Badger (SEALs of Steel Series #1)

Badger (SEALs of Steel Series #1)

by Dale Mayer

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When Badger Horley, a SEAL, and the rest of his eight-man unit hit an antitank landmine on a routine reconnaissance mission, all were badly injured, but one of his men died. Having only joined a year before, he'd been the youngest member of the squad. Mouse left behind unanswered questions about his life...along with seven team members who aim to see that his tragic death is brought home to those responsible.

Badger's path back to health is a long and difficult one, but revenge drives him out of bed every single day of his life. Someone modified orders the morning of the incident, sending his unit straight over that landmine. At the time the altered route had been given to him, he'd been curious but not unduly concerned. What happened to his squad has brought unwavering clarity: Those last-minute changes and the explosion that shattered his team were deliberate--and he means to catch the perpetrator if it's the last thing he ever does.

Kat Greenwald watches the man she's falling in love with fester a little more each time they're together. Refusing to give himself time to heal, not surprisingly he hasn't taken to his prosthetic well. As a prosthetic designer, she's dealt with men and women in endless physical and emotional states. Badger is different. He's driven, determined and deadly, but she can't help her feelings despite the negatives. She's hooked on a man whose sole concern seems to be in getting retribution for the incident that left his team in shards...while all she wants is a future happily-ever-after with him. But when her life explodes, and she's kidnapped, it's Badger who steps in to save her...

Still, Kat has a long road ahead of her to convince Badger a life filled with love is always preferable to answers that can only be gained at the risk of dying to get them.

Author note: For your reading pleasure, this series must be read in order.

SEALs of Steel Reading Order:

1.) Badger
2.) Erick
3.) Cade
4.) Talon
5.) Laszlo
6.) Geir
7.) Jager

Product Details

BN ID: 2940159028204
Publisher: Valley Publishing Ltd.
Publication date: 05/08/2018
Series: SEALs of Steel Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 2,338
File size: 418 KB

About the Author

Dale Mayer is a USA Today bestselling author who writes for the young, the old and those in-between - no matter what the age. Some of her books are hot, some are sweet. Some will keep you up at night with a light on to keep the boogie man away and some you'll want to cuddle close.

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Badger (SEALs of Steel Series #1) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Hard to put down this 159 page suspenceful romance. GJRA
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the characters but would have liked more development. Badger was a really stupid name or nickname. The author seems very knowledgeable regarding the medical aspects in the book but very short on military matters. The romance writing seemed forced and I didn't feel the connection. I'll try the next book to see if it's better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A little too repetative. Not as good as some if the other books. Missing some spunk or fire. Hopefully the next one has a little less repetition and more pazazz.
MariePalmer More than 1 year ago
Clever twist but also frustrating! This is book one of eight, but you are going to need to read all eight to gain the full story and before the final plot twist is revealed. Each book focuses on a different member of a SEAL team, the seven remaining members of what was originally an eight man team who were blown up by a roadside bomb, one death and numerous injuries and missing limbs has left the team with more questions than answers and the life shattering realisation that they were targeted....not only were they targeted but it looks like they were betrayed by one of their own....a SEAL's worst nightmare. As the series progresses each book provides more of the puzzle pieces the team need to solve the mystery of who betrayed them and why - but not everyone wants them digging in to the past and will stop at nothing to halt their progress. This first book focuses on the team leader Badger, the most determined but also the least well adjusted of the survivers. He blames himself for not protecting his team and will do everything he can to get revenge, even if that means giving his own life to protect them this time.....that is until Kat decides enough is enough, she can see exactly what he is doing and has spent 6 months fighting her feelings for the emotionally unavailable SEAL, but if she really wants a chance with him, a chance of a future she has to fight dirty. And that starts with his team members and letting them know her fears for his health and his self destructive mindset. Can she reach him before it is too late? Can she keep him alive long enough to get all the answers they need? Long enough to identify who it was that betrayed them and why? There are only four of the eight books released so far, the final one is not due to be released until March 19, so we know we are not going to get all the answers until then, but the best stories are about the journey, not the destination. And this is one long and twisted journey, a journey the team realise they are not always in control of, but having started both they and you will need to continue......there is plenty of suspense but the cliff hangers at the end of each book tease with the wait for the next books leaving you little frustrated.....eager but frustrated!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book lacked thought process in conversations and thoughts. Also little feelings and romance even for military. Did like the writing about dealing with lost limbs.
tinalizmoore More than 1 year ago
This was a great book. It left you justtthe right out to make you go straight to the website to find the next book in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the strong characters and story line!
17939996 More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful story of Seals that have come home as wounded warriors. They show that they are still strong and have a lot to offer. Although it takes a lot to recover the do keep going. This story is full of suspense, action, romance and drama. Badger had a lot to over come and a lot to give. Kat was amazing in her ability to stay firm and strong with Badger. She was able to think about all the guys needs while going thru her own drama. While the end finished one area of mystery, it left room for the other suspense to continue into the next book. I look forward to reading more from this series. I received this book as a gift and I voluntarily give this review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First book I’ve read that deals with prosthetics and the trauma which preceded them. I found the concept of prosthetic implants interesting. We have dental implants why not orthopedic ones.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easy and fast read. Naturally, great characters, but then aren't all Seals?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The 5 page epilog is really a lead in to the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
NCMS More than 1 year ago
Meet Badger, Eric and Cade three of the eight members of Badger’s SEAL team. One member of his team died and the other seven members of Badger’s team lost limbs when the vehicle they were driving hit a land mine. Meet Dr. Kat Greenwald, she designs the prosthetics used by Badger, Erick and Cade. Badger doesn’t believe it was a simple accident and has made it his personal mission to find out what happened. Before taking off on this mission, the team learns that Kat is getting threatening letters. They take the threat seriously and when they can’t get a hold of Kat, they use their skills to find and save her. Once Kat is safe, Badger takes Kat to London where a meeting is set up with an informant. This was supposed to be a simple meeting to get information, but nothing is that easy. The information turned to raise more questions than it answered. The clue is just the first piece of the puzzle. I’m looking forward to reading the next book in the series to see where this clue leads. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
ViperSpaulding More than 1 year ago
Badger is a recently injured SEAL who is bent on finding justice, and he’s forced to work with Kat, a doctor who specializes in custom-designed and fitted prosthetics. Kat just wants to see Badger get healthy, which he can’t do if his quest for vengeance distracts him from taking the steps necessary to rehab his leg. While Badger is pursuing even the tiniest scrap of intel related to the attack on his team, he also picks up on an active threat to Kat. He keeps her close so he can sort out who wants her dead, while at the same time following up on every lead that brings him closer to finding the truth about his fateful mission. These two find an incredible chemistry along the way, learning to work together and rely on each other’s strengths. This is an action-packed romance, with a lot of suspense and intrigue. I loved how the author writes strong women who can take care of themselves without detracting from the heroic efforts of the warriors they love. There’s a bit of crossover with the Legendary Security folks from the author’s previous series, cementing this new series in that familiar world. For fans of military romance stories, they don’t get any better than this. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.
