Too Far Gone

Ellie Stuart is grateful to Navy Seal Sean Harlan for providing her a place to live along with her three boys.  He doesn't mind coming over to fix things around the house and her kids absolutely adore him.  Ellie has not been eager to get into another relationship after a failed marriage, but she's painfully aware of her the deep attraction she feels towards Sean.  Sean admires Ellie's beauty and quiet strength and really enjoys spending time with her sons, but knows things can go no further.  He enjoys women but has one rule - never to get involved with a woman who has children.  He's not out to hurt anyone and knows that he is unable to commit to just one woman.  When both explosively admit that there can be nothing between them, Ellie's like takes a horrible turn. 
Frantic with worry and frustration, she stands helplessly as someone kidnaps her kids and she has no choice but to turn to her friend, Sean for help.  Angry and determined to help save her children, Sean takes leave and focuses on the task at hand.  This entire experience is stressful, but as they both get caught up into the violence and mystery of what’s going on, Sean and Ellie soon realize that they can no longer hide how they feel.
Too Far Gone is like a roller coaster filled with loops of suspense, hills of passion, and plenty of action at the turns to keep you on the edge of your seat.  This book is a continuing saga from Don't Let Go, but this book can definitely stand alone.  Ms. Melton expertly plots this tale easily from one scene to the next, and I can almost see it as a movie on the big screen.  She is quite talented in making the reader believe everything she's scripted and ropes you in so that it's literally impossible to stop until the very end. The reader has seen a few of the cast before and they're integral to the overall success of the story; the reader will feel the evil of the villains who round out the characters.  Sean is an alpha that you love and want to know a little better.  His determination is fiercely attractive.  Ellie's strong will and attentiveness is wonderful to behold and you know that these two can't figure it out, but they are definitely made for each other. The only question is whether they'll give in to those emotions before it's too late. For those of you who haven't read any of Marliss Melton's books, you're missing a tasty treat, and this one's no exception.  If you want to read a book filled with emotion, depth and excitement, go out to get this one today!  I promise you're going to love it!

Book Blurb for Too Far Gone

Ellie Stuart's life ended the day her children were stolen from her. Driving on a Virginia backroad, Ellie was ambushed by two men who violently pulled her from her car and drove off with her three sons inside. Devastated, Ellie begs the police to bring her babies home. But the authorities wonder if this stressed-out single mom may not be telling the whole truth about what happened that day...

Navy SEAL Sean Harlan agrees to help Ellie find her children, but vows to keep their relationship professional. He's got no room in his life for a woman and her kids--no matter how beautiful she is, or how desperate their situation. But when a sinister organization begins pulling strings behind the scenes, the investigation suddenly targets Sean. Can he and Ellie rescue her children and save themselves? Or are they already...



Daughter of a U.S. foreign officer, Golden Heart and RITA finalist Marliss Melton enjoyed a unique childhood growing up overseas. Following college, Marliss pursued her dream of publishing while teaching high school English and Spanish. Her husband, a warfare technology specialist, is her real-life hero. She juggles two teenage boys, three stepchildren, a baby girl, and an adjunct teaching position at the College of William and Mary. Her website is

Night Owl Reviews Nov, 2008 5.00