Tuesday, April 28, 2015

A SEAL's Secret and A SEAL's Pleasure by Tawny Weber (excerpt, teasers, reviews and GIVEAWAY) (TBT)

A SEAL's Secret & A SEAL's Pleasure
Uniformly Hot # 6 & 7
By: Tawny Weber
Releasing January 20th and April 21st, 2015
Harlequin Blaze

A SEAL's Secret: Uniformly Hot # 6
Subject: Lt. Commander Mitch "Irish" Donovan

His Mission: Babysit a fitness queen with a hands-on approach!

Navy SEAL Mitch Donovan always plays to win. The push-up contest at the Halloween party should have been a piece of cake. Except that the cake in question is a hot woman dressed as a delicious dessert. Now the only exercise on Mitch's mind is restraint…

Livi Kane may be The Body Babe, but she has zero confidence. This hunky SEAL, however, makes her forget everything—except for a workout involving his hot, naked bod and a whole lot of sexy, sweaty delight. But Mitch has his secrets—and Livi certainly has hers. All it will take is one unexpected encounter to turn this steamy attraction into an even bigger secret that will start showing any day now…


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A SEAL's Pleasure: Uniformly Hot # 7

Subject: Navy SEAL Gabriel Thorne

Mission: Initiate Operation: Romance…and prove that one night isn't enough!

Explosives expert and Navy SEAL Gabriel "Romeo" Thorne makes his living tempting fate. Pushing the limits. So far, he's never lost—especially when it comes to women. That is, until his best friend's wedding, where Gabriel is suddenly face-to-face—and deliciously body-to-body—with the one woman hot enough to detonate his self-control.

Tessa Monroe is used to being in control with men. Gabriel, on the other hand, is pretty much her sex kryptonite. Hard, gorgeous, dark-eyed kryptonite. Even as her defenses whisper "danger," lust demands she take her pleasure with him and then run. Now they're skirting the edge of an explosive attraction…where one wrong move could mean disaster.

 Tessa’s heart clenched, anticipation coiling tight around desire as she waited to see what Gabriel would do.  She’d been secretly dreaming about his lips for months.  Wondering what they’d feel like.  Would he be forceful and take her mouth?  Or would he gently seduce? 
The closer he came, the more excited she got. At the last second, just before he reached her lips, he changed directions.  Tessa shivered as his breath whispered over her ear a heartbeat before his lips.
            Oh.  As his mouth brushed her flesh, anticipation uncoiled, sending that desire shooting through her system. 
            Holy screaming orgasms. 


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Author Info

 New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling author of thirty books and counting, Tawny Weber has been writing sassy, sexy romances since her first one hit the shelves in 2007.  A fan of Johnny Depp, cupcakes and color coordination, she spends a lot of her time shopping for cute shoes, scrapbooking and hanging out on Facebook. 
Readers can check out Tawny’s books at her website, www.tawnyweber.com, or join her Red Hot Readers Club for goodies like free reads, complete first chapter excerpts, recipes, insider story info and much more.

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Excerpt (from A SEAL's Pleasure)
“What’s worse?” Gabriel asked in a musing tone as he gave in to the need and looked her over from head to foot.  He’d never known a more beautiful woman.  Or one he craved so desperately.  Figuring a little honestly would impress her more than games, he tilted his head.  “Excuses in order to have a good time? Or excuses to run from one?” 

            “I supposed it’s all perspective,” Tessa said with a slow, meandering inspection of her own.  Damn, the man was gorgeous. From the tip of his closely-shorn black hair to the toes of his impressively large boots, he was a study in, well, studliness. The little black cloud that’d been hovering over Tessa’s mood didn’t stand a chance against Romeo’s appeal.  “One person’s excuse is another person’s reality, after all.”

            “Nicely put,” he said with an impressed nod.  “Philosophical, fair and completely reasonable.”

            Tessa gave a regal inclination of her head.

            “And totally bullshit,” he added, making her burst into laughter.

            “You’re calling bullshit on my reasonable philosophy?”

            “I think I am.  You see, we’re a lot alike, you and me.”  He waited a beat, as if giving her an opening to object.  But Tessa didn’t see any point arguing with the truth. His dark eyes glinted at her silence, then he continued.  “You and I, Angel, we’re damned good at doing what we’re good at.”

            “Oh, now there’s a philosophical statement,” she teased.

            “We’re good at taking a challenge and making it our own,” he said quietly, his tone reflective.  And so non-threatening that she found herself nodding.  

            “We live on our own terms, we embrace what feels right. And we ignore what doesn’t.”

            Not sure why she felt so at ease with him sitting there reading her like she was a book, Tessa found herself nodding again.  Maybe she was comfortable with it because they were both on the same page.  All he was doing was stating simple facts, and those facts would work just fine when she turned them around on him to support of her refusing to play his little pay-for-sex-with-romance game.



