A SEAL Never Quits by Holly Castillo

Posted July 25, 2019 in review Tags: ,

A SEAL Never Quits by Holly CastilloA SEAL Never Quits by Holly Castillo
Pages: 352

Genres: Romantic Suspense
Setting: Texas
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Amazon iBooks

First in a thrilling romantic suspense series featuring a band of do-or-die Navy SEALs in Texas

A SEAL is ready for anything...except losing his heart...

Lieutenant Amador "Stryker" Salas and his tight-knit Navy SEAL team are undercover on a Texas ranch and tasked with covert ops across the border. It's an assignment that requires all their skills, all their secrets, and all their know-how.

Anya Gutierrez, the local veterinarian, has been serving the ranch for years. She loves the animals and ranching life, and Stryker finds her a breath of fresh air in his otherwise rigidly disciplined existence.

When Anya gets caught in the crosshairs of a mission gone sideways, Stryker must tell her the truth about who he really is, risking everything to keep her out of harm's way, even if it destroys him...

Some times you read a book that just doesn’t work for you. A SEAL Never Quits was that book for me. I made it 25% in before I threw in the towel. Here are a few reasons why this didn’t work for me:

  1.   The hero and heroine were totally flat. They felt so static to me I couldn’t get into their story at all.
  2.   The plot is….well, its a bit of a stretch even for me and I read PNR. So this group of SEALs go undercover on a cattle ranch in Texas to figure out what a cartel might or might not be doing. They stick out like sore thumbs and someone is snooping around by the 20% mark because its so obvious.

Maybe it makes more sense later on? I just couldn’t stick with it any more. And I love books about military heroes. And the heroine was a veterinarian which is super awesome. Finally, this is a new to me author; maybe I need to try some of her other stuff?


  •   POV: 3rd
  •   Tears: no
  •   Trope: secret identity, military

About Holly Castillo

Holly grew up spending many lazy summer days racing her horses bareback in the Texas sun. But whenever Holly wasn't riding her horses or competing in horse shows, she was found with pen and paper in hand, writing out romantic love stories about Texas Heroes.

Today, Holly lives in a small community just south of San Antonio, with her husband and two children. On the family's ranch, surrounded by cattle during the day and hearing the howl of coyotes by night, Holly has endless inspiration for her writing. Her Texas Legacy series follows the adventures of a family during the Texas Revolution and subsequent years, and her new Romantic Suspense Series, Texas Navy SEALs, launches in July, 2019.

How do you decide when to quit a book?

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3 responses to “A SEAL Never Quits by Holly Castillo

  1. Great review. sorry this one didn’t work out, but hopeful the next read will be better.
    I give a book 25%- 30% before throw’n in the towel. It could be sooner if things really aren’t working out, but that’s a good spot to know if it’s going to work.

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