This contains the first two instalments from Suzanne Brockmann's Tall Dark and Dangerous series which is in the process of being re-released as 2-in-1's with sexy new covers. These well written, quickie romances are totally addictive, with delicious alpha male heroes and just the right amount of action, suspense and melodrama to keep you coming back for more. Each of these can be read as stand-alones but are much more fun when read in order due to the continuing and evolving story arcs.
Brockmann uses proper military lingo throughout, giving us larger than life Navy SEAL heroes, capable of anything it seems except falling in love easily. Each story is also just different enough that it feels fresh and unique while still connecting the series as a whole. The love scenes are soft (requiring just slightly more imagination and without the dirty words) and her amazing dialogue will draw you in, making the whole falling in love within days seem plausible. This is a fun, sexy, exciting series and I dare you not to fall for any member of SEAL team tens alpha squad.
First up is PRINCE JOE, my favourite of the 2 stories which introduces us to the Team and its Lieutenant Joe Catalanotto. In a twist of fate Joe is the exact look-alike for a Crown Prince so when an assassination attempt is made on the Prince's life Joe is sent in to impersonate him for the remainder of his US tour. Media consultant Veronica St John is given the seemingly impossible task of transforming this rugged and stubborn sailor into royalty, teaching him proper etiquette, protocol and the unique accent and mannerisms of the prince. At fist Joe frustrates `Ronnie' because he doesn't appear to be taking his job seriously but she soon realises that Joe is much more then he appears. Willing to take a bullet for a man he doesn't know and even shed a tear. Before long the "L" word is floating around with Joe feeling that he's not good enough for her because of his blue collar background and Ronnie trying not to fall for a man that risks his life on a daily basis and enjoys it. Lots of angst here folks.
In FOREVER BLUE Carter "Blue" McCoy returns to his hometown to attend his stepbrothers wedding, it's a little awkward because he's marrying Blue's former high school sweetheart. However that soon becomes the least of his problems as that night Blue and Gerry get into a very public heated argument and by morning his stepbrother is dead. Of course Blue is the primary suspect and with the entire town already seeing him convicted its up to rookie police officer Lucy Tait to clear his name. She's had a case of hero worship for Blue ever since he rescued her from some bullies when she was 15. Watching his career in the Navy and the SEALS she knows that he's not a killer but what she doesn't know is that he's not the hero she thinks he is either. Palpable sexual tension, blush worthy police pat downs, car chases and gunplay make this another great story.