Cowboy SEAL Homecoming (Navy SEAL Cowboys, #1)
Three former Navy SEALsInjured in the line of dutyDesperate for a new beginning...Searching for a place to call their own.Alex Maguire never thought he'd go home again. The perfect soldier, the perfect leader, he's spent his whole life running away from Blue Valley, Montana―but when a tragic accident bounces him and two of his men out of the SEALs, there's nowhere left to turn but the ranch he used to call his own...and the confusing, innocently beguiling woman who now lives there.Becca Denton's like nothing he could have imagined. She's far too tempting for her own good, but when she offers to help turn the ranch into a haven for injured veterans, he can't exactly say no. He'll just need to keep his distance. But something in her big green eyes makes Alex want to set aside the mantle of the perfect soldier and discover the man he could have been...safe and whole within the shelter of her arms.The Prodigal SEAL has come home.

Cowboy SEAL Homecoming (Navy SEAL Cowboys, #1) Details

TitleCowboy SEAL Homecoming (Navy SEAL Cowboys, #1)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJan 2nd, 2018
PublisherSourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN-139781492621300
Rating
GenreRomance, Contemporary Romance, Contemporary, War, Military

Cowboy SEAL Homecoming (Navy SEAL Cowboys, #1) Review

  • Beth
    January 1, 1970
    A wounded SEAL, Alex, and his comrades team up with his step-sister, Becca, on a property they inherited from Alex’s father. They are opening a short of camp/sanctuary for veterans.Truly a collaboration of so many plot plans we seen before: we’ve got the step-sibs, the wounded military men, the returning hometown heroes, and cowboys all mixed up with a woman striving for independence after suffering from a life threatening illness and being sheltered her entire life…and it completely works!Lots A wounded SEAL, Alex, and his comrades team up with his step-sister, Becca, on a property they inherited from Alex’s father. They are opening a short of camp/sanctuary for veterans.Truly a collaboration of so many plot plans we seen before: we’ve got the step-sibs, the wounded military men, the returning hometown heroes, and cowboys all mixed up with a woman striving for independence after suffering from a life threatening illness and being sheltered her entire life…and it completely works!Lots of strong emotions scars bring some heavy reading but Helm’s ability to add fun and flare to some difficult life situations makes for a marvelously entertaining and heartfelt reading.I received this ARC copy of Cowboy SEAL Homecoming from SOURCEBOOKS Casablanca. This is my honest and voluntary review. Cowboy SEAL Homecoming is set for publication Jan. 2, 2018.My Rating: 4 Starswritten by: Nicole HelmSeries: Navy SEAL Cowboys (Book 1)Mass Market Paperback: 352 pagesPublisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca Publication Date: January 2, 2018ISBN-10: 1492621307ISBN-13: 978-1492621300Genre: Contemporary Military RomanceAmazon: https://www.amazon.com/Cowboy-SEAL-Ho...Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/cowb...Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/cowb...Reviewed for: http://tometender.blogspot.com
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  • Anna's Herding Cats
    January 1, 1970
    They're such a neurotic fucked up mess and I adored them. What a great read.
  • Mandi Schreiner
    January 1, 1970
    A new series from Nicole Helm featuring Navy SEALs turned cowboys! I was a little unsure how this was all going to play out, but I actually really liked the set-up. Three guys who all served together overseas as SEALs, who all got injured in an explosion, come back to the states together to a ranch that Alex has inherited. Well, he inherited half a ranch. The other half was given to his step-sister, Becca.Alex hasn't been home in a long time. When his father passed away (his father was married t A new series from Nicole Helm featuring Navy SEALs turned cowboys! I was a little unsure how this was all going to play out, but I actually really liked the set-up. Three guys who all served together overseas as SEALs, who all got injured in an explosion, come back to the states together to a ranch that Alex has inherited. Well, he inherited half a ranch. The other half was given to his step-sister, Becca.Alex hasn't been home in a long time. When his father passed away (his father was married to Becca's mother) he took that hard and is still grieving. He isn't even sure how he will react to all of the memories that will flood him returning to the ranch, but he knows one thing for certain - he wants to turn it into a place where veterans can come for therapy and rehabilitation. He saw what happens to men and women in the military and trying to adjust with life back at home, and he wants to offer a place for them to cope. Becca is on board with this, even offering to oversee the horse therapist position.Alex and Becca know each other, but haven't been around each other in a long time. Alex had forgotten how pretty she was, and head-strong, and Becca had forgotten how many muscles Alex has. Becca has grown up a very sheltered life. Sick as a child, her mother became extremely overprotective. Barely leaving the ranch, she doesn't have a lot of social skills. Having three SEALs coming to live on her ranch stretches her boundaries, but she is willing to see what happens. She wants to start living her own life and even though she feels a little overwhelmed, she would rather try something new, than sit inside her house alone, sheltered from the world.Alex by nature is a protector, not just with Becca but with his guy friends too. He is extremely organized and is always planning. This annoys Becca and his SEAL buddies and pretty much everyone around him. He is a bit uptight. And broody. I liked his spreadsheets and how sweaty he would get when someone wanted to try something without planning it out extensively. I liked that he got offended if they made fun of how uptight he was.The romance unfolds pretty predictably. In the past few Helm books I've found some of the character unlikable. I liked everyone in this one but it did have a bit of a gloomy tone. I'm not saying every character has to be bubbly and funny and silly. But these two are just a bit - dispirited, which dampened my enjoyment of the book.Grade: C+
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  • Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
    January 1, 1970
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  • The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)
    January 1, 1970
