Honestly, I have never read a romance novel where the heroine was in the armed forces. But when I was asked by the publisher to take a look at this book I was excited to read something a bit different. I am glad I did. The author is a Navy veteran, which evident as the book is impeccably researched and Ashby gives the reader insight into the ins and outs of working on a naval vessel, which I found very interesting. The characters are well-developed and it delivers us a strong female hero who is self-sufficient yet, is tender enough to desire romance. The storyline was intriguing and there were some twists and turns that I didn't expect. All in all it was an entertaining read.