Review: A Fool For You by Katee Robert

fool-for-youReviewed by Joanna

Here’s a second-chance romance / surprise pregnancy trope by an author I’ve come to expect steady quality from. This novel follows Hope and Daniel, high-school sweethearts who should’ve had everything, but they split after a terrible car crash which killed Hope’s brother. Daniel was driving and took responsibility for the crash. In the thirteen years since, he’s been a shell of his former self.
[Read more…]

Review: Fool Me Once by Katee Robert

fool me onceReviewed by Joanna

Snarky gothy geek girl hates huge hunky cowboy. All the way from grr to rawr.

Aubry is a wee bit antisocial. Well that’s an understatement – she hates all people bar her best friend, Jules. She makes her money creating websites for people from the safety of her apartment and seldom goes out due to crippling social anxiety. She’s also a crack shot on the online game Deathmatch and one day gets invited to play the alpha test of a new release at a gamers’ convention. Dream come true, except Aubry can’t handle people or crowds. [Read more…]

Review: Foolproof Love by Katee Robert

foolproof loveReviewed by Joanna

This is a cute, small town pretend-relationship love story involving a crazy cat lady and a bull riding rodeo cowboy. Yup, that’s what’s happening here.

Jules is the classic small town girl, and she’s completely unashamed of the fact. She runs a cat café and looks kindly on old ladies. Bless her. One night at a bonfire, she hears that her ex, Grant, is back to take a position at his father’s law firm. He’s a total douche, and when he left for college, he dumped our Jules and told her she was too boring to stay around for. What a piece of work. [Read more…]

Review: His to Keep by Katee Robert

his to keepReviewed by Shelly

After it spent a while in my TBR stack, I finally decided to read this short story. This is my first read from this autho,r but what convinced me to try 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 knew 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 from a man who left her after the pregnancy began. [Read more…]

Carrie’s DNF Reviews – Fall 2015

HIS LOVER TO PROTECTby Carrie

Unfortunately, not every book works out for a reader.  I really hate to DNF a book but given the sheer amount of books out there, I don’t think it’s fair to continue to struggle through a book that is clearly not working for me. Having said that, what doesn’t work for me, might for you so don’t be afraid to try one of these books!

His Lover to Protect by Katee Robert   – DNF at 38%

Recovering wounded former para-rescuer, Luke Jackson is roped in by his military buddy to keep a discreet watch over his buddy’s soon to be sister in-law. Luke is too busy up in his head ruminating over his recent medical discharge and sorry state of his life, when his tail gets the drop on him. [Read more…]

Review: The Marriage Contract by Katee Robert

marriage contractReviewed by Carrie

Maybe it’s all the movies I watched when I was young, but I cannot resist a mafia story.  Especially a modern-day mafia story with the princess set to take over the family business.  I think this will appeal to a wider audience because the violence mostly happens off page and is not detailed.  Mainly it’s a story about two people finding a sliver of good within the confines of their lives. [Read more…]

Review: Seducing the Bridesmaid by Katee Robert

seducing the bridesmaidReviewed by Carrie

This is the 3rd book in the Wedding Dare category romance series put out by Brazen.  Even though I’m not a fan of shorter books, I’ve been enjoying reading this series as a nice relaxing escape.  This one, however, didn’t work for me as much.

Regan Wakefield is a take charge ballbuster.  When she sees something she wants, she makes a plan and goes full blast for it.  Regan is all prepared to go after the equally successful and driven best man, Logan. She is irritated when another groomsman keeps getting in her way. [Read more…]

Review: Chasing Mrs. Right

Reviewed by Allison

Ian didn’t want a Welcome Home party. He wasn’t ready and he didn’t know half the people in the club anyway. After 10 years active duty, there are things you can’t unsee. And those things mess with a man. But, as he fled the scene, he bumped into a miracle on legs (sexy ones at that.) The woman he ran into and subsequently patched up had a unique talent – she brought him peace. A simple touch could calm his anxiety like nothing before.  He knew she was special and he had to keep her in his arms longer. A one night stand is a good start…

The strange but beautiful man that ran Roxanne over and proceeded to bandage her scrape, lit her on fire like never before. He made her feel things she never thought she would.  He made her want. Best thing to do for a commitment-phobe like herself? Get him out of her system. All she needed was just one night. Love would only lead to pain and hatred anyway, but lust on the other hand was fun. And her plan was working magically…until he said his name and she realized that she was in bed with her best friend’s older brother.

Ian and Roxanne had a LOT of growing to do. They both had inner demons to fight: his, a product of war and hers, a product of a very selfish and unhappy mother. Even though Ian was dealing with “almost PTSD” (even though I’m not sure that you can almost have something like that) he came around to the idea of he and Roxanne a lot quicker than she did. She did her best to push him away, convinced that it would only lead to tears and heartbreak. He seduced her into spending more time with him and then won her heart by opening up, trusting her, and needing her. It was hard at times to watch someone push the best thing in their life away so fervently, but I was also glad that they didn’t get over such huge fears so quickly either. I think the “I love you” came a bit too quickly, but it certainly wasn’t easily which made up for part of it. Still, through all the misunderstandings, Ian and Roxanne are a couple you root for and pray they see the light, so they can be the gooey happy couple hiding in the corner pawing at each other at parties.

