A SEAL Brotherhood Novel, #1
by Tawny Weber
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
“No man left behind” is inscribed in the DNA of every SEAL and Lieutenant Diego Torres is no exception. But with a team member killed—and the body missing— Diego’s honor is sorely tested. Now his career and reputation are on the line, and a traitor is hiding among them. Diego wants answers...and only one woman has them.
Single mom Harper Maclean has two priorities—raising her son Nathan and starting a new life. Her mysterious new neighbor may be impossibly charming, but Diego asks too many questions about her past—and about the father of her child. Questions she fears will reveal her burning attraction for Diego, and ultimately put them all in danger’s path.
Not even signing for a slew of packages and fending off the flirtations of the delivery guy were enough to keep Harper Maclean from sending her son a protective frown.
So far his glimpses of her had been at a longer distance than the twenty feet currently separating them. Her photos didn’t do her justice. He’d known she was a looker, but no way he’d have thought fully dressed in person could trump that bikini shot, even if that bikini shot had been kind of blurry.
He’d have been wrong.
Even glaring at him, as if she thought he’d get greasy cooties all over her sweet little boy, she was gorgeous.
From the tip of her tousled blond hair to the toes of her strappy high-heeled sandals, she screamed California girl. She was too far away to see many details, but he knew from the file Lansky had compiled that she had strong features. A wide mouth with its generous bottom lip and dark brows that arched over big blue eyes.
Diego wasn’t sure why he felt as if he’d just taken a kick to the solar plexus. He’d never gone for the good-girl look, and there was nothing particularly sexy about what she was wearing. The turquoise pleated skirt flared in a way that made her waist look miniscule and her cream-colored top looked like a silky T-shirt, but both were a little too generous with the fabric for his tastes.
Which didn’t matter, he reminded himself as the woman walked from the front door to her courtyard’s arch. Sexy or dog ugly, she was a means to an end. And that end had nothing to do with getting her naked, mores the pity.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling author of more than forty books, Tawny Weber loves writing about sexy heroes, most notably her popular Navy SEALs series. Her sassy, emotional romances are filled with men dedicated to being the best—and women determined to have the best. Tawny credits her ex-military alpha husband for inspiration in her writing, and in her life. The recipient of numerous writing accolades, including Romantic Times Reviewers Choice and in addition to the NY Times and USA Today bestseller lists, Tawny has also hit the number one spot on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
A homeschooling mom, Tawny enjoys scrapbooking, gardening and spending time with her family and dogs in her Northern California home.
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Call to Honor by Tawny Weber is the first in the ‘SEAL Brotherhood’ series and showcases the members of an elite team known as Poseidon who have to deal with both loss and betrayal after a mission goes terribly wrong. Diego Torres is tasked to investigate a teammate’s widow but the deeper he gets into his role, the more complicated things become as she and her son become more and more important to him, causing him to struggle with conflicting loyalties and priorities.
This romantic suspense novel is an exciting introduction to an elite group of Navy SEALs, as tension and heat ramp up with every page. The gradually unfolding mystery is contrasted with the attraction that builds despite all of the reasons it shouldn’t. I enjoyed watching Lt. Diego Torres as he comes to know Harper Maclean and her engaging young son and becomes ensnared by them both although I was frustrated that he allowed things to go so far despite knowing better. There are charismatic secondary characters who will hopefully get their own time in the spotlight and an overall mystery that will need to be solved, but there is a suspenseful arc that is completed for this particular story. It is sometimes awkward to introduce a series and establish a cast of characters who are intriguing enough to carry more than one story, but I think the author has done a great job of setup and I look forward to reading more exciting stories starring these men. I suspect young Nathan will figure prominently in a subsequent story given the way events have unfolded thus far and look forward to seeing how he has progressed.
A copy of this title was given to me for review, a version of which was submitted to Night Owl Reviews.