|His to Keep|
He’s always wanted her. Now’s his chance to claim what’s his.
School teacher Marceline Bellini gave up everything—men, sex, anything resembling a social life—to raise her young daughter. To be the perfect parent. But when she attends an engagement party in her standard stick-in-the-mud mode, her friends begin plying Marcy with shots. Just enough to convince her that a little fun doesn't sound like a bad idea... and having some naughty fun is an even better one.
Like finding herself deliciously pressed against a dark alley wall by the very familiar and very hot body of her best friend's older brother.
After years of waiting in painful silence, police officer Aaron Robinson finally has Marcy’s attention. And man, does he have it. But nothing could have prepared either of them for the rush of fiery lust between them. So he’ll just have to convince Marcy he’s for real. And that a rainy, lust-fuelled romp is the first step to a lifetime of completely imperfect happiness…
I have to say I'm a sucker for nearly all the romance tropes, but falling for the brother's best friend or the best friend's brother is one of my favorites. Katee Robert created chemistry between Marceline and Aaron that sizzled off the pages and definitely did justice to the "Brazen" imprint. And for a novella, both the main and the secondary characters were surprisingly well-developed. But, there was something lacking to make me feel like these two were meant to be for the long run. It just felt a little too quick and easy - but I guess that might be more the novella-length than the author to blame here. Overall, a quick and sexy read that fans of the Brazen line will surely enjoy.
His to Keep: 3.5/5 stars
Note: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange of an honest review.