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Publisher's Summary

All her life, Melody Evans has wanted to marry a plain, average man who doesn’t take risks. But when the foreign embassy is taken over by terrorists and she’s rescued by a daring Navy SEAL, Melody blames the extreme circumstances for their ensuing passion. When it comes to ordinary, Harlan “Cowboy” Jones is anything but, and their encounter leaves Melody with a little more than just memories....

©2010 Suzanne Brockmann (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

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So-so

I had trouble with Melody, the female main character. I just found her annoying and hard. If I was Harlan I would have left her after the first week. She's not very likeable.

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Great Narrator, Loved the story

One installment of the "Alpha Squad" SEALS. Truly enjoyed this book, narrator one of Audible's best and the characters believable. Definitely worth the credits. Will listen to this book more than once.

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Just skip this one...

This has to be my least favorite of Brockmann’s SEAL books. It starts out well, with the SEALs rescuing Melody Evans from hostage situation at a foreign embassy. Harlan “Cowboy” Jones is her personal escort during the escape. After the rescue, the have a brief but hot fling.

Then it is all downhill. Melody learns she is pregnant. Keeps it a secret. Cowboy finds out and comes to persuade her to have a relationship. Melody proceeds to go on and on and on about how she wants to marry someone normal. She is TSTL as well as arrogant and obtuse. Melody is in no way redeemed and didn’t really find myself cheering their HEA.

Note: Please, do not stop at this book ~ the others are so much better. I am not even sure you have to read it to enjoy the rest of the series.

UPDATE 8/12/19: I usually skip this book when rereading the series. However all the TDD books are on Audible Escape, so I thought I would give it another try. I had to DNF. The narrator is terrible. She performs action scenes with the excitement of someone reading a grocery list. When following the book saying that Joe Cat has a NY accent, she gives him 4 words in that accent and then drops back into her lackluster voice for the remainder of his dialogue. The same with Blue’s southern accent. It’s like she can’t be bothered.

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Good romance

Average jones is a good wholesome love story
A little long. Enjoy an easy read

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Didn't care for this one

The main character started out interrsting and strong. Then strong was mixed up with ridiculously stupid, she strung him along until the last chapter.

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Couldn't have made a more unlikable heroine.

Have to say this heroine is the worst I have ever read in any book. Was the author purposely making her unrelateable and detestable as possible? Not sure what she was thinking with this one.

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Holds some interest, could have been better

The story included the point of view of both the macho guy and the feminine lead which was interesting, the story held my interest, but there was a lack of other characters like friends and like where were the parents, their daughter is having a baby alone and there is no mention of family, ever?
The story was not dynamic enough or believable enough.

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Excellent

Loved this book. It had everything I've come to expect from Brockma; a well developed plot and the right blend of romance and sexual context between the main characters.

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Slow to the point

Good beginning, but then slowed down to a crawl. Both the story and the narrator. Could she read any slower? I can understand slowing down for effect but every word in the whole book was drug out. As for the actual story, in real life Jones would have told a clueless Melanie to grow up and marry him NOW! Predictable ending, thank goodness.

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The h... Grr!

Let me start by saying that this book is not typical of the series so I am counting it as a one-off.

The story starts out strong in the middle of the action and our MCs have that magnetic attraction. They later have a wild week and then our h's true colors show.

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Melanie, our h, is in my top 10 worst heroines of all time! Because our H did not fit a super-specific, boring man role, she was going to drive him away. She then finds out that she is pregnant and refuses to let him know.

He goes to visit her, finds out that she is 7 months pregnant when she passes out in front of him. He rushes her to the hospital and she thanks him by berating him and telling him to stay out of her life.

He stays like the glutton for punishment that he is and she spends the next 80% of the story pushing him away and treating him like garbage (most of that time).

I almost decided not to finish but I stuck it out. It really irks me when the H or h is a horrible person throughout the story, then has an epiphany at the end to be a good person. GAH!