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Don't Let Go (SEAL Team 12 #5)

4.09 of 5 stars 4.09  ·  rating details  ·  1,399 ratings  ·  38 reviews

It's love that keeps teacher Jordan Bliss up at night: the lost love for a Venezuelan orphan named Miguel...and the memory of a Navy SEAL tearing him from her arms. Now in the U.S. and longing for her child, Jordan vows to somehow, some way, bring Miguel home.


To Navy SEAL Solomon McGuire, orders are orders. But the fierce passion in Jordan's
Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by Forever
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Mar 28, 2008 Auntee rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Romantic suspense fans; fans of Suzanne Brockmann, Cherry Adair
What can I say about the 5th book in Marliss Melton's SEAL team 12 series? In a word--"fantastic"! I could not put this one down all day, except to wipe the tears from my eyes!

Jordan Bliss is an elementary school teacher who goes to Venezuela to adopt a little boy. Jordan's recently had her heart broken by a miscarriage and a cheating (ex)husband. While in Venezuela doing volunteer work, she falls in love with Miguel, a young orphan, and makes plans to adopt him. But just when she's about to bri
Don't Let Go was a great addition to the Seal Team 12 series. It had great characters, a good storyline, and was fast paced and engrossing. It was good to read the story of Solomon McGuire after encountering him as a minor character in the previous book of this series. Solomon Mcguire is a tough, protective Navy Seal who says he doesn't believe in love, but who secretly writes poetry. The heroine, Jordan Bliss, is a loving, compassionate woman whose desire for a child leads her to risk everythin ...more
The fifth book in the SEAL Team 12 series by Marliss Melton. I love this series but I was tempted to give only 3 stars based merely on how irritating the heroine was to me but it is a good story and doesn't deserve only 3. I myself have gone through a miscarriage and inability to have children but it hasn't made me TSTL. (At least I hope it hasn't). I'm looking forward to the next in the series.
Mar 30, 2008 Kathrynn rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Romantic Suspense Readers
Finally, another book by this author and another hit for me. As the previous in her SEAL Team 12 series, there are two romances going secondary. The main story involves Jordan Bliss and Soloman. I don't recall Jordan in the earlier books, though she may have been a brief mention. Soloman's character was in "Next to Die" though. Their story was emotional and pulled at This Reader's heartstrings.

The secondary story was also heart wrenching. Rafael (CIA) was in an earlier book as a minor
3.5 Good, but not great. I enjoy Marliss Melton's writing, and Don't Let Go is no exception. However, the book should've been longer in order to go into the different sub-plots. Instead, it felt like the author was trying hard to cover everything she needed/wanted to in too few pages. Maybe she had a page limit from her publisher. I know that happens. As it was, there were several potentially interesting parts that were moved over too quickly to build the kind of tension need for a suspense. My ...more
Where can I find a Soloman of my own?
Despite his "I have my orders" attitude at the beginning of the book, the reader realizes that Soloman does have feelings and a conscience outside of the military persona he exhibits.
Now, I do have to admit that Jordan's actions bordered on TSTL for me, but I could understand-somewhat-what her motivations were. Still, despite being told by numerous people that it was too dangerous for her to go to Venezuela to get Miguel, she still went without telling anyone
Jordan Bliss will nichts anderes als den kleinen Miguel in Venezuela zu adoptieren und nach hause zurück kehren, doch die Aufstände nehmen zu und die Rebellen werden immer gefährlicher. Als Jordan bei einer Rettungsaktion durch Navy Seals zurück nach hause geholt wird und dabei ihren Miguel zurück lassen muss, zerreißt es sie beinahe vor Trauer und es ist schnell klar was sie nun tun muss: Wieder zurück kehren und ihren Sohn holen. Der Seal Solomon McGuire wurde einst selbst von seinem Sohn vort ...more
Jane Stewart
Ok for romantic suspense, but it didn’t stand out from the pack. I wanted to be a little more surprised or delighted.

