Title: Resist Me (Change Me, #1)
Author: A.O. Peart
Release Date: August 30, 2014
One fateful morning changes everything.
Lisbeth Anderson, the lone eyewitness of a shocking murder, believes the FBI witness protection program may be the only way for her to survive. But when a powerful explosion reduces the safe house to ashes, killing all of the FBI agents on duty, will she turn to a perfect stranger for help?
Ethan McCoy, an ex-Marine-turned-firefighter, has never really cared for any woman. He lives his life to the fullest, enjoying the bad boy stigma and cultivating a particular taste for dominant sex. Girls come and go, allowed to stay only long enough to satisfy Ethan’s wild appetite.
One morning at dawn, Ethan’s fire brigade is called to a fatal house explosion that levels the structure. When he pries open a trap door to the hidden panic room under the house, he finds a gorgeous, though disheveled brunette. Lisbeth instantly turns Ethan’s world upside down, and he’s overcome by the burning desire to protect her, no matter the consequences.
RESIST ME IS THE FIRST INSTALLMENT IN THE STEAMY CHANGE ME (McCoy Raven Boys) ROMANTIC THRILLER/SUSPENSE SERIES. ALL BOOKS IN THIS SERIES ARE STANDALONE AND CAN BE READ IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER.
*Due to mature themes, strong language, and sexual situations, this series is intended for adult readers only.*
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I really enjoyed this fast paced and intense romantic suspense story. Oh, and it doesn’t hurt that there is a delicious ex-Marine Firefighter in it…or maybe 2. I was easily engrossed in the story and read it in just a few hours.
Lisbeth (a.k.a. Gloria) and Ethan have an instant connection the first time the see each other but shy away from it to a certain extent for different reasons. Ethan could have any woman he wants (and he usually does) but with Lisbeth it’s different. He wants to protect her but also is extremely attracted to her and her personality. Lisbeth is strong and a fighter. She’s had to endure a lot just growing up and then to top it off, she’s the only witness to a crime. She is leery of most men, except for Ethan. I really admired her and her strength. Despite her few panic attack (and really you can’t blame her for those) she’s tough and put together. Both of the are extremely stubborn and I found them very enjoyable to read about.
The story line was very interesting. It was suspenseful but also had that romance that blossoms over time. I could really feel Lisbeth’s emotions pouring out of the pages as she talked about not only the incident that she witnessed but also her rough upbringing in the foster system and on the streets. It was also easy to see the love and loyalty Ethan has for his friends. I loved the characters and I can’t wait to read more about the McCoy gang. 4 out of 5 palm trees!
A.O. Peart is the author of the New Adult and Young Adult fiction novels. She writes in multiple YA and NA genres, including romance, paranormal, urban fantasy, and short stories.
She lives in the Seattle area with her family and a chronically curious cat. Angela describes herself as European born, American by choice.
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