His to Keep (an Out of Uniform novella) [NOOK Book]

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He’s always wanted her. Now’s his chance to claim what’s his.

School teacher Marceline Bellini gave up everything—men, sex, anything resembling a social life—to raise her young daughter. To be the perfect parent. But when she attends an engagement party in her standard stick-in-the-mud mode, her friends begin plying Marcy with shots. Just enough to convince her that a little fun doesn't sound like a bad idea... and having some naughty fun...

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His to Keep (an Out of Uniform novella)

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Overview


He’s always wanted her. Now’s his chance to claim what’s his.

School teacher Marceline Bellini gave up everything—men, sex, anything resembling a social life—to raise her young daughter. To be the perfect parent. But when she attends an engagement party in her standard stick-in-the-mud mode, her friends begin plying Marcy with shots. Just enough to convince her that a little fun doesn't sound like a bad idea... and having some naughty fun is an even better one.

Like finding herself deliciously pressed against a dark alley wall by the very familiar and very hot body of her best friend's older brother.

After years of waiting in painful silence, police officer Aaron Robinson finally has Marcy’s attention. And man, does he have it. But nothing could have prepared either of them for the rush of fiery lust between them. So he’ll just have to convince Marcy he’s for real. And that a rainy, lust-fuelled romp is the first step to a lifetime of completely imperfect happiness…

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781622665679
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 4/28/2014
  • Series: Entangled Brazen
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 100
  • Sales rank: 2,464
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Katee Robert learned to tell stories at hergrandpa’s knee. Her favorites then were the rather epic adventures of The Three Bears, but at agetwelve, she discovered romance novels and never looked back. When not writing sexy contemporaryand speculative romance novels, she spends her time playing imaginary games with her wee ones,ogling men, and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse. kateerobert.com
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2014

    Plot spoilers

    Entirely too many plot spoilers here ruining the book then bragging how they got their book for free. Guess what...the rest of us has to pay for our book and you just ruined the book for us by telling everything. And before some smartaleck says dont read the long reviews....i dont, but when they are longer than the book, and you have to scroll past miles of it to try and find an actual review that does not contain a plot spoiler, you inevitably see something that spoils the story. Bn, please do something to these plot spoiers that consistently ruins the books then brags about getting their books for free. If they must do that, let them get a blog.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 29, 2014

    Marcy is a single mother who is an elementary school teacher and

    Marcy is a single mother who is an elementary school teacher and Aaron is a cop and the older brother of her best friend. They meet up at an engagement party and hook up. Aaron has been interested in Marcy for the better part of a decade and their timing is finally in sync. Their story is hot and surprisingly satisfying for a novella. I really like reading this author's stories.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2014

    Good

    Cute short read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2014

    Sweet & Sexy

    This could have been a full length novel, that is how much I loved Aaron and Marcy. This is the typical, epitome of what a great romance novel should be. Lots of love and steamy scenes with little drama "His to Keep" is the perfect story.

    "If anyone is going to take you off the shelf, it's going to be me. No one else...
    The only mistake you made was thinking I'd let you walk out of here with another man."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2014

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    I was really enjoying the book until one encounter happened somewhere it simply should not. The rest of the book was enjoyable but could have been better if the setting for that one encounter took place somewhere else.

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  • Posted May 28, 2014

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    His to Keep by Katee Robert is in the Brazen line for Entangled,

    His to Keep by Katee Robert is in the Brazen line for Entangled, but it is a very sweet book. Marceline and Aaron have wanted each other (without the other one necessarily knowing) for some time. When Aaron gets the chance to go after her, he takes it. Then he pushes himself all the way into her life. There isn't much conflict or angst or worry. Marceline has a little girl but that is the only real obstacle to their relationship.

    Aaron is quite the good guy. He's law enforcement, incredibly sweet and loving. He wants Marceline desperately and he'll do whatever he needs to make her "His to Keep". Marcy is a good mother, a wonderful teacher and just a little nervous about going into another relationship after a failed one gave her a daughter whom she loves, but no father for said daughter.

    You'll want to cuddle up with them both in this sugary sweet story.

    RATING: 4

    Heat Rating: Hot

    REVIEWED BY: Monique Neaves

    Courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2014

    great short story

    A real good love story with just the right amount of love and lust.

