Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Marine Ever After (Always a Marine #14) by Heather Long

Marine Paul Torres is used to the casual thing, women who enjoy the pleasure of the moment and whom he can bed with a wink and a smile.  Lately though, he’s turned on by the allure of finding the right partner for him with so many of his friends settling down.  Attending a wedding in Texas for one of his oldest friends, he meets Lillianna Hansen.
Paul and Lillianna get off on the wrong foot, enjoying a wildly passionate encounter after the wedding. He wakes to find her gone, but still tries to track down her number. Paul wants more than a one-night stand, but his limited leave is up and must return to active duty.
He might be ready to take their relationship to another level, but all Lillianna thought she wanted was a good time. But Paul’s attention—even from thousands miles away—is hard to resist and while she tells herself repeatedly she doesn't want a relationship with a Marine, she can’t deny the consequences of their passionate night.
And when she finally does reach out, it’s to confess she’s pregnant, and she has to figure out if she’s ready to let the father of her child be her Marine ever after…

My review:

Paul is a slick Latin lover but his night with Lillianna leaves him wanting more than a one night stand.  As an Army brat Lillianna knows what the military lifestyle is and wants nothing to do with it.  Paul needs to convince Lillianna that loving a Marine is not the same as being an Army brat.  Some folks write military romance and gloss over the reality of loving someone who serves at the convenience of the government.  It isn't easy.  There are separations, odd hours, moving, anxiety over duty and duty stations, leaving friends, making new friends, etc.  It is hard to put all of that into a love story but Heather Long not only does it she makes it part of the romance.  This is a fantastic series and each story seems to get better and better.

I am thrilled to be participating in the The Blood Code  by Misty Evans  Blog Tour.  Stop by on June 24th and make sure to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway where Misty will be giving away a tennis bracelet.

Official Tour Stops:
6/17/2013            So Many Reads
6/18/2013            Notes From A Romantic's Heart
6/19/2013            Reading Between the Wines     
6/20/2013            Going in Circles
6/21/2013            Storey Book Reviews    
6/24/2013            In My Humble Opinion 
6/25/2013            The Flirty Reader             
6/26/2013            Meredith's Musings       
6/26/2013            Paranormal Book Club  
6/28/2013            Reading on the Rocks     

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