Heart of a SEAL

· Hearts of Valor Book 1 · Lyrical Press
13 reviews

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They’re brothers in arms, Navy SEALS risking their lives for their country . . . and the women they love. First in the military romantic suspense series.
This is Luke Harding’s story . . .
Six months in a desert hellhole taught Navy SEAL Luke Harding things he never wanted to learn about life and death. Only tender memories of the beautiful brunette he met a few weeks before his deployment helped get him through the torturous days and nights. Back in the States after a perilous rescue, physically and emotionally damaged, Luke’s about to plunge into a new kind of war. In a seemingly bucolic Idaho town, Sally Duncan faces real—and unpredictable—danger.
All Sally ever wanted was a safe place to raise her nine-year-old daughter. Her identity hidden behind a façade of secrets and lies, can she trust Luke—a man she barely knows—with the truth? Even as they give in to long-denied passion, a killer with a personal vendetta is setting an ambush that will leave them praying for a miracle and fighting for the future they may not live to see. 
Praise for Dixie Lee Brown
“Dixie Lee Brown delivers all the goods in high style: romance, adventure and suspense—with a generous helping of sexy that will leave readers clamoring for more. The talented Ms. Brown writes the kind of story romance readers crave: sexy, fun and filled with adventure and suspense.”—Linda Castillo, New York Times-bestselling author

“Brown will thrill readers who enjoy some spice.”—Library Journal
13 reviews
Ally Swanson
May 3, 2018
Wow! I could not put this book down! I was completely glued to this book from the start to the very last page! This book kept me fully engaged and entertained the entire way through! I love a good romantic suspense book and this book totally fits the bill! First off, I have to mention the extremely well-developed characters! Luke and Sally were genuine, likable, and relatable. They were easy to picture as a couple – the ones you’d go to for advice, cheer for, and even want to join for double dates. Luke and Sally’s chemistry just sizzled and sparked right off the page! I really enjoyed following along on their adventure and couldn’t get enough of their story! Over the course of the book it is revealed that both Luke and Sally have gone through some very difficult trauma’s. This only makes them even more realistic and their shared damages seem to bring them closer together. I love these kinds of books that don’t make character’s lives seem “perfect.” Since no one’s real life is ever like that. I like the messy parts and Ms. Brown gives her readers just that. This book is jampacked full of action, adventure, and suspense! There is so much going on and I completely got sucked into the story and could not put the book down! I just had to know what was going to happen next! There were some really good surprising twists that I totally didn’t see coming and it will definitely keep you on the edge of your seat! I like that this book touches on many topics such as love, romance, friendship, second chances, determination, morals, courage, resilience, setting goals, dedication, overcoming obstacles, and so much more! This book has an excellent storyline that flows, terrific writing style with detailed scenes, fantastic characters, is fast paced, and keeps you completely entertained through the last page! This book is book one of the Hearts of Valor Book Series. All in all, I really enjoyed reading this book and would absolutely recommend this book to all romantic suspense readers! **Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book and have voluntarily provided an honest, and unbiased review in accordance with FTC regulations.**
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Yvonne Cruz
March 21, 2018
The title of this book drew me to it, and since it was by an author I was not familiar with, I decided to give it a try. I am so glad I did!! Former Navy SEAL Luke Harding and single Mom, Sally , met a few weeks before deployment. Neither foreseeing the horror Luke would endure as a POW in Afghanistan. When he returns to a hospital in the USA almost dead, he refuses to see Sally. Devastated, she left thinking she would never see him. They meet again when Luke goes to check on her , and ends up rescuing her from a date gone wrong. Along the way, danger follows them . These two have lots of baggage. Luke due to the results of his imprisonment and Sally because she has secrets . It was an engaging story with strong , complex characters. A plot filled with suspense , bad guys as well as honorable Navy SEALS . At times heartbreaking, but also heartwarming. In addition to a story that holds your attention from page one, it was also a reminder that we need to honor and thank the courageous men and women who are willing to sacrifice their lives to keep us safe, not only abroad but also at home. For that , kudos to the author. I foresee future story for the other former Navy SEALs that were part of the plot. I was gifted this copy by Netgalley. The opinions expressed are solely my own.
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Edward Graham
May 29, 2021
SEALS Defending Family and Freedom This book is the first in a series of three novels written about three members of a SEAL team that had been deployed in Iraq. They all carry wounds, including those you don't see. This is a love story as well as a story of healing. As our SEAL learns he can trust his heart in her hands, she learns that she can trust her life in his. One would think that the danger would be gone once he returns home, but there are villains everywhere. It is up to find out just what they want! It is a great plot that does not go where you think it is going. Just as soon as one thing is resolved, another jumps up. And that keeps up through the entire book. Lots of action! I will be sure to read more from this author.
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About the author

Dixie Lee Brown lives and writes in Central Oregon, inspired by gorgeous scenery and three hundred sunny days a year. Having moved from South Dakota as a child to Washington, Montana and then to Oregon, she feels at home in the west. She resides with two dogs and a cat, who are currently all the responsibility she can handle. Dixie works fulltime as a bookkeeper. When she's not writing or working, she loves to read, enjoys movies, and if it were possible, she’d spend all of her time at the beach. She is also the author of the Trust No One romantic suspense series, published by Avon Impulse. Please visit her online at dixiebrown.com.

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