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SEAL's Promise

(Bad Boys of SEAL Team 3 #1)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  929 ratings  ·  125 reviews
Special Operator T.J. Talbot had watched from afar as his best friend married the love of his life. Raised in and out of the foster care system and nearly ruining his chance to become a SEAL, he figured his Happily Ever After would never be. But Dr. Death plays a heartbreaking trick on him and he winds up being the man’s father confessor, where he makes a promise to the dy ...more
Kindle Edition, 348 pages
Published November 11th 2014 by AL Publications
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This is the 8th book and I'm just waiting for this series to be over.

SEAL's Promise is about T.J. and Shannon. This was definitely a second chance at love and they were a cute couple BUT that doesn't mean they were my favorite. I feel like the drama and the romance was just okay. I didn't necessarily feel the connection between anyone either.

At first, I thought I was going to love this book based off the star rating and the synopsis. Yeah, turns out.. I didn't love it that much. I loved T.J.'s c
Apr 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, kindle-own, romance
ARC provided by the Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

SEAL romance is my favorite kind of romance. I just love when these big, bad boys fall hard. It is a wonder to see them come to terms with that side of their personalities. In this romance, we get a lot in the way of people coming to terms with things they never expected. As this is #8 in a series, you should know that you don't need to read the others if you get this one. These SEALS are friends, but previous plots don
The Erotic Book Review
Let me first say that I listened to this book. That did not make it any better. The storyline moved very quickly and did not allow enough character development to make it believable. I can appreciate the Author’s attempt to spin a story of true love conquering all and even finding love after tragedy, however, this was written without any tones of reality. For instance...not having an emotional reaction after being told that the love of your life (and you’re pregnant) was KIA only to fall in love ...more
Apr 13, 2015 rated it liked it
This is a 2.5 star at best.
This book had so much promise i love military romance books, but somewhere along the line this one kind of fell flat for me. There were parts I liked but then parts drove me mad!
True love never dies, or so they say. Unless your husband is a Navy Seal who dies in the line of duty then your over him within the month. Ready to move on and deeply in love with the man you hated who happens to be you dead husbands bets friend saying yes to his marriage proposal, happily call
May 23, 2016 rated it did not like it
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Barb Shuler

*audio review copy provided by author*

This book took me a while to get into, and even then it wasn't like the others for me. This book left a bad taste in my moth from the beginning. I guess I'm not a big fan of haters to lovers kind of stories.

I wasn't a big fan of Shannon from page one. She made me want to go through the pages of the book and slap the taste right out of her mouth. TJ wasn't much better but, he's a dude, they're supposed to be arseholes.

All in all the story was okay, a
I purchased SEAL's Promise as part of an anthology.

T.J. Talbot makes a promise to his best friend, Frankie as he dies on a deployment. Frankie is married to Shannon and she is expecting Frankie's little girl. Frankie wants T.J. to take care of his wife and help her raise their daughter. I loved the story for the depth of emotion expressed by all the characters, the danger they faced and the backgrounds that they have overcome to become mature adults ready to face the world together. This is a gr
Nov 28, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: freebie
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Donna Hokanson
Nov 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Powerful and moving love story
Action packed with lots of emotionally stuff happening in this wonderful story. Death, destruction, Love and new life, Family new and old are just some of the things in this book. As well as the family not by blood but by brotherhood of a strong bond between team members. There is a camaraderie that come from being in the military and is even stronger for the ones who belong to a team of seal brothers. Thing start to get interesting when Frankie is killed in a deplo
Mar 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
This is part of the SEAL Brotherhood series but can be read as a stand alone. However, I think the set is much more enjoyable when you know the characters from the previous books since they are an integral part of each story. This book starts off with the wedding of Frank and Shannon. However, this story is not about Frank but about TJ and Shannon. While there are many books out there with the best friend falling for his buddy's widow, this one was a bit different. As Frank was dying, he made TJ ...more
Selina Durio
Apr 24, 2015 rated it liked it
I enjoyed reading this book, but I only gave it three stars because there were some parts that were too unbelievable. You could tell from reading the wedding scene that something would eventually happen between TJ and Shannon. Knowing that authors do extensive research before writing their books, I don't understand how I as a reader is expected to believe that a woman gives birth by c-section, gets into a physical fight in the hospital, cones home and is immediately able to resume relations with ...more
J.A. Kenney
May 11, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance, contemporary
Having not read the previous books in the series I was not certain what to expect.

However, I had a very hard time with the female protagonist Shannon.

I really enjoyed the sections from T.J.'s POV but every time it switched back to Shannon I had to put it down and walk away. To me, she came across as cruel, manipulative, spoiled, and selfish. Instead of what I'm sure she was supposed to be, strong and devoted to her husband and child.

Military books are very hit or miss for me because of my own h
Apr 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Emotional and interesting and keeps you on your toes!! TJ is a sexy bad ass Navy SEAL and Frankie his BFF and brother in his SEAL team. TJ has a lot of demons in his past. Shannon is Frankie's bride and wife and now she is pregnant. Being sent on a mission that their team does not all come back from. TJ has a lot of obstacles but this read is awesome. I have not read the others in this series, but it was emotionally jam packed. The writing is good and descriptive. So worth the read!

