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Posted October 21, 2011
Kara Mikos: beautiful heiress, longs for the one thing in life she's never found. Honesty. A man who wants her for who she is as a person and not the title she carries as heiress to a great fortune. Kara has never found a man who would tell her the truth, not even her father. For her, the parable of the poor little rich girl who has never found love is true. Her answer: To don a disguise and secretly set sail on a cruise ship as an anonymous single woman looking for a fling.
When Kara meets Harper Long in the ship's lounge, fling doesn't come close to describing how hard she falls for the sexy, muscular and confident man. Soon they are having wildly passionate, raging hot sex in her room. Kara feels in heaven with the freedom she possesses with her anonymous persona. Nothing has ever come close to the amazing lovemaking she experiences with Harper.
Little does she know, that Harper is a private security expert hired by her father to guard and protect her because of a kidnapping threat he has received. When her father had warned her earlier of the threat, Kara did not believe him because of his previous deceits. Kara has come to expect her father's exaggerations and overprotection.
Harper is usually a professional in every way when he is on the job. But when he sees Kara, all thoughts except his undeniable attraction to her go straight out the window and he does what he has never done before: seduces his client's daughter. In no time at all he has lost his heart to the sexy beauty. The problem is, Harper hasn't blown his cover and Kara doesn't know that he's her father's hire.
When it becomes apparent someone is following her and Harper immediately goes into professional mode, Kara realizes who he is and hits the roof. He has deceived her when she believed he was the only man who had ever been honest with her. Not only is she angry, she is crushed and refuses to have anything personal to do with him again. But in light of the escalating danger surrounding Kara, Harper refuses to leave her alone. She has other plans though, and slips away from him as he sleeps.
Wynter Daniels has taken the tale of the over-protected rich girl who falls in love with her bodyguard and given it a breath of fresh air. There is exciting sexual tension and real 'edge of your seat' suspense in this sexy-sweet and fast-paced little thriller. She really packed a lot into this short story. I enjoyed this more realistic take on the familiar fairy tale very much. Harper is one hot alpha male who nearly pounces off the pages. I sure liked him!
I also was very impressed with the believable and satisfying ending which left me hopeful and pleased. Ms. Daniels has imbued the people in her story with dimension and real character which endeared me to them and had me cheering them on to the end. For, in the end, Kara, Harper and even Kara's father all find the higher ground and are left with the great rewards of overcoming their challenges.
I eagerly await the next installments in this new series and hope that they are as entertaining and inspiring as this one is. I recommend, Sizzle at Sea, book one in the Long and Hard series to all romance lovers who want a dose of exciting adventure with their 'sizzle'!
Originally posted at Whipped Cream Reviews
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Posted March 8, 2014
Kara Mikos is a beautiful and wealthy heiress who also happens to own and run her own exclusive day spa. Her father has his security guards always surrounding her to keep her safe. Her father learns of a kidnapping plot against her and is adding more security on her. Kara doesn't believe her father (he's lied to her before) so she decides to take a break from business and her father and go on a cruise. She disguises herself and uses the name of Kara Miller. She wants to relax and maybe even have a romantic fling with no strings attached.
Harper Long is P.I. and is President and co-owner of the Long Shot Security along with his two brothers. He has done a lot of business for Kara's father and he is hired to protect her. He poses as a business man on the cruise. When the two meet, sizzling sparks fly. There are two men following Kara on the ship and Harper tries to find out who they are. In turn, Kara finds out who Harper really is and why he's on the ship. Needless to say, she is very upset being lied to.
To find out what happens, you'll have to read the book yourself. The story has a lot of hot and steamy romance, suspense and intrigue and has you on the edge of your seat. I enjoyed reading this book and highly recommend it.
This book was given to me as a gift. (BO)
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Posted October 28, 2011
Review by Robin: A short, hot, sexy story. Ms. Daniel's takes on a vacation cruise with a little bit of everything thrown in. Lies, mystery, a kidnap victim and sex. What more do you want?
