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Sometimes, the girl makes the first move

I put three of the SEALS On Fire team Arapaho stories together because the plot composition followed the same format.

In Dagger’s Edge, Jagger’s Moves, and Touching Ghost, the women have crushed on the guys for a long time and make the first move because they are tired of wondering “what if”.

Dagger’s Edge ♥♥♥
Synopsis
SEAL Dean (team name Dagger) promised his best friend Brice he would check on his sister Mia while in Key West on vacation leave. Dean has had a crush on Mia for years, but never made a move because she was his best friend’s little sister.

Mia has wanted Dean for close to 20 years but could not get him to pay her any attention. She is trying to seduce him before she gives up. She has obsessed over him for so long, that she wants to get him out of her system so that she can move on.

Dean tries to put of a fight but the temptation of what Mia is offering is too much to resist.

Jagger’s Moves ♥♥♥
Synopsis
Tyler (team name Jagger) and Alexa were childhood friends who reconnect after many years. Tyler is picking Alexa up from the airport because she is attending a work conference in Key West. Tyler sees this sexy woman get off the plane and is shocked to know that is his childhood buddy. She bloomed and filled out in all the right places.

Alexa is determined to hook up with Tyler and get him out of her system. She had a crush on him ages ago and she is going to make a move since he will not. She figures that the worse that could happen is that he turns her down.

When they finally come up for air, Tyler decides that he has more permanent plans for their relationship if Alexa will have him.

Touching Ghost ♥♥♥
Synopsis
Ren (team name Ghost) meets up with his longtime friend Sadie to catch up for old time’s sake. While Ren does not think that he is worthy of Sadie’s affection, she has other plans. After a trip down memory lane over dinner, Ren escorts Sadie to her room. Using all the courage she had, Sadie asks Ren to kiss her.

That was as combustible as a lit match at a gas station.

Opinions

In Jagger’s Moves, I did like the airport scene. Hilarious. Jagger did not know whether to be territorial or what.

While Dean (team name Dagger) is worried about what his friend is going to say, I think that Brice would probably say it was about time. The story does mainly focus on Dean’s commitment phobia. Being a military man like his father, he does not want to turn out like his father who abandoned his wife and son. These are valid thoughts that he has to mull over before making a life changing decision.

I think of the three, I liked Ren and Sadie’s story in Touching Ghost the most. Ren was very vulnerable emotionally and tried to cover over his true feelings. It was only when Sadie called him out that he admitted the truth. The way she did it made me smile.

Overall, these are fun short stories about people who loved each other forever and are finally hooking up. Although these are Alpha men, it is interesting that they did not think they were worthy to start a relationship with the girl. Each girl did not hook up with the intention of it being long term, but wanted something physical for one night. Since the relationship foundation was already there, the romance did not need much to blossom. I like romances between friends since I married my best friend. I know firsthand that it CAN happen. I did not make the first move like these girls, but sometimes men need an overt sign to let them know they will not be shot down if they try.

As with the rest of the books in this series, these novellas are HOT with plenty of steamy (graphic) love scenes. Once the main characters meet, it is one love scene after another. These mature adult stories are not for anyone with delicate sensibilities.

Love can be complicated

SEALS On Fire – Melting Ice ♥♥♥

Synopsis
If Syndra and Team Arapaho SEAL team name Ice were to describe their relationship it would be “It’s complicated”. They have been together for almost 10 years and Syn is tired of the unable-to-define relationship. She feels that she has been at Ice’s beck and call when he is on leave for so long that there is no stability in her life. She wants more (like marriage and family) and knows that Ice cannot give it to her. Plus, when they started years ago, it was with the understanding that there would be no commitments placed on each other.

Ice has been with Syn long enough to know that something is up. Not being a real boyfriend means there are boundaries he cannot cross in the relationship. He surprises himself by admitting that he is not satisfied with the status quo any longer.

While Syn has decided Key West is the last hookup before she breaks it off, Ice is trying to keep her body and mind distracted long enough to avoid that inevitable conversation. He wants to have all his ducks in a row so that he can offer Syn the life that he knows she wants.

Opinion
I think this is my favorite of all the books. Ice and Syn were really in tune with each other. Of course, Ice should have been more forthcoming to what plans he was trying to make so that Syn would have had a better sense of stability. It seemed only when he was faced with the possibility that she might dump him, did he realize that he needed to man up and admit he wanted the relationship to go to the next level too.  I also like that Syn was ready to walk away. Sometimes in a relationship, love is not enough and a person has to be strong enough to leave with their dignity since their heart is probably already broken.

SPOILER – Ice proposes. But what I will not say is how he does it. I laughed out loud. I reread the last chapter a couple of times because that was my favorite part of the book.

As with the rest of the SEALS On Fire books in this series, these novellas are HOT with plenty of steamy (graphic) love scenes. Once the main characters meet, it is one love scene after another. These mature adult stories are not for anyone with delicate sensibilities.

