Navy SEAL Eamon Murphy regrets never kissing his best friend's sister at graduation. Addison kept him twisted in knots growing up, with her vivacious smile and her gorgeous curves. He thought he was over her. But finding her at the wrong end of his gun three years later is only the beginning, and Murphy just might have to break all his rules to keep her safe.
Addison Hardy enrolled in her university's exchange program to prove she wasn't just the family black sheep. How was she to know her exotic French boyfriend would be the son of an international arms dealer? Or that his murder would land her in the custody of one brooding SEAL with a chip on his shoulder?
Their chemistry is flammable--and potentially explosive--but there are complications, silly little things like Addison being arrested, Murphy's unwavering devotion to duty, and all her dead boyfriend's enemies out to kill her. But the final conflagration might not be at all what they're expecting.
This New Adult title includes adult situations and language and may not be suitable for readers under 18 years.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Navy SEAL Eamon Murphy has been in love with Addison Hardy forever but she has always been out of reach. She's Murphy's best friend's sister. As a 2 year mission comes to an end, SEAL team 13 invades crime lord, Simon Giroux's compound, only to find out that Addison lives there with her boyfriend, Alex Giroux. SURPRISE!!! Fantastic story! This is the second book in the Lucky Thirteen series. I'm addicted! In my opinion certain things in this book are easier to understand if you have read book one. This book takes off where book one left off. S.M. Butler knows how to write a Navy SEAL! Sizzlng chemistry between Murphy and Addison. My favorite thing about reading military romance is that sense of family. The fact that your brothers-in-arms will do ANYTHING for you. I can't wait to read book three in this amazing series. Received a copy in exchange for an honest review.
This picks up with Addison's story, but requires suspension of belief for most of the plot. Murphy, is supposed to be part of a top secret elite Seal team, winds up guarding the younger sister of his best friend on the team, but then falls in love and has sex with her at their secret base, even though she has been involved with an illegal arms dealer and is herself suspected of ties to terrorism. Addison, who is supposed to be smart, spends way too much time bemoaning her lack of relationship with her family as the sibling who never quite matched the success of her secret Seal team slightly older twin brother, not enough in realistic reaction to the trauma she just experienced, and too long on what she and Alex intended, without ever explaining how or why she got into the situation in the first place. There are hints at character development, but not enough details early on to make the reader care. The previous book had value for its exploration of the disconnect and efforts needed to rebuild a relationship after one partner in the relationship has been deployed to combat for long periods of time. Unfortunately, this sequel doesn't hold up to expectations. At $3.99 the editing should be flawless. Instead, there is a missing line of key dialogue, typos that should have been corrected using spell check, and several other errors. Read the first one, but save your money - this one needs a good rewrite before being worth the cost.