I’m not quite sure what I expected when I started reading this one. I know it wasn’t for one of the owners of GAPS to go totally off the grid. When he did I expected the worst and I think everyone else did too. Including Zane his partner and his live-in girlfriend Ali.
While he is off doing something that blows my mind with its danger, Ali finds herself pregnant. She took St John’s Wort which rendered her birth control ineffective. Now faced with Jon gone to who knows where, for who knows how long, she prepares herself to be a single mother. The absolute last thing she expects is for him to propose the minute he gets back. This is a favorite scene.
It only proved what he knew already. No one could predict what could happen or when. He could live to a hundred or he could die tomorrow. It was about time he started really living.
“God, I missed you.” The words were barely out before he crushed his mouth against hers.
Overwhelmed by the need to feel safe and alive, he kissed her hard and thoroughly. The long list of miracles that had brought him home mostly unscathed grew by one more when Ali didn’t push him away.
She sank into his kiss, clinging to him through the jacket he’d never taken the time to remove.
He wanted to get her to the bedroom. Wanted the clothes separating them— his damp ones and her warm ones— gone.
But he wanted something else more.
Breaking the kiss, he blurted out the words that would make her his for the rest of his life. “Marry me.”
She pulled back from him.
“Marry me.” Now that he’d said it once, the words spilled out even easier.
Her eyes narrowed. “Why are you asking me that now?”
“What?” He was too confused to comprehend her frown or the suspicion in her tone. Wasn’t this what she’d wanted?
“Did you come right here or stop somewhere first?”
Further confused by that question, he said, “I stopped at the office.”
Her nostrils flared. She was mad he went to the office?
He continued, trying to diffuse this bomb while blind. “I had to. My truck was parked in the lot. And my house keys were there too. Ali, I don’t know what’s happening here. All I know is I want to marry you.”
“You didn’t before you left.”
“I did. I just—”
“I can’t be here with you right now.” After cutting him off she moved toward the door.
What the fuck had just happened?
Romanced by a SEAL: Hot SEALs (Kindle Locations 1335-1351). Cat Johnson. Kindle Edition.
OMG the little things he remembers and surprises her with. I laughed and cried a lot in this one. I really need to go back and read the ones I missed.
Thank you Cat for the view of the behind the scenes activity that is trying very hard to keep us safe and free.
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A top 10 New York Times bestseller, Cat Johnson has been the recipient of a starred Publishers Weekly review and is the author of the USA Today bestselling contemporary romances One Night with a Cowboy (Oklahoma Nights), and Saved by a SEAL, Kissed by a SEAL and Loved by a SEAL (Hot SEALs).Known for her unique and creative marketing and research practices, Cat has sponsored bull riding cowboys, promoted romance using bologna and owns a collection of cowboy boots and camouflage for book signings. A fair number of her research consultants wear combat or cowboy boots for a living.Since 2006, Cat has put approximately one million digital and print stories in readers’ hands.