(West Coast Navy SEALs Series, #3)
by Anne Elizabeth
Even a hero needs someone to believe in him...
Parkour instructor Maura Maxwell has always denied her attraction for her bachelor neighbor because she’s seen his revolving door of women and doesn’t want to become another notch on his belt. But the man who rescues her from a sudden storm isn’t the one she thinks she knows—he’s Master Chief Declan Swifton of SEAL Team Five, and he literally sweeps Maura off her feet.
Just as his teasing and tenderness start to work their way into Maura’s heart, Declan and his team are called in for a dangerous op in the Middle East. The man who returns is facing the toughest fight of his life, and he needs Maura by his side more than ever…
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Going to do the review a tad bit different.
What I liked:
The hero didn’t wallow in his own misery. The hero, while sexy, wasn’t a douche; he respected women and demonstrated it. He didn’t jump or force physical relationship with the heroine.
Faithfully waited for the hero. Didn’t assume the worse of the hero due to his absence. Wasn’t clingy or dependent on or of hero for her success. Used past experience to help hero move forward with his new life.
Was a feel-good overall story. Characters were likeable and relatable. Characters take time to get to know each other before establishing relationship.
What I didn’t like:
I skimmed through several scenes that didn’t add value to the story or develop the characters at all. It felt more like a “filler” to make book longer because there wasn’t much “issue” there.
Lack of conflicts:
Don’t get me wrong… I don’t want or like drama all the time, but let’s be real… the man just went through a major life-changing event, and no matter how much of a positive outlook you can have...there will be and should be some moments of anger, sadness or/and loss. And showing those moments yet moving forward with the positive outlook/attitude would have been more powerful.
Overall - it was a quick, feel-good read. However, I didn’t feel engaged with either the couple or story so for me this was ok…
Rating: 2.5 - It was okay... I liked it but it was okay......
I received a complimentary copy of this book from SOURCEBOOKS Casablanca via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This review is my own opinion and not a paid review.