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Avery is trudging through life, working as a physical therapist in a VA hospital.

After losing her husband at war in Afghanistan and raising her teenage daughter on her own, she has no interest in dating, let alone falling in love.
Until she meets her new patient and he awakens things inside her she didn’t know existed.
Bennet is a wounded Navy SEAL who has just survived an
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⭐Toonasa⭐ •Romance Book Lovers' Haven•
An Emotional Heartfelt Story With Moving Forward, True love, new beginnings, Fun+Sexy times, Twist of fate AND a worth-it HEA.
I loved Bennett & Avery! We see lots of Quinn (as Q's a Friend+was in Ben's team), Jackson And Cameo from all the others❤ *Fun!*. Loved the extra characters too😍.
DEVOURED this within 7hrs.

#My 1st by R.C. We see Avery's bestie-Halo's family. I'm curious about Halo+Thomas' story, so gonna check it out!
[TIMELINE: Same as Quinn+Ashton's story (The Indefinite Duet) by Corinne
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Can a mentally/emotionally/physically wounded SEAL and his PT make a relationship work? Will their demons make short work of what could be a beautiful love?

Wow. Bennet and Avery are an emotional powerhouse of a couple. I loved everything about this heartbreaking, beautiful love story with two fantastic characters whose chemistry absolutely fires up the pages.

ARC via Candi Kane PR for an honest review.

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Oct 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing

Avery works in a Veteran Hospital, where Bennett an Ex-Seal has been admitted after sustaining Injuries by IED Explosion during his SEAL Deployment. Both of them have the injuries gifted by their pasts...Although he is normally a caring, good guy buy now he is a really bitter man until life presents him Avery, as his Physical Therapist...Their love is forbidden but will they be able to resist the inevitable...

this book is about new beginn
Live, Laugh, Love
Oct 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
R.C. Stephen's is a new to me author and this book is just beautifully written. It filled my heart. Such an emotional ride. ...more
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4.5 Stars / 3 Steam Fans

I suggest reading the Salvation Series by Corinne Michaels before reading books in the Society, but it is not a requirement.

Key Points for this story in the Salvation Society Collection:
- Forbidden Romance
- Widowed Physical Therapy Single Mom
- Injured Navy SEAL
- Crappy Family Life
- Salvation Series connection is Mark, Quinn, and Jackson

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Christina  Thomas
Oct 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I have read by this author but goodness did they take me on a crazy emotional roller coaster that I was not ready for in the least bit! I really enjoyed this book. I was sucked into the story as soon as I started reading and through out found my self cheering on each character.
Oct 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Oh my heart! Irresistible by R.C. Stephens is CHOCK FULL of feels and my heart got such a work out! This emotional, angsty, sometimes gut-wrenching love story utterly CAPTIVATED me and I simply couldn't put it down!

Bennet Sheridan, a wounded Navy SEAL, is in hospital after surviving an IED explosion...and he's totally messed up. Not just physically, but mentally and emotionally. The dark place he's in has no place for love and warmth....then, along comes his assigned PT Avery Malone, bringing wi
Oct 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Emotions are running sky high in this book that will keep you reading and cheering for this couple and happiness. A wonderful meshing of characters from the Salvation Series and Halo. You don't want to miss this one.

Avery is a hard working single mother who will do anything for her daughters future. Even if it means living with her dead husbands family. She loves her job at the VA clinic doing physical therapy. She spends what she can of her spare time at the clinic just spending time with the w
Kari Hansen
Oct 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
When Avery’s husband died while serving overseas a part of her died as well and doesn’t want to feel that pain again. She has spent the years since being the best mother she can be and ensuring the wellbeing of her patients but her newest patient is about to turn her world upside down.

