Declan, the sexy, driven powerhouse
meets the one woman immune to his charm . . .
meets the one woman immune to his charm . . .
O'Brien Family #4
Releasing May 23, 2017
In Feel Me (O'Brien Family #4) by Cecy Robson, Declan O'Brien succeeds at everything he does, and now he's finally gotten to a pinnacle point in his career as the Assistant District Attorney. However, being given the lead in a unit he wants nothing to do with isn't easy, especially when he has to work alongside the one woman that's immune to his charm. Yet, the more time he spends around Melissa Fenske, the more he finds himself falling in love, the one thing he's never believed in. Can he convince Melissa to give him a chance, or will his ambitious nature be too much for her to handle?
This series just keeps getting better and better in my opinion with this book being the best so far, as it was as spellbinding as it was heartbreaking due to the main characters back stories; the cases they work as people seeking justice for victims of sexual assault; what the heroine is dealing with, because of what someone she loves is going through; and the obstacles Declan and Melissa face, if they're to achieve their happy ever after. The way this story started had me feeling sorry for the heroine, as she's not only dealing with the fact that she might lose someone she loves soon, but because she has to work alongside Declan. Something that is not easy for her to accept since the first time they met didn't go so well.
As for the dialogue, it was a compelling mix of intense and teasing banter, and I loved how the O'Brien Family are so close and aren't afraid to offer their opinions to Declan when they think he's being stupid in regards to his growing relationship with Melissa. Seriously, it was amusing and had me smiling a lot throughout. However, the light-hearted moments aren't the only part of the dialogue that had me hooked. So, did the main characters back stories, especially that of the heroine. She had it rough growing up with her mom being an evil witch and being ridiculed because of the fact that she's deaf. Luckily, she had a wonderful adoptive father that showed her what love is, and I could understand why she was scared by what was going on with him.
Both the main characters are wonderful, and I loved every moment they interacted. The cases they take on and the way they fight for victims of sexual assault show both the main characters passion for their jobs and that they're willing to do anything to see justice serves, especially when one of their cases takes a turn for the worse. Moreover, Declan is smart, charming, ambitious, determined and I liked how he handles everything thrown his way, considering he didn't want to lead the unit he takes over. I also liked how he won the heroine over by showing her that he's not the jerk she believes him to be. The first time they met was all a misunderstanding, because of something he told his brother he could do.
While Melissa, she's strong and brave with all she's overcome in her life. I also liked how determined she was to gain the trust of the victims she fought for and how she stood up to Declan when she believed he wasn't doing what was right for said victims. Then again, it's hard for Declan to do everything in his power to win a case when a victim isn't giving him all the necessary information. Yet, what I liked most of all about the heroine was how kind and caring she was, which is proven by what she once did to help women before they became a statistic of sexual assault.
Overall, Ms. Robson has delivered an incredible read in this book where the chemistry was intense and had me cheering for this couple's happy ever after. Since there were a few bumps in the road on their journey to forever love, which was proven by the doubts the heroine had about the hero when it came to his ambitious nature. The way this story ended had me smiling and left me completely satisfied, because of what Declan does for Melissa to win her back. Who needs flowers when he has a much more creative way to win her over? However, it was the epilogue that wrapped this story up nicely, because of how Melissa's dream came true and how everything was perfect when it came to everything they had in their lives -- love, family, happiness. I would recommend Feel Me by Cecy Robson, if you enjoy the enemy to lovers trope or books by authors Max Monroe, Julie Johnson, Jasinda Wilder or Meghan March.
BLURBRT Book Reviews proclaims that the O’Brien Family series from award-winning author Cecy Robson “has the hottest brothers ever!” And in FEEL ME, Declan, the sexy, driven powerhouse meets the one woman immune to his charm . . .
Declan O’Brien was always driven to take his place among Philly’s elite, working hard for everything he’s earned, including the title of Assistant District Attorney. He’s won seemingly impossible cases, so he’s furious when he’s assigned to lead the one unit he doesn’t want.
Melissa Fenske was born hearing impaired to a neglectful mother, finding solace when she was adopted by a young attorney, now Declan’s boss. As the current Director of Victim Services, Melissa’s livid when Declan is placed in the main unit she oversees. She can’t forget their disastrous first encounter. Or shake how he makes her feel.
Declan considers the assignment another step toward his political aspirations, despite that he can’t get Melissa out of his mind. Melissa sees Declan as egotistical and self-serving, kicking herself for how fast she’s falling for him. Someone as hot, smooth, and perfect as Declan isn’t supposed to want her.
In another situation with any other woman, Declan wouldn’t hesitate to take Melissa to bed. But she is the boss’s daughter, and for once, Declan finds himself wanting more than just a one night stand.
Neither counted on each other. Both just met their match.
I wish I didn’t want to drag my hands along her gorgeous curves or taste that pouty mouth But I do. Just like I want feel her body pressed against mine.
Shit. What the hell is wrong with me? As pissed as I was about being placed in SACU yesterday, I woke up hard this morning. Hard for Melissa. Melissa, who can barely stand being in the same room as me.
My eyes scrunch tight as I try to shake away the dream I had about her. We were at a black tie event, the kind where waiters walk around with silver trays packed with champagne and anyone who’s anyone in politics works the room flexing their egos. I was supposed to give some kind of speech. I opted out, returning my place with Melissa’s hand tight in mine.
We had sex in my living room. I can’t remember ever having a dream this graphic. She lay over my leather ottoman on her hands and knees, the skirt of her black beaded gown hiked up to her waist, my mouth buried against her. I tugged off my jacket and tie, managing to pop open the front of my shirt before I couldn’t take it anymore and shoved my pants and briefs down to my ankles.
In those romance movies women like to watch, my thrusts would have been slow and sweet. But there was nothing slow or sweet about what we did. It was sexy, primal; me grunting hard and her hips circling fast. Her hair fell in messy waves around her heated face as she clamped down, turning her head enough to see me, and show me the sexy way she bites down on her bottom lip.
I wasn’t a gentleman in my dream. I was the epitome of an alpha claiming what belongs to him. She loved it, calling out my name and begging me to go faster.
My problem is, I loved it too. A little too much.
I groan, thinking about how hot she made me and entertaining why she made me so hot. Melissa is different. Curvy hips, round perky ass, with what I’m guessing are some serious double-Ds. I usually date the model types, those who spend more time on their hair, shopping, and make-up and less time on anything that really matters. Why? Because they’re not looking for anything serious, and neither am I.
When I take a long hard look at all the political giants I know, every last one of them has a devoted wife, looking adoringly back at them―standing by them, raising their children, spearheading charities, and working tirelessly on their husbands’ campaigns―usually alongside the skanks their husbands are fucking when they’re not around. I’m not exaggerating. It’s what men of power are almost expected to do. But I swear to Christ, I’m not going to be one of them.
Cecy Robson is an award-winning author of magical realms and to-die-for Alpha heroes. A double RITA® 2016 finalist for Once Pure and Once Kissed, and published author of more than sixteen titles, you can typically find her on her laptop or stumbling blindly in search of caffeine.