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4 out of 5 stars

 A SEAL's Secret by Tawny Weber is part of the ‘Uniformly Hot!’ series and gives a glimpse into the life of Lt. Commander Mitch Donovan (known as Irish) as his life is changed by his interactions with Olivia (Livi) Kane (known as The Body Babe). Mitch’s responsibilities as a SEAL and the temporary duties that cause him to be assigned to the west coast brings him into contact with a woman whose determination, bravery and dedication make him take a careful look at his life and what he wants to achieve with it.  Livi is also at a crossroads in her life and must find the courage to make decisions about her future, with or without the sexy SEAL who has changed her forever.

This is a story about overcoming adversity, a tribute to fitness, and a glimpse of the sacrifices that can be involved during the process of becoming a SEAL…and that’s just Livi’s side of it. Family expectations and pressures, and learning to aim for one’s own desires and finding one’s comfort zone is also a big part of the story that showcases two driven personalities and some of the factors behind their actions.  I enjoyed getting a glimpse of the lives of these two people and found myself able to identify with many of the issues that they face, despite the fact that I much prefer to watch OTHER people get into shape, lol.  There is a nice blend of heat and emotionalism, and although the heroine was initially a bit too passive for my tastes, she did grow throughout the course of the story.  There is no problem reading this as a stand-alone story, but there are definitely plenty of secondary characters who deserve their own places in the spotlight, and I am sure that there will be plenty of other tales to follow.  This was a delicious light read and I look forward to reading more about these yummy SEALs.

Teaser:  Gabriel was a man used to giving his all. 
            When this was done, Tessa might walk away.
            But she’d never forget him. 
            He’d make damned sure of that.
            It was time to put Operation: Romance into play. 

4.25 out of 5 stars

A SEAL's Pleasure by Tawny Weber is another story in the ‘Uniformly Hot’ series and focuses on SEAL Chief Petty Office Gabriel Thorne, whose nickname is Romeo.  Tessa Monroe is one of the founders of a popular and successful magazine called ‘Flirtatious’ and thinks she understands pretty much everything about sex appeal and, like Romeo, is used to being in control of interactions with the opposite sex.  They each like to win, and neither wants or needs a permanent relationship, so does that mean they are perfect for one another, or the worse match-up ever?   
This deliciously spicy contemporary military romance is inter-connected to A SEAL's Secret and features many of the same characters from a slightly different perspective.  It is a delightful exploration of the complicated interaction between two people who are used to being accepted at face value and frightened of deeper commitment, given what they have experienced in the past.  I enjoyed the sparring and the dance of attraction that plays out between the hero and heroine who find a surprising amount of similarity in both their cockiness and their vulnerability.  There are military conflicts and repercussions that are a little too quickly glossed over for my tastes, as I like to understand the issues involved and it was frustrating to have a particular secondary character so shallow and immature, despite having advanced to such an elite fighting force.  Tessa’s friend Livi was also a bit frustrating since it seemed that she had finally developed a little backbone in the prior story but apparently lost some of it for a good part of this one.  The heat between the main characters is incandescent and their chemistry is wonderful and I definitely hope to read more about them in the future, even as I hope that some of the intriguing secondary characters get their own turn in the spotlight.  A great addition to the series.


Later, Tessa would wonder if Romeo had some sort of triggering device that told him just when her defenses had hit their lowest. Because that’s when he made his move. 
            Romeo’s hands shifted from her hair to cup her butt, pulling her tight against his body.  His mouth angled, lips widening as he shifted gears from sweet to sexy with the slip of his tongue.
Before she could do more than gasp, he plunged.  
            His teeth scraped over her bottom lip, his tongue sweeping her mouth, luring hers into his before tangling them together so tight, so close, that her brain didn’t even have time to send up warning signals.
            It was too busy exploding.
            Right along with her body.


  1. Thank you for hosting the SEAL's Romances!

    1. Happy to help spread the word about these delicious stories!

  2. Thank you so much for sharing my Sexy SEALs and for the reviews!! I really appreciate it :-D

    1. You are very welcome, I enjoyed reading these stories. Sorry, will get them cross-posted, having kind of busy days visiting doctors lately but I think (fingers crossed) things are finally quieting down!

  3. Thank you for sharing the excerpt and for the awesome giveaway! I love SEAL stories!

    1. Definitely some yummy SEALs in these stories, Rachael. Thanks for visiting and good luck in the giveaway!

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    1. Glad you liked it, bn. Thanks for dropping by!

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    1. I couldn't include them all, DragonLady, make sure you wander around the tour and read them all, they are such fun! Thank you for taking the time to visit and comment!