Navy SEAL Lt. Jake Hansen and his brother are fighting their
way back to their extraction site when they are asked to
pick up a civilian left for dead. Finding the wounded woman
exactly where they were told, Jake is concerned with what he
finds – and what he feels – for this abused but beautiful
woman. His heart is gone and has been for years so why does
he all of a sudden feel as if he will never breathe again
unless he can touch her? Getting Dr. Markham out of Africa
is not easy – she is the daughter of a senator – but keeping
her out of Africa and harm’s way proves even more
Isabelle Markham wants to make something of her life. She
wants to make a difference. A doctor specializing in
reconstruction, she wants to continue the work she started
with the humanitarian organization, but facts are facts.
Her life is in danger because of her mother’s high profile
job and besides, she has already been kidnapped and left for
dead once, right? When the hard but innately sexy Navy
SEAL, Jake Hansen, is assigned as her bodyguard, Isabelle
can’t help but think of his hands, lips, and other primary
body parts. Danger follows her, however, and it is going to
take everything she and Jake both have to find their way
back stateside alive.
Stephanie Tyler – I bow down in humble obsequiousness for
this amazing suspenseful novel. I adored Every. Single.
Word. From beginning to end I was held captive by Jake
Hansen and his story – not just what was happening in
Hard to Hold, but what had happened to him prior to
becoming a Navy SEAL. I loved his loyalty. I loved his
defense mechanisms – of which there were many, and I loved
the way he watched, waited, and wanted Isabelle. His
ability to keep her safe made me shiver in delight.
If you have never read a Stephanie Tyler novel before,
please read Hard to Hold. You will be hard
pressed to put this thrilling and engaging novel down. I
proudly and joyfully recommend Hard to Hold.
It kept me thinking of it even after I read the last word
and to know that there are two more just like it coming
soon, I just don’t simply think I can wait!