Wednesday, April 8, 2015

review || SEAL MY HOME { blog tour }

SEAL My Home by Sharon Hamilton

Publisher: AL Publications (3/31/2015)
Series: Bad Boy of SEAL Team 3
Genre: Military Romance
Source: Enchantress of Books
Purchase links || amazon | ibooks || add to goodreads

Rating: ★★

jump to review

Bad boy Rory Kennedy was raised in foster care, bouncing in and out of trouble along the way. He finds his true family and real brothers as a Navy SEAL, one of the Navy’s elite warriors. When his BUD/S instructor barked the SEAL’s Motto: Only Easy Day Was Yesterday, he knew he had found home.

Megan Palmer works in a bookstore and finds her passion in life through reading steamy romance novels. Her brief affair with a man she later found out was married has left her damaged, until she meets the handsome SEAL, who stands ready to open her world and give her things she’s only dreamed.

On a skiing trip, Rory suffers a possible career-ending injury and also comes face to face with a past he never knew of, and a family who had abandoned him. His relationship with Megan is tested to the breaking point as Rory wades through the dark waters of recovery and whether or not he can live without the life he loves. A home-grown terrorist cell forces his hand and he discovers his true purpose.

Cover Designed by

about Sharon || NYT and USA/Today Bestselling Author Sharon Hamilton’s SEAL Brotherhood series have earned her Amazon author rankings of #1 in Romantic Suspense, Military Romance and Contemporary Romance. Her characters follow a sometimes rocky road to redemption through passion and true love. Her Golden Vampires of Tuscany earned her a #1 Amazon author ranking in Gothic Romance.

A lifelong organic vegetable and flower gardener, Sharon and her husband live in the Wine Country of Northern California, where most of her stories take place.

{ excerpt } .
Whatever she’d bottled up had come loose. Her appetite met her need, which should have scared him. But for the first time, he wanted her to need him. He could fill he up. She was starving for it.

And so was he.

She was sleeping, and he fell into her rhythm, inhaling when she did, exhaling also in tandem, feeling her soft sex crowning his thigh. He thought of all the lovely things he wanted to say to her, but knew he shouldn’t. He knew the speaking part would mess up what he now felt, something he rarely felt.


He tried to breathe without making a sound, hoping that this time together, which was as precious to him as the love making part, was prolonged for as long as possible. She was fire and ice. The salt and the caramel. She tucked inside the hard exterior of his soul and shivered, rested there under his protection.

He must have twitched or done something, because she startled and rose up quickly, rolling to the side and covering herself up. He could almost feel her heavy thoughts tossing about the room as he viewed her light pink spine glowing in the near moonlight as she sat on the edge of the bed away from him. An inch of her butt crack was in shadow, but the alabaster surface of her skin was flawless and made her look like a statue.

He inhaled without a sound, and let his index finger trace down the middle of her back, traveling over the ridges of her vertebra. She stiffened at first, then rolled her head to the side and killed him with the blue gaze that showed him she was still hungry.

“Come here, Megan,” he said, worried he’d been a little too loud.

She touched her shoulder with her ear in a shy move that belied her real feelings for him. He could see it in the coral shaded corners of her lips, how they quirked up at the ends.

{ trailer } .

{ review } .
Rory has lived not necessarily a bitter life, but it certainly could have been better. His firfirst sense of brotherhood came when he was just a boy -- his mother left him to be an orphan and the comradery he got with the other boys gave him a sense of belonging. When the orphanage was closed and he and the others went into foster homes, he lost that sense. He finally got it back by joining the teams, becoming a Navy SEAL.

In this journey of his in SEAL MY HOME, we follow him as he woos Megan, to when his career nearly takes her from him. We watch him learn to forgive and open his heart to the possibility of family. Rory certainly does some growing in this book.

One of the things that draws him to Megan is the innocent air about her. As he mentions, so many guys want experience, but he rather enjoys teaching women the joys of letting go. When he sees Megan, he sees a plain wrapped gift just begging to be opened.

Megan was a fun, cute character in her own right. She was strong minded and generous, but when it came to the opposite sex, a little inhibited. Rory certainly doesn't give her much room to say no, though -- even as "just friends" he's always pressing his lips to her temple, her forehead, her shoulder. He's forever touching her.

While I don't believe he was convinced Megan would be his forever, at least not from the get go, he envied his teammates with their wives -- someone to call when coming home from assignment, someone to go home to...

The writing style of this story was a bit more loose than I prefer, but the dialogue and plot made up for it. I plan on diving into books 7 + 8 in the coming days!

{ giveaway } .

Presented by:

No comments:

Post a Comment