Book 1 in the Military Harmless series
Author: Melissa Schroeder
Genre: Erotic Contemporary Romance
Release date: November 13, 2011
Author's website: Link
Francis McKade is a man in lust. He’s had a crush on his best friend’s little sister for years but he has never acted on it. Besides that fact that she’s Malachi’s sister, he’s a Seal and he learned his lesson with his ex-fiancé. Women do not like being left alone for long months at a time. Still, at a wedding in Hawaii anything can happen—and does. Unfortunately, after the best night of his life, he and Mal are called away to one of their most dangerous missions.After I stopped staring at the cover of the book, because I like it a lot, I finally got to reading it and was instantly sucked into the storyline of Infatuation. Another bonus of the book was reading about a hot NavySEAL! Kade's feelings towards Shannon is at a boiling point after seeing her at a wedding that they both attend. He's a man of few words but Shannon is able to see the fire in his eyes when he looks at her. Taking a chance pays off for her when she invites him to her hotel room and they share a scorching night together before he has to leave for duty. They have had a connection for years and it's difficult for Shannon to understand why Kade doesn't contact her for months while he is away. When he does return he is a changed man and there is obvious tension between the two of them. She feels as if their night together meant nothing to him while he is a harder, edgier. The change brings out another side to him that Shannon never knew about. He wants to be in control in the bedroom, and she likes it. The light BDSM scenes between the two of them were hot and it's a good thing for Kade because Shannon can see some of his old self again. Their emotions for one another are up and down throughout the book and it added to the tension between the two them.
Shannon is blown over by Kade. She’s always had a crush on him and after their night together, it starts to feel a little like love. But, after the mission, Kade never calls or writes and she starts to wonder if it was all a dream. Until one night, her brother Mal drags him into her bar and grill and Shannon gets the shock of her life.
Kade isn’t the man Shannon knew in Hawaii, or even the last few years. Twelve hours of torture changes a man, especially one who had never felt so vulnerable. He still can’t shake the terror that keeps him up at night. Worse, he is realizing that the career he loves just might be over.
Shannon is still mad, but she can’t help but hurt for the man she loves. He is darker, a bit more dangerous, but beneath that, he is the Kade she's known for so many years. When he pushes her to her limits in the bedroom, Shannon refuses to back down. One way or another, this military man is going to learn there is no walking away from love—not while she still has breath in her body.
I'm giving Infatuation a rating of:
This is the 1st book of Melissa Schroeder's that I have read and I found her writing to be enjoyable. The storyline flowed easily for me and I found myself enjoying the storyline and characters right from the start. The characters all care for each other deeply and this was evident in a scene with Kade and Shannon's mother. There's nothing like being around those that truly know what's best for you and I'm happy that Kade was surrounded by so much love because that is exactly what he needed. I'm looking forward to learning more about the characters in the future releases in this series.