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Hot SEAL: Runaway Bride – SEALs in Paradise Wedding Edition Book 3 by Cat Johnson

Hot SEAL: Runaway Bride
SEALs in Paradise Wedding Edition Book 3
NY Times & USA Today Bestselling Author
Cat Johnson


Friends? No.
Enemies? Maybe.
Lovers? Never!

Ten years ago the hot but cocky Navy SEAL went from ignoring her, to kissing her, to rejecting her. Now, the last thing she wants is his help, even if he is willing and uniquely qualified to give it. And she really doesn’t want to want him . . .

She was the girl next door. Too young. Too tempting. Too off limits. Ten years later, she’s all grown up and all woman. He steered clear of her then. But now?

Now is a different story entirely . . .

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This book begins with an almost not happening wedding as the bride starts having cold feet minutes before she’s to walk down the aisle. Her sister Dani turns to the one person she knows can help her calm the bride, the grooms brother Nick.

Nick knows Dani is off limits but he can’t help himself and a heated kiss almost turns to more at the reception. But he manages to get control of himself and leaves her feeling dejected.

It’s ten years later, and Dani finds herself in a situation that requires some help. Help that could be Nick. Nick is recuperating from an knee injury. An injury not caused in battle but on an obstacle course he’s run so many times he could do it in his sleep. Restless and bored at his brother’s home, he jumps at the opportunity to help Dani.

Dani was hoping to work on a documentary, something that would enhance her resume instead the show New Millenia Media was hiring for was a Wedding Reality Show called Cold Feet. The bridemaids are the absolute worst, one day they’re fine, the next at each others throats for some ridiculous reason or another. Now the bride has gone missing, no one has seen her since she retired the night before.

In the midst of the chaos, Dani calls her sister to vent.

This is a favorite scene.

The sound of the screen door sliding open drew Nick’s attention as Jessica stepped out, phone pressed to her ear.

“So what are you going to do?” she asked whoever was on the phone.

She was silent for a bit but her deep frown revealed a lot.

Finally, she said, “Wow. That’s just crazy. But the invitation is open if you can get away . . . Okay. Call and let me know what’s going on . . . All right. Bye.”

“What was that all about?” Michael asked his wife.

She lowered the phone. “That was Dani. You won’t believe what’s happening on set at that job of hers.”

The mention of Dani’s name caught Nick’s attention. “What’s going on?”

“One of the cast members is missing.”

Michael laughed. “Did they check the bushes? The way they feed all those reality show contestants liquor, I wouldn’t be at all surprised if the missing person is passed out under a bush somewhere.”

“Let’s hope not. They’re staying at a house literally on the beach. What if the person drowned or something?” Jessica pointed out.

“Jesus. I didn’t think of that.” Michael shook his head. “So what are they going to do? You think it’s on the news? We should turn on the TV.”

Jessica blew out a loud breath. “That’s the crazier part. The executive producer wants to keep it quiet.”

“What the—” Nick blew out a cuss. “Why?”

“Don’t know.” Jess shrugged. “Who can figure out why those L.A. folks do what they do?”

Michael let out a snort. “They probably want to use it for a cliffhanger when airing the show or something. Those Hollywood people are nuts.”

“My poor sister is going crazy. She said all sorts of shit is going wrong. A bunch of the girls almost had a fist fight this morning. Dani had to break it up. And that was before the bride went missing.”

Michael shook his head. “No surprise. Those shows are orchestrated to be dramatic. It’s no wonder things are blowing up.” 

“Yeah, you’re right,” Jessica agreed.

Nick considered barely a minute before he pulled out his cell and punched in a text. He might not always get along with Dani, but he understood handling extreme pressure, better than anyone else there.

NICK: Heard what’s happening on the show. You OK?


She even managed to yell at him over text. Smiling at the all caps, Nick punched in a reply.

NICK: I’m at Jess and Michael’s.

DANI: Again?! Don’t you ever work?

Another not so veiled slam against him via text message. She was good. Sparring with her by text was almost as much fun as doing it in person. Almost.

NICK: I got hurt. Out for a few weeks.

If she really disliked him as much as she pretended, that little bit of information should make her very happy.

DANI: Sorry. You OK?

A smile bowed his lips. So she didn’t hate him so much after all.

NICK: I’ll live. But out for 3 weeks. You didn’t answer me. Are YOU OK?

