Lieutenant Diego Torres is ambitious; a Navy SEAL, he
aspires to reach the higher echelons. Not bad for a youth
who used to hang out with gangs until he turned his life
around. If he's successful with Operation Hammerhead,
which he will lead, Diego will be on his way to the top.
Diego thrives on competition, and so does Brandon Ramsey,
who on the other hand has all the right political
connections. But Operation Hammerhead goes disastrously
wrong, Ramsey is presumed dead, and the team is under
investigation for treason. Was Ramsey involved? Is he
dead? Team Leader Commander Nic Savino sends Diego to
collect intel on Ramsey's girlfriend, Harper Maclean.
Ramsey kept showing pictures of Harper and their son
Nathan to his teammates, even though she wasn't his
girlfriend anymore; Savino thinks she could be involved
in whatever went on with Ramsey. Diego thought Harper was
a real looker, and he is to sublet the house next door to
hers, but when he sees her, Diego thinks she's even more
beautiful in the flesh.
Harper grew up in abject poverty, and even as a single
mother, she made a good life for herself and 7 year-old
Nathan. Harper lives for her son and her career as an
interior designer. Her best friend, Andi Stamos, pleads
with her to start dating again. Harper has no intention
of having her heart broken again, but when she spots her
new neighbour, Diego, practicing tai chi in his backyard,
she's thinking it might be a good time to start.
I knew that Tawny Weber would one day write the romantic
suspense I was waiting for, and she did it! The longer
novel format gives the author more latitude to expand on
the meaty suspenseful part that had been itching to come
out for a while, while never forgetting the sultry
romance Ms. Weber is known for. CALL TO HONOR is the
first full novel in the new Team
series, and while this story is a standalone, there is a
continuing story arc through the series; this is not to
be confused with a cliffhanger.
Tawny Weber is known to write strong female characters,
and Harper is her finest creation ever. Harper is a great
mother, a good person, who struggled to become the woman
she is, and she will do anything to protect her son and
her livelihood. She has a terrific backstory, as is the
case with Diego, and I loved that he is not ashamed of
his shady upbringing; he's earned everything he now has.
Harper and Diego have an undeniable chemistry, which is
not merely sexual; they get each other, and they were
delicious to see together. However there is that prickly
situation: Harper doesn't know that Diego is really
spying on her, and I find that keeping secrets from the
other is often problematic, but Ms. Weber did a superb
job, and I was never uncomfortable with the issue.
CALL TO HONOR is a tightly plotted story with a few
startling turns of events, the characters are all
credible and fully fleshed out, the pace never falters;
there are some lovely sex scenes, and wonderful moments
with Nathan, who is an absolute delight; he's a real
little boy. And I hope we will see more of the fabulous
Andi in the future. Tawny Weber strikes a perfect balance
between suspense and romance in what promises to be a
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.