Aria-I teach mermaid fitness at a ritzy hotel next to the Naval Amphibious Base. I know better than to let one of those famous frogmen chase my tail. But in a moment of weakness, I submit to Erik, a tattooed badass Navy SEAL. After one night of incredible passion, I can't stop thinking about his cocky ways and his dirty mouth. Then I get the opportunity to train to be the first female Navy SEAL. When I show up on the first day of training, I'm horrified to realize that Erik is my BUD/S instructor. He's the only person who stands in the way of me achieving my dream .I'm no quitter. He can taunt me, tease me, and run me ragged, but I'll never ring that bell. Erik-Aria is the most incredible woman I've ever met. She won the gold medal for synchronized swimming and she looks like a little mermaid the way she moves underwater. Once I find out that the sexy redhead is teaching aquatic classes next to my base, I vow to do anything to make her mine. After our mind-blowing night together, she vanishes. I ask around and learn she went away to trainches I assume it's for another synchro competition. I'm dead wrong. She shows up in BUD/S as part of the first class to let in women. And I'm her instructor. There's no way in hell I will lower the standards of my Team to please the brass and make a political statement. It doesn't matter how much I want her because she's forbidden to me now. She will obey my every command. She can try to pass hell week but she will fail. I'm a Navy SEAL, a Triton, a god of the sea. And she will never be part of my world.