DANI: Things are crazy. Don’t know how to fix them. Not fired yet but . . .

NICK: Want some help there?

DANI: From you? No!

He smiled at the typical Dani response.

NICK: Will you accept help from me with the condition I acknowledge you don’t want it?

It took a bit before the bubbles, and then her reply, appeared.

DANI: Maybe.

Wow. Things were bad if she would even consider letting him help her.

NICK: Where are you?

DANI: On set. The house where we’re shooting.

NICK: Text me the address. I’ll come to you.

He was honestly a little surprised when she texted back not with an argument or a snarky reply, but with the address.
Johnson, Cat. Hot SEAL, Runaway Bride: An Enemies to Lovers Romantic Comedy (SEALs in Paradise) Kindle Locations(745-784). Cat Johnson. Kindle Edition.

Nick really had no idea what he was getting into, especially once the bride returns. He is put into the spotlight and really doesn’t like it one bit.

The attraction between him and Dani is obvious to everyone but Dani and I love the way this relationship develops.

Plenty of laughs, suspense, and a simmer to sizzle romance.

I am looking forward to reading the next book in this multi-author series.

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Cat Johnson is a top 10 New York Times bestseller and the author of the USA Today bestselling Hot SEALs series. She writes contemporary romance that usually features hot alpha heroes (who often wear combat or cowboy boots) and the sassy heroines brave enough to love them. Known for her unique marketing she has sponsored pro bull riders, owns a collection of camouflage and western wear for book signings, and has used bologna to promote romance novels.

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Hot SEAL: Tijuana Nights – SEALs in Paradise Book 10 By Cat Johnson

Hot SEAL: Tijuana Nights
SEALs in Paradise Book 10
NY Times & USA Today Bestselling Author
Cat Johnson


He survived Houthi rebels,
but he might not survive his sister’s best friend . . .

Navy SEAL Zachary Browne made it back from Yemen to find a squatter living in his house–his sister’s best friend who is now an apparently homeless and very possibly insane, sexy AF interior designer.

Gabby claims Amanda hired her to redecorate his place as a surprise. His sister should know the two things Zach hates more than surprises is change and people touching his stuff. But Gabrielle Lee Interiors & More has done all that–and more.

And now Gabby is missing–in Tijuana of all places–and he has to go find her during his leave.

But things can get wild south of the border–and not just from the chemistry they’ve been trying to ignore for more than a decade.

What happens in Tijuana . . . might just kill you.

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This book opens with Zack deployed and his sister Amanda interfering once again. This time she recruits her best friend Gabby to redecorate her grandmother’s home which was now Zack’s. Of course Zack knows nothing about any of this, other than Amanda had been telling him to do it for a long time.

Gabby’s fledgling interior decorating business is floundering, so much so that she focused entirely on her jobs instead of the fact that she had to vacate her apartment because of the building’s new owner.

Taking advantage of the fact that Zack was deployed she temporarily moves her stuff there while she does the redecorating. Not expecting him home for weeks yet.

This is a favorite scene.

As Zach’s mental list of his most valuable worldly possessions slowly expanded, he pressed himself up against the wall of the house, sliding along the foundation as silently as he could while trying to avoid the scrubby shrubs growing there.

Make that the prickly scrubby shrubs.

What the hell? Were those thorns on that damn bush? It had never flowered, as far as he knew, so why the fuck was this prickly thing planted here?

As the shrub grabbed onto Zach’s cargo shorts and legs, tearing at both the fabric of his clothes and his skin, he cursed himself for not having taken more of an interest in the landscaping.

He certainly would now, once this takedown was over.

In fact, he was on leave. He’d already checked in at base and the next couple of weeks were his own. Gardening hadn’t been on the agenda but he could squeeze in taking a machete to this damn killer plant.

A woman’s voice halted both his thoughts and his movement. From his place outside the open bathroom window he heard clearly the sound of the water running in the shower and a woman singing.

He knew the window had been closed and locked when he’d left for Djibouti months ago. It should still be locked unless Amanda had been by and opened the windows for some reason—


Was it his sister who’d parked in his driveway and was singing in his bathroom? And what the hell was that she was singing, anyway?

Was that a Disney song? It sure had that unmistakable sound to it.

Zach had a sudden recollection from his childhood of Amanda seated in front of the television with a DVD in the player, singing along at the top of her lungs to some animated film.

