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Bree Bracelyn doesn't date cops. That's a problem, since I am one. Also, I might be in love with her.
But Bree's got a secret I can't figure out. Most folks lace up their goody two-shoes around cops, but Bree's don't fit quite right. There's a story there, but she's guarding it like a tiger with a pet zebra.
And yeah, I know the guy jockeying for police chief should steer clear of a woman with skeletons in her closet, but I can't stay away. I'll find any excuse to visit the resort she owns with her siblings, even trotting out my charming pup, Virginia Woof. I'm not proud.
Between hot springs hookups and grope-fests in my car, Bree's breaking her no-cops rule six ways to Sunday, and I'm grateful. But what'll it take to coax out her secret and convince her I'm not here to slap the cuffs on her?
Not unless she asks me to.
3.75 stars-sassy and spirited characters
3.75 stars--SERGEANT SEXYPANTS is the third instalment in Tawna Fenske’s contemporary, adult PONDEROSA RESORT ROMANTIC COMEDIES romance series focusing on the Bracelyn siblings. This is marketing and PR director Bree Bracelyn, and Sargeant Austin Dugan’s story line. SERGEANT SEXYPANTS can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story lines is revealed where necessary.
SOME BACKGROUND: Eighteen months earlier the Bracelyn patriarch died leaving his children a rather hefty inheritance including and a large tract of land they have developed into a high-end resort for the rich and famous. Half-siblings at best, the Bracelyn’s build friendships and relationships with neighbors and one another.
Told from dual first person perspectives (Bree and Austin) SERGEANT SEXYPANTS follows the building relationship between marketing and PR director Bree Bracelyn, and Sargeant Austin Dugan. The grand opening for the Ponderosa Luxury Resorts welcomed the whose who of Central Oregon including Sheriff John Dugan, and his son Sergeant Austin Dugan but Bree wanted nothing to do with law enforcement including the man who pushed all of her buttons. What ensues is the building romance and relationship between Bree and Austin, and the potential fall-out as Bree keeps secret a past that may push Austin out of her life.
The relationship between Bree and Austin is one of immediate attraction; a sweet, fun and sexy romance with moments of emotional break down with memories from the past. All of the previous story line couples play secondary and supporting characters .
SERGEANT SEXYPANTS is heart warming, flirty and engaging story line. The premise is imaginative; the characters are sassy and spirited; the romance is passionate and intimate.
Laugh out loud funny and poignantly vulnerable
It’s becoming my favorite part of this series; that skillful blend of laugh out loud funny with the poignantly vulnerable moments. Bree’s keeping a secret. She’s been keeping it from pretty much everyone. Austin’s an eagle-eyed cop with preternatural deductive powers. The most frightening thing she can imagine. Bree’s exactly Austin’s type: a brainy beauty who’s just as feisty as she is sweet. I loved watching this pair fall for each other as they learned about one another’s very different upbringings. I also really love that we get to see the previous pairs being all happy and ‘loved up’.