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Early Review: Under Fire (Love Over Duty #1) by Scarlett Cole

Jul 25, 2017

RITA nominee Scarlett Cole’s Under Fire pairs a hot Navy SEAL with a medical researcher who finds herself in too deep.

Hot, hard-bodied Sixten Rapp is a former SEAL who’s raring to begin his brand-new civilian life. He and his Navy “brothers” start a security firm that offers the kind of services only a team of military-trained professionals can provide. But nothing prepared Six for his new client: an innocent woman on a mission to improve thousands of lives. . . unless someone takes hers first.

Dr. Louisa North knows time is against her as she tries to create a “miracle” medical treatment for a disease with no known cure, until she creates a sample so powerful that the wrong people want to use it as a chemical weapon. At first, Six is unwilling to accept Louisa as his client. But soon he realizes that the danger is real and that there’s much more to this plain-Jane scientist…including a burning passion between them that neither of them can resist. And now that an enemy is on Louisa’s trail, Six will do whatever it takes to protect her—or die trying.


Under Fire is the first book in Scarlett Cole’s new Love Over Duty Series and it’s a winner! It’s also my first read by this author and she’s got a new fan!

Dr. Louisa North has been working on trying to develop a treatment for a deadly genetic disease that took her father from her 10 years prior. When she has to speak at a fundraiser for this disease, she ends up meeting Six Rapp, a formal Navy SEAL who has started up a security firm with his SEAL “brothers” and is doing security detail for the event. After the fundraiser, Louisa can’t stop thinking about Six, which is very unusual for her. Her life is all about being at the lab or at home. But there’s just something about him…

When Louisa suspects someone has been going through her notes and samples at the lab, she makes a switch on the labels of two of the samples, due to one turning out to be a very dangerous one and she doesn’t want it getting in the wrong hands. But when the sample believed to be the bad one goes missing, Louisa is on a mission to find out what happened and why.

When she turns to Six and his company for help with finding out what happened in the lab, at first one of his “brothers” isn’t on board since this isn’t the kind of work they do, but Six wants to help her. When things take a turn for the worse and men are after Louisa, all of Six’s team are on board. Things really heat up between the two of them and even though Six tries to cool things down while on the case, he can’t fight his feelings for Louisa and she doesn’t want him to.

Will they stop the men going after Louisa in time, before someone gets hurt or worse? Will Six be able to keep Louisa safe?

With great action and suspense, a hot romance, and a storyline that had me into it from the very beginning, this was a very enjoyable read. I’m very much looking forward to continuing this series and reading more of Scarlett Cole’s books!

**I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review**

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Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Pub Date: August 1st, 2017

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