A SEAL’s Oath by Cora Seton
SEAL’s of Chance Creek Series
Kindle Edition: 382 pages
Published: January 10th 2016 by One Acre Press
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Adult Fiction, Erotic Romance, Military Romance
Navy SEAL Boone Rudman and his friends are ready to make their mark by creating a sustainable community that can be replicated anywhere in the world. But they need land, so when Martin Fulsom, iconic leader of the Fulsom Foundation, offers them Westfield, an uninhabited ranch in Chance Creek, Montana, they take it sight unseen—and agree to Fulsom’s condition that they document their progress on a reality television show. Building a working community will be hard enough, but Boone’s got another problem. Fulsom expects families—not single men—to make up the population of the new town. Now Boone’s got to find a wife, fast, before he loses his funding, and his dream. So when he arrives at Westfield to find it already occupied by Riley Eaton, the woman he thought he’d lost forever, he wonders if fate itself has provided him with an answer.
Riley Eaton’s played by the rules all her life, but it hasn’t gotten her anywhere. Now she’s out of work and no closer to being a full-time artist–or meeting a man and starting a family. Never happier than when she’s buried in a Jane Austen novel, she knows she’s not the only woman longing for a simpler, more beautiful life—one that allows time for art, literature and music. When she discovers her friends are in the same frame of mind, she throws caution to the wind and invites them to Westfield, the ranch her uncle inherited long ago, but has never lived in. Equipped with a key and a standing invitation to stay there whenever she likes, she heads to Chance Creek and gives up all things twenty-first century in order to take a six-month Jane-Austen style vacation. Westfield is perfect for Regency living with its wide lawns, extensive gardens and large ballroom. But when sexy, stubborn Boone shows up with plans to build a hyper-modern sustainable community on the ranch, it’s clear her Regency paradise is over before it even began.
Now Boone has thirty days to marry Riley or lose the ranch to developers, and Riley has to decide whether to marry Boone or say good-bye to Westfield–and her Jane Austen life–forever.
Can they overcome their prejudices to help each other? Or will their pride destroy both their futures?
My Opinion on A SEAL’s Oath
Before I begin I have to warn you all that this is NOT the first book I’ve pick up from Cora Seton. In Fact, I’ve read her “Heroes of Chance Creek” series completely and I have read a few others from “The Cowboys of Chance Creek” series too, but I’m not done with that yet. So this probably, most likely, will have spoilers… I will try to keep them to a minimum.
That being said… This was so cool! I mean seriously. When I started to read the story I got kind of bump down because I recognize her way of writing and I don’t like to predict where the story is going to go, but most of the twists and turns I wasn’t expecting! She sure surprise me 😄
Boone had a good idea for when he gets out of the Navy: create a self-sustainable community. The problem is that neither he nor his friends have the money or the place to build it. The ask for a man to step in and he got them a land in their home town, and he was going to give them the property fully at the end of six months if they managed to get 10 men and women to work with them and four of them should be married by the end of that time frame, and a baby on the way was also required. Can you believe that guy?!
Riley is tired, her friends are also at the brink of breaking down and after being laid off from her job, they made a pact: The would live a Pride and Prejudice kind of life style, down to the way the dress themself and all, for six months. They packed and when to Riley’s uncle land and everything looked to be ok. Except that when Boone showed up and Riley end up doing things she never thought she would agree to do just to keep her friends there and the land in the hands of Boone and his friends.
The story idea was good in my brain because I have an idea of what kind of clothes they wore at the time and stuff, even thou, and don’t kill me for it *she hides behind a bullet proof glass wall just in case* I have never read a Jane Austen’s book in my almost 30 years of existence… *since after a few minutes nobody tried to killed her, she left the glass wall protection* Really, I don’t know why. It’s not that I don’t like it or don’t want to… it’s just that it’s not a priority for me and never was, not even at school.
The more I read, the more I smiled big time and the more I got into the book, the more I regretted the fact that I knew this book was recently released, at least when I first read it, meaning I would have to wait for the next one for a few weeks or months. That was a bummer.
It has a good HEA. All of Cora’s books have them and I’m eternally grateful for them every time I finish one. People need to have some happy in their lives.
A thing in the negative side thou… Kind of… I didn’t like the way that asswad took over the wedding when he showed up unannounced, almost messed up everything. I have the feeling I’m going to want to murder him by the end of this series of even before… yep… probably…
One last thing. You don’t need to read the previous series to read this one. I would recommend that you do thou, because the characters all are living in Chance Creek and they cross paths so if you want a little more information *smiles* go pick up her other books too. I’m sure you won’t regret it. I for sure didn’t regret it at all.
Book #2 -> A SEAL’s Vow it’s already on Amazon and on my Kindle by the time this review is up 😆
Cora Seton loves cowboys, country life, gardening, bike-riding, and lazing around with a good book. Mother of four, wife to a computer programmer/eco-farmer, she ditched her California lifestyle eight years ago and moved to a remote logging town in northwestern British Columbia.
Like the characters in her novels, Cora enjoys old-fashioned pursuits and modern technology, spending mornings transforming a one-acre lot into a paradise of orchards, berry bushes and market gardens, and afternoons writing the latest Chance Creek romance novel on her iPad mini. Visit http://www.coraseton.com to read about new releases, locate your favorite characters on the Chance Creek map, and learn about contests and other cool events!