WARNING: Author believes in soul mates and insta-love. Proceed with caution if you’re not a romantic at heart.
Six hundred minutes. That’s all it took ex-SEAL Kade Kingston to find trouble his first day home. He’d managed to survive covert operations in the hostile mountains of Afghanistan, only to be brought down by a baseball bat. If he had the first five hundred minutes back, he would have only had one drink before insisting his old friend tell him what the hell was going on. As it stood now, he and Sutton were both dead in the water—literally and figuratively. Six hundred minutes. That’s all it took for Kade Kingston to walk back into hell in his own backyard, losing everything in the process . . . including his freedom.
Inmate dog trainer, Harley Dash, knew Kade briefly as a teenager and was convinced of his innocence. Wanting to help the brooding ex-SEAL, she took it upon herself to force Kade into the Inmate Dog Training Program while she looked for a killer. With Kade confined, Harley and her father, along with two sexy SEALs, looked for evidence that would set Kade free.
Unfortunately, for Kade, Sutton’s murder was just the tip of the iceberg in a case of corruption and murder, one that will send Kade and Harley into the Florida Everglades with a killer.
Will they survive the alligators of the Florida Everglades, or will the Dread Pirate Roberts exact his revenge?
Well… lemme see… I FUCKING LOVED THIS BOOK! It sucked me in to it’s fold from word one and kept me hooked until I uttered it’s last sentence. Framed is not a pretty little love story wrapped with an adorable bow on top… NOPE, it’s angsty, it’s gritty, and it’s all kinds of sexy! Mark my words, you’ll be biting your fingernails and swearing at your kindle for hours, but it’ll be well worth it once you reach the conclusion. I don’t know how she does it, but CP tends to come up with some of the most highest tension grabbing scenes I’ve ever read. I think I had a jaw tick throughout this entire book.
Our lead female character, Harley is so damn adorable. She’s got it all… humor, sex appeal, and above all, she’s smart. And she may be a tad bit stubborn, bwahaha.. what heroine isn’t right? Harley is out to prove that Kade Kingston did not commit the crime he has been imprisoned for, but with all the odds against her, his future seems bleak. That is until a couple of smokin’ hot Navy SEALS step in to help her!
Kade is all kinds of fucked up. He comes home from serving his country to take care of his dying Pops and finds himself framed for a murdered he didn’t commit and thrown in jail. With his hands tied in prison, he has to rely on Harley and his SEALS to prove his innocence. He’s bossy, he’s controlling, and he has my attention! I loved how he treasured Harley. Although she may have felt smothered and overwhelmed, I can honestly say I’d kill for that kind of attention. He was extremely domineering when it came to Harley, but what do you expect from a former SEAL in love?
The supporting character cast was excellent. Those SEAL friends of Kade can protect me any day of the week. Prez and D were not only hotter than satan’s ass crack, they were “The Brute Squad” and I can’t help wondering if either of them will eventually get their own book in the future. Bette, Harley’s friend is like one of the best side characters evah. She’s hilarious, she independent, and she’s a potty mouth to boot. Love that about her. I think she just might fit well with one of the hotties mentioned above!! The villains in this story were just right. I can’t mention any names without divulging some pertinent information, but I will say this… CP Smith writes the best fucking bad guys ever!!!
This story makes reference to the move The Princess Bride, which I myself did not see, YET, but will be on it soon. Even though I didn’t see that movie, it didn’t detour me from laughing my ass off at their references to it. All in all, this is a well rounded story. It starts out with a bang, keeps your attention, and let’s you down with a jolt. The pacing was fast, the dialogue flowed with effectiveness and the writing style is one of a kind! The characters were relatable and the tension leading up to the conclusion was excellence.
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✰✰ABOUT THE AUTHOR✰✰
C.P. Smith is a stay-at-home mom with a keyboard. She’s never serious and lives inside her head.