    Mix some wounded Navy SEALs with a woman who is finally trying to gain some independence, and have them build a sanctuary for veterans and you have Cowboy SEAL Homecoming. Alex left Montana after high school and joined the military. He came home VERY rarely and as a result, hardly knows his step sister at all. His father passes away and Alex is injured and discharged from the Navy precipitating his return to the ranch in Montana...that his father willed to both Alex and his step sister, Becca. Mix some wounded Navy SEALs with a woman who is finally trying to gain some independence, and have them build a sanctuary for veterans and you have Cowboy SEAL Homecoming. Alex left Montana after high school and joined the military. He came home VERY rarely and as a result, hardly knows his step sister at all. His father passes away and Alex is injured and discharged from the Navy precipitating his return to the ranch in Montana...that his father willed to both Alex and his step sister, Becca. Becca suffered from life threatening illness as a child and has a very sheltered, challenging upbringing. She loves the ranch and wants to provide a haven for people suffering. However, living with her step brother and his 2 SEAL buddies is a bit out of her comfort zone.This story kind of throws all the tropes in there and it oddly works! Step siblings? Yep. Military men? Got those too! Cowboys? Sure! Becca is endearingly awkward. She is so uncomfortable with Alex and his SEAL friends, but she knows building this dream is something all of them need. Alex is struggling with his absence from his family home for so long. He is grieving his father's death, struggling with Becca's place in his father's life, and with his father's marriage to Becca's mom after his own mom passed away. Add to that his recent separation from the Navy and his injuries and you have a man desperate to control his life. He plans everything down to the minute in order to avoid surprises. Conversely, Becca never plans. She wasn't sure she would live, so long term plans were not part of her life. Cowboy SEAL Homecoming is emotional in a realistic way. Even if you haven't experienced the same life events these characters have, you will see feel their struggle. I am interested in getting Gabe and Jake's stories in the future.The heavy emotions all the characters deal with is broken up with hilarious animal hijinks! A rooster named Rasputin and a goat named Ron Swanson will keep you giggling even when emotions are high! Cowboy SEAL Homecoming was a delightful read that gave me more than I ever expected!  POV: 3rd Tears: a few! Trope: step siblings, Navy SEALs, Cowboys Triggers: (view spoiler)[Obviously, there are some PTSD struggles that might be upsetting for some readers (hide spoiler)] Series/Standalone: stand alone Cliffhanger: (view spoiler)[no (hide spoiler)] HEA: (view spoiler)[yes with a sweet epilogue! (hide spoiler)]Books by Jennifer Ryan, Carolyn Brown, BJ Daniels...then you will probably like Cowboy SEAL Homecoming!  Cowboy SEAL Homecoming   See full review on The Book Disciple
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  • Bookgasms Book Blog
    January 1, 1970
    Alex is returning home to his family ranch—ownership of said ranch is now shared with his stepsister, Becca. Alex and his two friends, Jack and Gabe, want to turn part of the ranch into a place where wounded soldiers can come and work their way back into society again, heal their wounds and their heads—figure out their place in the world now that they’re no longer active duty members.Becca’s lived a sheltered life—one exacerbated by an over protective mother. But Becca’s dream is to open a thera Alex is returning home to his family ranch—ownership of said ranch is now shared with his stepsister, Becca. Alex and his two friends, Jack and Gabe, want to turn part of the ranch into a place where wounded soldiers can come and work their way back into society again, heal their wounds and their heads—figure out their place in the world now that they’re no longer active duty members.Becca’s lived a sheltered life—one exacerbated by an over protective mother. But Becca’s dream is to open a therapeutic horse operation. Her dream meshes with Alex’s plans on paper, but can they make it a reality. I love a good prodigal son returns home story! Add in a military homecoming and I’m all in!! And while I did really enjoy the romance between Alex and Becca, I struggled a bit to get through their story. Cowboy SEAL Homecoming dragged a bit for me. Yes, I understood the need to set up the series with Alex, Jack and Gabe. And to learn about Becca’s childhood. But much of the story was told to us. Alex and Becca lived much of the story in their own heads, and my reading would have been greatly enhanced if more of the story was shown to me through dialogue and character interactions. And while I struggled with Cowboy SEAL Homecoming, I am looking forward to Jack’s book, Cowboy SEAL Redemption this summer. ~ Missy, 3.5 stars
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  • Avid Reader
    January 1, 1970
    Cowboy SEAL Homecoming (Navy SEAL Cowboys #1) by Nicole Helm3 starsM/F RomanceTriggers: PTSD, step-sibling romanceI was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.Becca is the step sister to Alex. They never truly knew each other growing up because Alex left when his father remarried to Becca's mom. When his father dies and leaves half of his ranch to Becca and half to Alex, that is when they both reconnect.I found this story somewhat confusing. I liked the premise of the SEALS coming Cowboy SEAL Homecoming (Navy SEAL Cowboys #1) by Nicole Helm3 starsM/F RomanceTriggers: PTSD, step-sibling romanceI was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.Becca is the step sister to Alex. They never truly knew each other growing up because Alex left when his father remarried to Becca's mom. When his father dies and leaves half of his ranch to Becca and half to Alex, that is when they both reconnect.I found this story somewhat confusing. I liked the premise of the SEALS coming home and wanting to put a ranch together to help other veterans reintegrate back in to society, however, I felt cheated because you never got to see the end result. Throughout the story they are all working their butts off for this end result, but I felt that despite the premise, the romance overtook the rest of the story.Also the idea that the SEALS were the only characters needing therapy was not quite true. Becca was so sheltered that she didn't really know how to function outside of her ranch. I do want to see what happens with Alex's friends, however, I also hope that their stories have more than just romance. The overall romance was just semi-successful for me. Becca was too sheltered and Alex was too timid too. It was just hard to believe.
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  • Amy Vida
    January 1, 1970
    I was grateful to receive a free copy of Cowboy SEAL Homecoming in exchange for an honest review. I am always hesitate to write a less then steller review, because I know how much time and effort goes into writing a story. However, to be fair to potential readers, I wanted to give an honest review. This book was well written, but the story just didn't do it for me. I like the concept of three SEALS returning from combat and dealing with their issues. I also like the story of Alex and Becca being I was grateful to receive a free copy of Cowboy SEAL Homecoming in exchange for an honest review. I am always hesitate to write a less then steller review, because I know how much time and effort goes into writing a story. However, to be fair to potential readers, I wanted to give an honest review. This book was well written, but the story just didn't do it for me. I like the concept of three SEALS returning from combat and dealing with their issues. I also like the story of Alex and Becca being associated as step siblings. However, that is where my interest in the story ended.I had a really difficult time liking Becca. In fact, out of all of the characters she seemed to be the most dysfunctional, and most in need of "therapy" which seemed to be the main focus of this book. Becca just annoyed me, which is why I wouldn't recommend this book to friends or family.
