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I generally review romance, paranormal and urban fantasy. I tend to pick review books that I want to read, so generally my reviews will be positive. I always give my honest opinion: good, bad, and indifferent. 

 

Note: on my blog I use a letter grading system. I've listed the ratings below. For sites with stars, I have listed the equivalent rating. If I didn't finish the book, I will not rate it with stars.

 

A+  Personal Favorite (5 stars)
A    Loved It (4.5 or 5 stars)
A-   Enjoyed A Lot (4 or 4.5 stars)
B+  Liked It A Lot (4 stars)
B    Liked It -- Recommend (4 stars)
B-   Liked It -- But I had a few small issues (3 or 3.5 stars)
C+  Liked It -- But I had issues (3 or 3.5 stars)
C    Finished It -- Liked some, didn't like some (3 stars)
C-   Finished It -- Liked a little, didn't like a lot (2 or 2.5 stars)
D    Not A Big Fan (2 stars)
E    Don’t Waste Your Time (1 star)
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TW: Reading this book was like watching a Train Wreck
DNF: Did Not Finish

 

updated July 9, 2015

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Review: Night with a SEAL by Cat Johnson

Night with a SEAL (Hot SEALs) (Volume 1) - Cat Johnson

Jon Rudnick is one of a handful of elite Navy SEALs. Constantly on dangerous missions overseas, he is home for a short time and enjoying a Fourth of July barbecue with his best friends at former teammate Rick and his sister’s home. Even though he’s unavailable for any type of longterm commitment, Ali catches his eye.

 

Alison (aka Ali) Cressly attends a fun get together at her coworker/friend, Darci’s home. For some reason Darci and Rick are determined to see Ali and Jon hook up, but Ali has no intentions of ever getting together with a military man. However, after a steamy one-night stand, Ali admits to herself that she wouldn’t mind being a distraction for Jon.

 

Overall, I really enjoyed this novella. For a shorter length story, it is packed with intense emotions and carries a solid story. I like how the pair got to know each other over time - even though they only saw each other once in a while. The author does a great job building in Jon’s angst over his military career, so when he makes an important decision involving his career, it's not surprising nor does it feel contrived. The couple is well-balanced. The romance is ultra hot and steamy, and the HFN (Happily For Now) is realistic and satisfying given the setting. There is a dramatic moment that may have been a bit over-the-top, however, it provided the catalyst needed for change. Night with a SEAL is an exciting opening to what promises to be a steamy, sexy, exciting series.

 

My Rating:  A- Enjoyed A Lot

Review copy provided by author

Originally posted at That's What I'm Talking About