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)
TW: Reading this book was like watching a Train Wreck
DNF: Did Not Finish
updated July 9, 2015
Zane Alexander has a hate-hate relationship with his wealthy father. In fact, he joined the Navy and SEAL team to spite him. Now Zane and his buddy Jon want to start a private security firm, and Zane approaches his father for the capital. Although his father agrees, the price of his assistance is high when he informs Zane that he must date and persuade Missy Greenwood to marry him.
Missy Greenwood is the daughter of a powerful US Senator, ready to make her own way in the world. Although she hasn’t had contact with her childhood crush in years, she jumps at the chance to meet Zane for coffee when he calls out of the blue. Both Zane and Missy are pleasantly surprised at how the has other turned out - not becoming the rich snobs of their parents social circle. Now with Missy traveling to Nigeria to volunteer at girls’ school, and Zane realizing he truly likes her, he needs to decide what is best for Missy, Jon, and himself.
I really, really loved Saved by a SEAL and the connection between Zane and Missy. Both characters are upstanding, genuine individuals with high moral values. This allows them to use better judgement and connect both physically and emotionally. As a couple, they made me swoon. Additionally, the supporting characters add depth to the rich story. Zane’s father makes for an excellent antagonist, while his teammates offer grounded support.
Saved by the SEAL is the best novella I read in 2014. The story is exciting and the romance is emotionally fulfilling. I devoured the book within a couple hours. I loved the raw emotions, honest reactions, and how the pair clicked. They have their troubles, but are able to talk through them. Zane and Missy make for one of my favorite book couples, and I look forward to more sensual, action-packed stories from the Hot SEALs series.
My Rating: A+ Personal Favorite