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  • Blodeuedd Finland
    January 1, 1970
    At first these two had such a problem that they were step siblings, and before you go all euwwww hear me out. They did NOT grow up together. She came into his dad's life when Alex had gone to the military. He did not even know her last name and they had spoken a few times. I was all you are not related! Why are you guys even finding an issue with this? But hey, maybe that was just an excuse, because these two have issues.Ok, so Becca does not have issues in that way. She has just been very shelt At first these two had such a problem that they were step siblings, and before you go all euwwww hear me out. They did NOT grow up together. She came into his dad's life when Alex had gone to the military. He did not even know her last name and they had spoken a few times. I was all you are not related! Why are you guys even finding an issue with this? But hey, maybe that was just an excuse, because these two have issues.Ok, so Becca does not have issues in that way. She has just been very sheltered by her mum and she has never really done anything. But she loves the ranch and she now owns half of it (Burt! Srsly! What if they had hated each other?! Battles when it comes to that can be so hard.) She is finding her way and I liked how she did that.Alex, oh man, he has issues. He is the leader. The strong one. The one that tells himself he is ok. Nothing wrong here. Nothing at all. He came out of the war with not a single problem except for that bad knee. Like seeing death and destruction is something that does not affect you. I started to feel more and more for him. They meet, they fancy other (and go all wtf?!), she learns how to stand up for herself. He learns how to let go. But it sure is now dance on roses, well if it is all the thorns are there and it hurts a lot. These cowboy seals are not coming home all happy and untroubled.I enjoyed itNarratorRomy I liked her voices and they made me smile. She was pleasant listening too and did a good job with narrating this story.
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  • Cathy Geha
    January 1, 1970
    Cowboy SEAL Homecoming by Nicole HelmNavy SEAL Cowboys #1Great premise for a new series – looking forward to reading more romances with SEALs in Montana ;) Alex and two of his team head home after medical discharges from the Navy. Gabe, Jack and Alex all have issues related to their last mission going FUBAR when a grenade attack put paid to their military careers. Alex and his stepsister Becca have decided to use the property they inherited jointly to create a therapeutic ranch with horses and c Cowboy SEAL Homecoming by Nicole HelmNavy SEAL Cowboys #1Great premise for a new series – looking forward to reading more romances with SEALs in Montana ;) Alex and two of his team head home after medical discharges from the Navy. Gabe, Jack and Alex all have issues related to their last mission going FUBAR when a grenade attack put paid to their military careers. Alex and his stepsister Becca have decided to use the property they inherited jointly to create a therapeutic ranch with horses and cattle to assist military veterans get back on their feet when they return stateside. The setting is perfect. The characters are well fleshed out and the potential for the series is great with Gabe and Jack and perhaps others who arrive at the ranch to provide fodder for romances of their own. In this book, though, Alex and Becca find that there is chemistry aplenty between them and potential for a future together. Well…if strong silent everything is fine Alex wises up to the fact things are not actually fine and that he might need a bit of help moving forward with his life AND Becca can come into her own and become more assertive in stating what she wants then acting on it. I enjoyed the camaraderie between Alex, Gabe and Jack. I loved the dynamics between Jack and Becca and the fact that Becca was unwilling to “put up with” what she was unhappy with. I am looking forward to hearing more about Gabe and Jack and finding out which one of them will end up with therapist Monica Finley…and who the other one will end up with, too. There are a lot of issues covered in this book including childhood illness, overprotective parents, assertiveness, PTSD, communication, role of counseling…and other things. All issues were handled well and the book made me care, smile and wonder what will happen next. Thank you to NetGalley and Sourcebook Casablanca for the ARC – This is my honest review. 4. 5 Stars
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  • Becky
    January 1, 1970
    I loved Alex and Becca's story. Watching her come into her own and seeing her interact not only with Alex but with Jack and Gage (I cannot wait until they get their own books!) was so much fun. Seeing what was going on with Alex as the book progressed was more than a little scary, but once he finally decided to do something about it that made it all the more satisfying. Everything isn't "fixed" by the end of the story (there's that word!) but things are moving in the right direction and there's I loved Alex and Becca's story. Watching her come into her own and seeing her interact not only with Alex but with Jack and Gage (I cannot wait until they get their own books!) was so much fun. Seeing what was going on with Alex as the book progressed was more than a little scary, but once he finally decided to do something about it that made it all the more satisfying. Everything isn't "fixed" by the end of the story (there's that word!) but things are moving in the right direction and there's definite hope. I'm looking forward to seeing what Alex, Becca, Jack, Gage, and Monica will be doing with the Ranch!Rating: 4 stars / A-I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
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  • Isha Coleman
    January 1, 1970
    One ranch. Two people. One goal. Cowboy Seal Homecoming has WINNER written all over it. An act of bravery brings a group of seals full circle and with a little help from a friend inspires a common goal. Ms. Helm teaches a valuable lesson about what courage really means. Bravery does not mean lack of fear, but the strength to take a risk. In fact courage is a lot like faith. Alex and Becca have a history that borders on taboo. Despite the time, distance and heartache that may be headed their way, One ranch. Two people. One goal. Cowboy Seal Homecoming has WINNER written all over it. An act of bravery brings a group of seals full circle and with a little help from a friend inspires a common goal. Ms. Helm teaches a valuable lesson about what courage really means. Bravery does not mean lack of fear, but the strength to take a risk. In fact courage is a lot like faith. Alex and Becca have a history that borders on taboo. Despite the time, distance and heartache that may be headed their way, they bring out the best in each other. She sees the man he really is and he sees the woman she hopes to be.
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  • Tracie Runge
    January 1, 1970
    Cowboy SEAL Homecoming was a really enjoyable read. The first book in the Navy SEAL Cowboys, I found the dynamic between the characters and the storyline engaging. I look forward to reading more by this author and will be recommending this to readers.
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  • Yvonne
    January 1, 1970
    This is the first book of Ms Helm’s new series titled, Navy SEAL Cowboys. It’s about three Navy SEALs who have been wounded after a mission that affected them not only physically, but also psychologically and emotionally .Their leader Alex Maguire, has brought then to the ranch he grew up in and where now he is half owner. The other half of the ranch belongs to his step-sister, Becca Denton. She is shy, inexperienced in life, and uncertain about them. But now they all end up living and working t This is the first book of Ms Helm’s new series titled, Navy SEAL Cowboys. It’s about three Navy SEALs who have been wounded after a mission that affected them not only physically, but also psychologically and emotionally .Their leader Alex Maguire, has brought then to the ranch he grew up in and where now he is half owner. The other half of the ranch belongs to his step-sister, Becca Denton. She is shy, inexperienced in life, and uncertain about them. But now they all end up living and working together with the goal of converting the ranch into a place where wounded veterans find a purpose and feel safe. Though the theme has been repeated frequently , I still appreciate the fact that the author reminds us that the returning troops need to be supported. We, as a society, need to help these brave men and women with their physical and emotional wounds. As well as helping them integrate back to civil life.I also see potential stories for Jack and Gabe.All that said, I found the first fourth of the book moving slowly and later it was a bumpy road. Becca was an ok character. The romance with Alex was kind of flat.I will come back to this series for the guys, and hoping that the partners for the others are stronger and more complex.I was gifted this copy by Netgalley. The opinions expressed are solely my own.
