Review: "Once a seal"
Once a seal by Anne Elizabeth
It's going to take a SEAL's strength to make this marriage work
Every woman dreams of marrying the perfect man-handsome, thoughtful, strong, and sensitive -and Aria Kavanagh believes she's found the ultimate hero in Chief Petty Officer Daniel McCullum. But being a U.S. Navy SEAL wife is a serious challenge, especially when the missions are putting more than their love in the line of fire. Can they jump the hurdles and handle the daily rigors without falling apart? Or will the pressures attached to the handsome uniform have them both questioning if their dedication is worth it? Every moment matters when the only thing that truly lasts is love.
*3 big stars.*
(No major spoilers)
While I enjoyed this book and actually liked the fact that for once it was about more than just the falling in love and happily ever after. It was two people getting married and having to adjust to that which is even harder since he's a navy seal. They have to find their rhythm in everyday life and make everything work for both of them. And there's more than just them to deal with a long the way. While they have their problems there is obvious love between them and you get pages filled with romance as well. From the start you're thrown into Aria and Daniel and I really felt like there were some great foundations for their marriage even though the book didn't tell much about their start. Once a Seal gives you a realistic romance about life with a Navy Seal and how a Seal wife is coping with everything. I didn't love the book, but because of the fact that it was different and it showed the marriage and the struggles in there instead of them falling in love nad you just assume that everything is gonna work out. I really liked that you got to see what it was like and how Aria dealt with becoming a Seal wife and the other problems thrown her way. That kind is really different from what I usually read and it took some getting used to, but after a while I felt it was a good thing to for once read something like that. The writing was also good and felt that the book moved in a good pace.
*Copy provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
About the author:
Award Winning Author Anne Elizabeth is the creator of the PULSE comic book world and a romance writer. She is a member of the Author's Guild and Romance Writers of America as well as a regular presenter at the RT BOOK Lovers Convention. Her educational background is a BS in Business and MS in Communications from Boston University and over a decade and a half in the corporate and private business sectors. Her husband is a retired Navy Seal and they are active in the West Coast community. Look for her at the Comic Con International in San Diego. Her motto is "Passion is the breath of life. Live boldly!"