Jordan is doing volunteer work in Venezuela and falls in love with a four-year-old orphan boy Miguel. She starts adoption procedures. Before the adoption is complete, there is a rebellion. Americans are no longer safe in Venezuela. A group of NAVY seals headed by Solomon rescue Jordan and others. She won’t leave without Miguel, but Solomon forces her to. While in the U
Hmmm. I never really got around to critiquing this book on Amazon.


Solomon is sent to Venezuela to extract Jordan, a special needs teacher from the country. In this book, Venezuela is teeming with unstable, unruly rebels, and Jordan's sister, Jillian, entreats a high ranking FBI agent, Rafe, to get her sister out. Solomon does too good a job in getting Jordan out, because he forces her to leave Miguel behind. Miguel is a young native Venezuelan boy that Jordan cares about, and she's desponde
Lynda Warnock
Apr 27, 2008 Lynda Warnock rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: romantic suspense readers
In Don’t Let Go the theme is love lost and found. Jordan Bliss, first grade teacher, recovering from a horrible marriage never thought she’d feel love again. But when her eyes fell on Miguel, a Venezuelan orphan, it was love at first site. The problem – Venezuela was in the throws of a civil war. Navy SEALs were sent to rescue Jordan from the midst of the fighting, but there was a hitch, Miguel’s adoption wasn’t finalized and so he wasn’t allowed to go with her.

Navy SEAL Solomon McGuire was the
Jul 29, 2012 Jessica rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Marliss Melton fans, Romantic suspense fans
Shelves: 2012
Don't Let Go was a cute, quick read that follows Solomon McGuire, who played a small role in the last book of Seal Team 12.

Solomon and his team are called in to evacuate Americans in Venezuela. There, he meets Jordan Bliss, who is in the process of adopting a little orphan boy, Miguel. Solomon makes the decision not to take Miguel because the adoption process has not gone through completely, and he is under orders. He eventually regrets his decision and writes Jordan a poem about the loss of hi
While I liked this book, I didn't always like Solomon, I thought he was so high-handed so much of the time. I was so pissed at him at the start during his rescue. If anyone should have known what it was like to loose a child it was him, so why couldn't he just let the boy go along with Jordon. I even thought his poem to Jordon was a sort of emotional blackmail. I did like how Jordon stood up to him and would call him out when his high-handed ways started to get out of control. I loved how commit ...more
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Unfortunately this one broke the greatness string for me. I personally was sick of Jordan & didn't care if she got Miguel back before we got to the end.

This one didn't grab me from the beginning and I disliked Jordan almost from the beginning. I also wasn't thrilled with sisters again since we just did that in the last book. The other elements of the story were spot on. I enjoyed Jillian & Rafe -- the kids were definitely appropriate. I loved Ellie, had great empathy for her plight. I w
This is the 1st book in the series that I have to say I never really warmed up to the main couple; Solomon and Jordan. Solomon was way too remote and unemotional (even though he secretly read classics and wrote poetry) and Jordan was just too whiney and weak. The secondary paring of Rafe and Jillian was more interesting even though I thought that moved along much too quickly. Jillian husband who she claimed to have a passionate marriage with hooks up with Rafe only 7 months after his tragic deat ...more
Marliss Melton is definitely becoming one of my favorite authors. She definitely knows how to capture the readers attention from the first chapter and not stopping until the very last sentence. Don't Let Go was a wonderful well written story that had the reader sharing a part of their own feelings just from the topics discussed in this story. It is an edge of your seat, fast paced and deliciously steamy romance that I wouldn't doubt if you sigh out loud and reading it in on day. How each and eve ...more
There were a couple of emotional scenes in this book and that made up for the lack of action and suspense in the first three quarters of the book. I prefer a balanced proportion of action/suspense and romance so Don't Let Go lost stars because of this. The action takes place only in the last part of the book. Another star was lost because Jordan Bliss' TSTL decision to go to Venezuela in the thick of a coup despite Solomon's warnings and advice. This made the book as a Romantic Suspense weak for ...more
I realized I read this about 2 weeks ago and hasn't written a review for it yet as I was so disappointed in the main character Solomon. I couldn't get around his assholeness. I didn't like the way he talked, or acted even when it was for Jillian's own good even later on in the book. I never did end up liking him. And really, how realistic would it be to have your son who is a complete stranger come live you with absolutely no issues??? But hey, this is fiction.

