To Tempt a SEAL
Book 1, Sin City SEALs
Sara Jane Stone
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For the first time in her life, art therapist Lucia Lewis is ready to live. And the masquerade ball in Las Vegas is just the place to find a ridiculously hot guy to complete her wicked to-do list. The only rule? Her elegant Venetian mask-which conceals the scars that have always held her back from the life she deserves-stays on.
Navy SEAL Cade Daniels heads to Vegas on a mission to keep his best friend's little sister out of trouble. Except the woman he's sent to find is all heat and flame...and perfectly capable of handling herself. And him. But the moment Lucia's mask slips, the need to heal her, body and soul, is complete and absolute temptation.
But revealing himself could cost him the one thing he isn't willing to risk...his heart.
Each book in the Sin City SEALS series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Book #1 To Tempt a SEAL
Book #2 To Dare A SEAL
Book #3 To Seduce a SEAL
Lucia Lewis has come to Las Vegas to get away from her life as she knows it. She plans to find a man who interests her, and have him fulfill her top 4 fantasies. Right away she meets up with Cade Daniels. He was sent by her sister so she would not hook up with a stranger.
Cade is a US Navy SEAL who is best friends with her sister. She sends him to watch over her sister and make sure she is safe. When he sees her standing there in this amazing red dress, he wants her. The chemistry between them has sparks flying everywhere!
Lucia wants only this weekend and to go home feeling beautiful and cherished. Cade makes her feel all that and more. He seems to genuinely like her to boot. After spending time with him, can she go home and not ask for more?
Cade is falling fast for this amazing woman. She is brave and strong and very good looking. She does not think so and is makes Cade want to track down everyone that has told her so. His best friend told him not to touch her, but how can he stay away when he is feeling the pull of desire?
The banter is so adorable. I love how honest these characters are with one another. Such an incredible story from the very beginning and I could NOT put it down! The sexy times do not stop and it makes for an amazingly HOT read!
***This ARC copy was free from Netgalley.com and its publishers for review purposes only.
Sin City SEALs, Book 1
As posted on The Smutty Kitty reviewed by KittyKelly
4 out of 5 Licks
I found Sara Jane Stone about a year ago and was excited to see more from her. I’ve always enjoyed military romance and Sara is starting a brand new series with this one. Lucia wants to take a chance in Vegas and have a random hook up. She’s worked really hard to feel better about herself and decided a wild night fulfilling her fantasies was the best way to help make that happen. She had no idea her sister asked Cade to keep an eye out for her and not let her do anything crazy. Cade takes one look at Lucia and prayed she was the one he was supposed to watch out for. He decided he was going to keep her closer than Natalie asked, but couldn’t take the chance to pass up a night with Lucia. Of course eventually Lucia finds out the truth and heads back home.
Overall I really enjoyed this book. There were some things that I felt could have been explored a little further. Lucia’s weight loss and scars seemed to have a huge impact on her life but after the first few chapters they really weren’t brought up again in detail. I feel like she might have been a little more cognizant of those two things in particular throughout the book. The attraction between these two can’t be denied though. I really enjoyed that Cade made her feel so attractive and happy. The fantasy lists were sexy and lots of fun. I laughed and smiled a lot while reading this book. I can’t wait to see what comes next for this series. I’m guessing we are going to get the sisters story next and I’m excited to see where it goes.
characters were compelling and solidly voiced:
The first in the new Sin City SEALs series kicks off with a bang in a whirlwind Vegas weekend. Lucia just wants to ‘get away’ and become someone else for a weekend: she’s never really settled her past issues of abuse, and she’s allowed that to constrain her. But, a naughty to-do list with the promise of a masquerade ball in Las Vegas just may be the diversion and kick-start she needs to move forward. Her sister, Natalie, isn’t entirely on board with her sister’s plans, so she makes arrangements.
Cade is a SEAL, and best friends of Natalie. He agrees to help his friend out by watching over her sister Lucia during her weekend in Vegas: make sure that Lucia doesn’t get in trouble.
Cade’s certain this is an easy assignment: he doesn’t want complications and isn’t right for a relationship: his father’s military career tore his family apart – so he won’t have one of those.
Approaching Lucia as part of his deal with her sister, Cade realizes that there is far more to this woman, and she intrigues him like no one has in forever. While he shouldn’t get involved, it doesn’t seem as if he has another choice: she is beautiful and deserves to be shown it in every way possible. While Lucia can’t believe the comfort and confidence she feels at Cade’s side. As they open up to one another, readers are drawn to these characters: so similar yet different, and you want to see them make those steps to a relationship.
While I did find the development of the relationship a bit on the ‘insta-love’ side of things, these characters were compelling and solidly voiced: their issues were not minor, yet not so extensive that the relationship seemed impossible because of them. Their chemistry was palpable, and several moments fogged up my eReader! Most importantly, although they both claimed to ‘not want more’ their super-secret wish was to have a shot at a happy and fulfilling life, and sometimes, wishes do come true
I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
- Category: Military
- Published: Jun 30, 2015
- Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
- Seller: Macmillan / Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC
- Print Length: 204 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 1, Sin City SEALs