While out on a reconnaisance mission, an explosion changes Brody's life forever. With a deep connection to the sea, Brody's moods are reflected in the waves, and his dolphin friends as well. Having been discharged by the military for reasons unknown to him, Brody lives a simple life as he was told to do, which involves regular check ups from the military. Except they've passed it on, and when the sexy and smart CIA agent, Rayna turns up at his door he's instantly attracted to her, but more than that he's angered by her. Having been approached by a man called Joe Smith, Brody takes a job that makes him fall off the government's radar, a job protecting people. When one of those people turns out to be Rayna's sister, the two of them are forced back together...and on a boat there are only so many places that they can run from the attraction between them.
Wow I loved this book. It was one of those that I read in one sitting (which I think says a lot about how good it was) and drew me in right from the word go. Interestingly the paranormal elements played a relatively minor role, though it would have been impossible for the events in the book to happen at all without them, meaning that they were important to the story.
I loved the relationship between Rayna and Brody. There was an antagonistic edge to it at first, but the pair of them cooled that as they got to know each other. It did help that they were both attracted to each other as well, meaning that there was that underlying the whole situation. When they acted on that attraction, the chemistry really flew between them, and it was a relief! What I really liked though was the fact that neither of them said 'I love you'. I hate it when characters say it too soon (which a lot do) and in this case they didn't, meaning I had a lot more belief for their relationship.
I really didn't like Rayna's sister Margarita though! She was the typical spoilt brat, and you could feel the various characters getting annoyed at her, as was I to be honest. But that was all part of the story, and when the whole truth of why she needed protection came out, I was slightly surprised, though she was the kind of character that would act like that.
I really enjoyed By Sea, I liked the characters and the journey that they took, and am definitely going to keep an eye out for the future installments in the series!
Title: By Sea
Series: Supernatural Renegades # 1
Author: Carly Fall
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Carly Fall
Cover by: PJ Friel
Editor: Madison Seidler
Date Published: 11 October 2014
When the mysterious Joe Smith approaches him with an incredible job offer, Brody thinks it’s too good to be true. His life-saving need and his desire to be near the ocean while earning a living are rolled into one perfect job.
Rayna Lopez lives a quiet life as she tries to climb her way up the CIA ladder, always in fear the government will learn of her family lineage. When her father asks for help getting her famous and belligerent half-sister out of trouble, Rayna reluctantly agrees to travel with her and they board a yacht where they will be protected.
Brody and Rayna realize they’ve met before, and despite a significant lack of trust between them, they face an attraction neither can deny. As they fight to keep Rayna’s sister alive, lies are revealed and secrets are told. They must both learn to trust each other, and—if they live through their voyage—figure out what to do about their whirlwind romance.
She glanced over at Brody again, and he motioned her to follow him. She caught up with him, and they swam together, the sun warming her back. When they were out of range from Margarita and Jason, Brody laced his fingers with hers.
Rayna looked up and saw they were headed for the caves. Katie had said the fish inhabiting them were different, and Rayna looked forward to the exploration.
As they entered the cave, the light waned, but Rayna caught movement out of the corner of her eye. She turned to see a thin, dark, four-foot long fish emerge from the darkness. She gasped and grabbed Brody’s arm as the fish swam out of the cave.
Rayna lifted her head, and Brody did the same.
“That was a barracuda,” he said after removing his mouthpiece.
“That thing was huge!” Rayna exclaimed, her heart still pounding with fear.
Brody chuckled and pulled her close to him, removing his mask, and then hers. “Is Ms. Hot CIA afraid of a little fish?”
Rayna laced her arms around his neck, thankful the ocean gave them such buoyancy. “Yes,” she murmured, as he peppered her neck with slow kisses.
“Don’t worry about him,” Brody whispered, his voice barely audible over the waves lapping at the rocks in the cave. “Barracudas don’t like humans. He has no desire to nibble on your toes. Now on the other hand, I’m a different story. I want to lick, suck, and nibble every inch of you. If there’s anything you should worry about, it’s me.”
Rayna laughed despite the bolts of heat coursing through her. Her heart still pounded, but she knew it was from Brody’s touch, not fear. His lips met hers in slow exploration.
“So I should actually be worried about my Captain who has promised to protect me?” she teased.
“Oh, yes, Rayna,” he whispered in her ear. “You should be very worried about what I plan to do with you.
By Sea has been described as "amazing and suspense filled storyline about betrayal, government secrets and finding love."
Renegade by Styx
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Little Lies Fleetwood Mac
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AC/DC Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
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She loves to laugh, thinks chocolate and wine should be considered their own food group, and wishes Christmas happened twice a year.
She is the author of the award winning and Amazon best selling series, the Six Saviors, as well as paranormal and contemporary romance.
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