book, ebook & Audiobook
For ebook and print – the TDD series has been combined into sets of 2 or 3 books. (depending on the version you hunt down)
When Melody needed someone to rescue her, she knew that navy SEAL Harlan “Cowboy” Jones was just the man for the job. But afterward, when things got more intimate, she had to write it off to an adrenaline rush. After all, she was looking for an ordinary guy—and Cowboy was anything but. Too bad their encounter left Melody with more than just memories…
Then Cowboy paid Melody a surprise visit and saw her burgeoning belly. That did it—he had to convince her that they were meant to be together! That he could be as ordinary as the next guy. And he’d do it, too—even if it meant twenty-four-hour-a-day, hands-on contact…
Point of view:
3rd person. Alternating perspectives, not by chapter but clearly defined.
This has to be my least favorite of Brockmann’s SEAL books. It starts out well, with the SEALs rescuing Melody Evans from hostage situation at a foreign embassy. Harlan “Cowboy” Jones is her personal escort during the escape. After the rescue, the have a brief but hot fling.
Then it’s all downhill. Melody learns she’s pregnant. Keeps it a secret. Cowboy finds out and comes to persuade her to have a relationship. Melody proceeds to go on and on and on about how she wants to marry someone normal. She’s TSTL as well as arrogant and obtuse. Melody is in no way redeemed and I didn’t really find myself cheering their HEA.
Note: Please, don’t stop at this book – the others are so much better. I’m not even sure you have to read it to enjoy the rest of the series.
UPDATE 8/12/19: I usually skip this book when rereading the series. However all the TDD books are on Audible Escape*, so I thought I would give it another try. I had to DNF. The narrator is terrible. Maia Guest performs action scenes with the excitement of someone reading a grocery list. When following the book saying that Joe Cat has a NY accent, she gives him 4 words in that accent and then drops back into her lackluster voice for the remainder of his dialogue. The same with Blue’s southern accent. It’s like she can’t be bothered.
*Audible has since discontinued the Escape program.
About the author:
After childhood plans to become the captain of a starship didn’t pan out, Suzanne Brockmann took her fascination with military history, her respect for the men and women who serve, her reverence for diversity, and her love of storytelling, and explored brave new worlds as a bestselling romance author. Over the past twenty-five years she has written more than fifty-five novels, including her award-winning Troubleshooters series about Navy SEAL heroes and the women—and sometimes men—who win their hearts.
You can connect with Suzanne Brockmann here: (Rellim’s note: She’s most active on Twitter.)