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Blurb (from Goodreads):
A sexy category romance from Entangled's Brazen imprint...
Bound by honor, caught by desire...
Former Marine Alex McCray is ripped up inside over the knowledge that his best friend died saving him. Now he's returned to his hometown to honor a promise he made-to take care of his buddy's widow. Semper fidelis. "Always loyal." But Alex's loyalty is about to be tested, because there's never been a time when Reagan Sanders didn't make him burn with desire.
All it takes is one night for Reagan and Alex to give in to the deep, carnal need they've denied themselves for so long. But Reagan has secrets of her own?secrets Alex can never know about her marriage, or the kind of man her husband really was. But one night with Alex isn't enough. Not even close. Now Alex must choose between his sense of honor...and his heart.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Entangled Publishing, LLC and NetGalley.)
“I am starved for you, Reagan,” he confessed huskily. “I’ve been starved for five goddamn years. And if you were smart, you’d run like hell.”
This was an okay story, but it took me a long time to feel anything for the characters.
Reagan seemed to have had a rough time of things with her husband, but I disliked the way she covered for him. She didn’t seem to want to admit that he had been abusive to her, and was happy to let Alex think they had had some kind of fairy tale marriage, which was far from the truth.
The storyline in this was about the romance between Reagan and Alex, and we got some steamy sex scenes thrown in. I found it hard to really care about the characters though, and their sex life seemed to go from zero to sixty in about 3 seconds flat. One moment Reagan is moaning about some bad contractors, and the next she’s thinking that Alex would look beautiful naked. I mean where did that come from?
The ending to this was fairly happy, but I was pretty pleased to be finished really.
6 out of 10