Series: Lucky Thirteen
Author: S.M. Butler
Genre: New Adult/ Romance
Blurb: Only she ignites the passion within him…Navy SEAL Brody Battles’ last mission ended with him shot twice. He’s made enemies he’d like to forget ever existed all over the world. He’s more than ready to go home to the family he left behind, but when he returns, he faces sleepless nights, a possible security breach and the fear that his family has moved on without him.
Only he fills the void left in her heart…Marrying her childhood sweetheart sounds like a fairy tale dream come true, but not for Devyn. Thanks to his job, her husband has been off on a secret mission for so long, he’s never even seen his daughters in person. But now he’s back, and the fairy tale life is in sight, but Devyn’s not sure the man that returned is the same man who left.
…and only death will quench their enemy’s thirst for revenge. Stitching their broken family back together proves difficult when nightmares and secrets build a wall between them. And while they’re adjusting to being a family again, an enemy waits in the shadows, salivating for the sweet taste of revenge.
Thoughts: This one looked and sounded like one of those sexy, military romantic suspense novels that I usually enjoy immensely. This one, however, got off to a slow start and just seem to drag a little too slowly for my tastes. The book was supposed to be about really connecting these two characters back together again, so I expected them to have their issues and struggle with some distance between them – but for me, it was really hard to connect to either of them. Half the time, their actions were inconsistent with their thoughts and vice versa. I wanted to really feel the desire from these characters to really be together, but it just didn’t happen. I liked the author’s writing style, but it was just to slow and not emotional enough – especially with a topic where I should have really ‘felt’ their emotions rolling off the pages. Just didn’t hit the mark for me.