LEO: A BEAUTY AND THE BEAST – INSPIRED NAVY SEAL ROMANCE
Rating: 4 Cups
Leo has segregated himself from society because his scares make people point and stare. His wounds are both on the inside and outside, and he feels he is better off alone. His plan goes sideways when his mother interferes and hires someone to take care of him during his holiday.
Rosanna would rather be anywhere away from her wicked stepmom and awful stepsisters, so she takes a job to care for a wounded veteran during the holidays. When she arrives, she expects a little resistance but not the beast of a man who answers the door.
Leo needs to stop living in the past and Rosanne needs to move past her pain and move towards her future. Over time Leo discovers he needs Rosanne and she in turn begins to see the man on the inside. Can these two admit how they feel, or will their love become a holiday romance because they are too stubborn to divulge how they really feel?
Leo is a sweet romance which offers hope to someone needing to move past the scares and begin to live again. I absolutely love military romances that celebrate the heroism while depicting the reality of coming home when teammates were not so lucky. The pain mixed with the holiday joy is superbly contrasted and shows the pains of love and loss and how hard moving on can be. The writing is if Ms. Carlisle is delightful, and her story of Leo and Rosanne is an excellent holiday romance read.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More