I didn't realize this was a "part 2" sequel when I requested it, but I didn't feel lost not having listened to "part 1." It was well..Show More »-written and could be a standalone. I've liked other SEAL books by Sharon Hamilton better, but that's a personal taste issue. This one did have depth and was absolutely creditworthy and entertaining. --There were times I wanted to slap Lizzie and/or Jameson -- BUT, these were isolated incidents, and they were overall very likable characters who you want to root for. I actually enjoyed the personal interactions and the family integration aspects better than the romantic scenes, though those were certainly hot. I loved Charlotte, the SEALs and their wives, the Nashville drama, Thomas troubles, wine country surprises and homeland terrorism. All in all, a great listen.
JD Hart is a natural storyteller with an engaging style and a smooth delivery. Great combo of story and narrator.
I received this audiobook in exchange for an unbiased review.