Review: Stone Hard SEALs by Sabrina York

April 10, 2015 Review 1

Review: Stone Hard SEALs by Sabrina York

A Duet of Steamy SEAL romance by NYT and USA Today Bestselling author Sabrina York

Book One: Ryder
A hostage rescue mission turns Ryder “Stone” Maddox’s world on its ear when he comes face-to-face with his greatest fear: A woman he cannot resist. But he has to resist Lily Wilson. He’s vowed never to fall in love. Besides, as the daughter of a senator, she is definitely off-limits. Lily sees things differently. Irresistibly drawn to this hot, hard SEAL, she is determined to prove they belong together…and that her man does not have a heart of stone. (Originally published in the NYT and USA Today Bestselling Hot Alpha SEALs collection)

Book Two: Drake
Drake Ronan is all man—a rock hard SEAL who doesn’t need help from anyone. Doesn’t need anyone. But when he’s shot during a dangerous rescue mission, and has to rely on a beautiful nurse to survive, he realizes he has to rethink his resolution. Suddenly he can’t imagine his life without Brandy in it. It’s a damn shame she has a secret that could ruin everything.
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Title: Stone Hard SEALs
Author: Sabrina York
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Training Tess, Rising Green, Adam's Obsession, Trickery
Published by Self
Source: Author
Published: April 9, 2015
Genres: Military Romance
Pages: 216
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Purchase your copy: Visit the Author's Website

Stars: four-half-stars
Flames: three-flames

“I have not a read a story by Sabrina York that I did not like and I usually LOVED it.  This one is no exception.  I loved Stone Hard SEAL.  She has hit another home run!” 

That is how I started my review of Sabrina York’s contribution to the Hot Alpha SEALs collection last year.  This year, she is releasing it together with the follow-up story I have been waiting a year for.  Finally, Drake’s story is here, together with Ryder’s story.


This is a lovely story about a girl – Lily – wanting to find her place in the world.  She is an engaging, wide eyed, optimist who has been overprotected by her political family but wants adventure.  I adored Lily.  She is someone I want for a friend.  Where those in the book found her optimism irritating, I loved it.  Of course that may be because I tend to be optimistic myself so I could really identify with her.  The way she jumped into her adventure with both feet . . . Oh to be that young again.  I thoroughly enjoyed going on this adventure with Lily!

Let’s not forget her hunk of a tour guide – Ryder “Stone” Maddox. *sigh*  So hot!  No wonder Lily fell for him.  I love how she stood up to him and wouldn’t let him be all stoic and self-sacrificing.  These career special ops kind of guys just get so caught up in the “mission” they have to be reminded why they are on the “missions” to begin with.  Good job Lily!  You lucky girl, you!


Brandy is Lily’s best friend.  She tends to be domineering and overprotective.  Does that sound like anyone we know?  Brandy is also deliciously snarky – a Sabrina York heroine trade mark.  Of course, considering who her father is . . .

Drake is, of course, the hunky, hot, “squid” hero.  What made him stand out for me is the fact that he was even snarkier than Brandy.  I loved it!  He also had some inferiority complex when it came to Ryder.  The snark was often used to cover for that.  Made him very human.  I definitely fell in love with him.  *sigh*

This story repeats some of the beginning of the first story, so you can get away with reading them at different times.  But these boys and girls are so fun that you will want to read what happens with each.

These were very well done stories that grabbed me and held me hostage.  If you haven’t read a Sabrina York story yet, and you have a weakness for hot Navy SEALs, you really need to read this.  You will be very glad you did!

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One Response to “Review: Stone Hard SEALs by Sabrina York”

  1. sabrinayork774194022

    Thank you so much for such a lovely review and for sharing my SEALs!!