Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Homegrown Heroes - Ryan

Title: Homegrown Heroes - Ryan
Author: Kara Swynn
Publisher: Smashwords
ISBN: 9780991918249
Release Date: 9 June 2014
Series or Standalone: Series
Genre: Erotica
Rating: ♥♥♥♥

Cassandra Cross has loved Ryan Sears since the minute she met him, too bad he’s been her number one enemy from about that same time. Ryan is off limits and it would help if Cassie could remember that. Besides there’s no way the sexy, self-disciplined
ex-Marine could be attracted to a curvy, smart-mouthed woman like Cassie. 
Ryan’s not only attracted to Cassie; he’s in love with her. For years he’s tried to forget her and the pain she caused him. He still wants her, but he’s tired of being ignored. Now Ryan has two weeks to prove to Cassie that he’s a real man and a Marine in every sense of the word. Unfortunately, great sex isn’t enough to put old insecurities to rest and when push-comes-to-shove one of them will walk away and the other will have to find the courage to either fight for their love or risk losing it forever. This complete short read has the added bonus of two gorgeous, outspoken Marine buddies who don’t pull their punches. And Cassie’s dirty-minded best friend – Alyssa, who doesn’t hesitate to tell her like it is. 

**Due to explicit language and sexual content, this story is intended for mature readers only.**

NOTE: This book has been revised and republished as of June 10th, 2014.

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My thoughts:
This is one hot, sexy story! I guess it was supposed to have a hint of taboo since Ryan and Cassie are stepsiblings, but truthfully I didn't even pay attention to that particular aspect of the story; the most important is that they both have feelings for each other, and with the exception of a kiss that occurred a few years earlier, their relationship was pretty much antagonistic. Which is pretty much the flipside of being in love with that person without putting your feelings out in the open on the chance that you'll be crushed (like Doritos at the bottom of the bag).

Although this is a novella, you still get plenty of good story: the sexual tension between Ryan and Cassie, three hot ex-Marines (lucky me, I know a few military guys who are just like Ryan, Jack and Dane!), and Cassie's straight to the point best friend Lyss. The sex scenes are plenty damn hot, and I actually liked the fact that it was the woman who had to plead her case to make everything right; just a refreshing change. I'm really hoping (crossing my fingers!) that we'll get stories for Dane, Jack and Lyss.


ARC provided by author in exchange for honest review.

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