The Marine’s Return
(From Kenya, with Love #6)
By Rula Sinara
Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages
January 1st 2019 by Harlequin Heartwarming
He can’t be her hero…
But he made a promise to keep her safe
Wounded marine Chad Corallis just wants to be left alone. Until he discovers his best friend’s very pregnant widow is in danger. A dedicated nurse, she refuses to leave her Serengeti medical clinic when it’s threatened by poachers. Chad is honor-bound to protect her, but who will save him from falling for his best friend’s wife?
I love each story in the From Kenya…with Love series–not only do the characters feel like old friends (a feat that they manage even if you haven’t read all–or any–of the other series books) but the setting is absolutely amazing. Even though I’ve never been to Kenya, I almost feel as if I have once I finish one of these books. The Marine’s Return is no exception to this rule!
I really enjoyed Chad and Lexi’s story. It’s a solid blend of relationship drama (past and present romantic relationships, as well as family ones) and situational. It’s not quite a romantic suspense book, but there is a healthy dollop of possibly dangerous drama here to keep the characters–and the readers!–on their toes. Ms. Sinara did a great job of showcasing how torn both Lexi and Chad were about their relationship, since she’s still grieving her husband’s unexpected passing and he–her husband’s best friend–not only feels survivor guilt but hasn’t yet come to terms with the reality of his own life-changing injuries suffered in the line of duty. It’s just the right amount of angsty drama without going overboard.
Plus a baby. And all of the wonderful secondary characters, who lovingly get themselves all up in Lexi and Chad’s business. And did I mention that fabulous setting? 😉
The epilogue, which I loved, almost makes it seem as if this might be the last book in the series. Fingers crossed that it isn’t, however–how else will I get my Kenya fix?
Rating: 4 stars / B+
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
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About the Author:
National and USA Today Bestselling author Rula Sinara lives in rural Virginia with her family and crazy but endearing pets. She loves organic gardening, attracting wildlife to her yard, planting trees, raising backyard chickens and drinking more coffee than she’ll ever admit to. Rula’s writing has earned her a National Readers Choice Award and HOLT Medallion Award of Merit, among other honors. You can discover more about Rula at her blog A Writer’s Rush, on Twitter, on Facebook as RulaSinaraAuthor or on her website www.RulaSinara.com, where you can also sign up for her newsletter.
1 WINNER WILL RECEIVE:
– Autographed print copies of the first three books of the ‘From Kenya, With Love’ series – The Promise of Rain, After the Silence and Through the Storm.
– A set of three, 15x15in canvas tote bags featuring the first 3 covers of the ‘From Kenya, With Love’ series.
– A 12×18 Harlequin Heartwarming tote bag
– A ‘Teenie Beanie Baby’ (TY trademark) elephant named ‘Peanut’
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