For Senior Chief Hank O’Mara no woman compares with the sea until he meets Lieutenant Bethany Morton. Only the sea can draw two such opposite and passionate people together. Only US Navy regulations keep them apart. Fraternization between Officer and enlisted is forbidden. Beth and Hank do their utmost to resist their mutual attraction. Can love prove stronger than either the sea or the USN? To find out, Hank will sacrifice his career, and Beth will risk her professional dreams.
The attraction between a hunky Senior Chief and a smoking hot Lieutenant breaks all the rules—his, hers and the US Navy’s. Unable to resist, the couple yields to desire’s command. Both expect their incendiary passion to burn out long before it can endanger their careers. Neither expected the insatiable sex they share to become an enduring love.
To My Readers:
I’m very excited to bring you Off Limits, the story of Hank O’Mara and Bethany Morton. Partly because I’ve always wanted to write a steamier version of O’Henry’s The Gift of the Magi (one of my all time favorite Christmas stories). But mostly because the men and women of the US Navy are heroes that I have long admired. I am a US Navy veteran and very proud of my service. I am equally proud of the service of others to our country. The members of all the services sacrifice more than we know, and not all the sacrifices are on the battlefield. Sometimes the sacrifices aren’t even visible. For different reasons both Hank and Bethany want to give a lifetime of service to the USN. This links them as much as their physical attraction, but that attraction exists in direct opposition to US military regulations. As the attraction grows and develops Beth and Hank each must decide what they value most and what they are willing to give up to get it. Nothing moves me like a story in which forbidden love triumphs and the greater the obstacles—love for country is a very strong obstacle—the greater the sacrifice, the greater love’s victory.