He's her fiercest protector. She's his only weakness.
A Navy SEAL doesn't expect to find a beautiful hostage when running his op…
Navy SEAL Blake "Raptor" Reynolds is a legend in his own right. His ability to sneak into enemy territory, sight unseen, and eliminate the target has earned him the reputation of being cool, hard, and calculating. When his team infiltrates an enemy camp in Colombia to disarm a terror cell, the last thing he expects is a beautiful, injured blonde to bring him to his knees.
Biologist Clarissa Rothschild has been conducting research in the Colombian rainforests. When she leaves her camp unescorted, she is captured by Colombian insurgents. The leader of a Navy SEAL team with penetrating dark eyes and brute force strength is just what she needs to get out alive—and exactly the type of man she'd never fall for.
When they're separated from the others, the sparks between them begin to ignite. Heated nights in the jungle shouldn't lead to wanting anything more, but Blake realizes he'll risk everything for Clarissa's safety and the chance to make her his.
SEAL's DESIRE, a standalone novel, is book one in the sizzling Alpha SEALs Coronado series.
She’s a scientist but you never find out what she is studying!
This novel could have been so much better. I loved the set up. It’s obvious the author has some knowledge of the SEALs and how they operate which makes for an interesting read. But how am I supposed to care about the main characters when they’re written so superficially? Yes Clarissa was in Colombia collecting samples… but for what purpose? What was her research even about? By glossing over the very reason she was in the Colombian jungle is just such a gaping plot hole and missed opportunity.
Don’t get me started on the inane dialogue with Blake and his buddies - it was just Vapid. Finally, the author seems to have a real beef with women who wear makeup. It’s the literal definition of “not like the other girls” syndrome. There is nothing wrong with a heroine who eschews makeup/dressing up, etc. However, the amount of times Blake complains about women wearing makeup comes off as a severe complex and not a fun quirk.
For much better researched novels of a similar nature, I recommend Rebecca Zanetti and Pamela Clare.
The characters are pretty much cartoons, the writing pretty inept. I’ll skip any future work from this author.