A SEAL's Honor

A SEAL's Honor

by JM Stewart

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A sizzling new series about three friends looking for love-and the sexy SEALs who are ready to fulfill their wildest fantasies.

Rules are made to be broken . . .
When it comes to dating, ex-Navy SEAL Marcus Denali has a few simple rules. Never date a coworker. Never date a friend's sister. And never ever date a girl whose brother is a coworker, a friend, and a fellow SEAL. So why would Marcus dance so closely---and flirt so shamelessly---with Mandy Lawson? Simple. It's a Fourth of July masquerade ball. He doesn't know she's his buddy's little sister. And once the masks come off, the real fireworks begin . . .

Mandy doesn't care about the rules. She's been crushing on Marcus for years, and she's not giving up now that she has proof he wants her too. She has a plan to show this military man some moves he never learned in basic training. And Marcus is going to learn that some rules-the rules of attraction---are just too strong to fight.

Don't miss these other Military Match novels:
A SEAL's Courage
A SEAL's Strength

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538711774
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 01/16/2018
Series: Military Match , #3
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 382,513
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

J.M. Stewart is a coffee and chocolate addict who lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, two sons and two very spoiled dogs. She's a hopeless romantic who believes everybody should have their happily ever after and has been devouring romance novels for as long as she can remember. Writing them has become her obsession.

