Boarding a cruise ship bound for Mexico, vacationing Navy SEAL Jeremiah "Bullfrog" Winters runs into Emma Albright, the only woman he ever loved...and lost.
Emma might still teach Romantic Lit at George Mason University, but life taught her there's no such thing as everlasting love. Good thing she can still enjoy her vacation without falling for the man who captivated her years earlier.
But re-awakening Emma's passions becomes Jeremiah's current mission until violence breaks out on their port excursion to the Mayan ruins of Tulum. Now, love may be the only weapon powerful enough to save them both, if Emma can bring herself to believe in its permanence and power.
Marliss Melton uses her Spec Ops and Intelligence communities to pen realistic and heartfelt stories featuring America's elite warriors. The daughter of a U.S. foreign officer, Melton grew up in various overseas countries, and now resides in Williamsburg, Virginia, with her husband and family.
©2016 Marliss Melton (P)2016 Marliss Melton
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"What a ride of danger and romance"
When one goes on a long overdue vacation the last thing they expect is their past to come slap them in the face. Which is what happens to both Jeremiah and Emma as they come face to face again after so many years neither has forgotten the other how could they when their passion was so powerful from the start. The author really gives you an action packed read full of thrills, a few chills and danger along with a budding romance that still has the same power it did from long ago. It is nice to see the coin flip and have an older women and a younger man it was charming as these two dance around each other both wanting the same things but only one wants forever.
Let’s start with the narration of Mr. Taylor he has such a deep sexy voice the listener is pulled in at once with the detail of the area around them and the feelings of Jeremiah feeling of things being a little off. You can feel the power of the narrator as Jeremiah’s eyes meet Emma’s for the first times in years. I found his female voices to be just as delightful as he males ones. He really puts a lot of emotion into his voice giving it so much power from the danger to the pain of each character. You can hear the excitement to the fear and the unknown as people take over their life. I did not hear any background noise or any places where the volume is lower or higher than any other place in the audio. If any breaks were taken I could not tell. Mr. Taylor paints a picture with his tones that you have no trouble seeing in your mind from the passion to them being taken. He gives you a wonderful clear, crisp delightful listen you will not be able to put down. I have not listen to any of his work it was a delight to find him as he brought me so much please giving me an audio I could not put down.
As Jeremiah and his seal buddy board the ship he gets and uneasy feeling as frames flash in his mind. Then he see her the women he can’t forget as she boards the ship, their eyes meet she looks away and then turns back. He looks for a sign that she remembers him what he gets are empty eyes of a women who doesn’t know him. He takes this pretty hard how could she forget all they meant to each other. It is a very touching scene when they come face to face again and she does a double take knowing just who is he is and wondering how in the world she is going to make it through this vacation with him so close and yet so far away. This is where the story takes off as they remember their past painting a picture of so much pain and loss. They each want some answers which are not easy to come by. Now they have another chance to right a wrong but it looks like they will have to work through issues and maybe even than they will lose out on the best love they could have had. At this point I am just going to say it was a very powerful touching romance where two have to learn to work together to get out of the danger they are in. The buildup of the romance was just as exciting as the danger they fall into as people kidnap them leaving everyone scared and afraid. Emma puts all her hope into one man from long ago hoping he can get them out of this mess. Love pulls them in but will the danger give them a life together if they make it out of it alive? The danger is very real as it gets down to following the rules or be killed. There were times here I thought one or all of them may die. Each character has to deal with issues of their own some might make the wrong choice and be lost to the world forever.
The author gives you wonderful supporting characters some are heroes in the making and others are just doing their jobs. Out of them all my heart really went out to the old couple as I know what pain they must have went through. A mother and son who lost their husband and he his father trying to put some sunshine back in their life only to find they may lose their life. Emma’s daughter is a strong wise little girl who will capture your heart. Jeremiah Seal buddy will keep you laughing as he and Emma’s sister plot to get this romance started again only to feel so guilty at the turn of events. They make a great team I hope they will make a return in this series.
This really is full of action where you find you are holding your breath waiting to find out how it all plays out hoping for the best but knowing that most likely isn’t going to happen. As the end comes near your heart breaks as Emma works out how she feels and then the ending comes which just leaves you smiling. This is really a wonderful read that pulls the reader in from the first page as the author gives you information that really hits you hard. The author doesn’t need filler each word and each page has something important to say that makes this a story you can’t put down. I have never read anything from this author but I sure can’t wait to get my hands on the next audio.
Marlins Melton has a great series of books. I have read or listened to most of the series of
It is a pleasure to read any of her. books,
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