Christmas with a SEAL

Author: Tawny Weber

Publisher: Harlequin

Release Date: October 21, 2014

Blue Ribbon Rating: 5.0


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Navy SEAL Lieutenant Phillip Banks is so by-the-book that the other SEALs have nicknamed him Sir. Having grown up with wealthy but strict parents, Christmas was just a chance to showcase their home and has never really been a joyous occasion. He and his sister have recently reconciled after an eight-year estrangement. When his sister marries another SEAL member in Las Vegas, Phillip walks her down the aisle. But, still dealing with the torture he endured while on his latest mission, which had gone awry, Phillip is not in a talking mood, so he sits off to himself. He longs to be part of the upcoming mission that will gain him revenge against his captor, but something has changed in him since his capture and it hasn't gone unnoticed. Instead of being part of the longed for mission, he is being assigned to teach a class on his experiences, an assignment he deplores. As he sits alone at the reception, a captivating sprite engages him in conversation and before he knows it, he is feeling things he hasn't felt in a long time.

Silversmith Frankie Silvera has lost her muse. Her once-booming business is now history. She needs inspiration and believes she knows just where to find it. Frankie is now good friends with Phillip's sister, Lara, and she has had a crush on Phillip since they were children. But Phillip comes from an influential family while Frankie is the granddaughter of the Banks' housekeeper. Still, she is pleasantly surprised that he doesn't recognize this grown up version of her. As Lara's friend, Frankie is invited to the Las Vegas wedding and she is determined that the night will end with her in Phillip's bed. Certain that living out her fantasies will stir up her creative juices; Frankie approaches Phillip to put her plan into action. Seeing this vulnerable, hurting side of Phillip only draws Frankie to him more.

After a red hot passionate night together, Frankie slips out without leaving him her name or phone number. Phillip cannot get her off his mind, but hasn't given up on finding her...until he returns home and encounters his housekeeper's granddaughter...the same woman who has been starring in his recent dreams. Will the fact that she is related to his housekeeper end any chance at a relationship for them, or is this the beginning of a future together? Will Frankie's creative juices begin to flow again after their intimate encounter?

A sizzling hot read, CHRISTMAS WITH A SEAL, the sixth book in New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Tawny Weber's SEXY SEALS series, is a fun, sensual contemporary romance that will quickly sweep you up into the story. Phillip and Frankie could not be more different. Phillip is a straitlaced, by-the-book SEAL, while Frankie is the creative, more fun loving type. Whereas Phillip grew up with wealth, Frankie lives with her grandmother who is Phillip's housekeeper. However, as the two spend time together and Frankie introduces him to what Christmas should be, the love between them leaps off the page.

Ms. Weber's books never disappoint and this one is no exception. Although this story contains many heated moments, there is more to it. The characters are beautifully developed, enabling readers to empathize with them and their situations. It is heartwarming to watch this relationship come together in the midst of the holidays. For a sexy, sassy read that is sure to lift your spirits and put you in the holiday mood, pick up a copy of CHRISTMAS WITH A SEAL. The humor, sizzling sensuality, Christmas magic, hunky Navy SEALs, quirky heroine, witty dialogue, romance and forever love combine to give readers a story they won't want to miss. Although this story can be read as a standalone, I am sure that once you read it you will seek out the rest of the series, including A SEAL'S SEDUCTION, A SEAL'S SURRENDER, A SEAL'S SALVATION, A SEAL'S KISS and A SEAL'S FANTASY. I have enjoyed the entire series and definitely recommend them!

By Romance Junkies Reviewer: Dottie

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