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The moment off-duty navy SEAL Tristan Bartoni meets feisty yet vulnerable Brynn Langtoine, he's a goner. He sure didn't have plans to be attracted to a recently widowed pregnant woman who is already mother to a troubled, grieving young son. Nope, the struggling SEAL came home to Ruin Bayou, Louisiana, to finally deal with his haunting past decisions—not to start a new relaThe moment off-duty navy SEAL Tristan Bartoni meets feisty yet vulnerable Brynn Langtoine, he's a goner. He sure didn't have plans to be attracted to a recently widowed pregnant woman who is already mother to a troubled, grieving young son. Nope, the struggling SEAL came home to Ruin Bayou, Louisiana, to finally deal with his haunting past decisions—not to start a new relationship.Brynn has enough problems without her hormones going crazy whenever Tristan is near. Her son, Cayden, constantly lashes out at her. Her baby will be fatherless. So…what does Tristan think he's doing, making her life even more topsy-turvy than it already is?But when it comes to putting her heart on the line, who could be more trustworthy than a navy SEAL?...

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ISBN : 9780373754397
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Number of Pages : 224 Pages
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The SEAL's Valentine Reviews

  • Susan
    2019-04-18 01:53

    Very good book with lots of emotion. Both Tristan and Brynn had some hard issues to deal with in their lives. Brynn had been widowed when her pro baseball player was gunned down because of his illegal activities. She's living in his childhood home awaiting the birth of her second child and trying to deal with her son's heartbreak. The last thing she wants is to get involved with another man. She can't help her attraction to him though she fights it all the way. She knows he isn't going to stay around. But he is very good with her son who is starting to return to normal under Tristan's friendship. Her biggest issue besides not wanting to depend on a man again was her fear of losing another loved one. Tristan came home to try to come to terms with his own past. His marriage ended because his wife couldn't handle his job. She has remarried and taken their son to California where he hardly ever gets to see the boy. He blames himself completely and it has caused him to lose focus on his missions. He finds himself drawn to Brynn and her son and starts helping out with things she needs and helping Cayden with baseball stuff. He makes it clear to her that he won't be there for long and is bad relationship material anyway. I really liked the way that Tristan kept helping Brynn and how good he was to Cayden. He didn't see the boy as just a replacement for his own son but as his own person. His biggest issue was the guilt he felt over the breakup of his marriage and how he blamed himself. I didn't like the way that he never held her responsible for part of the problems. I could see how much he wanted Brynn and the kids to be part of his life but that he was afraid of messing up again. I really enjoyed the way that their relationship grew over time and how they had to learn to compromise. I loved Tristan's solution to his dilemma.

  • Paige
    2019-04-02 01:05

    ***Detailed Review***2.5 starsTHE SEAL’S VALENTINE just didn’t really scream romance to me. The romance took a while to get going, but in a way I think it also made the story feel more realistic. A single mother with another baby on the way isn’t going to jump into another relationship and neither is a SEAL on leave after losing his ex-wife moves his son half-way across the country. So I guess, the book just wasn’t a perfect fit for me. I did like both Brynn Langtoine and Tristan Bartoni. They were both likeable and so was Brynn’s son Cayden. It was nice getting in Cayden’s point of view and watching him adjust and go through very real emotions. After the scandal following Brynn’s famous baseball playing husband’s death, she’s relocated and is trying to rebuild. She’s gun shy at making friends after the way she was treated after Mack’s death. When Cayden doesn’t make the town’s little league team, he’s so disappointed he ends up running into the woods. Going after him, Brynn is then in need of a rescue herself. When Tristan finds her, it sets the entire story up, as he takes instantly to Brynn and Cayden. Soon, he’s helping build Cayden’s birthday fort, mowing the lawn, and giving Cayden extra baseball practice which gets him on the team. Nothing romantically happens for a while, but Brynn finds herself leaning more and more on Tristan, but once baby Mackenzie is born, Brynn finds Tristan avoiding her. I really enjoyed the town characters and Tristan’s mother. They added the always nice town matchmaker gossip. Tristan deals with the loss of his son and can’t see how he can go through losing another family if Brynn were to decide she couldn’t deal with his EAL schedule like his ex-wife did. A visit to his son shows him he’s in good hands and also reinforces his missing of Brynn and Cayden. When their walls finally break, Brynn believes this changes Tristan leaving, but when he still decides to go, it seems like the end to their budding romance. All through Tristan’s deployment he’s missing the potential family he left behind. When Cayden goes missing, it’s like a brick drops in him and turns on the reality switch. Life’s to short not to take what you want. Talking to his buddies with successful relationships, Tristan comes up with the perfect compromise. On Valentine ’s Day, Tristan gets Cayden’s approval and shows up on Brynn’s doorstep with his plan in hand. Together they celebrate their one year anniversary on the beach with both boys, his mother and a baby on the way.

