Thursday, July 20, 2017

Review: A SEAL's Courage (Military Match #1) by JM Stewart

"Hi. Trent Lawson. I believe I'm your date." - Trent Lawson

 A SEAL's Courage
Series: Military Match #1
Author: JM Stewart
Publisher: Forever Yours
Published: July 11, 2017
Source: Publisher for Review

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He's a man on a mission.

Navy SEAL Trent Lawson isn't a man to back down from a challenge. Ever since he opened his eyes in that army hospital to learn the men from his unit were gone, Trent has been determined to live life in their honor. Even if that means facing his most terrifying mission yet…dating.

She's done playing games.

Lauren Hayes has standards. In fact, she's got an entire list of them. There's only ever been one man to come close to making the cut-Trent Lawson. Except her best friend's too-sexy-for-his-own-good brother is strictly off-limits.

When Trent and Lauren find themselves matched up by a dating service, the chemistry between them is nothing short of explosive. They both know getting involved is a huge mistake, but life is too short to walk away from something this good.

JM Stewart's A SEAL's Courage, the first book in her new Military Match series, puts a new spin on an old favorite. I adore a good friends-to-lovers romance and I tend to devour them in record time. What Stewart does with A SEAL's Courage that others don't is that the main focus of this romance was the build-up to Lauren losing her virginity to her best friend. While both Lauren and Trent have hidden their true feelings for the other person, they continue to push those feelings out of the equation as they get closer. Friends with benefits, if you will. While I enjoyed that element of the book, I did find myself missing the awkwardness that inevitably follows them as they try to define their new relationship. That's one of my favorite parts of a friends-to-lovers romance. I understand why it's not there, but I still missed it. Overall, A SEAL's Courage was a fun, sexy romance from an author that can deliver. I adored the characters. JM's writing style is sexy with lots of funny moments to lighten the mood. I loved JM's Seattle Bachelors Series and I'm looking forward to continuing on with this new series.

J.M. Stewart is a coffee and chocolate addict who lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, two sons and two very spoiled dogs. She's a hopeless romantic who believes everybody should have their happily ever after and has been devouring romance novels for as long as she can remember. Writing them has become her obsession.

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