Series: O'Brien Family #1
Published by Loveswept on November 3, 2015
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Source: Kindle Purchase
Cecy Robson is an author I’ve long wanted to read so I made sure to fit in Once Kissed for COYER’s Recommend Me a Book Read-a-thon. This was a recommendation from Sophia Rose. 🙂
Tessa is a young, brilliant law student. She’s worked hard to get where she is and is counting the days until she’s free of her father’s tyranny. Oh, some might think she’s a spoiled princess whose father foots the bill for her lavish lifestyle. They’d be wrong. She’s essentially a prisoner. Things come to a head when she’s assigned a case working with an ADA. The case is dangerous enough that she’s also assigned police protection. That protection comes in the form of Curran O’Brien – the only thing (person) Tessa’s ever allowed herself to enjoy.
Curran is one of several brothers from a strong, close-knit family. When he experiences a situation on duty that no officer wants to happen, he’s assigned guard duty in order to help him get his head back in the game. Curran isn’t at all happy about the assignment until he finds out who he’ll be guarding. Tessa. The one night he spent with her was not enough.
Over the course of the case, Curran and Tessa spend a lot of time together. They get to know each other better and rekindle what had always been between them. The suspense element – both with regards to the case and Tessa’s dickhead father – was well done and kept me guessing. I appreciated that. It helped to balance the somewhat predictable romance element.
There were a few minor inconsistencies that were enough for me to notice but didn’t take away too much from the story overall. I really enjoyed Tessa and Curran together and getting to know the other O’Brien’s as well. The family dynamics is something I particularly delight in so I’m eager to continue the series.
I’m happy Sophia recommended Once Kissed. I needed that push to finally read CRobson. I’m happy to report it was a pleasant introduction.
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