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…
Each book in the Out of Uniform series is STANDALONE:
* In Bed with Mr. Wrong
* His to Keep
* Falling for His Best Friend
* His Lover to Protect
* His to Take
3 out of 5 stars
After spending a while in my TBR stack, I finally decided to read this short story. This is my first story from this author but what convinced me to read it was the military aspect, I’m not tired of that yet. Marceline Bellini and Aaron Robinson have known each other for years, about 10, and he’s had a thing for her for quite a few of those years. It turns out that she’s had a thing for him too but know that she wasn’t in his league so after the high school fantasies wore off she decided to move on. That’s how she ended up with a daughter for a man who left her probably after the pregnancy began.
I’ve not read any of the other stories in this series and there might be things that I’m missing. Marcy and Aaron’s story as a couple happened quickly. After a few drinks at a bar, I hate when the drunk excuse is used to explain stupid, Marcy and Aaron have sex in the alleyway behind the bar. That’s not something I’ve ever thought was either romantic or sexy…then their next encounter, they have sex in the broom closet at the elementary school where she’s a teacher and he’s there as a police officer telling the kids about being a police officer. I know I’m supposed to like the erotic nature of that but is that really erotica for gratuitous sex?
This story was short on plot and character development but long on the sex scenes. I didn’t care for Marcy because you can’t really tell me that you live for your child and behave in such a reckless manner. I’m not sure what getting to know each other was ever a part of the few conversations they had.
I didn’t care for Aaron because you can’t really tell me that you’re wanting to romance this single mother of a 3 year-old. A woman you’ve know for years. A woman who you know was left by the father of her child. I didn’t understand why he would behave in such a reckless manner – and you’re a police officer, do what they all do – find a room with four walls! Like I said – this was really short on character development.
Happy Reading Folks!
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