SEAL Out of Water by Abbie Zanders

June 11, 2019 Book Review 0 ★★★½

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SEAL Out of Water by Abbie Zanders
Series: Silver SEALs #7
Published by Self-published on June 11, 2019
Pages: 216
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Retired US Navy SEAL Commander Gabriel Michaels has finally found peace after decades of active duty and two failed marriages. No tangoes, no red tape, no women — just his rifle, his fishing pole, and his loyal coon hound on a pristine piece of lakefront heaven. But when the Assistant Director of Homeland Security asks for his help, he can’t say no. Not only is it a case of national security, it’s finally a chance for Gabe to avenge his fallen teammates.

As for the irritating woman who slips his dog cookies and is so willing to help? She’s a great source of inside information… and unexpected temptation. But can she be trusted?

Virginia Miller is used to working quietly from the shadows as a personal assistant to a powerful, wealthy businessman. That all changes when her boss suddenly goes missing and she’s thrust into a world of deception and international terrorism. To further complicate things, the compelling former SEAL with incredible green eyes thinks she’s the key to unravelling the mystery.

The most ironic thing of all is… he’s right. And he could ruin everything.

SEAL Out of Water is a stand-alone military romantic suspense with slow-burn romance and plenty of twists and turns to a happy ending you’ll never see coming.

Buy this page-turning, seasoned romance today!

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.


By SparklesFilled with intrigue and suspense, SEAL Out of Water was a fantastic read. I mean, who doesn’t want to read about a sexy silver fox who also happens to be a SEAL Commander?

Gabe is living the life. After retiring from duty, he and his awesome hound Fred, pass their days in comfortable companionship in his mountain cabin. Although he is content with his lifestyle, he can’t deny that the itch to do stuff isn’t a constant presence in the back of his mind.

That doesn’t mean that when he gets the chance to jump back into action he doesn’t take in a blink. Not when this means having the opportunity to avenge his fallen teammates from that last nightmarish mission.

Now he needs to find a missing “businessman” who just happens to be the son of one of the most dangerous arms-dealers (amongst other things) in the world and avoid an international incident. If only everyone on that guys’ employees weren’t set on not giving them any information, and Virginia, the missing man’s lovely PA didn’t make his focus go to shit.

Gabe was oh so dreamy. Experienced, sure of himself, alpha to the moon and back and s-i-l-v-e-r-f-o-x-s-e-x-y!!! I loved how he was with Fred, even though the poor pup’s diet left much to be desired (as in my vet would kill me if I fed my dogs that way) and how he went about pursuing Virginia.

Virginia was lovely. She was sweet, but also no-nonsense, kind but had a backbone. I absolutely adored her interactions with Fred and I commended her dedication to her work.

Once Gabe and Virginia start to interact, the pace of the story picks up as well as the suspense and a bit of action. Their chemistry was certainly entertaining. However, this doesn’t happen until past the 25% mark which made for a bit of a slow beginning for me.

With twists I didn’t see coming, the intrigue had me biting my nails. Gabe’s new team was filled with characters I want to know more, especially Pixie and Mancini’s story. Fun, with some sexiness and the best wing-dog ever, SEAL Out of Water was definitely an entertaining read.

Rating: 3.5 Stars

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