Shot Across The Bow: The Deep Six Book 5

· The Deep Six Book 5 · Limerence Publications LLC
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julie Ann Walker delivers perfect pulse-pounding romantic suspense! The former Navy SEALs of Deep Six Salvage thought they could retire to the sea and hunt for treasures of the deep, but when trouble comes to visit, there'll be hell to pay.

Former Navy SEAL Spiro “Romeo” Delgado is six-plus feet of high-octane charm, and he has two hard and fast rules. One, always come to the rescue of those in need. And two, never give up his fast and furious bachelor ways. But when Mia Ennis joins Deep Six Salvage on the hunt for the Santa Cristina, her mesmerizing blend of brains, beauty, and bravery makes him question everything he thought he wanted in life.

Mia’s traumatic past has taught her to keep everyone she meets at arm’s length. But Romeo, with that body that is forever tensed for action and that dark gaze that tracks her every move, makes her feel safe in a way she never expected. Yet the secret she carries compels her to keep her distance—even as the past comes back to haunt them.

A harrowing plane crash ends with Romeo and Mia marooned on a desert island. When a boatful of men bent on murder drop anchor, Mia discovers her only hope for survival depends on her letting her guard down around Romeo. But surrendering to the passion she feels for him might be the most dangerous thing of all...

Praise for Julie Ann Walker's Deep Six Series:

"Hot men, hot action, and hot temperatures make for one hot romance!"—BookPage

"Walker blends the tender romance of a reassuring touch with lusty sex scenes... Readers will be panting."—Publishers Weekly

"Julie Ann Walker and her SEALs serve up spicy exciting, spellbinding story."—Long and Short Reviews

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18 reviews
Sandy S.
November 30, 2021
SHOT ACROSS THE BOW is the fifth instalment in Julie Ann Walker’s contemporary, adult DEEP SIX romantic suspense series focusing on a group of former US Navy SEALs who own and operate a marine salvage business-Deep Six Salvage. This is former Navy SEAL Spiro ‘Romeo’ Delgado, and marine archeologist Mia Ennis’s story line. SHOT ACROSS THE BOW can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story lines is revealed where necessary. The DEEP SIX series is a spinoff from Julie Ann’s BLACK KNIGHTS INC series. Romeo and Mia’s story started in book four DEEPER THAN THE OCEAN. SOME BACKGROUND: The DEEP SIX series follows six former military or special ops agents who, upon retirement, set up their own business running secret missions behind the scenes. Searching for the wreck of the Santa Cristina near Wayfarer Island, the Deep Six team continues to encounter terrorists, pirates and drug runners on their hunt for sunken treasure. Told from several third person perspectives including Romeo and Mia, Doc and Cami, SHOT ACROSS THE BOW follows the Deep Six team as they continue their search for a sunken treasure off Wayfarer Island but three members of the team-Romeo, Mia and Doc-along with property attorney Cami D’Angelo find themselves stranded on a small, remote island when an explosion sends their plane into the ocean, an explosion that may have targeted one of the people on board. As the foursome set about making a temporary shelter, past histories reveal startling revelations wherein anyone could have been in the direct line of fire. What ensues is the building romance and relationship between Romeo and Mia, and the potential fall-out as the foursome find themselves facing down more than one gunmen when the true target is revealed. Meanwhile, Dalton ‘Doc’ Simmons finds himself in an acrimonious relationship with the team’s property attorney Cami D’Angelo, a relationship fraught with palpable sexual attraction disguised by animosity, fueled by circumstance. The relationship between Mia and Romeo is one of immediate attraction but Mia’s past refuses to let go, controlling all of her actions going forward. Believing she is not worthy of love, Mia is constantly pulling away from the man with whom she will fall in love, a man who has made it clear, he too wants nothing permanent going forward.Stranded together, Mia and Romeo find themselves acting on their mutual attraction, an attraction that is quickly crossing the line from friendship to love. The lone $ex scene is passionate and seductive without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text. The secondary and supporting characters include Mason McCarthy and Alexandra Merriweather; LT Anderson and Olivia, Dalton ‘Doc’ Simmons, attorney Cami D’Angelo, as well as Mia’s mother Jane Ennis, and her cousin Carter. Doc and Cami’s story line is next in DEAD IN THE WATER. SHOT ACROSS THE BOW is a story of betrayal and vengeance, greed and jealousy, dysfunctional family dyanamics, friendships, relationships, sacrifice and love.The character driven premise is edgy and compelling but the guilty party is revealed early on, therefore the intrigue and suspense is limited; the characters are animated and dynamic; the romance is compelling and intimate. The DEEP SIX series is an imaginative, detailed and impassioned series that reveals the destructive nature of greed and power across all walks of life.
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Janel Stryker
November 29, 2021
“Shot Across the Bow” is an exciting action packed romantic thriller like all of Julie Ann Walker’s Deep Six series. This is the fifth book in the series and finally Romeo has his own story. I’ve been waiting for Romeo’s book and it was worth waiting for. Romeo goes through a lot to get the girl he didn’t know he wanted. I liked that this story was character driven more than the action driven. I don’t want to give away the plot, but I was on the edge of my seat while reading this one. I love the Deep Six series and “Shot Across the Bow” is as good as the first four books have been.
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Yvonne Cruz
October 31, 2021
We have come to love the stories the former Navy SEALs and members of Deep Six. Men searching a Spanish sink. This latest book is just as good. Spiro/Romeo Delgado is one of those men. He lives up to his code name. Mia Ennis is a marine archeologist working with the group as she documents what they salvage. She also has a past she keeps close to her chest. But that doesn’t stop her from being secretly attracted to Romeo. What happens when these two get stranded in an island and find themselves targeted by an unknown enemy? Will they survive the danger and the increased attraction? These two characters are perfect in their imperfections. Both feel they are not worthy of love or each other. With an engaging plot filled with bad guys, suspense, a hunky good guy, romance and a fight to survive, you end up with another winner in the series. I highly suggest that the reader first reads the previous stories in order to get a better understanding of the characters and the challenges they encounter. I was entrusted a copy of this book. The opinions expressed are solely my own.
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A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Julie loves to travel the world looking for views to compete with her deadlines. And if those views happen to come with a blue sky and sunshine? All the better! When she's not writing, Julie enjoys camping, hiking, cycling, fishing, cooking, petting every dog that walks by her, and... reading, of course!

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