My name is Brecklyn Brannon, and I’m not who I claim to be.
A year ago, I packed up my promising life in the city for a man I saw only once.
Accepting a temporary job with Cade and four blazing hot veterans should have been my way in.
Except, Cade acts like he would rather be tortured than speak to me.
He can resist all he wants, but I made a promise that I intend to keep.
Even if it costs me everything.
I’ve watched her for over a year.
There’s something about her that seems familiar… but now that she’s living here for two weeks, I could care less what it is.
I just want her gone.
Breck is temptation personified, and some lines can’t be crossed.
I’m Major Cade Jameson, and I made a promise, too.
One that I can’t break.
No matter how hard it gets.
About the Author
A self-proclaimed reader enthusiast, Kristy started her journey back in 2009, reading and writing when her daughter was napping. Establishing her place in Corporate America (because something had to pay the bills), writing became her dirty, late-night secret.
After eight long years, she released her debut novel, Commander (previously titled Commander in Briefs). It was a long road, but she can honestly say, the road less traveled had the most beautiful sights.
The only thing Kristy Marie loves as much as reading and writing is sports! Especially those that require muscles and a nice ass. Her favorite is, and always will be, baseball. She’s such a fan, that she even married her small town’s high school’s centerfielder where they still live with their three badass kids.
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Commander in Briefs #2
Author: Kristy Marie
Cover Designer: Letitia Hasser of RBA Designs
Photographer: Lauryn Alvarez Photography
Cover Model: Joshua Butler
Source: Wordsmith Publicity
This thing could be so hot, sometimes! If you haven’t read Commander, I highly suggest you go and do that now because I love Anniston and Theo and Cade. Mostly Anniston, but in Gorgeous, (Anniston’s nickname for Cade) you get to have more of Cade with the girl of his dreams!
So. I won’t spoil anything, which means you can take this as a nice little catch-up. The Commander aka Anniston is a doctor who saved several veteran lives from the street, like Cade’s, him being the first. It’s why he owes everything to her, and why he’ll always be around, especially now that he and Anniston have properly established a safe haven for other veterans who’ve found themselves homeless after serving. He and Theo had a hilarious time “bonding” in her book, but now it’s Cade’s turn, and… Jesus. Commander was all about the couple’s main things, which for Theo and Anniston, meant lots of sex, sassiness and an overall hilarity that just kept hitting you one second after the next. It was overwhelmingly delicious and it made Anniston one of my favorite heroines of all times. Which brings me to the heroine of Gorgeous.
Breck is a sweet little nerd with a resolution made of steel. She’s stubborn when she needs to be, dedicated when it’s deserving of it, and will do anything when her mind’s put up to it. Watching her interact with the other guys living in the house was just great. I loved that she got along with them- Cade’s family -but I also liked that she complimented Cade. My first time reading this was an interesting experience. I really loved Anniston, so it was a whole other experience to have to go through a different woman’s POV who felt different things or went about it in a way that I wouldn’t have pegged. Anniston’s so open and blunt. Breck’s more subtle and… adorable? I’ll honestly say that I had a rough time with her because of how much I love Cade, but after reading it a second time, I actually ended up finding myself becoming a little endeared.
Gorgeous takes on a much more serious tone than its predecessor. I was going into this thinking it’d be just like Anniston and Theo’s story, but it’s actually much, much more darker than that. It had to be, I realized, if Cade wanted his story told right. There was so much going on inside him that you didn’t really get to see it in the first book, but in here, it all comes out. The flow was alright with this bit for me, and if anything, I had to take this as more of a healing piece for Cade than a romantic book between two people with promises. Reading it a few times makes you better appreciate all the things that Breck can be for Cade, and once you read this to see his other side, you’ll agree with me.
I definitely had a fun time with this. I mean, I totally cried my eyes out when Cade or Breck had their bad moments, but Breck’s time spent with the guys made it so much lighter and funnier. And hotter. *coughs* I’ve read several scenes more than I should have, and all I can says is that I agree: you are not ready for some of these men. It’s a recommendation if you love military romance and enjoy watching veterans get a happily ever after. I honestly had my heart broken by the first installment with how much Anniston changed their lives by just being a decent human and helping out these poor guys who couldn’t cope with coming back from war. Like, seriously, it made me want to reach out to my own veterans, and this book only highlights all the reasons why we need to be more caring. So if you haven’t read these books by Kristy Marie, yet, start now. This is only her second book, and you don’t want to be left behind!