Title: ODIN (The Gods of Wrath Security Agency #1)
Author: Michelle McLoughney
Navy Seal Odin Byrne believes in two things, the SEAL code of honor and the ability of his Team. When he loses one of his brothers-in-arms, he loses part of himself.
Starting afresh with his Team and back home in Boston, Odin has only one focus, his uncle Declan’s security and detective agency, ‘The Gods of Wrath’. A new team member is the last thing Odin wants, especially an ex-con who is hot as hell and mouthy to boot. Fighting for control of his agency, his heart, and his damn hormones, isn’t easy. When a new case threatens those closest to him, Odin must work with his adversary to bring a murderer to justice. Simple, apart from the memory of his lips on hers, and that one hot night.
Jasmine McCarthy is starting a new life in Boston. After three years in an Irish prison for a crime committed by her ex-husband, she craves a new start, a new chance. When her friend Declan Byrne gifts her a part of his agency, Jasmine sees it as her duty to join the team and follow his wishes, regardless of the opinion of her formidable new boss, Odin Byrne. The pig-headed arrogant Ex-SEAL would be a lot easier to ignore, if she hadn’t already had a taste.
Jasmine and Odin want nothing more than to stay the hell away from each other, if only chemistry and fate would play ball…
This book is a great read. Jasmine had a lonely childhood and was taken by the first boy who challenged that opinion of herself. Conor had the whole package till one day when he was found with enough drugs to be considered distributing and said they were Jasmine's. She found herself serving 3 years for something she has nothing to do with. Conor's family was weathly and paid her for her troubles and they were divorced. When she is done serving her time someone helps her start over. New name, new everything, even a new country. She was Maggie now she is Jasmine. Odin is a SEAL and he is done. After losing Teddy his team mate everything is different and he is ready to work with his uncle Declan. His whole team decides to join him. Two years later everything is about to change for everyone. Jasmine and Odin meet and have a one night stand. The same night Declan is in an accident and dies. Jasmine and Odin had no clue that Declan connected them. Jasmine and Declan haven't been able to stop thinking about each other. They have their own reasons for fighting what they feel for each other and the discovery of their connection makes things even more difficult. Odin and his team are mad that Declan would leave a piece of his business to someone he hadn't even told them about. The team worry about how she knew Declan. Then they find out about her criminal past and think the worst. But, no matter how mad Odin wants to be with her it doesn't stop him from wanting to know more about her at the same time. They are drawn to each other and can't seem to stop feeling things for each other no matter what. Will they be able to find a way to be together or will outside forces stop them? Will the team be able to give Jasmine a chance?
This book was an interesting read. Jasmine and Odin have been through so much in their lives especially their childhoods and maybe that mutual pain is a big reason they are drawn together. Odin has never wanted anything long term with a woman but Jasmine makes him want those things but he feels that he has nothing to offer her or anyone really. Jasmine is focused on never letting another man hurt her the same way Conor did that she is also fighting against what could be the best thing that could happen to her. The other members of the team are great and I can't wait to read more about them in future books. They are one big family, some by blood and others by circumstance, but family no the less. The members of Gods of Wrath are the family Jasmine has always dreamed of but will they accept her and give her a chance? I am impatiently awaiting more books in this series. Great job Michelle.
Michelle McLoughney is the author of the Amazon bestselling Saga, The O’Malleys. She lives in County Clare, Ireland where her first series is set. Michelle began writing at a young age and won her first national poetry competition at 17. Michelle has been widely published throughout Ireland and internationally. Rory is her first novel in the O’Malley series.