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He's a Navy SEAL. She's his sister's annoying best friend...and now she's missing. In Tijuana. And he has to find her. During his leave. F*ck.

Navy SEAL Zachary Browne made it back from Yemen to find a squatter living in his house - an apparently homeless and very possibly insane, sexy AF interior designer who claims she was hired by his sister to redecorate his place as a surprise.

Even he knows decorators don't move in to their jobs with all their worldly possessions. And his sister Amanda should know the two things Zach hates more than surprises is change and people touching his stuff. Gabrielle Lee Interiors & More has done all that - and more.

Zach survived Houthi rebels, but he might not survive these two women.

Just when he finally gets Gabby out of his house, if not out of his mind because she is as distracting as she is exasperating, she goes missing and he has to find her.

When he does, things get wild - and not just from the chemistry they’ve been trying to ignore for more than a decade.

What happens in Tijuana...might just kill you.

©2019 Cat Johnson (P)2019 Cat Johnson

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 17-11-2019

Fresh and fun!

Love, love this book. The long time relationship between Gabby and Zach plays out perfectly. From Zach's dislike of Gabby (or so he thinks), to Gabby's huge crush on him. I love when Zach willing admits to himself that he has feelings for Gabby and realizes he's had feelings for her for a very long time. When they share that first kiss, you want to throw a fist in the air and yell finally!
All of the character's are great, making good side stories. I really enjoy a book that has strong supporting character's with their own story.
I also like how characters I recognize from previous stories pop in. Makes me feel like an old friend has come back for a visit. Plus it keeps their story going.
The narrator, Sean Posvistak is perfect. You can feel each characters emotions with his delivery. From the insecurity of Gabby to the exasperation Zach feels when he has to deal with Gabby and his sister.
All of the audio books I've listen to by Cat Johnson have been excellent. great stories and great characters.

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  • Christi Love4Books.me
  • 24-10-2020

A Good Mix of Suspense and Comedy

Title: Hot SEAL: Tijuana Nights
Author: Cat Johnson
Format: Audio
Narrator: Sean Posvistak
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Suspense, Military (SEAL), enemies to lovers, best friend's brother
Standalone: Yes
Part of the SEALs in Paradise series
POV: Zach, Gabby
Steam Level: Slow Burn to steamy
4/5

While I loved the mix of comedy and suspense in this story it fell kind of flat for me. Zach was a little too stubborn and hard-headed for me. I did enjoy the cameo of Clay and Tasha and I definitely want to read more to find out about Zane. Overall Hot SEAL Tijuana Night was fun but resolved too quickly, spending too much time on Zach's poor opinion of Gabby (while fighting his attraction) and not enough of them finding peace and love.

I received this audiobook for free from Audiobook Obsession. This is my honest and voluntary review.

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  • ARSW
  • 13-08-2020

The heroines are too weak, whiny and insecure

The heroines - Gabby and Amanda - are too weak, whiny, needy and insecure for me to truly get into the book. The hero, Zach, was dreamy but couldn't save the female characters or the plot. It didn't help that Sean Posvistak narrated Gabby in a nasally, shaky voice. Sean succeeded in portraying Zach as a swoon worthy alpha male though.

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  • Trisha C.
  • 03-05-2020

Hot seal, sisters best friend

After college, Gaby has a Trash to Treasure Blog. Her ideas are cute, quirky and different. Amanda has an idea to help Start her business. She would pay her to decorate her brothers house that he inherited from their Grandmother. Zach came home early from his deployment and was shocked to see all the changes. Gaby and Zach bumped heads throughout the rest of renovation. This story is fun, romantic, with some danger mixed in. Zach can always count on his Seal brothers to help out when theres danger around.
John Posvistak narration is very good. I enjoyed listening to this story.
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  • Kris Saluga
  • 09-04-2020

Not My Favorite Story But Narrator Awesome

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My 3rd book from this author and narrator. Not my favorite story but Mr. Posvistak still did a wonderful job. He knocks it out of the park and I really want to continue listening to his narrations. I like the author as well but we all have that one story that isn't our favorite. So far, this is that one.

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  • JigsawGirl
  • 01-04-2020

Not What I Expected

The narration was good. The narrator managed to make the book more humorous. The different inflections in his voice did the trick. I am not sure if I would have found any humor by just reading it.

