Conceit (Se7en Deadly SEALs Book 1)



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The Se7eN Deadly SEALs Series

Episode One

Copyright © 2014 by Alana Albertson.

Cover Designer: Regina Wamba of
Mae I Design

Cover Models: Callan Newton and Dani Cooper

Interior design and formatting by
JT Formatting


ISBN-13: 978-1-941665-97-8

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Title Page


Saint Augustine Quote


Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Chapter 15

Chapter 16

Author's Note


About the author








I DON’T RECOGNIZE THE DAMAGED woman in the mirror staring back at me—platinum-blond hair, blood-red lips and nails, curves laced up in the finest lingerie. I have transformed into a bombshell to exonerate my brother, United States Navy SEAL Joaquín Cruz. He’s been languishing in a jail cell for the past six months, accused of a murder he didn’t commit, his honorable career as a SEAL ruined, his spirit crushed.

I’ve gone undercover as a stripper to entertain the men of SEAL Team Seven—I’ve given up my acting career, my dreams, my home—everything to free Joaquín and discover the truth.

But I didn’t count on having to conceal my identity from my ex-boyfriend, Navy SEAL Grant Carrion. The man I lost my virginity to was caught up in an endless web of sins and temptations, unable to escape from his demons.

As I strip down to my lingerie and dance for Grant, I know that every humiliating moment will be worth my sacrifice—if only I can give my brother back his life. And just maybe, find a way back to Grant’s heart.





THE PRISON GUARD LED ME down the hall to the waiting room. A pregnant girl cowered in the corner, an older couple embraced each other, and a pale, skinny woman bit her nails as a young boy fidgeted in her lap. The rancid smell of vomit loosely masked with bleach made me gag. This scene was so pathetic. We were all here to see our loved ones, incarcerated in this hellhole.

“Your boyfriend will be out in ten minutes,” the guard sneered, his eyes undressing me.

“He’s not my boyfriend. He’s my brother. And he’s innocent.”

The guard laughed and swiped the beads of sweat from his forehead. “Sure, he is, sweetheart. Never met a guilty one.”

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