Monday, May 30, 2016

#Review: Night with a SEAL by Cat Johnson - 4 Wine Glasses

22670061Title: NIGHT WITH A SEAL
Series: Hot Seals # 1
Author: Cat Johnson
Narrator: Craig Jesson
Format: Unabridged Audiobook, 4 Hours and 24 Minutes
Published: September 5, 2014 by Cat Johnson
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Audible | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: Contest Win
Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses

Ten years of dedication to the Navy taught SEAL Jon Rudnick one thing—he’s not afraid to risk life and limb for his country. But when navigating military red tape begins to present more challenges than the enemy it makes Jon question his future. So does Alison Cressly, the woman he can’t get out of his head.

When Ali’s life is threatened and military rules won’t allow him to intervene, Jon decides it’s time to take back control.

A team of sexy SEALs, a terrorist threat, and an attraction that can’t be denied . . . it all comes together in this launch of the new Hot SEALs romantic suspense series from New York Times and USA Today bestselling contemporary romance author Cat Johnson. 

Linda's Thoughts:
"Don't let the tattoo fool you. I'm no angel."

NIGHT WITH A SEAL by Cat Johnson is a captivating military romance. It was so enjoyable that as soon as I finished listening to this first installment, I jumped right into the next audio in this series, SAVED BY A SEAL This first installment was a relatively short listen at just under five hours, but there was a lot packed in those precious hours including a brisk, steamy romance and some high-stakes action that had me on the edge of my seat.

This book introduces us to a slew of hot, highly trained alpha Navy SEALS. It appears that each of them will be featured in a future installment. I can't wait to read each of their stories. NIGHT WITH A SEAL also sets the wheels in motion for the formation of a group of mercenaries made up of this close-knit set of Navy SEALS.

This was the story of Navy SEAL Jon Rudnick and civilian Alison Cressley. They had a quick one-night stand. Neither forgot the other though there was no further interaction between them until Alison's life was put in danger. Their story was told from both Jon's and Alison's POV - alternating between each - so the reader understands what is going on in each of their heads and why they behaved as they did. I look forward to reading more about this couple in future installments.

I listened to the audio book narrated by Craig Jessen, who has a clear, crisp voice. This was the first time I've ever listened to him. He delivered a solid performance  with pacing that was right on and with both male and female genuine-sounding voices. He differentiated between the characters to where I always knew who was speaking from his voice. I thought his performance was a perfect  fit for the story. Based on this introduction to his vocalizations, I would not hesitate to pick up another audio performed by him.

Following please find a few of my favorite quotes from this listen:

"You're the kind of woman who could easily be a distraction if I let you. If I want to come home alive, I can't let you."

"I'm sorry."
"For what?" She stood.
"I had no intention of letting that go so far."
"I had no intention of stopping until it did."
He laughed and shook his head. "You're making it hard to leave, you know."
That was her plan. Ally cocked a brow. "Am I? Sorry..." She wasn't sorry one little bit.

He kissed her forehead and pushed away. She moved so he could reach the doorknob and open the door. Standing in the opening, he glanced back at her. She waited for him to say something... Goodbye, Thanks for the blowjob, something, anything. Instead, he tipped his head in a small nod, stepped outside and pulled the door closed behind him. That was it, then. In less than an hour, this man had captured her heart, loved her and then left her. It had to be the quickest beginning ,middle and ending of a romance in the history of the world.

I'm so glad I was introduced to Cat Johnson and her addictive books at the CY2016 Coastal Magic Convention. I'd already fallen in love with her cowboys and now her Seals have stolen my heart. This book kept me riveted from the beginning to the end. If you enjoy macho military guys who exude off-the-wall chemistry in well-plotted stories abounding with high-stakes action, I highly recommend that you check out Cat's Hot Seals series!

Suggested Reading Order: 
Night With A Seal (Book #1)
Saved By A Seal (Book #2)
Sealed At Midnight (Book #3)
Kissed By A Seal (Book #4)
Protected By A Seal (Book #5)
Loved By A Seal (Book #6)
Tempted By A Seal (Book #7)
Wed To A Seal (Book #8)
Romanced By A Seal (Book #9)

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