» Reluctant Desire, Leah Brooke

Posted June 27, 2014 by / 8 comments

BEWARE, please! This book contains explicit sexual content and may or may not contain Erotica &/or BDSM content as well. As such, it is not suitable or appropriate for readers under the age of 17 or readers who would be offended by this subject matter. My review may also contain conversation of the same. This warning has been extended to include some NEW ADULT as well.
Reluctant Desire, Leah BrookeReluctant Desire by Leah Brooke
Series: ,
Published by Siren-BookStrand on 2013-09-20
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 299
Format: eBook
4 Stars

[Siren Everlasting Classic: Erotic Contemporary Romance, light consensual BDSM, spanking, sensation play, sex toys, HEA] Charity Sanderson had been Beau Parrish's lover for months, but she knew it was only a matter of time before their affair ended. She needed a man she could count on to be there, and Beau never took anything seriously. But, she loved him too much to walk away. Beau loved Charity more than his own life, but knew she didn't believe that. Every time he spoke about a future together, she got skittish, and so he'd had to back off for fear of losing her completely. The vulnerability in her eyes tugged at him, the love shining in them that she didn't think he could see. He couldn't go on living a lie. After giving her an ultimatum he walked out, hoping she would love him too much to let it end between them. Her accident changes everything. It forces her to see that the man she never thought he could be has been there the entire time. ** A Siren Erotic Romance


My ThoughtsGreen swirls

Y’know sometimes I have to ask myself why I like these books so much because the stories are sometimes so far fetched but the bottom line is that I can’t help it.  I love them.  Fantasy or not, they are just “FEEL GOOD” books.  They make me laugh and smile, they make me cry sometimes… well, okay, maybe just feel like crying… I’m not much of a crier.  They just give me the over all “Warm Fuzzies” and who doesn’t love that?

So you have the female character (Charity) who ultimately kinda drove me crazy because she was just the “Oh I love you so much but you’re just in it for fun and I need something serious” twit of the story.  I did like her though.  She didn’t take too terribly long to realize that she was being a twit and she really did love him.  She was just being stupid and the story didn’t dwell too terribly long on that point so I grew to like her very much.  She is Hope’s sister afterall and Hope is strong and bratty and I just knew that Charity had it in her somewhere.

 Beau Parrish!  swoon Yeah okay… give me a minute.   

Okay… Beau Parrish is one hot babe!  He’s freakin’  Sizzling  hot!  He’s just one of the sweetest characters in this entire series so far.  I mean all of them are great, but Beau just hit a soft spot in me for some reason.  I just adore him.  I can’t even pinpoint what exactly it is that got me, but his character grabbed me right from the very beginning. He’s just so loveable and adorable and cute and cuddly… and ROMANTIC!!  OMG, I LOVE HIM!

The storyline… well, what can I say.  It wasn’t fantastic, but it was interesting enough even though there wasn’t too much danger or drama, which I like in a storyline.  It keeps you on your toes and keeps your interest.  For this installment though, it was okay to not have that because the story was the trust, commitment and faith issues that Charity had with Beau.  It was really fun to watch her struggle with it all and try to fix what she herself broke.

Like I said, I love all of the characters in this series but I think this one is my favourite to date.

… and with all of these books in this series, Leah Brooke keeps bringing back previous characters, which I LOVE!  I think it’s great when an author does that in a series.  It brings the “family” feel to it and keeps you up to date on your favourites.

So yeah… I had fun!  I loved it!

Green swirlsAwesome I loved it


About Leah Brooke

Also writes Historical (Old West) Erotic Romance under the Pseudonym Lana Dare

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8 Responses to “Reluctant Desire, Leah Brooke”

    • Carrie

      Hi Heidi! LOL ~ Yeah, ya gotta love them! Especially with all these yummy characters to hang with.

    • Carrie

      Ehhh… I suppose it could, but it would be better if you read the series. Each book focuses on one set of characters, but like a lot of series, the previous characters are mentioned in the upcoming books. So you would totally enjoy it as a stand alone, but you’d be missing out on some great characters… like Beau! hehe He’s my favourite so far, even though the story wasn’t as good as some of the others.
      It’s a fun series.

      Thanks for stopping by! I love getting comments.

  1. Giselle

    Haha sometimes I love these guilty pleasure reads too that you know is really far fetched or even terrible altogether but you love them nonetheless. This sounds like plain fun and I wanna meet this Beau Parrish! 😀

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    • Carrie

      😉 They’re yummy… and you don’t have to think a lot. I think that’s why I like them so much. haha

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