Saved By The SEAL
Battle Scars #2
By: Diana Gardin
Releasing March 8, 2016
He saved her life. She showed him how to live it . . .
When he sees a woman drowning, Grisham Abbot immediately leaps into action. The Navy SEAL forgets his training, his past, and the explosion that forever scarred his body and his mind. He can only remember what he was born to do.
But saving Greta Owen is a complication Grisham is definitely not ready for. She’s stunning and gorgeous—like sunlight after months of darkness. Yep, Grisham is so, so screwed.
Greta knows that the smart thing to do would be to run from Grisham. He’s a wounded warrior, and his head is a big-time mess.
The problem is that Greta wants to make him her mess. One kiss and she’s completely in over her head.
And if this SEAL risked himself to save her, then she must find a way to bring him back to life . . .
Emotions run high, as Grisham, the wounded warrior, and Greta, are trying to find their place in the world, with a new era starting, and family troubles highly on their minds.
The story is told in the first person point of view, but since both Grisham and Greta have their turn to tell about their story, it is well rounded and nicely flowing, giving a satisfying account of the events. I thought the author did a brilliant job with using the first person point of view.
I liked the connection the characters had. Even the secondary characters was brought into the fold, and contributed significantly to the story. The bond between Grisham and his buddies was priceless, the girlfriends of Greta are always standing by her.
Grisham and Greta, both have baggage, and family issues, that are kept in the dark. I admire how naturally Greta took Grisham's amputated leg, how natural and real they were with each other, how they got each other, and were willing to make sacrifices to make the relationship into something special, something lasting, and something to count. Grisham has a hero complex, his need to rescue and help others come deep from his childhood, what Greta struggles with, is he there only as long as she needs help and protection from the crazy stalker bothering her?
I liked the story, it is easy to get into, relate to the feelings of the characters, and events unfolding. There's a lot of camaraderie, as well as passion, devotion, and loyalty. At the short time, Grisham and Greta go through several serious, dangerous events, making them even closer to each other, giving them a new perspective to each others lives, past and present. The angst, typical for the Young Adult genre, is present, just enough to give the tale spice, but not an overload.
I have just one question - what happen to Eggs at the end? Where was he?
Laughter, joy, and tears, all shared with the engaging cast of characters of this captivating and pleasing tale
~ Four Spoons
The stinging hot needles of Grisham’s shower feels heavenly as it washes the sand and salt off of my body. I smile to myself as I run my hands through my wet hair, remembering how amazing the day was. I’m also remembering how hot Grisham is on a surfboard. He’s such a natural out there, dipping low on his board when he needs to and riding each wave in effortlessly. He never once lost a wave.
It was an incredible day.
And now that same hot, sexy guy is waiting for me somewhere in his house while I shower. I can’t keep the smile off my face.
Suddenly, a warm hand slides around my waist until it rests on my stomach. I gasp as Grisham yanks me back against the hard planes of his wet body, and one of my arms immediately goes up to wrap around the back of his neck.
“You’re fucking beautiful,” he groans into my ear. I can feel it; he’s hard and ready for me, and I turn in his arms to face him.
I’m so not prepared for the sight of Grisham fully naked in the shower with me.
My eyes roam greedily from his broad, tattooed shoulders to the muscled wall of his chest. Then they drift down to the rack of abdominal muscles that could and should definitely be in a magazine. A trail of dark hair leads down to the impressive length of his cock, and a whimper escapes me. I pull my eyes away to travel down his thick thighs and cantaloupe-sized calf, before my gaze meanders lazily up his body once more.
And when I meet his gaze, I’m instantly wet and ready for him, more so than I’ve ever been before. Because the sight of a man that looks like Grisham devouring every inch of me in return is beyond hot.
“I’m done waiting,” he grinds out, just before his lips collide with mine.
Diana Gardin is a wife of one and a mom of two. Writing is her second full time job to that, and she loves it! Diana writes contemporary romance in the Young Adult and New Adult categories. She's also a former Elementary school teacher. She loves steak, sugar cookies, and Coke and hates working out.
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