Special Operator Nick Dunn gets the call he has been dreading since before his last deployment. His sister is in her final stages of cancer. He and his Team 3 roommate drive up to Sonoma County from Coronado to help her shut down her failing nursery business and tie up her final affairs.
Nick only vaguely remembers Devon Brandeburg, his sister's best friend, but boy has she grown up. Last time he saw her was five years ago when he graduated BUD/s and completed SEAL qualification to obtain his Trident. Sparks begin to fly between the two of them, but not in the normal way for Nick. The woman wants nothing to do with him.
Devon Brandeburg has created a small financial fortune through her success in real estate. Her career is her main focus, but a closely guarded secret is her total lack of experience with men. After all, who needs them? Especially when their testosterone-stuffed egos suck all the air out of the room, like Nick's does.
Nick's sister requires two things of the both of them as her dying wish. 1. Nick and Devon must find a buyer for the nursery together, not allowing to her nasty winery owner neighbor next door to get his hands on her piece of heaven. 2. They date at least five times before she passes on.
What starts as a deathbed promise turns out to be a hot affair neither one expected. Nick becomes Devon's teacher in her journey to womanhood. As she comes alive in his arms, the student brings the teacher something he's never allowed himself to want, and now knows he needs.
©2013 Sharon Hamilton (P)2014 Sharon Hamilton
Love to read books, however absolutely hooked into audio books now since joining audible
I love the narrator, the passion and the romance. Ms Hamilton keep doing what ur doing :-)
This book ranks in the top 10 audiobooks for me.
I loved that the Seals came together to help another Seal's sister. They were all there for Nick and his sister no questions asked. I loved the whole story from beginning to end. It's another great book by Sharon Hamilton that's so hard to put down.
J.D. Hart has such a sexy voice and all the different voices he does during this book are simply marvelous. I could listen to him read the phone book and love it too. Lol
There are several parts of this book that made me cry because it was so moving. For example, when Nick prayed. Also when Sophie died and during the funeral, it was very, very moving.
As soon as I finished this book, I started book 5 in the series. I just love Sharon Hamilton, J.D. Hart and all the Seal books I've read so far. She is an amazing writer and he's an amazing narrator.
"Love me some SEALs"
Captivating, hot, amazing!!!
I loved the whole story, the portrayal of a close bond between sister and brother, the close bond of a SEAL team, their 'no man is left behind' mentality makes me admire and love them more each time I read a story. The best part, as in each story written by Ms. Hamilton, is that love has the power to heal and the women in each SEAL's life is as strong as their men and in their own way support and strengthen them.
I love each character narrated by J. D. Hart, his voice is amazing. Each time I listen to a book narrated by him I am amazed with the range of voices, the emotions, the personalities he can portray.
I laughed out loud imagining the SEALs dancing and singing when they helped out at Sophie's nursery before the final sale day. I cried when Sophie died. There were a whole range of emotions throughout the book.
I really recommend this series, amazing stories. Even though I know they are fictional characters, they seem so real and their life, their struggles, their strength & dedication is pouring of the pages. With J. D. Hart's voice they come to life.
"Trust so hard to obtain"
I like that the Seal team are a band of brothers that puts family first. I guess the thing I liked the least is that maybe there was more sex than story.
It was an enjoyable story, just not enough of the story versus the sex
I haven't read the book myself....I enjoyed J.D. Hart's narration.
Yes, it inspired me to not take anything for granted. No one knows what tomorrow will bring!
I would still buy more books in this series by Sharon Hamilton because I enjoy the military aspects of all my romance books and a portion of the proceeds go to the Wounded Warrior project...I can always skip pages if they are superfluous to me.
The whole series is wonderful! I sank into the story as it was being told, the narrator is great! I have to get the next book!
"When you thought it just couldn't get better..."
Yes I would listen to it again and again!
There were so many of them, but maybe when Sophie is asking Devon to "rescue" Nick.
JD makes it come alive. He completes each and every one of the books in this series and I think this is his best one yet. His steady pace full of heart-pulling, stomach-wrenching pure, raw feeling completely floored me.JD is all male and brings it to the overall presence for both male and female characters. He doesn't have to try to imitate a female, just the changes he applies are more than enough to feel the women, and I love to hear his voice pouring put the men's feelings and thoughts.This series was written for him to narrate!
When Sophie askes Devon to rescue Nick; when Nick goes completely "x*?$/"; even Mark, when he just picks Sophie up! All of it moved me from beginning to end. I don't want to include any spoilers!
Sharon Hamilton is a wonderful writer. I think she really outdid herself with this one because it made me laugh, made me cry, made me ache and made me sigh... and even though I suffered intensely... I WANT MORE!
The storyline concept was good, but it fell through in the execution. If the plot had received more attention and about half the sex was left out it would have been better. Don't get me wrong, I have no problem with plenty of sexy scenes, but at times it felt way more heavy on sex than on the story. It just wasn't that great of a story.
"Poignant and Brave"
I had a love/hate relationship with this book. It pulled me in like no other. The hot SEALs were still there, but the extra story line of cancer took it to a whole new level. Our hero goes to his hometown to help his sister tie up her worldly affairs before she passes. It was a difficult premise, sensitively handled. The passionate relationships still remained, but there was a serious undertone in this story. Very well done!
"Sealed with a Kiss!!"
Yes, definitely! The Seal Brotherhood is one of my favorite series.
I loved when Nick's sister requested he and her best friend Devon date at least five times before she passed on. It gave them a push into a relationship they didn't want, but was everything they needed.
Yes. J.D. is an amazing storyteller. He always bring the characters to life.
I felt really sad for Nick's sister.
I absolutely love Sharon's books and combined with J.D. Hart's seductive voice, this series is a must read.
"The best in the series s far"
I have to say that so far this book is my favorite of the series. You can tell the narrator has changed from really dull and monotone as in the very first book to actually sound passionate about what he's reading. This particular story really touched me and I could really relate to the characters.
Sharon has really made this book stand out among all the rest so far, I know there are plenty left in the series & I can only hope they are as all enjoyable as these first four have been. But Nick & Devin have touched me.
I laughed…I cried…and I thoroughly enjoyed this installation in the series. Sophie’s death was portrayed so sadly that I had tears. You could then feel the gamut of emotions Nick was going through. And then smiles as Nick & Devon realized they belong together. JD’s narration…could just listen to it all day. I know I say this every time, but this is my favorite in the series (and saddest). Each one is better than the one before it. Another excellent job, Sharon!!!
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