Reviewed by Amber
TITLE: Sailing Deep
SERIES: Navy SEAL #1
AUTHOR: Noah Harris
PUBLISHER: Self Published
LENGTH: 169 pages
RELEASE DATE: April 7th, 2016
Dylan frowned, “Who are you?” He demanded in a whisper.
“I’ll tell you later. For now, kiss me.”
He hadn’t thought that Blake could get any closer. He was wrong. Blake’s body seemed to melt against his, relaxing so that every curve, every line, every inch, was pressed together. He could feel it through the layers of clothing. When Blake kissed him this time, it was strangely slow. He captured Dylan’s lips and held them with a firm tenderness that made Dylan’s head spin. It had been so long since he had kissed anyone. It had been so long since he had been this close to anyone. He had forgotten what it felt like.
Dylan’s mission: assist his Navy SEAL team as they infiltrate enemy territory and gather Intel on the new shifter pack called the Shadow Pack through distant observation.
Blake’s mission: infiltrate and live within the Shadow Pack and gather any useful information and data from the inside as one of them.
One is a SEAL, and the other is a spy. Their missions were never supposed to cross, yet one fateful accident during a full moon intertwines their fates. Dylan finds himself in the middle of the Shadow Pack and under the charade that he’s Blake’s mate. They must learn to live and work together, or risk exposing both of their covers, and Dylan’s team. Blake is charming, flirty, cocky, and irritating; yet Dylan finds himself strangely drawn to the man. Blake’s strength of will and patience are put to the test, but Blake is patient, and he’s not willing to give up so easily.
This is my first book by this author so I am not at all familiar with how they write a story. I will say this one was incredibly confusing. I never understood why the Navy SEALS were on their mission. I never understood why Blake was spying on the Shadow Pack. The reasoning is hinted out but not outright said so I was confused. This story is not badly written and I did enjoy parts of it quite a bit but it could have been polished up quite a bit. A lot of things about this story were left unfinished including the relationship between the main characters. This was one of the most unsatisfying endings I’ve ever read. My rating would have been a lot lower if I didn’t know there is a book 2 on its way.
Dylan and Blake meet under very dangerous circumstances. Dylan doesn’t know who to trust but Blake seems like he’s willing to protect Dylan at all cost. Deep in Shadow Pack land both men have to use their wits and training to stay out of potential danger.
For the majority of this book I was waiting and expecting for some crazy thing to happen and it never really does. Like I mentioned this story isn’t badly written it’s just badly put together. I liked Blake (the shower scene was intense) Dylan grew on me but he was frustrating. Reading the blurb I thought this would be a lot steamier than it was. They don’t even have sex until about halfway through the book.
I didn’t hate this story. I would be curious to read book 2 to see if it’s a little more polished.