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  • Maria
    January 1, 1970
    "Received an Advance Reader Copy in exchange for a fair review"3.5 starsI love the premise of this series – turning a ranch into a haven for injured veterans – and Nicole Helm is one of my favorite authors. I liked that the hero, Alex (the planner, the neat freak), started off as the strong character and the heroine, Becca, was the weaker and more vulnerable character (she’s the weird girl), but gradually we were shown how these roles were just roles and looks can be deceiving.Helm’s depiction o "Received an Advance Reader Copy in exchange for a fair review"3.5 starsI love the premise of this series – turning a ranch into a haven for injured veterans – and Nicole Helm is one of my favorite authors. I liked that the hero, Alex (the planner, the neat freak), started off as the strong character and the heroine, Becca, was the weaker and more vulnerable character (she’s the weird girl), but gradually we were shown how these roles were just roles and looks can be deceiving.Helm’s depiction of the hero’s psychological trauma and PTSD is almost poignant and surely hard to read as we watch Alex going through several mental breakdowns (shown from his point of view) and his huge stubbornness – so well done that sometimes I wanted to shake him – keeping him from seeking help. The contrast between Becca’s going-with-the-flow persona and Alex (Mr. Six-Month Schedule, Mr. Charge and In Control) was entertaining to read.There was a lot of mental musings and introversion – especially by Becca – and I would have preferred more action happening outside the characters’ heads instead.I also loved the beautiful setting – Blue Valley, Montana.I’m looking forward for the next books, because Alex‘s Navy SEAL brothers play a significant part in “Cowboy SEAL Homecoming” and their characters were exciting to read too.I'm grateful to the publisher, Sourcebooks Casablanca, and NetGalley for providing a free copy.
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  • Nelle
    January 1, 1970
    This was hard for me to read. The premise, a rehab ranch for veteran was intriguing. The way Helm delved into Alex's issues with PTSD was real. His mental thoughts, the refrain of, I can fix me, was hard to read but very well done. I liked how, in the beginning, Alex was strong and in control, and Becca needed his support. In the end it was Becca giving Alex support. The romance just wasn't satisfying enough for me, I guess.I'll be reading the next one though because Gabe and Jack need there HEA This was hard for me to read. The premise, a rehab ranch for veteran was intriguing. The way Helm delved into Alex's issues with PTSD was real. His mental thoughts, the refrain of, I can fix me, was hard to read but very well done. I liked how, in the beginning, Alex was strong and in control, and Becca needed his support. In the end it was Becca giving Alex support. The romance just wasn't satisfying enough for me, I guess.I'll be reading the next one though because Gabe and Jack need there HEA's as well.Thanks for Netgalley and thge publisher for the advanced copy for an honest review.
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  • Book Gannet
    January 1, 1970
    [email protected]%I’m quite sad about this one, because in the past I’ve really enjoyed Nicole Helm’s cowboy books. Okay, so I found the heroines of her Mile High series pretty awful and had to give up two-thirds of the way through, but I still made it through the first two books and I was hoping this series would be better.Alas, I was wrong. I’m not even sure why, but something about Becca really rubbed me the wrong way. Perhaps it was her sense of ownership over the ranch, even though she acknowledges th [email protected]%I’m quite sad about this one, because in the past I’ve really enjoyed Nicole Helm’s cowboy books. Okay, so I found the heroines of her Mile High series pretty awful and had to give up two-thirds of the way through, but I still made it through the first two books and I was hoping this series would be better.Alas, I was wrong. I’m not even sure why, but something about Becca really rubbed me the wrong way. Perhaps it was her sense of ownership over the ranch, even though she acknowledges that it isn’t fair to want to shut Alex out of his own childhood and inheritance, but I just couldn’t find anything about her to like. She is pretty dysfunctional, which normally would have generated my sympathy, but really she was just annoying.It wasn’t just Becca, though. I didn’t like Alex much either, or his friends. I couldn’t really see how Becca and Alex would ever get together, and I wasn’t particularly interested in seeing how it would come about. Which left me without anything to continue reading for.Sadly, it’s time to conclude that this author’s books are no longer for me.(ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley.)
