A game of truth or dare gets WAY out of hand in the sexiest way possible, in Katee Robert’s His to Take.
Fans of Samanthe Beck’s Private Practice or No Strings Attached by Nicolette Day, will devour the final installment of the Out of Uniform series by NYT and USA Today Bestselling Author Katee Robert.
HIS TO TAKE
by Katee Robert
Series: Out of Uniform #3.5
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 7, 2015
Publisher: Entangled Brazen
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 girllike 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…
See where it all began with book 1 of the Out of Uniform series, In Bed with Mr. Wrong.
Erin looked around. “Since we’re on the same page, why are we hiding in the Joneses’ old barn? I know Wellingford is pretty countrified but this is ridiculous.” They’d built a bigger, newer barn on the other side of their property last year, so this one was only being used for extra storage and was guaranteed to be deserted, but that didn’t mean she wanted to camp out in it. She wanted to keep moving, to get back into town and back to their game. The faster he dealt out another dare to her, the faster she could win and move on with her life.
He went to his knees in front of her, his big body sliding between her thighs and spreading her legs. “I still have my dare to complete.”
“Uh, no, you don’t. You completed it back in Miss Nora’s front yard.” She pointed even as hurt blossomed in her chest. That kiss had been freaking amazing and he was acting like it hadn’t happened at all.
He shot her a look that stole her breath, his dark eyes so heated it was a wonder she didn’t melt into a puddle at his feet. “That wasn’t a kiss.”
“I was there. Pretty sure it was a kiss.”
He pulled off one of her boots and then the other, and she was so shocked that she let him. Warren ran his hands up her legs, making her wish she’d worn something flimsier than her favorite pair of jeans. “I don’t know who you’ve been kissing over the last year, but they obviously haven’t been doing it properly.”
She bit her lip when his chilled fingers brushed the top of her jeans, slipping beneath her shirt to stroke along her skin. Why was she trying to argue her way out of this…whatever it was? “I’ve been kissed plenty fine in the last year.”
“No, you haven’t.” He abruptly tightened his grip and jerked her to the very edge of the bench.
Her breath stalled out, and she could only watch as he unbuttoned her jeans and worked them down her legs, never taking his gaze from her face. Erin licked her lips. “How would you know?”
“Because, Freckles, you haven’t been kissed by me.”
A short (I read almost the whole thing during a single lunch break last week) but H-O-T addition–and final offering from–Ms. Robert’s Out of Uniform series of 3 novels and 2 novellas. His to Take brings the series to a satisfying conclusion and would probably work fine as a standalone–but really, the entire series is definitely worth a read, so why wouldn’t you ? 😉
Erin and Warren are lovers with a (secret–or is it?) past–he’s in the Marines, she’s been trying to make a name for herself on Broadway, but when they’re both in town the sparks have a tendency to fly like crazy. Erin (aka “Mini Me”–bizarrely, her mother named her two children Aaron and Erin, much to her younger child’s chagrin) is trying to keep the fact that she was fired from her last-big-chance show and is back in town for good on the down-low, though, so she’s less than thrilled to see that Warren’s around too. Afraid he’ll figure out the truth, she tries to keep her distance from him, but she’s no match for his sexily tempting game of truth or dare…
(This made two books in a row–after Say You’re Mine –that utilized that game in some pretty creative ways. I had no idea what I’ve been missing out on all these years…)
Reading about Erin and Warren’s night of crazy dares and truths was a lot of fun, and it was easy to root for them to get the chance to be a real couple at last. Since the “fix” for their relationship isn’t terribly complicated, it makes sense that their story plays out in a novella. The fact that it’s all happening during the holiday season is the sweet icing on top of a slice of naughtily indulgent cake.
(Not fruitcake, though, because that stuff’s just wrong on every possible level. Just saying.
Aaaand…clearly I’ve spent too much time writing papers this weekend. Is the semester over yet???)
Rating: 4 stars / A-
I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Katee Robert learned to tell her stories at her grandpa’s knee. She found romance novels at age twelve and it changed her life. When not writing sexy contemporary and speculative fiction romance novels, she spends her time playing imaginary games with her wee ones, driving her husband batty with what-if questions, and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse.