It was just supposed to be one night of no-strings-attached fun, but now Sofia Popov has become the center of former Navy SEAL Ian Campbell’s life. Sofia turns out to be the teacher of Ian’s teen son, Gavin—the same teacher who meets him in the hospital when Gavin suffers a seizure at school.
And he’s not the only teen who’s landed in the hospital. Ian is already formulating a plan to make those responsible pay when Sofia drops a bombshell: she’s pregnant.
Sofia’s in way over her head—not only with Ian but also with a dangerous cartel that wants her silenced. While the police don’t take her concerns seriously, Ian’s private investigation firm does. And that’s a good thing because this cartel wants to shut her up. Permanently.
She doesn’t think twice when Ian offers her a safe place to stay. Now it’s up to Ian’s private investigation firm to get to the bottom of things to protect the teens of San Diego—and the woman who’s winning Ian’s heart.
Titles in the Bronte Security Services series (trilogy) include — SEAL’s Pregnant One Night Stand —♥— SEAL’s Fake Girlfriend —♥— SEAL’s Beautiful Ex —♥—
This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.
Title: SEAL’s Pregnant One Night Stand
Series: Bronte Security Services #1
Author: Leslie North
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense
Published: July 14, 2022
My Rating: 4.5 stars
SEAL’s Pregnant One Night Stand begins the Bronte Security Services series (trilogy) with an intense story full of danger, intrigue, passion… and perhaps the kind of love that lasts a lifetime.
Sofia and Ian were each back-ups for a friend’s first Tinder date meeting, and as it turned out they hit it off just as much as their friends did – enough to give them one night of passion that neither really expected to go any further. Fate steps in when Ian’s 14-year-old son, Gavin, has a seizure at school and his chemistry teacher, Sofia, accompanies him to the hospital. But Gavin’s seizure is the result of tampered drugs and suddenly a bad situation turns worse. And to add to the intrigue, Sofia is pregnant and while surprised, Ian doesn’t deny it and might even get the chance for those childhood “firsts” that he missed by being deployed when Gavin was a baby. Unfortunately, the cartel is involved with those drugs and now Sofia’s life is in very real danger.
Gavin is going through those wretched teen years, yet even though his parents are divorced and he’s staying with his dad, for now, he’s chafing at the rules and protectiveness of his father. Especially after the stunt with the drugs and the seizure. Gavin’s portrayal of that annoyed not quite a full teen yet was so on the mark. Snarly one moment, perfectly polite the next, then back to the surly brat once again. Ian has no real clue how to deal with his son, and frankly, he’s making mistakes that will come back to haunt him.
I adored Sofia. She’s smart, determined, a bit stubborn, and has a heart that’s wide open to these two males in her life. She knows how to get the information she needs, and her actions put her squarely in the crosshairs of members of the cartel.
Ian is all Alpha. He’s falling for Sofia, beyond the baby, but doesn’t always know how to get that fact across to her. He is a protector, and sometimes he forgets that people need more than his protection they need emotion as well. The sizzling chemistry between Ian and Sofia is off the charts. The danger to Sofia is very real and very close.
SEAL’s Pregnant One Night Stand delivers a sexy, lifetime romance unfolding in the midst of emotions on high alert and vile villains making their move. I enjoyed every moment in this world and will be picking up the next story as soon as possible. If you love a solid, good romantic suspense with believable characters, definitely steamy moments, some danger, and a couple to root for then you’ll want to get started on the Bronte Security Services series right now.
*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. I was not financially compensated for this review and no expectation of a positive review was promised.*
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