An intense, moving military romance from Melanie Hansen, the acclaimed author of Point of Contact.
Distraction is make or break in the hypercompetitive world of Navy SEAL training. Matt Kyntych came to training determined to come out the other side a SEAL, but just the sight of former Marine Shane Hovland is enough to shake his concentration. But his commitment to becoming a SEAL has to come first, no matter how drawn he is to Shane.
Shane came to SEAL training ready to prove himself--again. Semper Fi is forever, but he needs a new start. Not this dangerous heat with a man he barely knows. Training is tough, but keeping his eyes—and hands—off Matt might be tougher.
Everything they’ve ever wanted is riding a thin line. Training pushes their bodies to the limit, but the growing strain on their hearts can’t be ignored. And they’ll have to fight for more than just each other if they want to make it through intact.
Loving a Warrior:
Book 1: Loving a Warrior
Book 2: Keeping a Warrior
Book 3: Trusting a Warrior
Hansen (Everything Changes) strongly inaugurates a contemporary series with this buddy-buddy romance between two Navy SEAL trainees. When Matt Knytych runs into Shane Hovland, he is instantly attracted to the former Marine. Their unspoken desires become harder to deny when Shane and Matt are assigned to be "swim buddies" and go everywhere together. Matt copes with his attraction to Shane by teasing and competing with him on the obstacle course and the basketball court. As they bond over dinners and laundry, Shane wonders whether his interest in Matt is reciprocated. Hansen creates appropriate conflicts: Matt and Shane don't want to be distracted from their goal of becoming SEALs, and their romance may have an expiration date. As Matt and Shane agree to wait until graduation to consummate their relationship on a trip to Vegas, personal and professional obstacles get in their way. Hansen's focus on these physically tough but emotionally insecure guys developing trust and sharing intimacy and vulnerability is what makes this tender romance so convincing.