Sunday, October 27, 2013

Guest ARC Review: Falling for the Marine (McCade Brothers #2) by Samanthe Beck


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?

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A Cali girl by way of Georgia, Puerto Rico, Maryland, and Manhattan, I'm a wife, a mom, beleaguered custodian of Bebe the trash talkin’ Chihuahua. Last, but not least, I'm a writer of fun, sexy contemporary romances for Entangled Publishing, for their … ahem … Brazen line!

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Guest Review by Michelle Tikal:

Before starting Falling for the Marine by Samanthe Beck, I was informed reading the first book in the McCade Brothers series, Lover Undercover, was not a prerequisite. Big mistake on my part.  Why?  Was I lost because this book can’t be read as a standalone?  Not at all, actually it’s because I just can’t get enough of Samanthe Beck and her hottie heroes and want more, more, more.  Falling for the Marine is light and fun, cute and sweet, hot and sexy.  The writing is smart, humorous and stimulating making for an entertaining and engaging read.

Chloe Kincaid is a 25 year old masseuse who is determined to never make the same mistake twice.  She has sworn off being tied down and avoids putting down roots in any one place after a failed whirlwind marriage in an effort to find herself. She’s also sworn off military men after her parents’ unsuccessful marriage in which duty and country always came first. Enter Major Michael McCade aka “Major Hottie.” Michael is a helicopter pilot in the Marine Corps who has never been in love and is looking for some stability. The chemistry between the two is scorching.  From their initial chance meeting where Michael helps Chloe out of a precarious situation, the anticipation of the couple’s first intimate encounter could be considered some serious emotional foreplay.

Chloe is such an amusing relatable character you cannot help but love her.  She is quirky and impulsive.  She is a free spirit, spontaneous and unique.  Michael is seriously hot.  He is a big strong man in uniform who likes order and control with a compulsion to be the hero and save the day.  He is sweet and kind and a gloriously dirty talker. The rapport the two have with their witty back and forth and playful teasing draws you in to their story and has you rooting for their relationship from the start.

I loved the premise of the book and how it played out when each character realizes that love has no preconceptions and that no matter how hard you try you can’t help who you fall for. These opposites not only attracted but seemed to bring out the best in each other making them better together than apart despite their best efforts to deny their feelings.
The only thing that disappointed me about this book was that I finished it. What to do now? I will be rushing to read Lover Undercover and since there is still one more McCade brother, waiting with bated breath to find out if Logan will find love as well. Whoever the next story brings, when told by Ms. Beck, I have a feeling it will not disappoint.

Rating: 5 Stars 

About Michelle Tikal:

I am a stay at home mother of three small children. I met my husband in high school and we have been together for almost 15 years now. I love to read and whenever I have free time (is there such a thing?) I can always be found with my reader in hand.  I love contemporary and New Adult romance, the more angst the better.  I'm a sucker for a happy ending and cannot pass up a hot rocker read.

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1 comment:

  1. Michelle, THANK YOU so much for checking out "Falling for the Marine," and for such a lovely, awesome review. As a mom to a 5 yr. old boy, I know a mother of 3(!) young kids has precious little free time! I'm honored that you spent some of that hard-to-come-by free time on FftM and beyond pleased that you enjoyed the adventures of Chloe & Michael!!