Blog Tour, Giveaway, Excerpt and Review of Claiming His Lioness – Shifter Wars Book 3 By Kerry Adrienne



USA Today bestselling author
Kerry Adrienne’s Shifter Wars series
comes to its epic conclusion
when former enemies align, but is it too late
to protect everyone they’ve come to love?


Claiming His Lioness
Shifter Wars Book 4
By
Kerry Adrienne

1cf2a-addtogoodreads

Former enemies align, but is it too late to protect everyone they’ve come to love?

Lara has always relished being a thorn in Mason’s paw. When she was chosen as pride Enforcer, it was easier than ever to get under the passionate shifter’s skin. But with the scent of humans in the air comes a threat she’s powerless to battle alone.

It’s time Lara unites with the one man she needs, the one man she’s secretly drawn to…as if by fate.

If there’s one thing Mason hates more than relinquishing control to a female, it’s the attraction he feels for the fiery lioness. Joining forces with Lara against an insidious enemy only makes their primal bond hotter—and the two of them stronger.

Now it’s up to them, side by side, to bring together three warring shifter clans, win the final fight and save Deep Creek.

Don’t miss any of the Shifter Wars Series by Kerry Adrienne! Waking the Bear, Pursuing the Bear and Taming the Lion, and Saving His Wolf (novella) available now! Links are below!


Barnes and Noble logo_150 ibooks-logo-150x150 google_play_logo_002_002


If ever there was an oil and water relationship this appears to be one.

Mason is Alpha, ruling the pride with his brother Marco. Still recovering from the latest battle for the cave, a new threat has arisen. A pipeline through the protected lands all the shifters live around. Somehow it had gotten approval without anyone knowing it was happening.

Everyone must work together to stop this, the Bears, the Wolves and the Lions. Not an easy feat. But Shoshanna has declared Lara and Mason are the key to everything.

Lana has a secret that she is sure will turn Mason and the pride against her even as they realize they are mates.

Full of suspense, love and sizzle, this is a page-turner you won’t want to miss.

A favorite scene is in the excerpt below, don’t forget to read it and enter the giveaway!

5 Contented Purrs for Kerry!


One Grand Prize winner will receive
a $15 Gift Card
Plus the entire Shifter Wars Series
from Kerry Adrienne in ebook or *print book
(winner’s choice – *print book US only)

10 Runners-up will receive
1 ebook or *print book from Kerry Adrienne
(winner’s choice – *print book US only)

A Rafflecopter Giveaway


Claiming His Lioness Excerpt
Copyright © 2018 Kerry Adrienne

The birds and night animals were active all around them. Though her hearing wasn’t as sensitive as when she moved as a shifter, she still heard them. Scampers and calls to evening plans—all clear to her lioness, who paced inside, longing to get out and run. Lara shushed her, placating her with a promised run later. With summer starting, there’d be plenty of late night runs in the moonlight to the cadence of all the insects and heartbeats in the forest.

A nice fat rabbit sounded perfect for dinner.

Mason motioned her to crouch and she did, crawling up close to him in the brush. She could smell him. Warm, with a streak of fierceness, like a juicy steak with a hint of tangy sauce. A spice she couldn’t name and a scent so intoxicating, she had to move back a bit. She’d been near him too much today. She sniffed again, and he turned and shot her a smile.

She looked away.

What the hell was wrong with her? She wasn’t one to go around sniffing men. She shook her head. I’m just hungry, that’s all.

Mason grabbed her arm. She looked where he was pointing and inhaled sharply. Through the bushes, a short distance away, a smattering of tiny campfires blazed. And tents cast hulking shadows across the lakeshore.

Where were the humans?

The low sound of muffled voices grew louder and Lara strained to hear what was going on. A group of humans—male and at least one female—made their way to the edge of one fire, their faces alight with the bright glow.

They looked happy. None appeared to be armed but why were there so many of them? The lake was remote—how could they have gotten all the equipment so deep into the woods—unless they’d had pack mules.

And why were they at the lake?

Mason’s face mirrored her concerns, his brows slanted and his skin drawn tight. His mouth a firm line. Lara watched him a minute, noting his slightly curved nose—the bump was the only way she could easily tell Marco and Mason apart unless they were talking. Somehow, the imperfection made him even more handsome than his brother.

