Series: Team Poseidon #2
Published by Harlequin Books
Publication Date: June 27th 2017
Genres: Contemporary 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…
Lieutenant Elijah Prescott should be spending his precious leave somewhere with sun, surf and scantily clad women. Instead, he’s heading home with two goals in mind. Figure out exactly how his last assignment went to hell and almost killed him—and reconnect with the woman who might offer salvation.
Ava Monroe has streamlined her life, eliminating every source of pain—including a marriage touched by tragedy. One glimpse of her ex and those good intentions turn to bad-girl desires. Her strategy: get over Elijah by getting under him again, sating herself until she can finally let go. But as betrayal within the rank of the SEALs turns deadly, there’s no denying that her heart and her life are on the line. Elijah is the only man who can protect both…
Call to Honor was a really great start to this series and this installment only confirms to me that this is definitely a series for the keeper shelf. CALL TO ENGAGE is filled with drama, intrigue, betrayal, passion and emotion, and of course the bonds of brotherhood the team shares which are sure to be tested again and again. Unlike the previous book that left me grinning from ear to ear, this one left me in a pensive mood, even though I really enjoyed it.
Lieutenant Elijah Prescott overcame the odds to recover from physically life-threatening injuries from his last mission, but emotionally he’s still battered and bruised and needs some time off to get his head back in the game. Meeting his ex-wife for the first time in four years was not a part of the plan, especially with the pain and baggage from their marriage, but this may be the opportunity he needs to deal with their past loss and pain and get over it or try for a second chance with the only woman he’s ever loved.
Ava Monroe was once a socialite concerned with shallow pursuits until she got a wakeup call from life that cost her a lot. She now lives a much simpler and controlled life but one encounter with her ex-husband has her jonesing for a taste of the passion that was never in short supply between them. Only, this time it will be on her terms and she will gladly walk away at the end of their interlude.
The only problem with this is that both Ava and Elijah have not dealt with the issues that destroyed their marriage four years ago or their feelings for each other and this may be their one chance to do so. With Elijah’s team dealing with deadly betrayal from one of their own, the timing couldn’t be more wrong but for Ava, it’s revealed a weak, thoughtless and selfish side to her past self that did not give her husband what he needed.
I like that while the team drama is a major part of this book, the focus was actually on Elijah and Ava’s relationship and the personal growth they had experienced since their divorce. Elijah made my heart hurt for him. The physical and mental wounds from the attack and the potentially career-ending rumors of his involvement in criminal activity were a lot to deal with, but when added to the personal loss he never dealt with, it just felt like a crushing weight. I’ll admit that Ava was not my favorite character initially but she redeemed herself by the end of the book.
The revelations from their former team member only add more intrigue to the team’s drama and I can’t wait for the next book to find out what direction Ms. Weber takes the story in.