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.
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Delight adventure when escapism is most needed
This book was a most delightful adventure, romance to read when escapism is most needed. The series is about a group of Navy seal brothers who retire to become treasure hunters in Key West. This is the 3rd book in the series and with each book you come to know the Seals and their journeys to forgiveness and love, along with researching and uncovering the lost treasure of Santa Cristina. Although you get bits and pieces of the story for each of the Seals, this book focuses on mostly Mason and Alex's love story with some of Wolfs and Chrissy's. I absolutely love the characters created in this series. My favorite part is that most make appearances in each story and you get to know them as a group and as individuals, the good, the bad and the stupid funny. There were a few times I belly laughed out loud, times I held my breath, times I ground my teeth and times I sighed as I was lost in the story. Did I mention there's also a dog and a rooster! This was a great read, one I highly recommend. Do yourself a favor and pick up the previous books, find a comfortable chair and lose yourselves in these stories.
Another great action-suspense romance!
Julie Ann Walker delivers another action-packed, romantic suspense novel in her Deep Six series. Before picking up this book I went back and re-read the others in the series, since it’s been a little while since we were treasure hunting on Wayfarer Island with the former Navy Seals crew of Deep Six. While I’d imagine it could be read as a stand-alone, Mason McCarthy and Alex Merriweather and the full cast of characters are introduced in the other books in the series. They’re just good reads, so why not check them out?
There’s a lot of chemistry between Alex and Mason, as well as some angsty moments. She never stops talking and he grunts out short answers, which makes for an entertaining contrast. I’m glad we get alternating points of view so we can see what they’re both thinking. Mason has been marked by an ugly divorce and the things he’s seen and done in the Navy. In comparison, Alex has always been on an academic track and is much more innocent (including still having her virginity, that she desperately wants Mason to take). Then there’s the bad guys from Mason’s past chasing after him, with Alex getting caught in the crosshairs, and, well, you’ll have to read to find out what happens.
This is a great addition to the Deep Six series and I definitely recommend this book and this author!
ARC received for an honest review.
Good book, great action
Another good book by Julie Ann Walker! I love the way she writes - fast paced and good romantic beats. While I loved the Black Knights series, it’s taken me a little longer to fall in love with the Deep Six crew. Alex was a step back for me but I’m really enjoying getting to know these new characters!