Friday, October 2, 2009

Book Review: Show No Fear by Marliss Melton


In Show No Fear, the 7th and latest in Marliss Melton's Navy SEAL series, Lieutenant Gus Atwater is assigned to work with his long lost love CIA agent Lucy Donovan.

Fiercely independent and with a reputation built on hundreds of death-defying missions, Lucy Donovan is sent back into the field after having been captured and tortured by the Venezuelan Elite Guard. Battling her post traumatic stress disorder, Lucy is simultaneously comforted and uneasy about having been partnered with Lieutenant Gus Atwater. Gus had been her college boyfriend and her rescuer, but working closely with him has brought back a level of comfort and closeness that she can't afford to feel.

Gus Atwater has always held a torch for Lucy Donovan. Now they're working together, in negotiations with Columbian terrorists for the release of US prisoners. The two professionals face enough obstacles, will their closeness help or hinder their mission?


This is my first experience with Marliss Melton's Navy SEAL series. I enjoyed how she combined romance with the plot and excitement of a military thriller. Lucy and Gus are sympathetic and likable characters. But what makes this book stand out is the Navy SEAL and CIA aspect that heightens the level of action and adventure. As Gus and Lucy showcase their unique skills, you can't help but be drawn into the story.

Publisher: Forever (September 1, 2009), 320 pages. Courtesy of the publisher.

About the Author, courtesy of the publisher:

Marliss Melton enjoyed an exotic childhood growing up overseas where entertainment meant riding on elephants in Laos, visiting museums in Paris, and tracking tigers in northern Thailand. Her experiences traveling the world led to her love of language, music, and storytelling. She has taught English and Spanish at the high school level and linguistics at the College of William and Mary, her alma mater. A Golden Heart and RITA finalist, she has written ten books since first becoming published in 2002.

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Thanks so much for the opportunity, Anna and Hatchette Book Group!

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