The Navy Seal's E-Mail Order Bride by Cora Seton
Series: Heroes of Chance Creek
Genres: Military Romance
Mason Hall, Navy SEAL, knows all about difficult assignments, but his current mission is one for the record books. Not only must he find a wife—and get her pregnant—or forfeit the ranch his family has prized for generations, he must also convince his three brothers to marry, too—before the year is up. Who knew one city girl and three wayward brothers could put up such a fight?
Regan Anderson can’t wait any longer to meet Mr. Right, so she’s taken matters into her own hands. She’s quit her job, given up her nice apartment and undergone all the preliminary appointments to prepare for artificial insemination. Still, becoming a single mother is daunting, so when she spots Mason’s Wife Wanted ad on the Internet one night, she’s ready for a few laughs. She’s sure the ad must be fake, but when Mason answers back, she soon finds herself wanting more than a long distance relationship.
If Mason can just keep her talking until he makes it home from Afghanistan, he’s sure he can convince Regan he’s her man. But when he whisks her off for a trial run in Chance Creek, they’re in for an unpleasant surprise. The ranch is in ruins, the house has been stripped, and they’re going to have to work day and night to beat Mason’s deadline to win it back.
Can two strangers pull together against all odds? Or is this mission doomed to fail?
Navy SEALS need I really say more? There is just something that is so hot about them! The Navy SEAL’s E-mail Order Bride was actually the very first Cora Seton book I read and I really enjoyed it. Mason Hall has so many responsibilities and the biggest at the moment is getting back the ranch his family lost after his father’s death. Thanks to his Aunt Heloise he and his brothers have a chance to do just that. The problem is they have to get married by a particular date. Well how do four soldiers find wives? Through the internet of course! Mason places ads for himself and his three brothers telling them they can change their ads if they want to.
Regan looked down, then back at him and realized her mistake. V-neck T-shirt, bending over the laptop to search behind it. “A gentleman would have looked away.”
“I’m no gentleman,” Mason said.
Mason has a plan to logical go through each of the women’s responses and find one that is a good fit. He didn’t count on Regan Anderson! Regan answers Mason’s ad one night while having a little too much to drink and watching too much Jane Austen. Instead of a picture of herself she sends one of her ankle. Mason finds it funny but plans on deleting the message and moving on. However he can’t and so he replies. That begins their relationship and soon they are Skyping and e-mailing back and forth. Mason has Regan in the running for a wife while she has other plans. Once he leaves the Navy he heads out to meet Regan and convince her to give it a try.
When he mock growled at her, she shrieked and ran away. Mason gave chase, hooked her around the waist and toppled her to the ground, cushioning her fall, but straddling her just the same when she was down.
“Now I’ve got you.”
“Yes, you have,” she agreed happily. When he bent to ravish her, she gave herself up to it willingly and ten minutes later she was breathless, her clothing awry and her heart pounding. No one had ever affected her like Mason did. Whenever he was close, every nerve in her body came alive, longing for him.
I have to hand it to Regan, if I had seen the state of the ranch along with the gazillion other issues I would have ran for the hills. The romance between Mason and Regan is charming and simply wonderful. They connected as friends first, making each other laugh and finding common ground. Then they meet and their hormones know what they want. They come together to try and build the life that they both want and while they are working against the odds they do it so well!
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