★ SYNOPSIS ★
Tough-as-steel cop Curran O’Brien is quickly rising through the ranks of the Philadelphia police department. But when his rookie partner is almost killed under his watch, Curran just wants to prove he still has what it takes to walk among Philly’s finest. So he’s pissed to be stuck on a cushy security assignment for the DA’s office . . . until he gets a good look at the sweet, straitlaced intern he’s supposed to protect—but not touch.
Tess Newart recognizes Curran instantly. How could she not? Back in college she tied this former frat boy to the bed with her argyle socks! That sizzling one-night stand was the only indiscretion Tess ever allowed herself. She has survived law school so far, despite being pushed to succeed by her overbearing father. Now that she’s interning on a major case against a ruthless crime boss, she won’t jeopardize her career by giving in to temptation again. She just never expected temptation to look so damn hot in uniform.
Tess knows her father has other plans for her, and they don’t include Curran. But soon she’s falling for him all over again. And when danger emerges, Curran will prove just how good a bad-boy cop can be.
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★ MY REVIEW ★
Once Kissed is the first book in the O’Brien Family series by Cecy Robson. It’s also the first book I’ve ready by this particular author but it will not be the last. It is a full length novel, it has no cliffhanger, and yes, it does have an HEA. The story is told from a dual third person point-of-view between the hero and heroine.
This story intrigued me from the start. I’m a sucker for second chance romances, but this one was completely different. The characters knew each other, but it was from a one night stand, not from a prior relationship. Even just -how- they knew each other was enough to make me request an ARC of this book. I wasn’t disappointed. From the get go, you have two characters, with a ton of chemistry, and a past that will make you laugh at times.
The co-stars in Once Kissed will also have you wanting to read more. Not just from this book, but you’re rooting for them to get their own. The pacing was great, it doesn’t lag out, you don’t get bored and it’s not one of those books that you’ll have the plot figured out before the end of it.
I gave it a solid four stars. The writing is on point, the characters have depth, and overall it was a funny and attention capturing read.