SEALs Of Summer

It takes a SEAL - Delilah Devlin (4.0)

Sweet, hot and funny. I liked the interplay between the characters. I enjoyed Justin's sense of humor and how he was clearly very capable in death and destruction, but he was also capable of being lighthearted and sweet.

SEAL of my heart - Sharon Hamilton (2.5)

I really didn't enjoy this one. To be honest, the whole cold-feet-before-marriage concept leaves me cold to begin with and the way they went about it just made it worse. Tyler and Kate lost major points with me when they started kissing and flirting before Kate dealt with her fiance. The offer to exchange emails also tripped warning bells since I consider mental infidelity to be just as bad as physical intimacy. Their love didn't really work for me as I felt it was mostly based off of physical reactions. The author's comments about how Tyler seemed to know Kate more than her fiance did even after a long time just left me rolling my eyes since it didn't seem that way. Most of their connection was told to me rather than shown and I just couldn't swallow it.

Smoking Hot - Anne Marsh (4.0)

This was sweet and funny and poignant at the same time. I would love to pick up more of this author's books in the future.

The Navy SEAL's E-mail order bride- Cora Seton (4.5)

This one was laugh out loud funny. It's the first in a series and believe me, the other three books are probably going onto my auto-buy list.

Fall Out - Zoe York (3.0)

Oddly enough, I just never really got into the story, mostly because I didn't really buy into the danger -- it all seemed just a bit too unbelievable and then the twist at the end didn't help. It was enjoyable enough, but it didn't really make an impression.

Close Quarters - Roxie Rivera (3.0)

Again, fun enough while it lasted, but it didn't leave much of an impression. The original reason why they split is one of my major peeves and then Leland's actions later on didn't endear him to me. It was one of those "I'm not going to let you explain" conflicts, which I'm not fond of.

Killing Honor - S.M. Butler (4.0)

Sweet and realistically portrayed. I liked how the author walked the line between being upfront about what a warrior faces and the toll it takes and keeping him a sweet, loving husband and father. Both aspects played off each other and deepened the character. Devyn's strength was inspiring -- I don't know how she does what she does and I was thrilled when she got her HFN.

Coming in Hot - Kimberley Troutte (3.0)

Suspension of disbelief just never really happened with this one, which was a pity because I really enjoyed the boys. Jenna I just wanted to shake, tie up, gag and leave somewhere safe for the majority of the story, which didn't exactly make for happy relations between story and reader. It's nice and all that the author gave her some capabilities, but it really didn't make up for the immense amount of stupid going on. She never really redeemed herself for me and the boys didn't manage to salvage enough of the story for me. It's not a great thing when you're vaguely hoping that someone smarter will come along and give the hero the HEA he deserves.

A SEAL's song - Jennifer Lowery (4.0)

I liked this story. I had some reservations about the premise and how much effort the baddies were going through when it seemed like they really should have just cut line, but I really liked Darci and Jack was a complete sweetheart. The endless "success!...except here we go again..." got a bit wearisome after the umpteenth time, but otherwise this was a fun, sweet read and I loved meeting Jack's family. Can't wait to see more in the series.

SEAL's embrace - Elle James (4.0)

Simply sweet. Mostly, this was just pure sugar -- in a good way. Caesar is just lickable and Erin was the perfect blend of strength and compassion. I enjoyed seeing how Caesar went after what would make him happy and the banter between them was great, especially after the heroic rescue. Would love to see more by this author.


Book Blurb for SEALs Of Summer

Military Super-bundle of ten novellas and novels by New York Times, USA Today and award-winning bestselling authors: Delilah Devlin, Sharon Hamilton, Anne Marsh, Cora Seton, Zoe York, Roxie Riviera, S.M. Butler, Kimberley Troutte, Jennifer Lowery, Elle James.


Night Owl Reviews May, 2014 4.00