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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
I fall in love with every charcter this author creates. And Cade
posted by toncalli on March 16, 2013Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
posted by Anonymous on June 11, 2013Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 11, 2013
If you are going to write a book where the main character is in the military then you should do better research. Someone who enlist after high school and doesn't have a college degree would not be an officer let alone a LT Commander. Also the book takes place in CA yet the new vet at the end of the book wants to expand her practice from Ft Bragg. Well that is a serious commute since Ft Bragg is in NC. Maybe I'm just nit picking but get facts right!!,
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Posted June 26, 2013
To be honest, I don't often review, but after I posted a comment
To be honest, I don't often review, but after I posted a comment to the author's FB page and it was hidden from view, I felt the need to review where she couldn't control the content. The only reason I gave it 2 instead of one as outside of the errors that jolted me from my reading enjoyment, it was a decent read for a Harlequin novel.
The following is the relevant section of the comment I placed on her FB page for this book. The entire review/comment can be found on Amazon while the portion relating to the previous book is available on that page:
"While I appreciate your trying to make the hero of a book the correct age for the heroine & a dashing naval officer, might I suggest a moment or two researching before writing a military based character?
I read the free SEALs book out of curiosity & borrowed a copy of the second because I had to see if you included more detail about Cade's career in it. I always enjoy a good romance, so long as there is realism of some sort when based in current settings, but when there are glaring factual errors, it decreases the enjoyment. People outside of the military community may not notice, but those within certainly would. That being said, I would like to provide a brief education that while I am aware of as a former member of the service with several family members still in, you may not be without the use of a service such as google. You see, there are set time requirements necessary for promotions in the military, especially at the officer ranks.
There are a few things wrong with the comments his uncle made:
1) There is a rank between the two - Commander, he would be achieving more time towards the rank of Commander, not Captain. That alone takes 16 years time in service (TIS) to achieve while Captain takes 22.
2) Pay grade is just that, your pay grade which directly corresponds to rank. 0-1 (Ensign), 0-2 (Lieutenant Jr Grade), etc. And no amount of certification/time as a trainer will change it until you have the TIS, time in grade requirements. Pay is only increased a couple of ways in the service, additional time in as an 0-1 with 2 or more years time in service will get paid more than one with less than 2 years. Two, additional allowances such as hazard duty, combat, jump pay etc. Three, the yearly review of the ECI to determine what percent of a raise base pay will get the following year.
Then these errors are compounded further by his rank. At the time of this book, Cade left for the Navy 12 years ago, again enlisting straight out of HS. As the rank of LCDR has a 10 year TIS requirement, you are now requiring me to suspend belief that he was able to enlist, complete his initial training, work full time & complete a 4 year college degree within 2 years, just to be able to be at the rank you have him at.
Now, one thing I may have missed is how long they've actually been SEALs and working together - First off, typically a SEAL team commander is going to be just that: an 0-5 which is the rank of Commander. Cade as an 0-4 would be the XO (executive officer). Secondly, take a look at how SEAL platoons/troops (the smaller units, team refers to the 300 person larger unit) work and how long they typically stay together. It's not normally more than about 4 years or two platoon cycles."
She responded on the hidden post that she respects and honors the military. Quite frankly, it feels more that the SEALs are a plot device to sell books since she couldn't even be bothered to ensure accuracy.
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Posted May 5, 2013
what happend to the girl in the first one???
I read the first one and loved it. Then i barely start reading this one and now im confused if cade is still with the other girl. ill try to finish but its hard to get into a book that confuses you.
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Posted April 22, 2013
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