Published by Harlequin Books on January 31st 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Military, Romance
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The Poseidon team are hard-bodied, fiercely competitive navy SEALs. But when a sensitive mission goes disastrously wrong, three of the team's finest will have to trust their hearts and instincts to uncover the truth…
"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.
This was my first Tawny Weber book. I can’t say I hated it, but I don’t know if I’m going to continue on with the series or not. For one thing, deception really pisses me off. I have a really tough time when a couple gets together because one party is lying and deceiving the other. And Diego Torres, for all of his “I’m just following orders” and “There’s no other possible way to get this information” is full of shit. If there really is no other possible way to get the information he and his team are looking for, fine. Then keep your dick in your pants until you can be honest with Harper about who you are and what you’re doing.
And of course Harper didn’t have the information they were looking for anyway, which anyone would have known. SEALs aren’t known for being stupid, so I really can’t buy that the only possible way for this group of men to get what they were searching for was to convince a single mom and her ten(ish)-year-old son that Diego is just a random new neighbor who’s more than happy to help them build swingsets, figure out the grill, and also break into their home when they aren’t there and search through Harper’s underwear drawer for something to prove she knows more than she’s telling about the death (or not) of her ex.
I really wanted to go higher than 2.5 stars because the book was well-written, the mystery itself was decently planned out, though not completely solved; this will clearly stretch out over the course of the series. But I couldn’t go higher. The initial concept just made me too mad to see beyond it.