Geir Pavla, a former SEAL, has recovered from the damage done when his squad's truck drove over an antitank landmine more than two years ago. Six other team-mates were also badly injured, the seventh--Mouse--dead, in what their team leader realized later had to be a trap. Geir has been trying to uncover details about Mouse’s history. The more he discovers, the more he fears their newest member was nothing of the man they thought they knew and believed they could trust.
Morning Blossom runs a B&B in San Diego that her father co-owns. Unfortunately, he wants to sell despite that the business is the safety net she needs to pursue her passion for painting. While she longs to make a career of what's only ever been a hobby, she isn't sure she has the ability to be a success. Morning has avoided long-term relationships after one man who'd stayed at the B&B wanted to take up perpetual residence despite her objections. Geir, however, is someone she could grow used to having around permanently.
While Geir doesn't understand her naïveté in letting strangers invade her world, Morning's innocence and belief in the goodness of humanity attracts him. Geir's innate protectiveness becomes much more than either of them anticipated when the nastiness of his world inevitably spills into hers…
Author note: For your reading pleasure, this series must be read in order.
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I received a complimentary copy of this book from Booksprout and I am voluntarily reviewing it.
This book, like the others in this series, have a great sub-plot going on. What happened 2 years ago to cause the explosion that killed Mouse and grievously injured the other SEALs? While the men recover from their injuries, family members of the remaining SEALs start dying. The chase to discover the person(s) responsible for all of this is slowly being exposed with each book. Along the way, each man finds their soul mate. Wow what a journey it has been. I will be re-reading these books again after the release of the last one.
I loved this book. Geir Pavla and Morning Blossom were great together. The intrigue of the sub-plot of what happened and why 2 years ago is getting closer to being solved. Finding Poppy and getting answers lead to even more questions. Geir and Jager go to San Diego where they meet Morning Blossom. She runs the B & B where they are staying. Staying there exposes Morning to their intrigue and danger. The interaction between Geir and Morning was so natural, you could see the "sparks" between these two. The scenes of the book played out like a movie in my mind, it was so well written. Once you starting reading, you will not be able to put the book down.
I highly recommend this book if you love former military men and suspense.
Decent continuation of series
I was kindly provided this book as an ARC; in exchange for my honest review. This is book 6 in the SEALs Of Steel series.
The “SEALs of Steel” were an eight-man SEAL team unit that was misled/ambushed/given “bogus” orders that caused them to hit a landmine during transport. All the men were grievously injured and one man (“Mouse”) died. The remaining seven SEALs are investigating to find out what happened and why; and hopefully in the end to avenge Mouse’s death.
You certainly must read this series in order or you will be lost. This is definitely a series with layers of stories within a STORY.
This book centers around Geir & Morning (Blossom). The only other team member that is represented in this story is Jager. There is reference to Levi & also Mason. These characters are from two of Ms. Dale’s other related SEALs series. Also quite good.
Geir & Jager are in San Diego trying to investigate Mouse’s background as events to this point have led the team to believe their “accident” & the rash of tragic events the team members closest friends & family have suffered are somehow linked to their deceased team member, Mouse. Morning Blossom owns a large bed & breakfast & is an aspiring artist. The story starts well, gets slow & fairly convoluted (not typical of Ms. Dale’s works); and then picked up again only to really leave the reader hanging at the end. I certainly don’t have the authors incredible talent so I have no idea how it could have been improved, but this story while it filled in a very few blanks to the overall STORY; it didn’t reach the same caliber I’ve come to expect from Ms. Dale.
I did feel as if the story was cut a little short or was maybe rushed. This storyline is involved and probably won’t come to a conclusion or semi-conclusion for at least a few more books.
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.