In a world on the brink...
Six men. One sunken Spanish galleon. Millions in gold and silver coins lying on the ocean floor. And a past that refuses to let the guys of Deep Six Salvage forget the Navy SEAL motto: the only easy day was yesterday...
There's more than one kind of treasure...
The nation's security has always been CIA agent Olivia Mortier's top priority. But a mission-gone-wrong has begun to make her wonder if there's more to life than risking hers.
And more than one secret at the bottom of the sea...
Only two things could make Leo Anderson abandon his hunt for the legendary lost ship, La Santa Christina, and return to the world of weapons and warfare he swore to leave behind: a capsule of enriched uranium, lost on the ocean floor, and a plea for assistance from the one woman he can't seem to forget...
Julie Ann Walker has a very unique and quirky voice with her writing. I admit, in her other series Black Knights Inc. it both made me laugh, and it irritated me. There are long inner monologues, that are filled with off the wall pop culture references and cartoon like images. There's outlandish humor in a middle of a serious, deadly scenes, and lust filled thoughts in the middle of an operation about to go bust. BUT, even though this book is riddled with those traits as well, it doesn't irritate me nearly as much here, it was more like seeing an old friend, and laughing at her weirdness, and in an odd way comes addictive.
The characters are well developed, the Deep Six team is full of alpha males, former SEALs, who are fun, jolly, and ready for action at the drop of the hat. They are protective, they care fiercely, and would sacrifice their lives for each other.
The women are not shy, as ready for action as the SEALs, they face the danger by their side, and kick ass when needed.
There are also moments of pure beauty, illustrating the friendship and brotherhood between the Deep Six men.
Olivia and Leo have serious heat, chemistry and attraction between them. They are so hot together, it is sizzling. Amazing how they find the time and opportunity in the midst of all the chaos and danger for intimacy and passion.
The action is deadly, dangerous, and rough. The twists and surprise elements kept the suspense going. The tale is told by several different viewpoints, also by the villains, giving it a well rounded picture of events to come, providing with a nail-biting, threatening moments.
It was a great introduction to the new series, I am truly intrigued, and can't wait for more
~ Four Spoons and a teaspoon on the side
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me