Thursday, 29 November 2012

Early Review: A seal at heart - Anne Elizabeth

Being a SEAL means everything to Petty Officer First Class John Roaker. So when a head injury coupled with a bout of amnesia makes him undeployable, he has to find a way to heal from his wounds and recover his lost memories. Enlisting the help of beautiful psychoanalyst Laurie Smith, he discovers his unlocked memories hold a dangerous secret about his last mission that threatens his life, his country, and the woman he's starting to fall in love with.

My thoughts:
Lots of seals running around these days, but when they are in they are in. In this one we have a wounded soldier, messed up in body and spirit. And a heroine who will save him.

John is as I already told you not as happy seal. He suffers from amnesia after a tour into hell. He is tough, but not really the commitment kind of guy. Laurie is sweet, nice, and knows better than to date a seal. Also she have a very protective dad. Trouble alert.

The story was light (in the way it read, not in what was in it), cute and fast to read. But to be honest I was not a fan of the sex scenes, it felt a bit...like a man had written them. Their first encounter and I was like wow, wait a moment, ask first mister. About what, ok I will not tell you that. Just read and see. Anyway, they did not feel sexy. But it all had a silly vibe over it, drama alerts and lots of soldier nicknames. But as it read so easily and there was romance I did not care. It was a little escapism book. 

Conclusion:
Seals, romance, action, hidden memories and drama.

Cover:
Eh, not a fan of the guy

Genre:Contemporary romance, suspense
Pages: 352
To be published: Dec 4th 2012 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Source: For review

35 comments:

  1. Not sure this is for me. I'm not a big romantic suspense fan. I'll give the cover credit for showing the guy's face ;-)

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    1. Now that was good, he just looks weird...like hey girl, you are silly

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  2. Is it just me or are sex scenes getting bad? I'm finding it difficult to find sexy stories where I actually enjoy the sex scenes.

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    1. Yeah, you might a point there. Here it felt a bit, I told bf what I read and he wondered if a male had written them...

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  3. Aw... too bad about the smex. It still sounds like a lot of fun. I don't mind the guy on the cover, but he does seem to be a bit awkward in the pose.

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    1. Yes like he is not sure about what he is doing.

      Eh, I can live without hot smex, I am a smex skimmer anyway

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  4. "I know that the spades are the swords of a soldier. I know that the clubs are weapons of war. I know that diamonds mean money for this art but that's not the shape of my heart."

    Whatever. Not for me.

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    1. Yeah, I would not recommend it to you ;)

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  5. Now you have me curious was it all neanderthal or awkward with poor descriptions?

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    1. No neanderthal, just...not smexy for me. Oh and that one thing I talked about..it felt...pornoish

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  6. Ugh sex scenes are tricky and I hate it when they are too much or just bad. I feel like a peeping Tom!

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    1. I tend to laugh or skim..or tell my boyfriend haha

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  7. But look at how much of his head you can see!!!!

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  8. Not sure if this is one I would read or not. Every time I think of a soldier I think of my son and nephew...not a good combo with the romance ;)

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    1. Yeah..not a good combo at all. Also a reason why I prefer not to read about vikings cos the historical inaccuracies drives me insane

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  9. Yeah, not the biggest fan of the cover -- he looks really young and immature. I like 'em a little more weathered and less blonde. You're right about a lot of Seals running around. Definitely a hot subject (of course, Seals are pretty darned hot on their own).

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    1. He does doesn't he. Not the guy I would picture has a hard seal going into the jungle kicking ass and all that.

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  10. I don't know if I want to read the book, but can I have the guy on the cover?

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  11. It sounds good. I'm going to add this one to my wishlist.

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  12. Not my usual read but I might have a little look and see more aboutt this book... like is it available in my library and if not how much...

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  13. I don't read many contemporaries, but this sounds good!

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  14. I don't know...amnesia story lines are hit or miss for me, though this guy has an understandable reason.

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    1. Yeah he was pretty banged up and it's just the #accident# he does not remember

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  15. Sex scenes have to be good, and not wham bam thank you mam. As for the cover, if they chop the guy's head off, it would be good.

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    1. For once I agree with you about the chopping

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  16. Nice review, but no, not for me this one.

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  17. The guys is to boyish for me to think he is cute *meh* on the cover :(

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  18. I had to laugh at your description of the sex scenes. How funny.

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