REVIEW: A SEAL’s Proposal by Tawny Weber

First in a new series..

First in a series of novella’s focused on a group of friends all with the same goal to become Navy Seals….this book focuses on the relationship between Sam and Blaire with a lovers to something more theme…

The premise is interesting and the group of friends all struggling with the choices they’ve made provides a number of opportunities for more books in the series…however I thought that for a short story the pace was rather slow… the author writes great observational descriptions but there is too much detail for a novella and it interrupts the action….

The group of would be seals have the potential for plenty of humorous interplay to add another layer to the story but in fact there was a great deal of angst when they interacted and what felt close to bullying at points between the friends…I really liked Sam as a personality strong and focused but Blaire comes across as manipulative and I never felt connected to her…. their relationship seems genuine enough but they spent more time apart talking with other people than each other and there was no real sexual chemistry …..overall I never felt invested in their story…

This series has great potential but I was disappointed with this first instalment.. I think the author should have written this as a full length novel and then the interactions between the protagonists and the secondary characters and the descriptive narrative would have added not detracted from the narrative……this novella was reviewed for Summer’s Eve Reads.

~Sheena (3/5)