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Letting a man flirt with her at a bar is a huge boost to her ego, but what if he wants more?
Elaina’s been raising her son alone for ten years. She’s cautious about dating and even more cautious about introducing someone to her son.
Ty has earned the nickname Flirt with the SEAL team. He can woo any woman easily, especially on karaoke night, which works out perfectly when he spots the brown-eyed girl sitting at the bar.
Their lives are too complicated. She’s ten years older than him. She can’t have more kids. She also can’t seem to stay away from him.
Ty is whole package. He’s an amazing brother, uncle, and boyfriend. It doesn’t hurt that he also rocks her world in the bedroom. He’s impossible to deny.
When his sister’s ex shows up in town with a grudge, their relationship is put to the test. Ty can’t protect everyone every second of every day. But can he be there when it really counts?
Hot SEAL, Brown-Eyed Girl is part of the SEALs in Paradise series. Each book stands alone, and they can be read in any order.
Ty Hogan’s nickname with his Team is Flirt since he is a notorious one. He likes nothing more than Karaoke, flirting and dancing for a fun night at McP’s. At the moment he has a cast on his arm not from a mission but a clumsy fall at home. His team is wondering how he’ll explain it, the truth or a made-up combat version. He’s chosen Brown-Eyed Girl for his song and seeing a gorgeous brunette at the bar has dark eyes makes that a perfect choice.
Elena is enjoying a glass of wine at the bar when Ty goes up to sing. He directs the song to her which she finds flattering. She knows he’s heading for her afterwards, but she’s not going to be a notch in any SEAL’s bedpost. Most of them are far too young for her anyway. It should be a fun conversation though.
It turns out to be a fun night of conversation and dancing, one Elena knows won’t be repeated.
Elena knew at some point he’d be coming to her office for Physical Therapy, she just hoped he’d be assigned to someone else. As it turns out he was, but she called in sick, leaving Elena to cover all her patients.
Their first date was going very well, when she gets a text from her son Jamie, but Ty doesn’t know about her son at this point and thinks it’s her bailout. I got such a kick out of his next therapy appointment when he realizes she didn’t bail on him, she didn’t know what the term meant. They set up a date for Saturday since he had something planned with his nephew on Friday. This is where things start to get interesting.
This is a favorite scene.
He parked outside the middle school and headed inside in search of the gymnasium. As he rounded the corner, the kids appeared to be finishing up. They were gathering their belongings and heading toward the scattering of parents waiting near the door.
When Theo spotted Ty, his face lit up and he rushed across the room. “Uncle Ty,” he exclaimed. “Are we still going for ice cream? Can we go to the arcade instead? I think they have ice cream there if you want ice cream. One of my friends is going to the arcade. His mom is taking him. Can we go there too?”
Ty ruffed up his nephew’s hair, laughing. “Slow down. I barely followed all of that.”
Another boy approached, and Theo spun around. “This is my friend Jamie. The one I was telling you about. Can we go to the arcade instead? Can we?”
Jamie… Where have I heard that name?
“Mom,” Jamie shouted, glancing past them.
Ty turned around. His knees nearly gave out. He blinked several times as he processed the fact that Elaina was walking toward him.
She came to a complete halt when she made eye contact with him. Her cheeks turned beet red. She glanced at the boys and then back at Ty. “Theo is your nephew?”
“Jamie is… your son?”
Neither of them bothered to nod. They just stared at each other. Ty had no idea what to do or how to respond. He was processing this information.
Elaina licked her lips. “I guess the Beth you spoke to on the phone in my office was Bethany, your sister.”
Theo tugged on Ty’s right arm. “Do you know Jamie’s mom?”
“She’s my physical therapist,” he responded, rather proud of himself for thinking fast on his feet. Elaina’s eyes were wide, so he guessed she didn’t want him to say more than that in front of her kid. She also visibly relaxed after he spoke.
“Mom, can Theo go with us to the arcade?” Jamie asked.
Elaina was still staring at Ty. He was also still staring at her.
“Um, yes. Of course. If it’s okay with his uncle.”
“Uncle Ty, can we? Please?”
Ty held Elaina’s gaze, trying to read her. This was beyond awkward. It didn’t have to be though. Ten thousand thoughts went through his head at once. He’d basically been on one date with Elaina. She didn’t have to tell him she had a son on their first date. No one would. He couldn’t blame her for that.
Elaina shifted her attention to her son. “Why don’t you boys wait outside and let me talk to Ty for a moment?”
“Okay,” the boys said at the same time before they took off toward the door to the gymnasium, a lively banter between them indicating they had no clue there was anything awkward happening between the two adults.
Elaina stepped closer. “I’m sorry.”
Ty closed the rest of the distance. “For what? No need to be sorry. Tell me if you want us to go with you to the arcade or not. I can tell Theo tonight’s not a good night if you’re uncomfortable. I don’t want to infringe on your time with your son.”
She shook her head. “You’re not. It’s fine. I just don’t want you to feel obligated. I know this is… weird.”
“Not weird at all.” It’s super weird, but I’m not going to let it be.
She finally smiled and then laughed. “Don’t lie. This couldn’t be weirder.”
“Okay. You’re right, but we’ll get over it. Let’s go play some arcade games.”
“You’re sure?” She was grinning wider now.
“Positive.” He wanted to touch her, at least her cheek. But he didn’t dare. That would be inappropriate in the middle of the gymnasium in front of all the other parents. She probably knew most of them. Instead, he nodded toward the door. “Meet you there?”
“Yes. And, Ty…”
He paused to smile at her.
Ty followed her out the door. “So, can we go?” Theo asked the second they stepped outside.
“Yep. Let’s hit the arcade.”
Becca Jameson. Hot SEAL, Brown-Eyed Girl (Kindle Locations 464-498). Becca Jameson Publishing.
Ty realizes her not telling him about her son was for good reasons and really couldn’t blame her. It also opened up a new aspect to her friendship with his sister Beth.
Things start to heat up from here in more than one way.
I love that Ty takes all this in stride and is there for both Elaina and Beth and their sons.
This is a fun, flirty read with some action and lots of sizzle.
5 Contented Purrs for Becca!
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Becca Jameson is a USA Today bestselling author of over 100 books. She is most well-known for her Wolf Masters Series, her Fight Club series, and her Club Zodiac series. She currently lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband and Goldendoodle. Two grown kids pop in every once in a while too! She is loving this journey and has dabbled in a variety of genres, including paranormal, sports romance, military, and BDSM.
A total night owl, Becca writes late at night, sequestering herself in her office with a glass of red wine and a bar of dark chocolate, her fingers flying across the keyboard as her characters weave their own stories.
During the day–which never starts before ten in the morning!–she can be found jogging, running errands, or reading in her favorite hammock chair!
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