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Review: Beyond the Limit by Cindy Dees

June 25th, 2019 by Debbie's World of Books

Source: Netgalley

Publication date: June 25, 2019

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

Rating: ★★★☆☆

About the book

Skylar Tate, former Miss Congeniality, is a media officer for the Navy, but she itches to get on the field—and she can prove she has what it takes. But convincing others that she can become one of the first ever female Navy SEALs? That might be tougher than the agonizingly brutal training.

Griffin Caldwell and his teammates in his Navy SEAL platoon, the Reapers, are tasked to secretly train women candidates to become the first female SEALs. But when he meets Skylar Tate, it’s friction—and lust—at first sight. Griffin can’t believe the former pageant queen has what it takes, and Skylar can’t believe his arrogance. But when one deadly mission goes wrong, it’s up to Skylar and Griffin and their unprecedented bond to save the day.

My Thoughts

This book took me a long time to get into it. I have to admit if I hadn’t received it for review I probably would have set it aside. Despite the storyline being about how a woman being capable of becoming a Navy SEAL a good portion of the beginning of the book focused on how hot both the hero and heroine found each other. It fed into all the stereotypes of why women shouldn’t be in the military. Couldn’t they at least wait until they got to know each other before wanting to rub up against each other?!

Once we finally get to know Skylar and Griffin beyond the fact that they’re both hot I actually came to enjoy both characters. I came to admire that Skylar was able to hold her own and that Griffin honestly came to respect her and the other Valkyries abilities. Once Skylar finally makes it to BUDs training I felt the story finally picks up and I enjoyed it much more. So if you can past the first 1/4 of the book the rest is enjoyable.

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