Stranded With The Navy Seal by Susan Cliff
Released: November 1, 2017
Reviewed by Mandi
Favorite Quote: Never once had she encountered a stranger’s erection and become weak-kneed with lust. Until now.
How can I resist a book where a cruise ship chef and a Navy SEAL get kidnapped, and then stranded on a deserted island?? This book is fun – although the SEAL did get on my nerves now and again. Let me set it up.
Cady is our chef, and in need to have a quiet and nice night out. She steps out of her comfort zone, dons a very sexy dress, and has a drink at the cruise ship bar once she is off work. It is here she spies our hero, Logan. He injured his knee while overseas a few weeks ago, and is off duty at the moment. He was initially hired to be the former president’s daughter’s bodyguard on this cruise, but she cancelled at the last minute. Logan figures he will keep his ticket and a vacation to Tahiti won’t be a bad way to spend a few days. He eyes Cady at the bar, and they have instant chemistry. They spark up a conversation, which leads to dancing and…boners.
And all of this leads to them making out in the hallway outside her room. But it’s time for the boners to go back into hiding, as Logan gets hit over the head by a few bad men, and thrown overboard! Meanwhile, they put a bag around Cady’s head and put her into a little boat and start to drive away. They think they are kidnapping the president’s daughter because Cady looks similar to her and Cady is terrified.
Logan wakes up underwater, and fights to get to the boat.
He was Logan Nathaniel Starke. He didn’t quit. He didn’t sink. He didn’t die.
A lot happens – long story short, Logan and Cady end up washed up on a deserted island. Not knowing if the bad guys will find them or the good guys will rescue them, Logan and Cady have to find water and food – and deal with the dangers on the island. Oh – and more boners!
I think this author writes well done action scenes. From the attack on the cruise ship, to washing up on the island, to fending off sharks and poisonous things…it’s an exciting book. It allows Logan to show off all of his Navy SEAL survival skills, which definitely helps them. And although Cady feels inadequate at first – since Logan knows how to stay so calm, and all Cady wants to do is cry, her knowing the native food in the area, helps them gather supplies and which food is not good to eat.
These two have good chemistry from the start – but not bathing for days on end and having sand in your no-no places doesn’t really lead to sexy times. But once you have a good cove/waterfall bath – it’s on. I did get a little annoyed with Logan. He feels so protective over Cady and feels it would be ethically wrong to cross the physical relationship boundary with her. Once Cady finally convinces him that he was never hired to protect her – it just sort of fell in his lap, they start something up. But after every kiss or making out session, he starts with the apologies, and how wrong it was etc.. Just give Cady some orgasms and enjoy yourself dude! Goodness.
I wanted Logan to lighten up! Otherwise fun read.