Since I love the Black Knights Inc. series by Julie Ann Walker, I was excited to find a new series of hot alpha heroes by the same author. Ms. Walker did not disappoint in this first novel of her Deep Six series. Hell or High Water sets the scene on a private island off the Keys of Florida, introduces us to the group of former SEALs, their new salvaging venture, and then sails us off into action, adventure, and romance. The main hero of this story is Leo Anderson or “LT” to his teammates. He has done his duty for the country and now wants to continue the family search for a legendary sunken ship along with his SEAL team friends. That was the plan until agent Olivia Mortier arrives on the island hoping to pull Leo and his former SEAL team into a mission of national security. Leo and Olivia have crossed paths before. Their unspoken attraction now flashes into a burning inferno in which they both may get burned.
Hell or High Water has characters that are mouthwatering, (really no doubt we are talking ex-Navy SEALs) and a story plot that is full of action, danger, romance, and terrorists to create a page-turning adventure. The hero and heroine are both strong characters with dangerous jobs and agendas that intrigues you from the get go. Oh and skillsets….all the Deep Six men have their own unique set of skills and personalities that I can’t wait to see more of in the future stories. The romance simmers into a blazing affair sure enough to heat up the reader and the plot will keep you up reading all night. Great start to a new series from Julie Ann Walker and I can’t wait to see who will bring the romance in the next story.
In a world on the brink
Six men. One sunken Spanish galleon. Millions in gold and silver coins lying on the ocean floor. And a past that refuses to let the guys of Deep Six Salvage forget the Navy SEAL motto: the only easy day was yesterday...
There's more than one kind of treasure
The nation's security has always been CIA agent Olivia Mortier's top priority. But a mission-gone-wrong has begun to make her wonder if there's more to life than risking hers.
And more than one secret at the bottom of the sea
Only two things could make Leo Anderson abandon his hunt for the legendary lost ship, La Santa Christina, and return to the world of weapons and warfare he swore to leave behind: a capsule of enriched uranium, lost on the ocean floor, and a plea for assistance from the one woman he can't seem to forget...