Author: Tawny Weber
Genre: Romance, Contemporary
Rating: 4 Stars
Lark Sommers’s dry spell is officially a sex-starved desert. Since taking over her mom’s quirky coffee shop in Nowhere, Idaho—putting her own career on permanent hold—Lark’s been, well, miserable. But her friends have a plan…one that starts with a superhot guy with a rockin’ hard bod.
US Navy SEAL Shane O’Brian has no clue he’s being set up. All he knows is that Lark does incredible things to his libido. Still, Shane can’t quite bring himself to tell her what he does for a living. After all, their risqué business is temporary—no strings, no falling in love. Especially when there’s no way this SEAL would ever be tempted into anything more than a sexy little fling…
WARNING – SPOILERS MAY ENSUE BEYOND THIS POINT – REVIEW BELOW
I realize that formulaic romance isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Personally, I think there’s something to be said for picking up an easy romantic read and enjoy over a relatively short period of time. Sure, more complex romances are great—but sometimes your brain just needs a break, and when those times happen, I have no qualms about picking up a sure-read romance like A SEAL’s Temptation by Tawny Weber.
Technically speaking, the writing was pretty spot-on. It was fast paced, well structured, and easy to sink into. There were a few relatively innocuous typos, but nothing that pulled me out of the story—and seeing as my copy was an ARC—I’m not going to complain about it too loudly. Having 2 or 3 typos in a full-length novel is fantastic compared to a lot of the editing I’ve seen.
As far as the plot and characters went, it wasn’t anything genre breaking. It was a formulaic romance where two people who weren’t really looking for love found it anyway. Lark was adorably artsy, and Shane was charming and sexy…. and at times a little naïve about love. Together, they made a really sweet, sexy couple that I was happy to while the hours away with. There was a lot of steam to this story—a welcome change to my reading lately, but without the raunchiness that sometimes associates some romance novels.
Overall I enjoyed it. It was nice to spend an afternoon sinking into a story without having to think too hard about the plot or the editing. Did it wow me and break the genre? No… but I enjoyed it, and I’m glad I read it. If you’re looking for a tidbit of juicy romance to enjoy over the weekend or a sunny afternoon, you wouldn’t go wrong to pick this up.