He’s always wanted her. Now’s his chance to claim what’s his.
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…
This is quite simply the story of two people who have been attracted to each other for more than ten years but never did anything about it until now! Marcy has fancied the pants off her friend's brother, Aaron, for as long as she can remember but he never seemed to see her that way. As time went by, she settled for someone who wasn't right for her but she has no regrets because she's left with an adorable three year old daughter, who sets her world to rights. There's no use living on dreams and giving her daughter, Claire, a happy and stable life is what really counts. One night and one particularly stubborn man is about to change everything.
Aaron is back home and working at the local sheriff's department. Although he's always been attracted to Marcy, it never felt like the right time to do anything about it. She's making a good life for herself and daughter and clearly isn't looking for romance, but seeing her letting her hair down with another guy pushes all Aaron's buttons! If anyone is going to sample the delightful Marcy, it's going to be him. Luckily she seems on board with that idea, but one night is not enough for Aaron and Marcy had better get on board with that idea pretty quick!
This is really well written and I just have to track down more by Ms Robert. It's hot and sexy and there is an immediacy to the storyline that doesn't always work, but happily here that wasn't a problem. I do enjoy the buildup to a relationship but the author cleverly makes Marcy into a little minx who is finally getting what she's always wanted. She doesn't expect it to last, but boy is she more than happy to enjoy what's on offer! Her responsibility to Claire causes her much anguish and unwittingly hurts Aaron too. As for Aaron, well he's a total sweetheart and the epilogue brought a genuine tear to my eye as it was truly beautiful. There is no protagonist present in this tale so that does let it down slightly but nevertheless, I really enjoyed His to Keep. Thank you Ms Robert for brightening up my day.
His to Keep is an e-book and is $0.99 at Amazon and B & N.