I saw the author's name - Suzanne Brockmann - on the shelf & I grabbed the book. I love her work. When I opened the book, I realized it was just a compilation of two of her previous books - "Prince Joe", & "Forever Blue". Been there, done that, read it. My bad.
Just recently discovered Suzanne Brockmann's Navy Seal series and love every one. Even though each book stands alone, it is enjoyable to go back to the beginning of the series with these 2 books to keep everyone in context.
Love Brockmann's books! This series centering around Navy SEALS is awesome! Fantastic stories--fast-paced & full of steamy romance. Very good stories & fun to have 2 books in one! :) Highly recommend!!!
Media consultant Veronica St. John has been hired to teach a rugged navy SEAL to impersonate a European prince who has been targeted by terrorists. But one conversatuon and Veronica knows there's no way she can turn streetwise New Yorker Joe Catalanotto into nobility. Joe, on th eother hand, is confident he's got what it takes to complete his mission. Two days isn't a lot of time to get the job done....but it's just enough time to fall inlove.
Lucy Tait has fantaasized aboiut Blue McCoy since high school. With the navy SEAL back in town, nothing's changed.....except that Lucy's a police officer and Blue's been charged with murder. As the investigation heats up, so does their relationshiup. Now they're working to save Blue's future - before they lose their hearts.
This is a re-release of Brockmann' earlier book. I believe Prince Joe was the first Navy SEAL story Brockmann wrote.
Prince Joe was okay. It was actually very slow and I keep wishing there were more scenes of Veronica doing her stuff. Instead she ended up being the pretty background girl which isn't how her role started. She was a great character and this story gave some great background to what happened to Frisco. Joe was a bit annoying with his repeated accusation that Veronica was slumming it by being with him. For the amount of time he spent saying Veronica was an aristocrat, nothing in the story or Veronica's demeanor showed that. In the story she was actually very down to earth. There are a of romantic misses which was a bit frustrating. But it was still a decent story.
Forever Blue was a better story, very fast paced and a little bit different. But you have to suspend your reality belief for a bit because there is no way a murder investigator will share a place with a suspect. Other than that, it was a good story. I absolutely loved Lucy. She was such a awesome "go-to" girl, completely opposite of what Veronica was in Joe's story. She definitely was not background fluff but totally active in the action. Blue was awesome with her. Again you have to suspend disbelief a bit, even in the end when you get a full confession, but it was such a fun read.
Worthwhile read. I haven't read the whole series, maybe halfway through and looking forward to it.