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  • Ebony
    January 1, 1970
    Nicole Helm is a new author for me. The story description is what made me want to read 'Cowboy Seal Homecoming'. I'm a sucker for military romance novels.Alex Maguire is returning home to the family ranch in Montana with his 2 buddies Gabe and Jack, to recoup after their discharge from the Navy Seals because of injuries. Alex is a very A type personality- he plans everything down to the last detail. The heroine of the story is Alex's stepsister Becca Denton. She has spent her life quite isolated Nicole Helm is a new author for me. The story description is what made me want to read 'Cowboy Seal Homecoming'. I'm a sucker for military romance novels.Alex Maguire is returning home to the family ranch in Montana with his 2 buddies Gabe and Jack, to recoup after their discharge from the Navy Seals because of injuries. Alex is a very A type personality- he plans everything down to the last detail. The heroine of the story is Alex's stepsister Becca Denton. She has spent her life quite isolated and sheltered. The three former Seals join forces with Becca to start a therapy retreat at the ranch for injured veterans. while working on setting up their retreat, each person just might learn to heal themselves. This was a nice, slow burn romance. I found some parts of the story a little slow a times, mainly in the middle of the book but overall I enjoyed my first Nicole Helm book and meeting the characters in this series.**ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**
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  • Cheri
    January 1, 1970
    **I received an ARC of this book courtesy of Net Galley and the publisher. All opinions expressed are my own and given freely. **In my review of this author’s book Want You More I said something along the lines of when she’s hot she’s on fire, when she’s not she’s still luke-warm. Well ladies and gentlemen, with this book starting off this new series she is scorching! Alex and Becca have wonderful chemistry. I absolutely love this story and did not want it to end. I’m so glad there will be more **I received an ARC of this book courtesy of Net Galley and the publisher. All opinions expressed are my own and given freely. **In my review of this author’s book Want You More I said something along the lines of when she’s hot she’s on fire, when she’s not she’s still luke-warm. Well ladies and gentlemen, with this book starting off this new series she is scorching! Alex and Becca have wonderful chemistry. I absolutely love this story and did not want it to end. I’m so glad there will be more to read with these Navy SEALs.Alex is not necessarily an easy hero to love. The fact that he’s a Navy SEAL and his military buddies rib him about his personality quirks help the reader to be open to him. He’s quite the no-nonsense, by the book, not much humor type of guy at first. Other than when he’s being pushed in certain ways, he’s never a jerk though. He’s just not a big teddy bear. That’s not to say he isn’t sympathetic to others and aware of how his actions and words can feed into other people’s feelings.Becca is like a mighty little mouse. She has a lot of courage but finds her nerves get the best of her even when she doesn’t want them to. She’s learning to live in a world outside of her mom and step-dad…all she’s really ever known other than the animals on the ranch. (You will fall in love with the animals, and their names, on this ranch.) She’s socially awkward only because she was so sheltered. Once she starts realizing that she can speak her mind when need be and she can contribute to the things Alex and friends are doing on the ranch, she’s like a caterpillar becoming a butterfly. Most contemporary romance stories that deal with PTSD tend to have the veteran experience a lot of nightmares and/or flashbacks. While Alex does have nightmares, I appreciated Nicole Helm showing another aspect of PTSD (in my opinion one of the scariest) with Alex losing time and going into a sort of fugue state. It put a bit of a different spin on the issue.Seeing Becca learn to not only stand up to her mom, who means well, but also stand up to Alex was heartening. Their relationship had so much joy while there was still so much pain. There was a point that I noted these words “my heart just cracked in half”. The story was truly breaking my heart.I did have one issue with this story that I must address. I read a lot of contemporary romance with the military sub-genre and, if you follow my reviews, you may know this is a huge pet peeve of mine. Something I’ve addressed with other authors in the past. A SEAL is not a soldier. I have yet to meet anyone in the Navy who will call themselves a soldier. Because of other stories (again, by different authors) having this issue I’ve asked around and looked online. I cannot anything to contradict what I know…Navy = Sailor, no matter if it’s a SEAL or not. I can only hope this gets corrected in the next installment of this series. It is a very great testament to this author and the story she told that this book is getting a high rating from me as this is an issue that often will distract me from a story thereby annoying me to no end. This book was so engaging and spectacular that I am able to overlook the issue.If you love contemporary romance, western romance, and/or military romance you will be blown away by this story. I am kind of bummed to realize the next installment won’t be out until the summer. I am anxious to see what happens with Gabe and Jack.https://allingoodtimeblog.wordpress.c...
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  • Marsha Spohn
    January 1, 1970
    Reviewed at Keeper BookshelfOften times life changes and you have to make another, different life plan. Alex knows this firsthand as a Navy SEAL who has been injured in the line of duty and now discharged he’s returning home to a ranch he left years ago and only rarely visited. He and his step-sister Becca now co-own that ranch and while he may have some detailed plans for their ranch so does Becca. Becca lived her early life as a child with what was considered a life threatening condition… and Reviewed at Keeper BookshelfOften times life changes and you have to make another, different life plan. Alex knows this firsthand as a Navy SEAL who has been injured in the line of duty and now discharged he’s returning home to a ranch he left years ago and only rarely visited. He and his step-sister Becca now co-own that ranch and while he may have some detailed plans for their ranch so does Becca. Becca lived her early life as a child with what was considered a life threatening condition… and an overprotective mother. She’s developed the attitude over the years that life is for living now, plans are empty promises that may never come true. So she and Alex, who plans every single moment of his life down to the millisecond, have very differing attitudes about, well, just about everything that makes them who they are. They do agree about one thing – the ranch would be a perfect safe haven for returning wounded vets to spend time at while they accumulate to returning to the civilian world. Becca’s dream for the ranch is a working therapy horse ranch which in theory meshes well with Alex’s idea of a wounded vet re-acclamation ranch… on paper at least, their ways of going abut putting that plan in action are far different.Cowboy SEAL Homecoming has a lot of what I enjoy in a romance involving military personnel. While PTSD is a very real condition we aren’t usually given all of the possible symptoms in most romances, I was impressed when Ms Helm brought another side to a serious condition to the table in this story. As the mother of a son with physical challenges it was easy for me to “get” Becca’s attitude. While I also think her mother was out of the park overprotective, Becca eventually found the courage to stand up for her own dreams and become her own independent person. Living in the moment because that’s the only moment you can depend on is a way of life for my family, so I also understood Becca on that level as well. That doesn’t mean I thought Becca was perfect, she wasn’t, but she was totally human. The only thing that I would have wished for this story is to have not spent so much time in Alex and Becca’s heads. Yes, seeing life and reactions from their perspective adds to the story – but I also would have learned about them from more dialogue and interaction played out between them. It’s a small thing, but I believe it would have made a difference.In all, I enjoyed getting to know Alex and Becca, as well as Gabe and Jake. Since this series is spread out over the coming year I’ll have to wait til summer then winter to completely know what’s happening at the ranch. But I also think it’s a wait well worth the effort. I would definitely recommend Cowboy SEAL Homecoming to any reader who enjoys complicated people, facing down fears and the challenge of facing an uncertain future with the right person at your side.*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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  • Kate
    January 1, 1970
    Looking at the title of this romance novel you may be thinking a few things:1. Oh great, another Cowboy romance novel.2. Oh great, another Military romance novel.3. Oh great, another Cowboy Military romance novel.4. YES, another Cowboy Military romance novel.Now, don’t get me wrong. I’ve got nothing against Military romance novels. Hell, they’re one of my favorite subgenres. Cowboy romances on the other hand are not typically the novels I seek out as a reader. I picked up Nicole Helm’s Cowboy Se Looking at the title of this romance novel you may be thinking a few things:1. Oh great, another Cowboy romance novel.2. Oh great, another Military romance novel.3. Oh great, another Cowboy Military romance novel.4. YES, another Cowboy Military romance novel.Now, don’t get me wrong. I’ve got nothing against Military romance novels. Hell, they’re one of my favorite subgenres. Cowboy romances on the other hand are not typically the novels I seek out as a reader. I picked up Nicole Helm’s Cowboy Seal Homecoming with some hesitation.I ended up pleasantly surprised.Alex Maguire never thought he’d go home again. The perfect soldier, the perfect leader, he’s spent his whole life running away from Blue Valley, Montana—but when a tragic accident bounces him and two of his men out of the SEALs, there’s nowhere left to turn but the ranch he used to call his own… and the confusing, innocently beguiling woman who now lives there. Becca Denton’s like nothing he could have imagined. She’s far too tempting for her own good, but when she offers to help turn the ranch into a haven for injured veterans, he can’t exactly say no. He’ll just need to keep his distance. But something in her big green eyes makes Alex want to set aside the mantle of the perfect soldier and discover the man he could have been… safe and whole within the shelter of her arms.This book had all the makings of your average, every day romance novel, but I was happy to see the idea for a rehabilitation ranch thrown in there. It made it something different. The effects of life after the military aren’t often explored in romance novels and it was rather refreshing to see an alpha male struggle as Alex and his friend did. Alex was all alpha, but he was still a man in a dark place who needed to reach out for the olive branch Becca was offering him.Becca was quite a character as well. She brought some uniqueness to the table with her childhood illness, nervous nature, inexperience, and wacky nature. I thought she was a great counterpart to the overbearing Alex. She was innocent without being annoying about it and once she broke through her initial awkwardness she turned into an empowered, sexually confident woman.I will say that if you’re not a fan of the somewhat cheesy romance novels where the main focus is the relationship (i.e. no outside drama, no suspense, no mystery, nada) then this probably isn’t your scene. However, if you love the romantic notions of cowboys and the moody men associated with military romances then you’re going to love the first book in what’s sure to be a fun series (the other men Gabe and Jack are even more surly and complicated than our friend Alex).
