Friday, February 2, 2018

Navy SEAL Promise

If you are a fan of Harlequin's standard recipe of romance, this is your book. You're welcome.

Navy SEAL Promise (Fairhope, Alabama #5) - Amber Leigh Williams 
He made a promise he intends to keep 
Harmony Savitt is off-limits for navy SEAL Kyle Bracken. Not only is she his best friend's little sister, she's also a single mother and the widow of a fellow SEAL killed in action. This soldier needs to keep his distance. But something between them has changed...Despite the new complicated feelings he has for Harmony, when his family comes under attack, there's no one Kyle trusts more than her to help him get answers. When that threat extends to her and her daughter, though, he vows to protect them...even if it means putting his own heart on the line.

It's worth mentioning that though this is book five in a series, you do not need to read the previous books to get up to speed. I have a feeling book six is going to feature Harmony's brother Gavin, but that's just me. This book is Harmony and Kyle's story, childhood friends who turn into more after a series of life's kicks in the rear.

Harmony is a single mom to Gracie Bea after the premature death of her husband Benji, stationed overseas as a Navy SEAL and gravely injured in the line of duty. It's been several years and Harmony has done a good job at building a life for her and Bea, excelling at her career, but she hasn't pursued love because nobody can hold a candle to Benji.

Except Kyle Bracken.

Kyle is her life long childhood friend. Their lives have been intertwined since she was born, but he has never been an option.. until now. Kyle is on leave and when he comes home he discovers that Harmony isn't a child anymore. Though he's been with her all along the way, watched the birth of her child into this world, delivered the news that her husband wasn't coming home, and everything in between, this time home is different. Before they can dive into the possibilities, someone is out to destroy his father's livelihood, and reputation, but also Harmony's. A few close calls leave Kyle to take dramatic measures to protect his family.

OK. So overall I'm giving this one 3/5 stars. The romance is your standard Harlequin fare so if you are a fan of that, you're in for a treat. It's a romance but it's not over the top, the steamy level is maybe a two, so if you are looking for a reason to replace your AA batteries in your BOB, this won't be it. The plot is mediocre, it wasn't the ending I was hoping for and it isn't enough to call it suspense, but it did drag out for a little too long. I much rather would have had more Kyle and Harmony versus the drama that felt like it didn't quite belong.


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