Katie Lovely signs up her class for a project, writing letters to Marines serving overseas, but a calculation error means she has to participate along with the class.
She isn’t prepared for what happens after she gets the first letter.
Sergeant Major Mark Gunner is serving his last tour and looking forward to getting out of the Marines. When he gets a letter that captures his heart, everything suddenly changes.
Their worlds connect and letters flow, creating a love unlike any other.
But when their time is up and the letters stop, will his claim remain?
Warning: This is a super quick, sweet, and dirty read with a small Valentine twist. *whispers* Don’t worry, it’s a happily ever after!
Somehow this one managed to be both an erotic romance and a very sweet read.
I really enjoyed the back-and-forth pen pal letters between Mark and Katie. We don’t see all of them by a long shot–it’s a very short novella–but what we do see does a nice job of showing the development of their relationship. In between we see Katie spending time with her BFF (mostly while they’re talking about Mark/their letters while Katie bakes goodies to send to Mark) and Mark spending time with…well, with Katie’s letters.
Then we fast forward several months, until Mark gets out of the military…and finally, Mark and Katie meet in the flesh. (And there’s a lot of meeting of the flesh, if you know what I mean ;)) Then fast forward again, and we get a snippet of Katie and Mark’s future. Adorableness all around.
This definitely could have been turned into a lengthier book with less of the fast forwarding and more of what happened in the in-between, but as is it’s a short and sweet (and steamy!) read about two somewhat relationship-challenged people who meet as pen pals and become something much more. It definitely brightened my morning!
Rating: 4 stars / B+
I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
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Alexa Riley is two sassy friends who got together and wrote some dirty books. They are both married moms of two who love football, donuts, and obsessed book heroes.
They specialize in insta-love, over-the-top, sweet, and cheesy love stories that don’t take all year to read. If you want something SAFE, short, and always with a happily ever after, then Alexa Riley is for you!