Gage by Leslie North

Posted November 5, 2022 by Marsha in ARC, Booksprout ARC, Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, Series, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

Danger and desire are an intoxicating mix…

Navy SEAL Gage Jackelson will do anything to solve the murder of his friend… even get half-naked for a romance-novel cover shoot. It doesn’t hurt that the photographer is equally gorgeous and intriguing. But Anna Middleton is a distraction he can’t afford. Could she know more than she’s letting on? He’ll have to get close to her to find out. Really close.

Ever since Gage showed up, Anna’s quiet life has been turned upside down. First, her billionaire boss disappeared after an explosion rocked their office building. Then some decidedly sinister characters started following her. And the smoking-hot SEAL is driving her wild—not that she’s complaining.

She meant to keep their relationship strictly professional. But as they become further entangled in a web of danger, Anna can’t help falling hard. They’ll need to work together to make it through…but will Gage stick around once he’s ensured Anna’s safety?

Titles in the SEAL Team Ten series include — Gage —♥— Scotty —♥— Spencer —♥— Kyle —♥—

This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

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*author’s note* – Gage was originally published as Shooting the SEAL in 2016. This new edition has been re-edited, revitalized, and reimagined.

Title:  Gage
Series:  SEAL Team Ten #1
Author:  Leslie North
Genre:  Romantic Suspense
Published:  November 3, 2022
My Rating:  4.5 stars

Gage begins the SEAL Team Ten series with an explosive story in both emotions, sizzle, and danger.  A member of their team has been killed, in a precise hit-like fashion while they were on a mission.  Now the questions begin, and the rush to find who exactly killed Nick and why begins.  The clues lead to a publishing house and it’s there that Gage first meets Anna, standing in as a male cover model… and with his good looks, it’s a natural second profession, so to speak.

I was drawn into this story from the very start.  It’s an intriguing concept of a SEAL being singled out for assassination while on a mission – which leads to his entire team being suspected of causing his death.  Now they are the ones who need to solve his murder as well as save their own reputations.

I adored Anna.  She’s smart, stubborn, and fully capable of taking care of herself.  The sizzling attraction between Gage and Anna leaps off of the page almost as much as the intense rush to solve Nick’s murder.  There’s danger, sexy times, the comradery between the team members, and a few questionable folks as well.  This is also the style of book where this couple’s story is complete yet I was left with a slight cliffhanger feeling as we get ready to move into the next story and the continuation of the story arc.  I loved it but the style of the ending surprised me a bit.  If anything, it made me anticipate Scotty even more.

I had a blast with Gage, and if you love a well-written, at times gritty, intense Romantic Suspense with believable characters, and steamy as a jungle… then you’re going to love this one.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the author or author’s team via Booksprout. The opinions expressed in this review are my own -good, bad, or indifferent.*

Available for the Kindle as this series is currently in Kindle Unlimited


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