Reno's Chance (Tempting SEALs, #1)
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Reno's Chance (Tempting SEALs #1)

4.03 of 5 stars 4.03  ·  rating details  ·  4,622 ratings  ·  133 reviews
Reno’s Chance - never before released as a standalone novella! Previously published in the anthology Honk If You Love Real Men.

Ever since she was a little girl, Raven McIntire has secretly pined and longed for her best friend's sexy older brother, Reno, a Navy SEAL who has just returned home from duty. What she doesn't realize is that his only true mission is to get into h...more
ebook, 100 pages
Published August 24th 2010 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published June 1st 2005)
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Didi
****** 3 to 3.5 Stars ******

Short, sexy and sweet. Not enough time to get to know the characters or their history, but nonetheless it was good! I read another book by this lovely author called The One, which had a little more angst and build up therefore making me love it more. One things for sure, Lora Leigh can sure write smexy time well!
Starry
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Patricia
I'm a big fan of Lora Leigh and I've read time and time some of her books.
She always manages to capture my attention and hook me in with a romance or a plot that twists up my imagination.
Her male characters are always alpha and big, brooding, delicious, and I could be here all night writing adjectives and not get tired of it.
On the other hand, her female characters are sexy, strong, and always driving the male species out of their mind.
What I most like about her romance is the intense feelings t...more
Mollie *scoutrmom*
Sep 14, 2010 Mollie *scoutrmom* rated it 3 of 5 stars Recommends it for: fans of the series
Pages of Hot sex, then pages of hotter sex, a few paragraphs of conversation, more sex, kinky sex, then sex.

I guess that about sums up the whole story. There was a very poor excuse of a plot. There was a very poor excuse of a setting. The characters had deep motivations that the author shared with us, but there was no emotional character growth on the hero's part, and about a paragraph of it for the heroine.

Top it off with poor editing, and I wonder why these have been a must-buy for me.

Refer ba...more
Laura
Feb 02, 2011 Laura rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: fans of erotic romance
Recommended to Laura by: Goodreads
This was a quick little read for me, and from what I understand the first in Lora Leigh's Navy Seals stories. I have heard some wonderful things about this series, and since I am OCD, I had to read number one first. It was pretty good, although there was really a lack of plot and setting, there was a TON of sex in it. So if you like reading about sex, sex, and more of it, well this one's right up your alley! Moving on to Dangerous Games shortly!
figuranta m/m lover
4 Stars

This is my first read from Lora Leigh and i liked it. Not as spicy as i thought will be but this book was a good read.
Malinda
4 stars

This was a very good story. The story was hot and sweet and I liked Reno and Raven.

Raven has been in love with Reno since she was a kid. He's her best friend's big brother and her big brother's best friend. She's aware that he wants he but tries to push him away because he's a Navy SEAL. Her father was in the armed forces and it caused issues between him and her mother and he ended up dying in the line of duty. Because of this she's determined she can't get involved with Reno.

Reno let Rav...more
Jill
This was a delicious little snippet of erotic romantic fun! I haven't looked to far ahead but I think this is the beginning of a series, maybe? Anyway who doesn't love Navy Seal boys.
I am looking forward to more, especially because this was just a novella, so literally just whet my appetite.
Reno and Ravens story was very sweet, with the whole, known each other and being drawn to each other all there lives thing.
I loved that Reno deliberately waited for Raven because of the age difference, and by...more
Deborah Mcnemar
This is a short that comes before the Navy SEAL's series. From the first, I've wanted Reno and Raven's story and here it is.

More hot than story but enough character to keep me reading. I do wish there was more to it since both characters play so heavy in the novels that follow. One thing Leigh does well is erotica and this certianly doesn't disappoint in that area. If you want to read hot sex, this is a great story for it. If you want a good love story, this isn't it. There isn't enough story to...more
Willow Brook
Not much of a story amidst all the sex. Raven (another of LL's kinky virgins) has loved Reno all her life, but struggles to accept that he is a Seal who lives a life of danger. After waiting years for Raven to mature (shoulda waited several years longer based on her behavior in the story), Reno has decided to stake his claim. Not much of either's actions makes a whole lot of sense. After a bunch of sex scenes, there are a couple of fast forwards in the relationship and the kids are happily ever...more
Franjessca
Review also posted on Book Lovin' Mamas

I was looking for another military book to read and another blogger suggested Lora Leigh's Tempting Seals series to me. Where have I been all this time and why did I not try out any of Lora Leigh's books before? I freaking loved Reno's Chance and this was just a novella. I can't wait to get into the other books in the series. I had a hard time putting down my Kindle. In fact I read this novella, whenever I could sneak it in between books I had to review and...more
Lyndi
Aside from the sex scenes, this entire book consists of Raven attempting to convince herself that she can't/shouldn't be with the man she loves. The fact that he loves her back and pursues her mercilessly doesn't matter, she really feels the need to torture them both anyway.
Darlene
i would have liked to read this as a novel instead of as a novella. it was a very quick read that is full of smexin.

i think i'll give the next books in the series a chance.
Anne
Loved it! Yes its pretty much all sex but its LL! She knows how to write good sex! Definitely a story not to be missed if you like Lora Leigh.
Crystal~BIG book addict~
It was short but it was hot!

