by Tawny Weber
GENRE: Romance, romantic suspense
Injured in the line of duty, navy SEAL Travis “Hawk” Hawkins retreats to paradise. But R & R takes a turn when he runs smack into a beautiful blonde who just witnessed a murder. Travis offers to help, only to find himself equally taunted and titillated by irresistible Lila Adrian. Can the wounded warrior protect Lila and take down a deadly crime ring?
The gorgeous view couldn’t be discounted, Lila Adrian decided.
Wanting—needing—to absorb it a little more before she went to work, she stepped around the side of the building and started down the wooden walkway. When she reached the soft sand, she stopped to step out of her kitten-heeled slides.
In the act of slipping off the second shoe, she had to grab on to the bleached wooden railing to keep her balance.
Because the view just got a whole lot more interesting.
A man stepped out of the surf, water sluicing off muscles that made her want to raise her hands in praise.
Hello, gorgeous, was all she could think.
Gorgeous, hot and sexy, all rolled into one very muscular, very intense package.
The guy was ripped. From his broad shoulders to his lean calves, he epitomized manly perfection. She knew she was staring, but she’d been raised to believe that a work of art deserved appreciation.
And oh, boy did she appreciate him.
Enough to offer a big smile as he slowly made his way across the sand to his towel.
Her lips twitched when he glared in return.
She was too amused to take offense.
As a woman who’d garnered plenty of ogling over the years, she supposed she could understand his reaction. And while it wasn’t like she’d strolled down and grabbed herself a handful of his undeniably pinchable butt, she’d definitely fantasize about licking those drops off water off of his flat belly.
But it was lunchtime, and as yummy as he looked, the guy obviously wasn’t on the menu. And she had a job to do.
But her gaze—as unwilling to leave as the rest of her—lingered for a few more seconds. She’d never seen a more visually appealing man. Or, she acknowledged, her eyes flicking over his scowl again, a more discouraging one.
Ah, well, she decided with a philosophical sigh.
At least she’d gotten to enjoy the view.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling author of more than forty books, Tawny Weber loves writing about sexy heroes, most notably her popular Navy SEALs series. Her sassy, emotional romances are filled with men dedicated to being the best—and women determined to have the best. Tawny credits her ex-military alpha husband for inspiration in her writing, and in her life. The recipient of numerous writing accolades, including Romantic Times Reviewers Choice and in addition to the NY Times and USA Today bestseller lists, Tawny has also hit the number one spot on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
A homeschooling mom, Tawny enjoys scrapbooking, gardening and spending time with her family and dogs in her Northern California home.
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