I really loved this book!!! It had everything that I love to read in a great love story. The writing was unparalleled. What's not to love? The story had a hot Navy Seal, adorable secret baby, & an angst filled romance that is the Harlequin hallmark. However, I was not too happy with the heroine. Elle was a very selfish woman. First, she hid the fact that Deacon was the father of little Pia. She married his best friend and fellow Seal team member. She never told either man the true paternity of her daughter. After Tom was killed during a Seal mission gone bad she continued hiding the truth for a whole year. When she finally tells poor Deacon she actually had the nerve to forbid him from revealing his daughters true paternity for several months. Why? Because she didn't want to alienate her former in-laws! Heaven forbid! She was a very selfish woman. All the while she keeps wavering on whether or not she wants Deacon to be a part of the child's life. Why you ask, because she feels so guilty about Tom (her dead husband) & his parents. Again... selfish woman. I almost wanted Deacon to tell her to take a hike & move on to someone else. But alas... I am a diehard romantic. Eventually the two work out their problems & get their HEA. After all, isn't that what a good romance story demands? I really enjoyed this book. It was the best Harlequin that I have read in a long time. I was so glad to see that this is part of a series. I’m looking forward to the next book coming out in December. I so can't wait to read it. I very highly recommend this book.
Navy SEAL Deacon Murphy's tryst with Ellie Hilliard was white-hot, but quickly forgotten when she met her husband, his best friend, Tom. That was fine by Deacon. As a rule, he avoided making commitments, at least to anything other than the navy.
But when Tom died, Deacon promised that he'd watch over Ellie and her daughter, Pia—not knowing that Pia was actually his, and never expecting that he'd fall for them both in the process.
Ellie is terrified of getting too close to Deacon, and not just because of his high-risk career. Losing Tom was hard enough. If Tom's parents knew the truth about Pia, she could lose them, too—and they're the only family she has left.