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SEALed Forever

(SEALed #4)

3.70  ·  Rating details ·  501 ratings  ·  38 reviews
Even a hero's heart can break...

He's got a living, breathing dilemma...

In the midst of running an undercover CIA mission, Navy SEAL Lt. Garth Vale finds an abandoned baby, and his superiors sure don't want to know about it. The only person who can help him is the beautiful new doctor in town, but she's got another surprise for him...

She's got a a price...

Paperback, 373 pages
Published May 1st 2011 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Apr 06, 2011 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of the series who won't mind the lack of a hot romance or suspense
Sadly, I was disappointed with this book. Having enjoyed the previous books in the series (SEALed with a Kiss, SEALed with a Promise, SEALed with a Ring), I was really looking forward to this one. But unfortunately, despite a few good moments, it never fully captured me. That makes me sad, because I think MMD is a good writer with an eloquent style, but there was just not enough happening in this book. The plot wasn't all that suspenseful, the romance was a bit ho-hum and not entirely believable ...more
May 08, 2011 rated it it was ok
SEALed Forever was a complete miss for me, having enjoyed her other books I expected better but was disappointed. It was a drag for me to finish the book since I didn't really like the characters and the way they talked and their internal monologues didn't work for me.
Garth is a SEAL, he was the commanding officer on a mission in Afghanistan which didn't go as expected and since then his career seems to be going now-where, he slowly comes to the realization that his team was supposed to die and
Jenn Scranton
Nov 14, 2012 rated it liked it
It was cute. I can honestly say, it is not at all what I expected. Seems I have been getting that a lot lately... Really a 2.5

This was one of those stories where you saw a big tough SEAL turn into mush over a baby. It is just what every woman wants to read. Something in our biological minds longs to see a brutish tough male be so calm and serene with a child.

Add a woman into the mix, and BAM! You have SEALed Forever. Nothing complicated. Just simple. Just easy. Cute. But, you know what brought
Sandy M
Jun 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed reading Mary Margret Daughtridge’s SEALs since I read SEALed with Promise, my first book of hers. Her stories flow seamlessly, her characters are always, of course, upstanding and charming (we are talking SEALs here!), and what captures me the most is the emotion she hits you with in her stories. So you can imagine my surprise, though I still had a good time with this book, it lacks the same punch of emotion as the previous editions in this series.

I’m really surprised at
Kelly Moran
May 02, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: my-reviews
Author Mary Margret Daughtridge is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, with a BA in speech communication and an M.Ed. in speech pathology and audiology. Her alter ego, MM Holloman, is a landscape artist with her paintings displayed in corporate and private collections. Other titles in this series include: SEALed With a Kiss, SEALed With a Promise, and SEALed With a Ring. Mary resides in North Carolina where she was born and raised.

Fourth installment in the SEALed series:
Apr 27, 2011 rated it liked it
Sealed Forever by Mary Margaret Daughtridge
Contemporary Romance -May 1st, 2011
3 stars

Sealed Forever is a slower read where two seemingly unlikely main characters find love and the unexpected.

While Navy SEAL Lt. Garth Vale recovered from a `failed' mission, he took another job working with the CIA. But after a routine plane flight he finds a mysterious package that contains a baby girl! Suspecting that there is foul play, he decides to hide her and pretends he is the father. But the child is il
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Jul 29, 2011 rated it really liked it
There's the U. S. Navy, and then there are the Navy SEALs. While they are all a part of the greater whole, no one will ever disagree with the perception that a SEAL is a very different animal in the military spectrum. Their training is unique and their duty assignments are very special--most often the kinds of assignments which would, if you knew about them, result in your death. Such is the hero of this story: a man who has been pulled back from his own death by his concern for a fallen comrade ...more
Jan 27, 2011 rated it it was ok
I don't know what to make of SEALed Forever. I haven't read the previous books in the series but figured that the story wouldn't be difficult to follow. SEALed Forever starts with Garth experiencing a near-death experience. Fast forward a year later and he's a groomsmen for his friend's, Davy, wedding. He meets Bronwyn who is the bride's best friend. Apparently that encounter didn't leave an impression on either one of them.

Garth is working at a small airstrip in North Carolina when he finds a b
Jacqueline J
This book might seem as if it should be a romantic suspense, but it isn't. Even though the hero is a SEAL, the story is a relationship story. This series of books have SEALs in them but they are not action books. Generally I'm okay with that in this series but the relationship here wasn't strong enough to carry the book without more action.

It started strong. The first bit of the book was great. It was a scene where the hero, Garth, was in Afghanistan and injured in action. The supernatural stuff
Aug 08, 2011 rated it liked it
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SEALed forever is the story of Garth, a Navy SEAL and Bronwyn, a young doctor. Garth, while on an undercover mission, finds an abandoned baby. He doesn't know what do to with her, except he knows he has to keep it. But the baby isn't right, and the only doctor near is Bronwyn Whitescarver.

