Series: Lucky Thirteen #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Military Romance, Romantic Suspense
Released on March 24, 2014
The obvious love between Devyn and Brody is a fairytale, but their story is probably closer to real world than I wanted to read. Coming home to a family he hasn’t seen in two years, and then having his family threatened, just made me feel blah about it all. I ended up not really liking this story in the end.
I got this one free off of Amazon not knowing that is was a new adult romance. Not my genre of choice. Then when it started the first person narrative, I wanted to cringe, especially as it switched between the hero and heroine. Throw in a married couple separated for a long time with twin girls, it just left me behind in the dust.
Devyn is a strong woman, but she fell in love early, married and became pregnant all young. Her husband Brody, is a Navy Seal. When the twin girls are two weeks old, he leaves on a long term mission with no contact to his family or friends. Now recovered from a mission that went bad and good, he comes home, but feels like a stranger in his own house. He can’t talk to his wife about the mission, nor can he understand her life or the fact that his kids don’t even know him.
For her part, Devyn has stayed true and loyal to her husband. Raising her girls is her life and it is pretty hectic. Having Brody home is both a dream and a nightmare. There is still love there, but a distance two years created. Now a threat has entered their lives.
And all I kept thinking was this wasn’t really a romance. It was about two people who love each other dealing with traumatic circumstances. They are both too young to have the maturity often needed in this situation and they just felt flat to me as characters. You could see through the suspense. It was kind of corny and over the top, without convincing me of anything.
While I wanted to be pulled into a new series, I am taking a step back and keeping my wallet closed on this one unfortunately.
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