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  • Sandy Kelly
    January 1, 1970
    This is a new to me author. I wasn't sure what to expect and was really hopeful going into it that this book would live up to the blurb for it. The premise for any soldier coming home book always gets to me and this one was no different. This one is about Alex Maguire and Becca Denton. Alex was a Navy Seal until he was retired due to injuries. Becca was his step-sister although his father married her mother after he had already joined the service and they only saw each other a couple of times. A This is a new to me author. I wasn't sure what to expect and was really hopeful going into it that this book would live up to the blurb for it. The premise for any soldier coming home book always gets to me and this one was no different. This one is about Alex Maguire and Becca Denton. Alex was a Navy Seal until he was retired due to injuries. Becca was his step-sister although his father married her mother after he had already joined the service and they only saw each other a couple of times. Alex is coming home, along with 2 of his fellow teammates who were also injured at the same time. Alex and Becca both each inherited a half of the ranch his father owned and now they have decided to partner up and create a place for soldiers who have no idea how to become civilians to come and work. All while not wanting to admit that he, himself, may need help in order to get past what happened to injure him in the first place. Becca also has her own little issues from not only having been sick as a child but her entirely over protective mother. He thinks that no matter how attracted to her he is, he needs to stay away from her and keep his control with every aspect of his life. Never realizing that Becca may be the exact thing he needs in order to truly heal and move on in his life. I really enjoyed this book. There were a few moments that were slightly slow to me, that's the only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5. Alex and Becca are very sweet together. Becca is just trying to become more outgoing and to actually have real relationships and just to live her live to the fullest without her mother there telling her she shouldn't do this or that. Alex is trying his hardest to control every little minute of every single day and thinks that will make everything in his life fine. They couldn't help but fall for each other and even when they have major issues, Becca is still the strong woman you know she can be and stands up and tells him what he needs to do to be better. Complete with the help of his friends, who have their own issues to overcome! This book really hits home how much our veterans have to overcome when they come home not only physically but mentally. That they truly need our love and support and the strength not to let them push people away in their fear and/or grief. This author did a great job writing about this and I really can't wait to read about their friends stories!
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  • Rachel
    January 1, 1970
    Becca is a naïve, fidgety, socially awkward, sweet young woman who has been sheltered her entire life and wants nothing more than to become the strong, independent person she’s always wanted to be. When Alex, the step-brother she’s never really known, comes home with two of his SEAL buddies, her life get a lot more complicated. Not only are they working together to establish a foundation to help injured veterans, she has to learn how to interact with these injured warriors who have more wounds t Becca is a naïve, fidgety, socially awkward, sweet young woman who has been sheltered her entire life and wants nothing more than to become the strong, independent person she’s always wanted to be. When Alex, the step-brother she’s never really known, comes home with two of his SEAL buddies, her life get a lot more complicated. Not only are they working together to establish a foundation to help injured veterans, she has to learn how to interact with these injured warriors who have more wounds than just the physical that need healing. She and Alex are still reeling from the loss of his father, but they may learn that their common grief is more easily borne if the load is shared. Alex is a leader, a planner, and always in control, but the universe seems to have a few lessons in store for him, if he’s willing to learn.The advance copy I read of this book is my first by this author and will definitely not be the last. There are so many elements that I loved – the rural setting, the small town feel, a damaged cowboy turned SEAL hero, and an innocent, naïve heroine who finds her strength and comes into her own. The irony of the sheltered heroine with no life experience having more strength and wisdom than the battle hardened SEAL was really appealing. Alex and Becca were well developed, loveable, complex characters and were great together, with a nice dose of steamy chemistry between them. Yes, there were times I wanted to shake Alex, and the way Becca handled him made me love her even more. But have no worries, dear reader, Alex does get his redemption. The other two guys, Jack and Gabe, were equally multilayered as well as endearing and hilarious the way they teased and bickered but always had each other’s backs. Their damage from combat is clear and I can’t wait to read both of their stories and watch them heal, grow and find love. Add in Becca's monologues with her animals and her propensity for startling, her overbearing mother, and a feisty goat who thinks he’s human and makes great use of the doggy door, and this book touches the heart while making it smile. It not only highlights an important social issue, but it touches the heart, tickles the funny bone, and leaves you with that happy, contented sigh. It will grab you from the first page to the last and leave you eagerly anticipating the next book in the series.
