Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Sailing Deep
Author: Noah Harris
Series: Paranormal Shifter – M/M Navy Seal #1
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 169 Pages
Publisher: Noah Harris
Release Date: April 7, 2016
Available at: Amazon
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Blurb: Dylan frowned, “Who are you?” He demanded in a whisper.
“I’ll tell you later. For now, kiss me.”
He hadn’t thought that Blake could get any closer. He was wrong. Blake’s body seemed to melt against his, relaxing so that every curve, every line, every inch, was pressed together. He could feel it through the layers of clothing. When Blake kissed him this time, it was strangely slow. He captured Dylan’s lips and held them with a firm tenderness that made Dylan’s head spin. It had been so long since he had kissed anyone. It had been so long since he had been this close to anyone. He had forgotten what it felt like.
Dylan’s mission: assist his Navy SEAL team as they infiltrate enemy territory and gather Intel on the new shifter pack called the Shadow Pack through distant observation.
Blake’s mission: infiltrate and live within the Shadow Pack and gather any useful information and data from the inside as one of them.
One is a SEAL, and the other is a spy. Their missions were never supposed to cross, yet one fateful accident during a full moon intertwines their fates. Dylan finds himself in the middle of the Shadow Pack and under the charade that he’s Blake’s mate. They must learn to live and work together, or risk exposing both of their covers, and Dylan’s team. Blake is charming, flirty, cocky, and irritating; yet Dylan finds himself strangely drawn to the man. Blake’s strength of will and patience are put to the test, but Blake is patient, and he’s not willing to give up so easily.
Review: No surprise, I love me some alpha males, and especially military ones, at that. Add in a little paranormal, wolf shifters in particular, and I am all yours. Before I say anything about the story, first let me just point out this amazing cover. The cover alone made me want to read this book. Kudos to the artist, and to author for snagging a winner.
I loved Blake. He is sneaky, brilliant, and adorable. He is always smiling and has a great big heart. I loved almost everything about him…and he wasn’t even the Navy SEAL. He’s considered a little geeky, which is more for his undercover gig, but still…..he is not the military alpha male I expected to fall for. How is it possible that I fell for the non-alpha partner in this book?
Dylan is the SEAL who accidentally lets his wolf get away from him and tumbles into the enemy camp. Fortunately, Blake recognizes him and is able to minimize the compromising of his cover by claiming Dylan is his mate coming for a surprise visit. Dylan is thrown into a frenzy of “what the hell did I get myself into” while trying not be attracted to the hottie, Blake, who won’t stop nibbling on his lips and running his hands all over his body. And it seems like Blake knows something more than he is sharing with Dylan. Hmmm…
I liked this story. It’s cute, it’s funny, and it’s sexy. It was also a little slow at the beginning and it took me a moment to get my feet under me. However, once I was able to figure out what was what, I just sat back and let it play out. I enjoyed, and even preferred, that it ended on a “happy for now” as the guys really needed more time to become more than that. It appears that this might be the first book in a series, and if that’s the case, than I look forward to seeing what’s going to happen next.
Overall Impression: I liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*