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Emma might still teach Romantic Lit at George Mason University, but life taught her there's no such thing as everlasting love. Good thing she can still enjoy her vacation without falling for the man who captivated her years earlier.
But re-awakening Emma's passions becomes Jeremiah's current mission until violence breaks out on their port excursion to the Mayan ruins of Tulum. Now, love may be the only weapon powerful enough to save them both, if Emma can bring herself to believe in its permanence and power.
Marliss Melton uses her Spec Ops and Intelligence communities to pen realistic and heartfelt stories featuring America's elite warriors. The daughter of a U.S. foreign officer, Melton grew up in various overseas countries, and now resides in Williamsburg, Virginia, with her husband and family.
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By Diana in SC on 05-30-17
Good, satisfyingly long romantic suspense
This audiobook can be classified as second chance contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and military romance. There is also a little bit of paranormal because Jeremiah sees visions of the future. We also get two romances for the price of one because we get the entire romance of a secondary pair of characters, Tristan and Juliet. There is a lot of travel and tons of danger for the characters. It is extremely well written, and it has expanded my horizons about the larger variety of romantic suspense that I enjoy now. I had no idea before I listened to this that I would actually like a book where drug cartel bad guys got so much screen time.
Navy SEAL Jeremiah goes along on a cruise to Mexico with his best friend and colleague Tristan. On the ship, Jeremiah sees the lost love of his life, Emma. They had had a brief nonphysical relationship when he was her college student and she had still been married. Divorcee Emma is on the cruise with her 8-yr old daughter Sammie and her hard-nosed sister Juliet, a private investigator. Tristan and Juliet hit it off while Jeremiah and Emma slowly rekindle their love. All the while, Jeremiah tries to avert the death and destruction that he saw in his paranormal visions, but danger catches up to them. Can they get safe again and acknowledge their love?
If the heroine had been more likeable, I would have given the story 5 stars instead of 4. Other readers might like her just fine, but Emma kept getting on my nerves. She is a divorced mom of Sammie, and has not dated since the divorce. She is an intelligent literature professor, but she is also annoyingly fearful of life. Emma became so disillusioned about love after her husband cheating on her that she thought that all love is an ephemeral scientific phenomenon that can last only two years. She is really hard-headed about this but thankfully not for the entire audiobook. Emma acts reasonably well when she is in danger, so she is likeable sometimes.
Jeremiah is an awesome guy. He is intelligent, loyal, talented, handsome, fit, and is ready to commit. I really like him, but sometimes his thoughts are a little dull. We don't hear enough of his romantic thoughts. His thoughts that we do hear are usually focused on protecting Emma and Sammie. I really liked that he is psychic and can see visions of the future; it gave the audiobook some extra spice.
There is plenty of great action and suspense. I commend Marliss Melton on her writing. It seems like she really did her research about how Navy SEALs operate. The action seemed very realistic.
I think that the narrator Armen Taylor did a superlative job. He was fantastic with the men's, women's, and a girl's voices. Plus, he was fantastic at different accents as well. His pacing, pronunciation, enunciation, and emotive talent were all fantastic!
I received a free copy from the author, and I voluntarily wrote this honest review.