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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-30-15

Very funny!

I did again enjoy this 2nd instalment although the first one is my favourite so far. All the characters are likeable even those who at first seem to resist eventually grow on you. Again there were parts that had me laughing out loud literally and not just a quick ha ha, but a long, LMAO. I am intreagued to find out what will happen next but will wait a bit as I find them expensive for the length. They are very short and should perhaps be bit more economical. Again Hollie Jackson is amazing. Are you sure she's not secretly the author? I ask this because she does the personas so well. I don't think anyone else could do it any better. Good job on both counts, story and narration!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-24-15

Watch out who your friends are!!!! LOL

I really enjoyed this and didn't think I would. Sorry now I left it so long in my library without so much as a glance. It is expensive for the length but I enjoyed it so much I will be purchasing book 2. Had to pay attention as the story skips from real life to fiction in a heartbeat and I did get lost a couple of times but that's the beauty of the rewind.

It was hilarious, actually made me laugh out "very" loud when everyone was asleep and I just couldn't stop. So glad I gave this book a chance. The characters were well developed and very likeable, all of them. JUST TOO SHORT! Mini cliffhanger at the end, just enough to peek my interest and make sure I need to get 2nd instalment.

The narrator, Hollie Jackson was soooo goood I had to check whether she was the author. It felt like she new the characters so well and the story just flowed from her lips. Melanie James can be very satisfied because Hollie did an amazing job. Sadly many times a narrator can completely kill a book and other times no matter how good the narrator, the book just hasn't "got it". In this case, both the book and the narration complement eachother to perfection.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-19-15

"How do you say HELLO?" - WOW!!!

Rory and Megan, Megan and Rory! Oh my!!! Once again, Sharon has captivated my heart with this pair of heroes; yes, both are heroes to me. I like Megan. She is simple, straightforward, and shy yet underneath she is the perfect match for this warrior. She is a survivor! I don't want to give anything way as usual, so you'll have to take my word for it and indulge in the deliciousness that is this wonderful love story. I will say it again; these bad boys are awesome guys! There is also a secondary character I fell in-love with, "Mr. Corrigan". He is weaved in and out of the story and, eventually becomes someone very important to our hero and he grew on me instantly. Once more, I found myself in the fascinating world of the “brotherhood” that are the SEALS and am in awe of the constant reminder of theirs and other military's sacrifices. Here we also reminded of who else sacrifices... the families!!! I know it is a Romance book to most but to me it is so much more, it's whole other world of blood, sweat and tears and an inner strength that I envy and so admire. I agree with Sharon in that she now writes with JD Hart's voice in mind because I really could not imagine anyone else acting out the scenes. Am I just used to hearing him? Well I thought I was, but BAM, BAM, BAM he surprises me again adding juice to an already ripe, more than ready exotic fruit! I cannot believe it is finished and have to wait for the next instalment. Sharon's books are an automatic download/purchase for me, which is how positive I am that I will enjoy the next adventure. Why don't you hop on, open your mind and enjoy the waves?

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-16-15

Ladies... this one is MINE!

I just downloaded SEAL My Home, so of course, I had to re-read A SEAL's Promise again first because I hadn't done my review & didn't want to forget how I felt. I know they are "Bad Boys" but they really aren't, they're lovely. I've yet to read a Sharon Hamilton book that doesn't touch me. I would dedicate this book to those times when you think life has just kicked you in the ovaries and you can't see the silver lining.... along comes a majestic warrior & saves the day! Tender, heart-felt, sexy and oh so endearing... those are the words I would use to describe TJ Talbot. I was completely taken in from the first few paragrahps. I love this hero, he's my cup of tea. As I go through Sharon's SEAL books I keep thinking "ooh maybe he's my favourite, but then there's...", yep, just can't make my mind up, but TJ, he may just be the one for me!!! At the end of each book I think "OK, there is no way she can top herself after that!" and then, SHE DOES. Again, the audiobook version is dramatised, yes dramatised, because you forget it's just one man narrating the whole thing! There is nothing missing in any of these books, they're 100% for me, then JD comes along and makes them 150%. It's too much sometimes for my fragile heart because I ALWAYS CRY. I've come to expect a high level of romance, action, fun and diversity from Sharon which is not fair because not everyone can write the next book as good as, or better than the last, but I DO EXPECT THAT from her because that's what I've received from every single book! This is no different, except that this SEAL might have been "imagined" just for me!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-24-14

FANTASTIC!!!

