Night with a SEAL

Hot SEALs, Volume 1
Narrated by: Craig Jessen
Series: Hot SEALs, Book 1
Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
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Ten years of dedication to the Navy taught SEAL Jon Rudnick one thing: He's not afraid to risk life and limb for his country. But when navigating military red tape begins to present more challenges than the enemy, it makes Jon question his future. So does Alison Cressly, the woman who doesn't do one-night stands or SEALs but who broke both rules with Jon the eve of his deployment to Afghanistan. He can't get her out of his head - not while away and not now that he's back.

When Ali's life is threatened and military rules won't allow him to intervene, Jon decides it's time to take back control. The question is what would a SEAL do as a civilian? Jon's got skills, drive and an idea, as well as a few teammates willing to cover his six. And he's got the hope of more with Ali.

A team of sexy SEALs, a terrorist threat, and an attraction that can't be denied... it all comes together in this launch of the Hot SEALs romantic suspense series from New York Times and USA Today best-selling contemporary romance author Cat Johnson.

©2014 Cat Johnson (P)2014 Cat Johnson
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Good start to the series!

This book could have been great but it felt rushed to me. There could have been a little more story and it would have turned my rating to 5 stars. I liked the writing and the characters but I didn't feel the love between the them because they only had about 3 meeting before he realized he wanted her forever. I know it was over 6-7 months but I just needed more details and more encounters. I thought the sex scenes were super hot and the lead up for the rest of the series was definitely intriguing! I think this will be a HOT series with sexy Alpha male SEAL's (how could it not be)! The narration was just ok, I think it would have been better with dual narration because Craig Jessen has a sexy voice but not a great female voice. I will listen to book 2!

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Smexy first book in the series

This is a really interesting, if brief start to the series. I am excited to read more of these smexy SEALs. Jon and Ali have a quick one night stand that builds to more over time.

The narrative is mixed between the two leads, alternating POV smoothly. I prefer this method, because you really get to see into the characters. Jon tends to keep his feelings on lockdown, he is rather serious. Ali is a great match for him because she brings levity to his somber moods. I will enjoy seeing more of them together as the series progresses.

Lots of supporting cast here as a few hints at future pairings. There is great potential in this series and where the stories can lead.

Yes, it is hot and smexy. Could have been hotter, as their time together was hurried. I would love to have a really nice long drawn out encounter. Sure they had that, but it was a case of tell and not show. I wanted to be there in every steamy caress of the reunion!!

I listened to the audiobook narrated by Craig Jessen, who has a great voice. I really enjoyed the timber of his read throughout. The men's tones are deliciously deep, while the women tend to be breathy. I did enjoy his pace, it moves the story along at slower moments.

A quick listen and tease for the series. I want more!!

Disclosure - I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts, opinions and ratings are my own.

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Would you consider the audio edition of Night with a SEAL to be better than the print version?

This was my first audio book. The narrator for this book was just great. Since I haven't read the print version I can't compare but I loved listening to this audio version.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Night with a SEAL?

I enjoyed the tension and drama of the hostage scene. This moment was one where I couldn't stop listening to the story.

Which scene was your favorite?

I loved the sensuous love scene on the 4th of July night when Ali and Jon were together at Allie's apartment

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This story was one that I just couldn't stop listening to because it was so thrilling and yet it was sensuous and fun.

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Loved!

Cat knows how to write!! I love her men. Each one of them are confident, sexy and delish!!
The narrator was great too:)

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Navy SEAL

This was a good representation of how it works at being a Navy SEAL. The deployments, secrets and brotherhood. It's not cut out for every relationship and every woman as shown here in the diverse group of men. This is John's Story and who he wants to settle down with. Can they make it work?

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Great first in series

Jon and Ally meet at a 4th of July party and hook up for a night before he is deployed again on the understanding that it was all would be. When he returns she is interested in hooking up again but then she is taken hostage in her bank. This changes everything.
A good tale overall with a good narrator who creates emotion etc pretty well

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  • 10-15-19

Loved it!

