Thursday, December 16, 2010

Tall Dark & Dangerous - Suzanne Brockmann

Synopsis: (2 stories - 1 book)
Joe - Media consultant Veronica St. John has been hired to teach a rugged Navy SEAL to impersonate a European prince who has been targeted by terrorists.  But on conversation and Veronica knows there's no way she can turn streetwise New Yorker Joe Catalanotto into nobility.  Joe, on the other hand, is confident he's got what it takes to complete his mission.  Two days isn't a lot of time to get the job done...but it's just enough time to fall in love.

Blue - Lucy Tait has fantasized about Blue McCoy since high school.  With the Navy SEAL back in town, nothing's changed...except that Lucy's a police officer and Blue's been charged with murder.  As the investigation heats up, so does their relationship.  Now they're working to save Blue's future before they lose their hearts.

Joe - I really loved Joe's story.  Veronica is a high society kind of gal, used to flying first class and drinking from crystal.  Joe is a laid back leader of Alpha Team, an elite SEAL team.  When Veronica has to turn Joe in to an actual prince, she thinks her new business of being a media consultant is over.  This story has so many dynamics, you get to meet the whole team, who are more like brothers (and each cool in their own way).

Blue - I love it when an old crush comes back in the picture, even when Blue didn't realize he was being crushed on.  Lucy was 15 when Blue was a senior in high school.  Blue saved her from some rough guys and she was smitten ever since.  He shows back up to attend his step-brothers wedding, to his high school sweetheart, and the brother ends up murdered and Blue is set up to take the fall.  Lucy is charged with finding out if Blue was the actual murderer, but do the police actually want her to find out?  There was a lot of action in Blue and Lucy's story.  I can't wait to see which SEAL we get to meet next.

Notable Quote:
Joe's book - ..."We've got to work on Tedric's walk.  he's got a rather peculiar, rolling gait" Veronica said "He walks like he has a fire poker in his pants" Joe replied (Veronica coaching Joe on everything princely)

Blue's Book - "Don't tell me SEALs are trained in astronomy" Lucy asked  "Intergalactic space navigation" he corrected her "in case we need to run a rescue mission on some planet in the Andromeda galaxy." (Joe filling Lucy in on what a SEAL is trained to do)

I gave both of these stories a 4 1/2 out of 5.  I loved the Alpha males, they were strong but also showed the softer side while remaining alpha.  I liked that the women were "real".  The women were soft and kind, but also could be trusted and was allowed to help, while protected of course.  I can't wait to continue this series.

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