His To Keep

Terri L. Austin
His To Keep
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Sourcebooks Casablanca
Release Date
March 2016
Book 3 of Beauty And The Brit
Contemporary Romance

Iain wasn't just rough around the edges-he was uncivilized, despite all the elegant trappings and expensive suits. And Brynn wanted more of it. She wanted Iain in full-on barbarian mode.
She wanted to be taken.

Filthy rich British bad boy Iain Chapman made a name for himself as a ruthless businessman, but if he can secure an investment from Vegas powerhouse Trevor Blake, Iain could take his business to the next level. Solution? Hire beautifully timid corporate trainer-and Trevor's sister-in-law-Brynn Campbell and seduce his way to success.

Brynn's everything Iain is not: kind, delicate, decent. But she's also got a taste for something a little beastly, and it doesn't take long for Iain to break through her every inhibition. Brynn was supposed to be his pawn, but as Iain gets closer to his goal, he begins to realize he's not ready to let her go, not now, not ever-even if it costs him everything.

Book Review by Delta (reviewer)
Feb 15, 2016   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
104 people found the following review helpful
When the rude and dominant Brit meets the introverted people-pleaser, it's a major case of opposites attract.

For a woman who makes a living as a conflict resolution specialist, Brynn Campbell is a doormat. She's perfectly happy behind the scenes writing and creating leadership manuals, so when she's informed that she'll be leading a training course, she knows she'll end up doing it, even when her entire body is screaming "NO!!!" Her fears are confirmed when her client, Iain Chapman, wont take her training seriously, insisting on breaking every sexual harassment rule in her neat little book by informing her they'll be lovers. There's no way in hell she could take a man like Iain to bedůBrynn can't even orgasm for the love of Pete! She'd be mortified when a dominant man like him realizes he can't even make her come!

Iain has his own reasons for insisting Brynn be the one to train him, mostly because he needs an introduction to her extremely wealthy brother-in-law, but he'd be lying if he said he hadn't been captivated by her for months already. As their relationship deepens, it's what Iain isn't saying to Brynn that could bring them both to their knees.

HIS TO KEEP is book 3 In the Beauty and the Brit series and can be read as a standalone. Not having read any of the books in this series, I'm happy to report that I wasn't lost whatsoever, and that the plot was its own. That said, I was utterly and completely bored with this read. It took me three times the amount of time it should have to get through this book, as I found myself doing anything BUT flipping the pages. It's not that it was BAD, really, but it failed to capture my attention whatsoever. I think it was because it's a combination of a lot of other books I've read and therefore both predictable and dull.

Wallflower Brynn was uninteresting and forgettable, while Iain's over the top pompous ass persona did nothing to impress me either. Together, they did have intense chemistry and loads of erotic sex scenes, with light bondage and some spankings, but then again, it wasn't anything I haven't read a hundred times before.

While I didn't really care for HIS TO KEEP, it was blissfully cleanly written and damn near error free, which I appreciate immensely. I have no doubt that others will love this read, but for me, I just didn't find anything that I could sink my teeth into.

Bottom Line: HIS TO KEEP was just full of "eh" for me, but it's the kind of sexy and safe book that will likely make others swoon.
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