Yup, it had to be Amanda inside.

Her singing sounded a lot better today than it had back then, when she’d bellowed along, dressed in a pastel frilly dress pretending she was the princess on screen.

With a sigh, he relaxed, falling out of SEAL mode and into annoyed brother mode instead.

Why was she here and showering at his house, and with a strange vehicle filled with a butt load of stuff?

Shit. Had something bad happened between her and her husband? He liked Jasper. He’d hate to have to kill his brother-in-law for hurting his sister.

Loosening his grip on the club, he reached into his pocket and drew out his house key. Opening the front door, he stepped inside.

Intruder-scare aside, it felt good to be home in the land of free flowing Big Macs and reliable WiFi. Not to mention private bathrooms—which he was going to have again as soon as he determined why the fuck his sister was in his and got her out of it.

Zach leaned the golf club in the corner of the front hallway and looked around. Why did it smell like paint? That question was soon answered when he noticed the walls.

Why the fuck was the hallway a different color? And where was the carpet? He frowned down at the shiny wooden floors before his gaze moved on to the living room.

Where was the furniture? And where the fuck was his TV?

He might actually have felt better thinking he had been robbed. At least that was something he could get angry about. But this—this was worse because he had a strong suspicion about what was really going on here.

Amanda must have suggested a dozen times that he redecorate. He’d always said no. Then he’d deployed, leaving his nosy, annoying, untrustworthy sister alone for months with his spare house key.

Jaw clenched, he stomped across the gleaming wood of the empty living room and down the hallway. He resisted the urge to kick in the bathroom door and instead flung it wide with a force that sent it crashing against the wall.

“What the fuck did you do to my house?”

The blood curdling scream that came from behind the new shower curtain gave him a moderate sense of satisfaction.

Good. He was glad he’d startled her, because she sure as hell had surprised him.

“I swear, Amanda. I told you I liked my house just the way it was—”

“Zach. It’s not Amanda.”
Johnson, Cat. Hot SEAL, Tijuana Nights (SEALs in Paradise) (pp. 49-51). Cat Johnson. Kindle Edition.

This book is so much fun, well except for an excursion to Tijuana to get the tiles for her business client.

A touch of action, plenty of laughs, misunderstandings, sibling love, and plenty of romance and heat.

I love this multi-author series, I really need to catch up on the new books. Don’t forget to check out Cat’s page there’s a bonus prequel to this book to fetch.

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Cat Johnson is a top 10 New York Times bestseller and the author of the USA Today bestselling Hot SEALs series. She writes contemporary romance that usually features hot alpha heroes (who often wear combat or cowboy boots) and the sassy heroines brave enough to love them. Known for her unique marketing she has sponsored pro bull riders, owns a collection of camouflage and western wear for book signings, and has used bologna to promote romance novels.

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It’s HERE! SEAL Strong – Silver SEALs Book 0.5 by Cat Johnson

Welcome to Silver SEALs!
The New Wave From The Suspense Sisters!

Retired silver fox US Navy SEAL Commanders who sign on with the Department of Homeland Security to lead missions to protect the homeland.

SEAL Strong
Silver SEALs Book 0.5
NY Times & USA Today Bestselling Author
Cat Johnson


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He let the love of his life walk away two years ago.
But when her life is threatened he’ll move heaven and hell to save what’s his.

The only easy day was yesterday and no one knows that better than Lieutenant Commander Silas Branson. He may have taken several kicks to the gut but once a Seal always a Seal. He’s never backed down from a hard fight and he doesn’t intend to start now.

Silas lost the love of his life years ago when the death of their son left him and his marriage broken, but now he’s back to fight for what’s his. Maggie was his woman. As far as he is concerned, she still is. When her life is threatened he moves heaven and hell to protect her and their future together.

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From the moment this series was announced at the end of Sleeper SEALs I have been waiting impatiently for it to begin. It’s finally here and the wait was worth it!

Lieutenant Commander Silas ‘Si’ Branson has gone through one of lifes worst tragedies. The death of his young son Jonas while he was deployed also ended his marriage. His wife Maggie blamed him for not being there when the original plan had been for him to be home.

He returned to his team once the divorce was final, looking to bury the pain of both losses in work. Unfortunately in the effort of freeing a child trapped under a truck he blows out his back. Medially discharged he is at loose ends, trying to figure out what he’s going to do with his life. A chance meeting with Maggie at a pizza place he ends up having dinner at his old home with her.

