I received this book for free from instafreebie in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Published by Heartley Publishing on April 3, 2016
Format: kindle e-book
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Military, novella
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After an unhappy childhood, Luke Carter joined the US Navy and has dedicated the last twelve years of his life to the SEALs. But the relentless overseas tours have taken their toll on his mind and body and now he dreams of what life might be like outside the military. Love, romance, his own space—maybe even a family he can call his own.
Juliet Morgan works in the fast-paced world of finance. Beautiful, headstrong and smart, she chooses her career over love and puts all of her energy into her new job—a job she was ‘persuaded’ to take far away from her beloved Manhattan by her rich, overbearing father. She’s not looking for romance, but feels lonely and lost in her new environment so she turns to online retail therapy to lift her spirits and accidentally stumbles across a dating site where she’s awestruck by Luke Carter.
The sparks flicker to a roaring flame with each sizzling message between them—then the battlefield nearly claims Luke’s life and he’s rushed home to the States. Although he’s only an hour away from Juliet, in his mind everything’s changed and his pride gets in the way of the love, passion, and happiness they both so desperately crave.
Can Juliet break down the walls of this irresistible SEAL, or are they both destined to a life of loneliness?
I’ll settle for Mrs. Right Now,”I said, before quickly amending myself. “Or, in my case, Mrs. Right When I Get Back Home!”
This book was one of the many freebies I decided to download because of the mouth-watering cover. Yes, I know! I like alpha males, and I’m a “cover slut”.
Freebie aside, I found the plot creative and very intriguing. I’ve ended the book wanting more, and I have just bought the entire book collection so I can finish the story.
Luke is a navy seal away from home, that feels lonely and would like to have someone waiting for him stateside. Juliet is just bored with her like when she stumbled on to a military dating site. They become pen pals and their relationship is quite interesting if not somewhat fast.
The book is a novella, and we don’t have enough time to learn all that much about the characters, but what has been presented on this first book, is enough to have me liking them both up until now.
I wish the author had created a more believable time frame into their growing feelings for each other and their relationships, but this is fiction and that’s how it usually happens on novellas.
I find the writing of this book fresh and somewhat creative and It has piqued my interest enough to have me keep going.
I have a few warnings though to make:
- It is one of those series with huge cliffhangers
- When I decided to buy the rest of the books, I found out that I must buy the bundle, because there was no book three separated from the box collection. Which makes no sense to anyone buy book one and book two if they will need eventually to buy the entire collection.
You may read this book because you are intrigued by a pen pal romance; you should read this book if you like military men; you must read this book if you are ready for something out of the ordinary type of read!