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 strings. No questions. Just pleasure. For a few blissful days, Lieutenant Commander Nic Savino is enjoying a wild fling with the sexiest stranger he's ever laid eyes—or any other body part—on. It's almost enough to make the stalwart SEAL let down his guard for once. Until he learns that assistant US attorney Darby Raye—his Darby—is heading an investigation designed to destroy him…and Poseidon.
The gorgeous eyes that Darby spent her nights gazing into are now glaring at her across a courtroom. This case could build her career, but if Nic's not a traitor, then he's being framed by forces powerful enough to eliminate every obstacle in their way. And the tentative trust she and Nic are rebuilding—as well as their very lives—could become collateral damage…
I have read a plenty of Tawny Weber books and I like her style of writing. She writes some of the smoothest seduction scenes, her characters are well thought out, and the plot is energetic and intriguing. And in the whole bunch that I have read, in my opinion, Call To Redemption is her best story so far.
First, the plot is built so well. The prologue catches the attention and brings the tension and fear, or sort of worry, into the prime. Then comes the seduction of mind, body, and soul where the romance gets its spark, where the feelings have time to linger, where the foundation for the relationship is laid out. And just when you are all warm and fuzzy with the sweetness and fervor of the allurement, the plot twist takes you back to the intense military world, to the suspicion of all your peers around you, to the danger of losing your career, your life as you know it, the new budding romance that was developing, even fatality is a possibility.
The story has much more military life and protocol than the previous books, and I loved how thought out and realistic the details were. The loyalty, the brotherhood, the willingness to risk your life for your mission, for your team, and for your country is underlined in every action the team takes.
There was just more of everything in this story. Ms. Weber even intensified the emotions and seduction from the previous powerful fierceness. The conflicts between the main characters were heartbreaking, yet believable and true.
Lieutenant Commander Nic Savino has been a strong secondary character in the previous novels in the series, yet here we get to learn him intimately. He shows what makes him tick, his loyalties, his perfectionism, the sacrifices he has made, and the responsibilities he carries. He is a man who is easy to admire and look up to, he is his own worst critique, his code of conduct is unapproachable. And that is why the accusations of the criminal actions cut so deep.
Assistant US attorney Darby Raye has a lot of common with Nic. She aims for the best, the brightest, and the perfection with everything she does. Work is what she is living for, her career is what is worth her time and energy, rest will have to come later. Until Nic comes to her life, and everything changes. She is challenged in a way that will stretch her loyalties and professionalism, yet the risks she is taking might just be worth it.
Call To Redemption has delightful storytelling with sharp, strong, and vivid images, compelling characters that you want to root for, emotions that range from dread and terror to glee and thrill, a captivating and enthralling tale that was hard to put down.
~ Five Spoons
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me