She looked back at the humans standing around the fire like an army at ease, but aware battle was coming. Most looked out of place—not like seasoned hikers or hunters. More like businessmen without their suits, forced into jeans and T-shirts and shoes they only wore once or twice a year or maybe bought for the outing.

Stranger and stranger.

A large man glanced their way, spotted then, then rushed toward where they crouched. Bile filled Lara’s mouth and her lioness screamed run, but she froze in place. Several other men followed the leader, and within seconds, she and Mason were surrounded by humans.

Click the Cover for Buy Links and More!

Kerry Adrienne

Repped by Marisa Corvisiero, USA Today Bestselling author Kerry Adrienne writes in many genres including science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, m/m, erotic romance, and more. In her spare time, she homeschools, is a part-time college instructor, editor, and dabbler in most things creative. You can usually find her posting cat pictures on Facebook and Twitter when she’s not working.

newsletter - for blog

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads
Amazon Author Page


Barclay Publicity

Release Day! Zeke – Project Deep Book 4 by Becca Jameson



Reviving Zeke
Project Deep Book 4
By
Becca Jameson

1cf2a-addtogoodreads

Zeke is the fifth person to be reanimated after being cryonically preserved for ten years.

But he wakes up to a world that resents his very existence.

Everything he worked for is in danger of being destroyed.

The last thing he needs is a well-meaning scientist with her own agenda.

Michelle would rather work with anyone besides the surly scientist she’s been partnered with.

The man desperately needs an attitude adjustment.

Too bad his penetrating glares also manage to hit a long-buried place inside her.

It doesn’t matter because there’s no way she’s going to enter a relationship with a coworker.

And after his disastrous marriage, he has no interest in letting any woman get under his skin.

Even in their standoff, sparks fly.

Eventually they will have to face the truth because curing disease isn’t their only job these days.

Staying one step ahead of whoever would rather see them dead is equally important.

They need each other, and it would be much easier if they could get along.

Even better if they could find a way to let the other into their hearts.

Barnes and Noble logo_150 ibooks-logo-150x150KoboLogo

I am truly loving this series, with each person revived it seems the opposition escalates.

Zeke was grumpy before he was ‘frozen’, his wife up and left him because he wasn’t making lots of money and he wasn’t home often. Now awake for three weeks he’s bored and wants to work. Assigned to Michelle he’s worse than ever, somehow in his mind she looks like his ex.

Michelle isn’t going to stand for his condescending, grumpy attitude and shocks herself when she realizes she is attracted to him on a whole other level.

But more than that, when a day worth of Michelle’s work disappears without explanation, Zeke re-enters it an improves on the spreadsheet. something that somewhat bewilders her.

This is a favorite scene after a girl’s night where Michelle makes some changes to her appearance.

Michelle had no idea when she would ever have the opportunity to wear anything except scrubs since she never left the bunker and rarely even left the lab. There was also no reason to get up early each morning to apply makeup for the job of curing diseases. However, tonight had been the first time in months she’d taken several hours to enjoy herself. She felt free. Happy. She was smiling.

It had also been the first time in a long time she’d had anything to drink. She was calmer, relaxed, even confident as she headed back to her own suite. Barefoot, wearing the tight jean skirt and white tank top, she swung the bag of scrubs at her side. Her hair was styled so well that she didn’t look like herself. The eyeliner and mascara had made her eyes pop out.

When she rounded the corner, pulling her keycard out of her pocket, she stopped dead.

Zeke was leaning against her door. He glanced up and then back at the floor.

She didn’t move. Frozen several feet away from him. What was he doing there?

After a few seconds, he slowly lifted his gaze again. “Michelle?”

She almost laughed when she realized he hadn’t recognized her. Which was absurd. Instead of going with her first reaction—comedic relief, she schooled her face. “Seriously?” She continued forward, shoving him out of the way with her hip so she could open her door.

This had been a horrible idea. Changing her hair had been one thing, but now the entire package made her feel self-conscious, especially since he’d had to do a double take.

Wasn’t that the goal?

Suddenly, she hated the entire notion. So what if he found her attractive? Fuck him. If he didn’t like the old Michelle, why would she want him to fall for her just because she had on makeup, real clothes, and styled hair?

She was a complete moron.

After managing to get the door unlocked with shaky hands, she pushed it open and tried to hurry inside, leaving him standing in the hallway. She still had no idea why he was outside her door, but she no longer had the confidence she’d exuded moments ago. She didn’t want to speak to him at all.

