“Great story with an exciting beginning and lots of fast paced action. I liked how it was sprinkled with down to earth moments making the characters more realistic and the secondary romance was nice too. Navy SEAL Solomon is sent to Venezuela to rescue Jordan but she won't leave without her adopted son Miguel.”Dawn ♥ romance wrote this review Monday, January 14, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I have never read a male lead that I loved to hate so much. Another excellent story from Melton’s SEAL Series with two very compelling secondary stories make this book a must read!
“Goed! Hopen dat ik bij de volgende delen nog een paar personages ken!!!!!Maar dat zal wel niet,....”Danielle S wrote this review Sunday, July 29, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“GOOD series”SandyLea wrote this review Friday, March 25, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“. This is my first Marliss Melton book and I’m surprised that I haven’t read her sooner. I’m also surprised that this romantic suspense novel is, in large part, about parental love. Romance, suspense, parenting? I didn’t know the combination could work, but it does in this book.
School teacher, Jordan Bliss is in Venezuela, working in a mission school and adopting a 4 year old orphan, Miguel. She hopes to finalize the adoption and bring her son home to the States. However before that can happen rebel forces over take the mission. Her sister Jillian, knows people in high places and gets a team of US Navy SEAL’s to rescue her. However, their mission is to rescue 4 adults, there was no mention of children in their directives. Miguel is literally ripped from Jordan’s arms and she is sent back to America with out him. Jordan is inconsolable, and the loss of her son is so great she vows to go back and get him.
Solomon McGuire is a US Navy SEAL, and the man that separated Jordan from her son. He knows he was following orders, it was the only thing he felt he could do. But he’ll never forget the look on Jordan’s face when he tore her son from her arms left him in a war torn country. You see, Solomon’s own son Silas was stolen from him by his ex-wife and he’s been searching for him for 5 years.
Both Jordan and Solomon carry the sorrow of loosing a child and the difficulty of taking a breath much less living each day not knowing where their children are or if they are alright. But Jordon and Solomon are not the only characters in this book dealing with the responsibility of being a parent; of loving, protecting, teaching and caring for one’s child. Ms. Melton weaves in many characters that are all facing similar issues. Jordan’s sister Jillian has two children and a third on the way, but she is recently widowed. She worries about how she will go on with out her husband and make a life for her fatherless children. Rafe, the FBI agent who helps Jillian find her sister Jordan, has his own tortured past regarding his children. And then there is Ellie, the woman who has been caring for Silas and her own 3 children all these years. All these characters are motivated by love for their children. It drives the story and gives it purpose.
Ms. Melton gives us a strong heroine who has strong motivation, a strong hero who is learning to love again and great secondary characters who are fighting to find new lives. Her action scenes are taught and tense filled with Navy SEALS and Venezuelan Rebels, with an atmosphere that evokes the hot humid jungles of Venezuela as well as the sense of urgency that comes when time is running out and it’s either do or die.
Some of my favorite scenes are between Solomon, tough by the book Navy SEAL and his 6 year old son as they try to get to know one another. And of course there is the love story between Solomon and Jordan, it’s hot, passionate and urgent. Ms. Melton manages to make this happen and not loose sight of each character’s motivating forces, their children. She effortlessly weaves all the stories together and gives you a book worth reading.
“she has good books”•*•*•Amina•*•*• Life's Good Bro(: wrote this review Monday, October 5, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Only read this because I keep hoping for an improvement in the series. In this book, the author extends the story to more than two romances, interspersed with some danger and adventure, but the thrills just aren't there.”Karen K (K2) wrote this review Friday, July 4, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No