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#Review of The Marine’s Return (From Kenya, with Love #6) by Rula Sinara w/a rafflecopter giveaway! @PrismBookTours @RulaSinara @HarlequinBooks

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The Marine’s Return
(From Kenya, with Love #6)
By Rula Sinara
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages
January 1st 2019 by Harlequin Heartwarming

He can’t be her hero…

But he made a promise to keep her safe

Wounded marine Chad Corallis just wants to be left alone. Until he discovers his best friend’s very pregnant widow is in danger. A dedicated nurse, she refuses to leave her Serengeti medical clinic when it’s threatened by poachers. Chad is honor-bound to protect her, but who will save him from falling for his best friend’s wife?


Full disclosure on my review.  The first book that I have read by this author; last book in the series;  the setting is in Africa, and I really didn’t know what to expect.  Well, let me tell you this book surprised me in ways that I never saw coming.  Seriously.  I read a lot of Heartwarming books but this one just grabbed me and wouldn’t let go.  It is a very fast paced book.  Most books in this line take their time but Ms. Sinara didn’t write it like that.  The book covers about a month if that.  I’m fine with that because sometimes I will put down a book if the plot is drawn out too long.

Ms. Sinara does a great job of getting me invested into the characters right away.  Chad is not the loner that he thinks he is.  In fact, he is quite the opposite.  If you read the first book in the series, he is one of the children in it but sadly, I didn’t read it.  In the author’s note at the beginning of the book, she mentions it.  But what I really loved about him is the honor that he brings not just to his family but to the clinic, Lexi and even for the thief.

Lexi has some chutzpah.  Personally, promise or no, I couldn’t do what she is doing.  Pregnant, no family, and regardless of being a nurse, a nice hospital to have the baby in.  But hey, that’s just me.  But her chutzpah is her greatest strengths.  Let’s just say the birth is OMG!!! and I will leave it at that.  She never backs down, dedicated and doesn’t pity Chad in the least.  I would love to explain more about him but then I would spoil most of the book.  She gives it to him in spades and he deserves it, most of the time.

These two are just meant for each other.  Truly.  Don’t let the whole dead best friend’s wife scare you.  It will be explained in the book.  Trust me on this one.  I can’t end the review with a few thoughts on the setting of the book.  Africa.  Not a place that I have high up on the bucket list but a country that I would love to see in my lifetime.  On a safari.  Not in a tent.  I’m not that brave like Lexi is.  I liked how Ms. Sinara explains the places that she takes us to, so I really felt like I was really there.  And yes, I love elephants.  🙂  What she DIDN’T do was give us a lot of details on the actual characters in the book.  Personally, I loved that.  I really don’t care what color their eyes/hair are or if they are tall/short/thin/curvy, etc.  I just want to read a really good story that gives me characters that I can care about and in the end, feel satisfied with the ending and how I felt at the end.

Ms. Sinara wrote an epilogue, which I appreciated but since I didn’t read the other books, I was kinda lost.  However, I really need to read the first book, Chad’s father’s story to fully understand most of the “elders” in the book.

I tell you this every time I read a Harlequin Heartwarming story, please read this line.  Its character heavy, sweet/slow building romance that anyone can read and in the end finish with a smile on their face.  I do every time and this time, I’m still thinking about it.

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About the Author

National and USA Today Bestselling author Rula Sinara lives in rural Virginia with her family and crazy but endearing pets. She loves organic gardening, attracting wildlife to her yard, planting trees, raising backyard chickens and drinking more coffee than she’ll ever admit to. Rula’s writing has earned her a National Readers Choice Award and HOLT Medallion Award of Merit, among other honors. You can discover more about Rula at her blog A Writer’s Rush, on Twitter, on Facebook as RulaSinaraAuthor or on her website, where you can also sign up for her newsletter.


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Rockin’ Book Reviews
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Locks, Hooks and Books
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