Loving a Warrior: A Navy Seal Gay Romance

· Loving a Warrior Book 1 · Sold by Carina Press
19 reviews

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An intense, moving military romance from Melanie Hansen, the acclaimed author of Point of Contact.

Distraction is make or break in the hypercompetitive world of Navy SEAL training. Matt Kyntych came to training determined to come out the other side a SEAL, but just the sight of former Marine Shane Hovland is enough to shake his concentration. But his commitment to becoming a SEAL has to come first, no matter how drawn he is to Shane.

Shane came to SEAL 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. Training is tough, but keeping his eyes—and hands—off Matt might be tougher.

Everything they’ve ever wanted is riding a thin line. Training pushes their bodies to the limit, but the growing strain on their hearts can’t be ignored. And they’ll have to fight for more than just each other if they want to make it through intact.

Loving a Warrior:

Book 1: Loving a Warrior

Book 2: Keeping a Warrior

Book 3: Trusting a Warrior

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19 reviews
Ashley Carrillo
May 22, 2024
Oh, I loved this one! Honestly, Shane just had my heart from the beginning. The pretty boy that people always underestimate just because of his blue eyes, blonde hair, and gorgeous body. Yet he's so much more than that. He's sunshine yet he also has a storm in him and he gives so much of himself as well. And then he meets Matt. The stoic, driven man who keeps to himself. They're opposites, yet they have so much heart and somehow they just GET each other in ways no one else ever has. They try to deny it and focus on their goal of becoming SEALS but sometimes fate knocks and its too good an opportunity to give up so they make it work because they need each other and they fell in love. I really enjoyed these boys and this book. Everyone has a past and these two have been through some stuff. Yet they motivate and support each other and they just lift each other up and put their trust in the other. I'm so happy they stuck it out and I know they'll make great SEALS and amazing life partners
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Buttons Mom2003
November 27, 2018
A romance about SEALs that's different from any other I've read. I've read a lot of SEAL romances, both M/M and M/F, but Loving a Warrior was quite a bit different from any other and I loved it. I read a few reviews where people complained that there was too much information about BUD/S (Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL) training. For me, this is what really set this book apart from other SEAL romances and I thought it was great that Melanie Hansen used this information in the book. Loving a Warrior is a fairly longish read at 310 pages but I couldn't put it down. Ms. Hansen just about ripped my heart out with her book, Point of Contact (a very complex story). Loving a Warrior wasn't quite as gut-wrenching for me but it affected me in other ways. If the BUD/S training she writes about in this book is even half as grueling as what she describes, my appreciation for this outstanding group of armed service members hasn't been strong enough previously. The level of emotional stuff going on in this story was high and I was in tears more than once. Besides the UST (unresolved sexual tension) between Matt and Shane, there is the story of Shane's sister and her relationship with his best friend. This is one meaty story. I was really happy to learn that there would be another book in this series coming out next year. A bit of warning to those who will read only M/M books, Keeping a Warrior is an M/F story. Lucky for me I enjoy all types of pairings in my romance books. 😊 A review copy was provided by the publisher via NetGalley but this did not influence my opinion or rating of the book. ***Reviewed for Xtreme-Delusions dot com*** (posting on November 26, 2018)
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Bette Hansen
November 17, 2018
Torn on reviewing this one. Overall I enjoyed the story very much. It's a wonderful M/M romance between Matt and Shane. They first meet in BUD/S training. Their relationship is a great slow burn as they initially resist getting involved considering the training they were going through. The heart wants what it wants though. What troubled me about these characters is that neither of them seem to have that alpha male trait one needs to reach this level of military service. Sexuality aside they just didn't feel very SEAL like. Perhaps I am generalizing but again I just don't see someone reaching this level without that trait. That said I still enjoyed this story very much and both the main characters are memorable making it a great read I would recommend to others.
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About the author

Melanie Hansen grew up with an Air Force dad, and ended up marrying a Navy man. After living and working all over the country, she hopes to bring these rich and varied life experiences to her stories about people finding love amidst real-life struggles.

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