Wednesday, February 26, 2020

A SEAL Always Wins by Holly Castillo

She manages to surprise him in every way that matters...

Elite Navy SEAL Enrique "Phantom" Ramirez is trained to expect the unexpected, but his growing feelings for brilliant horse trainer Elena Garcia catch him completely off guard. Phantom needs Elena's help to maintain his SEAL team's cover—more critical than ever now that they've identified a conspiracy of mysterious power brokers in both Mexico and the U.S. But how can he get her to train the ranch's quarter horses without revealing who he really is? And without revealing his need for this woman whose indomitable spirit has captured his heart...

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

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M/F Mystery Romance
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This is the second book in the series and I would recommend that you read them in order. Book two picks up with the same characters and issues that book one had.

Enrique "Phantom" Ramirez knows his mission. To figure out what is going on in the sleepy town where he and his SEAL buddies have been stationed for the time being. There is some shady business happening and they are the only people who can stop it.

Elena is amazing with horses. She trains them for show. When she is fired from her most lucrative position after new owners come in, she’s a little put out. Now she’s having to drive much further for her job and she’s still having to deal with a very pushy owner. Elena is kind and a great character. She is feisty when she needs to be, but she is also calm and patient.

Phantom knows that he’s there for a job, but he can’t help his attraction to Elena. When he requests that she help him learn the show business, it’s with some reluctance that she agrees. But as they train and travel together, neither can deny that they have a strong attraction.

As the mystery in their sleepy town increases, Elena will unwittingly be a major part of helping to uncover what truly is happening in their town. With danger coming from unknown directions, Phantom vows to keep Elena safe.

I found that their relationship was very realistic. Despite Phantom’s cover, he was able to show Elena very real parts of himself. I also really liked Elena for Phantom. They complemented each other well. I am looking forward to seeing what comes next.

This is the second book in the Texas Navy SEALS series and it picks up where book one left off. In this book, we get a closer look at Phantom and Elena. In the first book, Phantom ran Elena off the ranch because he said they didn't need a horse trainer because he could do it. But now they see that they do need her. The real reason he didn't want her around was that he was attracted to her and she might distract him from his real job, which was finding out who was behind the human trafficking in the town.

Elena is the town's horse trainer and she has been doing it since she came to town right after graduating college. She is best friends with Anya. She couldn't believe that Phantom fired her and now he wants her back. But the feelings he evokes inside her scares her a little. When Phantom touches her though, she is affected in a good way.

When Elena is at one of the farms working with a few horses, she has to check on an invoice. She goes into the office and opens the computer and finds some horrifying information. When she leaves and goes home to run, someone follows her and tries to attack her. She has nowhere to run. When Phantom calls her and she tells him what happened, he tells her to come to his ranch.

Can the SEAL team get the bad guys before it is too late? Will Elena forgive Phantom for not telling her who he really is?

I really like this series, it is filled with suspense, intrigue, and a storyline to keep you interested. If you like romantic suspense, then this series is for you. I can't wait to see which SEAL book three will be about.

Also Available in the Texas Navy SEALs Series

Book 1
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For reviews & more info, check out our A SEAL Never Quits post.

Holly Castillo lives on an 80 acre ranch, surrounded by cattle during the day and hearing the howl of coyotes by night. She has endless inspiration for her writing. Holly’s romantic suspense series about heroic Navy SEALs is set in her own backyard of south Texas. She lives with her husband and two children just south of San Antonio.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of A SEAL Always Wins (Texas Navy SEALs #2) by Holly Castillo to read and review.

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