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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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    2 out of 5 stars

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.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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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.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Colleen
  • Sterling, United States Minor Outlying Islands
  • 04-18-11

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.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Marydior
  • Oakville, ON, Canada
  • 03-13-11

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.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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    1 out of 5 stars

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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so he’s not average

If you want the prequel to Tom Paoletti’s Troubleshooters, read these books of Joe Catalanotto’s Alpha Squad. You’ll definitely see similarities in characters and situations, but these are the less gritty Harlequin versions.
I liked the way the chemistry was communicated between Cowboy and Melody. I didn’t like how pig-headedly stupid Melanie was in this story. While I appreciated her explanation of her reasons, it seemed inconsistent with the character outlined at the beginning of the story.
Guest did a decent job of narration, but her strength is in her female voices.
Recommend.

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so good

each book in this series gets better and better! I was hesitant at first to continue the series, but I'm so glad I did!!!

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This author never misses!

Enjoyable story, holds your interest throughout. If you have not yet read the Trouble shooters series by Ms. Brockmann.. You must!

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An ok story

Of this series not my favorite but it's still a better than good listen and a lure to the next book in the series.

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Thumbs down on narrator

These alpha squad books are great but the narrators are getting worse!
Jones and Melody finally get it right