I received t
Jo Emma
Feb 15, 2015 rated it did not like it
True love never dies they say. Unless your husband is a Navy Seal. Then your over him within the month. Deeply in love with the man you hated and happily calling him Dad to your late husband's child. Why do some authors think you need to rush the romance. Can't they start a chapter with eg One years later and be a little bit more realistic. Have deleted this author from my follow list. Over wasting time reading absolute CRAP.
Dec 13, 2014 rated it did not like it
This book was horrible! Neither lead is even remotely likable. The first time you meet any of these ppl is at a wedding, the soon to be dead husband was a drunk idiot, the soon to be widow is s shrew and the 'Hero' is a horndog. Husband dies and a month later you're sleeping with his best friend, that you supposedly hate?!? Trying not to spoil but wow, what a waste of my time.
Nov 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Beta read. Awesome plot, well-paced, brilliant characters. Loved it xxx
Julie Barrett
Nov 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Seal's Promise by Sharon Hamilton
Start out with other works by the author and a synopsis of the book.
Enjoy watching home of the brave tv show and seals and swat teams shows as they are go getters.
Play hard and play at fun also. Love hearing of contributions to the projects to aid those who return to us in the USA from the wars.
Frankie and Shannon were getting married and she knew she'd be marrying the rest of the Seal team.
Story also follows TJ who's a Seal on the team and we learn of his past h
Jessen Elizabeth
Dec 07, 2017 rated it it was ok
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SEAL Brotherhood Book Eight.

Shannon Moore's new husband has been killed overseas, but his jerk of a best friend, T.J. Talbot, managed to survive. When T.J. shows up at her door to bring Frankie's things back to her, she's pissed that T.J. let Frankie die. However, she's always felt the spark between them, even when she buried it deep. T.J. wants to protect and care for Shannon, especially since he promised Frankie that he would look after Shannon and the baby. When a quick visit turns into more,
Mar 21, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: own-read-digital
This book was confusing. It moved really quickly and to me seemed to have no direction. It jumped around from conversation to conversation where I would lose track of what was happening. The relationship between TJ and Shannon went from hate to love at mach speed.

I think this book had so much potential for greatness between Seals, KIA, foster care system, reconnecting with parents but how it was written left me wanting so much more. Honestly I skimmed some pages over when they got monotonous but
 Lissa Smith Reads'~Bookaholics Bookshelf Reviews
I'm very much enjoying this world that author Sharon Hamilton has created. It has allowed the worries q the quietly melt away.

Also, I enjoyed this through Audible Escapes. The reading was very well done. However, the phone conversations were hard to hear as well as the news announcement.

This was a little bit emotional as a loss of a team member happens. I was disappointed that we didn't get an emotional farewell send off. But I respect the fact that TJ could not leave a fellow soldier
Oct 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
T.J.'s best friend Frankie marries Shannon, someone who hates T.J. But on their next mission, Frankie is hit and in his dying breath, he makes T.J. promise him that he'll take care of Shannon and their unborn daughter. When T.J. and his Team come back to the states, he tries to keep to his promise and he and Shannon begin to develop feelings for one another. But the war is coming here and T.J.'s past is coming to his present. With all these obstacles will T.J. and Shannon make it as a couple or ...more
Jo-Ann Fitzgerald
Jun 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
This was a book which had started off catching you into the action and in tears. Then when the hero ends up at home with the heroine, you could tell they were both struggling. You wanted the hero and heroine together but they had to overcome the feelings, problems and a few bullets in order to be together. However, will they make it? That's the question that reappeared in my mind more than a few times when reading this.

I loved how the author made both the hero and heroine so vulnerable. I could
Jodie Bivins
May 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: finished-reading
I keep thinking the seal I just read is gonna be the one that stole my heart but TJ's story is an emotional roller coaster to the point my hubby asked me if I was okay. The things that come out of this seal's mouth will make you blush or go oh no he didn't just say The topics this author touches on really make you think. I highly recommend this book it is also part of a box set please make sure you Read TJ's story.
Aug 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Enjoyable! TJ is a tough, SEAL alpha, playboy with a rough past until he loses his best friend and team mate. Shannon is a strong, independent but lonely since losing her husband. TJ and Shannon have to work through their pasts while forging a path for the future and dealing with a terrorist plot. This story was engaging, sexy and a little heartbreaking. I would have liked a little more angst but all in all a good story.
Pamela Devereux
Nov 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
TJ has lived his life without love. Growing up in foster care was not good and when he left, he found a home in the SEALs. There isn't anything he wouldn't do to protect anyone on his team. The same goes for the other guys. Frankie should be going home but not from this mission. He extracted a promise from TJ and no matter what, he will fulfill it. Shannon on the other hand believes she can move on and raise the unborn child on her own. Things get out of hand and it becomes all hands on deck.
Feb 28, 2019 rated it did not like it

I found this book very unrealistic. Shannon, the heroine, is portrayed as controlling and unalienable; her husband as weak, and TJ as shallow. The hero and heroine don't like each other. Then after her husband dies, they have sex and are in love. She has a baby and not only wants sex but has it within days, after fighting off a terrorist who targets her for no known reason. The whole thing is just badly done.
Nov 26, 2017 rated it it was ok
I obtained this free e-book from Amazon and I am voluntarily writing a review. T.J. is a Navy Seal who has made a promise to his best friend and Seal brother Frankie to take care of his wife and unborn child when he is killed in an op gone sideways. Shannon is Frankie's widow and has always blamed T.J. for all that has gone wrong since she met Frankie.
Lorraine Anton
Nov 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Shannon and TJ's story. TJ is fulfilling his obligation to his fellow brother seal. This is a very emotional story.The Seals support their family.
Shannon family was there for her too.
It turned out better than I thought.
Their sex was amazing.
They did have some things in their past to work out.
Nov 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing

T. J. Is the bad boy of the team, he ius best man at his fellow teammate & friend Frankie & Shannon's wedding. Frankie found out he was going to be dad when his team was deployed. Except he won't ever meet her, but he made T. J. Promise to take care of them. He will especially with SEAL team families are being attacked.
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