Navy SEAL Alphonso Manuel Esquidido “Fredo” Chavez has the heart of a lion and would do anything to protect and honor his beautiful bride, Mia. He’d fought for her love tirelessly, even after his Team buddies suggested he give up. But it was more than pride that wounded him when he discovered he could not father children. He is raising another man’s son as his own, but can never give her what she wants more than possibly anything else in the world. He has kept this a secret only unto himself and his best friend, Cooper. And he knows time is not on his side.
Mia Guzman has come a long way from wild child girlfriend of San Diego drug dealers to devoted mother and now dutiful wife of the man she now knows was always there for her, and always will be. She yearns to have a child with Fredo, to honor him with her body in every way she can, perhaps making up for the years she discounted his devotion.
Their beautiful love and marriage will be tested to the limits through twists and turns before the dramatic final outcome readers will love.
I have gotten more fan mail about Fredo than any other of my Navy SEALs. This book is for you readers, by popular request!
Genre: Romance – Military, SEAL, adventure, suspense
Stand-alone: Yes (ish) Reading the novella Fredo’s Secret prior to Fredo’s Dream add an extra layer
Part of a series: Yes: Part of the SEAL Brotherhood series. The characters overlap in each book and it mentions stuff in other books but not necessary to them read before Fredo’s Dream. Just gives fans an extra wink and smile.
Steam Level: Very steamy at times
POV: Mainly Fredo’s but a few sections with someone else’s
I’ve been a fan of Sharon Hamilton’s for a while and have read many (but not all) of the rest of this series. This is Fredo and Mia’s long-awaited book that fans of the SEAL Brotherhood series have been anxiously awaiting. While not necessary to have read the previous books (or even Fredo’s novella) before reading Fredo’s Dream, I recommend doing so (at least the first few books): Partly because Sharon Hamilton is a great writer and partially because they make seeing Fredo and Mia’s relationship even better.
Once I started Fredo’s Dream I had a hard time putting it down. It’s a perfect mix of romance, quiet reflection, action, and suspense. It was also cool to see the Team on a mission. As always the guys are all there (some more than others) and the mix of personalities that play well off of each other’s strengths and weaknesses. I appreciated Sharon Hamilton’s non-villainization and equal treatment of…that has been targeted with racism and hatred. It was a good reminder that not everyone shares the same zealousness that is often portrayed in the media, which Hamilton also explores some as well. These aspects add a depth to the book that the reader can choose to reflect upon or glance over depending on how deep you want to go with these issues. This was an excellent book with something for everybody. The ending was perfect and I literally “yay”ed out loud at it (I know I’m a nerd lol).
I received an Advanced Copy of this book for free from the author. I am voluntarily giving an honest review.
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