Navy SEAL Lieutenant Commander Joe
Montgomery is in pain. Heís the sole survivor of a horrible
mission-gone-wrong. It was a mission he shouldnít have been on
in the first place and he canít get rid of his overwhelming
guilt for his fallen soldiers. Coming home to drown his guilt,
he doesnít expect to be distracted by his next-door neighbor,
the one woman he canít seem to get away from.
Lieutenant Penelope ĎPennyí Price is in
danger. She is searching for information about the murder of
her father, and now sheís caught the murdererís attention.
With her sister on her doorstep, and her distracting neighbor
next door, she doesnít know what to do. When Joe arrives at
her office for physical therapy, she canít deny her attraction
Joe is desperate to remain anonymous
after his accident. The media is clamoring to find out who the
sole survivor was, and now Penny knows the truth about him.
Penny is desperate to stay one step ahead of the killer. The
FBI is involved, but itís Joe who makes her feel safer. Can
their fledgling romance survive their careers and the killer?
I was completely blown away by Next
to Die. The characters are fully developed,
interesting and engaging to watch as they move from scene to
scene. The side story between Ophelia, Pennyís sister, and
SEAL Vinny DeInnocentis was one of my favorite parts of
Next to Die. It was like getting two romances in one!
Joe and Penny complement each other, and I loved the sexual
tension that led to some pretty hot sex. Next to Die
is an incredible story, full of emotion, intrigue and
commanding characters. This was my first story by Marliss
Melton but it wonít be my last. The day after reading
Next to Die, I instantly went out and bought Ms.
Meltonís other books. I canít recommend Next to Die