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Don't Let Go

(SEAL Team 12 #5)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  2,096 ratings  ·  62 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
Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by Forever
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Jordan Bliss was forcibly extracted from Venezuela where she was teaching orphans when rebels infiltrated the area. Left behind was the young boy she was in the process of adopting. Navy SEAL Solomon McGuire made the decision to follow orders and separate them and he's struggling with the aftermath, especially considering his personal experience with his own son having been taken from him.

I really enjoyed almost every aspect of this story. The scene where Jordan was separated from little Miguel
Feb 18, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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
Aug 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
A very strong 4 stars.

I don't often like over-the-top alphas that venture into Adam Henry behavior. But still, I find myself charmed by Solomon's sweet overtures despite his sometimes boorish actions.

Having followed the "letter of the law," Solomon "Mako" McGuire separates Jordan Bliss from her future adopted son, Miguel while rescuing her from Venezuela, a country on the brink of revolution. It is a heart-breaking scene and one in which he learns to sincerely regret. Being a parent who has al
Sandra Hoover
Oct 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance-suspense
A really good addition to this series - my favorite thus far. Fast-paced action, daring rescues by SEALS, affairs of the heart...and bedroom, what's not to love? Throw in damsels in distress and adorable kids and you've got a winner! A Must Read! ...more
Sep 27, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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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. ...more
Lisa - (Aussie Girl)
Boy, did I have some issues with this one that I've got to get off my chest.

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CD {Boulder Blvd}
Aug 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: s-bv-library
This book just really worked for what I was looking to read. Another time and I might have given 4 stars instead of 5, but right now it really pulled me in. I wanted to finish it and at the same time I wanted to continue reading it.

I liked the plot and I liked the characters.

The plot was nicely woven between two sisters with Jordan's story being the central plot and her sister Jillian's story being a secondary plot. The turmoil and desperation that Jordan felt for an orphan child she was trying
Jan 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Jordan Bliss is in the process of adopting Venezuelan orphan Miguel when the war town country becomes unstable and she has to hide from the rebel soldiers. Navy SEALS are sent to rescue her, but in the process Miguel is ripped from her arms and left behind. Navy SEAL Solomon McGuire is bothered by the fact that he had to leave the child behind. He feels for Jordan. As he gets to know her, Solomon promises to do everything in his power to reunite Jordan with her son.

This is the fifth book in Melt
Jan 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Hard to review. I have conflicting feelings for this book and the characters. I love how this series is getting better with each book. But, Jordan has some STTL moments that make it hard to truly love this one. There is a lot to this plot that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Also, you get a really sweet romance between Jordan's widowed, pregnant sister and FBI agent Rafe.

Jordan's husband cheated on her, dumped her and she lost a baby she desperately wanted. She took refuge in working in a m
Sep 16, 2019 rated it it was ok
Why...why must authors create these stupid women characters...duh...if my navy SEAL told me a country is dangerous and has a plan to save my adoptive son...I would tend to believe him and not go flying blind into said country with no training to be killed or worse...hello can we say men with guns and training against a untrained and unarmed woman...what do you think would happen.

Ugh so sick of this trope. I just jump over her point of view cause she is stupid!
Jan 12, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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
Aug 30, 2010 rated it really liked it
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
Jul 09, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2011, military, romance
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
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
Apr 07, 2012 rated it it was ok
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
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
Cynthia W
Dec 07, 2012 rated it liked it
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. ...more
Mar 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: may-16
Loved this 5th book in her SEAL Team 12 series!!!
Jo-Ann Fitzgerald
Nov 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
This is the 5th story in this series.

When one of the undercover SEAL teammates gets an assignment to go in and get an American who is with a group of orphans as they are being overrun, he does exactly that. However, what he soon learns is the woman is waiting for paperwork for her adopted son. Needless to say, when the baby is ripped from her arms and given to the father of the orphanage, she goes hysterical. The only way is to see if they can get them all the helo to get out. However, when the
So. The heroine (Jordan) here is OK enough - at least she actually HAS feelings and isn't a complete sociopath. Unlike her sister. Here we have a real charmer - pregnant, recently widowed, raising horses on her ranch or something; calls in favors to have Jordan rescued from Columbia where she has gone to finalize adoption of a little boy when chaos breaks out in that country. The sister knows this - but she only arranges for Jordan to be rescued - fuck the child - seriously - NO MENTION OF THE L ...more
Dec 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was a heart warming, action-packed, suspenseful romance. We were graced with two romantic couple's in this book. The dual love stories along with two terrifying rescues by the SEALs make for a great read. ...more
Aug 28, 2018 rated it liked it
Good book..but horrid heroine! She made me want to pull my hair out. Where's her common sense??? ...more
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Jul 12, 2008 rated it liked it
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 rated it really liked it
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
J.M. Brister
Jul 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Danielle  Gypsy Soul
Nov 16, 2015 rated it liked it
Don't Let Go is the 5th Book in Marliss Melton's Seal Team Twelve Series. While I enjoyed this book I didn't like it as much as the previous book in the series. The characters just weren't as well developed in this story.

Solomon who I didn't particularly like in the previous book is the hero for this book and he didn't do anything to change my opinion of him until at least half way through this book. He was a bit condescending and showed no real compassion for Jordan when he refused to allow he
Jane Stewart
Sep 28, 2010 rated it liked it
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
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 was also
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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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