#Bookreview #Audioreview – The Seal’s Temptation by Jacquie Biggar

What Amazon says

The SEAL's Temptation: Wounded Hearts- Book 7 Kindle Edition

DEA Agent Maggie Holt knows about Hell…

After eighteen months undercover in a Mexican cartel, Maggie is broken. The kickass agent she once was, is gone, leaving her riddled with guilt and nightmares. Forced to take paid leave, Maggie accepts the offer of a vacation on the ranch of the man who’d rescued her from an almost certain death.

Frank Stein knows the signs of PTSD, he’d suffered the symptoms himself as Chief Petty Officer of SEAL Team Five. Honorably retired from duty, Frank has found peace at the family ranch and hopes it will do the same for Magdalena. Ever since he’d first met her when she was interrogating his buddy, Jared, Frank has been fascinated by the raven-haired beauty and wants the chance to see where their relationship could go.

Adam O’Connor is Maggie’s partner. He knows her. He loved her once and could again, if she’d let him in. But he’s also angry she took the chances she did by going undercover against orders. And now, things are different. She’s different.

When a right-wing militia group infiltrates the area, will DEA Agent Maggie Holt, her partner, Adam O’Connor, and ex-SEAL Chief Frank Stein be able to set aside their differences to stop them before someone dies? And who will Maggie choose, the handsome cowboy, or her charismatic DEA partner?

My review

I reviewed this book in my capacity as a member of Rosie’s Book Review Team. If you would like your book reviewed, you can contact Rosie Amber here: http://rosieamber.wordpress.com/.

Today, I am trying something new with my book reviews. I am sharing it as a YouTube video with a short reading from the beginning of the book. You can listen to it here:

If you prefer to read my review, here it is:

I have read and enjoyed other books by Jacquie Biggar but this is the first book I’ve read in this series. I did not find it difficult to become engaged in this story despite not having read the previous books. Sufficient detail was skilfully woven into this story to provide the background I needed to enjoy this book.

DEA agent, Maggie Holt, is trying to recover from the trauma of being held captive and suffering on-going abuse in the hands of a Mexican drug cartel. Maggie had gone underground in an attempt to crack the case without the blessing of her boss when she was captured. She is now struggling to recover from anxiety and post traumatic stress disorder combined with guilt at her own perceived failure and the danger she’d unintentionally placed her colleagues in when they had to rescue her. She is on paid leave and is recuperating with the rest of her team at the ranch of Frank Stein, one of her rescuers. Frank is retired but had joined the mission to help rescue Maggie.

It is not peaceful in the area where the ranch is located. Shot up signs and dead livestock point to the existence of a gang of troublemakers.

This book is more of a thriller, in my view, than a romance although it has a few strong romantic threads which make the characters more real and interesting. There is lots of action intertwined with Maggie and Frank’s growing attraction and interest in each other and Adam’s, Maggie’s partner’s, interest in their good looking boss, Amanda.

I liked Frank Stein very much, he was a determined and strong personality with a heart of gold. Maggie is also a strong woman and is able to control her PTSD symptoms and help her team when the need arises.

This book will appeal to readers who like an interesting plot, engaging characters, and emotion which is real and convincing.

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90 thoughts on “#Bookreview #Audioreview – The Seal’s Temptation by Jacquie Biggar

  1. Robbie, the video works so well and adds another dimension to your terrific review! It’s the first time I’ve seen this and I have a feeling others will be following your lead! Jacquie’s book sounds great and I can see how it has a strong thriller feel to it!

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  2. Robbie, I see a shift to audio these days, YouTube and otherwise. Maybe it’s adding to the print-review-only format. Anyway, I believe the more senses we involve in our communication, the richer the experience. Thanks for all this and best wishes to Jacquie! 🙂

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  3. I hope Jacquie’s book is a great success. It sounds like it would make a good film too. Time to market those film rights! As my wife is having a nap after work, I read the text, rather than play the video.
    Shared on Twitter, Robbie.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. Hi Pete, that is great. It is a good book and it would make a good film. I offered both options so people could chose. Me, I also prefer to read the text, but a lot of other people prefer to listen to things.

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      1. Oh, my goodness! What a wonderful way to start my day 🙂
        I love your voice, by the way ❤
        Thank you for this stellar review, and to do it live- magnifique, as my French dad would say!

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  4. Congratulations to Jacquie on the wonderful review. I’ve read other books in this series but not this one. It sounds like she really has a winner. Thanks for sharing, Robbie!

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  5. Way to be in front of the curve, Robbie, with the audio review. As you can tell from all of the comments here, people seem to enjoy your idea. My compliments to Jacquie for a great storyline and super cover.

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    1. Hi Pete, I thought I would experiment with this idea and I will be doing more. I am assessing to see if I can reach a different audience at all with this idea. My kids assure me that teens and people in their 20s gel with YT. I have the channel so why not try it?

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    1. Hi Tandy, people who enjoy thrillers will like this. I usually go more for paranormal books and have read Jacquie’s paranormal thrillers, but this is also a good book and will appeal to people who don’t like the paranormal elements. Jacquie has something for everyone.

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  6. Thank you, for another very enthusiastic review, Robbie! Love the audio reviewing, and this new book from Jacquie is one that exactly meets my interest in investigative thrillers. Thanks, and have a beautiful weekend! Michael

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  7. Great review, Robbie, and I liked the video version as well. I’ve read many good comments about Jacquie’s books, and I know they are very popular, so I must try and catch up soon. I’ve been wondering about video book reviews, but knowing me, they’d probably end up becoming eternal. Stay safe!

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    1. Hi Olga, I think you would like video reviews and you could make them a little longer. I shared my review up front and then followed it with a reading. I could have also included a character analysis or discussion. People can listen to the whole thing, or not, their choice.


  8. That was a great experiment, Robbie. I agree that the book was more thriller than romance, but I really liked the blend. Plus the characters seemed more mature than in many romances. I’ve already got the first book in the series on my kindle. 🙂 Great review. I’m sure Jacquie is thrilled.

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