Mark Aleki Rogers left the Navy SEALs behind, but he found another use for his special skills. He and his fellow "Brothers-in-Arms" now run an intense boot camp that trains civilians to survive extreme situations. Mark's size is intimidating, but the half-Samoan surfer is an eternal optimist. A suspicious string of suicides among SEALs, however, has Mark convinced it's murder. He's determined to get to the bottom of it…quietly. If he doesn't, a murderer may go free.
Reporter Geneva Rios has come to the California coast looking for a story. The recent SEAL suicides are connected to the Brothers-in-Arms, and Geneva wants to know more. The interview she's hoping for, though, comes at a price. The smoking-hot SEAL won't talk unless she completes his training course. If she can survive Mark's audition, she'll have the angle she needs. Spending more time with Mark has its own perks, but for the exotic brunette, exposing the Navy SEALs is more than just a story…it's personal.
As the heat between them reaches its boiling point, the pair puts more than their heads together. But with their own lives in danger, can they catch a killer before it's too late.
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Suspenseful and Steamy Romance
Seal Defender by Leslie North is book number one in the Brothers In Arms series. This is Navy Seals Mark Aleki Rogers and reporter Geneva Rios' story.
Mark and his several Navy Seals' brothers started a survival boot camp for citizens. They are also investigating a string of suicides among Seals. Geneva has been given the assignment to investigate these suicides by her paper. So, Mark and Geneva paths cross.
Mark and Geneva each have their own reason for investigating the Seals suicides. What they didn't expect was the intense chemistry between them. Will they keep their eye on their goal or give in to this attraction?
From the fun and flirty banter, the suspense, to the steamy intimate scenes this book will keep you on the edge of your seat. I look forward to reading the next books in this series.
FYI, contains mature content. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Decent story, rushed ending
There’s a lot of promise in this story, between scrappy reporter Geneva and surfer/businessman/SEAL Mark, the investigation of several suspicious suicides, and a political battle over racism and freedom.
Not all of that gets solved in this story, which is OK. There was plenty of suspense to be had and secrets to reveal, and these characters got their HEA even though the major plot isn’t solved.
However, it was very, very rushed. The big I-love-you moment happens in a matter of days after a single date and a handful of (mostly distrustful) conversations. Multiple attempts at murder follow each other within hours, problems get solved shortly after they’re discovered, and very little emotional intimacy gets built up during that time.