Saved by the SEAL

Saved by the SEAL

by Diana Gardin


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ISBN-13: 9781455594740
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 03/08/2016
Series: Battle Scars Series
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

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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Saved by the SEAL 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it
I-am-a-book-addict More than 1 year ago
I have to be completely honest here, I really didn't like Grisham in Last True Hero, and I wasn't sure that I would like an entire book about him....I have now changed my mind ~ I adore him now! Grisham is home on leave, and recuperating from an injury. While hanging out with his friends at the beach, he saves a woman from drowning. But, it's not just any's his ex's best friend and former roommate, Greta...the woman who stirs up something in him that he thought was long gone. Greta wants Grisham and she wants him right now...but, she is concerned about how her best friend would feel on the subject. After only a couple of chapters into this book I had decided that I liked Grisham and from that point on I just couldn't put the book down. These two were meant to be together, the story was absolutely fantastic. I know there is one more roommate so I hope that means there will be one more book (at least) in this series! Do yourself a favor and check out the Battle Scars series from Diana Gardin.
badkat17us More than 1 year ago
This is the second book in this series and I recommend that you read them in order to fully understand everything that is going on. This story focuses on Grisham and Greta. After the end of the last book Grisham took his life into his own hands and stopped letting his father dictate his life. He joined the navy seals and became a team leader at only 24. Now he is back home after having lost part of himself on his last mission and is facing the end of his navel career. He is reunited with Greta when he literally saves her life while she is surfing. They are both attracted to each other and have been for a while however before wasn’t the right time. Now that they are reunited could this be there time. Greta would love to try for something with Grisham. Grisham feels like he doesn’t deserve someone like Greta. She isn’t a girl you just have a good time with she is a girl you spend your life with. Grisham keeps telling himself to stay away but he just can’t seem to do that. However he isn’t going to start anything more than getting to know each other better with her until he is sure. Will Greta be the one to bring Grisham out of his darkness with her sunshine or is going to continue to stay in the dark? Greta has her own insecurities and worries about starting anything with Grisham because of his line of work. This book is great and the characters are fantastic. So much takes place and you go on a bit of an emotional rollercoaster ride. Greta and Grisham are so good together but they may never really get the chance because of their insecurities. Greta is a great girl who deals with so much. Grisham is a true hero but doesn’t see himself that way. There are some great quotes in this book as well. I loved getting to read a bit more about the characters from the first book. Also if there is a third book I hope it is about Mea and Drake. I have a feeling something happened or is going to happen between them. Diana is a fantastic author and I always look forward to reading another one of her books. I was given this book in return for an honest review.
RomanticReadsandSuch More than 1 year ago
The blurb covers just a tiny bit of the story – the rest of it involves Greta & Grisham deciding if they want to be together, Grisham worrying over what he will do with the rest of his life now that he can’t be a SEAL (and what it means for their relationship), and a stalker that Greta somehow finds along the way. I really like them as a couple because they have sparks and fun and sass that work well together. Greta’s issues with Grisham’s work feel realistic to me – from a logical perspective she spends a lot of her time waiting for him to screw up so that seems a little like she makes it happen, but in that situation she’s going to lead with her heart and so for me it is believable. I also appreciate how Grisham handles it and that seems true to me as well. I also like how he shows patience and understanding but doesn’t give up. I do have a little concern about the business side of things (I’m not sure the way the cases are run is all that believable and if we are going to be told out about a case I’d like to know how things turn out :) ) but the stalker issue and the romance are well done. So overall, I am very satisfied and I’ll be keeping an eye out for others in this series. *Even though this is part of a series it can be read on its own* (Complimentary copy provided in exchange for an honest review)
Marie-Elizabeth More than 1 year ago
Disclaimer: ARC received in exchange for an honest review. Upon receiving this ARC, I decided that I wanted, scratch that needed to read the series in order, because really, I'm just that kind of girl. So I picked up Last True Hero, the first book in the "Battle Scars" series, and, OH HOT DAMN. I couldn't put it down. Dare and Berkeley? SIGH. And then came the crippling fear: how was I going to love anyone as much as I loved these two? Well, in Diana Gardin's obviously talented hands, my fears were wildly unwarranted. In Last True Hero, Grisham was a mostly likable, occasionally lovable, secondary character; but, he was an obstacle to the relationship I was so rooting for. To have him be the protagonist in Saved by the SEAL, the next novel in the "Battle Scars" series, created an opportunity for readers of the series to draw (occasionally biased) comparisons between Grish and his predecessor. But fear not, because Grisham can stand on his own (pun somewhat intended). The parts of Grisham I appreciated in Last True Hero remained, but, in Saved by the SEAL, he is fleshed out (is he ever fleshed out--*fans self*), fully becoming a leading man in his own right. Simply put, SA-WOOOOON. Seriously, the sappy grin that was on my face for the majority of this book was downright embarrassing (serves me right for reading in public). Grisham and Greta sizzle, both stepping into the limelight from the periphery, the relationship between the two causing mutual growth for the characters, as they come to realize that being in a committed relationship is not a hindrance but natural progression. Even though Grisham is a decorated military hero, Greta saved him as much as he saved her. The chemistry between these two crackled palpably, taking on a life of its own and transcending the words on the page (or e-reader screen). Although the conflict in the story is just ever-so-slightly predictable, it is no less compelling, as Gardin creates urgency and tension and bucks convention, impressively allowing the female protagonist to save herself. I'm new to Gardin's work, but if this novel is any indication, I will be reading much more from her in the future.