DevotedReadAholic More than 1 year ago
Overview: Start of a New Series!! Badger and his SEAL team are betrayed and injured on a mission gone wrong. They lost limbs and even the life of one of their own and they are out for justice. Kat is responsible for designing the limbs to make these men whole again and is great at what she does. When danger stalks Kat the team, with Badger at the front, jump in to keep her safe, at the same time trying to find the traitor. Its great to see Badger and Kat build their relationship and work through their issues. Maturity Level: A few sex scenes are pretty hot! What I Liked the most... - Love all the new SEALS and can't wait to see them get the HEA! - Heartwrenching seeing what these men go through to become whole again - Loved seeing and hearing about the guys from the other series - Always like how the relationship builds. It's never rushed and very realistic! - Mystery, Action and Romance! The perferct combination I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Jutzie More than 1 year ago
Badger by Dale Mayer SEALs of Steel Series Book One Badger Horley had nothing more to live for than finding out what happened to his unit when they were on a simple mission. His drive for vengeance had him ignoring his own body and the healing it needed. He would finish his way or another. Dr. Kat Greenwald saw many patients and wanted to help all of them to the best of her abilities. But Badger...well, there was something special about him and she just had to find a way to get through to him to finish his surgeries so she could fit him with a prosthetic that wouldn't cause him so much pain. When Badger and some of his former team find out that Kat's been getting threatening letters...he veers from his mission to help her. It doesn't distract him for long. Now, he has his mission and Kat to protect. Meanwhile, he'll have to let his former team pick up the baton and go on the next leg of the journey to find out who betrayed them. **Sexual content and language
CherylLoverofPugs More than 1 year ago
This was a great book! It pulled me in at the start and kept me engrossed throughout the book and I hated for it to end! Can’t wait for the next book in the series! If you like action, suspense and some “heat” between the main characters, along with a great story, you will love love love this book! Plus, the story is centered around veterans, and who doesn’t want to read about those who serve to protect us and our rights! I suggest you set aside time to read the entire book as you won’t want to put it down until you have read the entire book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You can't go wrong with books by Dale Mayer. I have enjoyed each one of Military series, highly recommend. Mjw
Maggs More than 1 year ago
This is a new series and I'm hooked. I usually avoid stories involving seriously injured war heroes as I'm a nurse and connect too well to enjoy the book. However, this story is done exceptionally well. It deals with injury, challenge, feelings, life, love, honor, strength and purpose. All the while a mystery continues to unravel concerning the incident when a landmine caused the death of one man and serious injury of 7 others including Badger. His dedication to finding answers is affecting his healing. These men are showing as much courage at home as they did in combat. Again, well done!
D-BookNerd1 More than 1 year ago
Badger is bent on revenge for the death of a team mate, and injuries to the rest of the team. Kat is a prosthetic designer, and she's falling for Badger. Can she convince him to let go of the need for revenge, or will she lose him in the process. Such a good start to the series. I love Dale Mayer books, and this one is a winning start in Seals of steel. Romance, lots of action from the beginning of the book to the end. I can't wait to see what happens in the upcoming books. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Wendy S Hodges More than 1 year ago
This new series is also linked slightly to both other series, but its is new characters that sometimes need a little help from the others. Lots of twists and turns as well as suspense and excitement kept me reading, I love that the main subject material will follow through these books, this is about a team of men whos lives were forever changed due to last minute orders, they are trying to find out why. ( *Spoiler* possible alert) Also having problems is Kat, she has been helping some of the guys with their health issues but suddenly she is needing help herself. This series feels fresh and it is a bit different to the others, its more investigating at its core. I think as well some of these guys are not yet at full strength, some still need treatment and this shows them as slightly vulnerable while still being hot and alpha, this is something I find appealing. Tough and strong is all well and good but this makes them human and not superheroes, I love a bit of vulnerable male, and yes it is different to weak male. Fantastic start and I really look forward to the rest of this series.
Linda Carlson More than 1 year ago
I love this book! Dale Mayer never disappoints! A whole new series for us to love! Kat is a brilliant woman with a unique skill. She helps put wounded and disfigured people back together so they can continue to live their lives. Badger and his military friends are fortunate recipients of her special skill and also her new security detail. This story includes hot sexy guys, a stubborn female, and a hard headed male. There is also murder, mystery and a whole lot of danger. Kat and Badger have this “thing” going on between them that neither one will acknowledge. It’s exciting and wondrous the things that Kat can do with the human body and the healing of the human spirit. Badger has an agenda that Kat is sure going to get him killed. He can’t leave Kat unprotected but needs to do his own thing and keep his head in the game. I love all of the moving parts in this story! It’s exciting and fascinating! I am sure you will want to read this book and all of the others in Ms. Mayer’s library! Excellent! I loved it!
Lyn Fox More than 1 year ago
I LOVED this book. Badger is struggling with overcoming injuries from an incident where he lost a teammate and severely injured the rest of them. Kat is the physician who designs all of their prosthetics. Badger and his teammates are determined to find who them and get revenge. But first they need to find out who's trying to hurt Kat. I am really looking forward to book 2! I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.