Search and Seduce
Sara Jane Stone
Harlequin Blaze, Feb 17 2015, $5.50
A year and half has passed since SEAL Darren Benton died in combat. Though still mourning her loss and needing to honor her late spouse, his grieving war widow Amy is finally ready to move on. Her plan is to open up a facility to breed and train military war dogs. Family, friends and her deceased husband’s military cronies see her as a grieving widow with no chance of success.
The only exception is Darren’s best friend Air Force pararescue jumper Mark Rhodes, who from a Theater distance encourages her to go for it. Over videos, the widow and the jumper begin to fall in love. However, both fear losing their friendship when they meet in person for the first since the funeral as Mark arrives for her grand opening.
This Uniformly Hot! military romance (see Command Performance) is an interesting contemporary starring two fully developed protagonists and the memory of the beloved person who connects them. Although the premise is not new, Sara Jane Stone provides a pleasing rendition.