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  • Posted May 11, 2014

    This book was short but it was very hot and sexy. Aaron has had

    This book was short but it was very hot and sexy. Aaron has had the hots for Marcy for as long as he can remember. Marcy has other priorities in life and its called her daughter. I must say the way Aaron keeps after Marcy and wants to be in every part of her life is amazing. The hot and sexy scenes in this book will keep you reading. One of the parts that I can remember is the school and the broom closet... Wow hot and steamy!! :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2014

    To: Plot spoilers comment

    I agree!! But then I am not wasting my time if its 70pgs long. That is a rip off.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2014

    LOVE

    As always a wonderful story. I have loved all her book as to date

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  • Posted May 5, 2014

    This was a luscious little novella from Ms. Robert. Given the sp

    This was a luscious little novella from Ms. Robert. Given the space constraints, there wasn't too much back story and they certainly jumped straight to the lovin'. There's not anything bad to say about the book. I liked how Aaron has been wanting Marcy for years though he never made a move out of respect for her until she starts making a move on someone else.




    Marcy made some bad choices in prior loves, but out of those choices she got the daughter she adores. She definitely was a mom in every sense of the word, devoting herself entirely to the life she brought into the world when it would have been far easier to either give the child up or allow other men to waltz in and out of her life.




    I liked seeing these two finally get a love to spend the rest of their life with.




    Thank you Entangled and Ms. Robert for such a hot little novella.




    Book provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.




    StarStarStarStar

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  • Posted May 3, 2014

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    His to Keep is story number 1.5 in author Katee Robert¿s Out of

    His to Keep is story number 1.5 in author Katee Robert’s Out of Uniform Series and oh…my….yum. I couldn’t put this book down. The heat and chemistry were apparent form the very first chapter and only got better and better from there.
    Marcy Bellini would much rather be at home, on her couch, with her daughter watching a princess movie than hanging in this bar. She wasn’t exactly the going out type anymore and that suited her just fine. What didn’t suit her just fine is when she finally starts to loosen up, and possibly dance with a handsome guy, Aaron Robinson stepping in and chasing her dance partner away. Sure, she and Aaron had known each other since they were practically kids, and sure she had an undying school girl crush on him, but he never thought of her “that way” and didn’t have any right to tell her that dance dude wasn’t right for her. So to say she was shocked when he suggested HE was the one for her, would be understatement of the year. Not wanting to second guess what he said, she decides to act on her slightly buzzed impulses and make Aaron put his money where his mouth was and show her why he was right for her. Marcy soon realizes she’s in way over her head with Aaron….
    Aaron Robinson had waited entirely too long for a chance with Marcy Bellini. He has wanted her for as long as he could remember but it was never the right time to act on it. Now, while she flirts with some dude at this bar, he has never been surer that THIS is the right time. It was time to act on it. He had no way to know Marcy would be beyond what he could have dreamed of that night…or that she would kick him to the curb the next day. But Aaron was a persistent man and always gets what he wants in the end. And he wanted Marcy. For the long haul.
    With so many years of friendship between them, Marcy and Aaron have the luxury of skipping all the new dating small talk and formalities and can get right to the good stuff…and oh my, is it good!
    This book rocked. The fact that we were able to jump right into this section of Aaron and Marcy’s life was like skipping the long and boring meal and heading right for dessert. Sometimes, you just want the damn dessert. The chemistry between these two was instantly recognizable and there was just enough push and pull between them. Aaron and Marcy both went for what they wanted, when they wanted it and both were pretty honest characters. Sure, there was a bit of conflict but it was just enough to round out their story perfectly. Aaron is deliciously alpha and had waited long enough or Marcy. The predator after his prey…only his prey was just as predatory which was a bit of a surprise to him a real treat to read. Marcy is quite the feisty one when she lets herself go and it was in beautiful contrast to the mom and teacher she also is. Together they are combustible and I loved every minute of it! Oh, and the ending? Simply freaking picture-perfect!
    If you’re looking for a sweet and sexy read with plenty of heat, get His to Keep on your list! Thank you, Katee, for one hell of a story.

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  • Posted April 30, 2014

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    Aaron is DEFINITELY a keeper!!!

