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Infatuation (A Little Harmless Military Romance #1)

3.87  ·  Rating Details ·  937 Ratings  ·  103 Reviews
To prove her love and save her man, she has to go above and beyond the call of duty.

Infatuation: A Little Military Harmless Romance

Francis McKade is a man in lust. He’s had a crush on his best friend’s little sister for years but he has never acted on it. Besides that fact that she’s Malachi’s sister, he’s a Seal and he learned his lesson with his ex-fiancé. Women do not l
ebook, 112 pages
Published November 14th 2011
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Lady Heather

3 Stars!

I liked the writing, characters, and story.

This was a nice, short read.

This book was HOT!

I really liked Shannon's character. She was strong, sassy, determined, loyal, compassionate, and loving.

Kade was a good, strong, proud lead.

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I liked the overall premise of the story. The hot military hero Francis McKade with that hint of Australian accent is enough enticement for me, not to mention the hot cover this novella totes. I liked the aspect of how infatuated Kade and Shannon were with each other, right from the very beginning of the story. I loved the heat and sensuality aspect of the story at the beginning and
Nov 14, 2011 Chris rated it it was amazing
Well apparently I have very poor impulse control when it comes to Melissa's books. I've been a serious fangirl since I read "The Accidental Countess" and "A Little Harmless Sex" and am a proud member of Melissa's Harmless Addict's facebook group. So when the call came out to receive a copy and review Melissa's latest "Infatuation: A Little Harmlesss Military Romance" my hand went right up "ME, ME, ME!". When I got the email and attachment from Melissa's assistant this morning I was unable to res ...more
Dec 05, 2013 Maggie rated it really liked it
I love grand gestures. ; )
Kade is a sweetheart in uniform, love him!
Feb 19, 2012 Ollie rated it really liked it
Shelves: erotic-romance
Francis McKade has always had a crush on his friend's sister Shannon for the past 5 years, but never acted on it because you "don't date your best friend's sister." Even though she has had boyfriends Francis can't help himself from feeling jealous.

Shannon has always had a crush on Kade and no one has every really come close to making her feel so hot and bothered as Kades. Who could resist a tall, blond, blue-eyed SEAL with a penetrating look and a body that any woman would love to be held again
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Nov 14, 2011 Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews rated it it was amazing
Shelves: authorreviews
I admit I am a Harmless Addict, the Harmless series never gets old, and now that we have the first book of the spin-off series, Infatuation (A Little Harmless Military Romance #1) I am super excited!!!!

Shannon has had a crush on Kade, her brother Mal's SEAL team member and best friend, for years, but Kade has never acted like he saw her as more than his best friends little sister. Kade has been crushing/lusting after Shannon but he will not act on it, ONE because she is his best friend's sister,
INFATUATION, the first book in the new spin off to the Harmless series was absolutely fantastic! With a smokin’ hot Navy SEAL hero, a strong and sassy heroine, some very inventive sex, and a super sweet love story, INFATUATION is sure to be loved by the Little Harmless Addicts and newbies to the series’ alike.

Shannon Dupree has been lusting after her brother Malachi’s best friend Kade for a long time, but he’s been hands off. So, when the opportunity for her to make her move on him arises at her
Christi Snow
Nov 23, 2011 Christi Snow rated it really liked it
My Review:
I really enjoyed this first book in Melissa Schroeder's A Little Harmless: Military series. This first book features Kade & Shannon. Kade is an active duty SEAL who serves with Shannon's brother Mal. Kade & Shannon have had an attraction to each other that they finally act on at the wedding of their friends (Chris & Cynthia from ALHPleasure #2.) Immediately Kade is called away on a mission that goes badly for the entire team and Shannon doesn't hear from him again for 4 mon
Nov 14, 2011 Sally rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2011
Infatuation is the first novella of A Little Harmless Military Romance series, which is a spin off from the much loved A Little Harmless series. The story starts with the wedding of Chris Dupree and Cynthia Myers, who got together many books ago in A Little Harmless Pleasure. This is where we are introduced to Shannon Dupree and Francis McKade aka Kade. They have been friends ever since Shannon's brother Mal, brought Kade home to spend some time with their family in New Orleans and both Shannon ...more
Dec 02, 2011 Bells rated it really liked it
After I stopped staring at the cover of the book, because I like it a lot, I finally got to reading it and was instantly sucked into the storyline of Infatuation. Another bonus of the book was reading about a hot NavySEAL! Kade's feelings towards Shannon is at a boiling point after seeing her at a wedding that they both attend. He's a man of few words but Shannon is able to see the fire in his eyes when he looks at her. Taking a chance pays off for her when she invites him to her hotel room and ...more
Nov 15, 2011 Donna rated it really liked it
This is a spin-off of Melissa Schroeder’s A Little Harmless series. I went into this thinking it was going to be just like the A Little Harmless series only with soldiers and sailors etc. I was both right and wrong. This story was sweet and spicy. It has all the heat of the A Little Harmless series but with a bit more romance and the understanding of what it is like to be involved with a military man that can only come from experience.

