Redeeming the Billionaire SEAL by Lauren Canan
Published by Harlequin on June 7th 2016
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Can a billionaire SEAL find love in the arms of a hometown girl?
When navy SEAL Chance Masters returns to his Texas ranch, he can't wait for his next assignment. Civilian life doesn't suit him anymore. But then he runs into Holly Anderson. The young girl he remembers is all grown up and raising her baby niece.
Soon Chance gets close to Holly and the child—too close. The situation sends up red flags; it feels like family. After what he's seen in the line of duty, Chance can't let himself get attached. But will Holly teach him that you can come home again?
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
I have to confess that I picked up this book mainly for the title and the cover. I mean a Billionaire SEAL people, I just couldn’t resist. And that cover? Can anyone say cuteness overload? Redeeming the Billionaire SEAL ended up being a good entertaining read with some sexy loving and very mild suspense.
Holly has always loved Chance, her big brother’s best friend, who let her tag along even if she was just a little kid. After more of a decade has passed, Holly is now a veterinarian and raising her baby niece after her brother and his wife passed away.
Due to a medical leave, Chance finds himself finally back home. When he meets Holly again, he is surprised at how much she has changed. No longer the little girl he remembered, she still makes him feel at ease though now he suddenly craves more than just enjoying her presence.
In true best-friend’s-little-sister trope, Chance acts all respectful and tries to keep his new feelings under check. Though Holly has a lot on her plate at the moment, she won’t let the opportunity of having the man of her dreams slip away.
However, they have many challenges to overcome, from Chance’s career future, to the inner demons he’s gathered from it. Holly can’t uproot her life, nor leave her niece. Add an insistent suitor and someone messing with her and they have a full card in their hands.
This story was well paced, both characters were relatable and genuinely nice. Holly was funny and sweet, and her devotion to her niece was commendable.
Chance was a true protector and although he kept fighting his feelings, and was a bit of a jerk at times because of it, he ended up being a good guy.
“Be sure this is what you want.” Was that his voice? So deep and demanding with more than a hint of frantic worry that she would say no. “Because in about three seconds there will be no turning back.”
She looked up at him, her eyes soft and clouded, her lips swollen and moist from his kisses. A fierce possession gripped him.
“One. Two. Three,” she said. “Take off your jeans.”
While a nice enough and sweet story, the suspense aspect was honestly laughable, not quite suspenseful at all and the resolution of that part of the story line was borderline absurd View Spoiler »If you’re going to trash a place after a B&E, you don’t wear a necklace you got there… « Hide Spoiler.
Sparkles’ Rating: 3 “it –was-the-title-and-the-cover” Stars
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