I love Cat Johnston's books. I usually start an audiobook and stop after a few pages, however this one I was able to finish with Craig Jessen as the narrator.

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Steamy

Enjoyed listening to this steamy romance which is balanced with drama and humor. Narrator has a nice way distinguishing other characters in the scene.

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Great Narrator

The narrator was great. I didn't enjoy the book much when I read it, but listening to the narrator tell this story made all the difference.

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ARC review/ audible

For honest review this is the story of John and his team mates all navy seals and how they interact when on leave and what they desire after I incident puts Rick sister and her best friend Allison in danger. Awesome

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  • Sara B
  • 05-26-20

Hot SEAL

Night with a SEAL is an excellent start to the Hot SEALs series. It's wonderfully-written, steamy, entertaining with fabulous characters. Craig Jessen did an outstanding job with the narration, capturing the nuances of the characters. I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook, one I strongly recommend. I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Jane A.
  • 05-03-20

Enjoyable escape

Ali doesn't do Seals or one night stands but when she meets sexy Seal Jon at her friend Darci's 4th July bbq it's an instant attraction, rules go out the window and the pair have a dissappointingly brief one night stand. Jon doesn't do relationships and ships off on a 6 month deployment the next day. They meet again on NYE, share a kiss, passion rekindled but it's only when Ali is held hostage that Jon realises he actually does want more. There is something missing from the story, it's ok but there isn't really any romance and Jon and Ali are just a bit boring.
I would have liked a bit more substance to their relationship and the book finished a bit soon but the story was enjoyable enough and hopefully is setting the scene for the future series involving all the characters cropping up in this story.

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  • Abigale Whitlock
  • 05-01-20

What a lovely suprise

I was realy posetivly suprised by this Book i'll be honest i'm a picky twat with Books and i am often to honest if there is sutch a thing. But this being a brand new auther for me i was sceptical to say the least but haveing gotten a couple free audiocodes to try out her Books i went ahead and tried this one and i am hooked i abselutly loved this Book from beginning to end and i truely enjoyed her writing style it worked great for me and i cant wait to start the next book.

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  • JCT
  • 04-26-20

More of an intro than anything else

Well, there was no chemistry between the two main characters. More time being awkward around each other than anything else. I could care less what happens to them in the future.
It lays down the ground work for the rest of the series and I'll try the next one. I'm sure they will get better and be more well developed plots... right?

The narrator was decent, but his voice was a little to soft and mellow for my taste when thinking of a hot sexy seal.

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  • Dektolia
  • 04-24-20

Stand alone start to series

This book was a nice change from the contemporary romance (i.e. angst) books I have been listening to lately. I would recommend it to people interested in a quick HFN without a lot of drama.

This was the first book I listened to narrated by Craig Jessen. He has a pleasant voice and I appreciated that he made the different characters sound drastically different, though a couple of the voices seemed odd.

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  • Ann L
  • 03-14-20

Good

Good story and I liked the narrators voice, it was very clear and I liked the depth he gave John. ni cannot wait to listen to more.

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  • Nina B.
  • 11-17-19

Already love this series ❤️

Omgoodness I’m already in love with this series. Hot Navy Seals are trying to create their own team without the government overseeing their every step. Ali gets pushed to hook up with Jon but he is about to get deployed. While gone they have each thought about the other. On his day back home Ali is put in a dangerous situation making him realize he needs her in his life and will do anything to make that happen. Narration is great and I definitely recommend this book.

🎧Audiobook Obsession

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  • Vanessa Leighton
  • 11-17-19

Wow

When the author declared them hot seals she wasn’t joking this book nearly fried my phone. It’s hot and oh so enjoyable. The characters have a real depth to them and they push through a really strong story. Can’t wait for the next one

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  • Toni walker
  • 11-07-19

Hot 🥵

Omg what can I say about this book 🥵🥵🥵
Very very hot story was written very good characters all so hot can’t wait to start book 2