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Book Review: The SEAL’s Baby Deal by Katie Knight

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.


Navy SEAL David Hettinger has never wanted kids—not with his job…and not with a past that has shown love isn’t for him. But when his lifelong best friend, Eleanor Thornton, shows up looking gorgeous and asking for a big favor, he’ll have to rethink his stance on playing Baby Daddy.

Wildlife photographer Ele knows she wants a baby—romantic partner not included. A heartbreaking marriage and messy divorce have her convinced that a traditional family is not for her. And who better to make a no-strings-attached baby with than her BFF David? He has zero interest in parenthood or a serious relationship. Besides, she’s always wondered what it would feel like to be wrapped up in those sexy, alpha male arms…

When their babymaking soon leads to a positive pregnancy test, David and Ele are each secretly disappointed that their contracted time is cut short. Especially after David is deployed, leaving Ele to give birth to their daughter on her own. Its only when she reunites with David while on assignment in the African rainforest that their passion that never went away is reignited. But when the area is gripped by a dangerous insurgency, all of David’s fears about getting too close come rushing back. How can he possibly have a future with Ele when he can’t guarantee they’ll survive the day?

Love is life’s greatest adventure in this sizzling SEAL romantic suspense from Katie Knight!

My Review:

*Spoilers alert*

OK, so what’s up with Ele? Like, you’re in the middle of danger, literally in an almost war zone and you’re being stubborn. And David? Break the rules for once in your life dammit!!!!

These two characters seemed like total opposites, yet they love each other for who and what they are, being friends their whole life seemed to make it easy to do just that. So when David runs into Ele and his daughter Rose, he can’t help but want them in his life. Ele, having put specific terms in the contract, made David a little weary of getting to know his daughter.

I think Ele knew exactly what she was doing when she set the terms of the contract and David, even though he was skeptical signed on the dotted line because let’s face it, he would’ve done anything for her.

It’s a story of friendship and unconditional love. David wasn’t taught how to love, he was taught that he needed to earn someone’s love. Ele accepted him her whole life, then turned it upside down with that damn contract.

I like the fact that there was some suspense to the book. Being in a war zone, having to hide. Being stopped by the insurgents. Although Ele could’ve been a little less of a brat and more protective of her daughter especially knowing that David would never let anything happen to either of them. That kinda got on my nerves about her.

I always enjoy a good military romance. This was an enjoyable read.

3/5 stars

Author: The Reading Papillon

Just a girl who loves stories.

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