Frankie Silvera is attending her friend Lara's wedding in
Las Vegas, surrounded by a bevy of gorgeous SEALs, but
Frankie has her mind set on one man in particular: the
bride's brother, Phillip Banks. She's had a crush on him
since she was a teenager; this should be the perfect
opportunity to finally get close to him. Frankie, a
silversmith, has lost her creativeness, so much so her
business has dwindled to just about nothing. She decided
that seducing Phillip might inspire her.
Phillip doesn't want to be at her sister's wedding; he
hates anything social. He's staid, disciplined, by-the-
book; he doesn't know how to let go of his job. He
doesn't do fun, or rather, he's never really had any fun,
certainly not with his family and not since his last
mission went bad. He's busy sulking when a tiny tornado
comes up to him, invites herself to his table, and almost
drags him to the dance floor. He's intrigued and rather
turned on by her spunk; still he's only staying until the
cake's cut and then, he's leaving. Although he has the
feeling he might know her from somewhere, he doesn't
remember the lovely redhead, but he accepts her offer to
dance, and possibly more. He just doesn't realise what
just hit him yet.
CHRISTMAS WITH A SEAL is the sixth book in Tawny Weber's
wonderful SEAL series, and although this one takes places
just after A SEAL's Fantasy, it can easily be read as a
standalone. When I read that CHRISTMAS WITH A SEAL would
be featuring Phillip Banks, I really wondered how Ms.
Weber would handle it because it looked challenging to
say the least: Phillip is not at all her typical sexy,
easygoing man; he's very reserved, serious; all-business.
But Ms. Weber worked wonders: the sombre and, at first
glance, somewhat hard to like Phillip is superbly fleshed
out and the author deftly demonstrates how desperately
he's trying to deal with the ghosts that inhabit him and
the turmoil that troubles him. Frankie appears fresh and
bubbly, but she works hard at it; she's a perfect match
for him. It was a thing of beauty to see how Ms. Weber
handled Phillip's issues and showed us who he really is,
and made me love him as much as Frankie does.
I like the direction in which Ms. Weber SEALs series
has been going in the past few books. Far from being
angsty and dark, the author delves more into the
characters' psyches and I think it adds to the romance,
making it more believable, and dare I say, more romantic
because it's more than pretty people seducing each other
and having sex concluding with their happily ever after.
The author's writing style gets better with every book:
CHRISTMAS WITH A SEAL is gorgeously written, and the
outside world stopped for me for the duration of the
book; I was completely captivated by the story. What more
can you ask for!
Mission: Resist one saucy redhead's attempts to de-Scrooge
him - and seduce him!
Silversmith Frankie Silvera has lost her creative mojo.
she knows how to get it back—by getting her sexy on with a
certain hot sailor. Just the thought of Phillip's hard,
Navy-trained body against her, and everything goes molten.
He's the "inspiration" Frankie needs for the holidays!
Navy SEAL Phillip Banks is the prince of protocol. But
his last mission went horribly off-course, all of that
control has dissipated. Now he's at the mercy of one very
determined female who is pulling out all the stops on
Operation Christmas—including red-hot lingerie and the
promise of oh-so-wicked delights. But does giving in mean
giving up everything he's worked for?