Book Review: Falling for the Marine by Samanthe Beck

October 30, 2013 Adult Book Reviews 3 ★★★★★

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Book Review: Falling for the Marine by Samanthe BeckTitle: Falling for the Marine by Samanthe Beck
Series: McCade Brothers #2
Published by: Entangled Brazen on October 28, 2013
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Source: The Publisher
Format: eARC
Pages: 250
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five-stars

A sexy category romance from Entangled's Brazen imprint...
Pretending to be in love has never felt so sexy.
USMC helicopter pilot Michael McCade has two goals: Get his damn back into alignment and keep his nose clean until his commanding officer clears him to fly again. The doctor-recommended massage therapy seems like a necessary step toward returning to the cockpit, but when his too-hot-to-handle neighbor, Chloe Kincaid, turns out to be his masseuse, he strays from the straight and narrow in a major way.
Chloe Kincaid is looking for a simple, no strings attached, ego-boosting hook up. But when her positively panty-melting neighbor, USMC Major Michael McCade, (aka Major Hottie), shows up on her massage table, she lets desire get the better of professionalism. Now theyre pretending to be engaged to avoid a whole lot of unanticipated consequences of a momentary lapse in judgment. But can a girl who avoids attachments at all costs fake an engagement to a straight-arrow soldier without falling hard?

I received this book for free from The Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Also by this author: Best Man with Benefits

Falling for the Marine is easily one of the best Brazens I’ve read in quite awhile. It rivals my love for the Line of Duty series, although a bit more tamer and plenty of hilarity involved. I’ve always adored Samanthe and her writing ever since first reading Private Practice, but if you recall, I especially loved the first book in this series, The McCade Brothers, Lover Undercover. Something about a set of super-sexy brothers, each with their varied degrees of alpha male-goodness. I have to say that this book is even better than the first. I honestly never wanted to stop reading, and when I had to, it was on my mind and there were plenty of times I was rushing through other things I had to do to get back to this awesome book. Samanthe has outdone herself with her own twist on the “fake engagement turned true love” plot line. As much as I read these types of books, you would think I’d get bored or frustrated, but I just love it, when it’s done right, and boy, did Samanthe do it right!

The best part of the book was the characters. I really adored Chloe and Michael. Chloe is that awkwardly adorable, yet headstrong female that I tend to favor. I also loved that she didn’t hold back when it came to her sexual side, she wasn’t timid or innocent, but also, not slutty or kinky – exactly what I like. She is a bit jaded, and stubborn because of it, which always gets to me because this usually happens when they meet someone so amazing like Michael, but luckily Samanthe didn’t take it too far where I wanted to do her physical harm. Whew!

I really loved the banter and interactions between Chloe and Michael. There were so many hilarious moments and I love it when an author can mix in a good amount of humor with romance, and keep up the “substance” that I basically require in what I would deem a good romance novel.

Michael is yet another guy I can add to my list of “hotties I wish were real and right in front of me”. The dude is a marine, is quick to help a girl in need…especially when her hands are occupied. He is quite the charmer, and quick on his feet, and he sure knows how to make you swoon. He does quite a few things that really made me fall for him, not just because he’s a sexy beast, but because he’s also a pretty good guy. It’s really hard for me to resist an otherwise good guy who is one heck of a dirty-talker. It’s a weakness of mine!

Also, let me mention that I simply adored Michael’s mom. She was a hilarious little surprise secondary character that I wish I saw more of. I loved her scenes and it definitely stirred things up a bit, in a good way, and I couldn’t get enough.

If you’re new to Brazens or an experienced reader like me, I’d highly suggest you read this as soon as possible. Romance lovers alike will fall hard for this story and these characters. I smiled the whole time I read this. I was filled with all the happy feels, overjoyed by all the laughs, and reveled in the sexy times. I can’t recommend this book enough, I’m so in love with it. I’m also dying for the next book, which involved Michael’s brother, Logan. Must have now!

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