A definite must read for Melissa Schroeder fans.
Nov 16, 2011 Bonnie rated it really liked it
The only reason I gave this 4 stars instead of 5 was because it was so short. For being so short, Melissa Schroeder did a good job of developing her characters and the story. The sex was hot, and it fit nicely into the story.
Nov 15, 2011 Christie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this spinoff to the Harmless series. I don't think that is as long of a book as the others but it was still great. I can't wait for the next one to come out in may.
Nov 17, 2011 Linda rated it it was amazing
Navy SEAL, Francis McKade Had A Crush On His Best Friend's Little Sister For Five Years, But He Knew Mal Would Kick His Butt If He Ever Bedded Her. Yet, Here He Was At A Wedding In Hawaii And Her Dressed In A Hot Red Dress That Sizzled His Blood! Shannon Depree Made Even Married Men Think Of Sinning And He Was Tempted To Go Head To Head With All Four Of Her Brothers Just To See If She Was Just As Gorgeous Naked As She Was Dressed!

Shannon Depree Was Tired Of Waiting For Francis To Make The First
Nov 28, 2011 Leagh rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
Kade aka Francis McKade, is a seal who has had a crush on his best friend's sister for many years. But if he has learned one thing, it is that your friend's little sisters are off limits. That is until, a Hawaiian wedding has brought them together. Shannon has had a crush on the big, strong, military friend of of her brother's for a long time. Whenever he so much as looks at her she melts on the spot. She sees heat in his eyes but he has never acted so she decided to take matters into her own ha ...more
Heather in FL
What chemistry between Shannon and Kade! I kind of like the genre of "best friend's sister is off limits but I just can't help myself". :-) And I also find it cute when said sister has no clue of the man's infatuation. She's just as infatuated, but has no clue that he's even interested a little bit. At her sister's wedding in Hawaii, after her sister and May (from the Harmless series) tell her about Kade's interest, she takes a chance and basically offers herself to him. Just as she's about to g ...more
4,5 stars!

Memorable Scenes:
- the one (first) night in Hawaii > It was so hot it melted my brain cells
- the scene with the scarves > the action with that one scarf... OMG! *fans self*

INFATUATION is the first book of Melissa Schroeder’s I’ve read for review and the third one in total. I read her first two Harmless books way back when I didn’t even fathom reviewing the romance novels I was reading. So when this book was offered for review I grabbed it with both hands!

And I do not regret th
Nov 17, 2011 Gail rated it it was amazing
Melissa Schroeder's 'Infatuation' is yet another outstanding story in the Harmless series. This book is smoldering!

Francis McKade, is a handsome, hot Navy Seal. He has it bad for his best friend's baby sister, Shannon. Shannon Dupree is a bar owner in New Orleans. Shannon is strong and direct, she has no problem going after what she wants.
Shannon has feelings for Kade, but never thought that he noticed her. So at her brother's wedding in Hawaii , after talking to sister and friend, she decides t
Nov 15, 2011 Shell rated it it was amazing
Shannon Dupree thought that the wedding in Hawaii would be just another vacation until the sexy Seal Francis McKade walked in with her brother Malachi. The one man that could take her breath away with just a look. The only problem was that was all that he had ever done but that was about to change. Having Kade hold her in his arms was something that filled her fantasies but giving him the go ahead for some no obligations wedding sex was possibly the only chance she had at being with him and she ...more
Apr 17, 2012 Cecilia rated it it was ok
I love the set up of the guy who has the crush and doesn't speak to the girl, and I loved the price of this book, but I couldn't love much else. The author's voice was most confident during the sex scenes, although a few less "come when I tell you to's" would have been appreciated. The sex tended toward BDSM lite, with some tying up and gravelly voiced commands and light smacks, some toys. The rest tended to be kind of heavy-handed. Characters generally were kind of idealized – everyone’s amiabl ...more
Nov 20, 2011 Katrina rated it really liked it
This is the first book I have ever read of Melissa's and I will be surely delving into more of her hot reads. ** waggles eyebrows ** certainly a read for a cold winters night!!

