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Suzan Butler | The Military Boys of Summer

Once Upon A Seal
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ONCE UPON A SEAL is a military romance in which a small town girl starts to change her perceptions after conversations with a reclusive former Navy SEAL.

Lucky Thirteen #5

May 2015
On Sale: May 9, 2015
Featuring: Sebastian McIntyre; Maddie Benson
151 pages
ISBN: 1938927214
EAN: 9781938927218
Kindle: B00WROEW10
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Also by S.M. Butler:
His Last Breath, December 2018
Once Upon A Seal, May 2015
SEALed Until Christmas, December 2014
Dying Commitment, August 2014


It’s getting close to summer, which means more beach and pool time. So that gets me thinking about how I’d pass the time at the pool this year. We all love a good military hero. They’re always sexy and fit. Can you imagine them all at the pool or walking down the beach? Well, I spent some time thinking about heroes that I’ve read that I’d love to run into at the pool or beach this summer, and I wanted to share them with you.

Trick from Zoe York’s Fall Hard

If you haven’t read this book, you’re missing out. Actually her whole SEAL series is amazing. All her heroes are super hot and I wouldn’t kick any of them to the curb if I saw them coming out of the pool. My favorite has to be Trick, though. I mean, strong, sexy SEAL dripping with water as he gets out of the pool, or maybe you could be holding his hand and you could be walking together down the beach… Who knows? All I know is that this guy is super hot and you shouldn’t miss him.

Jackson from Elle Kennedy’s Out of Uniform series

Now let’s talk about Jackson. Imagine six feet of Texas cowboy all shoved into a Navy uniform and put in the SEALs to be a badass. Wouldn’t you want to be seeing that at the pool? I can’t imagine a better way to pass my time. And let’s not even get into the fact that I think this guy would rather be skinnydipping than wearing a swim suit.

Matt from Lynn Raye Harris’s Hot Pursuit

I know I read a lot of SEALs. I blame my Navy career. So, let’s talk about someone who isn’t a SEAL. So I’m just getting started on Lynn’s series. I know, where have I been, right? So in Hot Pursuit, we have Matt Girard, a black ops soldier facing some pretty heavy consequences. I could totally see a game of water polo in my future with Matt. I think it would be fun.

Sebastian McIntyre from Once Upon a SEAL

I had to include Bastian on this list. I couldn’t help myself. He’s my favorite character right now because he’s got scars, both inside and out that need to be healed and taken care of. He might scare some people on first contact because of the way he looks. I think he’s kind of intimidating, except in a sexy way… but I know for a fact he can surf like no other.

Leland from Roxie Rivera’s Close Quarters

So I pretty much glom everything Roxie writes. But I have to admit that if I saw Leland walking down the beach or hauling himself out of the pool, I might not be able to control myself or stop myself from jumping him right then and there. Add in the Texas twang and I think I might melt into a little Suz puddle on the ground.

It gets fairly hot in Texas where I live. I’m pretty sure that if any of these guys showed up at my nearest pool, I’d probably self-combust from the sexy. So what sexy military boys would you love to run into at the pool/beach this summer?


Maddie Benson has spent her entire life in Sugar Falls and has never ventured—nor wanted to venture—beyond her small town’s safe borders. But when her delivery job takes her to the doorstep of one very reclusive, former Navy SEAL, Sebastian McIntyre, her small town perceptions are challenged with every conversation they have. It’s not long before she’s losing herself—and her heart—to the mysterious man behind the door.

Bastian’s scars are deeper than the surface. They’re embedded into his soul, and he’s content to keep them buried. But the second Maddie ends up on his doorstep with her sparkling smile and her sunshine hair, his quiet new life shatters and she just might be able to excise the demons he’s tried hard to keep tucked away—if he lets her in.

When Bastian’s old life comes haunting them, he knows he should let her go. But the light she shines on his soul keeps the darkness within him at bay. Letting her go may take more strength than he has, and keeping her close could get her killed.

About Suzan Butler

Suzan Butler writes adult contemporary romance and has a penchant for Dr. Pepper, ice hockey, and world domination. She lives in Texas under a not-so-secret identity with two monsters, writing naughty books and planning the next step in her evil plans into the twilight hours of the night because that's when it's quiet in the house. She loves to hear from readers.

Suzan also has a monthly newsletter she shares with her alter ego, New York Times and USA Today bestseller, S.M. Butler, who writes new adult romantic suspense and military romance. In the newsletter, you'll find information about new releases, updates on future books, contests, giveaways, get first peek at new covers, and find out where she'll be visiting through books signings and conventions throughout the year.




1 comment posted.

Re: Suzan Butler | The Military Boys of Summer

From what I've read, the above books mean that I'd better
read them on cooler days, or when I'm near air-conditioning,
or I won't be able to take the heat!! Even though I now
know about each main character, I'll have to check the books
further to read what the story line is about, too, to make
my final selection. I don't take boys who serve this
Country lightly, and don't take the stories about them
lightly, either!! If the story is good, I'll definately
read it. Thank you for a heads' up on all of these books to
enhance my Summer reading!!
(Peggy Roberson 10:36am May 13, 2015)

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