A SEAL’s Kiss (Uniformly Hot)
Author: Tawny Weber
Publisher: Harlequin Blaze
Date of Publication: March 18, 2014
Subject: Navy SEAL Petty Officer Aiden Masters
Current Status: On leave
Obstacle: Deploy “Mission: (Fake) Engagement”…without actually falling for his fiancée!
The goal of Mission: Engagement is simple—a fake engagement concocted to bring happiness to Sage Taylor’s ailing father.
1) Treat it like a military mission
2) Keep the truth undercover
3) The “engagement” lasts as long as the professor’s health depends on it; and
4) No sex…especially with each other!
But the incredibly spirited (and a touch quirky) Sage has never been one for rules. Especially when they involve Aiden’s rock-hard navy bod and a ton of smokin’-hot sexual attraction. Which means in order to seduce this sexy SEAL, she’ll have to completely outmaneuver him….
I really liked this book. I haven’t read any other books by Ms. Weber (at the time of writing this post, which is actually before I read the February release by Ms. Weber in the same series).
Sage is a lovely free-spirited woman who, I believe, really grows over the course of the book. She realizes what she was looking for her entire life and is willing to make changes to her lifestyle when she finally figures out exactly what that is.
Aiden – smokin’ hot genius SEAL. What is there NOT to like about the man? Yowser. Like Sage, he demonstrates growth as he comes to realize where some of the holes in his life were as well.
There was a great confrontation scene between the two when they were trying to figure things out between them where Sage lets Aiden have it for being a stubborn dweeb, and I had to say it was one of my favorite moments in the book. She really laid everything on the line, and given what she was willing to do (and did) because of her feelings for him, he deserved the comments she made about him. He didn’t grovel, as such, but there was a great coming-back-together moment.
The secondary cast in the book was great too. I loved the prologue where we got to see all the various weddings/engagements of her friends, which put the pressure on Sage to come up with the fake fiance in the first place. I assume some (if not all) of the weddings referenced are prior Weber books. Sage’s dad was a great man dealing with a pretty nasty illness, which was the other trigger for Sage’s fake engagement.
In the end, I found the romance completely believable and I’m so glad I spent the time reading this book. 4 stars for A SEAL’s Kiss!
Book provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.