Series: Come Undone #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: March 25th 2013
Format: PDF Ebook Given By Publisher
Rating: 4 Stars
It was only supposed to last one night...
Ian had no idea the sexy woman he took to his bed was his little sister's best friend--or that she'd refuse to give him more than one night.
Good thing this soldier likes a challenge...
There is something about a soldier that really does it for me. I don't know if it's the uniform, the hair cut or the overall manly persona but military hero's are hot as sin! Ian Walser is no different. He has just returned home from a tour over seas with the army and has been dragged to a welcome home party thrown by his sister. He doesn't want to be there, all he wants is to go home and be alone for a while. In the middle of a full scale panic attack brought on by all the people shoved into the club that holds the party, Ian runs out to find some fresh air but runs directly into Roxanne Stokes. The instant he touches her he feels a peace he hasn't felt since he joined the military and has to get to to know her. The result of him knocking her down left a cut on her leg he insisted on taking care of so Roxanne suggests they go to the quiet top part of the club. The attraction between them from the first moment leads to a hot encounter in a darkened booth and ultimately leads them to a hotel nearby.
After a hot night of passion Ian wakes up to a note and money on the dresser left by Roxanne, making him feel cheap and angry. He decides he won't let her get away with just one night and he pursues her relentlessly. Roxanne doesn't do relationships after watching all the men she has tried to care about leave her high and dry. Her mother isn't a great example either with her many failed attempts it's no wonder Roxanne can't commit. Ian is finally able to get Roxanne to take things one day at a time and slowly starts to show her things with him aren't like her past experiences. Things between them seem to be going great and they even manage to get closer than either of them ever have until a disastrous dinner with his family threatens to tear them apart.
I really liked this book, add another score in the win column for Brazen! It was a quick, humorous and steamy! I knew I was going to enjoy it when I had barely gotten through chapter 3 and Roxanne had already jumped Ian while he was driving them to a hotel! this was a couple that I instantly liked from the start. Ian being military was one reason but him being damaged from the war in Iraq and being vulnerable was a major turn on. You get to watch him change from beginning to end with him at first not wanting to even be touched. Loud noises startled him and crowds area not his best friend. Guess he doesn't want to be up in Walmart at the first of the month huh? Ian was funny and sexy and charming in the way he dealt with Roxanne and her relationships issues.
Roxanne was the perfect relationship-phobe especially when she turned the tables and left Ian high and dry with cab fare. That was hilarious watching him discover what she'd done. She has her own set of quirks about Love and watching her slowly trust Ian was like watching a baby bird learn to fly. I can understand where she was coming from, even though she frustrated me at times. Having a guy tell you he loves you then fucking ditch you shortly after is NOT fun. Trust me! Needless to say I connected with Roxanne because we both went through similar things with men. She didn't cut Ian any slack and actually stuck to her guns until he showed her he could be trusted. Eventually she couldn't resist the call of his "Slim Jim" and gave into the hot sex he provided.
These two had some amazing chemistry to go along with the heat. Between mirror sex and hot car sex while driving it's amazing that I didn't combust in my kitchen chair while reading! Beyond all that yummy goodness though this couple had really sweet moments between them that ultimately solidified them as a unit despite the troubles that came their way later in the story. Ian proved he could be trusted and broke down her defenses and Roxanne helped him deal with his anxiety and familial obligations. They were just a really great couple to read about and everything wrapped up the way I was hoping it would. While it didn't knock my socks totally off I still enjoyed it and recommend it. The people at Brazen really know how to deliver a sweet and hot story to turn your frown upside down!
“I’m dying to
taste every inch of you, and you will be coming on my
mouth tonight.” Ebook pg 33
“Who the hell has a freaking eight pack?
They’re like unicorns. They don’t exist. No, that’s
not right. I’m sure there are guys who have them, but
they’re the kind of guy who is obviously compensating
for something. You aren’t.” Ebook pg 77
She gave a shuddery little sigh. “If your plan is to
sex me into submission, I’m not saying it’s working,
but I’m not saying it’s not working either.” Ebook pg 124
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Katee Robert learned to tell stories at her grandpa's knee. Her favorites then were the rather epic adventures of The Three Bears, but at age twelve she discovered romance novels and never looked back. Though she dabbled in writing, life got in the way--as it often does--and she spent a few years traveling, living in both Philadelphia and Germany. In between traveling and raising her two wee ones, she had the crazy idea that she'd like to write a book and try to get published. Her first novel was an epic fantasy that, God willing, will never see the light of day. From there, she dabbled in YA and horror, before finally finding speculative romance. Because, really, who wouldn't want to write entire books about the smoking-hot relationships between two people? She now spends her time--when not lost in Far Reach worlds--playing imaginary games with her wee ones, writing, ogling men, and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse.