Hot SEAL, Black Coffee (SEALs in Paradise Series)

Hot SEAL, Black Coffee (SEALs in Paradise Series)

by Cynthia D'Alba

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Dealing with a sexy ex-girlfriend, a jewel heist, and a kidnapping can make an ex-SEAL bodyguard a tad cranky.

Trevor Mason accepts what should be a simple job...protect the jewels his ex-girlfriend will wear to a breast cancer fundraiser. As founder and owner of Eye Spy International, he should send one of his guys, but he needs to get his ex out of his system and this is the perfect opportunity to remind himself that she is a spoiled, rich debutante who dumped him with a Dear John letter during his SEAL training.

Respected breast cancer doctor Dr. Risa McCool hates being in the limelight for her personal life. Her life's work is breast cancer treatment and research, which she'd rather be known for than for her carefree, partying debutante years. She agrees to be the chairperson for the annual breast cancer fundraiser even though it means doing publicity appearances and interviews, all while wearing the famous pink Breast Cancer Diamond for each public event. The multi-million dollar value of the pink stone requires an armed bodyguard at all times.

Past attractions flame, proving to be a distraction to the serious reality of the situation.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161795552
Publisher: Riante, Inc.
Publication date: 10/23/2018
Series: SEALs in Paradise Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 65,402
File size: 3 MB