Kara Miko's heiress to the Miko's fortune just wants a hot torrid sexual encounter on her vacation. A vacation to get away from the bodyguards, that her dad keeps surrounding her with. She has tried forever to make a somewhat normal life but when your father is multi- millionaire it can be a little frustrating.
Throw in sexy Private Security man, Harper Long. Harper has done plenty of business for Kara's dad in the past and this time her dad specifically asks that he guard his daughter. But will Harper be able to keep his feelings in check and do his job? Well, if he doesn't what better way to keep an eye on Kara then when you are in her bed.
What a lovely cruise until we find the kidnapper's trying at every twist and turn, on land and on sea to get ahold of Kara.
Kara found out after a very passionate night with Harper, that he left out some truths. And a girl hates being lied to.
Find out what happens. I really enjoyed this quick little story. It has the right elements that keep you engaged throughout the whole story.
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Posted August 18, 2014
Kara Mikos is an Heiress, but wants nothing to do with that. An independent woman with a business of her own, she wants to relax and have fun. Ignoring a warning from her father that she is in danger she boards a cruise ship in disguise to have some fun. That evening at dinner she meets 2 incredibly handsome men, Harper and Jim. Though both men are attractive she has this strong attraction to Harper. Unbeknown to her Harper is a security expert hired by Kara's father to protect her. Which does she choose and when it appears her father's warning is true, who does she trust. A great book by the wonderful Wynter Daniels! It kept me turning the pages wanting to see what happens next. Sizzle at Sea is right, the love scenes are hot and steamy! You'll love this story!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 16, 2014
Kara Mikos just wanted to get away – away from her overprotective father, away from the pressure of running her own business and being a wealthy heiress, and away from constantly being followed around by bodyguards and the media. When she slips onboard a cruise ship for some well-deserved time away, she is determined to let loose and have some fun…which she finds in the arms of Harper Long.
She wondered if she was disloyal to feminists everywhere because she liked the way he took charge. Running a business and managing a vast fortune meant she always had to be in control. It was a relief to hand over the reins, even if it was only in the bedroom.
Harper Long has been hired by Kara’s father to keep her safe from a kidnapping threat that has come to his attention. After Harper follows Kara on-board the cruise ship, he figures what better way to keep her safe then to keep her in his arms – heck, he’d been fighting the attraction he’s felt for her since he first saw her over a week ago when he began keeping an eye on her.
When the threat to Kara becomes real and Harper’s true identity is exposed, Kara can’t help but feel betrayed – she has had enough of liars and men who only want or have to be with her because of her father. In order to stay safe, Kara knows she must allow Harper to keep an eye on her, but she is resolved to keep him out of her cabin…and her heart, no matter how strong the attraction is.
For heaven’s sake, she wished her body didn’t respond to his presence so strongly, as if she were one of Pavlov’s dogs. In heat.
I really enjoyed this fast-paced story. It packs a lot between the covers – romance, steam, action, suspense, and one sexy hero! The characters were great – you could really feel how just how much Kara needed to get away and there was no denying just how hard Harper had fallen for Kara. Although this was a quick read, the story didn’t suffer at all, and now I can’t wait to meet Harper’s brothers from the Long Shot Security Company who we were introduced to in this story.
I received a copy of this book from the author for an honest review.
Posted March 11, 2014
HOT READ! Another great book by Wynter Daniels. This was definitely a recommended read. It has everything from passion, lust, hate, deceit, love and back around again. You will not be disappointed with this read.
Kara is the heiress to a shipping tycoon who is in danger of being kidnapped. Harper is the security expert that her father hired to look out for her. Unknown to her father, he has fallen for her from a far and decides to use that to protect her when he follows her on a cruise. The titel of the book does fit with the storyline. There is definitely some sizzling at sea!!
Tasha, Divas of the Serengeti Book Club
Posted December 15, 2011
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