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Book Review | The Angel and the SEAL by @authorpetie #bookreview #romanticsuspense #militaryromance

Title: The Angel and the SEAL

Author: Petie McCarty

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Book Blurb:

The Angel and the SEAL . . . a cozy mystery with romantic suspense from the Mystery Angel Romances series. An angel hidden in every book waiting for you to figure out who . . .

Navy SEAL Sean MacKay's teammate is murdered after stealing a deadly nerve-gas formula from Syrian terrorists. Naval Intelligence believes MacKay's teammate was a traitor and shipped the stolen formula to his sister in the states for safekeeping. MacKay is given orders to find the sister before the terrorists do and to retrieve the stolen formula at all costs.

Foreclosure looms for Cory Rigatero as she fights to keep her rustic resort near Mt. St. Helens afloat after her brother deserted her to join the SEAL Teams. Cory's whole world dives into a tailspin when Sean MacKay shows up at her resort with the news of her brother's death and the wild suspicion her brother may have sent her traitorous classified documents. No way will Cory trust MacKay -- the man who once seduced her and then vanished into the night without a trace.

My Review:

Navy SEAL Sean MacKay’s best friend and teammate is murdered in the line of duty. Before he died, he sent the missing formula to his sister. Now MacKay is ordered to secure the formula and protect his best friend’s sister from the terrorists. Sounds like an easy job for a SEAL, right? Not when the sister is the woman you fell in love with six years ago and broke her heart when you left without a word.

With her brother off doing whatever it is SEALs do and her father dead, Cory has done whatever she can to keep her family resort running. She’s staved off offers to sell and done a lot of the maintenance herself. But when MacKay shows up, her world turns on its axis. Her brother’s death is a shock but more so is MacKay. He shattered her world six years ago and she’s not about to let him do it again. She doesn’t need his protection. She’s got her adopted dog Garth who never leaves her side. But every time Sean gets close, her heart flips and all she wants to do is kiss him. Sabotage is happening on the resort and the number one suspect is MacKay. Is he out to ruin her for what happened in the past or is there someone else out to get her? Her brother said when he left for Basic, he was going to send her an angel. Well, she could sure use an angel right now.

The Angel and SEAL is the best book in the series. From its second-chance romance between two lonely people to its accurate portrayal of SEAL teams and life, I loved every minute reading this book. The action scenes are realistic as is the suspense. Both Cory and Sean are strong characters with a lot of misunderstandings to overcome. The love is strong… it just takes them the whole book to get past all the mistrust. The ending made me cry buckets. So heartfelt, so honest, so real. If you love SEAL romances, you’ll want to pick this up. If you love second-chance romance, you’ll want to read this one. It has all the feels. Highly recommend!

My Rating: 5+ stars

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Author Biography:

Petie spent a large part of her career working at Walt Disney World—"The Most Magical Place on Earth"—where she enjoyed working in the land of fairy tales by day and creating her own romantic fairy tales by night, including her new series, The Cinderella Romances. She eventually said good-bye to her "day" job to write her stories full-time. These days Petie spends her time writing sequels to her regency time-travel series, Lords in Time, and her cozy-mystery-with-romantic-suspense series, the Mystery Angel Romances.

Petie shares her home on the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee with her horticulturist husband and an opinionated Nanday conure named Sassy who made a cameo appearance in No Angels for Christmas.

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Reviewed by: Mrs. N

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