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Disarmed by Love

(Changing Tides #3)

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A Navy man with a damaged past. A beautiful woman enlisted to help him. Falling in love is the healing they both need. But it comes with a risk neither expected . . .
 
When Fiona Sinclair’s reckless ex-husband piles on the anxiety, the resilient single mom has the perfect outlet: her days spent whipping Navy men into shape through yoga, meditation, and—as one of her new s
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Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 228 pages
Published February 20th 2018 by Lyrical Shine
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Claire
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 - Sometimes the heart knows... Stars!

Book three in the Changing Tides series gives us single mother Fiona Sinclair’s story. I have been itching to get my hands on this book ever since meeting Fee, and her douche bag ex-husband in the last book, and to sum it up in two words, the author ‘Nailed-It!’

There was something about Fiona Sinclair that bought out the Zen in him-and the fact he even used a word like Zen blew his mind…

It’s no secret I am not a huge fan of ex-drama, but it was inev
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4.5 stars

I’ve loved each and every book in Gail Chainese’s Changing Tides series mainly because all of the couples have been interesting and the relationship challenges so diverse. A man whose life has been turned upside down following a mission gone badly and a single mom who is tasked with helping him in his recovery made Disarmed by Love a highly entertaining romance.

I enjoyed the push and pull of the relationship between Dante and Fiona especially since Dante wasn’t sure he believed in all o
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Heather andrews
Dec 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Fiona is always keeping Dante on his toes, “mm-hmm. We’ll need to run to the lumber store to get supplies. But first, you might want to get dressed… right after…” She laughed and pulled the towel wrapped around his waist off." I loved this book, I liked Dante the man was family orientated and treated his girl like a queen.
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Jennifer
Feb 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Dante Torres was an EOD (explosives ordnance disposal) tech in the Navy and suffered a TBI after an IED that he was attempting to disarm exploded. The experience left him with the side effects of the brain injury (headaches, blackouts and shaking) but also PTSD that has threatened his ability to return to the duty he loved. He is assigned for what he hopes is TAD as an instructor at the Officer Training Command until he recovers and can return to EOD duty. His doctor recommends yoga and meditati ...more
Book Gannet
3.5 stars.

I wasn’t sure about this book at first. In fact, Fiona’s behaviour when she first meets Dante just gave me a headache. I think it was supposed to be funny and heavily flirtatious, but really, she just overreacted and was a bit weird. The same stuff continued through their next meeting and I really wasn’t sure I was going to make it through to the end.

I’m glad I did, though, because once these two get together they’re adorably good. Admittedly, I’m not quite sure how they got together.
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Sarah
Feb 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was given a copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

A wounded warrior falling hard for his physical therapist is a brilliant premise for a romance. And Dante is a pretty perfect leading man. When we first meet him, he’s a military hero struggling with a traumatic brain injury. His future in the Navy is uncertain and so is his sense of self. I loved him from the start.

As Dante’s physical therapist, Fiona is formidable. But the fierce ‘Mistress of Pain’ has a personal life that s
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Bec
Mar 21, 2018 rated it really liked it

Lieutenant Dante Torres excelled at disarming explosives in his Navy career until the moment when one wrong move cost him. Now struggling to get back to the career he loves, he works as hard as he can, even if it means enduring Fiona Sinclair's yoga and meditation classes. However, helping her troubled young son is the biggest challenge he's ever faced and he will do anything to make the kid's life better. But when Fiona's ex begins to cause problems, will he stand by her or will he walk away be
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Avid Reader
Feb 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Disarmed by Love (Changing Tides #3) by Gail Chianese
3.5 stars
M/F Romance
Triggers: PTSD
I was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.

Fiona is a strong woman who is just trying to raise her son in a manner that will make him in to a good man. Her ex is anything but good and despite her trying to make sure that her son always can spend time with his dad, the ex is both trying and mean. I really enjoyed watching Fiona figure out that she carries a strength in her that nobody can take a
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Mary
Feb 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
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I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

Every hero has a past, something that makes him/her believe that they are not worthy of the title of "hero".

