Review, Excerpt, and Sweepstakes: His to Take (Book #3.5: Out of Uniform Series) by Katee Robert

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Title: His to Take Series: Book #3.5: Out of Uniform Series Author: Katee Robert Genre: Contemporary Romance Published: December 7, 2015 by Entangled Brazen

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Synopsis:

Truth or dare…

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 girl like 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…

Source: Netgalley/Publisher

My Rating: 3½/5 stars

My Review:

There’s nothing worse than coming home with your tail tucked between your legs.  Oh, wait, there is something worse.  Coming home with your tail tucked between your legs, being stood up by your date, and then running into your on-again, off-again hook up.  

Erin Robinson was hoping beyond all hope and reason to hide away in her parent’s home until she can figure out what to do with her life.  Unfortunately, Erin is from a small town and everyone’s business always seems to be everyone else’s business which is how she has found herself stood up and face to face with the one man she really, really didn’t want to see, Warren Davis.  Warren Davis is a walking dream and nightmare all rolled into one.  He can make Erin orgasm harder and more often than any man ever has but he also knows just which buttons to push to send her into a fit of indignant anger.

Warren Davis is tired of playing the hook up game with Erin Robinson so the night he runs into her at the bar, he proposes a whole new game, Truth or Dare.  Playing on their past and Erin’s inability to refuse a game of Truth or Dare, Warren fully intends to make Erin his for realisies.  The game gets off (HA!  That’ll be funny when you read the book!) to a great if chilly start and eventually ends up exactly where Warren wants to end up, with Erin agreeing to be his girlfriend.  As the two drift off into a blissful sex coma, Warren thinks everything is good to go until he wakes up the next morning to a very familiar scene, Erin running away. 

The Bottom Line:  Though I enjoyed this read, especially the barn scene, it just didn’t live up to the standards of the rest of the Out of Uniform series.  Erin and Warren are so cute together and with their shared history and the delightful game of Truth or Dare, it just feels like a novella-length read just isn’t enough for them.  I would have very much enjoyed a much longer version of their story.  With that being said, I still enjoyed this read and look forward to the continuation of Katee Robert’s sexy Out of Uniform series.

Excerpt from His to Take (Book #3.5: Out of Uniform Series):

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.”

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Book #1: In Bed with Mr. Wrong: Amazon | B & N | iTunes | Kobo

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Book #1.5: His to Keep: Amazon | B & N | iTunes | Kobo

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Book #2: Falling for His Best Friend: Amazon | B & N | iTunes | Kobo

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Book #3: His Lover to Protect: Amazon | B & N | iTunes | Kobo

Book #3.5: His to Take: Amazon | B & N | iTunes | Kobo

About the author and where to find her:

Katee Robert.04.205px.pngNew 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.

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