Review: Her Mission with a SEAL by Cindy Dees

her mission with a sealTitle: Her Mission with a SEAL

Author: Cindy Dees

Mills & Boon imprint: Romantic Suspense

Year of publication: 2018

The heroine: CIA analyst Nissa Beck

The hero: Navy SEAL Cole Perriman

The blurb: Their mission: deliver a ruthless spy to justice. But can they outlast a storm as dangerous as their target?

Tracking an elusive Russian operative, CIA agent Nissa Beck has no choice but to ask for help as a hurricane descends on New Orleans. She turns to alpha navy SEAL Cole Perriman. Used to conquering impossible odds, now he must protect beautiful Nissa. But as unstoppable storms and passions rage, there’s more at stake for them than survival.

Standalone or series: Book three of the Code: Warrior SEALs series, but can be read as a standalone.

The review: I really enjoyed this book. The action starts on the first page and never lets up! Nissa Beck has come to New Orleans in the middle of a hurricane on assignment to help a team of SEALs locate a Russian spy named Petrov, whom they believe is hiding in the city. Nissa needs to be there because she is one of the few people on the planet who knows what this guy looks like, even though she’s only got twenty year old photos of him.

Cole Perriman is a few months from retiring as a SEAL. He’s known as Frosty to his teammates for his ability to hide his emotions and get the job done. He doesn’t need a distraction like Nissa Beck in his life, but he is unable to fight his attraction to her. There’s something about the analyst that gets to him. His teammates all like her; even though she’s not trained like them and shows her fear, she does what she has to anyway.

Their first attempt to capture Petrov fails, and Nissa vows to stay with the SEALs until they succeed in capturing him. In the meantime, Petrov manages to put a hit out on Nissa after he discovers his attempt to fake his own death failed and she knows what he looks like, and Cole and Nissa manage to locate previously unknown ties he has to the city.

They’re getting desperate to catch Petrov, as they believe he’s about to flee the country, so Nissa does something crazy – she offers herself as bait by hacking into one of Petrov’s overseas accounts and stealing thirty million dollars. She’s betting it will draw Petrov out, and she’s right. Cole is terrified of losing Nissa, and he’s initially opposed to her plan but is eventually persuaded to dangle her in front of Petrov.

You can guess what happens – they eventually track him down, but not before one of them is hurt. While at the hospital, Cole asks Nissa a question she can’t say no to, and they get their happily ever after. And how awesome is that cover?