was just served with the divorce the day before. Really? We’re supposed to believe he and Marcy fell in love in 3 days’ time?
I kept reading because in-between the stupidity between Lucas, Marcy and Connie the author threw in a story about terrorists, and after reading 147 pages I was hoping she would get back to that soon. I was done with the main characters. And I can’t see myself reading anything else by this author, at least not her SEAL books, unless someone can promise me that the stories are not as silly as this one and the conversations are not as inane as they were in this. I might try her vampire books to see if they’re any better.
Anyway, it did get exciting at about 80%, when everything came to a head with the terrorists and once Marcy was saved. And speaking of Marcy she was one brave woman.
I really liked the other characters: Nick, Devon, Kyle, Jake, TJ, Luke, Rory, Alex, Cooper, Jackie, Fredo and Donna. I did hate Connie, and I really, really hated Moustafa, who got all that he deserved.
There were 2 or 3 sex scenes, without anything that led up to them and once they got back to Nick and Devon’s, after saving Marcy, the rest of the book was sex and the book ended at 95%.
There was swearing and the F-bomb was used 120 times.
As to the narrator: I’ve listened to J.D. Hart a few times and sometimes he reads with emotions and sometimes he doesn’t. He mostly did in this book but he really needs to work on the female voices. They are just too masculine.
It's always a pleasure to listen to JD Hart's marvellous narration of Sharon Hamilton's gorgeous SEALs
Lucas because I always fall in love with Sharon Hamilton's sensual SEAL heroes.
I listened to all of JD Hart's narration of Sharon Hamilton's books. It's just as thoroughly enjoyable as all the others
Yes I could of listened to it all in one sitting
Sharon Hamilton and JD Hart have another wonderful collaboration
I would always recommend one of Sharon's audio books to a friend. From a couple of reasons
One: Sharon writes amazing stories that will pull you into her world and keep you interested from start to finish
Two: her amazing narrator JD Hart. He is just brilliant in how he brings her books to life. I normally read the kindle version first then listen to the audio when it comes out. The way JD narrators it like getting a new story
The whole thing
Just all great as all his others
If you are a fan of Sharon Hamilton books then don't miss this one
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