Infatuation by Melissa Schroeder

Title: Infatuation 

Series: Military Harmless bk 1

Author: Melissa Schroeder

Genre: Erotic Romance

To prove her love and save her man, she has to go above and beyond the call of duty.

Francis McKade is a man in lust. He’s had a crush on his best friend’s little sister for years but he has never acted on it. Besides that fact that she’s Malachi’s sister, he’s a Seal and he learned his lesson with his ex-fiancé. Women do not like being left alone for long months at a time. Still, at a wedding in Hawaii anything can happen—and does. Unfortunately, after the best night of his life, he and Mal are called away to one of their most dangerous missions.

Shannon is blown over by Kade. She’s always had a crush on him and after their night together, it starts to feel a little like love. But, after the mission, Kade never calls or writes and she starts to wonder if it was all a dream. Until one night, her brother Mal drags him into her bar and grill and Shannon gets the shock of her life.

Kade isn’t the man Shannon knew in Hawaii, or even the last few years. Twelve hours of torture changes a man, especially one who had never felt so vulnerable. He still can’t shake the terror that keeps him up at night. Worse, he is realizing that the career he loves just might be over.

Shannon is still mad, but she can’t help but hurt for the man she loves. He is darker, a bit more dangerous, but beneath that, he is the Kade she’s known for so many years. When he pushes her to her limits in the bedroom, Shannon refuses to back down. One way or another, this military man is going to learn there is no walking away from love—not while she still has breath in her body.

Warning: This book contains two infatuated lovers, a hard-headed military man, a determined woman, some old friends, and a little taste of New Orleans. Of course, there is a Dom who wants to be in a charge and a sub who wants to challenge him. As always, ice water is suggested while reading. It might be the first military Harmless book, but the only thing that has changed is how hot our hero looks in his uniform—not to mention out of it.

This is an original novella that is approx 32,000 words. It is an interracial military romance with light bdsm.

One of my favorite series is Melissa’s Harmless series. So when I found out she was going to be writing a spin-off series with military men I knew I was in trouble. And man was I.

I have to say that for me it was all about the story between Kade and Shannon and while the sex was amazing I wanted to read about them.

I know I know it’s an erotic book and I skipped the sex. Trust me I will go back to it.

Kade is on smoking hot SEAL and the best friend of Shannon’s brother. He’s not just his best friend he’s in the same unit as Mal, one of his teammates. To say that is one rule you don’t break is an understatement.

Shannon wants Kade. With the encouragement of Mai and Jocelyn she gets him into her room.

What happens next though almost made me cry.

When Kade finally comes back to Shannon, not on his own but dragged by her brother, she isn’t sure she wants anything to do with him. When she unconsciously provokes him into acting on his feelings for her, she figures they are home free and on their way to HEA. She forgot though he isn’t a normal male he’s a SEAL and it takes him a bit longer to get his act together so they can have that HEA. And when he finally pulls his head out of his ass he does it spectacularly.

As civilians we watch these soldiers strap on the armor of a spec ops soldier and go off to defend us and protect us. Never once do we think about what happens to them while their out there, and how it will effect them when they come home.

This is one of those stories that shows us the realities of what these brave men go through and the women that are willing to fight for them when the come home and provide a safe landing place for them when they come home. Even when they don’t want them to.

I loved this book. If you like a quick short story that pays tribute to one of our soldiers and gives them a HEA then you will love this book.

Grade A



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