He’s not sure what he’s thinking when she suggests getting him an interview with the Department of Homeland Security where she works.

This is a favorite scene.

“So, what now?” Maggie asked.

Silas let out a short laugh. “Now, I finish this six-pack and then call an Uber.”

She rolled her eyes indulgently. “I meant for work.”

Things had been easier when they were joking. This topic was too serious, but he knew he couldn’t get away with not answering so he lifted a shoulder and opted for the truth. “I honestly don’t know.”

He could probably survive on his retirement pay.

It wouldn’t be a great life, he wouldn’t be living extravagantly, but he could cover the necessities, like rent and food.

What more did he really need? He’d never needed much in the way of material things. His truck was his biggest and pretty much his only indulgence for himself.

The one thing he really wanted most didn’t cost a cent.

Peace. In his mind. In his soul.

That was also the one thing he couldn’t get no matter how hard he tried, or how much he had.

Money aside, he needed to get a job if only to occupy his mind. All this thinking was going to kill him for sure.

“What if I got you an interview?” Maggie said.

His brows shot high. “An interview where? To do what?”

“Where do you think? DHS, of course. Remember, where I work?” She smirked.
Maybe he was running a little slow from the beer but there were too many reasons why what she said made no sense.

First and foremost, he wasn’t a politician, or a man who was used to riding a desk pushing papers for a living, and that was who mainly filled the ranks of the Department of Homeland Security.

Second, why would the woman who had gone to such great lengths to end their marriage, and get him out of her life, try to get him a job working where she worked?

“That’s crazy.” If his frown didn’t tell her what he thought of her idea, his words hopefully would.

“No, it’s not. Why would you say that?”

“You work as a liaison for the Office of Public Affairs,” he pointed out, not seeing the connection or the point of this whole discussion.

What the hell could he do for them? He could lead a team of warriors. He could follow orders from his superiors, but he wasn’t exactly a people person.

Especially not at the moment while he wallowed in this retirement-induced depression.

“I work as a liaison to the Navy Special Warfare Command for the OPA so don’t act like there is no connection between what you used to do and what I still do. But what I was thinking—if you’d open your mind for a second and consider it—is that my boss has connections with all the agency heads. You could easily be a valuable addition in any number of them. You have experience in a lot of the areas DHS works within.”

“Oh, really? And what areas are those?” he asked.

Close quarters battle? Sharpshooting? Basic underwater demolition? Those were his areas of expertise and they’d have zero value to DHS.
She folded her arms, challenging him. “Do you even know all the different agencies DHS oversees?”


She cocked a brow high, obviously not believing him.

“I have a basic idea,” he added.

Okay, maybe he didn’t know quite as much about the DHS as he let on, but he wasn’t going to admit that to her. He could Google it later and find out.

Mostly he figured DHS fit in somewhere along with the other government departments. No matter what their official purpose, the end result was usually to make his job in the teams harder.

“You know, you used to come home and complain about how this or that person or this agency or division or whatever didn’t get it. How they couldn’t get it because they’ve never been there where you’ve been or seen the things you saw.” Maggie pinned him with a stare.

He couldn’t deny the truth of her words. “And?”

“Don’t you want an opportunity to change things?”

The dare was clear in her question. She was baiting him. Knowing he usually couldn’t resist a challenge.

He let out a snort. “Is this some kind of ‘the best way to make change is from within’ speech?”

She smiled. “Yes. Is it working?”

His lips twitched. “Maybe.” Silas shook his head. “But is doesn’t matter anyway because there is no way in hell they’d hire me.”

Maggie cocked a brow high. “We’ll see.”

Her confidence stirred something inside him. Something he wished would stay sleeping. A warmth in his cold hard heart. A glow of an ember that with a little encouragement would easily flame up into a full blown inferno.


The dead last thing he needed right now was to feel the warm and fuzzies toward his ex-wife.

Time to go.
Johnson, Cat. SEAL Strong (Silver SEALs Book 0.5) (pp. 54-57). Cat Johnson. Kindle Edition.

Surprised that he gets an interview he and stunned when he gets the job, he accepts it without knowing exactly what it would entail other than moving to DC.

A rapid promotion, a Summit in Chad, Africa that leads to some interesting developments for Si, both personal and professional. A glimpse of Jon and Zane from GAPS and a peek at the first mission of the newly formed Bone Frog Command division of Homeland Security.

