I’ll be honest with you—I’m no hero. Sure, the media tries to brand every Navy SEAL as some kind of Batman dressed in cammies. There’s even a line in one of our cadences: “Superman is the man of steel, he ain’t no match for Navy SEAL.” You’ve seen the movies—we’re infallible, invaluable, invincible. But that night, the one you read about in the papers … all I really wanted to do was get laid.
One harmless fuck with a Curaçao whore, no strings attached. I picked her out of a lineup—wild, dark hair, long legs and a crooked smile. After she sucked me off, I relaxed back onto the creaky, cum-stained cot, thankful for the blissful moments she gave me when I actually forgot for a second the faces of my buddies who died because I made the wrong call, the tears of the children I couldn’t save, and the eyes of the enemies I slaughtered during their last seconds of life.
But before I left, her hazel eyes peered into my soul. She whispered in a distinct Californian accent, “My name is Annie Hamilton. I’m an American citizen. I was kidnapped from a cruise ship five years ago. You’re my last hope. Please save me.”
One desperate plea. This wasn’t a Hollywood blockbuster or a New York Times best-selling thriller. I knew that this time there was no room for excuses, no margin for errors. I had one chance to put the cape on and be her hero.
I expected this book to be dark, gritty, And intense but it was nowhere near as gritty and heart-wrenching as I’d expected it to be. The story was good and I did enjoy it but I feel the subject was rushed and just not nearly as hard-hitting as I wanted it to be. This could have been one of those books that get inside your head and doesn’t leave for days.
I wanted heart pounding intensity of a dark situation, I wanted for me to feel the emotions and fear, pulse racing filled with adrenaline, but no what I got was a dark subject in the back ground and everything wrapped up pretty swiftly.
The characters were kind of one dimensional, I dint find the hotness factor for the hero and the heroine was kind of, I don’t know just there.
The blurb for this book really had me hooked but the plot and story was just ok.