Friday, May 22, 2015

Review & Spotlight: ONCE UPON A SEAL by S.M Butler & a Giveaway

Meet the Military Men of the Lucky Thirteen Series in Once Upon a Seal by Suzan Butler!

Coming May 19th is the fifth novel in the Lucky Thirteen series, ONCE UPON A SEAL from New York Times and USA Today best-selling author, Suzan Butler! Read how a small town girl starts to change her perceptions after conversations with a reclusive former Navy SEAL.


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Maddie Benson has spent her entire life in Sugar Falls and has never ventured—nor wanted to venture—beyond her small town’s safe borders. But when her delivery job takes her to the doorstep of one very reclusive, former Navy SEAL, Sebastian McIntyre, her small town perceptions are challenged with every conversation they have. It’s not long before she’s losing herself—and her heart—to the mysterious man behind the door.


Bastian’s scars are deeper than the surface. They’re embedded into his soul, and he’s content to keep them buried. But the second Maddie ends up on his doorstep with her sparkling smile and her sunshine hair, his quiet new life shatters and she just might be able to excise the demons he’s tried hard to keep tucked away—if he lets her in.


When Bastian’s old life comes haunting them, he knows he should let her go. But the light she shines on his soul keeps the darkness within him at bay. Letting her go may take more strength than he has, and keeping her close could get her killed.

On Sale in Print and Digital: May 19, 2015

Add ONCE UPON A SEAL to your TBR pile on Goodreads!
My Review:
 This was a pretty steady pace and enjoyable read. It was very Beauty and the Beast with some suspense thrown in.
Bastian was really sweet but stubborn. I liked him but I was annoyed with him at points. I understand his fear of showing himself because he thinks he looks like a monster but it got to be a bit much.
Maddie was very naïve but had a good heart. I like how she didn't give up on Bastian.
The relationship was a bit rushed for me in them saying the L word but overall it was a sweet romance. I liked how they actually talked and got to know one another and Maddie fell for him without even seeing him.
 I just wish it was a bit longer and more drawn out but I enjoyed it and plan on going back and reading the rest of the series.

Author Bio: Suzan Butler writes adult contemporary romance and has a penchant for Dr. Pepper, ice hockey, and world domination. She lives in Texas under a not-so-secret identity with two monsters, writing naughty books and planning the next step in her evil plans into the twilight hours of the night because that's when it's quiet in the house. She loves to hear from readers.
Suzan also has a monthly newsletter she shares with her alter ego, New York Times and USA Today bestseller, S.M. Butler, who writes new adult romantic suspense and military romance. In the newsletter, you'll find information about new releases, updates on future books, contests, giveaways, get first peek at new covers, and find out where she'll be visiting through books signings and conventions throughout the year.

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