Claiming Her SEAL by Kat Cantrell
Series: ASSIGNMENT: Caribbean Nights #1
Release Date: February 15, 2016
In Navy SEAL Dex Riley’s world, women fall into two categories: those who don’t ask questions and those who wish they hadn’t. He hides the darkness in his past, content to run an island adventure company in the Caribbean with members of his former SEAL team—until resort guest Emma Richardson targets him for a vacation fling. Her fresh innocence and insistence on seeing hero material in Dex where none exists makes him yearn to be the man she deserves. And that terrifies Dex more than any war zone he’s ever faced, until he discovers Emma has demons of her own…
Review [possible spoilers]:
Before he could blink, she grabbed the hem of her dress and whipped it off over her head, chucking it behind her into the ocean. “You say I can only trust you in the water? Put your money where your mouth is, James Riley.”
Claiming Her SEAL is the first book in the new multi-Author ASSIGNMENT: Caribbean Nights series. Hot SEALS and strong-willed heroines are heating up the Caribbean and I won’t miss it!
Former Navy SEAL James “Dex” Riley runs an island adventure company in the Caribbean with members of his former SEAL team and he tries to keep his life simple. He hides the darkness in his past as a sniper but he’s still fighting the demons that haunt him.
Emma Richardson is on vacation with her best friend Rachel, trying to get over a traumatic experience and she’s battling her own demons but she’s also trying to take control of her life again.
Dex and Emma meet at the beach when Dex rescues Emma from unwanted attention. Their attraction is instant and while Emma decides that a fling with Dex is perfect for her, Dex thinks Emma is too innocent so he keeps trying to fight their chemistry.
The story starts slow but as Dex helps Emma to overcome her fears, Emma pushes Dex to open up about the darkness in his past and it’s an emotional ride. I loved their story although I wished that the book was a little longer. I also loved Rachel, Evan, Jace and Charlie.
Claiming Her SEAL is the perfect start to this series, I highly recommend it if you love a good contemporary romance featuring a damaged former SEAL and a strong heroine that share a deep emotional connection. Can’t wait to read the next in this series and I’m especially looking forward to reading Rachel and Evan’s story.
I received a copy of this book from the author.