Matthew Steel, known as Wolf to his team, had been in many tight situations as a SEAL before but not as tight as sitting in the middle seat on a commercial flight. Being a SEAL also meant he was used to women flirting with him on a regular basis so, when the women in the seat next to him touches his arm he is all set to dissuade her, until the words “Do you want to switch seats” comes out of her mouth.
Caroline Martin can fade into any background without even trying. She is plain, average, uninteresting. When the big guy takes the middle seat on the plane she knows she cannot let him suffer but can she pluck up the courage to actually speak to him. No good-looking man, like him, would take notice of her.
The last thing either of them expects is a terrorist attack on their plane and when Caroline puts her life on the line, Wolf knows he would do anything to protect this women.
Caroline and Matthew’s story is a great start to this series. We meet all the members of the SEAL team with teasers into their backgrounds but the main focus is on Wolf (Matthew) and Ice (Caroline).
Matthew is a hard as nails SEAL with a heart of gold, he just needs a good women to share it with. Finding Caroline on the plane is the best thing that to ever happen to him but when someone wants to take her away he does everything he can to protect her. Caroline can’t believe that someone like Matthew would be interested in her, a geeky chemist with average looks, but Matthew sees this woman as beautiful on the inside and out.
I really liked the character of Caroline. She was not pretentious, knew how people viewed her, and put everyone else above herself. She took everything that was thrown at her to protect those she cared about. The connection between herself and Wolf is not some much electric as a slow, subtle burn.
There is no actual sex scenes within the story although there are some sexual references and some hot kissing moments.
The next in the series is ‘Protecting Alabama’ which I will be reading soon.