Tune in for a scorching action adventure romantic romp as two stone hard SEALs launch a hostage rescue! Little do they know, they might be saving the women of their dreams...
STONE HARD SEALS
A Duet of Steamy SEAL romance by NYT and USA Today Bestselling author Sabrina York. Two books in one.
Book One: Ryder
A hostage rescue mission turns Ryder "Stone" Maddox's world on its ear when he comes face-to-face with his greatest fear: A woman he cannot resist. But he has to resist Lily Wilson. He's vowed never to fall in love. Besides, as the daughter of a senator, she is definitely off-limits. Lily sees things differently. Irresistibly drawn to this hot, hard SEAL, she is determined to prove they belong together...and that her man does not have a heart of stone. (Originally published in the NYT and USA Today Bestselling Hot Alpha SEALs collection)
Book Two: Drake
Drake Ronan is all man--a rock hard SEAL who doesn't need help from anyone. Doesn't need anyone. But when he's shot during a dangerous rescue mission, and has to rely on a beautiful nurse to survive, he realizes he has to rethink his resolution. Suddenly he can't imagine his life without Brandy in it. It's a damn shame she has a secret that could ruin everything.
It's action/adventure. It's suspense. It's romance.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Sabrina York gave us Two Hot Seals in one sitting, each story from the same mission. The first story is "Stone" saving Lily and the second story is Drake saving Brandy. You will love the twist of this Seal mission told from 4 friends points of view. If you love alpha military guys, Sabrina York has a great mission for you. Thanks Sabrina York & Good Writing
This SEAL Military Romance is a two-installments in one book, newly released from Sabrina York. I purchased and read book 1 (Ryder) as part of the bestselling mega box set Hot Alpha SEALs Collection released in July 2014. Now, with a new story from another of the team, York has released the two story set in one hot new release! Ryder: Book 1 - 5 Stars A mission to save hostages from Somali pirates off the western coast of Africa is the set up for the mission. Teams were dropped onto the island under cover of a moonless night, Ryder (Stone) Maddox and his team are instantly in the thick of a rescue. This isn’t an ordinary rescue, among the party is Lily Wilson, a powerful senator’s daughter and Susan Brandywine, the daughter of the team’s commanding officer. Ideal targets for ransom, were these pirates of the ‘normal’ Somali pirate variety. But, they are a renegade band: untrained, undisciplined and utterly despicable. I adored Stone, with his alpha protectiveness and determination to get Lily to safety, even as he worried about and for his team. His history after his own father’s death on a mission was tragic and completely explained his reluctance to get involved. Even more amusing was Lily’s refusal to spend time with him without asking questions, pushing and prodding for answers with a determined jut of her chin. Lily was far less the coddled complaining princess than I expected, although she had been rolled in cotton wool from her birth, and not experienced much difficulty, she was determined and complaint-free through a grueling ordeal. It didn’t hurt that she was funny and stubborn, and unwilling to let Stone get away with half-answers or silence. Together the two were super steamy and incredibly sexy: their attraction was palpable and the inclusion of both Stone and Lily giving voice to their innermost feelings as they finally connected gave readers a reason to cheer them on for a happy ever after. But, Stone’s own reluctance to commit will run against the pint-sized brick wall of will that is Lily, and only reading to the end will tell you who wins. And, filled with her lighthearted moments in the middle of all the action, York again brings a lightness and joy to her characters that define them, often better than words. “She smacked him. It was like being batted by a kitten.” Drake: Book 2 Brandy is a nurse, and a bit of an adrenaline junkie. Her own history and knowledge, with a touch of daring, makes her a wonderful character: unwilling to be a passive participant in her rescue. Drake is desperately trying to be ‘in charge’ but for the most part, Brandy just ignores him. She’s not fond of military men, Navy in particular, as her first real love was a man using her for advancement in his career. Oh, did I mention that her father is the commander in charge of the SEALs? Or that Brandy is convinced that he abandoned her at 12, and hasn’t seen him since? With the initial extraction resulting in Drake’s being shot in the arse (yes, he insists leg by Brandy, when removing the bullet and bandaging the wound knows differently) they need to find a safe place to hide and wait before heading to the south part of the island. Not only do the two find the sparks are electric and the small cove they are hiding in is barely large enough for them both. With hours to kill and little to do but wait, they start to explore this attraction. I loved these two – Drake is consumed with his ‘not being enough’ for Ryder, and the struggle to make Ryder and the team see he’s a worthy member. Brandy starts out thinking that Drake is little more than a gung-ho military man, with little ability to see past the next mission. After being used for her connections to the commander, she isn’t about to explain who she is lest Drake see her as another step on the ladder to career enhancement. She’s very forthright, almost masculine in her clear-eyed assessment of situations and her ability and willingness to take chances to assure their comfort, raiding the piles of luggage and supplies near the sleeping pirates to grab clothing, water and food. There’s a touch of little boy lost in Drake: handsome and charming, he uses his not insubstantial stores of both to charm and disarm, although Brandy isn’t often falling for it. He resorts to pouts and childish facial expressions that are as endearing as frustrating. Together the two are amusing with rapid fire snark and capitulation and the battle to see just who runs the relationship. Told in alternating perspectives, we see the secrets both are trying to hide, their reactions and feelings for one another and see the caring as those secrets are ultimately revealed, baring their own vulnerabilities. With a lovely conclusion and a pair of boots in desperate need for another cleaning (just what is it with those military men and their footwear?) this read will leave a smile and have you searching through the author’s title for another read. I purchased a copy of the title for my own library. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.