He set a hand on her door before she could close it, pushed it open farther, and stepped into her suite without an invitation.

This was worse. He’d never been in her private space. She didn’t want him in her rooms. “What do you want, Zeke? It’s late. Can it wait until morning?”

Ironically, he wasn’t wearing scrubs tonight either. He was wearing a fantastic pair of jeans and a navy polo. He scanned her body from toe to head and back down again. “Do I have the right room?”

For a second she wanted to scream and slap him, and then she noticed one corner of his mouth was tipped up. If he wasn’t careful, someone might mistake his expression for almost a smile. She rolled her eyes, turned around, and headed for the kitchen. “Don’t be an asshole.”

She dropped her bag on the floor and jerked the fridge open to grab a bottle of water. The perfect buzz she’d been nursing had taken a nosedive. Thank you, Zeke.

He sighed loudly behind her. “I’m not sure there’s anything I can possibly do or say that won’t piss you off, and I deserve it. I just wanted to talk to you. I was hoping we might be able to clear the air and start over.”
Becca Jameson. Reviving Zeke (Kindle Locations 765-791). Becca Jameson Publishing. Kindle Edition.

Thus begins a very interesting conversation that leads to just a bit more.

As this attraction grows, attention from the outside world increases and not in a good way. A lot happens in this book, which just leaves me wanting more and more.

Sexy, suspenseful and so much more.

I really can’t wait for the next book in this series!

5 Contented Purrs for Becca!

Click the Cover for Buy Links and More!

Becca Jameson Becca Jameson

Becca Jameson currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband, two kids, and the various pets that wander through.

After editing for about five years she recently started writing. She is loving the journey, dabbling in various genres.

When not writing or editing she can usually be found taxiing kids to and from their activities, scrapbooking, and reading!

Late at night she can usually be found sequestered in her office creating fantasy with a glass of red wine and a bar of dark chocolate.


newsletter - for blog

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads
Amazon Author Page

 

A Hero’s Haven: Resolution Ranch – Flint Hills Military Heroes Book 3 By Tessa Layne



A Hero’s Haven: Resolution Ranch
Flint Hills Military Heroes Book 3
By
Tessa Layne

1cf2a-addtogoodreads

Former Navy SEAL Cash Aiken assumed he could leave behind the trauma of war and settle into life as a bodyguard. Why not? He was big, smart, and nothing ever got past his eagle eye. But a split second of inattention nearly cost the life of his asset, and cost him his job. When his old buddy Travis Kincaid invites him to come work at Resolution Ranch, an organization helping wounded vets, he clings to the lifeline and hopes it’s a chance to start over. But Cash is stunned to discover that the beautiful woman he nearly let die is hiding out at the ranch, masquerading as a stable hand.

Country Music’s Superdiva Kaycee Starr is done with the music biz. After a terrifying encounter with a crazed fan, she goes underground and answers a help-wanted ad in a place the paparazzi would never think to look. Prairie, Kansas. While she finds solace and healing among the horses, handsome ranch hand Cash Aiken lights her up in ways she only wrote about in songs. He’s the only person she’s met who seems to ‘get’ her.

Cash and Kaycee fall hard and fast for each other, but when their secrets are exposed, will they have the courage to trust each other? And more importantly, themselves?

Barnes and Noble logo_150 ibooks-logo-150x150KoboLogogoogle_play_logo_002_002

Kate needed to get away after firing her agent, she wants to do something besides sit around resting her voice. Her best friend Cheyenne suggests Prairie, she works the Walnut Valley Festival there every year and really loves the people.

Cash knows who their new hand ‘Kate’  is right from the start. He wonders why Kaycee Starr is there and using an alias. But he also finds himself seeking her out. They first enjoy ice cream and playing cards, when she can’t talk.

This is a favorite scene, after Cash makes them a wonderful steak dinner and Kate can use her voice a bit.

Cash raised his head, puffing his cheeks as he blew out a breath. “I was married at the time. It didn’t work out. I got a Dear Johnny letter not long after the ambush.”

Married?!?

Kate reeled. He’d been married? And dumped while he was on a mission? What kind of a person would do that? Especially to someone someone like Cash? A million new questions popped into her head. “Do you miss her?” she whispered, bracing for the answer. Oh God, what if he did? What would she do then? The realization she’d developed feelings for this gentle giant pummeled her.

