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Friday, April 22, 2016

Review: The SEAL's Second Chance

The SEAL's Second Chancefor romance readers who want their cake and eat it too @annecalhoun @SMPRomance #bookreview # 
The SEAL's Second Chance by Anne Calhoun
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Lovers reunited finishes of this sweet trilogy. Jamie is back Stateside for a short break. Being a Navy SEAL defines Jamie's existence. Returning to his hometown, he connects with family, old friends and a love interest. Charlotte Stannard is the girl Jamie let go so that they could both move forward with their dreams. Sometimes the right person at the wrong time makes the parting that much harder. This time around, Jamie is determined to be the right guy at the right time. Unfortunately for Jamie, the world does not revolve around him. Charlotte's world is rooted deeply in their hometown.

This romance contains realism and positive messages. I loved Jamie's explanation of how "dumb math" classes helped him with his Navy SEAL training. Showing how book learning applies to practical life to inspire disengaged youth warms my heart. Jamie's character is a good role model. He may not be perfect, but he is darn close. The realization of his wants and desires, needing to change to suit the woman he loves makes him appealing and swoon-worthy.

It is great to see Charlotte being an inspiration and giving back to the community which helped to raise her. Being a visible female athlete in the eyes of young females is so powerful. Showing how Charlotte lived her dream, traveled the world and now makes a new dream come true gives readers a nice warm fuzzy feeling. To see how a woman can be independent, not have to sacrifice her dreams to be with the man she loves cinches it for me. The way the relationship builds and works out for the both of them is what makes this romance so good. It gives readers hope. Ms. Calhoun weaves a tale which touches at the heart of many females' secret dreams and shows how it can become reality. Recommended for romance readers who want their cake and eat it too.

*provided by NetGalley 

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