Blog Tour Stop including Review & Giveaway – Loving A Warrior by Melanie Hansen

 

 

Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Length: 77,300 words approx.

Publisher: Carina Press

 

Blurb

BUD/S: six months of the most intense training there is. It’s survival of the toughest, and Matt Knytych is determined to come out the other side a navy SEAL.

Distraction is life or death. And just the sight of former marine Shane Hovland is enough to shake Matt’s concentration.

Shane came to BUD/S training ready to prove himself—again. Semper Fi is forever, but he needs a new start. Not this dangerous heat with a man he barely knows.

Everything they’ve ever wanted is riding on a thin, punishing line. And they’ll have to fight for more than just each other if they want to make it through intact.

After all, the only easy day was yesterday.

 

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3.5 of 5 Stars 

I always love a military (especially special ops) romance! The writing is typical of Ms. Hansen…if this is your first or if you’ve not read anything by her…her writing is really good. There is a lot of detail surrounding their SEAL training for at least half the book which may be off-putting to some people.

Both guys are in training because they have something to prove and we are with them through every detail of them proving it. I love their banter as they get to know each other and when we finally get to the lovers part of this enemies to lovers story I love that it is low angst and there is no bull between them, partially in thanks to Matt’s tell it like it is attutide.

There was one thing that did bother me pretty much right from the beginning and that’s the almost over the top, abrasive way Matt and Shane treated each other at the beginning of their relationship…even when it appeared they were friends. The macho, alpha BS just rubbed me the wrong way and honestly made it hard to believe they could fall in love with each other.

This felt more like an HFN than an HEA but I’ve seen conflicting information about the next book in the series. I’ve read from a couple different sources that it will be about these guys and another source that it will be a MF book with a character we didn’t meet so I guess we’ll have to wait and see. There were several side characters so I’m assuming there will be plenty of stories to tell.

 

Melanie Hansen doesn’t get nearly enough sleep. She loves all things coffee-related, including collecting mugs from every place she’s visited. After spending eighteen years as a military spouse, Melanie definitely considers herself a moving expert. She has lived and worked all over the country, and hopes to bring these rich and varied life experiences to the love stories she gets up in the wee hours to write. On her off-time, you can find Melanie watching baseball, reading or spending time with her husband and two teenage sons.

 

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