Bronwyn is still dealing with her boyfriend's death when Garth comes to her new house asking for her medical advice. She knows something is off with his story about the baby, but decides t
Jun 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
4.5 out of 5. This is the fourth novel in Ms Daughtridge's first series, yet it reads like the work of a much more experienced author. Well-defined characters that come alive, whose personalities make each one memorable and easily followed throughout the story, a plot that is a very nice balance between romance, suspense and special ops mystery, just a little of the ESP kind of stuff mixed in with possible ghosts in the old house the heroine has moved into, and a really nice love story blended w ...more
This is the 4th of Ms Daughtridge's Sealed... books. In some ways I liked it better and in other ways I didn't. Overall a very good read, with visits from Lon, Do-Lord (bk #2), Davy & JJ (bk #3). As with her other 3 books, Ms D writes beautifully. There aren't as many $10 words (those that require a dictionary) but there's plenty of writing like:
"If I command her to do what she wants to do anyway, it helps us both maintain the illusion that she's obedient." (Bronwyn speaking about her dog,
Nov 18, 2015 rated it liked it
This wasn't bad. While this was a bit of a wrap everything up book there seemed to be plenty of loose ends for another installment in the series. "Bronny" (gack, sounds like a My Little Pony) situation was a bit contrived. The deal to get her to practice medicine in the hinterlands didn't seem good enough considering who her sponsors were. The paranormal stuff was just weird - I didn't have a problem with her being able to heal with touch as much as the "young woman with angst causes poltergeist ...more
Feb 22, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: own, arc-own
This one was a slow starter for me. It was very difficult for me to get into the story. I have not read any of the previous books in this series, so I’m not sure if that had anything to do with it.

Bronwyn is a doctor who meets SEAL Garth at her best friend JJ's wedding to fellow SEAL Davy. The two barely even noticed or acknowledge other, but some time later they meet again.

Garth finds a baby, and in need of a medical opinion he goes to the town doctor who turns out to be Bronwyn. Upon seeing h
Amy Jacobs
Jun 03, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: books-i-own
After reading previous books by this author, I was a little excited to jump into her story telling of romance. While the book was nice, it wasn't a great read for me.

While the characters were detailed nicely and the author tried to make us love them, they each fell a little flat for me. It seems the series started out great, but by the time you get to this book it is too predictable and boring. I honestly had to force myself to finish the book just so I could read the ending that I knew was com
Tory Michaels
May 29, 2012 rated it liked it
My main beef throughout most of the book was Garth's single-minded intention that Bronwyn would be the one to give up everything and move willy-nilly. Every move he made was aimed at obtaining that goal, and for some reason that really annoyed me. It was all about him - yes, he loved her, but she needed to be willing to uproot multiple times just for HIS career. No thought really about her career (other than like a good military wife she'd be content to stay at lower rungs on the career ladder). ...more
Jul 23, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Having liked the free Kindle download SEALed with a Kiss by the same author, I decided to buy this book when it dropped to $.99 and expected to like it as much. I didn't. It was still a good read; I just didn't like it as much. It moved more slowly, and the "woo-woo" (slightly paranormal) stuff seemed out of place, given that there wasn't any in the first book. The first book was so realistically done for me that the extrasensory perception elements in this book wobbled my suspension of disbelie ...more
May 29, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
Usually when I start reading a series, I want to see the entire thing through. That is why I downloaded and read this book. By the 4th book in the series, there's a predictable (and slightly mind numbing) pattern of mostly perfect people falling in love within minutes of meeting, or at least one of them is in love. This book lack much of the passion of the earlier books, but had some supernatural elements that kept me interested.
Dec 27, 2011 rated it it was ok
Sorry, not a fan.
On paper, this romance seemed to have all the right stuff (SEALs, romance and an abandoned baby- sounds good to me!), but the author also added a manipuative hero, government conspiracies, some armed forces history & information, shared near-death experiences, psychic abilities and more. Now, I love a good paranormal romance, but the plot elements in this story just didn't gel- not even the basic romantic relationship felt authentic. I wish I had given this one a pass.
May 19, 2011 rated it it was ok
I was generous with the 2 stars...I'd really give it 1 1/2 stars if I could. I really enjoyed the 1st book, the 2nd & 3rd were okay...4th not so great. But once I start a series I feel like I have to finish it regardless of whether or not I'm enjoying it...which explains why I hardly ever buy a book in a series.
Jun 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
Mary-Margret Daughtridge usually has more drama, suspense and tension in her "Seal" books. This one just didn't seem to go in that direction. Don't get me wrong. It's still a great read with two very in-depth characters. I hope she gets back to the nitty gritty of Seal Team work and keeps the action at full impact. She still knows how to write a hot steamy sex scene.
Nov 14, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: paperback
Low key, yet engaging. There is very little on scene danger although there is plenty of mystery and intrigue. The ending is drawn out and flat. I've gotten used to books having final "come to Jesus" moments and this one doesn't have that, although all the threads are tied up at the end.
Julie Alvarez
Sep 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Very good book. SEAL life sounds so deep and mysterious. I enjooyed this book.
Aug 08, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: x2011-kindle
An excellent addition to this series.
Aug 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
Haven't read anything to do with any type of military, until now. Yes it was exciting and recommend this book.
Feb 27, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2012
Did not enjoy as much as others in the series.
Oct 16, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: nook
The relationship stuff is great, the Seal stuff is kinda far fetched, the healer/death dream stuff doesn't seem to fit the characters
Jun 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
SEALed Forever review

SEALed Forever is the fourth romance in this series written by Mary Margret Daughtridge. I would love to read more about these characters.
Jun 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-during-2011
It took me awhile to get interested in this one, but once I did it was good. Still a little choppy, leaving some gaps in the story.
Oct 19, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: read-for-work
I've read worse, but that's about all I can say for this one. Luckily I got paid to read it, though even that was a tough sell.
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