Ex-Navy SEALs Cooper and Dirk Browning's PI firm has been hired to find out who kidnapped their teammate's ten-year-old daughter, Christie. They are stretched thin investigating two frustrating cases, in addition to handling their flourishing military canine-training enterprise. Coop and his star dog-in-training find a mysterious woman with a head wound. Her memory is gone. Between trying to find a clue to Christie's kidnapper, and his efforts to find the real identity of the woman he names Lori, Coop falls in love. So does Lori. But how realistic is that? She doesn't know who she is, and Coop can't envision a life with a woman he knows nothing about. When the truth comes out will their love survive?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Wounded at the Lake based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite Wounded at the Lake: The Wounded SEAL Trilogy, Book One is a romantic suspense novel written by Mitzi Pool Bridges. When Cooper Browning was a Navy SEAL, he had been impressed by the performance of the military dogs he saw in action. He resolved when he left the service to get involved in training military service dogs, and he and his brother Dirk set up a dog training enterprise that quickly became the provider of the most-highly trained and sought-after dogs in addition to their private investigator agency. Coop and his brothers have been troubled about a fellow SEAL’s little girl who was in a comatose state after escaping from her abductors, and he decided to go to Lake Houston with his favorite Malinois, Thor, to think things out a bit. When they get to the two-lot parcel Coop’s grandfather had originally purchased, they were enjoying the peaceful quiet of a late fall afternoon when the silence was broken by the sound of a car engine and, moments later, a gunshot. Coop sent Thor to investigate the sound and, following the dog, discovered a woman’s body. At first, he was sure she was dead, but soon he discovered a weak pulse. When he was able to revive her, she had no recollection of who she was or how she came to be in that car to be killed, but she was adamant that going to the hospital or notifying the police would expose her to certain death. Mitzi Pool Bridges’ romantic suspense novel, Wounded at the Lake, is an impressive blend of the romance and private investigator genres. It also works quite nicely as a psychological thriller as Lori, the amnesiac woman Cooper and Thor rescue, begins to experience random flashes of a terrifying and brutal past. Bridges’ plot is tight and well-constructed, and her characters are marvelous, especially the three SEAL brothers, Shorty, Lori and Thor, the Belgian Malinois who saves Lori’s life and captures her heart at the same time. I particularly enjoyed reading about the methods these ex-SEAL brothers used for training their dogs for military service and seeing how Lori fitted so easily into that aspect of Cooper’s world. Wounded at the Lake is an impressive and satisfying read that keeps the reader on edge and wanting more. It’s highly recommended.
Wounded at the Lake is the first chance I have had to read Mitzi Pool Bridges' work. I have to say she writes quite a captivating tale. she certainly held my attention and kept me entertained. There are so many twist and turns that I could not wait to see what was around each corner. Cooper Browning takes one of his dogs that is in training, Thor to his favorite thinking spot. He has an important case that is weighing on his mind and the answers are just not appearing. Little did he know that life was about to get even more complicated. Together they find a severely injured lady who appears to be in grave danger. The first thing Lori sees after her injury is Coop and Thor. She doesn't remember how she got to the lake. She has no clue who she is. The one thing she does know that she is in danger and needs to hide now! Coop takes her home to his family home where his family and friends work to patch her up, take care of her, try to keep her safe, and attempt to help her remember who she is. Lori is a friendly lady with a very warm heart and caring personality. Her only problem is she doesn't know who she is or why she knows she is in danger. She falls in love with Thor instantly and he provides the protectiveness and security that Lori needs to feel safe. Cooper Browning is the type of guy that anyone would want to come to their rescue. He's kind, caring, brave, strong, creative, and it doesn't hurt that he is handsome as all get out. He and his brothers train special dogs for military use. I love animals in books and especially dogs. These incredibly smart and brave animals are just amazing. Mitzi Pool Bridges has put together an incredibly dramatic story that certainly kept me riveted to the very end. The characters are incredibly well written. I loved the chemistry between Coop and Lori. Their story is one that is unique and fascinating. Their romance is sweet with a deep attraction. The huge question of the unknown is always there making them wonder what the future could possibly hold without knowing the past. Cooper has an interesting family and they instantly take to Lori and they all want to help. The Browning family is a tight knit family that sticks together no matter what. They also work well together no matter what they are doing. From caring for and training the dogs to solving the cases presented to their PI firm. I had a horrible time trying to set this book down. I could not wait to see what thrilling ride I was going to encounter on the next page. Every turn led to another twist with little bit more mystery or maybe of hint of a answer. I know I would certainly not hesitate to pick up another story from Mitzi Pool Bridges. I hope there are more stories in the works for the Browning family. I would love to visit them again. I was given the opportunity to read this great story so that I may share my thoughts with you. As always it has been my pleasure to share my thoughts with you on Wounded at the Lake.