Wednesday, March 19, 2014

A Seal’s Kiss-Tawny Weber

A Seal’s Kiss Tawny Weber Harlequin Blaze, Mar 18 2014, $5.50 ISBN: 9780373797950 Sage Taylor returns home to Villa Rosa, California. However, her friends trying to be nice want to set her up on blind dates. Deciding the only way to be left alone is to make up an engagement. Knowing no one in town can contact at sea SEAL Chief Petty Officer Aiden Masters, Sage claims to be his fiancée. Her ailing father the Professor is especially ecstatic with the news of her engagement to the lad he took into his home years ago. For no reason he can explain even to himself, Aiden heads from Coronado to Villa Rosa while on leave. When he learns what impulsive flighty Sage claimed, thoughtful serious-minded Aiden supports her white lie because he would do anything for the Professor who took him in after the Twin Towers tragedy left him a troubled teenage orphan. While undercover, neither of the engaged couple anticipated falling for the dreaded opposites attract syndrome. This Uniformly Hot! romance is a fun tale as the lead couple learns Walter Scott’s admonition (see Marmion): “Oh, what a tangled web we weave...when first we practice to deceive.” Though a frequently used premise, Tawny Weber refreshes her character-driven storyline with an engaging secondary cast led by the Professor encouraging the polar opposites to embrace not run from love. Harriet Klausner

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