SEALed Fate Book 5
Lana Augon spent her life fighting against society’s rules on beauty and clawed her way to stardom as a plus-sized model. She explored her creativity, lived her life on the edge, and never apologized for it. Needless to say, she made enemies along the way, and now one of them wants her dead.
Eric “Hawk” Standing can’t get the screams out his ears, or visions of what he’s done out of his head. When a string of missions hits too close to home, he loses the thin hold he had on his spiraling PTSD. Under Medical Review, and faced with losing his military career, he’s offered a job by Brotherhood Protection to get away and relax.
But a rich socialite isn’t what he finds in Lana, nor the easy mission he originally thought it’d be. Instead, he finds a temptress with the heart of an eagle, and a blazing love that singes away the pain. He just has to keep her alive long enough to keep what he’s found.
This book is part of a mini series within Kindle Worlds as well as part of the Brotherhood Protectors Kindle World, and I am loving it. Of course I started at the end as opposed to the beginning, so the others are now on my TBR pile.
I fell in love with Hawk and Lana right from the start. She’s a plus-size model making a difference and he thinks he’s too damaged for a relationship.
This is a favorite scene.
“Wíŋyaŋ wašté,” he whispered, the words brushing her lips with his exhale.
“What does that mean?”
“Beautiful woman. But you aren’t mine.”
When he framed her neck with his hands, lowering his head so his mouth hovered above hers, her heart skipped a beat. Near the mountains in Montana, with the sun hanging low in the sky— red, purple, and indigo filling her vision from the sunset—she’d have the first kiss of her life that was real. Lana curled her fingers into his shirt and pulled him closer.
“If I claim you, I won’t let you go,” Hawk stated, looking into her eyes.
Yes, she cried in her mind, her throat too dry to form words. Whatever he had to do, she’d accept it. In this moment, all she wanted was his mouth on hers.
“You met me today. I’m your bodyguard, and you are my client. What you are feeling right now is desire born of a dangerous situation. It will fade.”
Lana nearly fell on her face as he stepped around her and left her hanging in the cool air. The brilliant sunset from moments ago hung with strips of regret, and the bitter taste of rejection filled her mouth. She swallowed it down and spun to face him.
“What it was, Hawk, was pure feeling for the first time in my life. I wanted you the moment I saw you and decided to try.”
“Wanting someone is not enough,” he admonished.
“Don’t speak to me like I’m a child!” she yelled at him.
“Then don’t act like one. Sex isn’t something you just throw around just because you are attracted to someone. It’s supposed to be about respect and caring. A woman I take to bed belongs to me, and there won’t be any misconceptions the next morning. She’s mine.”
“Why is this any different?”
It was stupid, this argument she was having with him. She hadn’t thought this far into it, only about the momentary desire to have him. Hawk’s words hit close to home, further angering her. What about her made him not even want to try? Was it her weight? Her looks?
“You’re a model, and when this is all over with, you’ll travel back home. That’s why this is different,” he explained. “And I … well, I’m not fit for a relationship anyhow.”
Newton, LeTeisha. Brotherhood Protectors: Protecting Hawk (Kindle Worlds Novella) (A SEALed Fate Book 5) (Kindle Locations 395-418). Kindle Worlds. Kindle Edition.
Lana has a stalker that seems to find her no matter where she is. Hawk and his SEAL team with Hank and his Brotherhood Protectors has to narrow down the suspects to those closest to her, something Lana is not thrilled about. Hank and his Brotherhood Protectors with the help of Hawk’s team.
The sparks are flying between these two as the stalker up his game.
Absolutely sizzling, melt your kindle hot, as the tables get turned and it’s Lana who is helping him conquer his demons.
I couldn’t put this book down, and now I want to read the books below to meet the rest of the team that was in this book.
5 Contented Purrs for LeTeisha!
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Writing professionally since 2008, LeTeisha Newton’s love of romance novels began long before it should have. After spending years sneaking reads from her grandmother’s stash, she finally decided to pen her own tales. As many will do during their youth, she bounced from fantasy, urban literature, mainstream, interracial, paranormal, heterosexual, and LGBT works until she finally rested in contemporary romance.
LeTeisha is all about deep angst and angry heroes who take a bit more loving to smooth their rough edges. Love comes in many sizes, shapes, and colors, as well as with—or without—absolute beauty and fairy tale sweetness. She writes the darker tales because life is hard … but love is harder.