Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Review: Infatuation: A Little Military Harmless Romance by Melissa Schroeder


Infatuation: A Little Military Harmless Romance
Book 1

Francis McKade is a man in lust. He’s had a crush on his best friend’s little sister for years but he has never acted on it. Besides that fact that she’s Malachi’s sister, he’s a Seal and he learned his lesson with his ex-fiancé. Women do not like being left alone for long months at a time. Still, at a wedding in Hawaii anything can happen—and does. Unfortunately, after the best night of his life, he and Mal are called away to one of their most dangerous missions.

Shannon is blown over by Kade. She’s always had a crush on him and after their night together, it starts to feel a little like love. But, after the mission, Kade never calls or writes and she starts to wonder if it was all a dream. Until one night, her brother Mal drags him into her bar and grill and Shannon gets the shock of her life.

Kade isn’t the man Shannon knew in Hawaii, or even the last few years. Twelve hours of torture changes a man, especially one who had never felt so vulnerable. He still can’t shake the terror that keeps him up at night. Worse, he is realizing that the career he loves just might be over.

Shannon is still mad, but she can’t help but hurt for the man she loves. He is darker, a bit more dangerous, but beneath that, he is the Kade she's known for so many years. When he pushes her to her limits in the bedroom, Shannon refuses to back down. One way or another, this military man is going to learn there is no walking away from love—not while she still has breath in her body.

Warning: This book contains two infatuated lovers, a hard-headed military man, a determined woman, some old friends, and a little taste of New Orleans. As always, ice water is suggested while reading. It might be the first military Harmless book, but the only thing that has changed is how hot our hero looks in his uniform—not to mention out of it.

This is an original novella that is approx 32,000 words. This is an interracial military romance with light BDSM.

I obtained the above information from Ms. Melissa's blog.

I was given this book for my honest thoughts ~ So here goes!

Ms. Melissa is another one of my favorite authors! She never ever disappoints me when it comes to the Little Harmless things she writes! =) She knows how to keep me on the edge of the dark side but she knows how to pull me slowly into the warm embrace of the romance side! She shows me all sides of my characters and makes me fall in love all over again! But I warn you... Her writing could be come a harmless little obsession of yours.... Because it is just that good.... Awesome in fact!

This is one story that completely took me ~ heart and soul. Ms. Melissa gave me absolutely everything. She held nothing back; allowing the flood gates of emotions just flow. She also gave me blood, sweat, tears, heartache but most of all... she gave me love. She gave me passion, desire, naughtiness, and some special kinda pleasures! But the emotion she pulled from within me, the feelings she made me feel, the way she captured the real life of the story.... was amazing.

I will say that this has become one of my favorites not only because of the story itself, but also where the story is based.... New Orleans. (For those that know me, that is where I use to call home). This truly has all the right ingredients to make this one of your favorite books. The story line is put together that you will want to read it in one day! Promise!

Shannon will blow you away. Growing up in part of a big family, especially with military men - she can hold her own. Actually she can hold more than her own. She is definitely a strong woman. Takes no crap kinda woman. She owns her own business... a bar in New Orleans. She knows what she wants and she normally goes after it - no matter the cost. But there is one thing that she wants... but she knows it might cost her her heart. But she is willing to give it her all and follow what her hearts desire is.... Are your dreams worth fighting to have??

Kade is a man that will make you smile, your heart skip a beat and your panties wet all at the same time! He is a SEAL and believe me... He is allllllll man! He goes after life with no regrets but the one thing that he wants, he knows is off limits. His best friends sister... Kade goes on a mission and comes back less than half himself... and there is only one person that can make him whole but will he allow her to make him complete? How much can you push a person away before they do not want you anymore? Can he risk his heart and soul for the one person that makes his heart and soul feel complete?

These two characters are unbelievable! They are great together, in bed and out. They have tap danced around each other for half of their lives... Knowing what their hearts desire but what they cannot have. Every one else knows they belong together. But will they allow their stubbornness to fall just a little in order to see what's right in front of them... If they would let the wall drop, the could have a love that is would be so awesome... You will fall in love with these two! And the rest of the gang! I can't wait for more stories to come!

Ms. Melissa gave me a lot in one little story! She paced it so that I thought she was teasing me... Drawing this out for me to not have what I wanted when I wanted... But then she gave it to me as the time Shannon and Kade needed it... Not me. Go.... Get....It...NOW! You won't be disappointed!

To read more about Kade and Shannon, you might want to visit Kade's interview with Melissa! It is priceless!

To see more from Ms. Melissa, please visit her website here!!! Enjoy!

And remember... Keep it Dirty, Smutty & Hussy! 
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  1. Great review, Cecile! :D This is the second rave review for this book today that I've read--As I told Kati (another reviewer of Infatuation) I'm about to break down and rush off to my nearest bookstore (over 70 miles away) in hopes of finding this one! :D

    I'm definitely putting all of Melissa's books on my list; I've never read one, but I'm trusting both of your opinions on how great her writing is! And after reading the reviews, the summaries, and the excerpts, I'm pretty much thinking the same thing even without yet reading a full book of hers! ;)


  2. Everyone loves this book.I must hurry up and read it.Great review Cecile.

  3. Ohhh nice, I like the sound of this one

  4. TBQ~ Hey honey! Thank you! Girl.... If you have not read Ms. Melissa's books... Anyone of them, you have to! I promise you will not be disappointed. It does get a little hot and heavy and sometimes a little dark, but they stories are awesome! You will fall in love! Thank you for the great words on my review! You know I only try to bring you guys the best books to read.... lol! Hugs honey!!

    Elaine! Oh gosh, you have to hurry and read them!! NOW!!!!

    Blodeuedd! Hey honey! Hugs to you!!!!!!! This one is super yum!!!

  5. ....I have to read this now. Sounds like such a great story. GREAT review.



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