One Week with the Marine
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Best friends with benefits…
Avery Forrester has never been the type to settle down—not to one place, not to one job, and certainly not to one man. Still, when her long-term best friend with benefits comes home on leave with a plan—including marriage and children—she realizes she'll have to do something drastic in order to keep him. Luckily, drastic is what she does best.
…isn't enough anymore.
U.S. Marine Holden Morris has never backed down from a challenge. And this time, that challenge is persuading wild child Avery Forrester, the woman he's loved his entire life, to marry him. He wants the whole deal—a wife, a family. But convincing her to become a military wife won't be easy. Then again, he knows Avery—in every way possible. Armed with that kind of knowledge—carnal and otherwise--how can he possibly fail?
This author is new to me and I find that I really like her writing style. For such a short read, it was maturely written, fast paced and a good storyline.
Holden was a great Hero. He knows what he wants and isn't afraid to go for it. Avery, I had a harder time with. I liked her character but I didn't like how she ran from issues. It was very prevalent in the story, which dimmed some of my excitement of a really good book.
If you wanted me to list my dislikes, that would be the only issue I had. Everything else was really good and I look forward to reading more from this author. ARC provided by NetGalley.
Screw the Plan!
4.5/5 stars - This was a super sweet contemporary romance. Avery & Holden's chemistry is sizzling but sweet all in one. The way they weave through their friends with benefits relationship all while ignoring their feeling for each other gives you a glooming feeling. When the storyline starts to thicken you definitely see Avery spunky defiant side and it makes you laugh. Holden is an all around sexy man in uniform that is torn between the two tough decision and which decision he won't regret! Avery best friend Myla is her voice of reason and gives, even more, depth to who exactly Avery is and what she is struggling with.
This was an ok read. Avery was hard to warm up to at first but I get where she is coming from. I just thought she should have just bitten the bullet and talked to Holden about her fears, it would have saved her from all the internal struggles. My huge pet peeve was trying to figure out what branch of the military Holden was in. I had assumed because of the title that he was a Marine but in the first chapter a couple of paragraphs in he's reference as a sailor. Ok I can deal with it and just make him a Marine but then when they go to dinner with his parents, his father makes a comment about him getting a scholarship to West Point but he went to Annapolis instead. Now I'm scratching my head because West Point is for Army and the Naval Academy in Annapolis is for Navy and Marine Corps. Since he wanted to follow in his father and grandfather's footsteps he's supposed to go to the Naval Academy. Usually little mistakes having to do with the military doesn't bother me as long as they do not distract from the story but not knowing what branch of military he's in is a big distraction. Researching a subject goes a long way in helping with the story.