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  • Misty (Red's Romance Review's)
    January 1, 1970
    When the job he has put years of life into suddenly turns it's back on him and his two buddies, Alex is left a little dumbfounded, and completely lost, he goes from having a job that he loves to nothing, and it's heartbreaking to say the least. So he does the only thing he can think of, and decides to go home, and face the place that he never thought he would return to, in hopes of finding some stability and answers. The whole experience is a little overwhelming for him, for so long he has been When the job he has put years of life into suddenly turns it's back on him and his two buddies, Alex is left a little dumbfounded, and completely lost, he goes from having a job that he loves to nothing, and it's heartbreaking to say the least. So he does the only thing he can think of, and decides to go home, and face the place that he never thought he would return to, in hopes of finding some stability and answers. The whole experience is a little overwhelming for him, for so long he has been a soldier, he hasn't got the slightest idea how to be a civilian, how to find his place in the world again... but he is determined to try. Once he arrives back at the family ranch, he gets a little surprise when he finds that he now shares ownership of it with Becca, a daughter of one of his father's wives, and he isn't quite sure how to handle her either. But little by little him and Becca begin to find common ground, both have pasts that need dealt with and both of them think the ranch could be best used to help others in similar situations. They want to make it a place for soldiers to come to and relearn how to be a member of society, to help them find their place in the world again, while also helping them deal with all of their lingering demons. It all sounds good on paper, now the real work comes when trying to make it a reality... In Cowboy SEAL Homecoming you will meet some really amazing characters with hearts of gold, and be treated to one heck of a heartwarming story line.... I loved this one!! This touching read will reach into the recesses of your heart and leave it permanently touch, and give you a glimpse into the lives of people who are fighting hard to find their way back to a normal healthy life. I have to say it was an eye-opening read, sometimes you take the simplest things for granted and witnessing all that these soldiers had to endure returning home made me a little more appreciative of all that we have, because of their bravery. I am excited to see what Ms. Helms has in store for these amazing characters next, and I cannot wait to get a up close and personal view of Gabe and Jack! Highly recommend this one, but be sure to have your tissues ready, cause it bound to give you the feels and have you shedding a few tears!!I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this title.
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  • Marcia
    January 1, 1970
    This is the first book that I have read from this author and the begining of a new series. The series will center on 3 ex-Navy SEALS, who were the lone survivors of an attack in Afghanistan, injured when a grenade was thrown into their vehicle. While the three of them were in a rehab center, their leader, Alex Maguire, received news that his father, Burt, had suddenly died from a stroke. All three men, no longer able to go back to the SEALS because of their injuries, must now find a new purpose This is the first book that I have read from this author and the begining of a new series. The series will center on 3 ex-Navy SEALS, who were the lone survivors of an attack in Afghanistan, injured when a grenade was thrown into their vehicle. While the three of them were in a rehab center, their leader, Alex Maguire, received news that his father, Burt, had suddenly died from a stroke. All three men, no longer able to go back to the SEALS because of their injuries, must now find a new purpose to their lives. Alex's new purpose is to help his men and others like them.Alex's mother had been killed by a drunk driver when he was only 8, but he had been in the back seat and survived. His father had remarried, which left him very uncomfortable at home, so he had enlisted after high school and had avoided coming home over the years. His father had left the family ranch, in Montana to both him and his step sister, Becca Denton, who had wanted to start a therapeutic horsemanship as an adjunct to the ranch before Burt died. Now she offers Alex a way to combine their two dreams.But Becca has her own issues. She was raised by a single mother, until she married Burt and had been very ill as a child. Her mother sheltered her too much, so she was home schooled, and never had any friends except the animals on the ranch. She is very shy and unsure around other people and now has these three Seals sharing the ranch house, until they can make habitable the bunkhouse.Both of these two people have issues from their past. Becca believes in living one day at a time, while Alex needs control, to keep everyone safe and plan out everything. The chemistry between these two, is explosive, but can they trust each other enough to open up? How do the other two men, Gabe and Jack add to the dynamics? None of them are open to therapy, but all are suffering from PTSD and they all need it. Alex, Gabe and Jack believe the men they want to help only need work and a purpose, but Becca knows that to be healed they will need therapy too.I read an advanced copy from netgalley.com. I thought this was a beautifully written story, with engaging characters, an authentic scenario and conflict and the resolution real. I recommend this book.
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  • Amy
    January 1, 1970
    This is the first book in the Navy SEAL Cowboys series and I enjoyed Alex and Becca’s story. I’m excited for this series and what the characters are creating with the foundation and making the ranch a place for veterans. One thing I really appreciated is the way the author did not make Alex’s PTSD magically disappear with meeting Becca. I’ve read stories before where a veteran was plagued with nightmares and after meeting the heroine, the nightmares seem to magically get better, or that they can This is the first book in the Navy SEAL Cowboys series and I enjoyed Alex and Becca’s story. I’m excited for this series and what the characters are creating with the foundation and making the ranch a place for veterans. One thing I really appreciated is the way the author did not make Alex’s PTSD magically disappear with meeting Becca. I’ve read stories before where a veteran was plagued with nightmares and after meeting the heroine, the nightmares seem to magically get better, or that they can finally get a good night sleep just being in that person’s arms. That did not happen with Alex, he still had his nightmares, he still struggled. In fact, his issues grew, nearly consuming him, because he couldn’t/wouldn’t allow himself to heal, to ask for or seek help. He was their leader, he had to remain strong, he had to lead, had to remain in control, he needed to fix thigs, he was FINE. His meeting with Monica was powerful and poignant. I really felt Nicole Helm did a great job with Alex’s PTSD, it felt so raw, so compelling, so consuming. Honestly, out of the romance books I’ve read that have PTSD in it, this felt the most real and true to form – at least to my very limited knowledge and experience.Becca took some getting used to. She grew up extremely sheltered and her naivety took some getting used to. What I didn’t like at all the way she felt the ranch was hers! Um, hello, Burt was Alex’s father – he was your step-father for only a part of your life. Why the hell would you feel like it was only your home?I loved the humor and ribbing that was intertwined in the story. OMG the hilarity of Ron Swanson and Rasputin left me laughing out loud.All in all, even with a slow start, I enjoyed reading Cowboy SEAL Homecoming and hope Jack and Gage’s stories are soon to follow.**I requested and received an advanced copy, provided by NetGalley and the publisher, and I am voluntarily providing an honest review**
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  • Jan
    January 1, 1970
    Alex Maguire and Becca Denton have each inherited half of his father’s (her stepfather’s) ranch. They need to learn to work together to add a therapeutic horsemanship program to the cattle ranching. The focus of the program will be wounded veterans. Alex and his friends Gabe and Jack fall into that category. After a rocket exploded in their jeep in the Middle East, they recovered physically mostly, but still have issues that none of them admit to.Becca has her own issues with the guys coming hom Alex Maguire and Becca Denton have each inherited half of his father’s (her stepfather’s) ranch. They need to learn to work together to add a therapeutic horsemanship program to the cattle ranching. The focus of the program will be wounded veterans. Alex and his friends Gabe and Jack fall into that category. After a rocket exploded in their jeep in the Middle East, they recovered physically mostly, but still have issues that none of them admit to.Becca has her own issues with the guys coming home. Alex stayed away for most of the 10 years that Burt was married to Becca’s overprotective mother. Burt’s been gone for a year, and her mother has finally agreed to move into town letting Becca manage on her own for the first time. Becca had several childhood illnesses that kept her home and allowed her mother to stifle her. Just as she has an opportunity to run things on her own, a hyper-organized, control freak, domineering Navy SEAL decides to move back home.The attraction is there, but Becca needs to fight for her place, and Alex needs to face his own demons. HEA. Recommended.Cowboy SEAL Homecoming is first in the Navy SEAL Cowboys series.Readalikes:Readers who appreciate Susan Elizabeth Phillilps, Rachel Gibson, Susan Mallery, Deirdre Martin, and Julie James should enjoy Cowboy SEAL Homecoming. Other authors with the military bent include: Suzanne Brockmann; M.L. Buchman; Gennita Low - Sleeping with the Agent; Cindy Gerard – Taking Fire; Julie Ann Walker, Kat Martin’s military romances; Linda Howard’s Troublemaker, Maya Banks’ Shades of Gray, and Alexandra Ivy’s Kill Without Mercy. Katie Ruggle writes romances in the great outdoors.Pace: FastCharacters: Flawed; likeableStory: Character-DrivenLanguage: EngagingTone: Sensual; hopefulFrame: Blue Valley, Montana; contemporaryDisclosure: Reading copy provided by the publisher.
