Ellie Mae Griggs-Heart is trying to escape, trying to find a place where she can finally be 'home'. She can't seem to shake her physically and emotionally abusive, soon to be ex-husband, Jake Heart. Refusing to take hand outs from her cousin Rhea Payne and her husband, former Navy SEAL Chad, Ellie has to moonlight at a job most would consider taboo to make ends meet. She lives day to day with the pain of a choice she made to try and be free of Jake.
Navy SEAL sniper and notorious play-boy, Bobby Timmons, has never been the type to be tied down by a woman, filtering through them like it was his job. Ellie is different. She strikes a different chord and makes Bobby think twice about treating her like the other women in his past. He hates that she feels trapped by her ex, but as a SEAL his life is unpredictable and he is shipped off just as he's getting to know her.
When tragedy and mistakes fill both of their lives, can they lean on each other for support? Or will their pasts destroy everything they could have had?
Review by Brittany
I know I start almost every single review I write off like this, but WOW. Holy CRAP! You know it’s an amazing book when you are literally shaking and screaming at the book.
Ellie Mae, Rhea’s cousin, has moved to Wakefield to be closer to her family, and also to be further away from her soon-to-be ex-husband. While spending more and more time with Rhea and her friends, Ellie becomes increasingly close with Bobby Timmons, a Navy SEAL on the same team that Chad was on.
While Ellie and Bobby’s romance blossoms, Jake, Ellie’s abusive ex, is out for revenge. He will stop at nothing to get her back and make her life a living hell.
Theresa, my god, woman. You’re freaking killing me. Let me just say right now, if you cannot stand cliffhangers, you need to wait until book four comes out. Holy mother of cliffhangers. I am dying right now. I will be dead until the next one is set to be published.
Here’s how the Wakefield Romance series works. The first two, Two Weeks with a SEAL and Coming Home, are all about Rhea and Chad. The third one, I Never Asked You to Save Me, is about Ellie and Bobby, who will also be the stars of the fourth novel. I believe that the first two could be read as standalones, and so could the third and fourth.
If you do read this, and you make it to the end, here’s a tip… scroll past all the author connection information. There’s a little surprise back there. Yeah, Theresa told me about it herself, before I started screaming at her.
Five stars for Theresa and I Never Asked You to Save Me. Not just for the fabulous story line, but the amazing characters and the subject that she writes about. Another thing, she donates the profits that she makes from selling her books to many different military charities. HOORAH!
As I said, the ending left me shaking and screaming, but that’s what makes a book good. When you feel that rush of emotion… you know that you’ve been hooked. I’ve been in it from the beginning, with Chad and Rhea. Theresa knows how to write and get those feelings to come across to the readers. I can feel the love between Bobby and Ellie, and I know you will be able to as well.
One thing that amazes me while I read each of her books, is the amazing description and details she is able to give. She knows a lot about what happens during the SEAL’s expeditions and how each of them feels about what they’ve done. She’s done a lot of research, and it helps that she knows many people who are in different branches of the military.
I absolutely love the characters. I got a bit more of Rhea, Chad, and little Charlie. Chad and Charlie’s interaction is heartwarming. So cute! I also love Ellie and Bobby. I loved watching their relationship grow. I want nothing but the absolute best for them.
Phew, I am still trying to get over the adrenaline rush that I got from the ending. Like I said, if you can handle a cliffhanger like the one I’m describing, then by all means, go ahead. But be prepared… you might just grow a bit of dislike for Theresa.
Five stars for another fantastic Wakefield Romance novel, and a fantastic military romance. HOORAH!
About Theresa Marguerite Hewitt
I'm a small town girl<originally from Madison, NY> stuck in the south side of Buffalo for now. Even though I know my writing is not perfect, I hold my head high knowing that I am one in a million and that I have had the guts to put my stuff out there for people to read. I have learned and am learning every day that I can not, and maybe don't want to be, everyone's cup of tea.