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May 26, 2015

Time for the Princess Last Tuesday Book Review -

We all have our favorite tropes. Story themes that grab you at first sight. One of mine is marriage of convenience. So how could I resist Cora Seton's The Navy SEAL's Email Order Bride.

Mason Hall, Navy SEAL, knows all about difficult assignments, but his current mission is one for the record books. Not only must he find a wife—and get her pregnant—or forfeit the ranch his family has prized for generations, he must also convince his three brothers to marry, too—before the year is up. Who knew one city girl and three wayward brothers could put up such a fight?

Cora takes a tried and true trope and successfully weaves an interesting heart-warming modern day read.  I love it when a book has me falling in love with a character in the first paragraphs. Ms. Seton does exactly that. She had me in love with all four brothers before I turned the first page. Honorable men with a strong sense of loyalty and family. How could I not love these brothers?

Add in the cutest drunken online matchmaking scene for our heroine and I was hooked. I loved how Ms. Seton took us on a well-traveled and often predictable road but instead gave us a real and believable love story.  Every turn kept my interest and the last page had me wanting more. Fortunately, there are three more brothers!

Do you have a story theme you love best?

Reviewed by Chris Keniston 

4 comments:

Phyllis said...

Cool post, Chris. It sounds like a story I could really enjoy. Thanks for the heads-up on it.

Chris keniston said...

It really is a very enjoyable read Phyllis! I don't get much time off to read and I wound up putting everything else on the back burner to read this in one sitting!

Kathy Ivan said...

I read this book too and thoroughly enjoyed it. I think the author did a great job of taking a trope we're all familiar with and putting a unique spin on it, bringing it into the 21st century. They were definitely characters you could sympathize with and laugh with, which makes them believable. I have the next one in the series on my Kindle (for when I actually get time to read something LOL).

vicki batman said...

I like reading series! But often, don't get to lately. Sigh. Just too much to read and do!!!