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  • Lesley
    January 1, 1970
    PTSD This book is obviously setting the scene for a series. Three ex-servicemen, supposedly ‘fixed’ but rather dysfunctional and struggling with PTSD and a young isolated woman set about building a place where ex-military can come to continue their recovery and find purpose again. Becca and Alex are step siblings but hardly know each other until they are left half shares of the family ranch. Becca had dreamed of helping children with terminal illness through therapeutic horsemanship but changed PTSD This book is obviously setting the scene for a series. Three ex-servicemen, supposedly ‘fixed’ but rather dysfunctional and struggling with PTSD and a young isolated woman set about building a place where ex-military can come to continue their recovery and find purpose again. Becca and Alex are step siblings but hardly know each other until they are left half shares of the family ranch. Becca had dreamed of helping children with terminal illness through therapeutic horsemanship but changed her dream to instead help wounded veterans. Alex plans to give soldiers purpose and healing through hard work on a ranch. The idea is the two programs will run in tandem but we don’t get as far as seeing things up and running. Neither the horses, ranching, refurbishing the bunkhouse and growing closer to Becca are helping Alex to cope with life since his accident and it is obvious to everyone except him, that he needs help. Like all military he tends to suppress feelings and emotions and the thought of therapy is anathema to him (as it is to his friends) but eventually that is where he has to go to find the tools to cope. A good book with a lot of strong language and some interesting characters. I would be happy to read the next book.I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.
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  • Claire Scott
    January 1, 1970
    This book will stay with me for a long time, I requested it from NetGalley as the cover reminded me of books I have read in the past, but it was so much more. It is book one in this series about 3 injured navy SEALS, Alex, Gabe and Jack who return home to Alex's dads ranch to recover and turn his deceased fathers land into a rehabilitation centre for other Marines and veterans. Book one revolves areound Alex and Becca, his fathers second wife's daughter. When we first meet becca, she is very ski This book will stay with me for a long time, I requested it from NetGalley as the cover reminded me of books I have read in the past, but it was so much more. It is book one in this series about 3 injured navy SEALS, Alex, Gabe and Jack who return home to Alex's dads ranch to recover and turn his deceased fathers land into a rehabilitation centre for other Marines and veterans. Book one revolves areound Alex and Becca, his fathers second wife's daughter. When we first meet becca, she is very skittish and shy around the men, due to a life of being smothered by her mother due to ill health, but as the 4 of them learn to live with each other, and Alex and becca's deal with their growing feelings for each other, the author doesn't shy away from the effects war is having on our brave men and women who fight for this country. My heart broke for Alex, and for Becca who seemed at a loss of how to help. I was so moved by this story, and will definitely be reading Gabe's and Jacks stories, to see how they face their demons.The reason I love reading is to escape reality, even for a few hours, but I also love that rare book that makes you think and with this book, it moved me to tears, these may be fictional characters but I applaud the author for writing about a subject that is happening to service people through out the UK, Europe and America.
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  • Irene
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 starsCowboy Seal Homecoming by Nicole Helm is a heartwarming start to the Navy Seal Cowboy series.The storyline is well written, the plot easy to follow and the characters all add to the overall enjoyment, even the animals ;)Cowboy Seal Homecoming is a quick and heartwarming read, I enjoyed getting to know Becca and Alex. Both have a lot to deal with, one is struggling with PTSD and the other is learning to live life without her mother hovering over her and dictating how she should live her 3.5 starsCowboy Seal Homecoming by Nicole Helm is a heartwarming start to the Navy Seal Cowboy series.The storyline is well written, the plot easy to follow and the characters all add to the overall enjoyment, even the animals ;)Cowboy Seal Homecoming is a quick and heartwarming read, I enjoyed getting to know Becca and Alex. Both have a lot to deal with, one is struggling with PTSD and the other is learning to live life without her mother hovering over her and dictating how she should live her life. These two might have been step-siblings but having spent very little time together growing up they never felt like siblings. Their relationship takes time to develop, at first I wasn't sure if Alex would ever truly open up to Becca but with her honesty and no nonsense personality Alex finds himself feeling happier being with Becca. Life is more sunny being with Becca.Cowboy Seal Homecoming is a lovely start to the Navy Seal Cowboys series, I'm excited to read the upcoming books which will give us Jack and Gabe's stories. These men have a lot of baggage and I can't wait to see them meet their other half :)Cowboy Seal Homecoming to be released January 2nd.Amazon ~https://www.amazon.com/Cowboy-SEAL-Ho...Barnes & Noble ~ https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/cowb...iBooks ~ https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/cowb...Kobo ~ https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/cowb...*Thank you to the publisher via Netgalley for the advance copy.*
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