Daring Her SEAL by Anne Marsh
Series: Uniformly Hot #3
Also in this series: Teasing Her SEAL, Pleasing Her SEAL
Published by Harlequin
Publication Date: May 1st 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Military
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Subject: Navy SEAL Levi Brandon
Mission: Sort out his accidental marriage...without sleeping with his "wife!"
Devil-may-care Navy SEAL Levi Brandon faces a terrifying task: telling Ashley Dixon that their faux wedding during their last mission together was actually real. It's bad enough that she completely loathes him, but she's DEA. Levi will be lucky to get away with his life...
Now Ashley and Levi have returned to Fantasy Island to sort things out...and are tempted to play a dangerous game of lust and restraint. A game of dares. All Levi has to do is keep himself from having sex with the hottie DEA agent. But Ashley's playing to win--and darers always go first.
He’s a womanizer, or at least that’s the rumor and that’s what Ashley believes. And she really can’t stand womanizers. She has pretended to be his girlfriend on an earlier mission when they were undercover together with a motorcycle gang. But the one kiss they shared, hot as it may have been and as much as they each appreciated that hotness, was a one time thing, and to hear Ashley tell it, she was prepared to cut off Levi’s tongue if he got it anywhere near her again. Now he has to tell her that the pretend marriage they staged on the beach of Fantasy Island on their last mission undercover, was inadvertently registered and is legal.
Levi is the kind of guy that teases and drives everyone sort of crazy with his unceasing talk, mostly about their glitches and mistakes and booboos. He does indeed love the ladies and he does manage to hook up frequently. But there’s just something about Ashley, and while they may be legally bound, Levi is wondering what it would really be like to have someone like Ashley in his life.
This is the third novel in the trilogy involving the members of SEAL Team Sigma, a group of Navy SEALs who are totally off the grid and whose identities and appearances are guarded to protect them when they go undercover. Levi is a sniper and a man who has given himself heart and soul to his team. But he is now over 30 years old and beginning to wonder about what it would be like to settle down, especially as two of his team are now preparing to walk down the aisle.
This novel has a lot more adversarial conversation that the two previous stories in this trilogy. Levi and Ashley simply don’t like each other. But like all situations of this kind, especially in romance fiction, there are changes in the offing and we know that Levi and Ashley will probably have their HEA. It’s just a matter of how they manage that, and Ms Marsh is so good at getting us to that HEA in creative ways with lots of fun and sexy encounters thrown in. I read this book as an ARC from Netgally and after reading the first two books I was delighted to have the chance to read this one as well. I think readers who already enjoy Ms Marsh’s writing will find these three books delightful. If a reader is just encountering this author, there’s lots of good reading ahead. I suppose some would call this light hearted reading, but I just simply enjoyed the book and it kept my interest. It is entertaining and took me to a Fantasy Island where anything was possible. I believe most of us would be happy to have the wherewithal to go there ourselves. Since I know I can’t, this is the next best thing.
I give this book a rating of 4.5 out of 5.