Fast paced, emotional, and suspenseful with heartfelt sizzle, this book is a page turning must read!

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Cat Johnson is a top 10 New York Times bestseller and the author of the USA Today bestselling Hot SEALs series. She writes contemporary romance that usually features hot alpha heroes (who often wear combat or cowboy boots) and the sassy heroines brave enough to love them. Known for her unique marketing she has sponsored pro bull riders, owns a collection of camouflage and western wear for book signings, and has used bologna to promote romance novels.

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Hot SEAL, Dirty Martini – SEALs in Paradise Book 3 by Cat Johnson

Hot SEAL, Dirty Martini
SEALs in Paradise Book 3
NY Times and USA Today Best Selling Author
Cat Johnson



He wants seclusion. She craves the spotlight. The deal they make could give them both what they need…if they don’t kill each other first. Home renovation has never been so hot!

Navy SEAL Clay “Dirtman” Hagan’s retirement plans are simple. Buy the dilapidated beachfront cottage he found listed for a song, fix it up, and live out his days in solitude. Everything is set until an anonymous bidder drives up the price of his future paradise.

TV talk show host Tasha Jones is flying high, until one word–CANCELED–sends her crashing. Now she’s looking to resurrect her career with a new home renovation show if they can get around the buyer standing in the way of the perfect property.

When the competition turns out to be none other then the obnoxious a-hole from her embarrassing drunken one-night stand, the battle for the property really heats up as the insults–and the sparks–fly. The producer notices the chemistry between them and decides the viewers will too and the concept for “Hot House” is born.

If Clay agrees to have the self-centered star and her cameras in his house for the duration of the show, he walks away as the owner in the end. If Tasha can put up with living in the bungalow with the Neanderthal control-freak during the construction, she gets a hit show and her career back. Win-win.

It shouldn’t be too hard since the director loves when they argue on camera, which is good since they agree on nothing. Well, almost nothing. They do both agree that they pretty much hate each other and neither one wants a repeat of their one night together . . . So why does it keep happening?

Hot SEAL, Dirty Martini is a STANDALONE full-length novel. It is a romantic comedy with an enemies-to-lovers theme. It contains an HEA and NO cliffhanger.


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Clay ‘Dirtman’ Hagan’s retirement goal is to buy the little beachfront cottage for a song, and spend the rest of his time fixing it up, fishing and lounging on the deck.

Tasha Jones’ show is cancelled and she sort of blew up live on camera after she found out. Now she has a chance to redeem herself with a new home improvement reality show. The producers want another host and have already bid on the property, Clay’s property.

This is a favorite scene when Clay discovers the plans, there is some language but it works in this situation.

There it was in living color in the photo on the cell phone—his house.

“That’s my house.” In his shock, he said it aloud, whether he’d meant to or not.

One of the women glanced up at him, looking surprised. “You’re the seller?”

“No, I’m the other buyer you keep outbidding.” He scowled, trying not to tell them exactly what he thought of their swooping in and trying to steal his purchase.

Tasha turned to face him. “Then it’s not your house, is it?  If they bid higher, and the seller accepted their offer over yours, then it’s their house.”

Clay stood to his full height and took a step forward, closing in on Tasha, knowing full well how intimidating he could be when looming over someone smaller.

He’d backed men far larger than her into corners with his glare alone.

“Well, Miss Know-It-All, the seller hasn’t accepted their offer. So it’s nobody’s house yet.”

“I have no doubt they can outbid any amount you can come up with.” Her gaze dropped down his body, as it had the night before when she’d been sizing him up.

Today, dressed in a sweaty T-shirt featuring a martini glass and the words I like it dirty, with PT shorts and running shoes, he probably looked even worse than yesterday in her eyes.

His brows slammed down over his eyes in an angry frown. “What the fuck is that supposed to mean?”

“Nothing.” She smirked and lifted one bare shoulder, ignoring he’d leaned in even closer to glare at her.

Normally, he’d enjoy that she wore a barely-there sundress with plenty of cleavage showing. Today, his blood pressure skyrocketed skyrocketed instead. “You know nothing about me,” he spat.

“And you know nothing about me, in spite of . . . whatever happened.” Her expression turned insecure, questioning, almost fearful.

