ARC Review….Falling for the Marine by Samanthe Beck

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USMC helicopter pilot Michael McCade has two goals: Get his damn back into alignment and keep his nose clean until his commanding officer clears him to fly again. The doctor-recommended massage therapy seems like a necessary step toward returning to the cockpit, but when his too-hot-to-handle neighbor, Chloe Kincaid, turns out to be his masseuse, he strays from the straight and narrow in a major way.

Chloe Kincaid is looking for a simple, no strings attached, ego-boosting hook up. But when her positively panty-melting neighbor, USMC Major Michael McCade, (aka Major Hottie), shows up on her massage table, she lets desire get the better of professionalism. Now theyre pretending to be engaged to avoid a whole lot of unanticipated consequences of a momentary lapse in judgment. But can a girl who avoids attachments at all costs fake an engagement to a straight-arrow soldier without falling hard?


My review:

Falling for the Marine is the second book in Samanthe Beck’s McCade Brothers series and follows Lover Undercover, a book I freaking loved.  Well, Samanthe has done it again….I fell for the marine in the very first chapter!  This book was yummy goodness!!

Having a whole lot of not-so-great in her life, Chloe Kincaid is ready to turn her luck around.  Looks like lady luck has another idea in mind, however.  Chloe finds herself in a *cough* compromising position and is handcuffed to her bed frame…with the keys having fallen down her HVAC vent.  With no other option, she yells for help and is rescued by her hot and sexy neighbor.  After that debacle, she plans on avoiding him at all costs but when he shows up on her massage table to deal with an injury, clearly she realizes avoiding him isn’t an option.  Lady luck ends up having the last laugh when circumstances between Chloe and her hottie neighbor lead to faking an engagement….that in turn leads to some very NOT fake feelings between them.  Has Chloe’s luck finally turned around?

Never having had to deal with physical limitations, USMC Major and helicopter pilot Michael McCade is not happy being grounded after a lower back injury.  Things start to look up, however, after he walks into his therapy appointment and finds the delicious damsel in distress he rescued the other night as his massage therapist. But when things get too hot during their session, he has to rescue her again….apparently there’s only specific, above the belt touching allowed during a massage.  Feeling responsible for Chloe’s current situation, which involves a lack of a job and apartment, he invites her to stay with him until she gets back on her feet.  Unfortunately his chivalrous actions end up going much further when his CO finds out about his living arrangements.  Shacking up with a girl is kinda frowned upon…well, unless that girl was his fiancée.  Problem solved! If only it was that easy. Soon Michael starts to have dreams of Chloe being his real fiancée….can he convince her what they have may be real after all?

The undeniable and instant attraction between Chloe and Michael was intense and delicious.  Chloe had more than a few admirable qualities about her. She had great optimism despite being unlucky in love before.  She has a free spirit but in the end, knows she needs to put her heart on the line.  Michael is the ultimate loyal, responsible, big-hearted alpha male with looks to kill.  On the flip side, his vulnerability shows with his injury and it made me love him even more.  He figures Chloe out almost instantly and calls her out when she tries to shut down.  Their personalities work so well together and it was such a treat to be able to see their relationship grow into something very real.  There were more than a few fun peculiarities in their relationship that I adored and the very end was abso-freaking-loutley PERFECT!  I laughed and cried and was so happy with the way Samanthe wrote Michale and Chloe’s book ending.  Pure perfection for a couple that started out quite the opposite!

Samanthe has a way about her writing that pulls the reader in from the very beginning and holds that interest until the end….I love that.  I will be looking for more from her and can’t wait to see what else she has in store for the yummy McCade brothers!  Thank you, Ms. Beck, for another marvelous read!


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About the author:

Beach bum, book junkie, and award winning author of sexy contemporary romances, Samanthe recently signed with Entangled Publishing to write three novels for their Brazen line!

Sam was transfixed from an early age with any tale featuring a handsome prince, a great dress, and, of course, the all-important kiss, and eventually aspired to write her own happily-ever-afters. Naturally, she became a lawyer. The legal world heaved a sigh of relief a few years ago when Samanthe retired from law to take the plunge as a writer.

When not living the glamorous life of a romance author (i.e., chained to her computer), Samanthe keeps busy with the care and feeding of her extremely patient prince-charming of a husband, a not-so-patient ball of energy known as their son, a furry ninja named Kitty, and Bebe, the trash talkin’ Chihuahua. Their love, support, and willingness to eat Pizza Hut three or more times a week enables Samanthe to pursue her literary dreams.


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  1. Thank YOU, Jillian, for checking out “Falling for the Marine,” and posting such an amazing review. I’m thrilled you enjoyed the crazy-sexy-fun of Chloe & Michael. I absolutely adored writing their story & had my fingers crossed that people would get a kick out of them.

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