    Reviewed by Kim
    for Read Your Writes Book Reviews

    His to Keep is a sweet hot little read about a super serious girl falling in love with her best friend’s older brother.

    Marceline “Marcy” Bellini and Aaron Robinson have had feelings for each other for years. Aaron is an older brother who always looked out for his younger sister and her best friend. During a leave from military service, Aaron returned home to find a grown-up Marcy; only she was dating someone who would break her heart and leave her pregnant.

    Since her break up and unexpected pregnancy, Marcy has put her social love life on hold. Her focus turned to graduating from college and taking care of her daughter. She refused to let another man throw off her current goal in life. Until.....one too many shots.

    Did I mention this was a hot little book? Well, it is. It takes these two awhile to make it to an actual bed, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t screams in other locations.

    Aaron makes Marcy forget to think, leading her to take risks that are out of character for her. This scares Marcy and makes her just want to run. But if a cop can’t catch you, who can? Aaron is a great guy and if you don’t fall in love with him during the main part of the book, by the the time you get to end, you will simply be swooning and wishing you were Marcy.

    His to Keep is part of the Out of Uniform series. It is a standalone but I think you might get a little more out of the book, if you read the first book. However, this really isn’t a requirement.

    Rating: 4.5 Stars

    Source: Publisher

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  • Posted April 29, 2014

    3.5 stars His To Keep was an enjoyable quick and steamy read. I

    3.5 stars
    His To Keep was an enjoyable quick and steamy read.
    I liked both Aaron and Marcy, they made a great couple and I enjoyed seeing them get together.
    I would have liked a little more Aaron and Claire time as the little we got to see in the epilogue made my heart swoon, Aaron was going to be a great daddy :)
    I really enjoy Katee Roberts work and I'm looking forward to reading more in the near future.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2014

    Too short

    ## 70 pages. Too short to feel complete. This could've been an excellent read. However, the couple didn't get enough face to face time. Sure, they had sex several times, but I felt that their relationship was lacking. Also, the hero needed more time with Claire (heroine's daughter). Not just in the epilogue. I did adore the hero Aaron though, so that's a bonus. Wish it had been longer.

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  • Posted April 28, 2014

    Once again I was pleased by a novella that managed to give reade

    Once again I was pleased by a novella that managed to give readers a complete story in under a hundred pages. I didn’t feel like I was missing anything and, even though it is part of a series, I didn’t feel like I was lost at any point (which is always nice). I always appreciate a story that has realistic characters, with believable story lines, and who don’t fill up a lot of pages with too much angst. Here we get a compact, but well-developed, story with characters that have their issues, work it out and find a way to be happy together.

    Marcy is a little burned by her ex and the responsibilities she feels that being a mom carries. Aaron hast that little sister’s friend thing going on but once he lets that go, he is all The Sexy you could want. I love that he actually put thought and care into his courtship. And it is obvious from the beginning that he has feelings for her (that, of course, he’s been fighting like any good hero does). Even with the smaller number of pages, Robert does a fantastic job of creating fleshed out characters with believable wants, needs and motivations.

    His To Keep is a fun little read but since it’s a Brazen book it does get steamy so be prepared. Marcy and Aaron’s path to a HEA is both sweet and hot and will make you smile and sigh and laugh … and turn up your A/C.

    (complimentary copy provided in exchange for an honest review)

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  • Posted April 28, 2014

    I actually only liked the book. I have read other books by this

    I actually only liked the book. I have read other books by this author and loved them. I really didn't love the characters either. I like to connect with them, but that just didn't happen. The book had some steamy parts, but sometimes that not enough. I really wish it would of showed more of him and the little girl.

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  • Posted April 28, 2014

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    Sexy story about a cop and a teacher! His To Keep is a Novella.

    Sexy story about a cop and a teacher!

    His To Keep is a Novella. Did you know that? Because I sure as heck didn't! I knew nothing about this little book except that it was by Katee Robert and I have enjoyed her other books so I was like, "YOLO". You can't go wrong with a school teacher and a cop but throw in a little hot sex and you've got one great story.




    Single mother Marceline Bellini has no room in her life for anything but her three year old daughter Grace. She certainly doesn't have time for her best friends brother Aaron. Sometimes though you just can't help what comes into your life and when it happens. I love these kinds of stories. The best friends sibling lovers make the best romance. Marcy and Aaron have both been into each other since they were younger but Aaron was a little older and left town while Marcy had a kid. 




