Navy SEAL Clint Archer and his team find themselves embroiled with a Mexican drug cartel when then rescue a family from imminent execution. Finding Lydia Hidalgo tied, whipped and beaten sends Clint into protective mode and carrying her through the jungle for the next five days only solidifies his feelings for her…nothing and no one is ever going to harm her again.
When her kidnappers are all dealt with at the hands of the SEALs, Lydia knows that she has found someone she can trust but can she trust her own feelings towards Clint? With the head of the Cartel still on the loose, Lydia will do anything to protect those around her including Clint. But when the handsome computer expect tracks her down, she knows she is fighting at least one losing battle.
This was not a bad story, it was just a non-story. There is no real opening to it, the SEALs are just there rescuing Lydia and her family with no explanation as to there mission or objective. It does seep out as the book progresses but it is more of a side issue than the main focus of the story. There is actually more focus on Clint’s stalking abilities and his desire to protect and serve Lydia than the actual problem with the Cartel, and when we do broach on that subject it is over with before it has really begun. I think what really sent my negative vibe jumping was when Clint called Lydia “Honey” and “Baby” within the first few pages. He talked to her like they had been a couple for years instead of having only just met in the middle of harrowing conditions where she was being tortured by strange men. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for love and first sight but I think Clint took this just a little too far.
There were links into other books based around the SEAL team, so maybe I missed something important by not reading the first book but, to be honest, the characters did entice me enough to want to find out. I don’t think I will be reading anymore of this series in the future.