Saturday, June 28, 2014

Chelsea & Jessica Get Brazen! Falling for the Marine by Samanthe Beck

Hey guys! So happy it's time to get Brazen again! This week we read Falling For the Marine by Samanthe Beck!

Pretending to be in love has never felt so sexy.

USMC helicopter pilot Michael McCade has two goals: Get his damn back into alignment and keep his nose clean until his commanding officer clears him to fly again. The doctor-recommended massage therapy seems like a necessary step toward returning to the cockpit, but when his too-hot-to-handle neighbor, Chloe Kincaid, turns out to be his masseuse, he strays from the straight and narrow in a major way.

Chloe Kincaid is looking for a simple, no strings attached, ego-boosting hook up. But when her positively panty-melting neighbor, USMC Major Michael McCade, (aka Major Hottie), shows up on her massage table, she lets desire get the better of professionalism. Now theyre pretending to be engaged to avoid a whole lot of unanticipated consequences of a momentary lapse in judgment. But can a girl who avoids attachments at all costs fake an engagement to a straight-arrow soldier without falling hard?


Our heroine finds herself in a very awkward position at the beginning of the novel- what is the most awkward thing that's happened to you in front of the opposite sex?

Jessica: Oh, wow. This is a hard question. Why can't I think of anything? I'm sure I have had some, but I've probably repressed them! All I can recall is Military Ball freshmen year. I had the biggest crush on a sophomore in my Spanish class, but we never really talked all that much. I went with a friend to the dance and some friends knew I was crushing on him, so they got him to ask me to dance, and we danced for like 2 seconds and he was like who are you here with? I told him and he led me over to him and was like, so you should be dancing with him. OMG. I was horrified. And so so embarrassed. The bright spot of the evening was a guy in my ROTC class and I danced and confessed he was too afraid to ask me to go and I was like, I wanted you to ask me! Sadly, we never started dating, but it was validating to know there was a guy who actually wanted to go with me, but was too chicken shit to ask.

Chelsea: That is such a cute story Jess! I had a hard time thinking of one myself though I'm sure there are tons of them. Coincidentally, today I was playing in a softball game and while running into home plate, I tripped over my feet and ate dirt hard. Everyone thought I was sliding but it looked so ungraceful. There were plenty of men at the game to witness my embarrassing plunge to the ground!

What is your favorite sexy scene in this one?
Chelsea:  I'm gonna have to go with the scene at the massage parlor. Not only was that super HOT but I was biting my nails with nerves waiting to see if they would get caught.
Jessica: The car scene! I do love a good car scene and the one at the bluffs overlooking the ocean? Holy hotness!

Jess- you've met all 3 McCade Brothers. Which one is your favorite?

Jessica: That is so hard! I do love them all. I think I'd have to say Trevor though. I just loved his and Kylie's story and his protectiveness of her is really sweet.

Chelsea- out of Trevor and Michael, which one do you prefer?

Chelsea:  I did love Trevor but I think I'm gonna have to go with Michael. I loved his playfulness and the way he stole Chloe's heart 

If you could have a traveling job of sorts, what would it be?

Jessica: Landscape photographer! I love taking photos, so that would definitely take me to all parts of the globe!

 Chelsea: Ooh, that's a good one! I think I'd want to be food journalist. I would love to travel the world, sampling food from different cultures and talking about it. 

Chloe & Michael have a very sexy moment at her work place. Do you think you'd ever be able to have workplace sex?

Chelsea: I'm not gonna lie, I think it would be kind of hot to push all the papers off my desk and get a little naughty in my office. Of course, I am super paranoid and would probably be too worried about getting caught to actually do it but it's fun to think about!

Jessica: *cringe* That gives a whole new meaning to Hot For Teacher, doesn't it? I don't think I could. If I worked in an office, maybe. But my classroom? That would just be weird. And entirely too dangerous! I'm not adventurous, I know.

What did you think about the "fake dating" in the plot?

Chelsea Fake relationships are one of my favorite types of plots so I really liked it. It is always fun to see 2 characters build something real out of something that started out to be pretend.

