4 sexy marine stars!
Sometimes rules must be broken. Sometimes your beliefs are challenged. Other times... you just have to follow your heart.
For Marine Corps Sgt. Alex Cruz, the Corps' rules and regulations have served as a blueprint for how he should live his life. In his mind, the way to maintaining proper conduct and order relied heavily on the ability of the individual to follow orders without question. Alex was that individual.
Until...Pfc. Cassie Bennett.
She is brand new to the Corps, looking to cement a place in the world for herself after breaking free from the oppressive life she's lived with her mother. Making it in the Corps is her way of showing her mother that she is more than she thinks she is, while also proving to herself she can survive one of life's biggest challenges.
Both Alex and Cassie are tested when an intensely strong attraction develops between them. They feel it, they want it, but one thing stands in their way... The Marine Corps order on Fraternizing. Their lust filled thoughts, their strong and aching cravings for one another, and their conflicted minds lead them on a roller coaster of emotions and feelings that neither can ignore, no matter how hard they try.
Loyalties will be tested, hearts will be broken, and careers will hang in the balance. Can Alex and Cassie keep their forbidden relationship a secret, or will they lose it all by Fraternizing?
*I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review*
Can I just start by saying how proud I am of C.C. Brown! Just a short 10 months ago I read and reviewed her very first book and each time she writes something new they just get better and better! Fraternizing by C.C. Brown is by far her best book yet! The plot is great, the story flows easily and it's one of those books that has you swooning and holding your breath right along with the characters.
Once upon a time I may or may not have been a Camp Pendelton groupie.....ok well I wouldn't say groupie but I was a fan of Marines ;) Ok....so I may have been a fan of big burly men who happened to be the bouncers who worked at my favorite club who all happened to be Marines ;) Either way I am a SUCKER for a man in uniform...very specifically a man in any kind of Marine uniform. So this story was right up my alley! Each time C.C. Brown described what the characters were wearing I could see it in my head in Technicolor!
The story of Alex and Cassie is sweet, romantic, frustrating and sexy. All the sneaking around and waiting for the other shoe to drop gave my heart a serious workout. And the fact that I literally couldn't stop reading made it an easy 4 star book. I started reading it around midnight and stayed with it until I fell asleep with my reader in my hands, then picked it up as soon as I had coffee the next morning. Even my husband could tell it was good because he had to make dinner!
The sex scenes were HOT and the banter between the two characters was easy but I did feel like the book was a bit too long. I found myself racing to the finish by skimming some scenes just to see what was finally going to happen. And of course I forgot to look up whether it was a cliffy or not so when it ended as one I was a tiny bit confused!
I highly recommend this book to all lovers of romance and hot, steamy scenes! It is a cliffy and the second book hasn't had a release date announced but this author works pretty quick and I don't see it being too long for the next book!
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About the Author
Just a book reading, writing loving, mommy and USMC wife! :)
I love to write, even if it isn't what is conventional and makes everyone feel giddy inside. I usually pull from dreams, or ideas that just thrust themselves into my head. I have what some would describe as a dry sense of humor, and I think its conveyed in my writing. I like to think I am a kick ass chick, but I can also be sensitive. I'm learning to grow thick skin, and in this field, it is definitely needed!
I won't put anything out that I am not absolutely proud of, but like E.L. James said, "I can't own people's reactions to it." Thanks for reading my work... I do appreciate it!