It has been a while since I had some hot men in uniform on my Paperwhite, so when PBA was approached to review The Only One Who Matters by Cat Grant and LA Witt, I snapped it up myself. Well, it is a follow-on to Book 1 of the series, so I started at the beginning. Here are my thoughts on Book 1, The Only One Who Knows.
Author: Cat Grant & LA Witt
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
From the Publisher:
Bravery is being the only one who knows you’re afraid.
The Only One, Book 1
When Navy SEAL training pushed Lieutenant Josh Walker to his limit, Chief David Flint’s stern heart-to-heart—more like boot-to-ass—helped Josh realize his potential. When the holidays found them alone together and sharing a mutual attraction, they couldn’t help breaking a few regulations. And nearly breaking some furniture in the process.
Years after their short-lived fling, Senior Chief Flint returns to SEAL duty and finds himself under the command of the man he’s never been able to forget: Lieutenant Commander Walker. And Josh hasn’t forgotten David, either. Rules be damned, they can’t keep their hands off each other.
Despite their discretion, another SEAL catches on and threatens to expose their relationship, forcing Josh to bend to a blackmailer’s demands to avoid strife within the team just before a dangerous mission. David is the last man he can confide in…and the first to pick up on Josh’s tightly screwed-down stress.
When a life-or-death decision calls Josh’s leadership into question, coming clean could cost him what he values most. His coveted trident…and the man he loves.
Contains a pair of Navy SEALs who don’t like playing by the rules, scorching-hot sex between two Alphas who like to be in charge, cursing as only Navy men can curse, lots of camouflage and badassery in the wilds of North Korea, and enough emotion to sink a battleship.
My overall impression of The Only One Who Knows is very positive. I am eager to start the second book and see where life is going to take Josh and David. Two Alpha-males who both like being in charge? Yes, please. HAWT sex scenes? Bonus! General exhibition of badassery? *grabby hands*
Josh and David shouldn’t want each other. They are both SEALs, on the is in charge of the other (though which is which changes over time), but of course they each can’t get the other out of their head… They start up an illicit affair. Of course someone finds out and things go wrong. It is a nice story of the importance of love and loyalty. There isn’t a lot of angst in this story as a lot of the conflict is resolved without too many consequences to any of the parties involved.
When I was done with The Only One Who Knows, I was not done with these two. I will be reading The Only One Who Matters in very short order.
This review is based on a copy of the book owned by the reviewer independent of any review copies offered.
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