“Nope,” he said flatly.

She exhaled the breath she’d been holding. “Did you love her?”

“Not like…” He shook his head. “I was devastated at the time, but we were young. Too young. Miranda liked the idea of being married to a SEAL far more than the reality. We made it just over a year, and half that time I was gone. I visited Hamm’s family as soon as I got the chance. Seeing the grief on their faces every time they looked at Hamm’s son made me glad I’d made different choices.”

Miranda. A wave of jealousy roiled through Kate, fierce and hot, leaving a bitter taste in her mouth.

“What about you? Has your heart been broken?”

How to explain without giving away one of her biggest secrets? But the second she disclosed her identity, this fragile thing blossoming between them would evaporate. As soon as Kaycee Starr came between them, he’d stop seeing her, Kate. Her indecision must have shown on her face, because he reached out and tipped her chin, forcing her to look right at him.

“Is that why you were crying last night? Did someone break your heart?” She was heartbroken, but not for the reason he thought. “I… it’s complicated.” His face fell. Shit. To keep one secret, she’d have to disclose the other, embarrassing embarrassing as it was. She took a deep breath. “I’ve never had a boyfriend. I… tonight… I guess you could call this my first date.” She twisted out of his grip, shutting her eyes, unable to bear looking at him a second longer. Her cheeks flamed. Her skin crawled from the shame of it. She stood. “I should go.” She looked around the room, anywhere but at him. “Thank you for a nice evening.”

He stood too, catching her shoulder and turning her back. “Wait. Please don’t go? I don’t want you to go.”

She pressed her cold hands to her cheeks. They were still on fire.

He took her hands, encasing them with his enormous ones. “You have nothing to be embarrassed about, Kate.”

“I have plenty.” She shook her head, dropping dropping her gaze. “I’m pathetic.”

“Look at me, Kate,” he commanded gently.

Reluctantly, she forced her eyes up, unable to breathe.

“Just so I’m clear, you’ve never…”

Another wave of shame rippled through her as she shook her head. This was not how she’d ever imagined their conversation going. How could she ever look at him again after tonight? But he lowered his head, so his mouth was a whisper from hers. If she shifted her weight to her toes, they’d be touching. His breath was warm and soft on her cheek, and she breathed him in. His masculine scent underneath the soapy clean went straight to her head like moonshine. Her nerve endings fired in anticipation, sending violent ripples all the way to her toes.
Layne, Tessa. A Hero’s Haven: Resolution Ranch (Flint Hills Military Heroes Book 3) (Kindle Locations 1227-1253). Shady Layne Media. Kindle Edition.

Thus starts a very sensual, beautiful, loving relationship.

Now Travis has some problems stemming from having this information withheld from him especially after Kate’s identity is leaked in a video hacked from Emma’s stolen phone.

However, no one has more problems when this information leaks than Kate aka Kaycee Starr. With everything out in the open, she has decisions to make. Decisions about her future without the concerts, her mother’s harping and without her manipulative agent but maybe with a certain cowboy named Cash.

Family drama in the form of her overbearing mother, love and support from her best friend Cheyenne and best of all lots of love and affection from Cash!

I laughed, I cried and couldn’t put this book down. I really love the way these books intertwine with the Cowboy’s of the Flint Hills series.

I hope Cheyenne has a book in the future, she should be close to her best friend.

5 Contented Purrs for Tessa!

Click the Cover for Buy Links and More!


Tessa Layne

Tessa Layne writes smokin’ hot contemporary cowboy and military romances filled with tenderhearted tough guys and sassy strong women who capture their hearts.She grew up in Colorado in the mountains at the edge of the Great Plains. There, she met her own smokin’ hot Cowboy and they had a whirlwind romance to rival any novel. She believes in Happily Ever Afters, loves fireflies, horses, and breathing clean country air. Her favorite thing to do is to sit on the porch swing with a glass of Rose, listening to her Cowboy pluck his guitar!

