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The first time Navy SEAL, Leo Perez sees Daisy Squires, he is stopped in his tracks. There she was, slamming her fists on the table, making six men jump to attention in the Afghanistan embassy. It was a beautiful sight to behold. Somebody better find her kidnapped father, and fast.
At her wits end, Daisy realized she would have to rely on the special forces team to rescue her father, which killed her, shouldn’t she be doing something? Anything? To help facilitate her father’s safe return. But when Leo Perez told her to trust him, she started to believe. Maybe trust was finally an option for her.
Daisy and Leo soon find themselves immersed in a situation they never thought possible, as terrorist forces gain strength. Will their emerging love be strong enough to face the deadly forces determined to stop Daisy?
This book opens with Daisy Squires confronting powers that be at the US Embassy in Afghanistan and demanding to know the status on negotiations to get her father out of captivity. They obviously haven’t done their homework and she lets them have it before walking out demanding a progress update the following day.
Chief Petty Officer Leo Perez was observing the exchange and loved the way Daisy pretty much handed them there arses. Leo left after her yet beat her to her hotel and there over tea and then lunch he asked his own questions.
He gets a lot of information from her, most notably that her father frequently pisses off everyone to do what he thinks is the right thing. What he has done in this case is truly a death sentence for him.
When he gives his report to the team they are amused at her gumption. Then later they are more than a little impressed when she slips her CIA tail.
This is a favorite scene.
She jumped when her phone rang. She looked at her watch, happy to see that Rayi was calling two hours earlier than she thought he would have. She looked at the number on the phone and frowned. It wasn’t an Afghan number, it was a US number, and it wasn’t any that she recognized. She thought about letting it go to voicemail, when she did the math and realized it was four a.m. on the East Coast in the States. It must be important.
“Hi, Daisy, this is Leo.”
She licked her bottom lip.
“Well, this is a surprise. I’d ask how you got my number, but I’m pretty sure you wouldn’t be able to answer, right?”
He chuckled. It hit every single one of her nerve endings and she shivered. Didn’t she have other things that were more important to do than get turned on by some man she’d just met?
“I just wanted to touch base and see how life was treating you. Did you enjoy your shopping trip?”
This time she laughed. It was met by silence.
Good, maybe he’s turned on too!
Stop it, stay on task.
“How come I’m not surprised you heard about my trip to the mall? Tell me, just how many cars were following me? More than the two that I spotted?”
“Nope, just the two.”
How did he manage to sigh and laugh at the same time?
“I thought the CIA only wore windbreakers in the movies.”
“I wouldn’t know about that. I don’t own a windbreaker,” Leo said.
“Yeah, but you’re special forces. A SEAL, right?”
“I thought we covered that at lunch,” Leo said.
“We covered the fact that you’re really good at side-stepping questions. Just like you did now. Since you’re going to play that game again, I don’t see any reason to stay on this call, do you?” She knew she was being a bitch, but she didn’t have time for this shit. She needed to talk to Rayi and Alistair, then find out what the hell Jim was up to with Deyvid, because that could be scary as hell.
“Here I thought I was being cute.”
“Nope. It was getting old. Are you going to start being straight with me?”
“Daisy, I’ll be as straight as I can. Yeah, I’m a SEAL. Yeah, we’re looking into how we can help your father, but I can’t say much more than that.”
“Help my father or rescue my father?”
“What’s the difference?” Leo asked.
A brick that had been sitting on top of her chest lifted. The idea that Navy SEALs were planning a rescue had her breathing easier. It didn’t mean she wasn’t going to look at things from all angles though. Hope for the best and plan for the worst, that was her motto.
“Earlier you said it was bad. Are you going to act quickly?” she asked.
“That’s another thing I can’t answer. The when and how are need-to-know.”
“So if you can’t tell me anything, and I answered all of your questions at lunch, why the call now?” she asked him.
“Because you shook your tail this evening.”
Daisy barked out a laugh. “I think that’s a dance. ‘Shake Your Tailfeather’. Or did you mean something even more, shall we say, evocative?”
Leo snorted. “Don’t get me started, Ms. Squires, I would like to be all sorts of evocative about your tail.”
Daisy rolled her eyes; this was so inappropriate, but it felt good. “Look, Leo, let’s get down to it, what do you want?”
I did not say ‘get down to it.’ How long has it been since I’ve been laid, anyway? Holy hell! Two years! No wonder everything coming out of my mouth sounds like a cheesy porn movie.
“What did you do when you got away from the CIA?”
“It doesn’t matter. I haven’t found anything out that will help yet. Now that I have your number, I’ll call you if things change.”
I have to get off this call now. God knows what will come out of my mouth next!
“Daisy, we need you to stand down. We’ve got this under control. The last thing we need is you getting into trouble too.”
“Leo, you know who I am. You know what I do. I’m careful. Thousands of women around the world depend on me. I’m talking about their very lives. I’m not going to screw this up. You can trust me.”
“Then tell me what you were doing today.”
“I told you, it came down to nothing.”
“So far. There’s a part two, right?”
Shit, how does he know that?
“There might be, but who in the hell knows. This is Afghanistan.”
He laughed again. Daisy shivered…again.
“Can I get you to promise to fill me in if you hear anything that might make a difference? And I’m serious, Daisy, I need you to stay out of trouble. I also need any information that you might have that could help this situation.”
“I don’t plan to do anything that will put me in harm’s way.”
“I’m holding you to that.”
O’Leary, Caitlyn. Her Sensual Protector: A Navy SEAL Romance (Night Storm Book 5).Kindle Locations. (783-827). Passionately Kind Publishing. Kindle Edition.
With new intel the guys go after Ethan Squires, but it doesn’t pan out. Things ramp up as their window of opportunity grows shorter.
Aside from the rescue, Leo also wants to see where things will go with Daisy. Unfortunately she dives into work and manages to avoid him. I really love the persistence.
Lots of action, suspense and intrigue and a simmer to sizzle relationship.
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Caitlyn O’Leary is an avid reader, and considers herself a fan first and an author second. She reads a wide variety of genres, but finds herself going back to happily-ever-afters. Getting a chance to write, after years in corporate America is a dream come true. She hopes that her stories provide the kind of entertainment and escape that she has found from some of her favorite authors.
Her Series Include:
It’s a bit Paranormal, a bit Sci-Fi and 100% Action/Adventure. The characters have special abilities, that make them targets.
This is focused on a group of Navy Seals. What makes them special is their bond to one another, and the women they come to love.
This is the series that started her career, it is a Menage Series that takes place in Fate Harbor Washington. It focuses on a tight knit community who live and love and care for one another.
She loves to hear from her readers. firstname.lastname@example.org