His mouth dropped open in realization. “Oh my God. You can’t remember last night, can you?”
Johnson, Cat. Hot SEAL, Dirty Martini (SEALs in Paradise) (pp. 41-42). Cat Johnson. Kindle Edition.

In spite or rather because of the friction between these two, the producers pair them up. Clay will get his house, Tasha will get her show, but can these two survive the renovation.

I laughed a lot, the sneaking around to get time alone was hysterical. However the reason for some of the subterfuge was not as Clay and his buddies meet up to honor a fallen team member.

Laugh out loud funny, sexy, with some tears, all in a true to form reality show but in a book.

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Kindle Worlds is Closing! Here are some of my favorite worlds and Authors within them!


Kindle Worlds will be gone forever
July 16th 2018!

This deeply saddens me, I have found many new to me authors by seeing them in these worlds.

It was always a place to find quick, inexpensive reads that blended with another author’s characters and settings.

I have heard that some of the World owners are going to continue them on their own and some will need to have an acknowledgement of the originating series before republishing. Yet others may go away completely. For some worlds no decisions have made as to their fate, as this news just broke.

This is a response to a reader friend from Amazon:

For five years, Kindle Worlds has been thriving, engaging writers and readers who enjoy writing in one another’s worlds, and we’re proud of the work we’ve done together. While we are closing Kindle Worlds, Amazon is constantly innovating on behalf of our authors and readers, and we look forward to continuing to do so.

As of May 17th, Kindle Worlds will no longer be accepting new submissions. Previously published Kindle Worlds stories will no longer be available for sale on Amazon.com on or around July 16th. The Kindle Worlds website will be closed on August 29th.

Rest assured previously purchased or borrowed Kindle Worlds stories will remain unaffected.

With that in mind and since the time is short until they are gone, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite Worlds and Authors from them. I hope you will take the time to browse through these links and possibly enjoy them as much as I have.

I put the link I have for the main world and then covers that link to Amazon for individual authors within those worlds that I have read and enjoyed.

I would also like to thank the owners of the worlds that so many wonderful authors wanted to play in, Elle James, Susan Stoker, Paige Tyler, Desiree Holt, Sable Hunter, Millie Taiden, Carly Phillips, Robyn Peterman, Cat Johnson, Eliza Gayle, Erin Nicholas, and Roxanne St.Claire.


This the first Kindle World I ventured into so I’ll start here. 

Brotherhood Protectors 

Special Forces: Operation Alpha 

Dallas Fire & Rescue 

Magic & Mayhem

Hell Yeah!!


Southern Shifters

Omega Team

Sapphire Falls

Barefoot Bay

Phoenix Agency

Paranormal Dating Agency

Dare To Love

Sassy Mates

Happy New Year 2017!


As we enter this New Year, I want to thank all the Authors, Publishers and Publicity Groups that have contributed to my blog in 2016. Not only in ARCs but also in recommendations of new authors.

I look forward to reading and reviewing many new books this year. Some by new authors and others by authors I have come to love.

Each new book I read is a journey to a new adventure, a new love and new experiences for the heroes and heroines.

Thank You All For Your Love and Support!
Much Love,
Carol LaGatta

Holiday Favorites! Cowboy Blue By Cat Johnson


Cowboy Blue
Cat Johnson


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What happens when you mix a Manhattan workaholic with a Colorado ranch boss? Casey Harrington’s life is her career. Bonner Blue Boyd’s life is the ranch. So why can’t they keep their minds or their hands off each other? They know opposites attract and that city and country might mix for a week but it can’t work for a lifetime. Or can it?

Originally published as A Cowboy For Christmas in 2011. This edition is a reissue, reedited but without any substantial additions or changes to the story. New cover. New title. Same great story and now also in paperback!

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Casey Harrington is bored with her job. Marketing for World Bank while a stable position, it wasn’t utilizing her creative skills. When a headhunter calls with a job offer as Director of Marketing for Maverick Western, it brings back memories of her obsession with cowboys from a young age.

The only pre-requisite, a week training at the ranch to get a feel for the company philosophy and the life style it represents. She knows she can bring the company into the web-based world successfully and looks forward to her time at the ranch.

Bonner ‘Blue’ Boyd runs the working cattle ranch. His boss and mentor, Jake Maverick lives on the ranch traveling to the city or to NY only when necessary. He’s not pleased to find out he has to babysit a corporate bigwig. Especially when he discovers he is a she. This is a favorite scene as Bonner admits to himself that he is attracted to this city girl.

