Semper Fi Marines series
A man who thinks he has what he wants.
Bran Johnson always knew he wanted to be a Marine. What makes it even better is longtime gal pal TK is now stationed at the same base. Unfortunately, Bran is having a hard time dealing with his feelings when he realizes that TK is considered a hot commodity on base. Worse, he finds himself taking a backseat to her admirers.
A woman who always wished for more.
Tess Keller has loved Bran since they were in high school. The former football captain always treated her like a friend so she tried to move on. Unfortunately, he’s in her business constantly now. One passionate argument leads to more than either of them expected. Tess knows it isn’t going to last because Bran is never going to settle down. So, to save face, she suggests they stay friends, only with the side benefit of being sometime lovers.
A Marine determined to win at all costs.
Bran agrees to the friends with benefits idea just to keep himself close to Tess. She might think he’s not around for the long haul, but this is one Johnson brother who knows exactly what he wants…and just how to get it. And what he wants is Tess in his bed and in his life forever. Nothing will stop him, not even Tess herself.
Plot: 3. While this is not the most original plot ever written, it was wickedly entertaining. I loved that Tess was a tough girl. (I do NOT enjoy books with weak women.) She has a smart mouth and gives as good as she gets. Bran deliciously sexy, wildly possessive and was so sweet that he gave me a toothache. Sigh…possessive soldiers are so drool worthy! Anyway, I loved the chemistry between these two. It was electric and had me dying for them to get it on already!
Sex: 4. Oh the first time they finally hooked up I was squealing with delight. It was as hot as I had hoped it would be. There isn’t a lot of sex in this book as the novella is only about 80 pages, but it was just enough to enhance the story and keep it a perfectly blended balance of sex and story.
Overall: 4. This book is wonderfully written and thoroughly entertaining. I absolutely loved the tension and the angst that Tess and Bran felt. I felt it too. My only complaint, which is really a compliment, is that I wish it was longer. I feel that this story could have been even better had it been 250-300 pages. Maybe that’s just my wishful thinking and secretly begging the author for more. It was such a great story and I can’t wait to read more!
Next book in the series is Tempt Me then Touch Me.