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Navy SEAL Jericho Cook is living a lie. In order to save Base Camp, the sustainable community he’s building with his friends in Chance Creek, Montana, he must marry in the next forty days—and try for a family. But after the horrors he’s witnessed, Jericho’s sworn to never put himself in charge of a child he can’t completely protect. At least he’s found the perfect wife. Savannah is sexy, smart, talented—and far too busy pursuing a career as a concert pianist to ever want kids.
Savannah Edwards came to Chance Creek to chase an abandoned dream. She has one shot to prepare for the audition that could make or break her career—she’s determined nothing will distract her from her goal. But when a passionate encounter with Jericho leaves her pregnant, her future hopes are thrown into chaos. Is it possible to have it all? A career, a child and most of all, the powerful, attractive man who has stolen her heart?
When Jericho announces he never intends to be a father, Savannah realizes he might risk shattering an entire community rather than back down. With the stakes so high, can she persuade the SEAL to give fatherhood a chance?
Savannah has a problem she didn’t think she would have. She’s got her audition scheduled to become the protégé of a renowned pianist, but she’s also discovered she’s pregnant.
Now although Jericho is good with getting married to keep Base Camp, he has kept the fact he doesn’t want children a secret. Now he’s got the short straw and Savannah is his perfect choice. She’s focused on her career and he’s pretty sure she doesn’t want to have a child. At least not yet.
While setting up for Harris and Samantha’s wedding Sam is asked to watch the Hall children while they collect the latest addition to the family from the hospital. Jericho also managed to be included in that babysitting adventure. What Jericho says once the Halls return has her reeling.
This is a favorite scene.
When the Halls finally arrived home triumphantly, sweeping Ella and her baby into the house, Jericho had never been more relieved. He’d had fun, but ten kids were a handful.
“Don’t know how you do it,” he confessed to Mason when the children were reunited with their parents.
“It’s easier when they’re family,” Mason said. He smiled at Savannah when she came to stand at Jericho’s side. “Thanks to both of you. We appreciate it. Our little horde isn’t easy to tame.”
“The kids were great, right, Jericho?” Savannah asked—as if she hadn’t been frantically chasing after babies all this time.
“Yeah. Great,” Jericho echoed.
“Just wait until you have some of your own. You’ll see,” Mason said with the complacency of a satisfied father.
Jericho laughed. “Not going to happen, man. If there’s one thing I know for sure, I’m never having kids.”
Was she smiling? Savannah hoped she was smiling—even though her heart was breaking in two. Jericho’s words played in a loop over and over again in her mind, drowning out everything else.
Never having kids.
If the situation wasn’t so awful she would have laughed. Never having kids?
How about having one in less than six short months? Thank God she’d been interrupted every time she’d tried to tell Jericho about the baby. She had no idea what she was going to do now.
Seton, Cora. A SEAL’s Consent (SEALs of Chance Creek Book 4) . One Acre Press. Kindle Locations (869-883).Kindle Edition.
Samantha learns a couple of hard truths in this book, but Jericho being determined not to have children is a big problem.
Samantha’s family once again tries to take over her life and fails spectacularly.
Jericho has some real soul searching to do as well.
Plenty of happenings had me turning the pages, with laughter, tears, heat, and so much more.
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USA Today and NYT Times bestselling author Cora Seton loves cowboys, country life, gardening, bike-riding, and lazing around with a good book. Mother of four, wife to a computer programmer/eco-farmer, she ditched her California lifestyle nine years ago and moved to a remote logging town in northwestern British Columbia.
Like the characters in her novels, Cora enjoys old-fashioned pursuits and modern technology, spending mornings transforming a one-acre lot into a paradise of orchards, berry bushes and market gardens, and afternoons writing the latest Chance Creek romance novel on her iPad mini.