Call to Honor: A SEAL Brotherhood Novel, #1
by Tawny Weber
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
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“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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IT PAYS TO be a winner.
And Diego Torres was a big believer in winning.
But it was the winning that he liked.
The thrill of testing his skills, pushing his limits. Of knowing he was better than his adversary.
Yeah. He liked knowing he was the best.
He didn’t do it for reward.
Especially not when the reward came by way of the pomp and pageantry of a ceremony like today. Standing onstage in front of the various platoons that made up SEAL Team 7, listening to Admiral Cree pontificate was a pain in the ass. What made it worse wasn’t the couple hundred sets of eyes inspecting him or the discomfort of his dress whites, too tight across the shoulders.
It was the damned shoes. Diego’s toes pinched in the mirror-bright black patent leather, begging him to flex. He didn’t, of course. Not while standing at attention. But damn. Give him a pair of combat boots any day.
As the sun baked through his cap and the heat of the morning swirled around, he wondered what yahoo had decided to hold this ceremony outdoors. And why it felt so much hotter standing in the San Diego sun in whites than it did in the Afghan desert in full combat gear. Probably because combat gear fit him better.
Diego had spent a large portion of his life fighting over the wrong things. He’d fought over turf.
He’d fought over gang colors. Hell, if the mood struck, he’d have fought over just how blue the sky was. It’d taken a bullet barely missing his heart to clue him in to the fact that maybe the things he was fighting over simply weren’t worth dying for.
Q & A with Tawny Weber
What is the sweetest thing someone has done for you?
What a great question?! I’ve been very blessed to have some great people in my life. My family, especially my husband and kids, are the absolute sweetest. I think one of the sweetest things that happens to me as an author is when I get a card from a reader about my books. It's amazing to hear that they like them enough to write, or to hear how slipping into one of my stories has made some difference (even if only for a few hours of relaxation) in their life. It’s the most amazing feeling!
How would you spend ten thousand bucks?
Books!! Books, books and more books. I’d love to do a year of reader events, traveling to various fun conventions like the RT Book Lovers Convention, Lori Foster’s Readers Get Together, the Fresh Fiction Readers and Rita's and, Barbara Vey’s Reader Appreciation Weekend. I’d bring all of those books to share at the events. I’d love to meet up with readers and hear about their favorite stories and characters.
Where do you get your best ideas?
Most of my best ideas show up just before I fall asleep. Which is frustrating, since I’m usually too close to sleep to write them down. I often tell myself I’ll remember when I wake up. And actually, a lot of times I can pull the idea back to the surface when I meditate. I’d like to say I meditate daily for peace of mind and spiritual growth. But really, its because I’m fishing for those lost ideas.
What comes first, the plot or characters?
I’m a character driven writer, so the characters are always first. I usually come up with a question next – a what would happen type of question that plays off the character’s issues and challenges. For instance, in CALL TO HONOR, the idea for Team Poseidon came first. I knew they’d be a special, elite team of SEALs who’d spent years making themselves into the best of the best. The story question they inspired was, ‘what could bring them down?’ From there, the betrayal was born. Which meant that Diego Torres had to have the first story since he was the one man on the team that had the most to prove.
What does your main character do that makes him/her special.
I’d have to say that being a Navy SEAL makes Diego Torres pretty special. But if that’s not special enough, he’s also a member of Team Poseidon, an exclusive, elite team of Special Operatives. Diego grew up on the streets of Los Angeles, a second generation gang banger who’s father was killed in prison. Despite his mother begging him to go straight, it wasn’t until he was shot that he gave in to her fear and got his life together. He joined the Navy at eighteen, and spent the next twelve years serving his country with the same unquestioning loyalty he’d learned growing up in the street gang. Brotherhood is everything to him. Which makes things all the harder when that brotherhood is betrayed.
There is nothing more that I like then reading a good book, with adventure and romance, and its even better when it Involves Navy Seals. "No man left behind" is inscribed in the DNA of every SEAL and Lieutenant Diego Torres is no exception. Sorry if I borrowed some of what is in the book, but no secret has been revealed. During a mission when things go wrong, one dead and one missing Diego and some of his teammates have to find out what went wrong, and Diego believes there is a traitor among them. Harper Maclean has two things on her mind, raising her son and starting a new life, but things are not that easy for the single mom, and as Diego her new neighbor ask questions about her past, she fears that she might just answer them thus placing themselves in danger. If you want to find out what happens and if you love Alpha males then by all means read it, its a good story well writen.
I received a free copy for my honest review!
Review by Jara
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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