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Montana SEAL

(Brotherhood Protectors #1)

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  1,662 ratings  ·  167 reviews
Former SEAL and shining Hollywood starlet struggle against their burgeoning desire while trying to stay alive in the crosshairs of a murderous stalker.

Hank “Montana” Patterson never thought his call to duty would force him to leave his band of brothers in the Navy SEALs to return to the family ranch in the foothills of Montana’s Crazy Mountains. News that his father was sh
Kindle Edition, 198 pages
Published November 17th 2015
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Jul 21, 2017 rated it did not like it
I wanted to check out this book due to another book an author wrote in the kindle worlds set within this series. I liked what I saw of Hank there enough to check out this series. However when actually checking out this book it didn't work for me. I felt like everything seemed predictable from the start, not a good thing. Somehow the SEAL and the Hollywood actress in trouble couldn't keep my attention. In the end this one wasn't for me.
Tina "IRead2Escape"
Hotness Rating 3 out of 5

Montana SEAL is the first book of the Brotherhood Protectors series and although the premise is one of my favorites to read I found the story a bit predictable. Normally, I love the quick damsel in distress, second chance at love trope fun to read. I can't say exactly where this story lost me, but it was just okay.

Hank "Montana" Patterson is a great male character. He left his family ranch to follow his dream of becoming a SEAL. He accomplished all of his goals and is n
3.0-3.25 RATING- I normally like these short damsel in distress stories and this one was okay. I think the suspense portion of the story was just a little over the top for me, nothing major, just some eye roll worthy moments. Still the book sets up the rest of the series as a bodyguard/protection agency is being set up with ex-military guys... threat can't be wrong, right?

I'll probably read the rest of the books in this series eventually, just use them as in-between books, as long as I can pick
May 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good story line, great fast read. Interesting characters with lots of character development for such a short read. I really enjoyed it and am glad I picked up this book. While this is the beginning of a series there it not a cliffhanger. I am planning on reading more of this series as I really enjoyed it
Feb 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle
Not a perfect book, but it kicked off the series and I think it will only get better.
Jul 06, 2017 rated it liked it
Sadie McClain is one of the world's most famous actresses. Hank Patterson is the boy she left behind, who is now a Navy SEAL facing a possible discharge due to an injury sustained in the line of duty. She's returned to her Montana home to escape LA - and a stalker. He returns when his father is shot during a roadside discussion with Sadie.

Hank's father, a mean, cantankerous man, points out that if Sadie hadn't moved when she did, she would have been hit instead of him, and suggests that Hank act
Jenny Prose
Jan 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Seal and cowboys

I needed a pallet cleanse before I started an arc a that I agreed to read. So I thought this book would be perfect. And it was. It’s a sappy second chance at love story with a movie star who is being hunted down and her ex boyfriend who is a SEAL recovering from his last mission. Great chemistry on the short side but definitely enough time to tell the story.
Carla Wadsworth
Feb 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Hot, sexy seal with a gorgeous starlet - both with a small town, hometown heart. The way Sadie cares for Montana's dad was wonderful. The mystery of the shooter brings them all together. And the fact that Sadie and Montana have a history that goes back to high school adds another element. I really enjoyed this story.
April Symes
Nov 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is a spin off from the Take No Prisoners series but can be read as a standalone. Hank “Montana” Patterson had to leave active duty due to an injury. He comes home to heal from that injury and finds out his father was shot at the same time. He and his dad never really got along which is why he joined the service.
Sadie McClain is a huge actress and she came home to unwind and just try to distress. She and Hank were once in love and a couple in high school but she knew he needed to get away f
Jul 05, 2017 rated it it was ok
story was flat and predictable
Sep 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Great read!

Very good, intriguing without being farfetched. Well written, and the story line, along with the characters are well constructed and thought out.
Cindy Caron
Feb 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The first in the Brotherhood Protectors series, this book promises great things for the future episodes. The author sets the stage with a love that will be proven will last through thick and thin, as teenage sweethearts go their separate ways in order to fulfill their dreams and broaden their horizons. As they conclude their highschool years together, feeling the love for each other, Hank expects the love of his life to say yes when he proposes. Nobody was more surprised when Sadie said no. She ...more
Apr 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
There are a number of well written series by various romance authors about protection services made up of ex-military and first responders. And since they are romance books, in each book one guard either falls for his client or colleague. This is one of those series.

Hank Patterson, member of SEAL Team 10, nickname Montana was injured on his last mission, as were most of his men, except for their leader, Lt Mike, who fell on a grenade to save the rest of them. Now Hank and Swede are being treated
Jul 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hank Patterson aka Montana is a Navy Seal he left home after breaking up with Sadie and it was the best thing for them. Sadie went on to be a mega movie star and he joined the Navy Seals after a big fight with his dad. Montana and his team were deployed to rescue an aid worker being held by Isis, found her dead and they were in a trap..grenade was thrown Lt. mike flung himself over the grenade, force of the concussion went around the room knocked Montana down and the last thing he thought about ...more
Denise Vasak
Feb 20, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2018
I don't get this author's style at all. We kind of come into the story in a weird place and establish the "stalkerness" very early. Then there's the cranky dad, who we see for about 5 minutes before we forget about him till the end of the book.

I knew pretty early who the mysterious murderous person was going to be and it was ridiculous. I mean really, what a hot mess. We go from random to WTF in like 2 seconds. Oh and I don't know if you know this or not, but Hank is a NAVY SEAL!!!!! He's done
Lisa Gibbs
Sep 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Hank Patterson or Montana as he is known to his SEAL team is about to be sidelined by his injuries. He is recuperating in a hospital with his friend and SEAL team member Swede when he receives a phone call that changes the course of his life.

Sadie McClain is back home from a very successful career as an actress when she is shot at. Luckily the shooter's aim is off and instead of hitting Sadie, Hank's dad is hit instead. This news brings Hank back to his Montana home near the Crazy Mountains and
Scherry  at The Novel Lady
Feb 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Great action packed adventure that took in all elements, with vivid descriptions of each scene. Elle James created an interesting story of an injured Navy Seal contemplating his future with the military, trying to decide if he wanted to continue or move on to something else. When his past love (who never left his heart) needs a bodyguard, Hank steps in.

The first half of Montana Seal was great! Lots of action, mystery and romantic tingles. Gosh! How I love those tingles! The very last portion of
Dec 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love this series and I have no idea why I haven't reviewed it. So now I am re-reading and getting the reviews out there. Hopefully before the new book in January.

In this first book Hank Patterson has some decisions to make. He's been injured and there is the possibility of medical discharge. The question is what will he do as a civilian? He doesn't get along well enough with his father to go back to the ranch.

Sadie McClain is a Hollywood star with a stalker and a pain for an agent. She's come
Whispers From
Feb 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Suspense and second chance love

Sadie is a famous Hollywood actress but she has a stalker and decides to return home to Montana. She’s staying in the house she grew up in with her brother and his wife. But it seems her stalker has followed her here.
Hank is a Navy SEAL who was recently injured and has returned home to rest. He never thought he’d see the woman who turned down his proposal, in his father’s hospital room.
When Hank finds out about her stalker, he becomes her bodyguard but they preten
3.5stars. Having read a few of the Brotherhood Protectors books tied into other series I decided to go back to where it all started. Hank Patterson is discharged from the SEALs after suffering injuries on his last mission, wondering what he is going to do next he receives a call asking him to return home after his father is shot. Sadie McLain is Hollywood's hottest starlet but is starting to feel jaded with the L.A. lifestyle so decided to return home for some R&R. When the love she left beh ...more
Audrey Lei Lacambra
First book of Brotherhood Protector Series by Elle James. Both of the main characters are from small town and sweethearts that ended up separated during their teen years and got a second chance after reuniting with each other. Hank returns home to Montana after getting discharged from the hospital and from his last mission as Team 10 of Navy SEAL that ends up loosing his Lt. and get injured and reunite with Sadie a famous Hollywood Actress who's currently got back to Montana after having a stalk ...more
Jennifer Holzapfel
This is an above average danger and romance series start. Hank is a Navy Seal who was wounded on assignment to rescue an ISIS prisoner, who turned out to be already dead and a setup to kill his entire unit. He is back in the states waiting to find out if he will be drummed out on a medical when he hears his father has been shot and his one true love, Sadie, a now famous actress was involved. Sadie has a stalker and believes that is who shot at her and Hank's dad got hit instead. Sadie agrees to ...more
Teresa  Christianson
Feb 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a great second chance book. Hank and Sadie were high school sweetheart and Sadie turned down Hank's marriage proposal so they could both chase their dreams of him being a SEAL and her an actress. Now that they are both back home they realize that the spark is still their. Hank is hired by Sadie to be her bodyguard because someone is trying to kill her and she thinks it is her stalker from LA. Sadie is staying with her brother and his wife at the family farm, so Hank is staying there too ...more
Sep 02, 2017 rated it liked it
Brotherhood of SEALS

"Montana Seal" has the bones of a good romance; strong, engaging characters, entertaining plot, romantic tension, and a good balance between action and love scenes. I'm especially fond of stories built around current and former Navy SEALS so I was hopeful about this title despite my ambivalence about the author. I've read several of Ms James' books, with widely variable results. I know, I know she has dozens of books to her credit and many writing awards BUT the writing itsel
pam laporte
Jan 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Couldn't put it down

Sadie and hank "montana" had been high school sweethearts but when hank asked her to marry him, she turned him down. He became a deal and she a movie star. She went back home to Montana to take a break and was shot at while standing next to banks dad. He was shot and thanks sister called him.
Hank had been hurt and was going to come home to recuperate any way.
Sparks flew when the two met again after all the years and she hired him as a body guard. They both had trouble keepi
Feb 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love Navy Seals books. This is a great start to the brotherhood to start a protection series. Hank's last mission was bad and while he was at the hospital he got a call his dad had been shot. Then Sadie is home to recoup from her acting career. There are threats to sadie and hank is there to help. They loved each other in High School but left to their own careers. A lot of action and decisions to make. Loved the first book in this series.
Jul 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Short but great beginning to Brotherhood serird

This is the first and only book from this author and of this series. It was pretty obvious the guy was going to get his girl right from the beginning! My only question.... The stalker that she was running from, that followed her, and was seen in town....what happened to him? Did I miss something or did hr just go quietly into the night?
Jun 29, 2017 rated it did not like it
I received this e-book free from Amazon and I am voluntarily writing an honest review. It is sad when the best part of the book you are reading is the picture on the front of the book and it goes downhill from there. This book had a mediocre storyline, was predictable and riddled with misspelled words. Sorry I wasted my time reading it hoping it would get better only to be left hanging with a badly written book.
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Book One is the start of this new series. Former SEAL Hank “Montana” Patterson faced the enemy on the battlefield, wounded and scared, headed home to recover. A new terror was in his hometown and his old girlfriend was the victim. This made for a great story-line and the beginning of a new career for wounded warriors. They would protect those that needed them on their American turf. (Book 13 comes out in October, 2019.)
Lorraine Anton
Jun 30, 2017 rated it really liked it

Hank went home when he is on leave due to his injury and his father has been shot. He is a Seal.
Sadie is an actress, came home to de-stress
They find out the shots are intended for Sadie.
Thank becomes her bodyguard. He acts and pretends like he his her boyfriend so everyone believes it.
I liked the characters and was surprised who was out to get her.

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Award-winning author Elle James grew up as an air force military brat. She received her work ethic from her rock-solid father, her creative streak from her artistic mother and inspiration from her writing partner and sister, Delilah Devlin. As a former member of the army reserves and a current member of the air force reserves, she's traveled across the United States and to Germany, managed a full- ...more

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