By: Ava Armstrong
When Lieutenant Ben Keegan leaves the Navy after a decade of training and service as a SEAL, he’s depressed, suffering from post-traumatic stress and sleep problems. Leaving the Navy is the most painful event in his life, and he isolates himself to plan a future as a private government contactor—code for black-op. When he shows up on the campus of a university in Maine, he meets the captivating Lara Reagan O’Connell. Ben is drawn to her, and for the first time in his life he experiences real love. Finishing her master’s degree in architectural restoration, Lara meets the handsome former Navy SEAL on campus when he shows up as a part time professor. She is twenty-four years old and beautiful, but terrified of the strong feelings Lieutenant Ben Keegan stirs in her. Several other potential suitors attempt to capture her time, but it’s Ben that she respects and admires. But, there’s one big problem: he is legally married and has a young son. This is a love story – between a man and a woman, but it’s also a story about the love of country. A romance and a thriller, the story is filled with suspense and some unexpected turns.