Dante is biding his time, working the program in an effort to get back to his former unit and back to his life. He knows that his medical issues prevent him from being on the front-line but what he can't make himself believe that the job he has now been assigned is just as important as defusing bombs.

Fiona is a s
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Heather 123
Feb 05, 2018 rated it liked it
I loved this book right up until the end; then it just sort of stopped. No epilogue, no follow up....just a stop. The story felt unfinished; there were many questions that I felt were left unanswered. What happened with the court case? Did the husband cause more issues when he learned the news? How did the families react?

This was the only reason the book didn't get a higher rating from me.
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Kim Vanravenswaay
Jan 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fiona's son Dylan, was a good addition. I like a good single mom story. And Dante is worthy of the both of them. ...more
Maria
Dec 15, 2017 rated it liked it
Received an Advance Reader Copy in exchange for a fair review"
An entertaining story about a “broken man, a damaged sailor” (after his injury, Dante, the hero, sees himself as “damaged goods”) trying to redirect his life, and a single mom (Fiona) of a clever ten-year-old boy.
The attraction is instantaneous and the romance develops and flourishes amongst family, friends and a selfish and unnecessarily evil ex-husband.
Both main characters are realistic and well rounded and the boy, Dylan, is wonder
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Negar Arvanaghi
Dec 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
My kind of kid. Reading is more fun.

I would have told on Chris so fast...

What the hell?!

Saying you're fine twenty times in one breath usually indicates you're not.

Small world.

Wait, she was changing in front of the camera, and could have been seen naked by her best friend's husband at any time?

He cooks!

Geez, he's the girl in this relationship.

He's a better father figure than Sal could ever be.

I'm glad that she didn't blame him for the accident.

If she had just reported Sal for attempted murder
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Linda
Mar 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Lieutenant Dante Torres wants to get back in the field after dealing with the aftermath of a Naval accident. To do that he has to attend yoga classes to learn how to deal with stress through meditation and exercise. Fiona Sinclair is his instructor and the divorced mother of 10 year old Dylan. When Dylan is bullied because he doesn't know how to swim, Dante agrees to teach him. Things are going well until Dylan's dad, Salvador Rossi, decides that he wants to spend more time with him and sues her ...more
Amanda Stelter
Feb 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
I can’t vouch for the (not) PTSD in this book.

I also have not read the first two books.

I got this as an ARC through NetGalley

I thoroughly enjoyed it. It had me crying and laughing all at the same time. My heart was full the entire time.

There were some issues that hopefully were fixed in proofreading but overall it was a good book.

That being said, WHAT KIND OF ENDING WAS THAT?!?!
Meaghan
Feb 25, 2018 rated it liked it
Fiona was such a strong woman and a good mother. Her relationship with Dante was organic and natural and his relationship with her son was perfect. Her plot-line with ex was bizarre and didn't make a lot of sense; if a woman had been the sole provider for her child for years and years, how would the judge take custody away? Watching Dante slowly heal and learn to trust himself was great. ...more
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Avid Reader – ☆☆☆☆
3.5 stars
M/F Romance
Triggers: PTSD

Fiona is a strong woman who is just trying to raise her son in a manner that will make him into a good man. Her ex is anything but good and despite her trying to make sure that her son always can spend time with his dad, the ex is both trying and mean. I really enjoyed watching Fiona figure out that she carries a strength in her that nobody can take
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Gail currently lives in beautiful Connecticut, but originally hails from sunny California. She is the mom of three amazing kids, the wife of a 27 year Naval officer and the rescuer of two furbabies. In her spare time, she likes to ghost hunt with her hubby, geocache with her family and lock herself away with a great book. She loves to connect with readers on her website, www.gailchianese.com and h ...more

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