Miss Berry_KristenAshley Addict
I loved Reno! He's the kind of guy that makes a gal sigh...you know, like awwww. And also like OH! Good short read - classic Lora Leigh.
Annelise
I love Lora's series'.
Reno is so he-man.
Only on word to describe this book.... H-O-T.......
Oleta Blaylock
This is the first book in this series and it about Reno Chavez and Raven McIntyre. It is going to be hard to say much about this story and not give anything away. Reno is a Navy SEAL. He is all dominant alpha male and very much in love with Raven. He has waited for her to grow up and decide that he is the right man for her. He is tired of waiting.

Raven is afraid of committing to Reno because her father was a SEAL and he was killed when she was a child. She is also afraid because her mother was a...more
Tony
Raven has had a crush on her best friend’s older brother for years, but he has shown no interest in her other than as the friend of his sister. Instead he’s enjoyed plenty of temporary liaisons with attractive women that have succumbed to his kinky tastes.
She has sweated through nights when he and/or her brother has been on missions, scared to death that they will leave her in the same way her father did. She finally decides that it would be best for everyone if she just forgot all about him… an...more
Jamie - Nitty Gritty Reviews
I was perusing goodreads one morning and I found this e-book and had to read it. I was lucky enough to be able to download it onto my Nook and I read it all in a few short hours. It was pretty good, it had it's cheesy moments (just a couple) but the rest of the story made up for the cheese.


Raven has always had it bad for her best friends older brother, Reno, who just happens to be a Navy Seal and from the way he is described in the story almost the definition of human perfection according to Rav...more
Jamie
I was perusing goodreads one morning and I found this e-book and had to read it. I was lucky enough to be able to download it onto my Nook and I read it all in a few short hours. It was pretty good, it had it's cheesy moments (just a couple) but the rest of the story made up for the cheese.


Raven has always had it bad for her best friends older brother, Reno, who just happens to be a Navy Seal and from the way he is described in the story almost the definition of human perfection according to Rav...more
Sabrina (Soter) Sally
"L'incredibile amore che aveva sempre provato per questa donna superava l'opprimente lussuria. Era così tanto una parte di lui che non avrebbe mai potuto immaginare la vita senza di lei ora."

Non è un segreto che la Leigh non sia una delle mie autrici predilette... nei suoi libri trovo sempre troppo sesso e sovente uno sconfinamento tra erotismo e volgarità. Nonostante ciò, continuo a leggerla nella speranza di trovare IL titolo da quattro stelle (o forse è solo masochismo XD). Ciò che mi è piaci...more
Mer  (is on hiatus).
Reno's Chance is a very quick reading and it's the first book I've read about military romance. Finished it within 24 hours and it was good.

The story's about Reno and Raven. And they loved each other then and now. The case was just that Raven was in denial because she didn't want to have anything to do with because she's in fear. In fear of losing him exactly as she lost her father. She didn't wish to get hurt anymore but Reno wasn't about to give up because this time, he wanted to have her in h...more
Cynthia (aka Artemis)
Oct 05, 2010 Cynthia (aka Artemis) rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: Romance, erotic readers
A scorching Navy SEAL novella giving us the love story of Raven and Reno. The last two sentences of the Prologue set up the entire tale:

He was all she wanted in the world, had ever really needed.
And he was the one man she could never allow herself to have.

If you are a fan of Ms. Leigh's Navy SEAL/Elite OP's work, you need this one on your shelf. It can also be found in the anthology:

Honk If You Love Real Men  Four Tales of Erotic Romance (Includes  Tempting SEALs, #1)

In a sentence: Raven tries to convince herself that she doesn't love Reno, while he does his best to make her see...more
Siry
Pues.. me parecio aburrido.. no tuvo accion fuera de la cama.. y bueno.. no considero un buen libro si no tienen una buena parte de accion de fondo.. o por lo menos una gran historia con unos cuantos conflictos que los lleven despues a la cama :p..
Este libro trata sobretodo de los problemas que tiene ella acepando que el es un Seal y que puede no regresar de alguna mision.. y como se compara con su madre que paso por eso y por lo cual ella no quiere una relacion con el.. aunque es mas que obvio...more
Emma
I'm just getting into Military romances and for me this novella was heat without much substance. It was nice to while away 2 hours but the descriptions of Raven's longing for Reno were quite repetitive and lasted too many pages in my opinion. Not much story-line, lots of reasonably hot sex. As the heroine describes the hero as a perv not far into the book I thought the sex would develop into something a bit more risque (it didn't). However as Raven was the women Reno had fallen in love with I un...more
Amanda
What a short little story.

Raven's been in love with Reno, her best friend brother, since forever! But Reno is in navy and he's always leaving. When he got home, he's always steal one kiss or two until Raven can't take it anymore. Raven wants to leave him and moved on. But nothing she know that Reno's plan to staking his claim..

Short novellas with hint of BDSM and spanking stuff. I just hope there's more tender side of Reno. I mean, he always growls and dominance and jealous. I want him to beg...more
Lenore
This was an ok read. A tad too much cheesy stuff for my liking (view spoiler) but the sex scenes were hot and, for once, I didn't have to endure Ms Leigh's "obsession" with toys and anal sex. Which are fine by the way. I just find they have become somewhat of a cliché for her. That and sexually frustrated...more
Erica
Does this woman EVER GET TIRED OF WRITING HOT SEX SCENES!? Just when I think I've read the ultimate shower scene or against-the-wall scene or a combination of the two, I find another one that is just unbelievably HOT HOT HOT. This is a quick read but usually I hate short stories. This one didn't seem that short. The author does a wonderful job of developing these characters in such an incredibly short amount of time....and you really understand what makes the two of them the way that they are an...more
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