Review: Faith by Andi Jaxon & AJ Alexander
I'm not ready, y'all. This can't be the end. Can I throw myself on the ground like my 15 month old son and flail my arms around to get these two amazing authors to write me more Seal'ed stories? No? Worth a shot. If you're just now hearing about the Seal'ed series by Andi and AJ, you need to get started with the series RIGHT THIS SECOND. Book one is called Honor and you need it in your life immediately. For those of you who have read the previous 4 installments along with me, I'm sure you're in denial too. But here it is. The 5th and final book. Justin and Becca's story. And it's absolutely breathtaking.
Story Line: Justin joined the Navy to basically make his daddy proud - to learn how to be a man and all that macho stuff. And now that his life revolves around that life, he's realizing he wants more than just a career. His fellow SEAL's have found their happily ever afters and the reality of his loneliness has become impossible to ignore. Becca is a single mom who lost her husband who was active military at the time. She experienced every military wife's worst nightmare come to life. The dreaded knock on the door. God, this scene gutted me. I cannot imagine the pain Becca experienced. And she had to keep her head on straight because she was pregnant with their daughter. So. Many. Feels.
Oh right, you're wondering how their stories intertwine. Well, Becca decides to join her coworkers and write a letter to an active military person. Who does that letter end up going to? Justin. So, their love story starts from afar. And honestly, I didn't know how I would feel about this, but OMG there's something to be said about love letters. The way Justin and Becca's feelings developed so organically through their words was captivating. I hung on to their every word and fell in love right along side them.
Interaction: Since so much of Becca and Justin's relationship is through their written words, that's how much of their interaction is done. The words - written, typed and spoken are flawless in every way. Even from the very first letter, the affection and respect for one another was felt deep in my heart. And then as the letters progressed and continued, their lust and desire blossomed into something so beautiful. But my favorite interaction of all? Justin and Olivia (Becca's daughter). There is seriously something so sexy about a guy who is good with kids. And Justin? He is freaking adorable with her. I swooned HARD for him every time he interacted with or did something for the sweet little girl.
Laundry: So, you're probably wondering how this book had naughty goodness if the relationship begins through love letters. Oh, honey. The A team has got your back. Justin and Becca both have some seriously spicy scenes that will leave your finger tips buzzing. Seriously, there's a particular scene especially that left me fanning myself. It was THAT hot. And a relationship that starts off like their does, there's going to be a whole lot of sexual tension that needs to be burned off. And oh mama, does it ever.
Depth: There's so much more to each Seal'ed book than a love story. With Justin it's finding a place to call home outside of the Navy. And for Becca it's learning to open herself up to the possibility of love for a second time in her life. The way they met and fell in love is non-traditional but I think that's what makes their story so incredible. Because against all odds, they found each other. And not only did they fall in love with each other, but they formed a family with Olivia.
My second favorite part of Faith? All of the previous characters from the series. I don't think I'll ever get enough of Avery. Seriously. She's so snarky and sassy and everything I want to be when I grow up. And Becca handles her with such grace. I love it. Who am I kidding? I love all of these characters so freaking much. Each leading lady is perfectly flawed and flawlessly written. And their men? Everything I ever wanted. These couples are unlike any you've ever read before, and that uniqueness alone is enough to set them above the rest. But don't take my word for it. READ THIS SERIES. You will ADORE them just as much as me.
Oh, and that epilogue? SO. MANY. HAPPY. TEARS. The BEST epilogue I've ever read. Hands down.