He let the love of his life walk away two years ago. But when her life is threatened he’ll move heaven and hell to save what’s his.

The only easy day was yesterday and no one knows that better than Lieutenant Commander Silas Branson. He may have taken several kicks to the gut but once a Seal always a Seal. He’s never backed down from a hard fight and he doesn’t intend to start now. 

Silas lost the love of his life when the death of their son left him and his marriage broken, but now he’s back to fight for what’s his. Maggie was his woman. As far as he is concerned, she still is. When her life is threatened he moves heaven and hell to protect their future together.

SEAL Strong is the 1st story in the Multi-Author series, Silver SEALs.  A list of the titles in this series, along with the authors and links to reviews here at Keeper Bookshelf can be found on our Silver SEALs page.

Title:  SEAL Strong
Series:  Silver SEALs #1
Author:  Cat Johnson
Genre:  Seasoned Romance, Romantic Suspense, Military Romance
Published:  January 15, 2019
My Rating:  4.5 stars

I’ll get straight to the point.  SEAL Strong broke my heart, it’s just that simple.  Life handed Silas and Maggie some really painful, life-changing slices of reality.  They once had a happy marriage, a deep love that stood the test of time and Silas being away on SEAL missions.  But they could not survive the loss of their son.  Or the fact that Maggie blamed Silas, even though he was thousands of miles away on another mission when the accident happened.  Silas barely survived the divorce losing not only his son but the love of his life as well.  All he had left was his profession, and soon he would face losing that as well.

SEAL Strong is told mainly from Silas’ point of view.  In many ways, this is his story.  For some reason we tend to think of men as the strong pillars, the ones who never crumble, never cry, always there to be the strong arms of comfort.  That is so far from the truth, even if some guys suffer from those emotions silently, out of sight of their family and friends – they still feel the loss, and it guts them, too.  Going through the grief, the bewilderment and the stubborn determination of his situation with Silas was a heartwrenching experience.  How I loved this man and ached for what he was going through.

Silas and Maggie’s story is also a second chance at far more than a rekindled love but at the changes that life hands us and if we’re lucky, the second chance to rebuild that life.  Out of the rubble of Silas’ life comes the chance to win his ex-wife back and to create something that has a purpose, will help so many even if they never realize its existence.  Bone Frog Command begins with SEAL Strong and I cannot wait to meet the men and women in this special division of Homeland Security.  I loved this story so much, was so glad to see the main couple was in their late 30s, early 40s with a bit of life under their belts take center stage in a gripping, emotional, tension-filled romance that will break your heart and heal it back whole again – eventually.

*This review originally appeared on one of my blogs that simply no longer exists.  I wanted to continue the series so bringing this review and the Silver SEALs page over here made perfect sense.*

I own a Kindle edition of this title.

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