This was a good follow up to the first book in Ms. Robert’s series, Wrong Bed, Right Guy. I really enjoyed visiting with our first couple since Ian is Elle’s brother, we get a glimpse life after their “HEA”. These stories are solidly entertaining reads, very spicy, and my favorite part – the MAN chases the WOMAN! Pretty refreshing change of roles in romance.  I love that she tells us that not all men are afraid of commitment, nor are all women ready to hop into marriage at every turn! I’ll definitely be tuning in for the next chapter to see who Nathan (also introduced in Book 1) is bringing to Elle’s wedding!

Rating: B

*ARC Provided by Entangled

Click to purchase: Amazon
Chasing Mrs. Right
by Katee Robert
Release Date: March 25, 2013
Publisher: Entangled

Review: Wrong Bed, Right Guy

Reviewed by Allison

Elle has had the biggest crush on Nathan, her boss/artiste at the art gallery that she coordinates, for months. While normally prim and proper, she decides it’s time to take things in her own hands and take a chance and seduce him. She knows he normally sleeps in the loft above the gallery when he’s working on something big, so she checks for his car outside and goes for it. She slips into bed with him and is amazed at the fiery passion and instant connection she’s been craving for so long… until he starts to speak.

It’s NOT Nathan! Instead of figuring out who the mystery guy is, or even exploring the connection further, Elle bolts and doesn’t look back.

Which leaves us with Gabe, Nathan’s gorgeous brother, who spends the night with Nathan when he doesn’t feel like driving all the way home to an empty house – just having had his mind blown by an amazing blonde who booked it before he could catch her name or who she was. What’s a guy to do?

When Elle finds out who Gabe is, she’s mortified and only wants to put it behind her…but Gabe has other plans. The perfect woman doesn’t walk into your life (or fall into your bed) every day and he refuses to let her run away. He tries lunch (a greasy burger joint that she hates), flowers (she’s allergic!), and making sure she’s taken care of when she gets sick over the flowers (SO cute!). Slowly but surely, he works his way into her life and does his best to make sure he stays there.

I really liked Elle. She is so adorably self-conscious, you can’t help but root for her to snag the sexy night-club-owning-tattoo-artist bad boy! She was easily relatable in that she had been dumped in a bad way, hurt and wasn’t sure if the Gabe (or any man) was trustworthy enough to fall for. The relationship between Elle and Gabe was fun to watch develop even if they had a few missteps along the way. The plot was sort of typical, but it didn’t take away from the journey and was overall a really enjoyable read and a happy ending I was more than satisfied with.

Rating: B

*ARC Provided by Entangled Publishing

Click to purchase: Amazon
Wrong Bed, Right Guy
by Katee Robert
Release Date: July 20, 2012
Publisher: Entangled Publishing

Guest Post: Katee Robert

Seducing Mr. Wrong has never felt so right…

Prim and proper art gallery coordinator Elle Walser is no good at seducing men. Heck, she’s been throwing hints at her boss for months, but he’s completely clueless. Desperate to escape her mother’s matchmaking efforts, she comes up with a plan—buy some lingerie and climb into her boss’s bed. The plan goes brilliantly…until she accidentally seduces a sexy stranger instead.

Bad boy nightclub mogul Gabe Schultz just had the best almost-sex of his life. Too bad the smoking hot blonde thought he was his brother and bolted before he could finish what they started. Though her holier-than-thou attitude puts a serious damper on his mood, Gabe’s never been one to give up on something he wants. And he wants Elle. But does a man who lives on the dark side really have a chance with a proper lady?

The Bad Boy and the Good Girl
By Katee Robert 
The bad boy and the good girl. We all love the stories – Grease, Dirty Dancing, Tangled—because there’s nothing quite like throwing together two polar opposites and watching the fireworks go off (we’re going to ignore the really questionable ending of Grease).
A good portion of what makes the sparks so hot is the element of “we shouldn’t be doing this.” The good girl knows that, in all probability, it’s going to end in tears. Bad boys don’t really have reputations for possessing hearts of gold. But knowing it could end at any moment is part of what makes the time they spend together so over-the-top. Not to mention the fact that said bad boy has probably learned a trick or two during his questionable past (Bow-chicka-wow-wow).
So what’s the bad boy getting from the relationship? If he’s a man worth his salt, he sees the good girl for what she is – a freaking mythical creature. If he’s like Gabe, then he spends the majority of his time around women who are mouthy, ballsy, and maybe just a bit crass (*cough* like me *cough*). These women are awesome (obviously), but there’s nothing like a splash of innocence to throw a jaded man off his game.
Basically, both a good girl and bad boy offer something that they can’t get anywhere else. It’s different and new and, if they’re smart, they’ll grab onto that and hang on forever. But the possibility of it ending in tears and an epic slo-mo explosion only adds to the appeal.
What about you? What do you think some of the appeal is when it comes to bad boys?