I like the writing, but loathe the so-called heroine. I quit reading at about halfway through because I just couldn't take any more of the idiotic heroine. She is willfully ignorant, stupidly obstinate, foolishly impetuous, and unbearably controlling. In other words, she's too stupid to live. Other than sexual chemistry and blonde good looks, there's nothing attractive about her. Makes me pity the poor hero who takes her back when he should have fallen to his knees and given thanks that she dumped him.
Could barely get through first few chapters of this book. I'm not one to demand absolute detailed accuracy in a romance novel. However, this was a little too hard for me to suspend belief to such an extreme when dealing with military operations. I don't know much about any type of military protocol, but surely an UNTRAINED civilian going on and demanding to head up any kind of special ops mission is too much of a stretch to be believable. I love military romance and I love a strong heroine. What I don't love is stupidity and stubbornness masquerading as "strength." It comes off as airheadedness despite the intention to be otherwise. This should have been just a plain military action novel. The heroine's unrealistic actions turned me off right from the beginning and ruined the romance part of it for me. I'm all for suspending belief for a momentary escape once in a while, but this was asking for a bit much.
A really fun read with non-stop action and great suspense. I was on the edge of my seat at many points, holding my breath, hoping it all would work out in the end. I could not put the book down until I finished. I simply adored each and every character; you truly become invested in their well-being. The two main characters are so perfect together that you can't help but root for them. All of the characters are full of personality, however, and are well developed.
This is the first book I've read by this author but certainly not the last. It is very well written with very few, if any, errors that I noticed; though, to be honest, I was so into the action that I could have missed something. Great romance with minimal sex and no graphic descriptions on what little there is. I can't wait to get started on the next in the series! However, the book can stand on it's own, without reading further into the series (no cliffhangers), which I love as I hate that trend. But you will definitely want more of these characters. :)
A self-centered Daddy's girl looks on as her customers are shot at and kidnapped from an Ecuadorian jungle when they don't follow directions. She is willful and never seems to get the memo that she is not in charge of the Seal team sent in to save her clients. She continually makes poor decisions which place the team and the hostage in dangerous conditions, causing some to the killed. If it had been most men I know, she would have been left to fend for herself at the start. The Seal team was spot on and brought the story to a good conclusion. Will read the next books to see if the heroine ever grows up and starts acting like an adult instead of a spoiled child. I received this book free for an honest review.
Almost 3 in the morning and I just finished this book. WOW! I have to say: she nailed it! I can't wait to read the next one! Heroine totally relatable, writing completely descriptive, and these SEALS are amazing! I love and support the military that protects us, and I'm definitely a bit biased to the Navy as my brother is now a retired Navy Corpsman. She made these men, who may seem a bit out of my social wheel, come to life! This story may not be true, but it reminded me that these are men who love and feel, but with much more passion than most because they know the value of life and how important it is to love. She definitely made me fall in love with Mack! Thank you Kimberley!
Unlikable heroine. She's hot. She has to be the boss in EVERY situation and she will sneak behind your back to get her way. This is the story: Girl meets Navy Seal. Girl demands that boy quit his career as a Seal. Boy refuses. Girl goes behind boys back to have Daddy pull strings to have him benched. When this doesn't work she breaks up with him. 18 months later girl needs Navy Seal. Girl calls the Seal she dumped and demands that he help her. He refuses. Her Daddy forces him to help. She demands to lead the mission into jungle TO RESCUE HOSTAGES FROM GUERRILLAS...based on her vast experience as a travel agent who practices yoga and knows Spanish. I was surprised she needed to call in a Seal team at all. She clearly was qualified to do it herself. Once again, she goes behind the Seals back. Her actions get many people killed. After briefly being angry, Seal assures girl it was not her fault. Even though it was. Girl does not learn and continues to ignore good advice and gets herself taken hostage. At this point I am excited. Maybe the guerrillas will keep her and the Seal can go drown his sorrows at a bar and meet a girl who is less annoying. Sadly, this was not to be. They are riding off together to a future where she refuses to do anything he asks because he isn't the boss of her. The good news is that it shouldn't be to long before she runs across a burning building and ignores the advice of trained fire fighters and runs into a burning building and dies in a fiery building collapse. If that fails when the Seal gets tired of her he can just tell her to not jump off of a bridge.
She was never going to fall for a Navy guy, because her dad is an Admiral. But falls hard for this SEAL.. But they break up. 18 months later she family in Columbia in trouble. She calls him, he doesn't want to help. The Admiral calls, he goes, but will it work.
All the two protagonists think about is having sex with each other, even in the most dangerous of times. Let's have sex even though all these bad guys are trying to kill us. Really?!? I did not like either of the main characters. The male was way too possessive and macho; the female, although supposedly a strong, independent woman, came off as a pathetically weak "I'm so in love" woman. Yuck!