Feel free to drop her a line (links below) – She loves to hear from her readers!

newsletter - for blog


Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads
Amazon Author Page

 

More From Willow Bend! Wolf with Benefits – Wolves of Willow Bend Book 6.5 by Heather Long



Wolf with Benefits
Wolves of Willow Bend Book 6.5
By
USA Today Bestselling Author
Heather Long

1cf2a-addtogoodreads

After graduating college and spending a summer breaking the law, Shiloh Sullivan needs to make amends and accomplish something for Willow Bend. When she returns home, her best friend—the wolfish and playful Matt Montgomery—distracts her. In an effort to make his mother feel better, Matt cons Shiloh into telling his mother that she came home for him. The little fib, he promises, is all his mother needs to feel better about his sister’s recent mating and exodus across the ocean. Pretending a relationship with a wolf is impossible and, while Shiloh might be human, she knows the rules…

The friendly-with-benefits arrangement suits Matt fine. It makes his mother happy, helps the pack forgive his best friend, and gives him a reason to pry into the secrets Shiloh’s been keeping. Still, the closer they get and the more rules they break, the more Matt’s wolf wants to change their con game into a mating game. Two problems stand in his way—Shiloh’s very human parents never wanted their children to take the bite, and a wolf from across the line has his eye on her, too. Can Matt keep his best friend and mate her too?

Previously released in the Romancing the Wolf anthology.

Barnes and Noble logo_150 ibooks-logo-150x150KoboLogogoogle_play_logo_002_002

There are quite a few novellas in this series and this is one of my favorites.

Shiloh was one of the humans that helped Luciana move the wolves to form the sixth pack. She was the first one to return when Mason ordered them home. Not because of the order but because she didn’t like what she saw with Patrick challenging Serafina the Delta Crescent Alpha.

Now many are not happy with her being home, wolf and human. The most prominent of those humans, her family.

This is a favorite scene after her tires are slashed at the grocery store.

The wolf pivoted once, facing the coffee shop, and Matt twisted to follow his gaze. Shiloh had her back to the glass, but Tiffany— Ryan’s mate— lifted a hand to wave at them. Her whole countenance blossomed into a warm smile. The look, though reserved for her mate, transformed her from a lovely woman to a stunning one. One he had no business staring at, so he glanced at Shi. Her whole posture seemed slumped, her shoulders dropped, and she had an elbow on the table, chin pressed against her fist.

His best friend was hurting. It pissed him off.

Returning his attention to the vehicle, he found Ryan and Phillip staring at him. The leaden weight of their regard brought his wolf to attention. “I can take care of getting her tires changed. Should I make a point of guarding her? Or will you be sending someone?” No matter how docile he tried to keep his tone, he couldn’t quite bury the growl beneath the words. Someone inflicted harm on Shi— in their pack. Unacceptable on every level.

“She’s not your problem,” Ryan began, but Matt raised his hand in a request to continue before the attorney cut him off. Pausing, Ryan raised his brows.

“She came home for me.” Or at least that was what he planned to tell his mother. “She’s my best friend… she means the world to me. It would be my privilege to look after her.”

“Fine. Keep an eye on her. We knew some wouldn’t be happy with their return, but there’s still no excuse for vandalism.” Ryan motioned to Phillip. “We’ll take care of alerting Mason. Are Virgil and Tyler picking up the cars?”

Chase nodded once. “They’ll be here shortly. Not much else we can do in the meantime. I’ll check with the shop owners and others in the area, but unless someone admits to seeing something…” Wolves could play oblivious as well as anyone.

It was cold, and it had been snowing on and off. Chances were high no one had seen anything, anyway.

“I’ll make sure Shi gets home.” Though he had every intention of walking across the street to fetch her, he stayed where he was until excused. He’d engaged the more dominant wolves— both senior members of the pack. He knew better than risking rudeness.

“Go ahead,” Ryan said, withdrawing his phone from his pocket. Permission granted, he jogged across the street to the coffee shop. The rich scent of beans, sugar, and milk perfumed the warmer air inside. Shi glanced over at the sound of the bell, and the tired look in her eyes kicked him in the gut. If he did nothing else, he planned to erase the hurt in her gaze and restore the sassy pistol who insulted him regularly.

“Mrs. Huston.” He nodded to Tiffany, then focused on Shiloh. “Pita.”

The hurt in her eyes disintegrated in favor of a flash of temper. “Pita? Really? That’s what you come to me with, dog breath?”

