Tucker Hudson has been off SEAL Team 3 for nearly ten years. He reluctantly attends his former Teammate’s wedding on New Years Eve, vowing to keep his hands to himself and his mouth shut. Suffering nightmares from a tragic deployment, he barely left the Teams with an honorable discharge. Romance is one complication he does not need. And no one needs him either: not the Teams, not his family.
Brandy Cook knows she isn’t as attractive as the skinny blondes who usually attend SEAL weddings. Although she’s dieted for three months straight, she’s only managed to fit into a size 16 dress, and only then with the help of a monstrous undergarment that nearly prevents her from breathing. So when the big grey-haired former SEAL with a body built like Shrek takes a passing interest in her, she figures he’s been forced by a wager or some kind of trick.
But as the clock strikes midnight, the improbable happens and suppressed passions take over, ending in a steamy night neither will forget, but both will admit later was a huge mistake. When Brandy finds herself in trouble, Tucker turns out to be the only one who can keep her safe from the fury building around her world.
Point of view:
I actually have the series box set in ebook & audio. But I’m going to review each novella individually. These novellas follow the same couple and build off events from previous books – so you want to listen/read them in order. They’re probably best fit for those in the mood for short & simple stories.
This was kind of all over the place. A lot of random things packed into a novella that I guess is intended to tease the whole series which follows a single couple. Also – this is a spin-off from another series (or two?) that I’ve never read and a LOT of characters from those were mentioned. I’m wondering if some of this would have made more sense if I was already familiar with the previous books.
Tucker (39) isn’t entirely likable – fairly superficial, misogynistic, and grumpy. I guess he’s meant to finally “grow up” or something, but it didn’t really happen other than a proclamation at the end.
Brandy is younger (24) and comes off as flaky and sort of drifting in figuring out what she wants to do.
They basically have a drunken hook-up after a friends’ wedding that spins into something more.
I’m not sure I would continue if I didn’t already own the whole set. But I am interested to see how Hamilton continues with the plots teased, so I’m on to SEALed at the Altar.
This is my first time listening to JD Hart. I really enjoyed his performance. He has the grisly/growly voices perfect for the male characters and I still enjoy his female ones.
About the author:
NYT and USA/Today Bestselling Author Sharon Hamilton’s SEAL Brotherhood series have earned her author rankings of #1 in Romantic Suspense, Military Romance and Contemporary Romance.
A lifelong organic vegetable and flower gardener, Sharon and her husband lived for fifty years in the Wine Country of Northern California, where many of her stories take place. Recently, they have moved to the beautiful Gulf Coast of Florida, with stories of shipwrecks, the white sugar-sand beaches of Sunset, Treasure Island and Indian Rocks Beaches.
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About the narrator:
A former Nashville star, J.D. is a talented award-winning actor and voiceover artist who has performed in over 5,000 commercials and 32 films. He was the former voice and national spokesperson for Chevrolet as well as acted in other national campaigns.
You can connect with J.D. Hart here: