Author: Anne Elizabeth

Way of the Warrior Anthology

Way of the Warrior AnthologyWay of the Warrior by Suzanne Brockmann, Julie Ann Walker, Catherine Mann, Tina Wainscott, Anne Elizabeth, M.L. Buchman, Kate SeRine, Lea Griffith
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on May 5th 2015
Pages: 473
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EIGHT PASSIONATE LOVE STORIES ABOUT AMAZING MILITARY HEROES BY BESTSELLING AUTHORS:Suzanne Brockmann, Julie Ann Walker, Catherine Mann, Tina Wainscott, Anne Elizabeth, M.L. Buchman, Kate SeRine, Lea Griffith

To honor and empower those who've served, all author and publisher proceeds go to the Wounded Warrior Project.

The Wounded Warrior Project was founded in 2002 and provides a wide range of programs and services to veterans and service members who have survived physical or mental injury during their brave service to our nation.

Stories of varying quality make it difficult to rate this anthology higher than 3 stars. The only standouts for me were:
1. Lea Griffith’s very excellent (but so very short) War Games of the coming Endgame Ops series, and even then, I felt as though I was thrust into a movie over which I could salivate over, only to be forcibly removed from the cinema a third through it.
2. Tina Wainscott’s very poignant Beauty and the Marine where a scarred hero takes on another scarred model.


A SEAL Forever by Anne Elizabeth

A SEAL Forever by Anne ElizabethA SEAL Forever by Anne Elizabeth
Series: West Coast Navy SEALs #3
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on December 1st 2015
Pages: 320
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Special Operator Declan Smith was a dedicated U.S. Navy SEAL, a known player, and daredevil who loved pushing the limits. But on his last mission, an IED leaves him injured and angry as hell—and it changes everything.
When a loud crash disturbs his neighbor, Maura Maxwell, she assumes the sailor next door is up to his usual bad behavior. But the man she finds covered in glass is far from the cocky ladies' man she'd grown to tolerate. Lying before her is a man fighting to rediscover his place in the world—and he can't do it alone.

The blurb was good and the cover even better…the reality less so.

It’s difficult to see Declan as a standout from so many other ‘play, live and fight hard’ military men that I’ve read in these sort of books and even more difficult to like him when he continues his hookups when showing an interest in Maura. But Maura didn’t seem any more of an interesting character that I’ve been hoping for. Both Declan and Maura seemed flatly pasted together and coupled with the writing which I’d unfortunately term as rather simplistic – short sentences which don’t really make their impact, too much ‘straight’ reporting without much variety in syntax, for instance – getting invested in the book was a mountainous journey, until Declan’s injury and subsequent PTSD gave the story a little more depth and dimension. I’m not looking for purple prose, but definitely wished I could have been more engrossed and less sceptical about the story in general.