After a restless night’s sleep, Bonner pulled his truck up to the main house and put it into park. The sight that greeted him had his hand slipping off the gearshift.

Their visitor was awake? At sunrise? He’d figured he wouldn’t see her until the noon meal.

This woman was full of surprises, the first being that she was a woman. He’d assumed Casey was a he and it turned out she was most definitely a she. He glanced at her on the front porch now.

Yup, Casey Harrington was all woman, with chestnut hair that cascaded over her shoulders and big green eyes; not to mention curves a man could get lost in. She held a coffee cup as she stood gazing at the mountains in the distance. The bulky white sweater that came to past her waist didn’t do shit to hide how her dark blue jeans cupped the perfectly rounded cheeks of her butt.

When Bonner could yank his attention away from that tempting asset— and the thought of how nice it would be to get to know that part of
her a little better— he was surprised yet again. She was wearing cowboy boots.

Last night when he’d helped carry her matching luggage into the house, all three pieces of it, she’d been in some suit kind of thing. City girl to the bone, right down to her fancy cell phone that apparently didn’t work around these parts, according to her rant in the car. He hadn’t stuck around to learn more last night.

He’d dumped her and her baggage with Mrs. Jones and taken off to deal with this new bit of information. He was not only babysitting a city girl for the next week, but one who had him waking up from a dream starring her last night.

How was he supposed to deal with this?

At least this morning she was actually dressed appropriately for a day on the ranch. She wouldn’t be tiptoeing around the cow manure in high heels. But did she have to look so damn good in jeans? Even if they did look like they’d just come off the shelf of some overpriced city store, they sure did the job of drawing his gaze right to where it shouldn’t be.


He swung the truck door wide and got out.

She broke her gaze away from the landscape and turned to smile at him as he climbed the stairs onto the porch. “Good morning.”

“Morning.” Bonner tipped his hat. Her gaze swept to where his truck was parked.

“Where’s your dog?”

Hm, she sure was observant. He’d always thought city folk were blind to their surroundings, being as their heads were usually up their asses and all.

“Back at the bunkhouse with the boys. She’ll be along later. I didn’t expect to see you out so early.” More accurately, Bonner had been hoping she’d sleep the day away so he’d have to spend less time babysitting her— and less time being tempted.

“I’m still on East Coast time. I would’ve been at my desk by now, probably on a conference call with the London office if I were still at my old job at World Bank.”

“Ah.” He nodded. That made more sense. He hadn’t considered the difference between Mountain and Eastern Time, or the possibility of London offices. Jeez. It all seemed like another universe.

“This is… just amazing.” She shook her head while gazing again at the sunrise. “There are no words. When I got here last night in the dark, I had no idea how beautiful it was. I never imagined this.”

Again impressed that this New York woman could appreciate the beauty of the country, Bonner took the time to glance at the colored hues starting to already disappear as the sun rose higher above the horizon. He saw the sun rise every morning over these mountains and had since he was born.

It sure was a sight. He supposed he should appreciate it a little more. This city girl was a reminder that not everybody was as lucky.

“Have you ever been to New York?” she asked.

Bonner shook his head. “Nope.” And he had no desire to.

“Well, I can tell you, there’s nothing there that compares to this.”

He shot a sideways look at Casey again as she continued to stare at the surroundings. The tip of her nose was beginning to turn pink from the nip in the air. She didn’t seem to care as she cupped the coffee mug in both hands but didn’t drink. It reminded him why he was here, besides to pick up his latest assignment from Jake Maverick.
Johnson, Cat. Cowboy Blue (Kindle Locations 351-386). Cat Johnson. Kindle Edition.

After an educational and steamy week, Casey’s cowboy romance has to come to an end. Although she would love to spend more time here, she has a job to do. The next month flew by as Casey set the new marketing plans for launch on Black Friday. Bonner was never far from her thoughts though and she missed him more than she cared to admit.

At Thanksgiving dinner Jake took great pleasure in teasing Bonner with Casey’s plan for him and the boys to tweet pictures of what they do during the day. Unfortunately what Jake thought was indigestion was the heart attack that kills him.

As shock runs through the company, the will is read. A well kept secret comes to light when Jake leaves controlling interest in both the Ranch and the Business to Bonner instead of his grandchildren.

