Wicked Nights by Anne Marsh

Wicked Nights by Anne MarshWicked Nights by Anne Marsh
Series: Men of Discovery Island, #2
Published by Harlequin on September 16th 2014
Pages: 224
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Winner takes it all…off
Former diving champion Piper Clark never loses. Unfortunately, if she doesn't land this lucrative contract, her diving business will fail. Worse still, it will be at the hands of her childhood nemesis, Cal Brennan—six feet of hard, rugged former Navy SEAL. So Piper proposes a wager: whoever loses the diving contract must take orders from the winner…in bed.
Cal needs this contract for his own reasons. A former rescue swimmer, he may be having a few issues with diving since his last mission ended, but Piper doesn't need to know that. Something about her impulsive nature makes Cal rise to the bait, and there's nothing he'd like more than to show Piper exactly what rules are good for.
All bets are on. And someone's about to start playing dirty….

It’s rare to read a story that’s centred on diving (whether platform or scuba) and I dove straight into it (pun fully intended) with such anticipation because the frenemies dynamic is one of the tropes that never fails to get me moist. I enjoyed the mock-antagonistic – and sometimes exasperatingly funny – relationship between Piper and Cal even more than I did Daeg and Dani, and every antic they had on the oneupmanship kept me amused and interested.

The only issue I’m going to take with the Navy Rescue Swimmers series thus far is the abrupt, rushed end that’s not entirely a convincing HEA.