Hello and welcome!
Today, my guest is from my fave branch of military, the NAVY, he is a SEAL.
Welcome, have a seat.
He takes a seat and I am blasted by his intense blue eyes… sigh… he smiles, like he knows the effect he has on me
What is your full name?
Do you have a nickname?
My friends call me Talbot.
What is one word best describes you?
Bad Boy. I enjoy being irreverent and getting straight-laced people in trouble.
Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
Shorts. Going for a swim soon.
Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
I don’t see how she could. She should come down here and we could spend a couple of days together, so a little dancing. Then she’d get me. He leans over and whispers And I might get her too he chuckles if Shannon will allow me.
What makes you laugh out loud?
I like laughing out loud when people do stupid shit. Kids make me laugh. I like seeing straight-laced people lose it. I enjoy watching things burn. Car accidents.
What is your favourite dessert?
Chocolate syrup on any body part of Shannon’s. Whipped cream. We tried that a couple of times in the book.
What is your favourite drink?
I love watching her drink strawberry margaritas. I like beer.
What is your greatest fear?
Not being able to come home to Shannon and little Courtney. Not living up to my promise I made Frankie.
What is your favourite colour?
I like red. And black.
What do you wear when you go to sleep?
Nothing. I like wearing Shannon’s smooth flesh on me. She has the smoothest skin.
What is the perfect romantic date?
I like beers down by the beach. A bonfire with my buds and their wives and kids. I like seeing everyone’s kids grow up, fall in love. That to me is romantic. Didn’t used to be like that, though. But I grew into it, and now that’s all I want.
How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
I wonder if he would let me try to find out
What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
I love the smell of the ocean. I hate the desert. The ocean is freedom, it’s cool, it’s limitless.
When you look at a woman what catches your interest?
I like her trajectory. I like to get in the way of where she’s going and make her take notice. I love a woman who is hell-bent on something else, and make her look at me. Distract her.
Do you have somebody in your life now?
Sure, Shannon. She is the mother of Frankie’s baby, but now Courtney is mine, legally too.
What is one word best describes her?
She’s a warrior princess, no doubt about it.
Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
Yes, this book is Book 8 of the SEAL Brotherhood, but it is Book 1 of the Bad Boys of SEAL Team 3. Sharon has 3 other SEAL books planned out, and two more novellas for Bella Andre’s Game of Love world, she’s proud to be part of. Those are SEAL Team 5 guys, but we get to hang out there a bit too.
Thank you TJ for coming and I am looking forward to read your story. Hugs to your girls.
Special Operator T.J. Talbot had watched from afar as his best friend married the love of his life. Raised in and out of the foster care system and nearly ruining his chance to become a SEAL, he figured his Happily Ever After would never be. But Dr. Death plays a heartbreaking trick on him and he winds up being the man’s father confessor, where he makes a promise to the dying SEAL to look after his friend’s wife and baby.
Back in the states, Shannon Moore is grateful for the baby she is carrying, though she is a constant reminder of the man who no longer lives at her side. She is not ready for the attention from the community she receives, especially from T.J. She’s decided to honor her fallen husband by giving her whole life to the child he left behind.
Recovering from his wounds, Talbot is plagued by the depth of the wounds he still carries inside him, as he tries to perform a mission he wishes he was not given. Rebuffed at every turn, he struggles but understands his promise might not be able to be fulfilled. He does not want to take what was never given to him in the first place.
But what starts out as an improbable love story begins to bloom and grow. When Shannon and the child are endangered, he will not quit fighting for the family he now knows he was meant to love forever.
In the silence of the truck cab, he thought he heard Frankie laughing at him. Big, tough SEAL, afraid to talk to a woman. But she was Frankie’s woman, and she was six months pregnant. The facts were stacked against him. She was fragile, so he couldn’t tell her off if she got too inappropriate, which he was sure she would. She’d lost her husband, so she didn’t deserve to be treated in any way other than like the lady she most certainly was, and she hated him with everything in her soul because of all the shit T.J. had caused her and her dead husband.
Maybe he should get Lansdowne to have one of the other Team guys return Frankie’s belongings. Would it have been any easier to give it to his parents? That he could probably have done without any trouble at all, but Shannon. Shannon didn’t deserve this.
He dialed her number and hoped like hell she wasn’t home.
But he wasn’t that lucky.
“Hey, Shannon. How’re you holding up?” His voice was raspy and it cracked like a boy of seventeen.
“How do you suppose I’m holding up, T.J.? You calling to say you’re sorry or to give me a hard time?”
Her abruptness was her method, he realized, of keeping her distance, from everyone. He’d heard the other wives talk about how they had trouble getting close to her.
“No, even I wouldn’t do that.”
“Well, the day is young. Give it time. I’m sure you’ll figure out a way to be an asshole before you go to bed.”
That unfair statement pulled the plug on his anger. It was like the girls in grammar school who would call him names because they knew he wasn’t allowed to push them back. Why was it was okay for a girl to use verbal violence, but he wasn’t allowed to protect himself by making them hurt in return? Some therapist’s idea of the right order of the world. Probably a jerk who didn’t know his ass from an anthill.
“You’re entitled to your opinion. I might add that Frankie didn’t share that opinion, not that it should make a fuck’s difference to you.” He was satisfied he’d delivered a slap and not a full on blow to the chops.
“It doesn’t mean shit to me, T.J.” She breathed heavily into the phone. “Okay, look, I’m not at my best, so what is it you called about? You must have had something in mind.”
“I have his things, and the Navy wants me to deliver them to you.”
“I’ll be gone tomorrow after noon. Why don’t you drop it by the house then, anytime after twelve. It should be safe on the porch for a couple of hours until I get home.”
“I could meet you where you’re going.”
“Seriously, T.J. I don’t want you anywhere near my OB. I don’t want to be reminded that all my husband’s things are being handed over to me for their safekeeping or whatever. I’d like not to burst into tears in front of a waiting room filled with a bunch of emotional mothers-to-be and their scared-shitless husbands.”
“I get your drift.”
“You can leave it on the rocking chair on the front porch.”
“I’ll do that, then.”
“Okay, we’re done?”
“I think so.”
“Good. Thanks for dropping the stuff off. Should I leave anything for you? Anything in there you want for yourself?”
“God, Shannon, I haven’t even looked at anything much. I know about a few letters of yours in there. That’s about it.”
“No selfies in there?”
“Um, Frankie never took pictures of himself.”
“No, asshole. I sent him a few naked selfies. I want those back.”
Oh, those. He’d completely forgotten what fun they’d had with Shannon’s selfies. Truth was, some of the guys would sneak them from under Frankie’s bed and pass them around quarters while he was taking a shower. The last round had happened so fast, and then they were traveling, so T.J. still had the picture of Shannon in his shaving kit and hadn’t had the heart to tell Frankie.
He certainly wasn’t going to tell Shannon now.
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