Keeping others safe is what Caleb Montgomery does. He’s never had a problem taking on an assignment, whether it was during his dangerous SEAL days or his most recent job of training war mercenaries. But being assigned to keep Brynna Vincent and her adorable daughters, Maddie and Josie, safe from an unknown threat has thrown Caleb off his axis. Hot for the tall brunette since she came back to town more than a year ago, being close to her day in and day out is cracking Caleb’s resolve to keep his hands off her gorgeous body and his head in the mission.
Brynna is sick and tired of being afraid. All she wants is a normal, quiet life for her and her precious girls. Just as she’s settling into her new home in Seattle and feeling safe again, Caleb shows up on her doorstep insisting the danger is as high as ever. But whether she needs to be sheltered from the threat in her past, or from the intense emotions she feels for the sexy, protective man sleeping in her home, remains to be seen. What will happen if Brynna and her girls fall in love with a man so broken he may not be able to protect them from the danger that threatens, much less himself?”
SAFE WITH ME is the fifth book in the With Me In Seattle series, and continues to follow this tight-knit, loving family through life’s trials and tribulations with humor, passion and everlasting love.
As if I didn't expect Kristen to write another FABULOUS book... I am in love with the Montgomery Men, Nate, Luke, Leo and Mark. Most of you already know, Will Montgomery holds my heart, however Caleb sure did give Will a run for his money. Caleb is a total alpha male and is sexy as all hell in Safe With Me. It was a struggle deciding what brother was hotter. Kristen surely brought us a "Hot Navy SEAL" MONTGOMERY in Safe With Me.
We were introduced to Brynna in "Under The Mistletoe" (Isaac & Stacy's Novella). Brynna is Stacy's cousin who calls Isaac and tells him she needs to leave Chicago immediately. We didn't know why, all we knew is that the Montgomery Men thought that Brynna and her girls needed to be protected. Protection from what, we had no clue. Caleb Montgomery has the honor of staying with Brynna, because she refuses to uproot the girls again and move in with Caleb or Matt.
"This is what we do in this family, Brynna. We protect our own." ~ Caleb
Caleb is a Navy Seal who recently decided not to re-enlist. Caleb is sex on a stick. He is built to kill, he has a 10 pack of abs, blond hair, piercing blue eyes and a personality that screams, he likes to take charge. Caleb is a man of few words, but when he speaks, you listen. He is the perfect combination of sexy, alpha, caring, loving and assertive and possessive.
The sexual tension between Brynna and Caleb is off the charts. It is obvious that the two of them are attracted to each other and have been since Brynna arrived in Seattle over a year ago. Brynna hasn't been with a man since she and her husband divorced four years and seven months. So needless to say, Brynna needs orgasms and Caleb is the perfect man to give them to her.
"Caleb has given me a permanent case of wet panties. " ~ Brynna
Caleb is sexually frustrated as well, and he can't keep his eyes off of Brynna. Just the talk of orgasms, pisses Caleb off. Caleb is torn between acting on his feelings for Brynna or just staying friends. He considers her family and he has concerns with starting a relationship with Brynna in case it doesn't work out. Caleb is struggling with demons of his past and feels as though he is not good enough for Brynna and her girls. However, Brynna seems to think otherwise. Caleb is all she has ever wanted in a man and he is great with her daughters. He is loving, nuturing and treats the girls as if they were his own.
The sexual tension between Caleb and Brynna continues to grow, and Caleb has acted on them on an occasion or two, but Brynna wants more. Brynna is growing frustrated with Caleb and wants him to act on his feelings and stop pulling away when things get hot and steamy.
"Don't fucking touch me like that again unless you plan to finish what you start."~ Brynna
Caleb's doing what he does best, protecting the ones he loves. When Caleb finally admits to himself his feelings for Brynna he doesn't know how to handle their relationship anymore. Caleb needs to keep Brynna and her girls safe, that is his number 1 priority. They have become his world.
"Do you understand what it would do to me if someone got to you?" 'It would destroy me if you or those babies were hurt, Brynna. You are necessary to my survival, goddamn it, and I'll do whatever I have to do to keep you safe and whole, but I need you to talk to me when something feels wrong and I need you to do as you're damn well told!" ~ Caleb
You would think that this book would be about Caleb just keeping Brynna and her girls safe, but it really isn't. Caleb is battling his inner demons and needs some saving of his own.
"You're safe with me, babe." ~ Brynna
Can Caleb forgive himself ? Can Brynna help Caleb move on from his past? Will Caleb finally admit his feelings to Brynna? When things get tough, will Caleb run? Will Brynna be able to protect her family, if Caleb can't? Can Brynna, Caleb and the girls be a family?
In Safe With Me, we get to see more of Nate & Jules, Luke & Natalie, Leo & Sam, Will and Megan, Isaac & Stacy, Matt and Mark. We were left hanging at the end of Rock With Me when Caleb calls a mandatory family meeting. You are going to be quite shocked by the revelation that is revealed.
Kristen never ceases to amaze me with The With Me In Seattle Series. She outdoes herself with each book she adds to the series. I have to say, this is by far one of my favorite series. I can read these books over and over again, and never grow tired of them. You feel like you are part of this HUGE family. I LOVE the family nights, and bond that they have. I sometimes wish I was part of this amazing family sitting there during family night talking about how hot our men are and laughing about orgasms.
The With Me In Seattle Series is a MUST read !!!
This review was prepared by Heather. I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Five places Caleb would take Brynna and why:
1. The Oregon Coast – The coast of Oregon is beautiful, and one of Caleb’s favorite places is Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach, Oregon. He’d love to take Brynna there for a fun, romantic get-a-way!
2. San Juan Islands – A day trip on a boat through the San Juan Islands whale watching with Brynna and the girls would be a great way to spend the day as a family.
3. Paris – Caleb would love to whisk Brynna away to Paris to show her the beautiful city and kiss her at the top of the Eiffel Tower.
4. Disneyland – The twins would love to see their favorite princesses at Disneyland and Caleb plans to take the whole family there very soon.
5. Their new home – Caleb has plans to build or buy the home of Brynna’s dreams.
About Kristen Proby:
Kristen is the author of the Amazon and USA Today bestselling With Me In Seattle series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong characters who love humor and have a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type; fiercely protective and a bit bossy, and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves.
Kristen spends her days with her muse in the Pacific Northwest. She enjoys coffee, chocolate and sunshine. And naps.
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