Former Navy SEAL Seth Jacobsen has been hired to find the kidnapped infant of billionaire Trent Caldwell. Tracking down the baby is easy. Getting the little one away from the sassy and beautiful nurse looking after her? Not so much. Seth doesn’t understand how she can be so warm and affectionate one moment, and so cold the next. But he can’t deny, there’s something about her he just can’t resist…
Chelsea Andrews refuses to back down. A mysterious stranger hired her to look after a baby, and nobody is going to get in the way of her doing her job. As far as she’s concerned, men like Seth are one thing… Trouble. And despite their growing attraction, she isn’t about to give her virginity away to just anyone—even if he is tall, muscular, and unbearably handsome.
When they’re forced to work together to return the kidnapped infant, Chelsea realizes there’s more to this gruff alpha male than meets the eye. Could he be the man she’s been waiting for?
This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.
Title: The SEAL’s Virgin Lover
Series: Denver Men #2
Author: Leslie North
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Published: April 27, 2023 (original 2014)
My Rating: 4.5
The SEAL’s Virgin Lover is the second novel in the Denver Men series, and it is definitely fast-paced and heart-wrenching as the search for a kidnapped newborn kicks into high gear.
Seth is friends with Trent, the baby’s father, and as he and his partner arrived at the hospital to give their congratulations the reality of the situation had them immediately involved in the search for baby Faith. They were part of a security company that handled the hard cases just like this so it was natural to just step into professional mode when needed. They soon learned two things. They were sure of the man behind the kidnapping, Trent’s enemy… and they knew who was now taking care of the baby, Chelsea. The one thing they didn’t know was if she was part of the kidnapping plot… or if she was just as innocent as the baby in this chaotic situation.
Seth’s and Chelsea’s chemistry is off the charts at their first meeting which was certainly not within the daily care of a newborn. The danger is very real as Seth removes Chelsea and the baby from the hideout location into the unknown with danger hot on their heels. Chelsea isn’t about to trust this stranger with the baby, and at first, will fight him in every way possible. As the reality of their situation becomes clear she must pick a side to trust, and against all logic she’ll follow Seth… for now.
This story is full of danger, action, passion, and sizzle as Chelsea and Seth work together to save baby Faith and avoid the men after them. I was drawn into their story quickly and didn’t intend to put the book down until the end. I loved their banter, and after the main danger had passed, the way they both finally acknowledged the emotions building between them… beyond those steamy moments. If you love your romance full of fast-paced dangerous situations, a couple that fits together, and a chance to watch two unlikely people fall in love quickly but believably, then you’ll want to pick up this one soon.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the author or author’s team via Booksprout, and I sincerely thank them for their trust. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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