New Release / Review Breaking Boundaries (SEAL TEAM Heartbreakers #5) by Teresa J. Reasor

Corporal Callahan Crowes returns home from Afghanistan missing part of a leg and haunted by guilt over the loss of his men. He pledges to live every moment of his life to the fullest and works to build a career in the only field he knows besides being a soldier: construction. Reeling from her fiancé’s infidelity and their broken engagement, Kathleen O’Connor accepts a job far away from Boston and the suffocating pity of friends and family. She puts romance firmly behind her, and, armed with her shiny new architectural degree, launches her career with a commercial construction and design firm. Her first day on the job, she sees Cal risk his life to rescue a fellow worker, and is shocked when his act of heroism triggers an unwarranted attack on him from her supervisor. When she learns Cal may lose his job because of his leg, Kathleen urges him to use social media to fight the decision, putting her own job at risk. The public firestorm pushes Cal into the limelight in ways he least expects, but shows him a missing limb’s not the barrier to love he's believed it is. But there’s something besides business politics brewing at work, and when Kathleen’s life is threatened, she discovers there’s more to a man than two good legs—it’s the size of his heart that counts.

Corporal Callahan Crowes returns home from Afghanistan missing part of a leg and haunted by guilt over the loss of his men. He pledges to live every moment of his life to the fullest and works to build a career in the only field he knows besides being a soldier: construction.
Reeling from her fiancé’s infidelity and their broken engagement, Kathleen O’Connor accepts a job far away from Boston and the suffocating pity of friends and family. She puts romance firmly behind her, and, armed with her shiny new architectural degree, launches her career with a commercial construction and design firm.
Her first day on the job, she sees Cal risk his life to rescue a fellow worker, and is shocked when his act of heroism triggers an unwarranted attack on him from her supervisor. When she learns Cal may lose his job because of his leg, Kathleen urges him to use social media to fight the decision, putting her own job at risk.
The public firestorm pushes Cal into the limelight in ways he least expects, but shows him a missing limb’s not the barrier to love he’s believed it is. But there’s something besides business politics brewing at work, and when Kathleen’s life is threatened, she discovers there’s more to a man than two good legs—it’s the size of his heart that counts.

Breaking Boundaries by Teresa J. Reasor
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Even though this is part of the SEAL Team Heartbreakers series it felt different from the other books as Callahan Crowes  was not part the original SEAL team that this series has been about. Now dont take that to mean that I didnt enjoy it because I did and once further along in the story you find out there IS a connection to the SEALs team in more ways than one.

Cal was a Marine when his Humvee hits a IED in Afghanistan. All of his team is killed and he in bad shape and he eventually lost his leg below the knee. Doc/Zach O’Connor (part of the original SEAL team this series is about) is the SEAL medic that saved him and gets him out there. During his recovery Cal’s physical therapist was Zoe who he also saved when a bomber tried to blow her up in the hospital (from a previous book).

Cal now works for a construction company after medically discharging. All he wants to do is his job and not be judged as a disabled person because of his prosthesis. After saving the life a fellow worker on the job he gets way more attention that he wants from it. Assisting in helping save his coworker he meets a woman that stirs feelings in him he hasnt felt in a while and also comes to realize one of the architects with the company he works for really has it out for him and he doesnt know why.

Kathleen O’Connor has come to San Diego from Boston for a couple of reasons. After finding her fiance in bed with her best friend she needed to get away from him and having just graduated with an  architectural degree, she takes job with a commercial construction and design firm in San Diego and is living with her brother Zach until she finds a place of her own. She is happens to be onsite and is the one that helps Cal save the worker that almost falls to his death. She too feels an attraction to Cal but its only been 6 months since her fiance’s betrayal and she is still leery of trusting men. But she doesnt hesitate to defend Cal when one of the lead architects she is on site with makes derogatory statements about Cal and his disability.

For the most part this was a love story between two people that had been hurt both emotionally and physically in the past and the two of them working together to overcome their past demons to start a new relationship. But there was also a sinister sub plot going on that leads to a shocking conclusion. So by the end of the book things come full circle in many ways and there end up being more ties to the series than I first thought.

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