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Fiction. Romance. Suspense. Christian Fiction. HTML:Kelly Jacobs has already paid the ultimate price of loving a warrior; she has the folded flag and the grateful thanks of a nation to prove it. Navy SEAL Joe "Bear" Baker can't ask her to accept that risk againā??even though he loves her. But the man responsible for her husband's death is back; closer than either of them realize. Kelly is in danger, and Joe may not get there in time. Uncommon Heroes: Welcome to a world where friendships go deep, loyalties stand strong, and uncommon heroes perform the toughest jobs in the world. Dee Henderson's military romance series provides a detailed passage into the world of the military and homeland heroes, and those they lo
Joe and Kelly are both hurting, and trying to overcome a shared grief in the death of Joe's friend and Kelly's husband. The overwhelming feelings, especially the guilt and anger and loss, are so vivid it's chilling. Joe and Kelly aren't perfect. They struggle with their choices and feelings, trying to do what's best but not always succeeding. How the bad guy is portrayed in a book says a lot about an author. Although I quickly realized who the bad guy was going to be, I found his humanity to be refreshing. He's more than just the stereotypical bad guy, there's more depth to his character. He was also a well planned, well written character, and that made for a refreshing read.
It is a Christian romance, but it's not in-your-face. The characters act on their faith, rather than just proselytizing. While their is some character struggle with the idea of faith and trusting in the Lord throughout hardship, it isn't the main focus of the story. It was almost incidental, and felt completely natural to the story.
A completely enjoyable diversion... I can't wait to read some more!
This was a well-written novel with plenty of adventure and a sweet, tender romance. Dee Henderson takes the reader on a journey to a few SEAL missions that are both exciting and suspenseful and add an adventurous touch to the sweetness of the love story. Joe (aka "Bear") is a true military leader, and the men in his command have the utmost respect for him. Kelly gets to see a different side of his character, and the two halves combine to form a perfect male lead. He is strong and protective, but he's also respectful and patient. Joe and Kelly have a complicated relationship, but their solid foundation sends a message of hope to readers who may be facing their own seemingly insurmountable obstacles. This is a Christian romance done well. The message of hope is woven throughout the story in an easy, effortless style which avoids being "preachy" or awkward. A very enjoyable read!
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Much as I loved Joe's character, I did get frustrated with him when he decided to break up with Kelly by deciding he knew what was best for her, without ever asking for her input on what he'd decided. I felt they probably could have compromised if they'd just talked things out--and avoided the hurt and heartache that resulted from that process.
I liked that Kelly collected teddy bears to mark special occasions. It reminded me of one of my good friends who used to do the same thing.