  • Paula Legate
    2019-04-16 03:58

    I really enjoyed this book. I normally read books with action and romance. This book was a pleasant book that tugged at my heart. Brynn’s husband was murdered in front of her. All her friends turned against her. When her husband died she was left with a house, and a car, and little money. She moved to the small town of Ruin Bayou. She is pregnant, and a mother to Cayden who is a 5 year old. Cayden is having issues dealing with his father’s death, and his mother being pregnant. He is afraid his mother won’t love him anymore. Bryann accepts the help of Tristan who is a Navy seal when he offers to help mow her lawn, and build her son’s fort before her Cayden’s birthday party. She keeps her heart closely guarded though most of the book. She does enjoy the company of Tristan and is thankful for all he does to help. Tristan has a failed marriage behind him, and a son he never get to see. He also keeps his heart guarded. It’s their friendship that grows into something pretty amazing. I love the buildup of the charactors, and the story itself. I would recommend this book to all that enjoys a good romance.

  • Rhonda
    2019-04-10 01:58

    The SEAL's Valentine by Laura Marie Altom 4 STARSThe Seal's Valentine was tender,funny,family story and baseball all thrown in together.Brynn Langtoine moved to her deceased husband's family home. She is 8 months pregnant and has a 6 year old. Last year she had it all Mack a professional baseball player,big house,with housekeeper no fiance problems. Then her husband was in trouble accused of fixing games,gambling on out come of games,her husband was murdered right in front of her. Thier bank accounts were siezed,lost thier home. The only assest She had was a expensive car and his family home. She sold the car got a lot cheaper car and moved.Brynn plans to get a job after the baby is born. Caydan wanted to make the baseball team with his friends. Even with his father having been a baseball player Caydan was not very good. Caydan is having a hard time with allthe changes in his life. When he doesn't make the team he runs away and gets lost in swamp.Tristan Bartoni is a Navy Seal on leave to figure out some issues. He is helping his friend Jason at the baseball tryouts. He notices Brynn's car is still thier after everyone had left except the two coaches. His friend Jason is the police chief. Tristan had words earlyier with Brynn and new Caydan had runoff. So they both went searching for them.Brynn had runoff trying to find her son but got lost herself. She was greatful when Tristan had found her. She was 2 miles away from her car. Jason found Caydan.Tristan had been good friends with Mack growing up. He had a hard time believing Mack was guilty of cheating. He went over to Brynn's house to see if she needed anything.He ended up spending a few days putting up Caydan's birthday Fort up for her.Tristian exwife just moved with her new husband and moved his son to the west coast and he had a hard time trusting in a relationship.Brynn 8 months pregnant did not want to date anyone but her neighbors kept trying to matchmake with Tristian and Brynn.I like the characters and how they were all dealing with different life problems. The humor. It is a fast quick read that lets you escape into thier lives.I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley.01/02/2013 PUB Harlequin Imprint Harlequin American Romance 224 pages

  • Becky
    2019-04-05 23:53

    This novel started out fairly strongly. Brynn and Tristan's respective baggage and hesitance to get involved struck a chord, and their attraction to one another was nicely written. Everyone else's constant matchmaking eventually got to be nearly as annoying to me as to the main characters, though it did have its moments (Tristan: "We got to playing one of Cayden's video games and she beat the pants off me." His mother: "So pants were off?"). Most of this book would have been a three, three-and-a-half star read for me...until Tristan decided that he had to get back to his job and Virginia Beach--which hello, he's a career SEAL, he's going to have to do. That's when it all went downhill, and fast. Brynn's attitude was over the top, immature, and unrealistic. She knew he was career military, and he was always going to go back--he never lied about that to her or anyone. Her response, though...as an army widow, I just didn't appreciate it. Throwing the Nook across the room crossed my mind more than once, but I managed to hold back. At least by that point I was nearly done with it.There is, of course, a happy ending, nicely achieved by Tristan. It was a bit of an obvious fix, though, and really had me wondering why on earth he hadn't thought of it earlier (*I* had thought of it already, thanks to my obsessiveextensive reading of Suzanne Brockmann novels!), since it would have solved the initial problem that had him on leave in the first place....But then of course he'd never have met Brynn. Hmmmm.

  • Hsiau Wei
    2019-03-29 03:18

    This book tell the story of Brynn who wanted so much for her son, Cayden to be happy and happy to Cayden is to have his father back home and he is able to play good baseball just as good as his father is. However, it is not going to be as his father has passed away and his name is marred by accusation of fixing games, and gambling on out of games and is murdered. Alone with a son and 8 months pregnant, Brynn returned to her hometown and is determine to provide a normal life for Cayden and her unborn daughter. On a practice day for selection of players for the next term, Cayden run away into the wood after disappointed of not making into the teams and Brynn who went after him, could not find their way out. A SEAL’s officer who is on leave and at home, Tristan, found Brynn and seeing Cayden’s in need of guidance from a father figure, he offered to coach and talk to him as Cayden seem to be trusted him. Cayden reminded him of his own son, Jake who was being taken away by his ex wife. Soon, his close relationship with Brynn and children turned into attraction but Tristan, who failed in his first marriage, is unable to convince that he can provide both their needs.The story is about second chance for both Tristan and Brynn. Each of them is having their own conflict and demons to overcome. It is indeed a story about family who is recovering from their losses and building a new life from the mistake of their past.