Gabby's inner dialogue sounded the same to me at 18 as it did at 30. She seemed incredibly naive. I did not feel any chemistry between Zach and Gabby at any point in the book.

I wasn't sure what the whole Tijuana truck incident was meant to do. Nothing I was expecting to happen did happen. The exception being there was no surprise when Zach checked the back of the truck. There seemed to be so much potential for something interesting to happen, especially considering the beginning of the book. I was expecting a romantic suspense, and I am honestly no sure if I ended up with a romance or romantic comedy.

I would give it 2.5 stars. I feel like the book took an abrupt turn after Tijuana and became a different story.

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  • Enilorac
  • 23-01-2020

Great Seal tale with lots of humour

If you love humour in your tales then this one is definitely one to try! It is fabulous! There is a little drama thrown in with the romantic comedy too!
This narrator is wonderful, adding in sound effects that totally add to the whole which creates a feeling of being amongst the characters. He uses his voice very well to dramatic effect that had me in stitches and it enhanced the tale immensely. I highly recommend listening to this

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  • Island Girl
  • 25-12-2019

Great military romance

The hero Zach had treated Gabby badly based on misinformation he heard, he jumped to a conclusion that wasn't true. Gabby the heroine loved the hero Zach but didn't think he reciprocated those feelings . Zach's sister Amanda is Gabby's best friend. Amanda hires Gabby to do interior work on the family home while Zach is deployed. Unfortunately Zach comes home much earlier, while Gabby was fixing up his house. This annoys Zach because he has feelings for her but won't admit it. Being thrown together they eventually end up together in a HEA.
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  • Megan Riverina Romantics
  • 11-12-2019

Bring on the Hot SEALs!

Rating: ❤❤❤.5
Heat Rating: 🔥🔥🔥
Narrator Performance: 🎧🎧🎧🎧🎧

Hot SEAL, Tijuana Nights is and enjoyable read and is a "best friend's brother" story with just a smidge of "enemies to lovers thrown" in.

The main characters in this story are Gabby and Zach. Gabby is Zach's younger sister's best friend. She was his sister's roommate in college so he's known her for about a decade. And he's hated her since then which is where the enemies part comes in. Gabby on the other hand was enamored by him at first sight.

I really liked Gabby. She was truly creative and innovative. I appreciated her talent and loved the idea behind her design style. As for Zach? I hated him. He was a complete a$$h0le. Seriously, he was a jerk from the very first moment he met Gabby. On top of that he was even more clueless when it came to communication and emotion than the majority of the male population in both the real and literary worlds.

Johnson's writing is smooth and moves at a consistent pace. There were no lags in the story. Her love scenes were well written and on par with what you would expect. As far as the story goes however I would have liked a bit more of suspense and action in the plot.

This was the first book by Johnson that I've read/listened to and I'll happily read some more. Bring on the Hot SEALs!

The narrator for this book, Sean Posvistak, was exceptional. I mean he totally rocked. I love it when a narrator acts out the story. Not everyone narrates that way. Posvistak does and he does it fabulously. He did a great job with Gabby's rambling. The different voices he used for the characters only added to the experience.

*Voluntarily reviewed. Review copy provided by AudioBookCrave.

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  • Gail
  • 11-02-2020

Such a fun listen!!

honestly the story is bare, basic plot, characters not well fleshed out but the narration has been fun and funny!! The enthusiasm that this man puts into this story narration deserves an award. Even giving the female lead a nasally whiney juvenile voice ( she’s supposed to 29) or that the male lead says things like ,good girl, (!!) didn’t stop me listening. Would have loved to be in the room when he was recording this because he sounded like he had so much fun. But I won’t be listening to any more books by this author. The basics were there but depth was missing and that was a shame.

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  • Sara B
  • 21-04-2020

Fresh & Funny

Hot SEAL, Tijuana Nights was an enjoyable contemporary/romantic suspense with great humour, wrapped in best friend's brother romance with a bit enemy to lover. The combination was thoroughly entertaining; I was hooked from the start. The main characters, Gabby and Zach, were absolutely fabulous with diverse personalities. Their relationship had some ups, downs, push, and pull, and their chemistry, scorching HOT.

