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Known for her distinctive ability to blend emotion, humor and suspense in tight gripping stories featuring irresistible alpha SEAL heroes, New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Tawny Weber returns with her brand-new novel, CALL TO HONOR, the first book of three in her SEAL Brotherhood series.
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About Call to Honor:
Title: Call to Honor
Author: Tawny Weber
Release Date: January 31, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
The Poseidon team are hard-bodied, fiercely competitive navy SEALs. But when a sensitive mission goes disastrously wrong, three of the team’s finest will have to trust their hearts and instincts to uncover the truth…
“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.
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This is the first in a new series and I really enjoyed this highly entertaining mix of a SEAL investigation into a mission that went wrong and the ensuing romance – in fact, potential romances! The mission had been led by Lieutenant Diego Torres and he’s determined to discover what happened, why and to clear the Poseidon team’s name. If that involves him being undercover in a smart neighbourhood to keep an eye on his neighbour, he’ll do it for the team. When that neighbour turns out to be interior designer, Harper Maclean, and he discovers she is a very attractive single mom who prefers not to discuss her past or the father of her child, things are definitely going to get interesting! Harper’s son, Nathan, proves to be the catalyst in many encounters and events but I’m going to stop there as I don’t want to give away any spoilers!
This is a real page turner. It has great characters together with an intriguing plot which involves hot SEALs, a feisty Mum, traitors to be discovered, a kidnapping, friends and team mates to rely on and a delightful young man, too! I will certainly be looking out for the next book in this series and other books by this author in future. The ARC I was gifted had a bonus novella included which focusses on another member of Poseidon, SEALs don’t like publicity but the Poseidon team have been ordered to have a representative talk to a journalist. Aaron, aka Bulldog, who literally draws the short straw and ends up meeting with journalist Bryanna Radisson. He will follow orders and meet her but he’s determined to be reticent about what he shares . . . Will that all change when they meet? You’ll have to read it yourself to find out.
I was gifted an ARC of this novel.
Excerpt First Look:
“You’re the best, mister.” The kid had to get his smile from his mother, Diego decided. Because not once could Diego remember Ramsey’s smile making him want to offer one in return.
“Diego,” he said after a second, figuring talking was better than standing here on the sidewalk, grinning like an idiot. “You can call me Diego.”
“Cool. I’m Nathan. I’m seven. I’m gonna be a stuntman when I grow up. Or a veterinarian. I’d rather be a Jedi warrior, but Mom says we’ll see about that one. She says that about a lot of stuff. We’ll see. What are you?”
Huh? Was that a question? The kid’s expression said it was, so Diego did a mental replay.
“I’m in security,” he said, using the cover Savino had decided on.
“Bet you’re good at it.” Grabbing the bike by the handles, the kid gave it a good shake, then grinned when the chain stayed in place. “You’re good at fixing things, too. Maybe you could teach me to fix some things?”
Diego didn’t have much experience with kids—hell, he didn’t have any experience. Despite that, he had to figure this one was something special.
Before he could answer him, a delivery truck rumbled its way to a stop in front of the kid’s house. Something he’d noticed was a regular occurrence. At least once, sometimes twice a day.
“You sure get a lot of deliveries,” he observed, watching a guy in shorts carry a stack of boxes toward the door.
“Yeah. Mom gets tons of stuff. She decorates for people’s houses. She orders pillows and bowls and things like that. Sometimes she gets material and things to help her decide colors.”
Convenient. Or it would be if Ramsey were running drugs or stolen goods—that’d be a solid cover. But unless he’d shipped himself home in an ash can, it probably wasn’t pertinent. Lansky would claim otherwise, though, so Diego made a note to mention it in his next report.
He caught a flash of something out of the corner of his eye. All it took was a casual glance toward the house to send him rocking back on his heels.
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.
Copyright © 2017 by Tawny Weber
About Tawny Weber:
The New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of more than 40 books, Tawny Weber writes sassy, emotional romances with a dash of humor, featuring hot alpha heroes. The recipient of numerous awards, she has also hit number one on the Amazon and Barnes & Noble bestseller lists. Readers can visit Tawny’s website http://www.tawnyweber.com for free reads, first chapters, insider story info and much more. . You can also find her on Facebook (Facebook.com/tawnyweber.romanceauthor), Twitter (Twitter.com/tawnyweber) and Goodreads (Goodreads.com/author/show/513828.TawnyWeber. Tawny lives in Northern California with her family.
Many thanks to Barclay Publicity for organising this tour and providing the materials for this post. The review is my honest opinion after reading an ARC of this novel.