This military romance novella is a touching glimpse of the struggles faced by anyone who has lost someone important to them compounded by dealing with the horrors of war. The story expertly weaves together familiar characters from the delicious ‘SEAL Brotherhood’ series as their lives progress even as it touches on the epidemic of PTSD
which impacts the lives of so many who fight for their country. The story is compact enough to give a vivid vignette of one particular couple yet whets one’s appetite for more about these incredibly brave soldiers and presages a more detailed novel that is in the works which I look forward to reading.
“SEAL My Destiny” by Sharon Hamilton is part of the ‘SEAL Brotherhood’ series and is a poignant look at Luke Paulsen’s struggle to come to term with the losses he has experienced both in his personal and military lives. An incandescent intimate encounter with a beautiful woman named Julie ends badly and all he is left with are regrets and his ongoing struggle with his memories until their paths cross again and he must decide what he is willing to fight for but first he has to figure out if he deserves another chance.
Navy SEAL Luke Paulsen, on the verge of PTSD stemming from the death of his fiancée and a brutal tour overseas, knows he is damaged goods and unsuitable for relationships. While paying respects to a fallen comrade, he is unprepared for the chemical attraction he feels for the carefree dark-haired beauty playing in the surf one evening.
Julie Christensen befriends the troubled SEAL, motivated by her yearning to soothe the young man’s troubled soul. Fueled by intense mutual desire, they succumb to one night of mind-numbing passion. Afterwards, he is unable to shed the memory of his lost love and disappears.
When they meet again at a wedding that will forever bring their two families together, their passion and longing for one another forces them to confront their pasts in order to find a future together.
But soon the trauma of his service separates them. Julie goes back to teaching and Luke deploys for North Africa with SEAL Team 3. Upon his return, he received a frantic call that Julie's life is in danger. Will be make it in time to save the woman he now knows he wants to marry and spend the rest of his life with?