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His leg is the reason he's off the SEAL Teams, but it's his heart that hurts the most.

Derek Farley has a lot of time on his hands now, but what he really wants is to get into trouble. If he could just show Remy he didn't need her, he could perhaps walk away a free man. So what else does a bad-ass former Navy SEAL explosives expert do? Enroll in culinary school in St. Helena! He might make a great pastry chef, if he can get that arrow out of his chest.

Remington Bolt is a crack shot at lethally wounding every man who's ever tried to tie her down. But her almost forever man comes back, stirring up the pot of sweet tasting memories and mouth-watering fantasies. He's got her oven stoked. If she's not careful she'll be dessert.

©2016 Sharon Hamilton (P)2017 Sharon Hamilton

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Short But Intense

Navy SEAL Derek Farley is struggling to create a new life after an injury sidelines his naval career and Remington Bolt sidelines their relationship. Though Derek is damaged goods, he’s also determined to fix his life with a little help from his friends.

I’m always a pushover for a wounded warrior story. This short but intense story was filled with emotion, feelings of betrayal and redemption. Amazing how you can fit all that in just a little over two hours! Author Sharon Hamilton is genius and narrator JD Hart brings it all together.

This audiobook was gifted to me in exchange for an unbiased review!

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Too much melodrama for me.

If you enjoy a spicy SEAL romance, this is the series for you. Author Sharon Hamilton portrays a relevant and plausible storyline about the personal struggles of a former SEAL who needed professional counseling after being injured in the line of duty. When Derek walks into a bar in St. Helena he's shocked to encounter his former lover who cheated on him after she abandoned him when he needed her the most. Kudos to narrator J. D. Hart who delivers a good performance. Because of connected characters and storylines I would recommend listening to this series in order for a more enjoyable experience, though the overly melodramatic storyline was too much melodrama for me.

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  • Byhalia, MS, United States
  • 12-03-17

Sweet and tender....

This is a quick read. Derek can't seem to get out of his own head and the only one on his mind is the girl who walked away. But she didn't go too far, certainly not far enough to avoid Derek finding her again. Now that Derek has recovered from his injury during a mission he wants to move on but he can't get over Remy and how she left. When his buddy calls to tell him he's seen her and invite him up to St Helena Derek doesn't want to go but he does. He can't help himself, he needs to see her and hopefully find closure. What he really wants is a new beginning.
Remy moved away because she was scared. Derek's injury, combined with his single minded do it all on his own attitude was to much to deal with. So she ran away. But Remy knows deep down there's no running when Derek shows up in St Helena and if she's honest she doesn't really want to run anymore.
Follow this star crossed couple as they rekindle their love and find their way to a forever future.
As always JD Hart does a fantastic job narrating this book. I would definitely recommend this book.

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St. Helena Vineyard; Cookin' with SEALs Book One

St. Helena Vineyard; Cookin' with SEALs Book One.

Derek Farley is out of the service for good, but he still has obstacles to overcome. When Derek's buddy sets him up to meet his former flame, Derek doesn't know how to handle her. Remington Bolt broke his heart when she consorted with his SEAL brother. Now Derek is trying to begin a new life as a chef, only to find out that Remy is in the same school. Can Remy overcome the past and win Derek back?

If you're looking for a short story with redemption and new beginnings, this is the story for you!

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A good novella by a talented author

This was a quick AUDIOBOOK novella that is part of the KW St Helena Vineyard series. It is cute, with interesting characters, and second chances.
I enjoyed it , but since it’s a novella, it didn’t allow much time to develop more the main characters. I also would want to know more about Gerson and Derek’s friends.
That said, the story is a reminder that the military men and women who get injured overseas, plus the ones that are medically discharged as well as those that have finished their deployment and are returning to civilian life, all need to get more assistance from the government and from each and every one of us. It’s not an easy integration after the horrors of war they have experienced. They have dedicated their lives to keep us safe, and we in turn should be there for them.
Considering it’s a novella with limitations, I will give it a 4 star.
I also want to commend the narrator, J D Hart. Great modulation and the voices were easy to distinguish.
I was gifted this audiobook. The opinions expressed are solely my own.