Bennett is a Navy SEAL whose career has just come to a premature end due to an injury. He is struggling as he tries to heal and faces an uncertain future including the feelings he is developing for Avery, his phys
Sep 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a beautiful, heartfelt story. Irresistible by R.C. Stephens is a stand-alone in C.M.'s Salvation Society and I was so in for a treat. I loved meeting characters from the Salvation Series, including Liam and Nat, the kids, Mark, Cole and all the others.
Avery is a 33 year old single mom. She's working as a physical therapist at a vteran hospital and there she meets Bennet.
Bennet is an ex-Navy SEAL, medically discharged, his career ending made him a tad bit bitter. He's lonely. And when they m
Amour.Rebelle92 (Bran.d)
Sep 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Irresistible was like a Salvation Series family reunion wrapped around a new budding romance between Bennett & Avery! Bennett & Avery complete each other until a grenade is dropped into their life. Irresistible is so good & they truly deserve their HEA:)
Vidhi Mehta
Sep 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: vanilla-romance, arc
This was my first read from R.C. Stephens. I was surprised and amazed how Stephens was able her characters in Corinne Michaels Salvation characters together. I was captivated by this book from page one and couldn't put it down and then I needed a day and a half because I had a hangover from it. ...more
Jennifer Pierson
Oct 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Avery is a single mother to her daughter after she lost her husband at the war in Afghanistan, so she's not interested in dating whatsoever.  She's a physical therapist in a VA Hospital when she is tasked to help a former Navy SEAL who was injured in a IED explosion in Africa.  Bennet's lost as he has no clue as to what he's going to do in the future with his broken body, and it makes him bitter to be honest. However, the last thing he expected was the reaction to Avery, his new physical therapi ...more
Maria Angie Mendoza
Oct 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Passionate, emotional and absolutely awesome story of love and new beginnings.
Realistic and relatable characters offer a new look at that thing called love when the odds are stacked against you.
Oct 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Awesome romantic Military read ...

... and RC Stephens’ contribution to CM’s Salvation Society world is one that I had absolutely looked forward to reading. Hell, I always look forward to reading anything from Ms Stephens, and if you’ve found Irresistible through the Salvation Society, then I suggested you also check out her best selling military romance Halo, featuring Halo and her ex-SEAL husband Thomas. If you’re not hooked on her writing by then, I’ll be horrified!

Bennett is my hero! Good lor
Ashlee Shades
Oct 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful and emotional story filled with heartbreak and healing, and love.

Coming from someone who not only was in the military, but has family who served and is currently serving, I have to admit I have a difficult time finding romance novels that can nail down the story in an accurate way. That is why, when I read military romance stories, I often set aside my knowledge of it and stick to the love story of the book. But, that was not something I had to do with this story. R.C. managed to tell
Amy [Book Addict Reviews]
Oct 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Irresistible is a beautiful, emotional story. From the moment I started reading I was completely sucked into the story.

I loved Avery and my heart broke for everything she has gone through, but I was also cheering her on for working hard for her and her daughter. She loves her job and it shows when she is with her patients and all the extra time she spends with them and the bonds she forms. Bennett is a broken man and its understandable given everything he has gone through. You can’t help but lo
Oct 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
*I received this book as a gift in exchange for my honest opinion.

Avery is working hard just to keep it all together. After losing her husband while serving in the military, raising her teenage daughter and juggling her job have thrown her in to a routine that ok, but needs a little something to spice it up...without feeling guilty for it. Rough one, right?

Bennett is a Navy SEAL who has just suffered a potential career ending injury. Not only is his body "broken", but so is his soul. With the
Summer Ford
Sep 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Goodness, this story sucked me in and owned my heart. Bennet was that broken hero that I always fall hard for because I just know deep down they have a heart of gold and so much love to give, they just have to allow themselves to heal before they can give that love.
Avery was honestly not the type of girl that I usually like. She was a people pleaser and kind of a doormat which broke my heart. It didn’t take long for me to let that go because I realized she had been through so much herself and sh
Sarah Dale
Its been a while since I read a book by this author and tbh after reading this one I'm wondering why! she had been enraptured and invested from beginning to end. It was a beautifully written story filled with heart and intense chemistry.

Avery is a physical therapist at a VA hospital. She is a single mum raising her teenage daughter after her husband is killed in action when their daughter is 2. Her focus is primarily raising Jessy so relationship's aren't on her horizon....that is until she meet
Oct 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
The second set of releases for The Salvation Series are here! Talk about feels! Irresistible by R.C. Stephens was an emotional story with a touch of a forbidden romance. Bennet was hurt while serving and now he has to leave the only place he wanted to be. He is bitter and unhappy. Then he meets Avery and everything changes. But she is a therapist at the hospital where he is being treated and untouchable. And yet the chemistry they share is undeniable.

