Previously published as Born Ready.
Semper Paratus. Always Prepared. It's the Coast Guard motto. But Lieutenant Commander Scott Everly sure wasn't prepared for the sight of red–hot marine biologist Jackie Birchard in her red–hot bikini. She's wading in dangerous waters, and even if he's off duty, Scott isn't about to let this sassy little mermaid out of his sight...
With a major research project on the line, and a chance to prove herself, Jackie isn't interested in anything resembling a romantic complication. Then again, isn't raw, lusty sex – especially with a tasty specimen such as Scott –– a basic human necessity?
After all, the U.S. Coast Guard is always prepared...and ready for action, too!