Review: Kissed by a SEAL by Cat Johnson

Posted March 18, 2015 by Jen in Contemporary Romance, Military or Suspense Romance, Rating B, Reviews Tags: , , , ,

Kissed by a SEAL
Cat Johnson
Rating: B+

What I’m Talking About:

Kissed by a SEAL is the fourth book in Ms. Johnson’s delightful Hot SEALs series, which follows the lives of former Navy SEAL teammates who have remained close friends. While each book is a standalone romance, almost all of the characters are featured in each of the stories, giving readers the opportunity to better know the players involved from the start.

Darci Mann, sister of former SEAL Rick, is often present when the guys get together. She has long lusted after Zane (to his ignorance), and she was a bit heartbroken when he found love with Missy (Book 2). Meanwhile, Chris Cassidy, retired SEAL, stood by and watched the woman he cared about give her attention to his friend who didn’t deserve it. Hiding his true feelings for Darci behind jokes and friendship, Chris never made a move.

Kissed by a SEAL is another hit from Cat Johnson’s sexy Hot SEALs series. Chris and Darci’s story was exciting and sexy, especially when shared from his POV. The author does a wonderful job establishing Chris’s long standing feelings for Darcy, and it is laughable just how clueless she is. The fact that I’ve watched both individuals interact in previous books made their hookup more all the more satisfying. I completely adore Chris and LOVE the fact that he is *gasp* forty years old! Mature and sexy!

While the author does an amazing job sharing how much Chris cares for Darci, I wanted more time to see Darci’s change of heart from being caught up on the wrong guy to realizing she cared about Chris. I wished that transition would have started earlier in the book so that I would have had more time with the pair as a couple.

With that said, I still enjoyed their romance. Additionally, watching GAPS (the group’s private security firm) begin to take off and see a mission was satisfying. I look forward to reading more about the team and would love to go back and revisit the couples who are just starting out in their fledgling relationships. Overall, Kissed by a SEAL is an entertaining, sexy romance.

My Rating:  B+ Liked It A Lot


About the Book:

Retired Navy SEAL Chris Cassidy knows the bro code—no messing around with teammates’ sisters. But, Chris never was one for following rules. Besides, Rick’s gorgeous sister Darci is worth breaking a few rules for. 

Darci Mann is tired of being alone. Since Zane, the bad boy SEAL she formerly had a crush on, fell in love with someone else, and her best friend Ali found her own happy ending, Darci’s feeling her single status extra keenly. Though she suspects her brother’s buddy Chris would be willing to change that . . . if she decides to let him. 

When a routine assignment turns deadly and Chris switches from charming joker to trained killer, willing to kill or die to protect her, Darci might have to reevaluate her feelings about the perpetual bachelor. 

Release Date: March 17, 2015
Hot SEALs #4
ISBN: #978-1506134406
Contemporary Romance, Military, novella
paperback (170 pages), e-book
Book Source: Author

Purchase Info:
Kissed by a SEAL (Hot SEALs #4)

Reviews in the Series:
Night with a SEAL by Cat Johnson (Hot SEALs #1)
Saved by a SEAL by Cat Johnson (Hot SEALs #2)
SEALed at Midnight by Cat Johnson (Hot SEALs #3)

2 responses to “Review: Kissed by a SEAL by Cat Johnson

  1. Melissa (Books and Things)

    Oh this sounds good. I love that he is older. As long as Darcie didn’t bother you then I’m fine with wanting the change earlier. I don’t always like the female character so this sounds fine. 🙂

    • I suggest starting with the first novella in the series – you get a great look at both characters, plus they are awesome stories! I do like Darci, I just wanted more time with the pair as a couple, if that makes sense.