I could not find Melting Ice on Amazon, so the links are to the book collection.

 

Jonesin for action, looking for a good time

Jonesin’ For Action ♥♥♥

Synopsis
Aiden is a Navy SEAL who lost his leg while deployed on a mission in the Middle East.  Now stateside, he is trying to get his confidence back and see if he can still get a woman or will she be turned off by his prosthesis. But then again, he does not want her to sleep with him out of pity either.

Marissa is a bartender in Key West who is so glad that Aiden walked into her bar. After some light banter, she is convinced that she needs to make a move on him before he leaves with some other chick.

The resulting interaction persuades both of them to think “long term relationship” instead of a “vacation fling one-night-stand”.

Opinion
My heart went out to Aiden. He sees his injury as a loss of his manhood. Once proud of his body in top prime form, he is embarrassed of his scars. He forces himself to wear shorts to get used to the stares and whispers of having a prosthetic leg.

While Aiden was concentrating on the part of the leg he did not have, Marissa was intent on showing her appreciation for the rest of his fine, muscular, toned body. She was a good strong female character that was able to deal with his lack of self-confidence. I liked how she would flip his comments to make it seem as if he offended her. That threw him off enough to break through his defenses.

Overall, the book had a good storyline, but the ending left me wanting an epilogue.

As with the rest of the books in this series, these novellas are HOT with plenty of steamy (graphic) love scenes. Once the main characters meet, it is one love scene after another. These mature adult stories are not for anyone with delicate sensibilities.

Coyote brings so much heat

 Coyote Heat ♥♥♥

Synopsis
On vacation in Key West with his SEAL team Arapaho, Miguel Cruz (team name Coyote) heads to the local bar to look for some action. He literally bumps into Cori, spilling her drink all over her shirt. She is obviously not amused. It is not a good first impression. Later he sees her again and uses all of his charm to change her mind. After getting over her initial annoyance at Coyote’s clumsiness, she is coaxed into having a drink with him.

Cori cannot deny the sparks flying between her and Coyote, but when she finds out that he is a SEAL, she put up emotional barriers to prevent heartache like the one caused by her ex-boyfriend.

Opinion
Like all of his SEAL team members, Coyote does not realize, until he meets THE ONE, that he wants to settle down <kind of cheesy but this is a romance novel after all>. Even though the story is one long love scene with interspersed conversation, it is evident that Coyote and Cori click and have chemistry to work. Since their romance was a short one, I wonder if Cori will be prepared for the intensity and determination of a relationship with a SEAL. If so, they will live happily ever after.

As with the rest of the books in this series, these novellas are HOT with plenty of steamy (graphic) love scenes. Once the main characters meet, it is one love scene after another. These mature adult stories are not for anyone with delicate sensibilities.

SEALS on fire but not in an animal cruelty way

SEALS On Fire series ♥♥♥

Lately, I have come to dislike reading books in a series. It seems many authors call a group of books a series instead of writing one book with a complete story. This series is different than many others out there in that each book can be read on its own. I actually read Conquering Zeus first and my interest was piqued about the stories of the rest of SEAL team Arapaho. From there, I began to read the rest of the books. The posts for the next few weeks will be reviews on each book. However, I wanted to take the time to speak about my impressions of the overall set (which can be purchased through Amazon ).

1 Coyote Heat ♥♥♥
2 Dagger’s Edge ♥♥♥
3 Jonesin’ For Action ♥♥♥
4 Jagger’s Moves ♥♥♥
5 Melting Ice ♥♥♥
6 Touching Ghost ♥♥♥
7 Conquering Zeus ♥♥♥
8 Tripped Up (on my TO READ list)

This series is about members of SEAL team Arapaho and how each of them finds the woman that is meant for them. Each story is written by a different author with different writing styles, but the stories are still intertwined with each other. And some characters are secondary characters making minor appearances in the books about their teammates.

There is a common theme in the series: Live and love today because tomorrow is not promised.

I am not usually one that likes military romances, but these stories kept my interest. In several of the stories, the main characters only know each other a few days and they decide they connect on such a level, they want to be together. Again, usually, I am not one who can see the romance in that. But I make an exception for these men. Any person who has seen the ugly side of war is more likely to trust their gut instinct when it comes to matters of the heart and make a quick choice since they are accustomed to having to make life and death decisions swiftly.

All these novellas are HOT with plenty of steamy (graphic) love scenes. Even though there are different writing styles, one thing is for certain: Once the main characters meet, it is one love scene after another. These mature adult stories are not for anyone with delicate sensibilities.

Buy one or buy them all! The great part is that you do not have to read them in order either. This is my type of book series.
Since this is my blog, I am going to close with another gratuitous finely tone manly body picture. Bring the heat, baby!