Review: Marrying the Marine: The Brides of Hilton Head Island by Sabrina Sims McAfee

marryingReviewed by Shelly

This is a new to me author and I chose this story because the blurb had one thing – marines – and I was an absolute goner. Then the cherry on top was when I found out that this is book 1 in a series. I was just tickled pink to start at the beginning. After serving overseas, Braylon Wexler has returned home as a criminal investigator for the Marines. Braylon’s also from a relatively wealthy family and was raised by his grand parents; it’s their home he returns to. Sandella Summers is the caretaker for Braylon’s uncle, Royce, who has Down’s syndrome. I enjoy a good story and the premise of this was good.

There’s so much about this story that I wanted to like, but I didn’t like any of it. Once I started reading I couldn’t believe the juvenile quality of the dialogue, but I kept reading because I truly hoped it was an editing issue and that the story itself would not only improve but I hoped for improvement in the quality of the dialogue. Neither happened. I so wanted to stop reading but it was like a train wreck, I couldn’t not look. [Read more…]