⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 out of 5
Look at that SEXY cover too!
WOW! This book was full of heat, turmoil, and secrets. It’s so wrong, but such a great read!
Father Gabriel Thorne is a man in turmoil. He is an ex-Navy SEAL now a Catholic Priest. His past has eaten at him for almost twenty years. April 23 is always a rough day for Father Gabriel. It was the day that his life changed him. He changed from a cocky young man who thought he was invincible to a killing machine for the SEAL’s. After he left the Teams, he struggled for a few years before he was saved by Father Michael and his life changed again, giving him a new purpose.
Blue “Mariana” has had a rough life. Her mother was neglectful and found her life from a needle and a bottle. When she finally told Blue about her father, it was a lie, but it was a lie that Blue lived and found her path to live. She was determined to search out and destroy the man who killed her father. Little did she know that her life would be changed in so many ways with that determination for revenge.
I hated Blue in this story, especially the beginning. Her need for revenge blinded her and made her a person that was destructive and mean. I hated the way she was with Gabe and he had no idea why. I did eventually warm up to her, after Gabe brought out the kind person who wasn’t blinded by hate and destruction. I was happy to see Gabe find peace with his past and his life. I give this story a 5-star review and highly recommend it if you enjoy stories of taboo love, age difference, angsty, tumultuous characters, or stories ex-Military men, you will love this story. It’s hot kept me on the edge of my seat while reading it because I wasn’t sure when Blue would finally see the light. I love Alana Albertson’s SEAL stories and was so happy to see the Pickled Frog in this story.