Series: Team Twelve Book #1
Stand Alone Title: yes
Author: Susan Cliff
Genre: Romance, Contemporary, Romantic Suspense
Blurb: Working on a cruise ship was supposed to be the perfect distraction for chef Cady Crenshaw. Instead, it made her the perfect target. Abducted and thrown overboard into foreign waters, she has only one shot at survival…and it comes at the hands of an irresistible ally.
Navy SEAL Logan Starke’s protective instincts were locked and loaded the moment he met Cady at the ship’s bar. When a violent struggle to take down her captors leaves Logan and Cady stranded on a deserted island, he leaps into rescue mode. But the hot sand and the even hotter attraction between them can’t be denied…and temptation could be the deadliest threat yet.
Favorite quote(s)/excerpt(s): “You should take a picture of us and tell him you’re already on top of someone else.”
“It’s like eating vegetables when you really want dessert.”
Her mouth dropped open. He was really laying it all out there. “For me it’s the opposite.”
“What do you mean?”
“Sex with someone else is the vegetable. Without dessert.”
It took him a second to process what she was saying. “Touching yourself is the dessert? The only dessert?”
“Maybe you’ve been choosing the wrong vegetables.”
Thoughts: If you’re looking for a romance with something a little different, Stranded with the Navy SEAL is perfect. The book immediately caught my interest, with sparks galore between the main characters. It doesn’t take long for things to ramp up and the action to start – and that’s where things take a new turn. Our characters wind up trapped on an island and forced to survive on their own. And not just for a day or two – the story really gets in depth as our characters go into survivalist mode. The author obviously did some research along these lines, as our characters are quite ingenious and creative at times. They get to know each other, and their initial attraction takes on more intensity yet at the same times provide a struggle for our characters. Where you thought they would just give in and take advantage of their time together stranded on an island, instead things are much more complicated. I enjoyed the struggle and honestly found myself unable to put this book down. When I say that, I mean I literally stayed up in the middle of the night reading and could not stop.
Intriguing characters, captivating storyline….an ‘A’ all the way!