A SEAL's Surrender

Author: Tawny Weber

Publisher: Harlequin

Release Date: February 19, 2013

Blue Ribbon Rating: 5.0


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Navy SEAL Lieutenant Commander Cade Sullivan, aka Slick, and his two friends, Phil and Blake, are so close they are known as The Three Amigos. So Cade is devastated when a mission gone awry takes Phil’s life…a mission in which Cade had been the leader. Cade is not only suffering from the loss of his friend, he blames himself. Ordered to take leave off the base, Cade had had no plans to go home since he and his father barely get along. But when his grandmother calls him, informing him of his father’s heart attack and asking him to come home, he can’t refuse. After all, his grandmother had always been there for him and he would do anything for her. His father had wanted him to join him in his business, but Cade had other ideas and had gone into the Navy as soon as he graduated high school. Now Cade’s uncle, a Navy captain, wants him to transfer to training new recruits, but Cade is not sure that is what he wants to do. Still he doesn’t know how effective he will be as a SEAL now.

For years, accident prone Eden Gillespie has had a crush on her next door neighbor Cade, who seems to always be there to rescue her. Eden’s own personal relationships seem to be doomed. Her last relationship had ended when an intimate encounter had left her boyfriend with a broken foot, rolling in a field of poison ivy, naked. Once more, Cade had come to her rescue. Having set up her veterinary clinic in the house that has been home to her family for the past four generations, Eden used what little money she had to purchase the house from her flighty mother. Just barely getting by, she is devastated when she discovers that her mother has taken out a loan on the house and not told her. So now Eden has to come up with thirty thousand dollars or she will lose her home and her business.

Having just turned twenty-five, Eden makes a birthday wish for a guy who will not only worship her body, but will love her. Although she would like that person to be Cade, she knows that is impossible. After all, all the women in town want him. In fact, the snobby women in town who claim to have been intimate with him have their own club…the Cadettes. So she finds it hard to believe when, after coming to her rescue once more, Cade agrees to have drinks with her. Deciding to take the bull by the horns, she decides to seduce him, but Cade has always seen her as the sweet girl next door while she wants him to see her as a sexy woman.

Cade has had his share of sexy fantasies about Eden, but he doesn’t want to ruin their friendship. After all, he is not ready for a serious commitment. Being a SEAL is not conducive to a permanent relationship. But once he sees the sensual side of Eden, there is no way he can turn her down. As things turn heated between them, Eden begins to realize that she has fallen in love with Cade. Is she doomed to heartache, or do they have a chance at a happy ever after?

Sizzling hot, A SEAL’S SURRENDER, gifted author Tawny Weber’s contribution to Harlequin’s UNIFORMLY HOT series, is a clever, sensual contemporary read that will keep you eagerly turning the pages to see what happens next. Although Cade comes from wealth, he likes the simple things in life while Eden, who does not come from money, is looked down upon by the snobby women in town. He always seems to be there when she needs to be rescued, whether it is out of a tree or from the teasing of others. Eden tries to stay positive as she struggles to make ends meet while dealing with a flighty, self-absorbed mother who is off traveling the country. Both Cade and Eden are realistic characters with all their flaws and foibles, and they are perfect for each other. I enjoyed this story immensely. Brimming with emotion, relatable characters, loads of chemistry, loss, healing, witty banter, small town dynamics, romance, love and laughter, this is a delightfully heart-filled story that will captivate you from the very beginning. If you are looking for a sexy, sassy romance with plenty of attitude, look no further than author Tawny Weber. Her newest book, A SEAL’S SURRENDER, fits this description perfectly. This story can be read as a standalone, but for further insight and additional enjoyment, don’t miss A SEAL’S SEDUCTION, which is Blake’s story. As a huge fan of this author’s work, I now look forward to once more entering Ms. Weber’s world with her next novel, MIDNIGHT SPECIAL, which is due out in April. But in the meantime, do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of A SEAL’S SURRENDER. I highly recommend it.

By Romance Junkies Reviewer: Dottie

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