Series: SEAL Team 12 #5
Published by Forever on August 1, 2007
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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Penny Price dreads the sound of her ringing phone. She's convinced that the person barraging her with threatening calls is a man who got away with murder--her father's. Armed with evidence but branded a target, Penny's only salvation is the playboy nextdoor--Navy SEAL Lieutenant Commander Joe Montgomery. The sole survivor of the worst disaster in Special Forces history, Joe has been drowning his guilt in a potent mix of alcohol and isolation. Penny refuses to indulge his behavior and a tentative friendship begins, charged with desire. But as her father's killer sets his sights on Penny, all bets are off. The killer will do anything to protect his identity and Joe fears Penny is...NEXT TO DIE.
Navy SEAL Joe Montgomery was the Officer in Charge (OIC) of a mission gone horribly wrong. He returned hollow and damaged, both physically and emotionally. His neighbor, physical therapist Penny Price, finds her way into his head and eventually his heart, while dealing with her own family nightmare.
The beginning of the story had my heart pounding and I could vividly visualize that ill-fated mission. His mental struggles felt authentic and hooked me emotionally. Penny seemed to be the ideal antidote given her sweet and nurturing nature. I really liked her and her approach to developing a relationship with Joe as he wasn’t always easy to like. I also liked her sister Ophelia’s romance with Vinny who didn’t lack for confidence. It was a nice diversion. The suspense aspect ramped up quickly near the end and was well done. Some parts were completely unexpected, which was a nice bonus.
This series gets better with each book.
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