Sweet Sacrifice by L.D. Rose #Review
Posted by brriske
Former Navy SEAL Sebastian “Bash” Lockard died in Afghanistan after leaping on a grenade to save his comrades. Little did he know his act of heroism would grant him a ticket into Heaven’s elite army as one of the few and powerful Archangels. Struggling with his new existence, Bash still retains his human memories, leaving behind a wife he loves with all of his heart. Although he’s forbidden to see her, he can’t resist her lure, or the mortal desires he harbors for her.
As a young widow and nurse, Irene Lockard still mourns her husband two years after his untimely death. His absence is everywhere, and when her best friend weds, she hits an emotional rock bottom. As if summoned from the skies above, Sebastian appears before her, and they share an unforgettable night. But when he once again vanishes, she wonders if she’s truly gone mad with grief.
The only way Sebastian can remain with Irene is if he makes the ultimate sacrifice. But will she overcome her fear of losing him again to another war?
A standalone dark paranormal romance and book nine in The Soul Mate Tree series
Most people who consider themselves romantics believe that their loved ones watch over them after death and that we all have a guardian angel. Often those beliefs are fueled by grief and, upon reaching acceptance, we can believe that our loved ones are in a better place, perhaps, but that we are on our own. For Irene Lockard, losing her Navy SEAL husband, Sebastian, reaching the acceptance stage of grief has been difficult and the chance encounter with a patient in her hospital, whose daughter claims that an angel saved them, surviving her husband’s death may not be the hardest thing she’s ever done.
I am a huge fan of second chance Romance novels. Typically, those come in the form of high school sweethearts reuniting after many years or widows finding love with their Beloved’s best friend. For lovers to be reunited after the death of one of them brought a whole different take to this concept. I love the idea of a Navy SEAL becoming an angel because I believe that all of our military are our country’s guardian angels. And for true love to not be lost beyond death warms the cockles of my heart.
There is some violence, as one might imagine in a book concerning angels fighting demons. The sex scenes are hot and well-written, and explicit enough that I recommend this book for readers over 18. I will definitely have to find other works by this author.
Reviewed by HR Duby for Romance Authors that Rock