Avery has been raising her teenage daughter
Oct 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Bennet is a war veteran who was hit with an IED now recovering in the hospital with the chip the side of Mount Saint Helen on his shoulder he wants nothing more than to just be left alone. His friends come to see him but he makes them leave because he's nothing. When Physical Therapist Avery comes into his room to help him he's short with her, but she works her magic fingers on his back and knee. They have an easy conversation and they are both attracted to each other, but no that it is off limi ...more
SEALed with a kiss~

He's a grumpy SEAL who was badly injured by an IED. He's in a lot of pain and has sent his nurses fleeing from his room regularly. She is assigned to him for PT, but her boss thinks she can meet him early to try to calm him down. He tries to run her off, as well, until she actually helps him with the pain. Her voice calms him and he thinks she's beautiful.
She lost her SEAL husband 14 years ago and has never felt anything for another man until her new patient. She's also a sing
Wendy Livingstone
Oct 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Avery is a physical therapist at a VA hospital, and she is a single mom bringing up her daughter alone after her husband was killed in action in Afghanistan. Bennett is a lonely, bitter, and broken ex-Navy Seal after surviving career ending injuries from an IRD explosion. Avery has no intentions of having relationships in her future, but fate brings these two together and the chemistry between them is intense and undeniable. This is a beautifully written story which is an emotional roller coaste ...more
Oct 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Wow. I really enjoyed this. It gripped me from page 1 and didn't let go. There was so much tension and angst that fed my soul and I couldn't get enough. Bennett and Avery had the sweetest of slow burns, even if the attraction was instant. I was rooting for them the whole way. This was exactly what I needed at just the right time. Thank you to Candi Kane PR and the author for the advance copy. All opinions are my own and I volunteered to leave an unbiased review. ...more
Melena Torretta
Oct 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
The blurb for this story was intriguing and the book did not disappoint.

I haven't read R.C. Stephens before, and was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed the book. Avery and Bennet's story is emotional and it drew me in from the beginning. I wanted to keep reading and see how they worked through their pain and the road blocks keeping them apart to get an HEA.

This book is a great addition to the Salvation Society series.

Thank you to the author for providing an ARC for an honest review.
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Oct 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved-it
I made the silly mistake of opening this just before bedtime. As you can imagine I stayed up until the wee hours to read it all as it was so good.

Bennet and Avery have been through so much pain and heartache. Bennets career in the navy is over after getting injured while on duty. He believes he’s broken and no one will want him. She’s going through life without living it. Can these two find peace and happiness?

Absolutely loved this story. Can’t wait to read more from this author.
Linda Morey
Avery and Bennett . He had been in and out of foster homes , signed up at 18 for the Navy and became a seal -Was hurt in explosion and Avery a widow whose husband died in the war became his physical therapist and they developed a relationship which wasn’t allowed within the hospital. I wanted to argue against not allowing patient , hospital employees getting together ! Anyway reader follows the ups and downs of them trying for a HEA.
Nov 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another great spin off Corinne's Salvation series.
Bennett was in the explosion as Quinn, his career is over and he is angry at the world.
Avery Montgomery is a Physical Therapist at the Hospital, also a widow of a Navy man.
She has a teenage daughter she has been raising on her on in a less than ideal environment.
This romance takes a lot of fighting on both side and it is beautiful, touching, emotional and wonderful. Loved it
Anna Borody
Oct 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is HOT HOT HOT! R.C Stephens did an Amazing job incorporating Corinne Michaels original series to this spin off book. I loved reading about the main Salvation guys and how they had a hand in Bennett and Avery's journey. I read this within 1 day and that says alot because ive been in a rut when it comes to reading. Congratulations on a well written book that is worth a read. ...more
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R.C. Stephens is a top 100 Amazon bestselling author. She has written ten romance novels and plans to continue to write many more.

When she isn't in her writing cave she is raising three lovely children with her adoring husband.

Her books are filled with humor, heartbreak, emotion and true love.

Born and raised in Toronto, she loves the winter, but Spring and Fall are her favorite seasons.

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