A Seal’s Pleasure
Harlequin Blaze, Apr 21 2015, $5.50
Navy SEAL detonation expert Gabriel “Romeo” Thorne and eMagazine’s Tessa Monroe explosively met through their respective best friends Lieutenant Commander Mitch Donovan and Livi Kane (see A SEAL’s Secret). Their second dynamite encounter is at Mitch and Livi’s wedding.
Each cannot understand what is going on as their feelings are in the troposphere when it comes to the other. At the same time, Tessa and Gabriel deal with problems at the workplace; which each uses as a handy excuse proclaiming that they have no time for anything but a fling. Still neither Gabriel nor Tessa wants to end their trysts as they struggle with the disease of love while hiding behind the façade of the best sex either ever had.
This Uniformly Hot! sequel stars two protagonists singing the refrain from “I’m Not In Love” (10Cc). Although more insight into the leads’ apparently difficult youths would have strengthened the characterizations (or omit these hints entirely), readers will relish the heated relationship between Gabriel and Tessa fueled by the deadly Ds (desire and denial).