Review:​ A SEAL's Strength (Military Match #2) by J. M. Stewart + Teaser and Excerpt

This was such an awesome story. I can’t say enough good things. I was immediately all in and caught up in the emotion. And hello hot Navy SEAL! ;-)



A SEALs Strength 

A SEAL’s Strength (Military Match #2) by J. M. Stewart 


A sizzling new series about three friends looking for love-and the sexy SEALs who are ready to fulfill their craziest fantasies.

This second chance was worth the wait . . .

As a SEAL, Gabriel Donovan did the toughest jobs imaginable without blinking an eye. But three years after his wife's death, the idea of dating still makes him sick to his stomach. His daughter desperately needs a mother, though, and there's nothing Gabe won't do for his little girl.

Stephanie Mason doesn't run from anything. Not even coming face to face with the "one that got away" on a blind date. Steph's body vividly remembers every single thing about Gabe and while some things have changed, the way he makes her feel sure as hell hasn't.

Gabe and Steph know that love comes with risks, but if they're brave enough, this second chance might just bring them the love of a lifetime.


5 out of 5 stars

I love it when I start a book and I'm immediately filled with emotion. It's like it simmers under my skin and I feel so pulled in and then I get consumed. That's exactly what this story did. I loved every single second! Fantastic second chance romance!

I adored the main characters! Gabe and Stephanie where wonderfully written. I loved learning about their past as they come together in the present. I hung on every word and couldn't wait for the details to unfold. There was so much emotion and vulnerability between them. There was also this electric chemistry that was just amazing. Gabe and Steph had such a strong connection, I could literally feel the pull they had on one another. The build was amazing as everything developed. I love their passion and chemistry. And the heat. Oh my with the heat. This was a seriously hot read!

The writing was excellent. I loved the details and depth of the characters. Gabe was so sweet and sincere and had a great inner strength as he tried to move forward with his life. Even though it was hard for him, I loved his struggle and what he was going through to heal. Just to add, this story had me at single father, he was so freaking sweet with his daughter! I loved Stephanie too. I loved her fight to guard her heart as she dealt with hurt from her past. Every single moment they opened up and shared just made me melt and my heart ache for them as I rooted for their HEA.

I absolutely loved how the secondary characters played out in this. I felt like they were an important part of the story and I like how they were woven in throughout the book. I really liked the updates on the previous couple from A SEAL’s Courage and what was set up for the next book in A SEAL’s Honor.

This story was sweet and romantic and there are wonderful moments of fun and playfulness mixed in. The sexy times are worth mentioning again because wow. Hot! It's light in the drama department but there are some tension and turmoil mixed in that made my heart ache.

It was just a beautiful story about two people reconnected again and falling in love. It’s about moving on, healing and loving and second chances. Wonderful read!

Complimentary copy received for honest review.




Maybe he was right. Maybe it was time she was honest with him.

Careful to keep her voice low, she turned her head and looked off down the street. Honesty might be the best policy, but she couldn’t force herself to look into that disarming hazel gaze while she said the words.

“I wasn’t prepared for this. I was prepared for a weekend. A little fun with someone I trusted once. That’s different, you know, than a hookup in a bar. But you’re…you. It’s childish, really, to still feel that way. To be jealous of a dead woman.” She heaved a sigh and finally forced herself to look at him. “But I am.”

Her insides shook as she waited. That was the most she’d ever told him. She didn’t know if she actually wanted his response and yet part of her craved it. A holdover from all those years ago. Back in college, she’d wanted him to know she’d fallen in love with him, because she’d held out this hope he’d tell her he loved her back. Pathetic that the need still hovered beneath the surface.

Those keen eyes worked her face. Then, finally, he smiled, warm and alluring. “So, dinner? Next Friday?”

There was that sexy smile she’d known would make an appearance, and she was caving, exactly the way she’d known she would.

She heaved a sigh and nodded. “Fine. You win. I’ll have dinner with you next Friday. But since I owe you for the car and clearly you’re not taking my money…”

“Nope.” He winked, eyes gleaming with playful impishness and a touch of smug self-satisfaction.

Giddy, happy little butterflies took flight in her stomach. “Then I’m cooking.”

One dark brow arched and the corners of his mouth twitched. “Can you do that?”

This time, her facade cracked. She punched him in the shoulder. “Yes, thank you very much. Contrary to popular belief, I have actually grown up.”

Those gorgeous eyes glinted at her. “So you have.”

“Friday. Six o’clock. Don’t be late.” She pivoted and marched toward her car, determined to get away from him before she embarrassed herself. As she reached into her purse, however, it hit her. Gabe had her keys. She halted, sighed, and, face hot as Hades itself, turned back.

Gabe stood grinning at her, his right arm extended. He jangled her keys, dangling from his thumb and forefinger. “Missing something?”

She rolled her eyes and strode back to him, but when she reached for the keys, he held tight to them.

“I look forward to seeing you, you know. I’ll say it again, in case you missed my point last time. Were you anybody else, that first date wouldn’t have gone this far.” He finally released her keys and winked at her. “And I won’t be late. I’m never late.”


J.M. Stewart is a coffee and chocolate addict who lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, two sons and two very spoiled dogs. She's a hopeless romantic who believes everybody should have their happily ever after and has been devouring romance novels for as long as she can remember. Writing them has become her obsession.



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