Once a fighter, always a fighter...
Former Navy SEAL Mason McCarthy is done being a fighting man. Now he and the Deep Six Salvage crew are working feverishly to find the wreck of the Santa Cristina and its legendary sunken treasure. Unfortunately for Mason's peace of mind, chatty, brilliant historian Alexandra Merriweather has joined the hunt and there's no avoiding her. Alex is exactly the kind of distraction Mason can't afford right now…or maybe ever.
When a murderous enemy from Mason's past threatens the Deep Six, he must rely on old instincts and the skills he honed from years of running black ops to make sure nothing touches Alexandra. But with their lives on the line and the adrenaline running high, it's inevitable that sparks will fly.
"Mouthwatering characters…the romance simmers…a page-turning adventure."—Night Owl Reviews Top Pick for Hell or High Water
"Julie Ann Walker and her SEALs serve up spicy fare…an exciting, spellbinding story."—Long and Short Reviews for Devil and the Deep
"Hot men, hot action, and hot temperatures make for one hot romance!"—BookPage for Hell or High Water
The addictive third romance in Walker's Deep Six series (after Devil and the Deep) delivers a high-octane blend of suspense and sexual tension. Former SEAL Mason McCarthy's ex-wife convinced him that he is "not normal" due to his years in the military. Now Mason keeps to himself save for his partnership with his former brothers-in-arms at Deep Six Salvage and the occasional no-strings-attached romp. Alexandra Merriweather, a 27-year-old historian working with Deep Six to find a long-lost treasure, has it bad for Mason. But Alex is a virgin, and Mason doesn't believe her repeated assurances that she's not looking for commitment. Their will-they-won't-they dynamic comes to a head when an enemy from Mason's deployment in the Middle East tracks Mason down to avenge his family by killing Mason and everyone he cares about. Though the cartoonish characterization of the Iranian villain is disappointing, the chemistry between Mason and Alex is palpable and the plotting is taut. Snappy prose and hair-raising danger keep the pages of this steamy suspense novel flying.