Call to Honor: 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.
EXCERPTS (Exclusive Excerpt):
“You’ll miss Nathan while he’s away at camp,” Diego said, pinpointing the emotions he saw in her eyes.
“I will, but I have a plan to keep it from overwhelming me,” she admitted, wetting her lips and looking at him like he was a big bar of creamy chocolate.
“Do you, now?” There he was, feeling nervous again.
“I do, indeed.” She leaned closer, so that her breast brushed against his shoulder. “It involves a great deal of wine, a lot of body contact and perhaps a few less pieces of clothing.”
“Is that a fact?”
“Indeed.” To prove her point, Harper trailed her fingers down the delicate mother-of-pearl buttons of her sweater, flipping them open as she went. Each one revealed a little more of the silken skin and satin fabric beneath.
“You’re good at this.” Too good, he realized when he shifted, trying to find a comfortable position to sit while not giving away just how well her flirting was working.
Of course, another couple inches of interest and hiding would be pointless.
“You really think so?” Her expression was so delighted, he had to smile back. “I wasn’t sure if I would be. I wonder what else I’ll be good at.”
Oh, baby. Images flashed through his mind of flesh, bare and slick with sweat, sliding together. Tongues, teeth and hands teasing, taking. Moans of pleasure, groans of satisfaction. Intense passion, hard need.
All it’d take was a single touch, one more hint that she was willing, and he’d sit up and beg.
God. The woman was killing him.
His orders were to use any means available were the terms of this operation.
So there was nothing to stop him from having sex with Harper. The question was whether it’d help or hurt the mission. Beyond distraction, the cost could be high. He tried to calculate it.
What did self-respect go for those days?
“Why weren’t you sure?” he asked, playing for time.
“Long story,” she said. She tiptoed her fingers along his thigh, each tap moving higher, getting closer to the rock-hard length pressing against his zipper.
Diego wrapped his fingers around hers, then, using their joined hands, gestured toward the wine.
“Pour a drink. Tell me all about it. I like a good story.”
It was a risk, he knew. Rejecting a horny woman could bring on hell’s fury with a vengeance. But Harper didn’t seem to have her ego tucked in her bra, so he figured it was worth the risk.
Still she hesitated. So he pushed.
“Let’s call it a bedtime story,” he suggested, coating his words with enough heat to stir them both a little closer to that sharp edge of no return. He figured it was worth the risk. If he got the intel, he was closer to getting the job done.
If she got him into bed, well…
There were worse ways to spend an evening.
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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