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RT Book Reviews proclaims that the O’Brien Family series from award-winning author Cecy Robson “has the hottest brothers ever!” And in FEEL ME, Declan, the sexy, driven powerhouse meets the one woman immune to his charm . . .
Declan O’Brien was always driven to take his place among Philly’s elite, working hard for everything he’s earned, including the title of Assistant District Attorney. He’s won seemingly impossible cases, so he’s furious when he’s assigned to lead the one unit he doesn’t want.
Melissa Fenske was born hearing impaired to a neglectful mother, finding solace when she was adopted by a young attorney, now Declan’s boss. As the current Director of Victim Services, Melissa’s livid when Declan is placed in the main unit she oversees. She can’t forget their disastrous first encounter. Or shake how he makes her feel.
Declan considers the assignment another step toward his political aspirations, despite that he can’t get Melissa out of his mind. Melissa sees Declan as egotistical and self-serving, kicking herself for how fast she’s falling for him. Someone as hot, smooth, and perfect as Declan isn’t supposed to want her.
In another situation with any other woman, Declan wouldn’t hesitate to take Melissa to bed. But she is the boss’s daughter, and for once, Declan finds himself wanting more than just a one night stand.
Neither counted on each other. Both just met their match.
FEEL ME is a delightful and refreshing story. It is the fourth book in the O’Brien family series and is a standalone, although the characters are interconnected. This is the first book I have read by Cecy Robson and now I want to read the other three books in this series.
Declan O’Brien, an assistant district attorney and Melissa Fenski are thrown together when they both work in the sexual assault unit. Declan is used to women throwing themselves at him but Melissa doesn't show any interest and disagrees with him all the time. Melissa is strong and opinionated and Declan finds himself attracted to her brains and her fiery passion.
Melissa is partially deaf and has a difficult time dealing with people's careless attitude about her impairment. Even though it hasn't been easy for her, Melissa has worked hard towards her goals and is well respected and successful in her field. She is grounded, committed and driven and loves her job helping abused women and children. She works tirelessly for the victims of abuse, although it can be a heartbreaking thankless job.
Even though Declan is successful and confident, he has a sweet side underneath his good looks and cocky attitude and he sincerely wants to help others. Declan is a womanizer and doesn't believe in love and his sole focus is on his career. He doesn't have room in his life for Melissa but yet he can't seem to resist her. Declan doesn't care about Melissa's disability and his compassion and caring stole my heart. They are both stubborn and opinionated and argue a lot but there is also a lot of chemistry between them.
What I enjoyed the most about this story is the large, close knit, boisterous O’Brien family. They keep Declan grounded. Most people agree with everything Declan says but his family is not afraid to express their opinions and don't care about hurting Declan’s feeling feeling. They are also the first ones to defend Declan and he knows they will always have his back.
Thanks to the author for providing a copy of this book vIa Cocktails and Books and Netgalley. The opinions expressed are my own.
Swoon worthy hero? Check. Strong determined heroine? Check. Major attitude and animosity? Check. Being in total denial of your feelings. Oh yeah!
Declan and Melissa were fantastic together. Their animosity and heat towards one another was off the charts and I loved being absorbed into it all. Great verbal sparing, flirting, playfulness, and that building of heat as well as such sizzling chemistry. There were so many great moments between them and I couldn’t get enough.I had been waiting for Declan and Melissa’s story and Ms. Robson didn’t disappoint. I adore the fact that it was dual POV and I really got to know both of them and feel what they were feeling.
I also enjoyed reconnecting with all their friends and family from previous books. I love the the fierceness of this family and the loyalty they have to each other and to their community. I think it is what really makes this series so special. A simply excellent read. Loved It! Highly Recommended!
Received an ARC through Tasty Book Tours and voluntarily wrote an honest review.
I LOVE these O'Briens!
I LOVE these O'Briens!
This book had me at word 1. I will read anything Cecy writes! BIG fan! This is my 2nd Cecy book (my first was O'Brien #3), and while it's not necessary to have read any of the previous books in the series in order to enjoy this one, I highly recommend it!
I absolutely loved Declan. I especially loved Declan once he pulled his head out of his bottom and realized what he really wanted out of life. Specifically, Melissa. And I don't care how possessive he might have been of her; I thoroughly enjoyed every alpha-male-minute of it!
Melissa was truly a joy to read. I felt she was written beautifully, and that Cecy must have done a great deal of research on people living with hearing loss. This added a unique element to the story, and I just felt it was very well done.
This is a spectacular contemporary romance with smart characters and an engaging plot that had me eagerly turning the pages. I can't wait for the next book in this series!!!
(I received a copy of this book in consideration of an honest review)