OMG, Lori has so much class in her writing! This book had me mesmerised right from the beginning. Dare... what an amazing man. I think he's every woman's dream. This story is so well written that you become fully engaged to fantasise about its characters from the first couple of paragraphs. Action packed, suspenseful, heart-racingly sexy and just so blooming amazing. There are no flaws in the way Lori brings these characters to life, in the way she moulds them into people you wish you knew in real life because you actually fall in love with them. Hands down she is one of my most favourite authors now that I have found her. This book is a fantastic temptation to continue the series knowing full well that each book is going to be just as good if not better than the first. I should know I've read them all. Please don't give this one a miss. If you like well-structured stories with amazing alpha hunks and witty, quirky, intelligent women with an engaging foundation of mystery to solve, together with the anticipation of smexy love scenes, then this book is for you. You will laugh, you may cry, I did, you'll be thoroughly entertained and at the end you will be hungry for more.

If you are lucky enough to have the Audible version too I fully endorse it. Jim Frangione is off the charts and the perfect choice to pull it off to perfection. He brings out the strong brooding male persona whilst expertly delivering the female voices so you forget it's a male narrator! The humour, let’s not forget the humour. Lori has a great sense of humour and that comes out clearly in her books. Jim's bedroom voice most definitely won me over. Now I'm ready to listen to "Trace of Fever" again. I'm just as excited as I was the first time I read it. It’s a real gem! This story is about Molly, who is Natalie’s sister, whom we met in READY, SET, JETT and she and Jett make an appearance in this book. We finally find out what happened to Molly and… as you know, no spoilers from me but I will tell you that it’s awful and amazing and we get to meet DARE… ahhh, Dare, there are no words, only Lori’s to describe what a man he is, so I guess you really will have to read it if you don’t want to miss out on an amazing book. I love it!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-14-14

Who knew dark could be so loveable!

This is getting even better!!! JOSH! I hated him in book one “Heavenly Lover”, I really did! He’s a despicable creature whose idea of fun is helping innocents throw away the greatest gift a human has, “life”! So, then, can someone please tell me how Sharon manages to turn my whole brain and heart around and get me to absolutely love this horrible, dark angel. Yes I do love him and feel sorry for him and have no idea what is wrong with me.

Sharon did it again and even better! She has followed up on ALL the characters which I love and managed to create some new ones whose butt I would kick for free. Her wonderful imagination has created a story you won’t forget easily because it’s captivating. I couldn’t stop reading/listening because I was so immersed in the plot. If you were having second thoughts about getting this book, don’t, you will thoroughly enjoy it to no end, really you will!

This one is much, much darker than book one with a lot more action which I love and when the bad guy becomes the hero IT’S JUST TOO MUCH!!! Even Audray manages to win a place in my heart and I disliked her almost as much as Josh in book one too!

We’re introduced to JONAS, oh my, oh my… are we in for a treat in book three. Yes I know I’m ahead of myself here but I just know! Expect hot, fan-yourself scene with this one, I just know it.

J. D. Hart did a fantastic job of the narration. He’s so good with the different voices and accents. If you’ve heard him you will know that he as a deep, manly voice, yet he’s so good with the female voices too! He doesn’t try the high pitches just the subtle intonations, the pauses, the feeling comes right through and you can visualise the women as if they were right in front of you.

This sequel is full of surprises, more twists and turns promising and delivering entertainment from the beginning to the end. Very passionate and hot scenes that Sharon depicts so vividly. Another job really well done!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-14-14

Oh my heavens!

I have read/listened to this book twice. I enjoyed it even more the second time around. I’m really a “SEAL baby” and although I enjoy the occasional paranormal here and there it’s not what I usually go for. I wasn’t surprised that I enjoyed Sharon’s paranormal rendition of the heavenly kind because I expected this book to be no less than her SEAL Brotherhood Series. Sharon didn’t disappoint! I enjoyed it so much… my heart aching for Claire all the way to the unexpected end! I loved the final twist that puts everything in its place as it should be.

I think that the hierarchy of the characters was very cleverly thought out and the way in which the two worlds interact was expertly played out so that you could actually think it a possibility! You’re given amazing visions of the heavenly world and its day to day business so to speak, then you’re thrown into the underworld and it putrid inhabitants and their daily goals. Caught in the middle is Daniel, wonderful, sexy, sensitive, Daniel. As always I never give spoilers and this is no different, just going to add that although different it was just as enjoyable as Sharon’s other books that we have all come to know and love.

