Saved by the Seal

Battle Scars, Book #2

By Diana Gardin

ISBN# 9781455594740

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Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi

saved-by-the-seal-diana-gardinNavy Seal, Grisham Abbot, is now on desk duty until he finishes out his career at the end of the year with the Navy.  He lost his foot in an explosion in Syria a few months ago and they’ve given him his walking papers.  Grisham has no idea what he’s going to do with the rest of his life.

He goes to the beach with his buddies, it was supposed to be the day that he finally gets back on his surfboard, but he just can’t bring himself to do it.  His buddies leave and they’re supposed to meet for lunch, but before Grisham leaves he hears a scream from the ocean.  He wastes no time in rushing to the rescue.  But he actually knows the unconscious girl he pulls from the water, Greta.  All that time that he thought he’d end up with Berkeley, Greta was her friend that had a crush on him.

Grisham gives her mouth to mouth and takes her to the hospital to be checked out.  She has a concussion and when he discovers that she’s going to be home alone all night, he can’t risk her health and volunteers to stay with her to wake her up every couple of hours.

Grisham is over Berkeley now and since Greta is back in his life, he can’t let the opportunity pass himself by without seeing where it can all lead.  And as things are starting to heat up between the two, they discover Greta has a stalker.  Grish will do whatever it takes to protect her, but he can’t help, but worry that something will happen to her on his watch.

I did not read the first book in this series, Last True Hero, but I didn’t feel that I really missed anything.  This book does a good job of introducing us to the couple from that book, Berkeley and Dare.

I found this story had a pretty slow start as the relationship between Greta and Grisham had a slow build-up.  Once it started to pick-up though the book was pretty good.

I really liked Grisham.  Loyal and kind and all that you would expect the hero in a romance to be!  I wasn’t sure how sexy he’d appear being an amputee and all, but the author did a good job of showing us that he was just like he was before his accident, he could do all the same things, and is the same person he always was.  I think it’s a good thing to have in the book as so many people have that same reality and I’m sure people do look at them differently.

As a couple Greta and Grisham were pretty sweet, although they need to work on coming up with names if they ever have children.  Eggs? Really?

And I couldn’t put the book down as we got to the climatic ending part!

*OBS would like to thank the publisher for supplying a free copy of this title in exchange for an honest review*