Ruined by the SEAL
There are lots of Navy SEAL books out there, but what makes this one and others written by Zoe York stand out (especially her SEALs Undone series) is her ability to breathe life into her characters and make them the kind of people you wish were your friends. They are charismatic, funny, sometimes flawed, but always romance worthy heroes and heroines.
I like that this story features characters that are entwined with the locale – in this case Cara who is an island native. She’s desperate to make the plantation into a heritage site, and Mick’s arrival to claim it for his friend Will as part of his inheritance puts a definite damper on her plans, notwithstanding the attraction she feels for the handsome retired navy man looking for a new purpose in life. As they come to know each other, they develop a friendship that leads to more (and some steamy scenes between them as a result). The issue of whose land it is remains the conflict through the story, but the point when they individually realize how much the other person’s future means to them is where their affection for each other makes them look for a compromise. I look forward to more from this author.