Title: Loving a Warrior
Author: Melanie Hansen
Publisher: Carina Press
Length: 276 Pages
At a Glance: If you like military romances and the friends-to-lovers trope, you don’t want to miss this!
Reviewed By: Ky
Blurb: BUD/S: six months of the most intense training there is. It’s survival of the toughest, and Matt Knytych is determined to come out the other side a navy SEAL.
Distraction is life or death. And just the sight of former marine Shane Hovland is enough to shake Matt’s concentration.
Shane came to BUD/S training ready to prove himself—again. Semper Fi is forever, but he needs a new start. Not this dangerous heat with a man he barely knows.
Everything they’ve ever wanted is riding on a thin, punishing line. And they’ll have to fight for more than just each other if they want to make it through intact.
After all, the only easy day was yesterday.
Review: After reading Point of Contact by Melanie Hansen, and being touched so much by it, I couldn’t really ignore her newest work which also takes place in the military world. The similarities between the two books, though, end somewhere around here.
Loving a Warrior isn’t as emotional or as hard to read. It didn’t make me cry, and I’m thankful for that, but it captured my attention all the same. This time we get a friends-to-lovers theme in a setting where it’s forbidden for them to make the transition. I’m not sure if it was against official rules, but it definitely went against their personal ones. No, there’s no denial or internal struggle with sexuality. Both characters are at peace with who they are. The problem is the time and place where they meet, and I think that the need to keep things quiet came mainly from their desire to focus on training. I liked the progression of them getting close to each other, of them realising that the other one felt the same, of them taking the first tentative steps to something more.
Now, I’ll let you in on something I had no idea about until I read the last page. It’s not a spoiler so don’t worry. It’s just that apparently this is just the first part of a bigger story. I don’t know how many more books there are going to be, but I know I’ll read them all! I really liked both of the characters and I’m excited to see how they’ll navigate their relationship while being in different continents for most of their time.
If you like military romances and the friends-to-lovers trope, you don’t want to miss this!
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