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Friday, September 12, 2014
ARC Review: A SEAL's Fantasy by Tawny Weber
Dominic Castillo has been sidelined from his team’s latest op by an injury that never should have happened so he’s home, attending family gatherings (a bachelor party) and just hanging around. He’s feeling sorry for himself and trying to figure out what he wants to do with his life though he can’t imagine life without the SEALs. But he knows something is missing. Then he gets the call that something has gone wrong on the latest op and he needs to secure the op leader’s sister so she can’t be kidnapped and used to foul up the op worse than it already is.
Lara Banks is “Sir’s” sister and while Sir is not one of Dominic’s favorite people, he will do anything for the team. So he checks her out then goes to convince her to come with him to a safe place. But Lara is not a trusting soul and she has a life in Reno, a job, school and a goal to get out of the situation she’s in which is dancing in the chorus line. It takes some convincing but eventually Lara comes around to Dominic’s way of thinking. And then the sparks fly. On the run from bad guys and both insanely attracted to each other, this book takes off from there and I won’t spoil it for you because it is one fun ride.
I liked Dominic from the very start. While I knew he was quite the ladies man, I also knew he really wasn’t the type of man who left broken hearts and bitter women in his wake. He knows how to treat women. And in my eyes that made him a good man. I also loved his devotion to his team. Even though he doesn’t really like his team leader, there is nothing he wouldn’t do to keep Sir and his team safe. Even if it means dealing with a spitfire like Lara who he is very attracted to. I enjoyed getting to know Lara as well. Several unfortunate things have derailed her life and usually have to do with men so she has all but written them off. She’s in control of her life and her destiny as much as she can be until Dominic steps into her life. From the start she can’t deny her attraction for him even though he is rather controlling and that is not at all what she is looking for in a man, nor is she really looking for any man.
While there is a little bit of a suspense plot, mainly in whether Dominic can keep Lara safe until the mission is back on track, A SEAL’s Fantasy is all about the romance. From the first spark of attraction to the magic of sex and falling in love, romance is the focus. While neither character is looking for love, they do find it, but will they ever acknowledge their feelings or will they just go their separate ways? That’s the fun of the book, while you know it will have a HEA, it’s the getting there that makes it and I could not put this one down. I had to know they would get there and how. And I was fascinated by the characters themselves, the SEALs and Dominic’s family. It all combined to make a wonderful story.
Looking for a sexy SEAL and a strong woman who knows what she wants? Want the strong temperaments to have to show a little vulnerability? Then this is just the book for you. From start to finish you will be cheering for Dominic and Lara and when it’s over you’ll be wanting to read about the other SEALs in this sexy series by Tawny Weber (while this one is a stand alone, there are other books that involve members of Dominic’s SEAL team). I’ve always loved Tawny Weber and A SEAL’s Fantasy proves that she is an amazing author. Time to play catch up on all those wonderful books I missed!
**ARC provided by NetGalley**
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