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Navy SEAL Boone Rudman and his friends want to create a sustainable community that can be replicated anywhere in the world. But they need land, so when Martin Fulsom, leader of the Fulsom Foundation, offers them Westfield, a ranch in Montana, they agree to Fulsom's condition that they document their progress on a reality television show.

Building the community will be hard enough, but Boone's got another problem. Fulsom expects families to make up the population of the new town. Now Boone's got to find a wife fast, before he loses his funding and his dream. So when he arrives at Westfield to find it already occupied by the startlingly beautiful, strangely attired Riley Eaton, he wonders if fate itself has provided him with an answer.

Riley Eaton is done with traffic jams and 24/7 workweeks. She loves Jane Austen's novels, and she knows she's not the only woman longing for a simpler, more beautiful life. When she discovers her friends are in the same frame of mind, she throws caution to the wind and invites them to Westfield, the ranch her uncle inherited long ago but has never lived in. Equipped with a key and a standing invitation to stay there whenever she likes, she gathers her friends, drives to Chance Creek, and gives up all things 21st century in order to open a Jane Austen-style bed-and-breakfast. She knows her absentee uncle will be thrilled with a new stream of income, and Westfield is perfect for Regency living, with its wide lawns, extensive gardens, and large ballroom. But when sexy, stubborn Boone shows up with plans to build a hyper-modern sustainable community on the ranch, it's clear her Regency paradise is over before it even began.

Now Boone has 30 days to marry Riley or lose the ranch to developers, and Riley has three weeks to prepare for the bed-and-breakfast's first guests or face bankruptcy. Can they overcome their prejudices to help each other? Or will their pride destroy both their futures?

©2015 Cora Seton (P)2015 Cora Seton

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Enjoyable read!

I enjoyed this audio book and had a tough time putting it down. The story and characters were great. Eric G. Dove is quickly becoming one of my favorite narrators - he did a wonderful job. I really have to give this one a 4 1/2!

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3.5-4 stars

It's a good start to a new series. It's a interesting read on second chance at romance.

I like the premise of the book and the writing style of Cora Seton. She knows show to write strong Military men and the feisty women who love them. There were several laugh out loud moments throughout this book.

Riley and Boone were once friends but time and a commitment to his country tore them apart. Coincidentally, they reunite 10 years later with similar ideals, wants and needs. Despite wanting the same thing Riley put up quite a struggle in her commitment to Boone.

While I liked the book it was getting a bit repetitive. By the time this couple settled down and decided to commit 100% to each other it was the end of the book.

I was gifted an audio book for an honest review. I liked the narrator of the book. He lo ppl did a good job staying in character.

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had to return

struggled thru 4 chapters. Ridiculous premise of women living in a Jane Austin novel and men being forced to marry and live in a reality show. The performance was as bad as the story

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wow great story

Where does A SEAL's Oath rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

near the top have not listen to many yet

Who was your favorite character and why?

Boone he thought he knew best but when he found out that he didn't he accepted it and changed his idea

Which scene was your favorite?

when Boone was trying to outline the small house that he would be putting up

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

it did make me laugh so much

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All right

Pretty far fetched but entertaining. Good love scenes. Way too much description on clothes. Male voice for women didn’t do it for me.

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Good story, good narration

I love Cora's books. They focus more on romance than sex. The characters come to life and make you feel like you're there. This plot is one I've read in other books but it doesn't get old.

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A Seal's Oath

What did you love best about A SEAL's Oath?

The men in this story, their loyalty, strength, and determination to follow their dreams of making a mark on their world.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Boone. He was a sexy, strong leader who did what he could to keep everything together even when the women were driving him nuts.

What does Eric G. Dove bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He did an enjoyable job of bringing the story to life. It is easy to visualize every scene with his descriptions and variations of the tones in the character's voices.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I typically love Ms. Seton's books but I wasn't sure I could finish this one because I really disliked Riley and her friends. They were so hateful to the men all the time. I couldn't imagine why Boone or his friends wanted any of these women. It was very clear that the guys weren't running things and they were only doing what they were told in order to get the ranch where they could all live after the show was over, etc. Every time something happened that made the women mad they jumped on the men like it was their fault. I absolutely couldn't stand Nora's character most of all. She was the worse of the four. Not only was she awful to the men she was awful to her friends. She didn't have anything good to say ever. I did finish the book and was glad Riley and Boone got their HEA.The idea of wearing the Regency clothing and all the story line surrounding that was a complete turn off for me. I thought it was a silly idea for these grown women. The idea of going away for 6 months to pursue their passions was a great one but the Regency part was a bit much for me to believe. At one point they were having to be really careful with their money and the next thing you know they are throwing a ball and a wedding. Those things cost big money so I didn't buy that either.

Any additional comments?

Even though this isn't one of my favorites by this author, I still enjoy her stories and now want to find out if this group ever gets their community up and running and get to keep the ranch.

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Recommended

Quite an unusual story. Really a bit of a spuffe on Jane Austin and the regency period. except it is serious. it got a little old for me after a while so I'm not certain how the next stories will go.

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Strange Oath?

I have to say that usually I love Cora's books, however this one was not my cup of tea. The whole regency period idea was just odd, yet they checked their phone? I also felt that Riley, main female character was extremely Whitney. I didn't feel the whole relationship was developed as well as it could have been given the story line. I definitely won't be reading/listening to the rest of this series,

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Strange Combo

Of Navy Seals & Regency costumes, lol. It was a fun story, but I'm not sure the two work together, lol.

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  • Jo
  • 02-21-16

Rubbish

A real disappointment. Have really enjoyed this author in the past. This book was dull, dull, dull. Was not rooting for any of the characters at all. The person doing the voice was RUBBISH. Don't bother.

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