Tiffany chuckled and Matt smiled. Dog breath. Much better. “I love you, too Pita.” Winking, he pulled out his wallet and claimed their check from the table. “Let me pay for this, then we can grab your groceries. I’ll take you home to deliver them, and you can pick up your bags.”

He didn’t wait for her response on his way to the counter.

“My bags?— Excuse me, Mrs. Huston.”

“Of course, dear.”

Shi was right behind him as he peeled off a twenty to pass over to Daisy, the wolf behind the register. Her flirtatious smile froze at the first sight of Shi. Slinging an arm around his best friend, he pulled her close and dropped a kiss on the tip of her nose. “Don’t worry about anything, Shi. I got this.”

Her mouth opened, but no words came out.

Wow. Kissing Shi shut her up. Grinning wider, he eyed Daisy who looked from him to Shi then back again. Put it together, little gossip. I know you can. Her frown eased and a hint of a smile tugged at her lips. That’s it. Assume Shi is mine. Tightening his arm around Shi, he kept her from breaking free. “Thanks,” he told Daisy as she handed him the change. “Do you have your jacket, Shi?”

“Yeah, it’s over… there.” Heh. She found her voice as she waved her hand toward the table she’d shared with Tiffany.

“Great, let’s get that and escort Mrs. Huston to her mate.”
Long, Heather. Wolf with Benefits: Wolves of Willow Bend (Book 6.5) (Kindle Locations 439-469). Kindle Edition.

Now Matt has moved her into his home and she has some decisions to make. He is sort of claiming her as his mate, not realizing it may very well be true.

Lots of family drama in this one, Shiloh’s family has some issues with her relationship with Matt.

Plenty of laughs, some tension and of course that whole family thing. I love the way Heather tells the story.

5 Contented Purrs for Heather!

Click the Cover for Buy Links and More!

River Wolf Cover single-wicked-wolf-new-cover Desert Wolf Snow wolf

wolf-on-board holly-jolly-wolf shadowwolf300-2

Heather Long Heather Long

USA Today bestselling author, Heather Long, likes long walks in the park, science fiction, superheroes, Marines, and men who aren’t douche bags. Her books are filled with heroes and heroines tangled in romance as hot as Texas in the summertime.

From paranormal historical westerns to contemporary military romance, Heather might switch genres, but one thing is true in all of her stories–her characters drive the books.

When she’s not wrangling her menagerie of animals, she devotes her time to family and friends she considers family. She believes if you like your heroes so real you could lick the grit off their chest, and your heroines so likable, you’re sure you’ve been friends with women just like them, you’ll enjoy her worlds as much as she does.

newsletter - for blog


Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads
Amazon Author Page

 

More SEALs For Your Summer! SEAL to the Rescue – SEALs of Coronado Book 6 By Paige Tyler



SEAL to the Rescue
SEALs of Coronado Book 6
By
Paige Tyler

1cf2a-addtogoodreads

One way or another…

Holden Lockwood never suspected the beautiful woman he saved from her ex-boyfriend during a drunken brawl was all a set-up. But he always was a sucker for damsels in distress, and if that means going the extra mile and letting her stay at his house to protect her…Now he’s falling head over combat boots for her and it seems she feels the same. But Holden has secrets, one in particular that rip their new romance apart like a land mine.

She always gets her man.

Undercover FBI agent, Kendall Patton, has orders to get close to Holden Lockwood—whatever it takes. Suspected of stealing a high-tech decryption device, Holden is considered a threat to national security. Little does Kendall know he’s a threat to her heart. The deeper her investigation gets, the deeper her feelings get. But when she’s kicked off the case and Holden is arrested, it will take a SEAL team, a little theft, and a lot of luck to save him.

Can their relationship be saved? Or has trust been tested beyond its limits?

Barnes and Noble logo_150 ibooks-logo-150x150KoboLogo

Finally making it to the rehearsal dinner from the church, Chasen and Holden are headed to the private room when Holden hears a threat from a guy at the bar. Excusing himself from Chasen he hears the lady tell the guy she was waiting for someone. Seeing the perfect opening, he takes it and quashes any hopes the guy might have had.

This is a favorite scene as Kendall and Holden get to know each other.

She nodded. “I’m working on my masters in political science at San Diego State. I’ve practically been living in the campus library for the past three weeks working on a project and came in here to unwind. I needed to hang out with people who aren’t buried up to their eyeballs in textbooks.”