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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Cynthia D’Alba started writing on a challenge from her husband in 2006 and discovered having imaginary sex with lots of hunky men was fun. She was born and raised in a small Arkansas town. After being gone for a number of years, she’s thrilled to be making her home back in Arkansas living in a vine-covered cottage on the banks of an eight-thousand acre lake. When she’s not reading or writing or plotting, she’s doorman for her two dogs, cook, housekeeper and chief bottle washer for her husband and slave to a noisy, messy parrot. She loves to chat online with friends and fans.
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Hot SEAL, Black Coffee 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Catsromancereview More than 1 year ago
Risa is from a wealthy family and a surgeon specializing in cancer research. She has always loved her high school ex, Trevor is an ex-SEAL and now owns his own security company. Trevor loves Risa but coming from a poor family he knows he can never give her anything she could want but she could get it for herself, like this expensive million of dollars worth of diamond made into a breast cancer necklace for a gala. The chemistry is still there but could he ever get over the fact she is so wealthy. I liked this reverse Billionaire story. I loved Risa. she was sweet, kind and not at all pretentious. She has a golden heart. I liked Trevor and could get where Risa's standings could cause conflict with an Alpha male. The story is well written, fast-paced and interesting. I would have liked a bit more drama and suspense on the mystery suspense part because it was pretty predictable and ended quickly but all in all the story was still very good. If you like Billionaires (though it's the female in this case) Alpha men, ex-Seals, Bodyguards and hot second chance romance this is right up your alley.
DebsIN More than 1 year ago
Not giving too many details of Risa and Trevor's story, Cynthia D'Alba has another hot sexy romantic read on her hands. For Risa and Trevor, what may have been an insurmountable mountain when they were young and in love, looks to be a bit different as maturity has taken place years later. The mountain this time around is more of a hill with a few stumbles along the way to their HEA. A great afternoon page turner, their second chance at love had that aha moment for me. I would like to thank the author for gifting me "Hot SEAL, Black Coffee". My opinion is my own. This is mine. 4.5 Stars!
PennieM More than 1 year ago
An ex-SEAL who just so happens to be your ex-boyfriend is hired to be your bodyguard...oh yea, that comes with all kinds of complications, especially when there is still chemistry. Yep, they went there and those complications and chemistry still exist and when you add in pink diamonds and other over-the-top expensive jewels and don't forget a stalker you don't know what is going to happen until you are all dressed up and at the gala. Definitely a perfect read for an afternoon! Sexy and suspense, just right!
Rainn2978 More than 1 year ago
This is a novella in the Seal's in Paradise multi author series. It is about Trevor Mason and Risa McCool. Trevor has left the Seal's and opened up his own security business when Risa hires his company to protect the jewels that will be worn to a major benefit she has put together. He knows he should send one of his employee's to cover it but he wants to prove to himself he is over her after the way she left him. Risa has hired Trevor because she knows she can trust him to keep the diamond that has been commissioned for the event safe. But at the same time she has never moved on from him and wants to see if there is anything still there or if it is really all in the past. Neither expect to really feel the way they do when they are around each other again. And they certainly don't expect to have old arguments come out from the past to haunt their present. I really liked this one! Risa and Trevor have a heated past but neither have really moved on from it. And forcing them together just shows that to them both. Along with the fact that old arguments are truly about inconsequential things as adults. Trevor can be a sweet man but he can also be a little domineering. Risa works too hard but it is definitely for a great cause, and I really love how much she puts into the important things. These two together are perfect. This was definitely an enjoyable quick read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series is great, and this book is no exception. Loved the storyline and characters. Can't wait to read the next book in the series. Recommend this author. Mjw
ruthmarie94 More than 1 year ago
This is a cute story. It is not my favorite Cynthia D’Alba book, but I did like it. So, when Trevor Mason’s ex-girlfriend needs a bodyguard she calls him. He accepts, and the fun begins. Dr. Risa McCool is a very rich and very successful breast cancer doctor. She left Trevor when he joined the SEAL’s. Now she needs a bodyguard for the multi-mullion neckless she is going to wear at the breast cancer fundraiser. She turns to her ex-boyfriend who is now retired from the SEAL’s. When Trevor sees Risa for the first time in 15 years he feels like it is the first time all over again. Now he just needs to remember to keep his hands and other parts to himself. He also starts to ask if she loved him then and if she might love him now. Risa is not sure that having Trevor around is a good idea now that she has seen him again. She wants him all over again. Why did they break up before??? Can she trust him again with her heart? Can Trevor keep her safe? * Free copy of book provided by author for an honest review.
stanhope3234 More than 1 year ago
A great story of a second chance romance, a love that withstood the passing of time and the excepting of what really matters. Dr. Risa McCool and Trevor Mason were high school and college sweethearts. They allowed money, distance and the Seals come between them and end their relationship. Fifteen years later Risa needs a bodyguard to watch over her and her fundraiser. Trevor is back in town and owner of Eye Spy International when Risa needed help he could of sent one of the other men but he needed to see to Risa himself. He’d never stop thinking of her and no one has ever came close to her in his life. Risa has the job she always wanted, she dedicates her life and all her time to helping her patients. She might have everything money can buy, but not the one thing money can’t buy, someone to love her for her the way Trevor did at one time. The more time Risa and Trevor send together they realize their feelings never changed. They fear that they would not survive the heartbreak again but keeping a hands off policy just isn’t working. Trevor’s issues with Risa’s money surface again it may be the end unless Trevor can come to terms with what matters more. Trevor is one hot and sexy Seal and Risa is a perfect match for him in every way. I recommend you have a fan and some tissue at hand.
JennieF More than 1 year ago
ARC for honest review with no compensation Hot Seal, Black Coffee written by Cynthia D’Alba is book 8 in the SEALs in Paradise series by multiple authors. These books can be read in any order as they are stand-alones. Trevor Mason and Dr. Risa McCool had a hot romance years ago but Trevor couldn’t see past her wealth so he left and joined the Seals. Now 15 years later, after retiring and starting a security/bodyguard company with his buddies he is ask to protect Risa while she promotes the Breast Cancer gala and will be wearing the 14 karat Breast Cancer Diamond at the gala. What he doesn’t know is that she is also being stalked by a unhappy husband who’s wife lost her battle to the disease and Risa was her surgeon. Upon seeing her again all the old feelings come back, he knows he wants Jer back in his life but can he overcome his problem with her wealth and keep her safe from her stalker??
LoriP123 More than 1 year ago
Hot SEAL, Black Coffee is a second chance romance by Cynthia D'Alba and definitely worth reading. Dr. Risa McCool takes her job and research very seriously and knows that in order to get the funds needed for medical breakthroughs for her patients she must be in he limelight for interviews and her gala fundraiser. Hiring her ex Trevor Mason's security company makes perfect sense in order to keep her family's jewels safe before, during and after the gala, but seeing him after all of these years has brought back all of the old feelings that she and Trevor had both been denying themselves. I was given an ARC from the author/publisher. All conclusions are mine and mine alone.
ljtljtljt More than 1 year ago
Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it is apropos that Hot SEAL, Black Coffee is released today. This second chance at love novella, is both meaningful and hot. Author Cynthia D'Alba combines desire, an interesting plot, and a bit of suspense into this entertaining read. Dr. Risa McCool and former Navy SEAL Trevor Mason were madly in love in high school. Now it is fifteen years later, and Risa is a very successful breast surgeon and researcher. She is also the chairperson for the annual breast cancer fundraiser, which puts her in the public eye during the weeks leading up to the $50,000 per person event. Wearing the beyond expensive pink diamond to each appearance requires an armed guard, and Trevor's company, Eye Spy International, is the security team in charge. Trevor is back in Risa's life, and over a very short period of time, they rekindle the love they once shared. I truly liked this novella, and the renewed love connection between Risa and Trevor is quite seductive. I immediately connected with both of them as individuals and as a couple. The secondary characters are unique in their own right, which added some background story to the present happenings. I especially liked Risa's twin sister Wendy, because her assertiveness showed how much she cared. This is the eighth book from the author's SEALs In Paradise series and it can be enjoyed as a standalone. Complimentary copy provided.
ytcruz More than 1 year ago
Once again, this author shows her talent with this story. I am always hesitant to read novellas , since the plot as well as the characters tend to be under developed. This was not the case in Hot SEAL Black Coffee. Trevor Mason and Dr. Risa McCool have a history going back to their HS years. They were sweethearts until he left to join the Navy. Her parents have hired Trevor’s security company as bodyguards for her when she is due to wear a multi-million dollars necklace at a fundraiser. Fifteen years apart has not extinguish their chemistry. But will they have a second chance ? This is a story filled with suspense, an expensive necklace and a second chance at love. I was entrusted a copy of this book. The opinions expressed are solely my own.