(Navy Love, #1)
Sometimes the things we fight hardest against are inevitable in the end.
Hunter Stevenson wasn't interested in wasting nights with bed warmers, he had a daughter to take care of and a life to build. Leaving behind the mother of his four year old child and her incessant partying, Hunter moves closer to his family to help provide Sawyer some stability.
Tessa Daniels didn’t share the ‘typical American dream’ like most girls. A husband, 2.5 kids and a white picket fence weren’t the things she wanted for herself. She had a plan laid out, which included a career in the Navy and being surrounded by her best friends. She was perfectly content with her carefree, fun lifestyle and her casual relationships, but all of that changed when she met him.
What neither of them expected was a nosy brother and best friend with some serious matchmaking skills. The two have an instantaneous pull towards one another, they can’t fight the spark even though they both do. Until one drunken night, Tessa throws herself at Hunter, only to face an agonizing rejection. However, Hunter’s gentlemanly facade doesn’t last with the sassy sailor girl, his alpha attitude quickly emerges in the midst of their sexual tensions.
Hunter refuses to be another one of Tessa’s casual hook-ups, and won’t allow her to run away from the idea of ‘them’. No matter how many obstacles stand in their way of a happily ever after. Now he must convince Tessa that their inevitable love is worth fighting for.
Can their newfound love survive the stress of an impending deployment and Hunter's past pushing it's way back into his life?
Review by: Erin
This story was beautiful. It has got all the “feels” that you could ask for. The friendship dynamic between Tessa and Marshall is amazing. Everyone should get to be lucky enough to have a friendship like that. The relationship between Hunter and Tessa is one for the history books. Add in little Sawyer and I was a bawling like a baby. The author did an amazing job portraying real struggles that real people go through in their normal lives. I am trying really hard not to give anything away here. I really think that EVERYONE should read this book and be swept away with these characters and their story just like I was. This story pulled me in and put me on an emotional roller coaster. There were times that I know I had a stupid grin on my face and times I had the tissue box in my lap. The chemistry between Tessa and Hunter is scorching, but what pulled me in was the emotional level of their relationship. I am in book heaven with this story. It is definitely one that will be read over and over. I can’t wait to see what this author has in store next. I know it will be amazing!
Review by: Heather
Inevitable Love is the amazing debut novel by JC Santo and it is a top read of 2015 for me.
It takes the military romance and gives it a nice twist. This unique story follows Tessa who is in the Navy. What I absolutely LOVE about Tessa is that she is not your average heroine. Not only is she the one in the military but she is the one who does not want to settle down and has a bit of as aversion to marriage and children until she meets her best friend Marshall's, twin brother Hunter, who is also a single dad.
JC's story telling is fantastic. You are sucked in from the first page. Her use of descriptions and the emotions in this book are just wow.
Every character from our H and h to the secondary characters, especially Hunter's daughter Sawyer, are all extremely likable and interesting. The plot flows perfectly and the sexy times are cold shower worthy.
I found myself with a big old cheesy smile on my face and a flutter in my chest throughout the entire book. With unseen twists and turns that tug at the heart strings, Inevitable Love is exactly what I adore in a romance book.
5 shining stars!
Review by: Leeann
Ok, so it took me a little while to get into this book but I am so glad I kept reading because when it picked up pace, boy did it pick up pace!!
If you like to read about lots and lots of hot sex then this is the book for you.
Tessa is in the Navy & she doesn’t do relationships. Not because she has been hurt in the past, it just doesn’t fit into her current life style.
The she meets Hunter. He is her best friends brother. Hunter knocks Tessa for six!! She did not see him coming. Or his daughter for that matter.
Hunter has had a tough time. He is a single dad & his daughter is his priority. He is not looking for a relationship at all. Then he meets Tessa & everything changes.
This book is not full of the drama you would expect once you realise where the story line is going, in fact I was pleasantly surprised by the maturity of all the characters
In this story. Not once did I find myself wishing they would grow up and stop playing games because they didn’t do that at all. There were parts when I was sure all
hell was going to break loose but it didn’t and I was so glad because this is what makes this story stand out from all of the rest that are of a similar content.
It was kept classy, interesting and mature and let’s be honest, sexy as hell!!
There were some scenes where I felt like I was watching a movie play out in my head I could almost see the characters & what they were doing.
As I said, it did take a little while for me to get hooked, but once I did, I did not stop reading until the end. It was a beautiful love story that was not just about
A man and a woman but about a beautiful little girl that binds them together & teaches them both about unconditional love & that you don’t need DNA to be
A real family. A woman cam give a mothers love even if she did not give birth to the child.
This story is heart-warming & sweet.. And let me say it again.. Sexy as hell!! Well worth checking out!!
JC Santo a true southern girl born and raised a in Central Texas. When she met her husband who is in the U.S. Navy they had to relocate to Norfolk, Virginia. That's where she has been for the past 5 years being a wife and stay at home mom to 3 boys. In the rare occurrences she gets free time it's usually spent reading a good book. Three things she will never turn away cupcakes, tattoos and arbor mist! Lol you have to sound like Morgan Freeman!