Wednesday, April 22, 2015

"The Navy SEAL's E-Mail Order Bride"by Cora Seton


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?

Genre: Contemporary Romance
My Review:
I really enjoyed this book.  I have read other books written by Cora Seton so I had a general idea what to expect, and she didn't disappoint.  The premise for the "Heroes of Chance Creek" series is pretty fun - the four brothers must all get married within one year, and there must be an heir born to one of them.  Being the 21st century, the author put a fun twist on the requirement by having the oldest brother, Mason, sign the four brothers up on a dating web site to get things started.  While this book is focused on Mason and Regan, the author gives small insights into the other brothers - all military men - that makes the reader long to read the other stories.   
The story captured my interest quickly and I found myself wanting to read faster and faster to reach the point where we'd know for sure whether Mason and Regan would get the happily-ever-after they both deserved.  I loved that Mason started this process confident that Regan was the one for him; but showed true sensitivity and vulnerability when he reached a point where he felt he couldn't continue. But as a true partner should, I loved how Regan stepped in at that point to support Mason as he struggled until he saw they could do it - together. And I LOVED how Regan brought a piece of Mason's childhood "back to life" as a way to solve an impasse, and to show him at the same time that she was embracing the life he was offering her in Montana.  Since we, the readers, had been hearing Mason think so much about the loving relationship that his father and mother had, I really enjoyed that Regan was able to show Mason that he could have the same kind of relationship - with her.
A small funny - I LOVED when Regan was asking Mason the "interview" questions and reached the one about finances.  Regan went through a very "methodical" description of how she and her husband would save money, divide the bills, do everything even but separate - and Mason told her that was bollocks! Even then, they were each learning to speak their mind but work together to solve their problems.
A great read and a great start to the "Heroes of Chance Creek" series. I look forward to reading the subsequent books in the series. 

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About the Author:
Cora Seton loves cowboys, country life, gardening, bike-riding, and lazing around with a good book. Mother of four, wife to a computer programmer/eco-farmer, she ditched her California lifestyle eight years ago and moved to a remote logging town in northwestern British Columbia.
Like the characters in her novels, Cora enjoys old-fashioned pursuits and modern technology, spending mornings transforming a one-acre lot into a paradise of orchards, berry bushes and market gardens, and afternoons writing the latest Chance Creek romance novel on her iPad mini. 

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