J.M. Stewart gives new meaning to the term power ballad. Lust and love have no boundaries. Characters are compelling, stories are powerful and emotions are put on full display. She's gives the vulnerable a voice in times when they need the courage to be strong. A Seal's Courage is stellar evidence of that. Trent left a hero but came back a broken man. Lauren is a woman with love to give, but no one to share it with. Still waters may run deep, but Lauren and Trent add in an inferno of heat. Sensuality does not overpower the message of hope and healing conveyed in this seduction serenade of love.
I really loved this story. I worried that it was going to be another story of a vet with PTSD issues. Not that I don't have compassion and respect for those individuals, I've just simply read too many of them recently. Luckily Ms. Stewart made this story so much more. Yes, Trent had issues but he didn't let them rule his life. After what he went through and the friends he lost he wanted to honor them by living his life to the fullest. Getting into the dating scene is hard though so he tries an online service to help him. He can't believe it when he is set up with his sisters lifelong best friend Lauren Hayes. The chemistry and attraction are there but she is off limits unless he wants his sister to cut off some vital parts of his anatomy. But there is that whole chemistry and attraction thing again..... so they both decide to have a month long fling. After that they walk away. Yeah, right! A well done story and a book I think everyone will enjoy. I highly recommend it.
A SEAL's Courage (Military Match) by JM Stewart This is Navy SEAL Trent Lawson and Lauren Hayes' story. Trent was medically discharged after his injury in his last deployment. He still is suffering from PTSD. Lauren is Trent's sister's best friend so they have known each other a long time. She has had a crush on Trent but he sees her as a little sister. Lauren has been a big help to Trent this past year. Trent and Lauren end up on a blind date. The chemistry between them is red hot. How will they handle this attraction? I absolutely loved, loved, loved this story! This was an amazing, emotional, sensual, and heartwarming romance. The author did a excellent job of where I could feel the emotions of Trent and Lauren. I can't express enough how the emotions of the characters jumped right off the page. With so many books to pick from this is one you must read! FYI, contains mature content. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.