Hidden Agendas (Tempting SEALs) Mass Market Paperback – June 26, 2007
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From the Back Cover
SAVING LIVES IS HIS MISSION.
Tough-as-nails Navy SEAL Kell Kreiger is the best there is at searching, rescuing, and taking no prisoners…yet even the rush of ever-more dangerous missions isn't enough to satisfy him. Haunted by a tortured past, Kell seeks distraction in a secret world of dark intimacies. But when Emily Stanton, the one ray of light in Kell's shadowy existence, is pursued by a ruthless drug lord, the rules of the game suddenly change―and Kell will have to go deeper undercover than he ever imagined...
SAVING HER IS HIS PASSION.
Emily has loved Kell ever since her father, a prominent politician, rescued him from a brutal life on the streets. They were kids then, too young to act on what was growing between them…but now that Emily is ready, the handsome, headstrong SEAL has decided he's no good for her. Ever since he rescued her from Diego Fuentes' compound, Kell's only duty has been to keep Emily safe. But Fuentes isn't finished with Emily―or Kell. And to protect Emily, Kell has no choice but to lay himself―body, soul, and secrets―bare…and fight against evil with all his heart.
"Leigh's pages explode with a hot mixture of erotic pleasures."
―Romantic Times BOOKreviews
- Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks; 1st edition (June 26, 2007)
- Language : English
- Mass Market Paperback : 352 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0312939930
- ISBN-13 : 978-0312939939
- Item Weight : 5.8 ounces
- Dimensions : 4.15 x 1.06 x 6.74 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #374,987 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Navy SEAL team code named Durango Team has been tasked with protecting Senator Stanton and his daughter Emily from the latest threat posed by drug cartel kingpin Diego Fuentes. But playing bodyguard to the adventurous Emily is tricky when just keeping up with this hellion is a full-time task!
Enter Lieutenant Kell Krieger. He has known the Stantons for years, and watched Emily for most of that time between missions. Being assigned to personally protect Emily guarantees he'll be in close contact with the aspiring writer 24/7, but she'll not find it as easy to scare Krieger off as she did all of her previous bodyguards. He knows what makes her tick, understands her frustrations, and intends to show her how to spread her wings while keeping her pretty little butt safe from all threats. Still, the capable SEAL finds the Senator's daughter more than a handful, and her mere presence menaces his normally unshakeable control.
He just needs to keep her safe until Durango Team uncovers the mole who has been feeding information to Fuentes and has demanded Emily's death. But keeping his heart safe from Emily proves to be the real challenge...
Okay, I will admit it up front. I am a fool for sexy Cajun men, and Navy SEAL Lieutenant Kell Krieger tops my list of men fitting that description! Lora Leigh's fourth installment in her Tempting Seals series continues the ongoing saga of the Durango Team's mission to defeat the evil Diego Fuentes and the drug cartel leader's continuing attempts to retaliate against the SEALs and their loved ones for the battles they've already won against him. This series captivated me from book one, and Hidden Agendas further entrenches my love for these hunky SEALs!
Emily embodies the poor little rich girl type heroine, having been held captive by a life a privilege, denied the freedoms enjoyed by most due to the dangers surrounding the daughter of a man in her father's position as a Senator and ex-SEAL agent himself. She bucks against his control and the stifling presence of the revolving door of bodyguards he saddles her with. While most of us have not grown up in her specific situation, it is still easy to identify with her as a woman who is fighting for her independence.
Kell is the perfect hero for Emily. Having suffered unbearable tragedy in his past, he is a man who needs a woman who can stand by his side, not behind him. While certainly he tops the list of Alpha Males, he is strong enough to allow his woman her independence she needs and freedom to determine her own destiny. Indeed, he bolsters her courage and determination to stand up for herself, winning her heart and locking their souls together forever in the process.
If you loved the suspenseful storylines in the previous Tempting Seals editions, then you will be gratified to know that Hidden Agendas is fraught with just as many twists as the stories that preceded it! Leigh managed to throw me some curve balls, and kept me sitting on the edge of my seat until I turned the very last page.
Of course, while the story wraps up some of the mysteries, the author leaves plenty of room for sequels, which I am itching to get my greedy little book loving hands on!
This series knocked my socks off from book one, delivering all of the sexual intensity you expect in a Lora Leigh book, coupled with the sweet romance and happy ending she can always be relied on for.
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Top reviews from other countries
Brought up by Senator Stanton, Kell is a magnet for trouble, and a bad boy from his head to the tips of his toes. And even though he doesn't realise it, he is in love with Emily Stanton, the Senator's only daughter. And it looks like she's grown up enough for Kell to make his move....
...from a lapdance that burns the pages, to the sweet sharing of emotions, the adventures of the sexiest team of SEALS to a pure and simple battle of good vs evil, this was a rollicking good read! The sex scenes were numerous and hot (as per most of Ms Leigh's novels), although there did seem to be more romance in these rather than majorly hot and dirty sex!
Wish I could give it 4.5 stars because it was a great read. Now I just have to hold on til Tanner's Scheme comes out next month - now THAT I reckon is gonna be a 5* plus!!
The plot had a lot of potential but I do think that it could have been better conveyed. The dialogue is a bit ropey and I didn't feel that either character had a well developed voice. Shannon McKenna does it so much better - better conveyed plots, fantastic dialogue and sex scenes that further the plot along. Not to mention some fantastic alpha males.
Despite Lora Leigh's annoying style, I do feel curious about what happens to Ian in the next one, but I will have to give it a year or so before I can face to read it.
One thing - the lapdance in the beginning was a piece of genius. If you don't blush too I'd be very surprised...