(Norse Security, #1)
by Leslie North
Publication date: May 24th 2018
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense
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.
~BOOK REVIEW for "Ride with the Seal"~
***(3) out of 5 stars!
After a bit of a fumble on the first pages with too much explaining, the action picks up real quick with Cam and Everly both in a neighborhood garage trying to steal the Aeon Turbo G90. With tech as his specialty and mechanics as hers, they’re the perfect match to steal the one-of-a-kind high-tech car. Too bad their agendas regarding the car are totally different.
On the run from various outside players, the couple grow close as they spend more time together. The chemistry between them is well-portrayed, as is the conflict each is having over potentially betraying the other.
While the premise was a good one, the story just really go anywhere. They spent an awful lot of time (not just hours, but days) driving around in the middle of nowhere. And time seems to switch very quickly from day to night and night to day. Not to mention that so much of the action was just totally unrealistic. Such as the near-end where Cam and Everly basically take down a couple of mobsters… and then that’s the end of it! No arrests, no deaths, nothing. We’re just led to believe that things were fine after that and everyone just went on their merry way.
Overall, a pretty pleasant and fun read, just don’t put too much thought into it!
Leslie North is the pen name for a critically-acclaimed author of women's contemporary romance and fiction. The anonymity gives her the perfect opportunity to paint with her full artistic palette, especially in the romance and erotic fantasy genres.
The truth of the matter is she loves her fictional persona, Leslie North, more than her normal, day-to-day persona! Her bestselling books focus on strong characters and particularly women who aren't afraid to challenge an alpha male. Inspired after years of travel, her stories are set all over the world, from the tough streets of Russia to the beautiful beaches of the middle east.
Leslie fell in love with romance when she first picked up a scrappy, dog-eared romance book from her local library. She began writing soon after and the rest, as they say, was history. She now lives in a cozy cottage on the British coast and enjoys taking long walks with her two Dalmatians, George and Fergie.
She LOVES reader feedback, and if you have any comments, don't hesitate to contact her via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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