His to Take by Katee Robert
Series: Out of Uniform #3.5
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: December 7, 2015
Publisher: Entangled Brazen
Format: eARC, 76 pages
How I got it: From the publisher
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Truth or dare...
Erin Robinson is having an epically bad year. Her blossoming career on Broadway tanked, forcing her to crawl back to home to Wellington. The icing on her failure cake? Her former on-again, off-again fling is in town, and the sexy Marine is taking up way too much space.
Warren Davis always knew Erin was special, which is exactly why he can't have her. A girl like her deserves something permanent--something neither of them wants. But now that they're both back in town and she's right there in front of him, a challenge in her eyes he's never been able to resist, he's questioning everything.
That challenge quickly escalates into an epic game of Truth or Dare. Erin's sure she's got him on lock, but as the night progresses, Warren's dares intensify, drowning her in lust. But with the past still breathing down their necks, there's no way either of them can win…
I’ve really enjoyed each book in Katee’s Out of Uniform series and was super excited to learn there would be one more story in the series and that this time it would be a novella set during the holidays. I’m a seasonal romance junkie and I make no apologies for it. His to Take was a wonderful addition – and a great conclusion to this series.
I do love a good friends to lovers story and when it’s set during the holidays back in the characters’ hometown, I’m all over it. I’ve read enough of Katee’s books to know that I could expect a scorching hot story that would definitely warm up the cool nights. I wasn’t wrong.
Erin is back in her hometown, flailing a little because she’s not really sure what to do with her life. Her Broadway acting career was a bust, she got evicted from her apartment and, to make matters worse, she was just stood up on a blind date. It’s then, of course, she runs into Warren – her friend and occasional fling. They exchange some biting banter, but their attraction and chemistry is apparent. It’s when Warren challenges Erin to a game of Truth or Dare that things really heat up, though. And you know what? It was wonderful.
I really liked both Erin and Warren and I feel like I got to know them pretty well over the course of this novella. They were both grappling a bit with decisions about each of their futures and, after being face-to-face again, it was obvious there was something between them and it was worth exploring. I kept wanting them to move on from the past, stop being afraid of what the future has to offer and make a leap into something real.
This was a short, sweet and super sexy read. If you’ve not read the other books in Katee’s Out of Uniform series, you could still enjoy this one. Of course, I think you should go back and read the others because they are sooooooo good, but technically you wouldn’t need to. I’m sad this series is over, but I’ll be anxiously waiting to see what Katee has to offer us next, particularly in the Brazen line. She’s easily one of my favorites.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.