Lila never expected to have a whirlwind romance with a Navy SEAL, and she certainly didn’t plan on falling in love. Something else she didn’t expect? Finding out she was pregnant not long after Preston Lawson deployed. Worse yet, when she tries to tell him he’s about to be a daddy, she’s informed that Preston was killed in action, leaving her alone and desperate. But after years of struggling to get by, she’s finally created a stable life for her and her son and plans to celebrate Christmas in a big way: by heading to the very lodge where she met Preston. The lodge is decorated perfectly for the Christmas spirit, and Lila is content—if not a little lonely. Until Preston, the I’m-supposed-to-be-dead Navy SEAL shows up out of the blue.
Preston never thought about settling down. His unit was his family. His life was the Navy. So three years ago, when a clerical mistake left him officially dead and he was offered the opportunity to use his new anonymity to participate in Black Op missions, he accepted. But when he’s given leave right before Christmas, he gives in to nostalgia and heads to the lodge where he and Lila—the woman he’d fallen in love with—first met. He was hoping for some Christmas spirit, but he never expected to find Lila. Or learn that he has a son. Preston knows in that instant his life will be unalterably changed—for the better. But while he and Lila grow closer, it soon becomes clear that someone is trying to harm her, and Preston will do everything in his power to keep her safe. In the end, Preston will have to decide whether protecting Lila and their son safe means staying with them or leaving them behind.
Title: The SEAL’s Christmas Baby
Author: Katie Knight
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: October 31, 2019
My Rating: 4 stars
When a technical glitch lists Navy SEAL Preston Lawson as Killed in Action during his last deployment both he and the Navy decided to use that mistake to discover exactly who the traitor is that caused death and destruction to his unit by letting him go into Black Ops missions. While that may have been the right choice for him then, it was also a choice where he didn’t have all the information needed to give up on his life as he once knew it – like the woman he’d loved and left behind discovering she’s pregnant with his child and having to face a future alone believing the man she’d loved had died.
Fate is often a fickle thing much like Christmas garland which weaves itself around and into a tree creating a thing of beauty out of something very ordinary. Fate will play another hand in the lives of Lila and Preston and their son as they meet once again at the mountain lodge where they first fell in love – and discover that danger is on the prowl for Preston’s family. Now he has choices to make… and so does she.
THE SEAL’S CHRISTMAS BABY is a fast-paced, intense Romantic Suspense that will capture your attention early on and hold it close until the ending. Lila and Preston have sizzling chemistry between them that easily grows into a love that could last a lifetime – they merely have to survive a few pitfalls and the danger straight in their path. I enjoyed myself in this world and would not hesitate to recommend this story to any reader who loves a sexy hero, a ready-made, if unexpected family, and a plot that will have you flipping pages quickly.
*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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