The Only One Who Knows

Intense, intriguing, action packed and a love story, this book has it all and so much more. This was an incredibly well written story that sucked me in and didn’t let me go until the last word was read. The dual story lines of the love between two Navy SEALs and the missions they go out on are meshed together flawlessly. Everything written is totally believable, these authors have done their homework regarding weapons and terminology and the other aspects of the military world and life.

Set in the DADT day of the military, you ache for the guys to be able to be together. Watching as the relationship develops between Lieutenant Commander Josh Walker and Senior Chief David Flint was beautiful and at times heartbreaking. You feel all of their emotions and understand their fears and anxieties. Adding in life threatening military missions makes it a volatile mix.

This story is written so that you know and understand the dynamics, camaraderie and teamwork needed for everyone to come back alive from the mission. Then you throw in a blackmailer who knows about the two of them and the blackmailer throws all of that out the window when he questions Josh’s actions during the mission. You are so worried about what will happen, not only to the careers of both Josh and David but to their love for each other also. You are one hundred percent invested in these characters.

I enjoyed everything about this book and I look forward to reading more stories written by these two authors both individually and together. Hopefully they will write more set in this same world of SEALs and this team in particular.

Book Blurb for The Only One Who Knows

Bravery is being the only one who knows you're afraid.

When Navy SEAL training pushed Lieutenant Josh Walker to his limit, Chief David Flint’s stern heart-to-heart—more like boot-to-ass—helped Josh realize his potential. When the holidays found them alone together and sharing a mutual attraction, they couldn’t help breaking a few regulations. And nearly breaking some furniture in the process.

Years after their short-lived fling, Senior Chief Flint returns to SEAL duty and finds himself under the command of the man he’s never been able to forget: Lieutenant Commander Walker. And Josh hasn’t forgotten David, either. Rules be damned, they can’t keep their hands off each other.

Despite their discretion, another SEAL catches on and threatens to expose their relationship, forcing Josh to bend to a blackmailer’s demands to avoid strife within the team just before a dangerous mission. David is the last man he can confide in…and the first to pick up on Josh’s tightly screwed-down stress.

When a life-or-death decision calls Josh’s leadership into question, coming clean could cost him what he values most. His coveted trident…and the man he loves.

WARNING: Contains a pair of Navy SEALs who don’t like playing by the rules, scorching-hot sex between two Alphas who like to be in charge, cursing as only Navy men can curse, lots of camouflage and badassery in the wilds of North Korea, and enough emotion to sink a battleship.

Night Owl Reviews Feb, 2014 4.50