An emotional and uncertain Bonner meets up with Casey in New York. She is determined that he will succeed in this new position as President of Maverick Western and he is determined to make her his.

I loved this journey for Bonner and Casey. I suspect Jake planned for these two to get together. I laughed and sniffled a bit too. No question this book will heat up the coldest winter night.

I would love to see more of this couple and maybe the ranch hands as well as Bonner takes over everything and institutes change.

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catjohnson340x413  Cat Johnson
A top 10 New York Times bestseller, Cat Johnson writes the USA Today bestselling Hot SEALs series. Known for her creative marketing, Cat has sponsored bull riding cowboys, promoted romance using bologna and owns a collection of cowboy boots and camouflage for book signings. A fair number of her research consultants wear combat or cowboy boots for a living.
Since 2006, Cat has put approximately one million digital and print stories in readers’ hands.

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Romanced by a Seal
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Summer Blurb

As a SEAL, Jon Rudnick dodged copper and lead without flinching, but just the thought of one tiny gold band around his ring finger sends him into a cold sweat. Love is one thing, but marriage is another. He’s not sure he’s ready for that just yet. . . until a near miss serves as a wake-up call he can’t ignore. Now he’s ready, but his girlfriend Ali has gone from rushing him toward the altar, to running in the opposite direction at full speed. Hell if Jon can figure out why, but he knows one thing. All’s fair in love and war and he’s not going to rest until he makes Ali his again. This time for good.

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I’m not quite sure what I expected when I started reading this one. I know it wasn’t for one of the owners of GAPS to go totally off the grid. When he did I expected the worst and I think everyone else did too. Including Zane his partner and his live-in girlfriend Ali.

While he is off doing something that blows my mind with its danger, Ali finds herself pregnant. She took St John’s Wort which rendered her birth control ineffective. Now faced with Jon gone to who knows where, for who knows how long, she prepares herself to be a single mother. The absolute last thing she expects is for him to propose the minute he gets back. This is a favorite scene.
It only proved what he knew already. No one could predict what could happen or when. He could live to a hundred or he could die tomorrow. It was about time he started really living.

“God, I missed you.” The words were barely out before he crushed his mouth against hers.

Overwhelmed by the need to feel safe and alive, he kissed her hard and thoroughly. The long list of miracles that had brought him home mostly unscathed grew by one more when Ali didn’t push him away.

She sank into his kiss, clinging to him through the jacket he’d never taken the time to remove.

He wanted to get her to the bedroom. Wanted the clothes separating them— his damp ones and her warm ones— gone.

But he wanted something else more.

Breaking the kiss, he blurted out the words that would make her his for the rest of his life. “Marry me.”

She pulled back from him.


“Marry me.” Now that he’d said it once, the words spilled out even easier.

Her eyes narrowed. “Why are you asking me that now?”

“What?” He was too confused to comprehend her frown or the suspicion in her tone. Wasn’t this what she’d wanted?

“Did you come right here or stop somewhere first?”

Further confused by that question, he said, “I stopped at the office.”

Her nostrils flared. She was mad he went to the office?

He continued, trying to diffuse this bomb while blind. “I had to. My truck was parked in the lot. And my house keys were there too. Ali, I don’t know what’s happening here. All I know is I want to marry you.”

“You didn’t before you left.”

“I did. I just—”

“I can’t be here with you right now.” After cutting him off she moved toward the door.

What the fuck had just happened?
Romanced by a SEAL: Hot SEALs (Kindle Locations 1335-1351). Cat Johnson. Kindle Edition.

OMG the little things he remembers and surprises her with. I laughed and cried a lot in this one. I really need to go back and read the ones I missed.

Thank you Cat for the view of the behind the scenes activity that is trying very hard to keep us safe and free.

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A top 10 New York Times bestseller, Cat Johnson has been the recipient of a starred Publishers Weekly review and is the author of the USA Today bestselling contemporary romances One Night with a Cowboy (Oklahoma Nights), and Saved by a SEAL, Kissed by a SEAL and Loved by a SEAL (Hot SEALs).Known for her unique and creative marketing and research practices, Cat has sponsored bull riding cowboys, promoted romance using bologna and owns a collection of cowboy boots and camouflage for book signings. A fair number of her research consultants wear combat or cowboy boots for a living.Since 2006, Cat has put approximately one million digital and print stories in readers’ hands.

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