An unlikely state of affairs. For Navy SEAL Lucky O'Donlon was the original love-'em-and-leave-'em guy. Used to women swooning at his feet. So how could it be that the frustratingly attractive journalist Sydney Jameson had nothing to offer him but one very cold shoulder?
Well, two could play at this game. But first things first--he and Sydney had a job to do...more
You really can’t go wrong with any of the books from Suzanne Brockmann’s Tall Dark and Dangerous series. Each is well written with a delicious alpha male hero and just the right amount of action, suspense and melodrama to keep you coming back for more. All the stories are loosely connected (following Seal Team 10’s Alpha squad members) yet still different enough tha ...more
So I haven't read any of Suzanne Brockmann's books before but I heard some good things about this one so I thought I'd try it out.
So since this story is part of a series I had to ignore a lot of the back-stories that kept popping up on previous couples in this series which wasn't a problem except I got so confused by the shear amount of them I got somewhat annoyed by the end of it and pretended they were random side characters rather than a group so ...more
Okay, so I'd fallen for Lucky during his brief appearance in Frisco's Kid, and way more so in The Admiral's Bride, but I had no idea I'd love him THIS MUCH!
I really hadn't expected to ever love a TDD character as much I love Blue, but good golly here we are!
Lieutenant Luke "Lucky" O'Donlon's a gorgeous blonde hair, blue eyed, walking-talking Ken doll, (as Syd often refers to him as "Navy Ken"). He's a ladies man who's never ...more
What a terrible cover, though! Suzanne Brockmann joked about it on her Facebook page, said she used to offer a "GET LUCKY Cover Fix-It Kit" on her website. Readers could send an SASE and she'd send back a smiley-face sticker and instructions as to how to apply it to the cover of their book!
Could they have any worse image of Lucky? I really don't think so.
This is a case where if I saw this book without knowing anything about the author or the series I wouldn't have picked it up.
Anyway, I’ve not read a lot of category roma ...more
What I love about Suzanne Brockman's stories is that she captures the growing intimacy and romance of two souls, not just the physical attraction ... as well as the great alpha male hero's of her tales. I find her plots believable and interesting, for the most part. The characters stay true to who they are while allowing for growth and surprises; character consistency. Brockman is inventive; each couple in this series has a unique story. The end of Lucky' story is fitting for him. The end ...more
This story was vert captivatinf. The story line of the rapist had me, then Lucky wanting to protect what he loved was heartfelt even if he didn't quite know how to say the right words to make Sydney know he was serious.
First published: 2000
Length: 3350 kindle locations
Setting: Contemporary. Coronado.
Sex: Infrequent. Varies from explicit to door half-closed.
Triggers: Violence and rape of secondary characters (view spoiler)[including the violent attack of heroine of a previous book (hide spoiler)].
I really enjoyed this one. Playboy SEAL finds his (somewhat frumpy) One and she doesn’t believe him. Good suspense, nice romance, good use of past characters and ...more
Rating: Steamy thriller with hot SEALs!
Here’s where not keeping up with your book reviews can bite you. I *thought* I’d read this book, but I wasn’t sure, so I read it again. Not that it’s not a good book, but sometimes, a new cover can really throw you.
Short and sweet review: Lucky’s a Player, and so you know he’s gonna fall hard for a girl eventually. And this is his story, tied up with a serial-rapist/killer who may or may not be a SEAL or former-SEAL. ...more
I was looking forward to reading the story of lucky since he first appeared in this series. I really loved how miss brockmann wrote the h/h in the first half of this book. He was oh so sure of himself and she made fun of him (Ken).
But somewhere halfway through she stopped making jokes and turned into a pool of selfdoubt (not pretty enough) which killed the banter and quality talks between them. But miss brockmann's heroes are always better fleshed out than the heroines, so the repetit ...more
This series was recommended to me by a friend when I said--help! I just watched Generation Kill and just simply need to be immersed in very hot military men... who don't just rescue some admiral's daughter who is randomly kidnapped, hijacked, etc. (I'm looking at you Seal whatever book!). This was great. Lucky was just awesome. Syd was charmin ...more
This is another one of those hot guy who is a player finds the one woman perfect for him. And a little bit of the girl who doesn't think she stands a chance because he's too perfect. I loved that when Lucky tried t ...more
Luke "Lucky" O'Donlon & Sydney Jameson
Sydney Jameson, chief witness to identifying a serial rapist, is paired up with a Navy SEAL team trying to locate the guy before he hurts anyone else. The rapist is leaving specific marks on the victim's bodies which makes everyone believe he is a SEAL, which is why the Navy is working with the police to track him down. Syd's main detractor in being included in this team is the egocentric Lt. Luke "Lucky" O'Donlon, who ...more
sydney comes home one night and finds her upstairs neighbour beaten badly and raped. she realizes that she has passed by the guy in the stairwell. when she writes a column for a newspaper, accusing the navy of harbouring a criminal, she gets assigned to a task force. lucky is also assigned to the task force, to find out if it is true, and to keep the annoying journalist out of the investigation. when lucky finds out that the journalist is a woman, he figures that he can distract her wit ...more
Luke, Lucky, came across as a shallow guy always hooking up with a local very young bunny, more often than not contestant in the local beauties' contest. I really liked the way he ended up being rebuffed by Sydney, who saw clear through his attempt at charming her to better control her. Honestly I would even have liked the book to be longer so as to make him grovel more.
I really enjoyed most of their interactions and real ...more
There is a serial ...more
It was quite a while since I read the last bok of this series, so I wasn't really aware of how much I actually liked Lucky and the stories in general. I absolutely liked the dynamic between him and Syd, they worked well of each other. BUT even if I know what I get from these ...more