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    Raw and Beautiful

    I was very excited to read this new book by Ms. Hansen. I devoured her Resilient Series and know the caliber of her writing skills. I have not read any books by her that weren't strictly mm so I was unsure what to expect at first. I was so drawn into these characters.and yes there was a gay couple that had a prominent part of this book. I have not read her first Warrior novel story that featured Matt and Shane but it did not keep me from understanding the story line. I must confess after reading about Shane and Matt I purchased her Loving a Warrior book featuring the two headstrong Navy Seals. I mention Shane and Matt as being important because the two couples featured in this riveting story develop a strong and meaningful friendship and become a crucial part of each others lives. The story Keeping a Warrior revolves around Rhys an air force medic that deploys with the Seals. Devon is a cultural support team member which is crucial when dealing with the cultural imbalance in Afghanistan. Women are treated horribly there and with Devon being a liaison, the military can work easier with the locals. Don't let her title fool you. Devon is one strong lady that trains as hard as the Seals, Rhys met Devon several years ago and had nothing but admiration for her grit and strength. They are now back together in Afghanistan dealing with the people and the horrific conditions they live in. Devon is battling her own personal demons and once again I tip my hat to Ms.Hansen. She writes about such devastating topics and appears to have a vast knowledge on trauma and the lasting affects that can cause people to live in agony. Somehow even with these serious topics she allows her characters to find hope and grow past their fears. The authors writing is believable and if you are looking for a fluff story full of made up angst these realistic love stories (remember Matt and Shane) will definitely shock your system, but trust me in a good way. I am so looking forward to the next book in her Warrior series. Thank you Ms. Hansen for a memorable read.
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    Keeping a Warrior

    Keeping a Warrior is the second installment from Melanie Hansen’s series, Loving a Warrior. It is, also, the first book I have read by this author. I thought it was a good read. I enjoyed the perfect chemistry between the two main characters, Rhys and Devon. I, especially, felt a connection to Devon. I could not imagine what she had endured in her past life. I am giving Keeping a Warrior three and a half stars. I received this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.
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    stunning follow up!

    Independent reviewer for Archaeolibrarian, I was gifted my copy of this book. This is book 2 in the Loving a Warrior series, but you don’t NEED to have read book one, Loving a Warrior, for this to make sense. But personally, I would recommend you do. Cos I loved that book, and Matt and Shane play a huge part here. Devon is trailing a path through a man’s world, a path she will not be veered from. But meeting Rhys, and how she connects with him on a very primal level, scares her a bit. When Devon’s full history comes clear, and Rhys’ too, their relationship takes the next step. Temporary, but NOT casual, right? I loved this book, but equally I struggled with it. I shall attempt to voice why! At times, I wanted to slap Rhys, I really did! He KNEW he was stringing his ex along, deep down he knew it, but he did nothing to stop it. He answered her calls, her messages, her crying down the phone, and pulled the string along a bit more. He KNEW he had to let her go. But then Devon comes into his life again. They met some 4 years before during an op. And here they are, working together again. And he doesn’t shut Lani down IMMEDIATELY! And I wanted to slap him some more. He DOES care for Devon, right from the start though, and that makes him really question what he had been doing. Devon’s trauma doesn’t come clear immediately, it kinda creeps out along the way. And it’s shocking, the level of betrayal she suffered, and it appears MANY women in the armed forces suffer. And I think this is what I found most difficult to deal with. How high up the food chain the covering up goes. Oh, no, this bit, THIS is what I struggled with the most! Matt and Shane play a HUGE part here. Granted, they spend most of the book either fighting or ignoring each other, trying to find what they really feel for each other but failing miserably. Matt, apparently, said something to Shane. WHAT was said was never explained, and I’ve been trying to recall if this happened in their book, but short of going back to reread (I don’t, nor do I have the time!) I will never know, and I wanted to! I loved the way Hanssen melds Loving a Warrior into Keeping a Warrior, not just because of Shane and Matt’s part here, but because of that other thing, the thing that I did NOT see coming! Had I read the two books back to back, I might have picked it up way WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY right back at the beginning of the book, but I didn’t, and I was blown away by that little revelation! Both Devon and Rhys have a say, in the third person. I did not see any spelling or editing to spoil my reading, and I read this book in one sitting, not an easy or short read, but I could NOT put it down! Who is next? I dunno. Are there more in this series? I hope so! Oh please tell me there will be! It would be great if Matt, Shane, Devon and Rhys all take part too! Ms Hansen has 9 books (according to Goodreads) and now I’ve read 3. 3 very different, but still amazing books. I want to read the rest of them. I want to start at the beginning and work my way through. I want to follow the path of this author, cos she is on my hit list now!! 5 stars
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    A great story featuring a strong heroine

    Not going to lie, I signed up to review this title without reading the blurb for two reasons- I grab everything the author releases and I assumed it was the continuing story of Matt and Shane from the first book of the series. When I realized Keeping a Warrior featured a new couple, I’ll admit I wasn’t initially as enticed...but then it’s this author and I had no doubt she’d deliver a great story. In the end, I got the best of both- new characters and a story that addressed an important topic in today’s military while delivering a good romance, as well as significant updates about Matt and Shane over the course of the book. I loved the pairing of Rhys and Devon, and liked how many of the “typical” relationship norms didn’t apply for these two. I also loved how much quiet strength they lent each other. Keeping a Warrior was definitely a love story vs a lust story and I appreciated the slow build of friendship and trust between Devon and Rhys. Though this wasn’t a romance that left me swooning, it was impossible to miss the deep connection the couple shared, not to mention their chemistry in the bedroom. Per usual with Miss Hansen, it was the characters’ stories in Keeping a Warrior that won me over. One thing I love about this author is her accurate portrayal of life and life’s hardships- especially within the military. That honesty meant Devon’s story was as heartbreaking to read as it was uplifting when she battled back and wrote herself a new story. Though not quite as in depth as the BUD/S training chronicled in Loving a Warrior, there are a lot of military specific scenarios depicted in Keeping a Warrior which lend insight and authenticity. In other words, if you want a fantastical, sugar-coated military romance, this may not fit the bill. However, if you like seeing strong, tenacious heroines who rise above adversity and are their own champions, then I’d definitely recommend Keeping a Warrior. *eARC received via Netgalley. Reviewed for Alpha Book Club*
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