Published by Createspace Independent Pub on June 28, 2016
Series: Benson Brothers #1
Genres: New Adult, contemporary, Romance
Source: eARC from Author
Brooks Benson is bored, stuck and miserable. When both his parents were unable to continue running the variety store, he dropped out of college and came back home to help. It’s been almost two years and he’s tired of making pizzas and selling scratch tickets to the locals of Hope Harbor, Maine. But as the second oldest Benson brother, he’s the one that stepped up. Now all he can see is a gray future in front of him.
Remington “Remi” Wright is disappointed, frustrated and out of options. After dropping out of college and trying to make a go of it in New York, she’s forced to come back home to live with her parents in Hope Harbor. Totally humiliating. Things are looking pretty grim until she starts baking again and runs into Brooks when she visits Benson Variety to ask if they’ll sell her whoopie pies, cakes, and cookies.
What was once a high school crush is now something much more mature that hits both of them like a ton of bricks. Brooks is game, as long as they keep things physical. which is just fine with Remi. She’s not planning on sticking around Hope Harbor forever and Brooks is definitely a lifer. They’re just two different to ever build something that could last.
Life rarely goes according to plan and what starts as just sex soon turns into something that splashes color into their once-drab lives. For the first time, they find peace and security in one another. But will it last? Or will everything crumble into pieces, leaving them with nothing?
Brooks is the first book in the new adult contemporary romances series, called The Benson Brothers, by Chelsea M. Cameron. I have read and enjoyed a few of Chelsea’s books in the past and I have always really enjoyed them. I think Brooks might be my favorite of all of them that I have read by her. Brooks is told in dual narrative between Brooks and Remi. It will appeal to fans of edgy small town romances. I know those two things hardly ever go together, but it works with these characters.
I liked Brooks a whole lot more than I liked Remi. She is just described as the kind of person that annoys me in real life. But her actions and her personality are very different. Her personality is a miss for me, but her actions and the way she is with Brooks, I really loved. You can tell that she can be thoughtful when she wants to be, and she is very talented. She is just a grump-a-saurous to the extreme.
Brooks though. Brooks, I loved! He was immediately smitten with Remi, and I found it to be totes adorb. I loved that Remi pushed Brooks to get back into his art. And I really liked how taken Brooks is with Remi. I wanted everything to work out for his benefit. Brooks is a super quick read. One that immediately drew me in, and before I knew it…I was done! I love a quick one sitting read that still gives me all the nice feelings. That is Brooks to a T.
I am a little concerned with how I am going to take to the rest of the books in the series. I am definitely interested in continuing on, but I didn’t love the other brother I met- Avery. So it will be cool to see what Chelsea does with his story. If you are a fan of new adult romances, this is a solid read. it is sexy and fun.Come meet Brooks & the #BensonBrothers Chelsea M. Cameron @chel_c_cam @BookBriefs review #NewAdult Click To Tweet
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