Being the best means making sacrifices, but do vows made at 16 hold true at 24? Duty First, Duty Only… As a teenaged Sea Cadet, Sam Morelli joined the elite club his brother formed with other teens, focused on a single goal: to become Navy SEALs. Membership required a vow that once he became a SEAL, the team would be his only commitment. Distractions like relationships or dependents would be forbidden. Eight years later, on the cusp of achieving his goal, Sam has forgotten that vow. But Bryanna Spencer hasn’t. Sugar, shoes, and a sexy SEAL… Numbers whiz Bryanna Spencer loves chocolate, designer shoes, and Sam Morelli. She’s always dreamed of one thing: being Sam’s wife. Raised in a Navy family, she knows the rules: to be a great SEAL, a man can’t have a woman weighing down his thoughts. Bryanna’s been nibbling on sweet, sexy, better-than-chocolate-covered-caramel Sam for four years, but Sam’s dream of being a SEAL has been with him longer. His dream is her nightmare. Some vows are made to be broken… With Sam home on leave for Christmas, Bryanna has one last chance to prove to Sam that he wants her more than he wants his SEAL Trident. But time is running out. Once he finishes the last phase of his training, she may lose him forever. But Sam may have different kind of vow in mind… ISBN: 978-0990803140 Excerpt I don’t have your Christmas gift yet,” Bryanna lied with an exaggerated look of regret. She deliberately kept her gaze away from the tree where the hand knit fisherman’s sweater, fancy ratchet set and customized display case for his medals were wrapped and waiting. “That’s okay.” Sam shrugged, poking at the package with one finger, a small frown creasing his brow. “Its not really a Christmas gift.” A going away gift. What did two years of whispered secrets, mind-blowing lovemaking and joyful friendship merit? Bryanna couldn’t keep the smile in place this time. She set the package on the small side table next to a bowl of holiday hued M&Ms. Then, aiming for distraction, she slid her hands up Sam’s chest, skimming the delicious breadth of those strong muscles before curling her fingers behind his neck. “How about I open it after dinner,” she suggested, rising to tiptoes to brush a teasing kiss over his lips. “Or better yet, after dessert.” She added a seductive flick of her tongue, letting him know just how tasty dessert would be. Her heart melted with gratitude when he took the invitation. Sam’s hands gripped her hips, pulling her tight against his body. His tongue delved deep, taking the kiss from teasing to tempting with one swift thrust. Bryanna melted into his body, her pulse racing, desire coursing through her system. Even knowing he was about to break her heart, she couldn’t resist the lure of passion that flared hot and needy between them.