U.S. Navy SEAL Elias “Joker” Jackman had always chafed at his father’s yoke. He’s being groomed for an upper level military position, a career that was laid out for him before he was even born. After deploying to Niger, he has to endure a visit by his dad in an official capacity which includes all the pomp and circumstance. He reluctantly attends, but being under his father’s thumb provokes a reckoning he might not be able to stem. But when Joker gets a load of his father’s personal assistant, strait-laced and very beautiful Lt. Philippa Thompson, there’s more than havoc on his mind—there’s seduction.
Pippa is thrilled to have been appointed as Admiral Jackman’s Flag Aide, handling the Admiral’s personal and administrative matters. It was a challenging but highly rewarding duty for a junior officer on her way to full Lieutenant. But a monkey wrench is thrown into her plans with the presence of the Admiral’s very gorgeous and flirtatious, irresistible son who entices her to let down her hair and loosen up her uniform. It’s going to be a battle to withstand the handsome Navy SEAL, but with her career hanging in the balance, it’s imperative. She’s glad to have Joker on hand when his father is the target of terrorists out to make a statement and which puts her squarely in the cross hairs. It’s pretty handy that Joker comes with seven steely, unyielding teammates who are all learning that their leader isn’t exactly what they thought.