New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julie Ann Walker delivers perfect pulse-pounding romantic suspense! The former Navy SEALs of Deep Six Salvage thought they could retire to the sea and hunt for treasures of the deep, but when trouble comes to visit, there'll be hell to pay.
Maddy Powers's life revolves around cocktail parties, political fundraisers, and charity events—but she can't forget the daring former SEAL who came crashing into her life a few months ago…or the scorching kiss they shared before he disappeared into the deep blue sea.
Bran Pallidino carries a dark secret—one that forced him to push Maddy away. Bran knows he won't be finding redemption, and he can live with that as long as it means she'll be safe. But when Maddy's taken hostage during a trip to the Caribbean, the men of Deep Six Salvage embark on a dangerous mission to save her. Passion boils in the sultry sea breeze…but what good is putting his heart on the line if they don't survive the dawn?
Praise for Julie Ann Walker's Hell or High Water:
"Hot men, hot action, and hot temperatures make for one hot romance!"—BookPage
"Walker blends the tender romance of a reassuring touch with lusty sex scenes… Readers will be panting."—Publishers Weekly
"If Hell or High Water is a taste of what's to come, the rest of the Deep Six series is going to be one exhilarating ride."—RT Book Reviews
In Walker's gripping second Deep Six contemporary romantic thriller, six former Navy SEALs continue their search for the sunken treasure ship Santa Cristina off the waters of Wayfarer Island, located between Cuba and Key West. Handsome Brando Pallidino has carried on a long-distance friendship with oil heiress Madison Powers since the team rescued her from a hijacking three months earlier. Now she's taking three teenage scholarship students to the Dry Tortugas on a camping trip and asks Bran whether he can visit them there. Mason McCarthy, a partner in the salvage operation, and historian Alexandra Merriweather sail with Bran to see Maddy, but stumble upon her kidnapping in progress. Obstacles multiply in a thriller that takes place in roughly 24 hours, with each chapter heading giving the exact time, allowing Walker (Hell or High Water) to move seamlessly to different characters' points of view. Bran struggles to come to terms with his troubled family history, and his emotional complexity lends an intimate feel to the steamy sex scenes.