When Chance McCallister left her to join the Navy SEALS, Mandy Loomis was devastated. Now, more than ten years later, Chance and his brothers are back in town for their father’s funeral, but Mandy is no longer that moon-eyed teenager she once was. She’s a fiercely independent woman determined to solve her own problems—and she has plenty. 

When her gambler father died two years prior, he left Mandy—along with a successful auto repair business—with a ton of debt owed to a ruthless loan shark. Mandy is barely getting by, and when her mechanic quits, she’s in a real bind. It just so happens, Chance is willing to help out. Sure, Chance is bigger, stronger, and sexier than ever, but Mandy isn’t interested in anything but his mechanical skills. Or maybe just a bit interested in his kissing skills—which, by the way, are just as good as she remembers.

Mandy wasn’t the only one brokenhearted when they were just teens. Chance never did get over his first love, and seeing her now only brings back those feelings in a major way. He’s grown up a lot since he left their little town, and now that he’s home, he’s determined to win back the girl he never should have lost. If only he can convince Mandy that he can protect her from the loan shark and his thugs and that she doesn’t have to protect her heart from him.

But just as the two are beginning to realize they’re meant to be together, the loan shark makes things more than just a little precarious, putting both their love and their lives in danger.

Titles in the SEAL & Veterans series include – SEAL’s Homecoming – SEAL’s Accidental Family – Ranger’s Protection

Title:  SEAL’s Homecoming
Series:  SEAL & Veterans #1
Author:  Leslie North
Genre:  Romance
Published:  January 30, 2019
Publisher:  Relay Publishing
My Rating:  4 stars

SEAL’s HOMECOMING kicks off the SEAL & Veteran series with a fast-paced second chance romance between onetime high school sweethearts who were torn apart by circumstance and a choice.  Now, more than a decade later, Chance is back in his hometown – and Mandy is in serious trouble… and that old spark, it’s still there.

I had fun in Leslie North’s new world.  The characters are engaging and likable, their history makes Mandy and Chance’s past and future blend together in an all grown up now way  I liked Mandy’s independence, yet if anyone could help her in this situation it would be Chance.

If you enjoy a second chance romance with a touch of suspense and a likable couple with engaging secondary characters who will one day have their own tale told, then you’ll enjoy SEAL’s HOMECOMING.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story.  It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

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