Jessica: I liked it! I think it's always such a fun twist because I love seeing them struggle with their feelings and trying to figure out what's real and what's pretend!

It's been a while since Jess and I have been able to sit down and read a Brazen together but when we finally got a chance, we knew we needed to meet another McKade brother. I'm so glad we did! This book was incredible and I was hooked from beginning to end. I seriously did not want to put this one down. It was a quick read but it also had a well developed plot and some very intriguing characters. Oh, and it was STEAMY!!

Chloe has been through a tough heartbreak which has left her jaded on relationships. She always wanted the white picket fences but when it all falls apart, she decides freedom is the only way to go. As a traveling masseuse, she's just moved into her new assignment when she finds herself in a little predicament. Lucky for her, the sexy marine next door comes to her rescue. I liked Chloe. She is funny, smart and full of spunk. She is insanely attracted to Michael but she is also scared. She tried the relationship thing once and it was an epic fail.

Michael is an injured Marine and right now he wants nothing more than to get back to duty. That is until he meets his sexy neighbor, Chloe. He is definitely intrigued by her and certainly attracted. He offers to help Chloe out when she's in a bind and they end up fake engaged. I really liked Michael a lot. He is sexy, masculine and a real gentleman. He is so sweet with Chloe and I liked the way he helped her out and treated her.

This book was fun, sexy, heartwarming and an incredible read. The chemistry between Chloe and Michael was smokin' hot and I love a good fake relationship plot. Of course they are physically attracted to each other but as they get to know each other, they develop so much stronger feelings. Michael wants to develop these but Chloe is scared. I loved seeing Michael try to break down her walls and convince her how good they could be together. Chloe was a tough nut to crack and sometimes I wanted to strangle her for not seeing what was right in front of her. However, considering her past, understand her reservations and I was glad to see her finally open her heart to him.

I just adore Samanthe Beck! She is definitely one of my favorite Brazen authors and she NEVER disappoints! Her books are always so good and SO sexy! Not only does she create a sexy, steamy book, she also develops characters that you will really love and enjoy!

I absolutely LOVE how Michael and Chloe meet. It is so awkwardly hilarious! All I'll tell you is that it involved some handcuffs, a bed, and no key. Hah! The two are neighbors and Michael helps Chloe out after a failed seduction attempt on her part. They are both definitely attracted to one another, and end up meeting again, as she is a massage therapist and Michael has really messed up his back. Attraction runs rampant with these two and they find they can't keep their hands off one another.... no matter WHERE they might be. This obviously causes problems for Chloe, and Michael, being one of the most honorable men I've read about, offers to let her stay with him. The one tiny string that comes with this offer? They must pretend they are engaged, as his CO really looks down on cohabitation. Now, Michael and Chloe find themselves caught in a charade that is escalating rather quickly. What feels like an act starts to feel like a hell of a lot more....

Chloe is a pretty strong-willed character. Having been tied down to a husband that cheated on her, she now wants nothing more than to be a free spirit. No strings, no attachments... She hasn't been with anyone else since the divorce and now fate would bring Major Hottie Michael McCade to her doorstep. She always said she would never date a military man because of how her father always put the Corps first and never his family. Staying away from Michael proves to be quite the undertaking... he is patient, kind, encouraging and he is looking for more stability in his life. He wants a home, a family.... He's never been in that all-consuming love before, but he wants it and I love that he isn't afraid to admit it.

Getting to know each other becomes so much more than just a game. Chloe finds herself falling hard for Michael and is desperate to get away. She is afraid of what being in love again will mean and she can't handle Michael growing bored and cheating on her like her ex-husband did. She thinks running away will keep her heart intact, but little does she know she's already lost it....

You're in for a fun, sweet, sexy ride with Falling For the Marine! There are a few scenes I couldn't help but laugh out loud and there were others I felt myself get a bit misty-eyed. I definitely recommend this to my fellow romance lovers!


  1. Yay, glad you two enjoyed it! I actually bought it that day so Im' excited! i love brazens and marines!

  2. I'm so glad you are backing doing these again, I missed them! Love your questions and answers, they always make me giggle. I have to try a brazen someday soon :)


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