Blurb: A man who thinks he has what he wants.
Bran Johnson always knew he wanted to be a Marine. What makes it even better is longtime gal pal TK is now stationed at the same base. Unfortunately, Bran is having a hard time dealing with his feelings when he realizes that TK is considered a hot commodity on base. Worse, he finds himself taking a backseat to her admirers.
A woman who always wished for more.
Tess Keller has loved Bran since they were in high school. The former football captain always treated her like a friend so she tried to move on. Unfortunately, he’s in her business constantly now. One passionate argument leads to more than either of them expected. Tess knows it isn’t going to last because Bran is never going to settle down. So, to save face, she suggests they stay friends, only with the side benefit of being sometime lovers.
A Marine determined to win at all costs.
Bran agrees to the friends with benefits idea just to keep himself close to Tess. She might think he’s not around for the long haul, but this is one Johnson brother who knows exactly what he wants…and just how to get it. And what he wants is Tess in his bed and in his life forever. Nothing will stop him, not even Tess herself.
Review: I really enjoyed the Santinis series by this same author, so when I heard about this series, of course I wanted to read it.
We begin this story meeting Bran, a brother of MJ's(Leo Santini's lady love), meeting up with his long time friend, Tess. Transferring to the base where she works, Bran gets a chance to catch up with her. Since they hadn't spoken too much over the past couple of years, he becomes acutely aware of the changes Tess has undergone, and more importantly, he is conscious of the different feelings he has toward her. No longer the skinny teenager he knew in high school, she's grown into a very attractive woman, and the men on the base don't fail to notice.
This was a quick, light read that will leave you with a sappy smile. Who wouldn't love a hot pilot going after the woman he's fallen in love with. Actually I thought it was pretty cute that he gets a bit worked up over the attention other men pay her.
I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the Semper Fi Marines series. Especially Jack's novella. I can't wait to read more about the dog he wants to shave and the dog's owner. :)
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