Welcome to my review of the first in a new contemporary military romance series from author Sara Jane Stone. Please read on for my review and excerpt, don’t forget to check the tour stops to see what other readers thought of the title and be sure to enter the tour-wide giveaway where you could win a $25 gift card to Amazon or Barnes.
To Tempt a SEAL
The first in the new Sin City SEALs series kicks off with a bang in a whirlwind Vegas weekend. Lucia just wants to ‘get away’ and become someone else for a weekend: she’s never really settled her past issues of abuse, and she’s allowed that to constrain her. But, a naughty to-do list with the promise of a masquerade ball in Las Vegas just may be the diversion and kick-start she needs to move forward. Her sister, Natalie, isn’t entirely on board with her sister’s plans, so she makes arrangements.
Cade is a SEAL, and best friends of Natalie. He agrees to help his friend out by watching over her sister Lucia during her weekend in Vegas: make sure that Lucia doesn’t get in trouble.Cade’s certain this is an easy assignment: he doesn’t want complications and isn’t right for a relationship: his father’s military career tore his family apart – so he won’t have one of those.
Approaching Lucia as part of his deal with her sister, Cade realizes that there is far more to this woman, and she intrigues him like no one has in forever. While he shouldn’t get involved, it doesn’t seem as if he has another choice: she is beautiful and deserves to be shown it in every way possible. While Lucia can’t believe the comfort and confidence she feels at Cade’s side. As they open up to one another, readers are drawn to these characters: so similar yet different, and you want to see them make those steps to a relationship.
While I did find the development of the relationship a bit on the ‘insta-love’ side of things, these characters were compelling and solidly voiced: their issues were not minor, yet not so extensive that the relationship seemed impossible because of them. Their chemistry was palpable, and several moments fogged up my eReader! Most importantly, although they both claimed to ‘not want more’ their super-secret wish was to have a shot at a happy and fulfilling life, and sometimes, wishes do come true
Title: To Tempt a SEAL
Author: Sara Jane Stone
Series: Sin City SEALs #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published by: Entangled Publishing, Brazen
Published on: 30 June, 2015
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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The first book in the sexy new Sin City SEALs series by Sara Jane Stone!
He can resist everything...except her.
For the first time in her life, art therapist Lucia Lewis is ready to live. And the masquerade ball in Las Vegas is just the place to find a ridiculously hot guy to complete her wicked to-do list. The only rule? Her elegant Venetian mask-which conceals the scars that have always held her back from the life she deserves-stays on.
Navy SEAL Cade Daniels heads to Vegas on a mission to keep his best friend's little sister out of trouble. Except the woman he's sent to find is all heat and flame...and perfectly capable of handling herself. And him. But the moment Lucia's mask slips, the need to heal her, body and soul, is complete and absolute temptation.
But revealing himself could cost him the one thing he isn't willing to risk...his heart.
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.