    Strong women are characters I gravitate to. They don't come any stronger than Marcy. Being a single mother is tough work and having been raised by one I was totally in Marcy's corner. She was the best mix of determined and independent woman and she was hard headed. Especially when Aaron tried to shoulder some of the burden for her but I could see where she was coming from. She put what was best for her daughter, first and that was commendable. What I loved most about her though was how she admitted that while she could do these things on her own, it was nice to have someone to share life with. Aaron was incredibly patient and understanding with Marcy. He was strong enough to know she was more than capable to handle things herself but knew his own attributes would help not hinder her progress. After a stint in the military he's come home to have a more peaceful small town career as a local police officer. His main attraction was the way he valued the relationship with Marcy's daughter and wanted to be included in their dynamic. Any man who loves kids is automatically the hottest guy ever.




    The chemistry between Marcy and Aaron was combustible at best! Having skirted each other for years it all comes to a boiling point after a few drinks and some heavy making out. The connection between these two couldn't be contained and made for some really great steamy scenes that had me smiling and blushing just a little bit. (That's kind of hard to do because I'm a pervert) While we did get some back information about them as they went from childhood friends to more I would have liked to know more about the friendship between Marcy and Aaron's sister Erin. I'm not entirely sure if this is some sort of a spin off or companion so I may just be confused but it felt like I was supposed to already know a little about the friendships due to the mentioning of the sister as if she already existed. If that makes any sense. That was the only thing about this story I didn't understand and that was hardly anything to balk over. His To Keep was sexy and fun and it wasn't hard to fall in love with the characters. This is the perfect little novella that won't take you long to to read if you need something quick and sexy. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2014

    The book is based on characters always wanting each other but no

    The book is based on characters always wanting each other but nothing is done until one steamy night. At times it really wanted to tell Marcelline the female character to put her big girl panties on. I really loved Aaron and if I had him living in my town I'd pounce in a second! I have been an avid fan of Katee Robert and always love how she pulls her books together. If you read the book you'll especially know what I mean for the ending of this one. It was just amazing in a couple ways but no way to say but if I had been in that situation I'd been crying huge happy tears! I like how Aaron kept pursuing her even when she was being stubborn.
    I received an ARC for an honest review.

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  • Posted April 28, 2014

    Ms. Robert¿ has done it again with a well crafted story that jus

    Ms. Robert’ has done it again with a well crafted story that just lingers on the palete like a fine wine or a perfect piece of decadent chocolate. My only quibble with this, and it is minor, is the length of the story. I so wanted 20 or so more pages to savor this connection between Marcy and Aaron but the story is complete and well thought out as it is.

    The premise is what many woman in today’s world are dealing with: single parenthood and the struggles associated with this break in a relationship whether through divorce or one of the partners deciding that there is a greater world that they still want to explore. I felt for Marcy but understood her longing to control her world and protect her daughter from the harshness of life.

    However the concerned friends that egg her into having a social life still make me smile. The scene in the bar where she is basically the stick-in-the-mud character cracks me up. I don’t know about you but I’ve seen this play out in real life and unfortunately I didn’t get to see the drop dead gorgeous Aaron Robinson come into save the day. And more is the pity.

    The longing and control that Aaron had maintained for so long from his sister’s best friend is noble and sexy. The skill which Ms. Robert tells this story is one part magician and other part romance-whisper. Which is one of the reasons I watch out for any news on her latest books because I can’t help but feel her writing and truly get into the head of her characters.

    There is one scene in the school that is just “Whoa, Baby!” It does make you look at all those locked doors differently or maybe that is just me.

    The fact that we didn’t have to go through the break up with Marcy’s ex, I’m supremely thrilled with. All of us readers know how hard a break up can be and I’m thrilled that I didn’t have to experience that as well in this book.

    This book is perfect for those long lunches or a relaxing afternoon by the water but make sure you have a cool drink handy because the romance and sex are as note worthy as the rest of the story.

    Final Thoughts: Just go buy this book!

    Entangled Publishing provided me with a copy of His to Keep but nothing else was exchanged for my honest review.

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