With over two decades of experience, Navy SEAL Leaper Lefton is bringing his expertise to young and impressionable SEAL trainees in BUD/s. As an instructor, he knows he must prepare them for all kinds of situations—and there's a perfect opportunity for hands-on training when he spots a woman in danger in rough water. Kerry Hamilton, a marine mammal veterinarian for the U.S. Navy is beyond grateful when Leaper saves her from the rough seas, and their attraction is instant. But after everything Leaper has been through, can he truly love again? And is Kerry willing to give him the chance?
A world-weary SEAL and a spunky marine animal vet feel the jolt from the beginning of their acquaintance, but personal struggles just might keep them from trying for something deeper. Love the author’s SEALs, her detailed and authentic portrayal of their lives, and the sweet yet passionate romances she puts in her stories.
The Power of the SEAL is book five in the West Coast Navy SEALs series. Its a series that can be read out of order or standalone for the most part. There is a loose tie with book three since the two heroes were once swim buddies though the stories are completely separate.
This one had most of the excitement in the opening chapter and the rest settled into a more moderately eventful story. I enjoyed the couple and the descriptions and the romance, but I confess that I did feel that more needed to happen at times besides the passionate encounters and the introspection. I do not mean that I disliked this, but I did feel that I was left wanting more especially after the suspenseful action of the last book in the series.
Leaper and Kerry were a great couple and the book really told their romance story and all that built to a solid relationship for them. They might have felt instant attraction, but there was a lot of evidence to a build of the relationship which I liked. They are a passionate pair and hey, he’s a SEAL, so that definitely had me happy.
But, I really can’t think of more to say. Loved the details on their lives and their romance. I suppose its good to vary up the story styles in the series which I can appreciate.
So, all in all, this was a moderately engaging installment in a great series. I can definitely recommend the series to military romance lovers who like their romances spicy and their military storyline to feel authentic.
My thanks to Sourcebooks Casablanca for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
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