Author: Cami Checketts, Daniel Banner
Series: Navy Seal Romance #7
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Date: April 24, 2018
Publisher: Birch River Publishing
A lost love. Decades of pain. Is love a mission Sutton Smith will ever complete?
Twenty-five years ago, Sutton Smith was stripped of his rank of commodore and his promising career in the British Royal Navy. The real loss came when the love of his life dumped him and married a scheming duke.
Duchess Elizabeth Gunthry has never been able to search for the only man she ever loved, she’s had to protect her daughter from the man she was forced to marry. After obtaining a secret divorce, she is still trapped under the duke’s oppressive thumb. When the enigma she’s mourned for twenty-five years, Sutton Smith, appears at a formal ball to rescue her daughter, Liz is grateful to have one last dance with the love of her life and discovers all the old feelings instantly surface.
When Sutton asks her to leave with them and trust him, she has to make a choice: trust in the man she’s always loved or play it safe and lose everything.
Rating: Mild+. Mild kissing; mild sensuality; mild (nonsexual) violence or horror.
I haven’t read every book in this series but I have read most of them and this is my favorite among them. I was just going to read a chapter or two before going to bed. Ha! Finally dragged myself to bed at 2:00 am after finishing the entire thing. I just couldn’t find a good lull point to stop reading. I was invested from the beginning since I’d already seen everything that happened in The Protective Warrior and with just a bit of overlap this one picks up Liz and Sutton’s end of the story. I sooooo wanted to know how they could bring the Duke down because he was a horrible, horrible person. I love it when the bad guy gets what is deserved. So, to bed at 2:00 and then I couldn’t sleep as I laid there savoring the story. Yes, I’m tired but it was worth it I think.
I don’t really know enough about English slang but some of the stuff used in the book felt off to me or stuck out in any case so that might be one complaint I had. And there was a touch of repetition in the main characters’ thoughts. And even a description that had already been given. Those would be my negatives.
I love a second chance romance and that is probably one of the reasons I enjoyed this book so much. Decades later, they get their chance again and clear up misunderstandings. But really, the intrigue in the book was the highlight for me. I love a good sting operation even if there are setbacks. And this one read like a movie in my mind. I could see it all happening as I read.
Sex: some leering and crude remarks