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#BookReview – “Claiming her Seal” by Kat Cantrell

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In Navy SEAL Dex Riley’s world, women fall into two categories: those who don’t ask questions and those who wish they hadn’t. He hides the darkness in his past, content to run an island adventure company in the Caribbean with members of his former SEAL team—until resort guest Emma Richardson targets him for a vacation fling. Her fresh innocence and insistence on seeing hero material in Dex where none exists makes him yearn to be the man she deserves. And that terrifies Dex more than any war zone he’s ever faced, until he discovers Emma has demons of her own…


In book one in the Assignment Caribbean Night series, Emma Richardson is on vacation with her best friend and hopes to heal from a recent traumatic event. All she wants is to not be afraid of the water and to enjoy a vacation fling.

Former Navy Seal Dex Riley thinks Emma can do better than a man like him, so he does his best to push her away, but he can’t stop himself from dragging her closer at the same time.

Both Emma and Dex are suffering from PTSD, but they’re doing their best to heal and move on from their past and nightmares. The secondary characters were interesting, in particularly Evan, one of Dex’s friends and fellow Seal team members. Most of the military romances I’ve read before feature men with issues, but this story really went into detail about the self-loathing that some soldiers experience during or after their time in the service.

Even though this story is a short novel, it probably would’ve worked better as a novella (pacing was slow at times), but I enjoyed it overall.

3 Stars

— If you’ve read this book, I’d love to know what you think of it. Please comment below.