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Series: Friends First #3
Publisher: Loveswept on June 16, 2015
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance (Adult)
Ellie Palmer and cops don't mix, and getting pulled over by Officer Brett Hale—again—doesn't help. Neither does being forced to take a safe-driving course with him. Brett's by-the-book attitude leaves Ellie ice-cold, and his rock-hard body won't change that. Still, the more time she spends with the guy, the more she finds herself warming up to his unexpected charms.
Even though Brett comes off like a boy scout, Ellie has sparked something he wants badly enough to get him to rethink his past mistakes. But when her ex shows up, Brett makes it his mission to keep Ellie safe in the here and now. His gut tells him the guy's trouble, and Ellie must agree, because she doesn't complain when Brett pulls her close. To keep her safe, though, he'll have to choose between breaking her heart . . . and breaking the rules.
This book includes mature subject matter that may not be appropriate for readers under the age of 18.
This is my third book by Laura Drewy and the third in the Friends First series, and even though the first one blew me away, they just keep getting better and better. Ellie and Brett are hilarious & hot together, something I can’t often say when it comes to romance novels.
It starts with Ellie getting pulled over, yet again, and being ticketed by Office Brett. He may be hot, but he’s also the bane of her existence, a man who follows the letter of the law and seems incapable of spontaneity. The fact that he takes her license makes her hate him even more, though with her driving history, she certainly deserves it. Needless to say, she’s not thrilled when she finds out that the driving class she now has to take is taught by Brett.
Brett’s pretty straight-laced, a by-the-book kind of guy, but he’s not without a sense of humor or completely closed off to emotions. He’s even a little confused as to why Ellie hates him so much, but he can’t deny he’s attracted to her. And while he may bust her for traffic violations more than anyone else, he’s not out to get her.
As it turns out, Ellie’s hatred for cops is well-founded, since it was the police who put her through hell back when her boyfriend was busted for drugs. She was not only innocent but also ignorant of the crime, and being treated like a criminal — and not helped at all by her father when she needed him — has left her a bit jaded.
But the traffic class, not to mention all the run-ins they have living in the same small town, guarantee that these two get to know each other better, begin to see each other more clearly, and eventually let the sparks fly. Getting there is plenty of fun, all kinds of hot, and so much more interesting than one would normally expect from a romance novel. I absolutely recommend grabbing the whole series!