He’s everything she should fear…
Bristol Munoz’s life has never been typical. Or safe. Raised by her father, a Mexican drug lord who murdered her mother, Bristol knows she’s nothing but a bargaining chip to her father. He’ll give her to the man most able to further his cartel’s powerful holdings, and her life will go from bad to worse. Her only hope is to try another escape…Then he arrives. He’s different than the other men in her father’s compound, but no less dangerous. Maybe more so, because she’s attracted to him.
But all she really wants.
Working undercover for the CIA was not how Navy SEAL Nash Cantrell wants to spend his time. But keeping missiles out of the wrong hands is something he can handle. However, he didn’t count on part of his mission involving getting close to Bristol. He can’t afford to like her, but can’t stop himself. She’s a commodity her father won’t let go easily. When his cover is blown, Nash has to stop the deal—and save Bristol.
When the plan goes wrong and Bristol is kidnapped, Nash will break every rule to get her back.
Or die trying.
Working with the CIA wasn’t quite what Nick expected when he became a SEAL but here he was in Mexico, establishing himself as a buyer with Luiz Munez, a major player in the Armador Cartel.
His first surprise is at dinner with the man. Luiz was practically offering his daughter, Bristol to Nick. Bristol hadn’t said anything about the way she was being treated at least not until Luiz mentioned her mother.
This is a favorite scene after she storms out of the dining room with Luiz’s second, Leon on her heels.
He turned back to Leon, expecting the bodyguard to take another swing at him, but the man was headed for the large marble island in the middle of the kitchen. Nash wasn’t sure what he was up to until Leon jerked a big chef’s knife out of a rack of blades.
Nash had been willing to play this out for the sake of the mission, even if all he really wanted to do was beat the crap out of the guy. But now that Leon had a weapon, all bets were off. He wouldn’t hesitate to kill this asshole.
“You’re going to look fucking stupid with that knife sticking out of your ass,” Nash told him.
Leon laughed, holding the knife low and away. Like a man who knew what he was doing with a blade.
Nash dropped into a defensive stance, waiting for Leon’s first move, when a low male voice intruded from the doorway.
“Leon, the boss wants you.”
Nash didn’t have to look to know it was one of Munoz’s guards. For some reason, the cartel boss wanted to put a stop to the fight before it was over.
Leon didn’t seem eager to leave, but another sharp reminder from the other man finally broke through the fury. He pointed the tip of his knife at Nash. “This isn’t over,” he muttered.
Tossing the chef’s blade onto the island with a clatter, he threw an angry look in Bristol’s direction, then walked out of the kitchen. The other guard followed.
Nash looked at Bristol. “You okay?”
“Yes,” she said, the little quiver in her voice the only indication of how scared she really was. “Thank you. For helping me, I mean.”
He nodded. “You’re welcome.”
“And while I’m grateful, it was stupid of you to do it,” she added.
“Bristol!” the older woman scolded.
“You know I’m right, Isabella,” Bristol said then looked at Nash. “Leon is a sociopath. He would have killed you with that knife without giving it a thought.”
“He would have tried,” Nash corrected, then shrugged. “We all do stupid things, but in my defense, I have to admit I have a hard time thinking straight when I’m around a beautiful woman.”
Bristol sighed. “You don’t have to shower me with compliments. I already thanked you.”
He grinned. “Who said I talking about you? Maybe I was talking about Isabella.”
The older woman blushed but laughed. “I think you need to be careful around this one, Bristol. Something tells me that he might be more dangerous than Leon.” She regarded Nash thoughtfully. “But Bristol is right about Leon, Señor Chapman. Watch yourself around him. He’ll stab you in the back given the chance.”
“I’ll keep that in mind,” Nash promised then looked at Bristol. “Are you going to be okay tonight? Do I need to worry about Leon coming back to bother you?”
Bristol studied him for a long time with those mesmerizing blue eyes of hers. A man could lose himself in that perfect gaze. “I don’t think Leon will try anything else tonight. He only came after me because my father allowed it. And my father only did that to see what you would do.”
He did a double take. “Why?”
“Because my father is a very manipulative man.” She gave Nash a small smile. “Thank you for worrying about me.”
Nash opened his mouth to tell her it wasn’t a big deal, but the way Bristol was gazing at him tied up his tongue in a knot.
“Good night,” she said.
Giving him a nod, she left the room, Isabella Isabella at her heels. The two of them might think Leon was the dangerous one around here, but from Nash’s perspective, Bristol was the one he was going to have to watch out for.
Tyler, Paige. Undercover SEAL (SEALs of Coronado Book 4) (Kindle Locations 590-619). Kindle Edition.
Bristol does have an ulterior motive. She wants to get away from her father, permanently and Nick just might be her way out. One thing Bristol didn’t count on was falling in love with the man. It certainly wasn’t in Nick’s plans either. The heat between these two works its way off the charts in a slow steady way.
Bristol makes a critical choice when Nick’s cover is blown, one that changes everything.
Fast paced, with plenty of drama and action. Not a book you will be able to put down.
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Paige is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of sexy romantic suspense and paranormal romance. She graduated from The University of West Florida with a degree in education in 2000, but decided to pursue a full-time career as a writer in 2004. Since then, she’s written over fifty books in several genres, including paranormal, contemporary, western, sci-fi and erotica. She loves writing about strong, sexy, alpha males and the feisty,independent women who fall for them. From verbal foreplay to sexual heat, her stories of romance, adventure, suspense, passion and true love will leave you breathlessly panting for more.
She and her very own military hero (also known as her husband) live on the beautiful Florida coast with their adorable fur baby (also known as their dog). Paige graduated with a degree in education, but decided to pursue her passion and write books about hunky alpha males and the kick-butt heroines who fall in love with them.
When not working on her latest book, Paige enjoys reading, jogging, P90X, Yoga, Pilates, going to the beach, watching NFL football, watching movies and hanging out with her husband (not necessarily in that order!)