By Sea by Carly Fall…Review




While fighting the War on Drugs in Latin America, Marine Brody Teller was involved in an accident that left him with a supernatural power: a deep connection to the sea and the ability to control it.

When the mysterious Joe Smith approaches him with an incredible job offer, Brody thinks it’s too good to be true. His life-saving need and his desire to be near the ocean while earning a living are rolled into one perfect job.

Rayna Lopez lives a quiet life as she tries to climb her way up the CIA ladder, always in fear the government will learn of her family lineage. When her father asks for help getting her famous and belligerent half-sister out of trouble, Rayna reluctantly agrees to travel with her and they board a yacht where they will be protected.

Brody and Rayna realize they’ve met before, and despite a significant lack of trust between them, they face an attraction neither can deny. As they fight to keep Rayna’s sister alive, lies are revealed and secrets are told. They must both learn to trust each other, and—if they live through their voyage—figure out what to do about their whirlwind romance.

My review:

By Sea is the first book in a new series from author Carly Fall and the cover and blurb alone piqued my curiosity and from there it was a suspenseful and sexy ride that I truly enjoyed.

Brody Teller and Rayna Lopez met briefly before setting sail in an attempt to keep Rayna’s famous sister safe from a crazed fan. Their initial meeting, though brief, was intense. Working for the CIA, Rayna had been assigned to check up on former Marine Brody Teller, who had been discharged and off the grid since a terrible accident during one of his missions. She hadn’t expected someone so sexy and brooding when she arrived and he hadn’t expected someone so beautiful and fascinating when he answered the door. Now, months later, and after Brody had gotten an offer he couldn’t refuse from a mysterious man, they were both on the yacht he was captaining and in charge of keeping Rayna’s sister safe from harm. Both of them were surprised to see one another on this boat and both of them were finding it harder and harder to keep the mutual attraction at bay…

From start to finish this story was packed with mystery and suspense. From finding out what happened that left Brody with his powers to who was after Rayna’s sister, it was a thrill a minute. The sexual tension and heat between Rayna and Brody added a delicious layer that balanced out the intensity when it came to the impending danger and I really enjoyed it. Both Rayna and Brody were equally enjoyable for both their strengths and weaknesses. They were great together and worked well when the chips were down and danger was at their front door. They truly made a dynamic, ass kicking couple! This book was also a fantastic intro to the series and left me curious to see what Carly has in store for us next!

Thank you, Carly, for a fantastic read!


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Book links:

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About the author:

I am a wife, a mother and a slave to Nicky the dog.

I think chocolate and wine should be considered their own food group, and I wish Christmas happened twice a year.

I love the hot summer nights here in Arizona when my family and I play in our pool until late at night, and I hate 99.8% of politicians.

To visit Carly, go to www.carlyfall.com, or follow her on Facebook or Twitter 


  1. Jilly,

    Thank you for taking the time to read the book and write the review. It’s much appreciated, and I’m glad you enjoyed it!

    • Carly, Thank YOU for stopping by and taking the time to read the review. I will be adding the others in the series to my TBR 🙂

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