Wednesday, December 5, 2018

REVIEW TOUR - Loving a Warrior (Loving a Warrior #1) by Melanie Hansen

Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Length: 77,300 words approx.

Publisher: Carina Press


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.

My Rating - 4 Stars!

Melanie Hansen's Loving A Warrior is a wonderful military romance.

Shane, an ex-marine, is new to the SEAL training camp, and he finds it won't be easy. He's treated to some tests, both mental and physical. When he meets Matt, a fellow SEAL in training, he discovers the stress of trying to be involved in a forbidden and complicated relationship.

The author does a great job of creating a low-angst, yet highly intense story. The training scenes are brutal, the treatment from the other men awful, and the struggle to balance love with one's duty towards the SEALs is ever present.

This story will also take you on an emotional ride, as these men have a lot to deal with, and some of it is heart-breaking. Shane's past was not easy to read about, as we learn bits and pieces as the story progresses.

One mention in the story is to focus on the small part of your world that you can control instead of worrying about the big picture. I really enjoyed this thought, as we all need to remember that. 

If you like action, big tough men, and a well developed story, be sure to check out Melanie Hansen's Loving A Warrior. It's superb. It's gritty, it's ugly, and it's raw. As one would assume, it's not easy to love a warrior. And Shane and Matt are proof of this. 

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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