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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

"Saved by the Seal" (Diana Gardin) ★★★★

Saved By The SEAL
Battle Scars #2
By: Diana Gardin

Releasing March 8, 2016
Forever Yours



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 . . .



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.


"Saved By The Seal" by Diana Gardin.  This is my first book by this author.  Now, overall, it was an enjoyable read that held my interest.  I absolutely adored our Hero - Grisham.  He's a wounded warrior, which I loved that Ms. Gardin brought that aspect into the story.  I would have liked to have seen a bit more of his struggle but he adapted well to his new life and, honestly, it was hardly mentioned as the book progressed.  Grisham is a strong, sexy SEAL, struggling with where to go now that his injury is preventing him from his SEAL duties.  He meets Greta, well, meets again. He is best friends with one of her besties.  I loved how Greta helped him feel ok with his injury - that he wasn't less of a man.  She is also strong and fights for herself.   She is nurturing and caring and kind.  Those parts of Greta I loved.   However, she is also a bit immature.  To say that many times throughout the book her decisions and choices really annoyed me is to put it mildly.  I really hated how she reacted the first time he makes a mistake.  I realize she has Daddy issues, but compared to Grisham's, they really aren't that bad.  Now to the story - it's a good love story that has a touch of suspense too.  It was slightly predictable - I had a fairly good idea who the bad guy was right from the start - but still, it progressed nicely and kept me turning pages.   I really enjoyed their love story and how their relationship grew and developed over time.  I did enjoy this military romance and would recommend it to anyone that likes a story with a loving, don't mess with me SEAL and a girl that loves with all her heart.  (received copy from NetGalley for honest review)


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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