THE SEAL'S SECOND CHANCE #3

THE SEAL'S SECOND CHANCE              ANNIE CALHOUN

The third in the Alpha Ops novella series that features an alpha Navy SEAL and the girl he thought he'd lost forever.

In high school, basketball star Charlotte Stannard and Navy SEAL Jamie Hawthorn were everything but lovers. They shared a ruthlessly competitive spirit and relentless drive, but Charlie, afraid of the consequences of an unplanned pregnancy at seventeen, drove Jamie away. But now Jamie's back in town for the banquet to honor the basketball coach, and finds Charlie, newly home from a successful career in the European leagues and coaching the girls' team. The flames between them are hotter than ever, but Charlie believes Jamie just wants what he couldn't have when they were kids. Jamie's not just playing to win. He's playing for Charlie's heart, forever.
 

MY REVIEW:
     This was a very interesting story of two athletes one male and one female.  From two different sides of the tracks.  Charlotte (Charlie) Stannard from the East Side and Jamie Hawthorn from the Hill.  Her mom was always getting married and being picked up for shoplifting and his father was the Chief of Police who arrested her.
     Jamie and Charlie would meet at a park at the bottom of the Hill at the court and play a very heated and competitive game of basketball, one on one.  Just about every night.  Sometimes their 17 year old selves would allow it to end in a kiss but nothing more.  Charlie would never let it she had plans and goals.  She had a list of them and they would be met no matter what or who.  Play a mean game of basketball and get good grades to be offered a scholarship to college then hopefully the WMBA.
     Ten years later with both her dreams met she is back to be the basketball coach at their old high school.  The old coach was having to retire due to medical issues.  It would be a major send off at a Banquet thrown by Charlie’s girls who were a championship team.  And the quest speaker would be Jamie a real life Navy SEAL and ex-basketball player.
     Both their hearts were excited with anticipation to see one another yet fear that what they built up in their heads, hearts, and dreams wouldn’t fit reality.  They both knew they never once stopped loving the other no matter what partner they may have laid with.  Since they had never taken it that far with each other and they both wanted forever their idea of that is where this story starts or does it unwind?

     Well, since these two fought out everything on the court can they even make it past center court to start a real relationship?  You will have to read to find out.  I would have liked to have seen a more drawn out ending to see how the accomplished their goal, for it seemed unfinished to me, since there was no plan.  It just felt more like a teaser book than a full length book hence the chapter at the end the when on to a totally different character.  I give this 4 stars for that reason.  Provided by netgalley.com.  Follow us at: www.1rad-readerreviews.com.

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