Dog Heart

Short Story in SEAL of My Dreams Anthology

By Barbara Samuel

Bell Bridge Books - 2011

Contemporary Romance

Jessie had never wanted to see Marcus Stone again, but he'd called with the only reason she would agree. Staff Sergeant Thor. A German shepherd who had been injured in the same battle where his handler had died. Thor was suffering from PTSD, and Marcus had asked her to help work with Thor.

Marcus had never stopped loving Jess. The pain of seeing her was no greater than the pain of their separation. But she had given him an ultimatum. Military or her. He couldn't not be a SEAL, but losing her was an injury he would never completely heal from.

Dog Heart is one of the best short romances I've ever read. There is so much pain between each of these individuals. Jess and Marcus love one another, but Jess felt betrayed that he had become a SEAL. Marcus had needed to serve, and still ached that Jess couldn't accept him doing that. Then there was poor Thor. Luckily, he had Marcus dedicated to doing his best to heal him, emotionally and physically. And it is only together that they can all become whole.

SEAL of My Dreams Anthology includes: Coming Home by Jami Alden, Baby, I'm Back by Stephanie Bond, SEALed Fates by Kylie Brant, Going Dark by Helen Brenna, Finding Home by HelenKay Dimon, SEALed With a Kiss by Cindy Gerard, Panama Jack by Tara Janzen, Wrapped and SEALed by Leslie Kelly, Worth the Risk by Elle Kennedy, Twenty-One Hours by Alison Kent, Not Waving But Drowning by Jo Leigh, Her Secret Pirate by Gennita Low, SEALed by Fate by Marliss Melton, Signed, SEALed, Delivered...I'm Yours by Christine Ridgway, Dog Heart by Barbara Samuel, Whirlwind by Roxanne St. Claire, Holding On by Stephanie Tyler, Letters to Ellie by Loreth Anne White

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