mamalovestoread22 More than 1 year ago
Being a Navy SEAL means everything to Grisham Abbot, his missions give him a sense of accomplishment that is incomparable to anything else, and feed his insatiable need to come to the rescue of those who need saving. The environment he grew up wasn't always ideal, his father ruled their house with a iron fist, and sometimes he went a little overboard to get his point across, leaving Grisham and his mother permanently scarred. Memories of those times have stayed with him all these years, and not being able to save his mother from that hell has always haunted him, but with his work to focus on he has always been able to keep them at bay. Once he became a SEAL he instantly knew that it was what he was meant to do, so he dived in head first and never looked back, but now, due to an injury, the life he has built for himself has come to a screeching halt. He's having a hard time facing the fact that his time as a SEAL is over, and that fact not only scares him, but leaves him filled with a lot of uncertainty and self doubt... and now this hero is the one in need of saving. The minute Greta Owen opens her eyes and sees that the person who saved her is none other than sexy SEAL Grisham Abbot, her mind is flooded with an insatiable desire, and the urge to run. She has had a thing for Grisham for over two years now, but she's never made her move because he's always had a thing for her best friend, but that little crush of his imploded when she walked away with another soldier. After unforeseen circumstances have the two of them spending a little time together Greta begins to see that the Grisham she knew is now replaced with a man that's deeply troubled and in need of saving, and she so badly wants to be the one to help him, full well knowing it could end in heartbreak. She would love nothing more than to be the special someone in Grisham's future, but she is quite certain he doesn't feel the same way about her... that is until one unexpected heated little kiss changes everything! To be perfectly honest after meeting Grisham in Dare & Berkeley's story,"Last True Hero," I wasn't real fond of him, however, there was a something about him that intrigued me and had me wanting to know more about the brooding soldier. So, when I heard that Ms. Gardin was hard at work on his story I became pretty anxious to see what she had in store for him, and I have to say after finishing his story my initial feelings about him have since dissipated, and been replaced with nothing but feelings of adoration. Barely a chapter into the story I felt myself being pulled into Grisham & Greta's world, and completely entranced by every written word. From the very beginning there was this unwavering intensity between them that not only had me on the edge of my seat, but literally stole the breath from my lungs! These two perfectly crafted characters were definitely a match made in literary heaven, the unmistakable chemistry they shared could be felt from their very first encounter, and continued to grow with intensity as each page was turned! After finishing this story I am certain of two things... 1. 1. Ms. Gardin DEFINITELY knows her soldiers, and 2. This book has bestseller written all over it!! I highly recommend you give this read a try, it is one of those stories that will invade your thoughts, steal the breath from your lungs, move you to tears, and linger with you long after the last page has been turned!
BooksAndSpoons More than 1 year ago
Emotions run high, as Grisham, the wounded warrior, and Greta, are trying to find their place in the world, with a new era starting, and family troubles highly on their minds. The story is told in the first person point of view, but since both Grisham and Greta have their turn to tell about their story, it is well rounded and nicely flowing, giving a satisfying account of the events. I thought the author did a brilliant job with using the first person point of view. I liked the connection the characters had. Even the secondary characters was brought into the fold, and contributed significantly to the story. The bond between Grisham and his buddies was priceless, the girlfriends of Greta are always standing by her. Grisham and Greta, both have baggage, and family issues, that are kept in the dark. I admire how naturally Greta took Grisham's amputated leg, how natural and real they were with each other, how they got each other, and were willing to make sacrifices to make the relationship into something special, something lasting, and something to count. Grisham has a hero complex, his need to rescue and help others come deep from his childhood, what Greta struggles with, is he there only as long as she needs help and protection from the crazy stalker bothering her? I liked the story, it is easy to get into, relate to the feelings of the characters, and events unfolding. There's a lot of camaraderie, as well as passion, devotion, and loyalty. At the short time, Grisham and Greta go through several serious, dangerous events, making them even closer to each other, giving them a new perspective to each others lives, past and present. The angst, typical for the Young Adult genre, is present, just enough to give the tale spice, but not an overload. I have just one question - what happen to Eggs at the end? Where was he? Laughter, joy, and tears, all shared with the engaging cast of characters of this captivating and pleasing tale ~ Four Spoons