Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Ben by Jambrea Jo Jones

Series:  Semper Fi, 2
Author:Jambrea Jo Jones
Publisher:Totally Bound Publishing
Genre and Pairing:Contemporary and M/F
PageCount:146 pages
Reviewer Name: Luna
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Publisher Blurb
Book two in the Semper Fi Series

Colonel Ben Davies was going out of his mind. Why was he having sexual thoughts about his best friend’s kid sister? Nothing could happen between them. No matter how much Mari tempted him.

Maribeth O’Malley admired the boy who hadn’t minded a girl tagging along with him and her brother. Over the years, those feelings turned to love for the man he’d become. Now she had to convince him that she was all woman.

When Mari comes across information she shouldn’t have she turns to the man she loves for help. Her life is in danger and Ben must find the person responsible without falling into bed with her.

Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of violence.

Ben by Jambrea Jo Jones is second in the Semper Fi series.  It can be read as a standalone.  I must say that I really enjoyed getting to know Ben and Mari a little better.  We briefly meet Ben in the prior book but you as you delve into this honorable character you will fall in love with him just as I did.  Ben has been adopted into Mari’s family and despite his attraction to Mari he refuses to risk losing what he has.  But Mari is equally determined to get her man.  She knows that Ben is it for her and if it takes blitz attacks to get her man, then so be it.  I could totally appreciate Ben’s fears and Ms. Jones articulated why he continued to push Mari away.  I found myself smiling at the relationship that Ben had with Fin.  Their relationship provided several moments of levity even as both men fought their natures to protect Mari.  I will say that I had a few moments when I wanted to knock Mari upside the head.  She was headstrong and not always in a good way.  She took no prisoners and normally I would think that was a good thing until it isn’t.  And when your life is in danger and you have little experience dealing with it you would think that Mari would at least pretend to listen, but not so much.  However, even as I shook my head, Ms. Jones managed to make Mari endearing in her hardheadedness.  Ben and Mari worked as a couple.  They had a history that lead to the believability of their relationship.  I bought what Ms. Jones was selling and look forward to reading more from this author in the future.

                               Four Twinkling Stars 

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