USA Today Bestselling Author
Trips to Canada’s wilderness for joint military training are something Easton always enjoys. But meeting the photographer contracted to take pictures of the base and trainees for new marketing materials adds a whole new twist to the trip.
A twist Easton quickly realizes has a dark undertone.
Summer knows she gets lost in her art to the point she’s been called ditzy, forgetful and many other less pleasant names. But her passionate nature has an outlet, and she loves traveling for her work. It also means she doesn’t always take care of herself as she should.
When she’s stalked, then attacked, Easton soon realizes Summer has stepped into something dangerous and needs his help to stay alive.
Especially when the violence escalates…and he comes close to losing the one woman he can’t seem to stay away from.
Poor Easton, he was hooked almost on the first page and didn’t even realize it, but the rest of his team did. Nothing like an absent-minded photographer to cause all the protective instincts of a SEAL to kick in.
Summer is the photographer for this international military training event featuring a new water purification system. Her goal is to capture photographs to be featured in brochures. Like many artists she tends to get lost in her work, but for her it can also cause blood sugar problems. Add that to her leaving her bag everywhere as she focuses through the lens and you have a recipe for disaster.
The really fun part of all this is the banter between Summer and Easton with the added hilarity of Ryder, Devlin and Corey.
This is one of many favorite scenes.
Easton tried hard not to keep a close eye on her as she ate. If he saw the motion of her fork out of the corner of his eye, he was content to ignore her as she seemed to be following his orders. When he chanced a glance at the other men, it was to find huge grins. He scowled at Corey especially. But it had the opposite effect than he wanted. Corey laughed.
Summer lifted her gaze to study him, paused for a long moment and then asked, “What’s so funny?”
Corey was past the point of being able to answer her. He shook his head and tried to control his chuckles. The trouble was, the others were in the same state.
“He has these fits every once in a while,” Easton said. “Just try to be understanding.”
Then the others got off on Corey’s contagious laughter as well. She glared at them all suspiciously, then turned on Easton. “Are they making fun of me?”
His eyebrows rose. “No, they aren’t.”
“Seems like they’re laughing at me.”
She turned her glare at one of them. The men were beside themselves at this point.
Easton popped the last forkful into his mouth, waited until he was done chewing, threw down his fork and knife on the plate and pushed back. When she still hadn’t resumed eating, he again pointed at her plate. “Eat.”
She rounded on him. “Why are they laughing at me?”
“They aren’t laughing at you. They’re laughing at me,” he snapped. He shoved his face into hers, making sure she turned and ate again.
Instead she picked up her fork and held it like a knife, threatening to stab his hand on her chair. “Why would they laugh at you?”
He stared at her fork in astonishment. “You’re going to stab me?”
“To stop you from ordering me around, yes,” she snapped back.
He glared. She glared back.
Finally he slumped in his chair and faced her. “You’re hungry. You don’t look after yourself. Someone has to make sure you keep food in your stomach.”
“And who made you my guardian?”
She reared back slightly, frowned at him in confusion and then settled in her chair. “They really are laughing at both of us, aren’t they?” she asked glumly.
He nodded. “They are, indeed.”
Together the two of them looked at the three men, who now had stopped laughing, but still had huge grins on their faces.
Devlin said, “Easton, I totally approve.”
Easton shook his head in disgust. “You don’t know what you’re talking about.”
“I probably know better than anybody here,” Devlin said calmly. “And I’ve got to tell you, it’s the real deal.”
Instantly Easton froze. “Hell no.”
“Hell yes,” Ryder said. “Even I can see that much.”
Mayer, Dale. SEALs of Honor: Books 11-13 (pp. 446-448). Valley Publishing Ltd.. Kindle Edition.
Unfortunately, some weird stuff starts happening with Summer, first she hears someone in her tent, which causes Easton and the guys to stay in her tent. Then things escalate, the problem is they don’t know why anyone would target her.
Lots of fun and suspense in this page turning read. I’m very glad I have the three book collections so I can just move on to the next three books!
5 Contented Purrs for Dale!
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Dale Mayer is a USA Today bestselling author best known for her Psychic Visions and Family Blood Ties series. Her contemporary romances are raw and full of passion and emotion (Second Chances, SKIN), her thrillers will keep you guessing (By Death series), and her romantic comedies will keep you giggling (It’s a Dog’s Life and Charmin Marvin Romantic Comedy series).
She honors the stories that come to her – and some of them are crazy and break all the rules and cross multiple genres!
To go with her fiction, she also writes nonfiction in many different fields with books available on resume writing, companion gardening and the US mortgage system. She has recently published her Career Essentials Series. All her books are available in print and ebook format.