The SEAL’s Hookup by Leslie North

Posted March 11, 2023 by Marsha in 2023 New Release Challenge, Connection or Spin-Off of Another Series, Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

Romance and risk go hand in hand when a Navy SEAL’s unborn child is threatened…

Navy SEAL Jonathan Winter and DEA Agent Tabitha Andrews have a long history together. And it’s about to get longer. Tabitha is determined to clear Jonathan’s name after a mission gone wrong. But her case just hit a bump in the road… a baby bump.

The two shared one night of passion—and now Tabitha is in a fight against time. She’s the only one who believes Jonathan is innocent, so she has to keep working the case. And she won’t be allowed to do that if her superiors learn she’s pregnant with the gorgeous Navy SEAL’s child.

Jonathan’s upbringing tells him marriage is the only option when he learns Tabitha is pregnant. And when he realizes her life may be in danger thanks to the investigation, keeping Tabitha—and his unborn child—safe becomes his only goal.

They decided years ago that a relationship between them couldn’t last. But working together to solve a deadly puzzle may send this headstrong couple in a direction neither anticipated…

Titles in the Hartsville’s SEAL Heroes series include — The SEAL’s Convenient Wife —♥— The SEAL’s Surprise Baby —♥— The SEAL’s Instant Family —♥— The SEAL’s Pregnant Roommate —♥— The SEAL’s Treatment —♥— The SEAL’s Hookup —♥—

This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

Booksprout ARC

Title:  The SEAL’s Hookup
Series:  Hartsville’s SEAL Heroes #6
Author:  Leslie North
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  March 9, 2023
My Rating:  4.5

The SEAL’s Hookup concludes (at least for now) The Hartsville’s SEAL Heroes series.  Since there are two trilogies within this series, I’m holding out hope that another SEAL team will revisit Hartsville at some point… one can always hope.  Throughout this trilogy, we’ve watched Jonathan struggle with the events of that one mission, with the death of not only a fellow SEAL but a friend as well.  Then there was the mystery of what actually happened and the determination of outside forces to seem to be making him the scapegoat for the mission going sideways.  There have also been hints that there is more between him and Tabitha, and now we have those answers within their story; it is heartbreaking on so many levels before it’s uplifting and hopeful by the ending.  This was the perfect way to tie everything up, including both SEAL teams and their families, into a story that stole my heart and has me wishing for another visit to Hartsville soon… very soon.

I enjoyed Jonathan and Tabitha’s story so much.  They have a history, somewhat unresolved, that is carried over to their current situation.  It’s obvious to the reader that this couple are right for each other in spite of their differences.  It’s hard to have that much passion between them, in many areas, for there not to be a spark that could unite them… if they’d take that risk on a forever kind of love that they deserve.

The villain here is particularly vile for reasons that I won’t go into, but in my mind, this is one of the worst kinds of villains.  There is mounting danger, questions unanswered, and a reconnecting between two people who really love each other despite what their actions or words might be projecting.  I loved the community of this small town and the ladies (wives) of the other SEAL teams. It’s such a tight-knit group of people who have each other’s backs constantly. The friendships always felt real.

If you love a well-written, suspense-filled romance with believable situations and people, then The SEAL’s Hookup is a perfect fit for you.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the author or author’s team via Booksprout. The opinions expressed in this review are my own – good, bad, or indifferent.*

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