Author: Suzanne Brockmann
Read copy: eBook
Published: June 6, 2011
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Tony Vlachic, a ruggedly handsome Navy SEAL, has kept his sexuality a secret for years under the threat of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” That is, until he meets Adam Wyndham, a charismatic yet troubled film star. Tony knows that by approaching Adam in front of his teammates he’s jeopardizing his military career. And Adam, nursing a broken heart, has no interest in a relationship. Still, neither man can deny their instant attraction.
Tony didn’t become a SEAL by accepting rejection, and his pursuit of Adam leads to one unforgettable night. But the next morning, Tony is ordered to ship out to Afghanistan, and he’s forced to leave Adam with too much left unsaid. As Tony enters a dangerous war zone, Adam, back in Los Angeles, struggles with the demons of his past, while dealing with the very real possibility that Tony could be killed in action. Half a world apart, both men must face their feelings for each other—and decide if what they’ve found is worth risking everything in the name of love.
Short and sweet, but it would've been sweeter if one of the Hs wasn't Adam "The Bastard" Wyndham or if the whole "courtship" was longer and not as rushed as it turned out to be.
I (still) don't like Adam—the story about his mother's reaction to him coming out didn't particularly endear him to me, although I guess that was SB intention—and I don't believe he deserves Tony. And I believe Tony deserves more than what he got with Adam (judging from their first night and subsequent morning together).
I bought the love-at-first-sight deal on Tony's part, I simply didn't buy the fact Adam can love or understand just what love (real love) means.
That issue aside, it was great seeing the understanding and camaraderie among the seals (bros before gender-neutral hoes), Sam phoned (it) in (twice), and Tracy has finally learned how to answer the phone. ;)
As I said, short and (could've been) sweet(er).