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Twitter: @JMStewartWriter

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A SEAL's Honor 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Candace-LoveyDoveyBooks More than 1 year ago
A SEAL's Honor is a fantastic romance that brings two tender hearted people together through an unlikely source. Mandy has been interested in Marcus Denali for a really long time, and when they're matched through Military Match, she tries to take advantage of the opportunity to make a move on the man she's been crushing on.. JM Stewart dives into the story quickly as Mandy goes after a man who is determined to not be tempted! I loved how the characters connected. The reasons why Marcus hesitated to date his best friend's sister were sound, but the pull of love was too much to resist. It's always interesting to read a hero who's not overly confident or arrogant about his ability to get the girl. Marcus was humble and completely human! This military romance does not disappoint. *ARC provided in consideration for review*
AboutThatStory More than 1 year ago
This was so great! After it ended, I pretty much sat there with a smile on my face totally immersed in the happiness that was Marcus and Mandy's story. Loved it! I loved both Mandy and Marcus. They had seriously great chemistry and sexual tension happening. I liked the forbidden element involved (though I didn’t think it was that big of a deal) but enjoyed the conflict that went with it and how it played into the story. Mandy was so sweet and open and I loved how she put herself out there with Marcus. And Marcus, oh my! Sweet and a bit gruff, struggling with a few things and trying to keep himself closed off but he can't help his attraction to Mandy. I enjoyed their push and pull, the emotion, the playfulness between them, the passion and sexy times (because this baby brought the heat!). The writing was great with really good descriptions and development. Loved the pace and build and I thought it flowed nicely between the POVs. It moved along well, keeping me excited for what was going to come next. I just really liked Marcus and Mandy’s dynamic, Marcus working out his struggles and how Mandy was there for him and made such a big impact on him. There was a nice bit of emotion and mild drama but it wasn't super heavy. It balanced well with their playfulness making it all well rounded story. This was a feel-good story that left me feeling a bit sappy and a whole lot happy at the end. A wonderful read for sure! Complimentary copy received for honest review.
LynnB888 More than 1 year ago
4 1/2 STARS! Sweet and sassy! A blind date and a masquerade ball mixed into one can make for an exciting meet-up, but when he discovers the woman he's feeling such an attraction to is his best friend's little sister, Marcus realizes he's in big trouble! I really enjoyed the connection between them and both the characters and the plot were well developed. This entire series has been great! Former Navy SEAL Marcus Denali isn't so sure about this whole dating scene idea, but he's fallen to peer pressure and has agreed to get set up through Military Match dating site. When his perfect match winds up being trouble, what's a man to do? Mandy Lawson simply needs Marcus to forget about the fact that she's younger than him and that she's Trent's little sister and she'll be set! She wants everything he has to offer her ... if only she can get him to let his guard down and stop using all of these excuses to push her away!
judyrudy More than 1 year ago
A SEAL’s Honor is the third book in J.M. Stewart’s Military Match series. Another enjoyable read by J.M. Stewart and fantastic addition to the series. A SEAL’s Honor kept my attention throughout. This is a standalone read which I highly recommend.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
A SEAL’S HONOR is the third instalment in JM Stewart’s contemporary, adult MILITARY MATCH erotic, romance series focusing on the men and women who meet and match up on the military dating service Military Match. This is forty-year old former Navy SEAL and mechanic Marcus Denali, and thirty-year old wedding planner Mandy Lawson’s story line. A SEAL’S HONOR can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story lines is revealed where necessary. Mandy is Trent Lawson’s sister (A Seal’s Courage #1). NOTE: There may be some triggers for more sensitive readers including suicide, PTDS and bi-polar disorder. Told from dual third person perspectives (Mandy and Marcus) A SEAL’S HONOR follows the friends to lovers/fake relationship trope between former Navy SEAL and mechanic Marcus Denali, and wedding planner Mandy Lawson. For years, Mandy Lawson has had a crush on her brother’s friend Marcus Denali, and with the upcoming Fourth of July masquerade ball, finding a date through Military Match dot com would place our hero in the direct line of fire. Enter Marcus Denali, former Navy SEAL, and the man with whom Mandy would fall in love. What ensues is the building relationship between Marcus and Mandy, a relationship with rules and an end date, but a relationship that becomes all too real, too soon. Marcus has lost too many people in his life with the exception of the grandmother he has always adored. Hoping to keep his grandmother happy, Marcus approaches Mandy with a tentative offer to become his ‘fake girlfriend’ for the next few weeks to appease the woman who raised him like her own. But Marcus has demons including PTSD and the death of his sister that continue to haunt him both day and night. Mandy Lawson is willing to abide by the rules Marcus lays down but behind the scenes our heroine suspects that heartbreak and pain will follow in its’ wake. Marcus doesn’t do relationships, and in this he has placed an end date on the ‘fake’ romance, a romance that doesn’t feel fake, at all. The relationship between Marcus and Mandy begins as acquaintances and friends, that grows into something more when Marcus makes Mandy an offer she cannot refuse. Mandy, in return, wants all of the benefits of a ‘real’ girlfriend including nights and weekends with the man with whom she is falling in love The $ex scenes are intimate, erotic and intense, without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text. We are reintroduced to Trent Lawson and Lauren Hayes (A Seal’s Courage #1), and Gabriel Donovan and Stephanie Mason (A Seal’s Strength #2), as well as the introduction of Marcus’s grandmother-a woman who sees more than she is letting on. A SEAL’S HONOR is a quick and sexy read; a spicy and spirited romance between two people caught up in a game that will end with heartbreak and anticipated rejection. A SEAL’S HONOR has moments of playful romance and growing love; passion and seduction; pain and sorrow. JM Stewart writes a satisfying series of military men who have found love when they least expected.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Trigger warnings: bipolar (descriptions of manic and depressive episodes), suicide (multiple, including discussion of a veteran committing suicide), veteran with PTSD This was a ton of fun! I was expecting this to be more of a “dating my friend’s little sister” trope, but other than some initial resistance and a few brother comments, this is more of a commitment-phobe romance. Since I love that particular trope, I was not disappointed! This is the third book in the Military Match series, but I read it as a standalone. “Confusion filled Mandy’s eyes. ‘So why use a dating service, then? What did you hope to get out of it?’ ‘Because I’m human. I get lonely, too, and a one-night stand just doesn’t do it for me anymore.’ He released a heavy breath. ‘What I need is someone I can see for a while. Someone my grandmother will like.’ ‘Wait…’ Mandy cocked her head sideways. ‘You sought out a dating service to make your grandmother happy?’ He rubbed the back of his neck. Yeah, okay, so it sounded as pathetic as he’d assumed.” Mandy is a tomboy, impulsive and cheerfully upbeat. When her dad was home from deployments, he liked tinkering in the garage, so she learned to help out in order to spend time with him. So while she can do her own car repairs, it also has the unfortunate side effect of getting her friend-zoned every time she tries to date someone. Mandy’s had a crush on her older brother’s best friend, Marcus, for quite a while, but can’t seem to break through his crusty exterior. Marcus’s life has been rough. His dad abandoned the family when he was a kid, and then a few years later, his mom dumped him and his sister at his grandma’s house and never looked back. He’s a military vet and, while his PTSD is mostly under control, it still crops up occasionally, and he helps run a support group for returning vets. His sister was bipolar, and committed suicide while he was away on a deployment. So, you can certainly understand why Marcus is dealing with a morass of guilt and unworthiness, and why he avoids relationships and commitments. After their aborted Military Match date, now that Mandy knows Marcus is interested in her, she decides to pursue him. When Marcus reiterates that he’s not relationship material, they agree to a month of no-strings-(or emotions)-attached sex, with them staying friends afterward. Of course, things don’t work out as planned! I loved they way they communicated and opened up to each other, plus the sex was steamy! This book deals with some heavy topics, and I think the author handled it very well, with Marcus exhibiting some of the classic PTSD symptoms and Mandy responding by gently challenging some of the unhelpful thought patterns he’d created (thanks to previously helping her brother with his PTSD). Mandy’s the force behind the relationship, so when she realizes she can’t keep the original terms of the agreement, she breaks it off. This is definitely a case of tough love, though, as Marcus comes to the realization that maybe what he had with Mandy had already grown beyond friendship, and that he missed it. So, while this is based on an old trope, this was a lovely version of it. I very much enjoyed this book, and I’ve added the first two in the series to my TBR list! “'Life should be lived, grabbed by its ears and rode hard.’ His body shook with his quiet laugh. ‘Only you could say something like that and not make it sound like a sexual innuendo.’ She leaned in and nipped at his chin. ‘Who said it wasn’t?’”
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
Sparks fly when the military dating app connects Marcus Denali with Mandy Lawson. Dating Mandy breaks all of Marcus' rules. She's his buddy's little sister for starters. Not aware of who she is on their first date that's to the costume they wore for the masquerade ball Marcus has a great time and definitely wants more from this woman. Until the masks come off..... These characters were fantastic together. I could feel the chemistry and couldn't help but root for these two to find a way to work things out. The story may have been done before but it felt fresh and new. Definitely a book I recommend.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
The many sides of a talented author are put on display with A Seal's Honor. JM Stewart dives right in with a boldness that is sensually sweet. Marcus and Mandy are caught in a masquerade of their own making. Will the reward prove worthy of the risk? From masquerade balls to close calls, their wicked two step keeps readers on their toes as Ms. Stewart guides them through some heartbreaking woes. From light and flirty to down and dirty, A Seal's Honor delivers seduction with a message. This series is proving to be a match made in heaven.