Melissa has woven a heartfelt yet sexy read into this new series. It was only a short read, but don’t let this deter you from delving in ... Its filled with rich characters, characters I completely enjoyed, and a great storyline that progresses well from beginning to end. A female character in which I enjoyed reading abou
Daisy Girl
Dec 03, 2011 Daisy Girl rated it really liked it
Melissa Schroeder has put a slightly different spin on the Harmless series with the military connection. This, the first in the series has all the good stuff in it that you get from the Harmless books; hunky hero, hot heroine, juicy sex scenes, a little bondage fun, and a story that keeps you interested.

Kade is a SEAL. He’s friends and team member of Malachi Dupree. He’s also had a crush on Mal’s sister Shannon for years. When Kade meets up with Shannon at her brother Chris wedding, Shannon dec
Nov 27, 2011 Jody rated it liked it
Ms. Schroeder has done it again! She's created a story that perfectly balances steamy sexual interludes with the harsh affects of war on our loved ones. The hero and heroine of this story have to work hard to reach their HEA, especially the hero who has to learn to open up about his feelings. Their journey is a hard one but well worth the emotional pain they experience along the way.

Francis "Kade" McKade has loved Malachi's little sister, Shannon, for years. After a wedding in Hawaii he finally
Daune Mc
Nov 20, 2011 Daune Mc rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Heat, Heat & more
The love story of Shannon Dupree & Frances McKade but everyone calls him Kade. There is some serious Heat from the two of them! People be prepared to have buckets of ice at your side.Besides that I like that Shannon is a curvy woman. She is a woman who knows what she wants. And speaks her mind you don't have to wonder, this is until it comes to Kade.With him she is a little shy with her feelings about him. But once she sets her mind to something there is no stopping her,
Nov 16, 2011 TinaMarie rated it it was amazing
Francis McKade is one hot Seal and Shannon Dupree is just the woman to keep him on his toes and to love him enough to help him recover from a mission gone bad… if he’ll let her.

These two start heating up the sheets after a family wedding in Hawaii, then McKade is called away on a mission. These two are reunited in New Orleans when her brother brings him back to Shannon in hopes that she can help him recover from a mission that went bad.

Melissa Schroeder brings these two to life with amazing re
Kade, as in Francis McKade the Navy SEAL is dedicated, serious and knows being a SEAL is not fair to a wife. He is infatuated with Shannon is just as infatuated with Kade.

The story is emotional with problems many military families and friends deal with after a dangerous deployment. Shannon is hurt by Kade's lack of communication but when he comes back she does her best to understand and help him out of his darkness. You will just have to read it to find out if they can get past the problems.

I pu
Nov 29, 2011 Sheri rated it it was amazing
Melissa Schroeder branches out from her wildly popular Harmless series with Infatuation: A Little Harmless Military Romance. Infatuation is a delicious joy ride of sexiness. Shannon Dupree and Francis McKade are the perfect heroine and hero to start of this new series. Kade is a sexy Seal and embodies everything a woman could want in a man while Shannon is the one woman who can handle him. I can’t wait for the rest of the books in this series; if you love Ms. Schroeder’s Harmless series then you ...more
Farmers Wife
Nov 26, 2011 Farmers Wife rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Farmers by: Brandy Walker
Shelves: loved-this, smut
I absolutely flew through this story and loved it! I think this is one of my favorites written by Melissa Schroeder. I can't wait until her next novel is out in her Military series! Hot, steamy, and blood pumping good! Kade and Shannon are perfect together! If you know anything about Melissa's writing you know I'm underselling the s-e-x-y in this book!

I don't want to spoil it here, so...

This one goes for review on my blog!

And, thanks to Brandy Walker and to Melissa Schroeder for the opportunity
Oct 03, 2014 Karry rated it liked it
It was a good story, but as a military wife, I must say I'm a bit upset. Something as traumatic as the death of a brother in arms (especially right before your eyes) is not something you get over in a few months. Yes, the love and support of a good spouse (or any one you deeply love) is important, but in reality it takes a hell of a lot more than that to bring you back to some semblance of yourself, especially in that short amount of time. I understand this is a romance novel, and time constrain ...more
Nov 21, 2011 Katie rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
This book was a delightful surprise. A quick read, but the characters were well developed and the story line was plausible and realistic. I like that the heroine was a strong yet sensitive character and the hero was 100% alpha yet suffering from frailties too!! I have not read anything by this author, but after reading Infatuation, I intend to purchase more of her books!
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