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.
Not even signing for a slew of packages and fending off the flirtations of the delivery guy were enough to keep Harper Maclean from sending her son a protective frown.
So far his glimpses of her had been at a longer distance than the twenty feet currently separating them. Her photos didn’t do her justice. He’d known she was a looker, but no way he’d have thought fully dressed in person could trump that bikini shot, even if that bikini shot had been kind of blurry.
He’d have been wrong.
Even glaring at him, as if she thought he’d get greasy cooties all over her sweet little boy, she was gorgeous.
From the tip of her tousled blond hair to the toes of her strappy high-heeled sandals, she screamed California girl. She was too far away to see many details, but he knew from the file Lansky had compiled that she had strong features. A wide mouth with its generous bottom lip and dark brows that arched over big blue eyes.
Diego wasn’t sure why he felt as if he’d just taken a kick to the solar plexus. He’d never gone for the good-girl look, and there was nothing particularly sexy about what she was wearing. The turquoise pleated skirt flared in a way that made her waist look miniscule and her cream-colored top looked like a silky T-shirt, but both were a little too generous with the fabric for his tastes.
Which didn’t matter, he reminded himself as the woman walked from the front door to her courtyard’s arch. Sexy or dog ugly, she was a means to an end. And that end had nothing to do with getting her naked, mores the pity.
What is something you’ve lied about?
I’m better at sidestepping than lying. It’s easier to change the subject than stumble through a lie. I really am a lousy liar. For example, a couple weeks ago my husband was planning a weekend away with family and I said commented that I wished I could go. In my defense, I really have preferred to spend the weekend with him than away from him. But I couldn’t deny he was right when he laughed in my face and called me out, claiming he knew damned well I’d rather stay home and write. Yeah. He was right. But I did miss him.
Who is the last person you hugged?
My youngest daughter. She has the sweetest habit of wandering by wherever I am in the house and giving hugs. She really is the sweetest person I know.
What are you reading now?
I just finished reading J.D. Robb’s Echoes In Death, but haven’t started a new book yet. I’ve got Lori Foster’s Under Pressure next up in my TBR pile, but it’ll probably be a couple of weeks before I can get to it since I’m hitting a critical point in my own story, which means most of my time is spent hunched over the keyboard instead of curled up with a book.
How do you come up with the titles to your books?
I usually come up with a working title, but it’s usually changed in the editorial process. For my Blaze’s I’d always think of A SEAL’s something- the something depending on the storyline. For my HQN SEALs, the editorial and marketing teams and I bounced around a lot of title ideas until we settled on the CALL TO theme of CALL TO HONOR, CALL TO ENGAGE and CALL TO REDEMPTION. It’s always important to me that whatever the tittle, it somehow tie in with the theme of each individual story.
Share your dream cast for your book.
I’m really bad at casting books, but for CALL TO HONOR, I did share a photo montage of actors I felt suited the characters. Elizabeth Olsen would be perfect for Harper Maclean, and a young (very young) Jonathon Taylor Thomas was the image of her son, Nathan. My hero, Diego Torres, was really close in my imagination to the model they’d used on the cover of my book, A SEAL’s Touch, so HQN brought in the same model for CALL TO HONOR’s cover. He’s perfect. Tall, muscular, golden skinned and dark haired. I wonder if he acts? Maybe my story could be his big break?
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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