Sharon doesn’t just deliver a wonderful hero and heroine, she always gives us really interesting secondary characters you just want to know more about. Once again her ability to make you lose yourself in a world so different to your own is unsurpassable. You will get lost in it, you will enjoy it and you will love the characters, it’s inevitable!

If you are lucky to also have the audio version, again you won’t be disappointed because J. D. Hart is a wonderful story teller. He does “pain” so well that you will feel it! I see it as a “Radio”. Sharon creates the intricate circuits and places the chips and wires in the right place not forgetting a single piece of the hardware and then JD is the electricity that flows through each and every one of those cleverly situated circuits. AND BAM! You have a song, a play, a dramatized story of love and pain, of fear and hopelessness. Together they are MAGIC!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-10-14

Seal of My Heart...

OMG OMG I love this book. It just keeps getting better and better, so good in fact that I don’t know how Sharon can top herself and I need her to because I’m hungry for more!

Tyler, he surprised me so much, I didn’t realise he had this intense, oh so sexy side to him. This love story is perfect, so romantic and so very raunchy with a hotness that burns so beware!

Lots of action in this one which I love BUT again, I cried so much!!! Sharon is VERY GOOD at the break-your-heart scenes, she has a real talent for them every single time and if you are lucky enough listen to the audiobook too then you will be amazed at how JD Hart portrays that unique female pain, he’s just so good at it that no matter what I’m doing I HAVE TO STOP, listen, hold my breath and cry!

Darn this duo of author and narrator, they’re so good and complement each other so well that no reader stands a chance! Again Sharon had me in fits with the scene about the municipal bus. LOL!

Sharon Hamilton fans and non-fans will not be disappointed, on the contrary they will hunger for more and will enjoy a journey of unconditional love, bravery beyond compare, heart-wrenching pain and lovemaking that may well be illegal in some places! WE WANT MORE, WE WANT MORE!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-10-14

Moody but Hot!

Woah, Luke… moody much! So intense, but then again, there are two good reasons for it and they both include loss of life. Poor guy, he’s drowning and needs someone to lend him a hand. That hand comes in the form of the beautiful Julie.

Luke is a difficult guy and can run hot and cold in a heartbeat and JD amazingly plays out those highs and lows giving a realistic performance that almost makes you forget “it’s not real!”

Again Sharon commands the stage robbing the reader of reason and reality getting lost in her amazing SEAL world AND I LOVE IT! I really am a SEAL gal. The amazing bedroom scenes will make you need to clear your throat a few times but the PAIN, the pain is so real in this book. SEALS, well, all military personnel who put their life on the line for “innocents” have me in awe and I salute each and every one of them. The minute Sharon puts pen to paper bringing these amazing warriors and their equally “cojonudas” ladies, I’m a goner. Sharon hasn’t failed me yet and I don’t think she ever will. The SEAL Brotherhood Series is a job so well done and it helps me escape the reality that sometimes drowns me and gives me the boost I need to get through the day adding hope and beautiful dreams.

On the LOL side of things, Sharon is getting funnier there is always a pinch of humour in all her books, and in Chapter 21 and Chapter 25 regarding Brandon (Kyle’s son) I really laughed. It started with a spoon then went on to break time at school, all I can say is “How’s it hanging little man?” I guess you’ll have to read it so you can enjoy it too!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-10-14

"Do cobras climb..."

Again, my second time around with this audiobook. I loved Marc in SEAL THE DEAL and was so glad to see Sharon didn’t make me wait to find out what happened to this amazing warrior.

This book is about Mark and Sophia’s journey to happy ever after. A lot of action in this one and a lot of interaction of the other seals and their wives. Finally we get some happiness for Fredo but I want give any spoilers you’ll have to find out for yourself but it is steamy sweet!

There are many different characters in this one and JD does another amazing job in bringing them all to life. I don’t think any other narrator will ever do for Sharon’s books. JD does such a good job I sometimes think that Sharon has him in mind when she writes. They are perfectly harmonised.

An incredibly strong love unexpected love turns up for Marc and he so deserves it. I love this guy, he’s so tender, passionate and hot, who wouldn’t love a guy like that. This series just continues to be amazing.

I have to mention a sentence COOP says which is so funny but to appreciate it you’ll have to read/listen to it in context; COOP: “Do cobras climb trees?” lol

There were a couple of problems with the recording jumping in Chapter 27 at the following minutes:-
4:18-4:22; 4:54-4:56; 14:48-14:52; and 17:56-18:03 but aside from that IT WAS WONDERFUL!

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