I hope you are having a great start to your weekend! Today I am featuring a book by naughty Callie Croix, who writes military romantic suspense books under good girl Kaylea Cross. I have enjoyed Kaylea’s books so much, I decided to try one of her Callie erotic romance stories. Of course this one involves a Navy SEAL and there’s just something about those military men.
- Title: Covert Seduction
- Author: Callie Croix
- Publisher: Carina Press
- Date Published: January 14, 2013
- Category: Erotic Romance
- Source: ARC received from Author
- Buy: Amazon / Carina Press / Barnes & Noble
Navy SEAL Reid Galvin is back from hell and eager to find comfort in Becca Anderson’s arms. He knows he hurt her when he cut contact during his deployment, so when his call interrupts her date with another man, he has only himself to blame. But he can’t forget what she means to him—or the sexy email she sent him—and he won’t miss this chance to claim her as his own.
It’s been weeks since Becca heard from the man she thought she was involved with. So when Reid wants to take up where they left off as if nothing happened, she refuses. Then he rescues her from a first date gone very wrong, and she realizes she’s not quite ready to let him go.
Reid and Becca have a lot to talk about, but since she’s not listening, he’s going to have to regain her trust another way—by bringing her most erotic fantasies to life. Making her surrender to pleasure just might be his most important mission.
Callie writes suspense and military heroes so well. She does her research and knows her stuff. This one was a little different for me. There were lots of hot intimate scenes that were well written along with a loving romance between Reid and Becca all while Becca had dangerous people after her regarding information she inadvertently discovered at work.
Reid is back home after a long deployment to find Becca out with a colleague for the evening. He can’t stand waiting around for her so he drives to her place. Along the way he comes up on a car accident – one that has a car underwater on the side of the road. He jumps in to help and finds out it is Becca and her colleague, David. Not quite the way Reid wanted his reunion with Becca to go. Reid and Becca spend time together over the weekend which allows them to explore their feelings for each other both in bed and out. While I know that the intimacy is what is supposed to drive a lot of this book, there was also a good story that goes along with it. One that showcases Reid’s SEAL abilities as well as his protectiveness and love for Becca.
What I liked most about this book was that story started out with Reid and Becca already having a relationship. The conflict showed how Reid and Becca are going to handle their relationship with him being a SEAL and not around for periods of time. I thought Callie did a good job building this relationship on more than just intimacy. There was a level of love and trust that was developed between the two. There were some very touching moments, one particularly in which I teared up. The ending was perfect between Reid and Becca and the way the subplot was tied up was realistic and appropriate for the story. I highly recommend this book to anyone that enjoys erotic romance with a little suspense.
Do you know a Navy SEAL? For those with family and friends in the military, how do you stay connected to them when they are gone for periods of time?