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Review by Suze
Jubal used to be a SEAL, but being captured ended his career and after being discharged he doesn't have anywhere to go. His friend Chip offers him a cabin in Covenant Falls where he can live until he figures out what to do with his future. Jubal accepts the offer. He doesn't plan on staying, but visiting Chip for a few days sounds like a good plan. He doesn't count on meeting the troubled teenager Gordon who can use some guidance. Gordon has a gorgeous sister and when Jubal meets Lisa he feels something else than sense of duty and grief for the first time in years.
When Gordon gets into trouble with the police in Chicago Lisa decides to accept the offer to take over as the town's doctor in Covenant Falls. It isn't a career move she planned, but to give Gordon and Kerry, their sister, a chance at a good future she thinks it's for the best. They have lost their parents and Lisa is her younger brother and sister's guardian. The friendly inhabitants of Covenant Falls have a good influence on all of them and maybe they can finally heal. Lisa might even find more than just a job in her new hometown. Jubal is the exact opposite of the kind of man she envisioned ending up with, but he might be exactly what she needs. Do they have a chance or will he leave as soon as he can?
The SEAL's Return is an impressive romantic story. Jubal has been through a lot and he has both physical and mental scars. It's obvious that he's used to order and obedience. He still keeps himself fit by running and swimming every day and he doesn't smile and talk much. Under the rough exterior he hides a heart of gold though, he's a wonderful friendly man. I loved how he's there for Gordon when he needs someone the most. He also approaches Lisa in a refreshing direct way. It's clear from the start that they are a good match, but they're both wary and not looking for love. Lisa is sweet and she clearly loves her siblings, but she's old for her age. She needs to loosen up a little. She has plenty of responsibilities and there isn't any room for fun in her life. She's caring and patient and doesn't judge, which makes her a perfect match for Jubal. Their attraction is based on an instant connection. They understand each other in many different ways, which was amazing to read about.
Patricia Potter writes about troubled pasts in an emphatic way. I could easily understand the emotions of her main characters. What I loved about The SEAL's Return the most is the way she writes about animals. She perfectly captures their beauty and I loved the effect they have on the main characters. They are such an important part of the story and Patricia Potter makes them come to life really well. The main characters deserve a chance to heal and are all worthy of their love. The feeling the animals give them is special, which is something I instantly liked. The SEAL's Return is a captivating story about both people and animals and I enjoyed reading it very much.
If you like books about gorgeous veterans who get a second chance and find love you will love the Home to Covenant Falls series. The books can be read as standalones.
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About Patricia Potter
Patricia Potter is the USA Today Bestselling Author of more than fifty books. She has received numerous writing awards, including RT Storyteller of the Year, its Career Achievement Award for Western Historical Romance and its Best Hero of the Year Award. She is a seven-time RITA finalist and three-time Maggie Award winner. She has served as president of Romance Writers of America. The SEAL’s Return is her fourteenth book for Harlequin.
Prior to writing fiction, she was a reporter for the Atlanta Journal and president of a public relations firm.
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