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The SEAL's Valentine (Harlequin American Romance Series #1435)

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  • Posted January 3, 2013

    tender,funny,family story & baseball thrown together.

    The SEAL's Valentine by Laura Marie Altom
    4 STARS

    The Seal's Valentine was tender,funny,family story and baseball all thrown in together.
    Brynn Langtoine moved to her deceased husband's family home. She is 8 months pregnant and has a 6 year old. Last year she had it all Mack a professional baseball player,big house,with housekeeper no fiance problems. Then her husband was in trouble accused of fixing games,gambling on out come of games,her husband was murdered right in front of her. Thier bank accounts were siezed,lost thier home. The only assest She had was a expensive car and his family home. She sold the car got a lot cheaper car and moved.
    Brynn plans to get a job after the baby is born.
    Caydan wanted to make the baseball team with his friends. Even with his father having been a baseball player Caydan was not very good. Caydan is having a hard time with all
    the changes in his life. When he doesn't make the team he runs away and gets lost in swamp.
    Tristan Bartoni is a Navy Seal on leave to figure out some issues. He is helping his friend Jason at the baseball tryouts. He notices Brynn's car is still thier after everyone had left except the two coaches. His friend Jason is the police chief. Tristan had words earlyier with Brynn and new Caydan had runoff. So they both went searching for them.
    Brynn had runoff trying to find her son but got lost herself. She was greatful when Tristan had found her. She was 2 miles away from her car. Jason found Caydan.
    Tristan had been good friends with Mack growing up. He had a hard time believing Mack was guilty of cheating. He went over to Brynn's house to see if she needed anything.
    He ended up spending a few days putting up Caydan's birthday Fort up for her.
    Tristian exwife just moved with her new husband and moved his son to the west coast and he had a hard time trusting in a relationship.
    Brynn 8 months pregnant did not want to date anyone but her neighbors kept trying to matchmake with Tristian and Brynn.
    I like the characters and how they were all dealing with different life problems. The humor. It is a fast quick read that lets you escape into thier lives.
    I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley.
    01/02/2013 PUB Harlequin Imprint Harlequin American Romance 224 pages

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 18, 2013

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    This novel started out fairly strongly. Brynn and Tristan's resp

    This novel started out fairly strongly. Brynn and Tristan's respective baggage and hesitance to get involved struck a chord, and their attraction to one another was nicely written. Everyone else's constant matchmaking eventually got to be nearly as annoying to me as to the main characters, though it did have its moments (Tristan: "We got to playing one of Cayden's video games and she beat the pants off me." His mother: "So pants were off?"). Most of this book would have been a three, three-and-a-half star read for me...until Tristan decided that he had to get back to his job and Virginia Beach--which hello, he's a career SEAL, he's going to have to do. That's when it all went downhill, and fast. Brynn's attitude was over the top, immature, and unrealistic. She knew he was career military, and he was always going to go back--he never lied about that to her or anyone. Her response, though...as an army widow, I just didn't appreciate it. Throwing the Nook across the room crossed my mind more than once, but I managed to hold back. At least by that point I was nearly done with it.




    There is, of course, a happy ending, nicely achieved by Tristan. It was a bit of an obvious fix, though, and really had me wondering why on earth he hadn't thought of it earlier (*I* had thought of it already, thanks to my extensive reading of Suzanne Brockmann novels!), since it would have solved the initial problem that had him on leave in the first place....




    But then of course he'd never have met Brynn. Hmmmm.

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