#Review: Ride with the SEAL by Leslie North @leslienorthbook
When ex-SEAL Camden Thursday enters the garage at two in the morning, he’s intent on grand theft auto. Instead he’s confronted with more than a hot car — there’s a sexy mechanic too. His high school crush, wrench in hand, projects a “Dangerous Curves Ahead” warning far more tempting than any joy ride, but Camden isn’t here to try the road less traveled. He’s here to jack a car and prove he can do more than manipulate computer code for the black ops service he works for: Norse Security. So while Camden is looking to get physical on this job, he was hoping for someone to punch, not someone to plunder…
Everly Knight is the baddest bad girl in town. As the daughter of a mobster and a name in the auto industry for hot cars, she could rest on her laurels and let her reputation proceed her. However, Everly has a deep dark secret: she wants nothing more than a shiny, new, legal garage all of her own. She’s just a few thousand away from cashing in and figures that one last illegal car theft could finance her legal dreams. That is until the geek from her past shows up as a hunky hero; letting Everly see that it’s possible to become more than just a tough girl.
Camden may be all muscle, but it’s Everly who can stall the entire operation. She holds him hostage and offers an ultimatum: Take her on the ride or find himself a sitting duck for the mob. It’s not a hard choice when the bombshell revs his engine. But with warring goals and secret missions, they’ll find themselves fighting for their futures and racing toward a love they never saw coming.
I was originally supposed to review this for the blog tour, then life happened and I couldn’t take part so my apologies to the author for the delayed review on this one.
Cam is a man on a mission, determined to prove himself as more than just the team geek to the rest of his security company all he has to do is steal a high-tech car. This would be simple except for Everley, his high school crush and now mechanic who is all over the car with an agenda of her own and she’s not letting Cam anywhere near it.
When the bad guys get close the two of them need to work together but who wins in this scenario, who can be trusted and what’s with all the sexual tension?
I loved how this novella was written, short snappy and to the point with lots of danger forcing these two to make quick decisions despite all this the romance was still somehow slow burn which is quite unusual for a novella. I’m quite happy with fast steamy romance but this slow burn worked well and felt quite natural.
The banter between these characters is great, there is so much resistance from them both for various reasons and a lot of it comes out in sarcastic banter which works really well.
This was an easy and enjoyable read, highly recommended.
Many thanks to Leslie North for the eARC so that I could read and review this book honestly.
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Title: Ride with the SEAL
Series: Norse Security #1
Author: Leslie North
Genre: Romance | Military
Publication Date: 24 May 2018
Review Format: eBook
Other Formats: N/A