A Seal’s Salvation (Uniformly Hot)
Author: Tawny Weber
Date of Publication: January 21, 2014
Where navy SEAL “Bad Ass” Brody Lane goes, trouble follows. Being run out of his hometown years ago for misbehaving with Genna Reilly—the sheriff’s daughter—was one thing. Now Brody is about to step into real danger. Not the suggestive letters he’s been exchanging with Genna, but the kind of trouble that can send a soldier home injured and broken inside…
Genna’s entire life has been orchestrated by her family. The right job. The right friends. Enough! Brody’s return offers the promise of lust-filled pleasures. Of flesh teased and tasted. She’s not expecting to find a soldier with distant eyes who has secluded himself from the world. But this good girl knows exactly how to bring a bad boy back to life….
Uniformly Hot! The Few. The Proud. The Sexy as Hell.
This won’t be a super long review. Just enough to say how much I love Tawyn Weber. I’ve got a review schedule of the second book in this series scheduled for March 11 I believe.
Genna – starts out eager to please, needing to make her parents happy to make up for the fact that her brother ended up a total loser, but over the course of Salvation she learns to stand up for what she wants and what she needs. I loved how her obsessive tendency to bake when she’s upset (a girl after my own heart, although I’m simply more likely to eat sweets already around than necessarily go to all the trouble of making something else) is the foundation for her drive to start up an actually potentially profitable baking business and to do it in a way that it can accommodate the other changes she’s considering making with her life.
Brody – he feels he’ll never be more than his drunken father’s son, even after he’s been away for a decade, having been forced to enlist in the Navy or face trumped-up charges from Genna’s father, the local sheriff, after Genna tries to seduce him (that’s in the first chapter so I don’t consider it a spoiler). He ultimately has never really blamed Genna for his enlistment, and in fact when she writes him about something else, he is willing to engage in a bit of hot (and I do mean hot) flirtation the old-fashioned pen-pal way.
Brody comes home after a mission goes wrong and finally faces down the demons (and Genna) waiting for him in the small town he grew up in. He feels out of place and not worthy of the adoration that so many want to pile on him because he’s been recognized by the President for his actions in combat. It’s through Genna and his gradual relationship with her that he finally finds a way to heal.
I loved these two on the page together. They both had some heavy burdens they were trying to carry on their own and it was only as they found each other, found ways to be together despite the odds against them, that they managed to deal with their other external problems.
Salvation definitely is the full package – emotional, spiritual (to a minor degree), and character growth all wrapped up in a category-length hot romance novel. You can’t ask for much more than that (other than maybe fangs or explosions…but I could just be prejudiced toward that sort of thing – heh).
5 stars for A SEAL’s Salvation!
Book provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.