  • Rjsmommy
    2019-04-22 06:22

    Two people sworn off love and marriage meet the exact opposite of what they need…or so they think. Eight-months pregnant and already a mom to a troubled, seven yr. old son, newly widowed Brynn has enough to deal with without adding a SEAL into the mix. She’s committed to making a life for her family dependent on the only person she can trust, herself. Tristan is on extended leave from the Navy trying to get mentally focused; his ex-wife has re-married and taken his little boy across the country leaving Tristan to grieve for the loss of his son. Tristan is angry with his ex but also feels that his commitment to his job was responsible for the disintegration of his marriage. Brynn’s ready-made family is a painful reminder of what might have been for Tristan. But he can’t ignore his best friend’s widow no matter how much she tries to reject him; especially when she obviously needs help and a friend. What happens when neither can deny their attraction but duty and past fears beckon Tristan back to action?I received a complimentary copy of this book from Night Owl Reviews in return for an honest review. See the rest of my review here: http://www.nightowlreviews.com/v5/Rev...

  • Mariana Bezerra
    2019-04-24 05:18

    I liked this story specially because it showed a SEAL, but it was sweet to watch Tristan helping Brynn and her family and at the same time wonder about his kid and try to understand where his life is headed.Brynn is a very strong person and I do not agree with the way her husband lied. She trusted him and he never even considered to tell her how much his life was in risk. She had a little boy and was pregnant, so her husband was very wrong in hiding things from her, plus after he died all her money was in the hads of justice.I felt sorry for Brynn in the book, but Tristan was actually very good for her and her little boy. The kid could not understand his father had passed away and was very difficult to Brynn to accomplish a few things with a eight-months belly.Tristas was suffering to because his ex-wife decided to move and married and now it was really difficult for him to see his boy. After almost losing control during a mission his boss decided to send him to spend some time thinking and I think Brynn actually helped him understand and acpte the changes in life.

  • SaraHarlequinJunkie
    2019-04-08 02:02

    Reviewed at HarlequinJunkie.comRating: 3.5 StarsNeither widowed, pregnant Brynn Langtoine, mom to a young son Cayden, nor divorced Navy SEAL Tristan Bartoni is in the market for a new relationship, but when they meet in the small southern town of Ruin Bayou, the sparks fly. "Stick with SEALs and your every problem will vanish," Tristan kids Brynn at one point, and in some ways that pretty much sums things up as the story unfolds: he helps her find her little boy when he gets lost, coaches Cayden in baseball, and generally becomes increasingly involved with Brynn and her growing family as weeks go by. But Tristan has a failed marriage behind him, a young son of his own whom his ex-wife has removed to California, and a career as a Navy SEAL, always on the go and in danger. Under the circumstances, what kind of a husband and father could he possibly make? Read More

  • Alyssa
    2019-04-25 02:20

    My knowledge of the US military and its different branches is scant, reliant as it is on films and television dramas (i.e. Generation Kill, etc.), so I can’t really speak to that side of things. Fortunately, as it is a romance, I don’t have to. ;)I found both main characters to be interesting, and their wounds and backstories were compelling. Brynn’s more than Tristan’s though, to be honest, as somehow I would expect a military guy often away might have marital troubles. Truth be told, I picked up this book because I wanted a love story. And it delivered. It was easy to root for Brynn and Tristan, and I loved how their relationship grew, and how the author made sure that Brynn’s son was a strong part of the narrative. It’s a good, romantic read, especially to get you in the mood for Valentine’s Day.(copy provided by Netgalley).

  • Gail
    2019-04-03 22:57

    Nice story, despite the few minor bits of oopsies. Heroine is the pregnant widow of a major league baseball player who was murdered in front of her and apparently up to his neck in gambling. She's retreated to the house he inherited from his grandparents because it's the only asset not frozen. The hero is a divorced SEAL who's reeling because his son got moved cross country when the ex remarried. He's come home for a month or so to get his head back on straight. And of course the SEAL and the lovely widow meet. She's also got a son a little older than his own. It's slow and sweet and a little bit angsty. I liked it.

  • Rae
    2019-04-08 03:11

    A real feel good read as you would expect! it gives you that warm fuzzy feeling inside that gives us all hope that the good ones are out there waiting!

  • Harlequin Books
    2019-04-04 07:13

    Miniseries: Operation: FamilyCategory: Heart & Home

  • Elle (Ligia)
    2019-04-09 07:07

    I really enjoyed this book. I haven't been good at picking books lately, but this one seems to have put an end to my bad luck. It was a sweet, emotional story. Worthy of giving it a try. (: