Wes Skelly has always been in the background of Brockmann's Tall, Dark & Dangerous series. He's the foul-mouthed, wise cracking best friend and brother-in-law of Bobby Taylor. The one who always seems to get in trouble. The one in love with a woman he can never have. He's tough and shut down. Doesn't let anyone close enough to see who he truly is.
Brittany Evans is the sister-in-law of one of Wes' fellow SEALs. She's been raising her son and going to school. She goes on a blind date with Wes to make her sister happy. But the longer they spend time together, the more she realizes that Wes is far deeper than he allows anyone to know. She finds so many things about him that she likes.
A few problems arise. Suddenly the woman he thought he would never be able to have is free. Brittany finds that she's being stalked. Is it because of Wes? What decisions will he make? Can he open up or will he lose all chance at happiness?
Of the books that Ms. Brockmann has out this year, this one is her best. Wes is tough, yet sensitive, even though he would prefer no one knew about that. He cares so deeply about people that he holds them at arm's length. Brittany is a compenent woman who can take care of herself, but understands that sharing a relationship isn't a weakness. We do get to see some of the team and their wives again. Mostly though, it's about Wes and Brittany.
Night Watch is one of the best books I've read this year. I was laughing out loud shortly after I had been crying. Wes has become one of my favorite heros. He proves that not every man needs to be a Superman made of steel to appeal to women.