SEAL's Beautiful Thief
Sentinel Security Book One
by Leslie North
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 02 Dec 2021 | Archive Date 07 Dec 2021
Will a thief’s daughter steal his heart?
If it’s not by the book, former Navy SEAL Maxwell Peters isn’t interested. He’s a rule-following kind of guy. Falling for investigator Violet Schroeder—the daughter of an infamous jewel thief—is definitely against his rules.
When Violet asks to partner with Maxwell on his latest security gig aboard a cruise, Maxwell resists. He doesn’t know if he can trust her, even if she is the best person for the job. But no one knows jewels and how to steal them better than Violet, and when she reveals her father might be on the one targeting the cruise, Maxwell reluctantly agrees to let her come.
For years, Violet has wanted to catch her father after he cruelly betrayed her. Now, she’s finally got a chance. All she has to do is play a hot Navy SEAL’s fake wife and not get distracted. Easy, right? But her growing attraction to Maxwell is something Violet didn’t count on. Soon, their pretend kisses aren’t so pretend, and a future with Maxwell is seeming like everything she never knew she wanted.
When the job turns deadlier than either of them anticipated, will he be able to trust her with the mission—and his heart?
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Maxwell Peters is by the book, and follows each and every rule, and for him having to work with Violet Schroeder is problematic. Ex con and now investigator Violet knows how to work exactly how to work in the shadows, she now uses her skills for good. After her father's cruel betrayal, Violet finally has the chance to be the one to catch him by pairing up undercover with Maxwell on a security gig on a cruise ship. As the job becomes more difficult and dangerous their relationship begins to change. This was a great read, and I struggled to put it down. Each of the characters were enjoyable to read about, they didn't have a massively overcomplicated back story and nor were they flat. I enjoyed reading about the changes in their relationships and how they progressed through the book. I received an advanced copy of the SEAL's Beautiful Thief from netgalley for review.
This is the first in the Sentinel Security Books and a great start to the series. This is the story of Max, a former Navy SEAL and Valerie, an ex-thief who is currently working on contract with Sentinel Security which Max owns with his other two partners. Max and Valerie are complete opposites. He being a strict, by the books kind of guy, while she likes to bend the rules more often than not. They both go on an assignment together undercover as husband and wife. He doesn't really trust Valerie because of her criminal background, but she is reformed and determined to prove it. As they work together, the sparks fly and the attraction grows. As their investigation progresses, so does the danger. This story definitely kept me intrigued and turning the pages to find out what happens next. A very well-written story that was entertaining and kept my interest till the end. I received a complimentary copy from Netgalley and am voluntarily leaving my review.