*I received a free copy of A SEAL's Pleasure from Harlequin BLAZE via Netgalley. This has in no way influenced my voluntary review, which is honest and unbiased *
Subject: Navy SEAL Gabriel Thorne
Mission: Initiate Operation: Romance…and prove that one night isn't enough!
Explosives expert and Navy SEAL Gabriel "Romeo" Thorne makes his living tempting fate. Pushing the limits. So far, he's never lost—especially when it comes to women. That is, until his best friend's wedding, where Gabriel is suddenly face-to-face—and deliciously body-to-body—with the one woman hot enough to detonate his self-control.
Tessa Monroe is used to being in control with men. Gabriel, on the other hand, is pretty much her sex kryptonite. Hard, gorgeous, dark-eyed kryptonite. Even as her defenses whisper "danger," lust demands she take her pleasure with him and then run. Now they're skirting the edge of an explosive attraction…where one wrong move could mean disaster.
Fun, flirty and sexy, A SEAL’s Pleasure was a whirlwind of emotions 🙂
My A SEAL’s Pleasure review:
Gabriel and Tessa really should have gotten along better from the start than they did… A SEAL’s Pleasure is about more than just Gabriel’s pleasure, though, because both he and Tessa know what they want from a sexual encounter, and usually, neither of them is too shy to go after it. When it comes to Gabriel, though, Tessa is afraid she won’t be able to stay away after a steamy affair, and she will not fall for a SEAL.
At first, I thought Gabriel was going to be his usual, flirty self, but it was obvious quite soon that A SEAL’s Pleasure went deeper than the surface. And that while Tessa tried her best to stay away from him, they were both feeling much more than a physical attraction towards one another. Preparing their respective best friends’ wedding, there were several situations that made me laugh out loud, and others that made me grin with satisfaction.
Written in third person point of view, A SEAL’s Pleasure helped me understand both of the main characters, and also follow their thoughts and feelings very closely. This series is a great pick-me up because it marries fun and steam in a great blend.
Some of my favorite A SEAL’s Pleasure quotes:
Tessa exchanged her cider for champagne and took a contemplative sip. Wetting her lips and letting the taste of the sweet bubbles coat her tongue, she shoved away her fears.
But she’d had enough success with the opposite sex over the years to know that she did hold a certain amount of appeal. Added to that, she made her living writing about the games between the sexes , and statistics supported her belief that men were, generally speaking and given the right circumstances, horndogs who’d do it with anyone who offered.
That they would change went without saying. Maeve’s words were still playing through Tessa’s mind when she rode the elevator up to Livi’s apartment that evening. IT wasn’t that she didn’t enjoy change. She just preferred to be the on initiating it.
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