Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Review Tour + #Giveaway: The Angel and the SEAL by Petie McCarty @authorpetie @GoddessFish



The Angel and the SEAL
by Petie McCarty
GENRE: Romantic Suspense


BLURB:

The Angel and the SEAL . . . a cozy mystery with romantic suspense from the Mystery Angel Romances series. An angel hidden in every book waiting for you to figure out who . . .

Navy SEAL Sean MacKay's teammate is murdered after stealing a deadly nerve-gas formula from Syrian terrorists. Naval Intelligence believes MacKay's teammate was a traitor and shipped the stolen formula to his sister in the states for safekeeping. MacKay is given orders to find the sister before the terrorists do and to retrieve the stolen formula at all costs. 

Foreclosure looms for Cory Rigatero as she fights to keep her rustic resort near Mt. St. Helens afloat after her brother deserted her to join the SEAL Teams. Cory's whole world dives into a tailspin when Sean MacKay shows up at her resort with the news of her brother's death and the wild suspicion her brother may have sent her traitorous classified documents. No way will Cory trust MacKay -- the man who once seduced her and then vanished into the night without a trace.


Excerpt:


A scream ripped through the air.

Mac jerked his head up in time to see the end of the dock collapse—with Cory in the middle of it—and Vern streaking for the water. The black Lab galloped out of the rear garden, barking his fool head off.

Mac vaulted from the tractor and had his feet under him before he grabbed his next breath. Panic put wings to his feet. Cory hadn’t bobbed up by the time Vern reached the collapsed end of the dock. The old man disappeared beneath the surface, and Garth perched at the end of the sagging dock, barking his complaints.

Dear God, not Cory. Don’t let anything happen to my Cory.

Mac’s feet left the lakeshore on a dead run, and he sliced into the water, stroking before he completely submerged. A handful of power strokes and he reached the spot where Vern had gone down. Mac dove under to find the old man red-faced and struggling to hold his breath while he heaved on a dock piling that had toppled over and pinned Cory’s legs to the lake bottom. In the crystal-clear water, Vern’s eyes had gone wide with fright. Cory monitored his approach but lay limp and had ceased to struggle.

Smart girl. Conserve your air.

Two dock boards remained pinned to the collapsed piling and framed her lithe body like the sides of a coffin. He stroked to her side, put his shoulder under the closest dock board, and prayed it would hold tight to the piling as Mac pressed upward with all his might. Thank God, Vern saw what he intended, and though short on air himself, the old caretaker scooted around and tugged Cory free from beneath the piling.

Mac waited until they were well and clear before he dropped the mass to the lake bottom. His heart jolted hard when he saw Vern go limp. He had nothing left.

Mac wrapped one arm around the caretaker and the other around Cory and pushed hard for the surface, thankfully but a few feet up. Mac managed to hold both their heads above water and kicked hard for shore. Garth howled and whined as he paced the length of what remained of the collapsed dock. Mac dragged both bodies up and out of the water the minute his feet found purchase on the lake bottom, then he laid them both out on the sandy shore. Vern rolled to his knees and began to cough and hack.

Mac crouched over Cory lying limply on her side, her eyes closed. He detected a weak heartbeat when he laid two fingers to her throat and leaned his cheek close to check for breathing. Hearing only his own labored breathing, he tugged her chin down with a thumb and stuck a finger into her mouth, intent on clearing an air passage.

Teeth clamped hard on his finger.

“Yeow!” He managed to yank the entire digit free.

“Well, get our finger out of my mouth,” Cory huffed and struggled to sit up. “What are you doing?”

Mac stared open-mouthed. “Trying to resuscitate you.”

“I was just spent, not dead. I used up everything I had struggling to get free of the piling.”

Before she could lodge another complaint, Mac dragged her to his chest and held her as though he’d never let her go.


My Review:

A man is murdered after he steals a nerve gas formula from terrorists. The Navy believes this man to be a traitor and had the formula sent to his sister, Cory in the States. The Navy sends Seal Sean MacKay aka Mac to Cory’s resort near Mt. St. Helens to retrieve the formula and to find out if his teammate was a traitor or not. Did Cory’s brother send her the formula? Is he a traitor?

There is just one little problem with this plan, Mac is in love will Cory and has been since the day he left. Cory and Mac spent a night together on the beach six years ago afterwards Mac left her all alone with a broken heart to mind and join the Seals. Yeah Cory just may have a problem with letting Mac back into her life after all these years and what he did.

Cory has been struggling to keep the resort alive and running after her brother left her to join the Seals too. Someone is sabotaging the resort trying to make Cory close it down or sell it. She has had an offer to buy the resort but refuses to sell. The damage that has been done to the resort happened after Mac’s arrival.

Who is sabotaging the resort? Is it Mac? Why would Mac want to sabotage the resort? Why would he want to hurt Cory? Or maybe it is someone who wants to buy the resort? Or could it be the Syrian terrorists who want their formula back? Mystery, mystery, mystery… with lots of twists.

The Angel and the SEAL is the third book in the Mystery Angel Romances series and the first book that I have read in this series but I don’t feel as if I missed anything by not reading the first two books as it does stand on its own. The Angel and the SEAL is a fast paced read that is packed full of mystery, suspense with enough twists and turns that will keep the pages turning and hoping that it will soon reveal all the secrets hidden between its pages.

Each and every one of the characters was all so sweet and caring in their own way well that is except for the bad guys of course. I would have to say that Garth was probably the sweetest of all. Garth cared a lot for Cory and always put her life before his. Garth is Cory’s giant black Labrador retriever whom she rescued six years ago. I don’t think Mac would be hard to look at if you get my meaning. I think Mac cared a lot for Cory as well and was probably easy on the eyes. Yeah I think Mac would probably have quite a few women fanning.


I highly recommend The Angel and the SEAL to anyone who likes a good romance mixed with a little mystery and suspense. 


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Petie spent a large part of her career working at Walt Disney World—"The  Most Magical Place on Earth"—where she enjoyed working in the land of fairy tales by day and creating her own romantic fairy tales by night, including her new series, The Cinderella Romances. She eventually said good-bye to her "day" job to write her stories full-time. These days Petie spends her time writing sequels to her regency time-travel series, Lords in Time, and her cozy-mystery-with-romantic-suspense series, the Mystery Angel Romances.
Petie shares her home on the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee with her horticulturist husband and an opinionated Nanday conure named Sassy who made a cameo appearance in No Angels for Christmas

Visit Petie's web site online at http://www.petiemccarty.com or her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/petie.mccarty.


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3 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Bernie Wallace said...

What were your favorite types of books growing up?

Bernie Wallace said...

How long did it take you to write your book?

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