What I did like about this book was
I just wish there was a little more steam in these books, but they are so hard to put down that I guess I really don't mind.

Jordan was a little annoying with her one track mind where the kid was concerned. It was good to see a different side to Solomon. He was a huge jerk in Next to Die, but a lot more is revealed about his past and he manages to redeem himself. There are side stories going on just like in other books, but I like this. Melton has a way of balancing everything out nicely.

Over al
Anna Krova
thrilling... shocking....
Jul 10, 2014 Debra added it
makes me wanna look for my own Navy SEAL. Lol!
Wonderful! Marliss Melton has done it again. I just love the fact that I can make connections to the other books through the characters. Action and romance packed, should I say. However, Jordan did get me so upset because of her knuckle-head behaviour. As I understand the need for a mother to protect her child, Jordan was just being stubborn. Nevertheless, she earned points by being such a wonderful mother to Silas. Can't wait to complete this series.
I did not like Solomon in the last book, he gets a little busy with the heroine who is clearly in love with the hero. And I will admit that I didn't much care for him at the beginning of this book either but boy does he grow on you and now I have to say he is one of my favorite heroes of all time. The heroine is wonderful-albeit short sited at one point- and her pain resonates as very real. I loved this book. I highly recommend it.
I am rapidly becoming a fan of Ms. Melton and she is offically on my "must buy" list of authors. This is a well-written, compelling, dramatic story filled with suspense and drama. Definitely one you will read cover to cover before you stop to take a breath. If you're looking for a new author to become hooked on this summer, Marliss Melton should be near the top of your list!
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Great story with an exciting beginning and lots of fast paced action. I liked how it was sprinkled with down to earth moments making the characters more realistic and the secondary romance was nice too. Navy SEAL Solomon is sent to Venezuela to rescue Jordan but she won't leave without her adopted son Miguel.
Cynthia W
I've liked most of this series, so far, and am looking forward to reading the rest. However, I must say I really disliked the hero for the first 1/2 of this book and didn't really care too much about the heroine, either. After the 1st half, it got better, but overall, not my favorite of her books.
Don't Let Go to me wasn't as good as some of the other books I have read in this series. It was still a good book, just not as good. I found myself wanting to slap Jordan and ask her if she was out of her mind, but still I found the book an overall good, easy read.
Ok, because of this story was full of children I loved it! I'm a goner for children... but it was a little too short, IMO.

I would like to have more pages to read and, expecially towards the end, I really felt it like a bit too hasty.

Onto the next one!
Really Good! We finally get to know why Solomon McGuire (Mako) is the way he is. I liked how the characters didn't tip toe around each other much. They were attracted to each other and they did something about it. I'm happy Detective Raphael had a HEA.
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Marliss Melton is the author of over a dozen counterterrorist/romantic suspense stories, including two Navy SEALs series (SEAL Team 12 and Echo Platoon), a counterterrorist Taskforce Trilogy, three novellas, and two short stories. She relies on her experience as a military spouse and on her many contacts in the Spec Ops and Intelligence communities to pen realistic and heartfelt s
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SEAL Team 12 (8 books)
  • Forget Me Not (SEAL Team 12, #1)
  • In the Dark (SEAL Team 12, #2)
  • Time to Run (SEAL Team 12, #3)
  • Next to Die (SEAL Team 12, #4)
  • Too Far Gone (SEAL Team 12, #6)
  • Show No Fear (SEAL Team 12, #7)
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