Saved by the Seal by Diana Gardin….Blog Tour Stop & Review

Title: Saved By The SEAL  (STANDALONE Battle Scars novel)
Author : Diana Gardin 
Genre: Romance 
He saved her life. She showed him how to live it . . .
When he sees a woman drowning, Grisham Abbot immediately leaps into action. The Navy SEAL forgets his training, his past, and the explosion that forever scarred his body and his mind. He can only remember what he was born to do. But saving Greta Owen is a complication Grisham is definitely not ready for. She’s stunning and gorgeouslike sunlight after months of darkness. Yep, Grisham is so, so screwed.
Greta knows that the smart thing to do would be to run from Grisham. He’s a wounded warrior, and his head is a big-time mess. The problem is that Greta wants to make him her mess. One kiss and she’s completely in over her head. And if this SEAL risked himself to save her, then she must find a way to bring him back to life . . .

My Review:

Saved by the Seal is the second book in author Diana Gardin’s Battle Scar series and can be read as a standalone although, I loved the first book in the series so I vote to read both.  I was so excited to read this newest installment and I have to say, Diana delivered again.  I loved this book.
Greta Owen and Grisham Abbot have known each other for years.  She’s also had a crush on him for just as long.   With a mutual group of friends, they always crossed paths.  But that was before Grisham left for the SEALs and a lot has happened since then.  Now fate has a plan to have their paths cross once more when Grisham, now home, comes to Greta’s rescue and saves her life after a bit of a surfing mishap.  They both soon realize they’ve been brought back into each others lives for a reason and that they really shouldn’t let it go…no matter how much baggage Grisham carries, how many emotions run high, or what danger lies ahead.
Diana Gardin is an author I always enjoy reading.  She delivers wonderful characters, steamy romance, and an interesting plot.  Grisham and Greta’s story delivers all that and more.  I loved seeing Grisham again and that he got his story.  Things were a bit precarious with him after the last book and I was worried he wouldn’t find his own happy ending.  He’s got a jerk of a father, a life altering injury to deal with, and an uncertain future.  He’s an honorable, loyal, and sexy warrior I just loved and my heart hurt for him.  Enter Greta.  She’s exactly what the doctor ordered from him.  She’s bright and funny, sweet and sassy.  She gives Grisham a bright spot to look toward in his darkness and they are wonderful as a couple.  I won’t spoil anything but I will say Diana wrote a movie worthy ending for these two!
The other layer to this story I really enjoyed is the drama surrounding a possible stalker Greta is dealing with.  That added element of suspense was awesome and Diana did a great job at keeping us guessing until the end.  Pieces started falling into place and I had no idea it would end the way it did! 
Of course, getting to see more of the gang we were introduced to in the first book was also a treat.  I loved Dare and Berkeley and I can’t wait to see what’s up with Mea.  Hopefully her book is next!
Overall, this was a great read filled with heat, emotion, and a dab of suspense.  Thank you, Diana, for a wonderful book!


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Diana Gardin was born and raised combing the coasts of Southeastern Virginia. She is now a happy resident of South Carolina as she married into an enormous Carolina-rooted family. She loves the beach, and even more than that she loves to read while sitting on the beach.
While writing was always a passion of Diana’s, she enrolled in college to become an elementary-school teacher. After eight years of teaching in both Virginia and South Carolina, she decided to stay at home with her first child. This decision is what opened her eyes to the fact that she still very much loved to write, and her first novel was born. Diana is the author of several works of New Adult Romance, including The Ashes Series, The Nelson Island Series, and the Battle Scars Series.

Tweet me: @DianalynnGardin


  1. kathy valentine says:

    love this cover cant wait to read! great review jilly!

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