Threats coming from every direction and your loved ones to protect? That's when one really finds out what they're capable of.
Five years. That's how long Mandy has been away from home, avoiding Mac Stevens, the Navy SEAL she's been in love with since she was a kid. But since she left, nothing's changed, Mac's life is still in danger if they're together, so she's terrified to get too close to him again when they're both in Hawaii for their friends' wedding. But with the threat to Mandy still out there and potentially VERY close, as well as some very bad Mexican cartel dudes who want Mac and his buddies gone, she'll have to trust him if she's going to make it out alive.
SAFE IN HIS ARMS is the second installment in the Love's Command Series
, and it's a marked improvement over the first book. Action packed with danger from several directions, the focus was on the story instead of the sex this time, and therefore much more enjoyable. However, once again I was perturbed by the use of British spellings of words…from an American writer…with a plot set in Hawaii. "Manoeuvred" and "realise" and "kerb", etc. were in abundance in this story, much to my repeated dismay. But it wasn't always that way…check out this brief convo:
"I guess you'll have to practise--"
"Cause practice makes perfect, huh?"
Mandy was pretty useless as the MC of a book featuring a bunch of SEALS. She screamed, sobbed, whimpered, whined and hyperventilated every chance she got. She did start to redeem herself toward the end, thankfully. I did like Mac a lot; he was personable and capable and attentive. But the BEST part of this book, hands down, was the action packed race for safety that Mandy and Mac went through. It was fast-paced and exciting, and I'm looking forward to the next in this series and hoping that the books continue to improve.
Bottom Line: A better installment in the Love's Command Series
, but there are still several things that'll make you shake your head in dismay. Hoping for more from book 3!