Excellent narration by Sean Posvistak. Aside from having a great voice, he did an exceptional job with the characters' voices. All-round, this was a very enjoyable listen, one I highly recommend.

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  • tenisha
  • 17-05-2021

Good Listen

Zach feels as if Gabby is a bad influence on his sister and now she is squatting in his house. He must now protect her from her own stubbornness that leads to so much more.
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  • serenechaosnyc
  • 22-05-2020

Fun

This is a fun story but I have to admit that the characters feel really really young, especially Gabby. At almost 30 years old, she acted more like really early 20s. Maybe even younger. Gabby is Zach's sister's best friend and she has been in love with Zach for a while. For most of the book, Zach was a bit annoyed with Gabby, which makes their inevitable HEA a little unbelievable but still, there's enough humor to make the book still fun, as we wait for them to get together.

The audiobook was well done. I never listened to Sean Posvistak before but he was really good. He had good control of his voice and he has kind of a fun, comedic voice where he is able to impart humor really well. I enjoyed his reading and was very impressed that I didn't even miss a female narrator!

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  • Dektolia
  • 19-05-2020

Stand Alone Story

This is the second book I've listened to in the SEALs in Paradise series, and I'm not sure if it's a coincidence that there's a brief appearance by the only other characters I've read about in the series, or if the appearances are in all the books. The other book I listened to was Hot SEAL, Dirty Martini. At first I thought it was a negative that both Tijuana Nights and Dirty Martini both had a home improvement/decorating theme and that the two books would be too similar, but by the end of the book I liked how things connected together and didn't feel like they were repetitive.

Sean Posvistak did an excellent job with the narration and kept things interesting throughout the book.

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  • JCT
  • 11-05-2020

it was okay

For a title like Tijuana Nights, you would have expected more time/nights in Tijuana. I wouldn't consider this a military or suspense book. That part of the story is short and washed over. Gabby was kinda annoying and not a good business owner. 75% of the story Zach didn't even like Gabby so I just didn't see the attraction at the end.

Narration was great - this narrator really gets into the characters. Gabby had a whiny voice but she was kinda a whiny girl so I guess it fits.

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  • Jane A.
  • 08-05-2020

Fun & engaging!

Very engaging and entertaining story. Gabby and Amanda are bff, college roommates and typical 18 year olds! Zach is Amanda’s slightly older newly qualified Seal brother who Gabby crushes on from the start, however Zach sees ditzy Gabby as nothing but a bad influence on his little sister and dislikes her on sight.
Fast forward 10 years, Gabby and Amanda are still bff and Gabby has got used to Zach ignoring and avoiding her whenever he’s around. Gabby is now a struggling interior designer who loves to dumpster dive and upscale trash. Amanda being the perfect interfering bff for Gabby and annoying sister to Zach arranges for Gabby to redecorate his house while he’s deployed.
Of course Zach arrives home early and sparks fly but he starts to realise he doesn’t actually dislike Gabby at all.
Thoroughly fun and enjoyable listen, there is laughter, misunderstandings abound, plenty of chemistry and heat and wonderful characters, all in all an excellent package perfectly narrated by Sean Posvistak.

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  • Abigale Whitlock
  • 07-05-2020

liked it

it wasnt my favorit but it was good there was jusz sonething missing i dont know what maybe i just didnt conect well with the characters i dont know i just didnt feel as if they will go the distance if you know what i mean. its still a good book.

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  • Lisa Hahn
  • 06-05-2020

off base

I thought this story was going to be much differently. the story lacked depth. When you think it was going one way it goes off tangent. its barely dug into any plot. Gabby was shown as stupid, whiney weak.

narrator was new to me. he did OK. i didn't like the voice used for Gabby it was so whiney .

I did finish the book.
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  • Enilorac
  • 24-01-2020

Laugh out loud funny, but a good tale too

I loved this tale! It was laugh out loud funny with some drama to add to the romantic comedy! The characters are likeable and the story flows well and is well written!
The narrator, however, absolutley makes it!! He is fabulous! He uses his voice to perfection to create the mood and the drama with sighs and halts in the narrative that just add to the value of the dramatic effect!
This is a tale well worth the listen to just for the narrator alone but the storyline helps and if I could give the narrator 10 stars I would!!

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