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Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Series: A Little Harmless Military Romance, #1
Hero: Francis McKade
Heroine: Shannon Michele Dupree
Date of Publication: November 14, 2011
Started On: December 11, 2011
Finished On: December 11, 2011
|Story’s ability to suck me in||80||A|
|Heat & Sensuality in the story||90||A|
|Conflicts within the story||70||B|
|Satisfaction with the ending||70||B|
Score Sheet Summary
I liked the overall premise of the story. The hot military hero Francis McKade with that hint of Australian accent is enough enticement for me, not to mention the hot cover this novella totes. I liked the aspect of how infatuated Kade and Shannon were with each other, right from the very beginning of the story. I loved the heat and sensuality aspect of the story at the beginning and loved the way Kade and Shannon seduced each other after the wedding reception which acts as the “medium” that propels these two together.
What made me disappointed was the fact that the blurb hints at Kade undergoing torture, and I know that an ordeal such as that wouldn’t be easy as a cake to get over from. But I felt that Kade getting over his nightmares that continued to haunt him throughout the story until the very end was a bit rushed over. I wanted to see both Shannon and Kade work together and independently for him to overcome such a devastating ordeal on his life.
And there was this bit about how Kade’s previous relationship had showed him that marriage wasn’t for military men with them being gone away for so long. There was no exploration of this aspect of Kade’s character which didn’t round up his character all that well.
But with all those little things that disappointed me, the 1st book in the series “A Little Harmless Military Romance” turned out to be a good read with some great stuff about it that made me push its overall score into the great range. And since I loved the author’s Grace Under Pressure so much, I know that Melissa Schroeder is an author who definitely knows a thing or two when it comes to delivering a good erotic romance for the fans of the genre.
For fans of military heroes & for fans of erotic contemporary novellas delving into BDSM, this one’s for you.
He kissed her then, taking her lips in a hot, open-mouthed kiss. She was better than he dreamed. As he dove into her mouth, she hummed against his tongue. Every hormone in his body screamed, begging for relief, but there was one thing he knew. He might never get to do this again, and if so, he would make sure this would last him a lifetime.
Caliber Seal: GREAT READ!