Sweet Sacrifice

L.D. Rose
Sweet Sacrifice

Soul Mate Publishing
Release Date
September 2017
Fantasy Romance, Paranormal Romance

Former Navy SEAL Sebastian "Bash" Lockard died in Afghanistan after leaping on a grenade to save his comrades. Little did he know his act of heroism would grant him a ticket into Heaven's elite army as one of the few and powerful Archangels. Struggling with his new existence, Bash still retains his human memories, leaving behind a wife he loves with all of his heart. Although he's forbidden to see her, he can't resist her lure, or the mortal desires he harbors for her.

As a young widow and nurse, Irene Lockard still mourns her husband two years after his untimely death. His absence is everywhere, and when her best friend weds, she hits an emotional rock bottom. As if summoned from the skies above, Sebastian appears before her, and they share an unforgettable night. But when he once again vanishes, she wonders if she's truly gone mad with grief.

The only way Sebastian can remain with Irene is if he makes the ultimate sacrifice. But will she overcome her fear of losing him again to another war?

Book Review by Robin Leigh Morgan (author,reviewer)
Mar 30, 2018
91 people found the following review helpful

I'd received a MOBI.file copy of this book from the author as a giveaway during week 2 of this year's The Romance Reviews Anniversary Party and the following is my honest opinion.

Finding a romance, a romance which is a HEA which every woman desires to achieve in the area of love. Irene Lockard is the woman in this delightfully written emotional paranormal novel, and Navy SEAL Sebastian "Bash" Lockard is her soulmate.

Being the committed soldier, he is, Bash didn't hesitate one iota to save his buddies on the Afghanistan battlefield they were fighting on, by covering a grenade with his own body. Naturally, this made him a hero in everyone's eyes, including the eyes of the Archangel Michael, who decided to make Bash one of his own, an Angel Warrior.
But, this honor came with a price, for Bash had to give up Irene, his soulmate for eternity.

Fate, has a way of stepping in, either to create happiness or havoc, and even though Bash is an angel now, didn't mean he couldn't be affected by it. Being obedient Bash had no problem in following the rules he'd been given, that I until fate brought him face to face with his former wife, Irene, who he unquestionably still loves, one night.
And with a love like this, there's no way he couldn't refuse her attraction, nor the human cravings he still has for her to be in his arms.

For Irene, this night, although extremely memorable, once he disappears; leaves her wondering if it had all been a dream. Even though Bash has been a valuable member of heaven's army here on earth, keeping all us mortals safe; he's transgressed against the rules, and must paid the consequences of his actions for his moment of weakness to be in Irene's arms once again.

What will this price be? Will he be allowed to return to earth as a human? If he does return, will it create a morbid fear for Irene about losing him again if he goes back to being a soldier.

With this story of making a sacrifice for love, I couldn't help but listen to Shirley Bassey sing "What I Did for Love" in my mind:

Kiss the day goodbye
The sweetness and the sorrow
We did what we had to do
And I can't regret what I did for love
What I did for love

Look my eyes are dry
The dream was ours to borrow
It's as if we always knew
But I won't forget what I did for love
What I did for love

Gone, love is never gone
As we travel on, love's what we'll remember

Kiss the day goodbye
And point me toward tomorrow
Wish me luck, the same to you
Won't regret, can't forget what I did for love
What I did for love
What I did for love

For having given me and her readers, an emotional reading experience, I'm giving this book and its author, Ms. Rose, 5 STARS.
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