Holden got that. Sometimes, after a particularly sucky deployment he’d go to the park or hang out at the beach simply so he could be around people who weren’t trying to kill each other. It was something he did to get his head back to normal, whatever the hell that was.

“I haven’t spent much time in a college library, but I understand what it’s like to get so deep into your work you forget what it’s like to be around other people.”

She regarded him curiously. “What kind of work do you do?”

“I’m in the Navy.” He purposely didn’t mention being in the SEALs. In his experience, he got one of two reactions when he told a woman he was a SEAL. They were either stoked at the idea of being with a guy who had a mysterious, dangerous job, or they immediately shut him down, not interested in getting involved with a guy who had a mysterious, dangerous job. He’d prefer to put off finding out which way Kendall would go once she found out what he really did for a living.

“Do you like it?” she asked. “The Navy, I mean.”

He swigged his beer. “Most of the time. Some days, I love it and can’t imagine doing anything else. Other days, I wonder why the hell I even joined.”

“Which day is today?”

“The one when I love it and can’t imagine doing anything else.” He flashed her a grin. “Luckily, there are way more of these kinds of days.”

That was true enough. He was about to ask Kendall about the political science program she was working on—because he didn’t have a clue what a person did with a degree like that—when her gaze darted to something over his shoulder. He spun, thinking it must be Isaac, only to relax when he saw it was Wes.

“Chasen sent me out check on you,” Wes said, regarding him and Kendall curiously.

“We’re starting to order dinner, and he figured you wouldn’t want to miss out since he’s paying for everything.”

Holden chuckled. Chasen knew him well. Normally, he would have been doing everything he could to spend his chief’s money. But that was before he met Kendall.

“I didn’t realize I was keeping you from your friends,” she said, setting down her half-finished glass of wine. “You should have said something.”

He gave her a sheepish look. “To be honest, after we started talking, I completely forgot about my boss’s rehearsal dinner.”

Holden smiled. “You’re kind of distracting, if you haven’t noticed.”

The compliment seemed to catch Kendall off guard and she stared at him for a moment before blushing and shyly returning his smile. Holden was doing his best not to lean over and kiss her when he heard Wes clear his throat. He glanced at his Teammate to see an amused expression on Wes’s face.

“Earth to Holden,” Wes said. “Standing right here and waiting for an introduction.”

Holden shook his head with a laugh. “Kendall Patton, Wes Marshall. He and I work together.”

“Nice meeting you.” Wes reached out to shake her hand, then glanced at Holden. “You’re going to ask her to have dinner with us, right?”

“Yeah, if you’d let me get a word in.”

Holden glowered at Wes. He’d been going to ask his Teammate to tell Chasen and Hayley that he was going to bail to have dinner with Kendall, knowing they’d understand. But inviting her to the party sounded like an even better idea. He looked at her. “What do you think?”

She shook her head. “I can’t just show up at your boss’s rehearsal dinner. I don’t even know him or his fiancée.”

“Yet,” Holden agreed. “But when you do, you’ll see that they’re really cool. The guys I work with and I are all like family. If you come with me, you’re family, too. You said you came in here to unwind. What better way to do it than at a party?” He grinned. “What do you say?”

Kendall considered that for several long seconds before nodding and giving him another smile. “I say okay. Let’s do this.”
Tyler, Paige. SEAL to the Rescue (SEALs of Coronado Book 6) (Kindle Locations 247-275). Kindle Edition.

When I first saw the word cover, I thought I misread it. They matched up so perfectly.

I really loved the way these to get to know each other, and how Kendall realizes that Holden has too much integrity to have actually stolen this ‘Key’ from the NSA, if he knew what it was.

Issac ‘the ex’ who is actually her handler, was annoying and petty.

I loved seeing Wes and all the guys and the Wedding of Chasen and Hayley was perfect in spite of the delays.

I really love Kyla and her abilities. Now if only Wes would wake-up!

Plenty of hold your breath tension, lots of romance, some tears and lots of sizzle!

I really must remember not to start one of these books at bedtime, I couldn’t put it down until I was done!

5 Contented Purrs for Paige!

Click the Cover for Buy Links and More!
Books 1 – 3


Or Separate

 


Paige Tyler

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!)


newsletter - for blog


Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads
Blog | Amazon Author Page | Pinterest
X-OPS Series Reader Group
SWAT Series Reader Group