A SEAL’s Strength by J.M. Stewart

Title:  A SEAL’s Strength

Series: Military Match Book #2

Author: J.M. Stewart

Genre:  Romance

Blurb: A sizzling new series about three friends looking for love-and the sexy SEALs who are ready to fulfill their craziest fantasies.

This second chance was worth the wait . . .

As a SEAL, Gabriel Donovan did the toughest jobs imaginable without blinking an eye. But three years after his wife’s death, the idea of dating still makes him sick to his stomach. His daughter desperately needs a mother, though, and there’s nothing Gabe won’t do for his little girl.

Stephanie Mason doesn’t run from anything. Not even coming face to face with the “one that got away” on a blind date. Steph’s body vividly remembers every single thing about Gabe and while some things have changed, the way he makes her feel sure as hell hasn’t.

Gabe and Steph know that love comes with risks, but if they’re brave enough, this second chance might just bring them the love of a lifetime.

Favorite quotes: “You’re the first, Steph.  The first person I’ve wanted to see in three f@#$ing years.  Being with you makes me feel…alive.  I know I’m not anything you need or want, but I’m not ready to let you go yet.”

“He still melts my knees.  Hell.  Who am I kidding?  He melts my everything.”

Thoughts: I think everyone loves a story about second chance romance, love lost and re-found.  This one is really a great example of that, and is made even better with added military angle to it.  I loved both of these characters and I really loved their relationship, past and present.  My only complaint would be that it felt at times that the author was unsure about whether Stephanie was really the love of his life or not, and the story kind of faltered in that area.  I loved that he did eventually fall in love his wife, and that he missed her presence in his life, but I wanted him to want to eagerly embrace Stephanie’s entrance back into his life.  Once he gave into those emotions he still had for her, I enjoyed the story a bit more.  I also kind of wanted to see Charlotte play a bit more of a role in the book and the relationship between our characters.  Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone!

Rate:  A


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