The Navy SEAL's Christmas Bride by Cora Seton
Series: Heroes of Chance Creek #4
Genres: Military Romance
It’s Christmas time at Crescent Hall, but don’t expect peace, harmony and goodwill among men. When Mason Hall and his wife, Regan, invite their friends to stay for the holidays, sparks fly in an epic battle of the sexes, military style!
Navy SEAL Dan Hemmins goes head to head with soldier Sarah Metlin to prove once and for all that woman can’t possibly qualify for an elite branch of the military, but when Sarah proves she’s not just one of the most qualified warriors he’s ever met, she’s also one of the smartest and sexiest, too, he’ll do whatever it takes to get close to her, even if he has to challenge her to another contest…or three…or five!
You could not have put two more dominant personalities together if you tried! Navy SEAL Dan Hemmins and soldier Sarah Metlin are at each other’s throats from the word go. You can feel the sexual tension that these two put off and they try everything under the sun to one up each other. They even go so far as to prove they can bath together and not be affected in any way.
“Too chicken to try it out? I should have guessed.” Why did the hazel-eyed, dark haired woman grab his attention so effectively? She didn’t have the long, thick tresses he usually was drawn to. Her curls were short enough for active duty. Her eyes were expressive, her lips full enough to be sensuous, but he knew damn well that under her cable-knit sweater would be muscles, not the full curves he liked so much.
Although she was pretty curvy.
“I’m not chicken.”
The clipped tone of her voice brought his gaze up to meet hers. Damn, had she caught him speculating about her body?
“It wouldn’t be fair,” Ella spoke up. “Her racing against you.”
“Why—because she’s just a girl?” He couldn’t have asked for a better setup. Sarah wouldn’t be able to ignore him now. He could see the flare of resentment in her eyes, coupled with a tightening of her mouth that told him she didn’t want to hurt Ella’s feelings by snapping at her.
“I’m not just a girl. I’m a soldier and I’m every bit as fast as you.”
This novella is a quick but fun read. It is a great way to spend the holidays with the Halls and see what everyone is up to. Throw in some friends and you have the perfect holiday. I love when the guys have to run around the house (outside in the cold) in the buff. It is awesome and the remarks the women make is just priceless.
“A kiss under the mistletoe if I win.”
Sarah chewed slowly. Swallowed. “And if you lose?”
“Name your penalty.” He was enjoying this all too much. He hoped she’d ask for a kiss, too, but doubted it.
“You run a loop around the Hall naked.”
A chorus of whoops filled the dining room. “Now we’re talking!” Zane guffawed. “Mothers, cover your daughters’ eyes!”
“Don’t worry—there won’t be any nudity,” Dan said. “I’m not the one who’s going to lose. Sorry to disappoint you, sweetheart.”
“We’ll see about that, pretty boy.” Sarah looked unconvinced.