Feel Me by Cecy Robson is the fourth book in the “O’Brien Family” series. However, this is my first foray into the writing and characters of Ms. Robson. I was quite happy to discover I liked this book a lot!
Declan O’Brien is ready to be made the District Attorney for homicide. Unfortunately, his mentor and boss has another role ready for him. Miles is asking him to be the head of the sexual assault and child abuse unit while Miles is getting treatments for cancer. It is not where Declan wants to be and frankly, it’s not where Melissa, Miles’s daughter, wants Declan to be either. She knows he is not the right fit for this important role. Declan agrees but he is also kind of angry that Melissa is not willing to give him a chance in the role.
Melissa and Declan got off to a rough start because when Declan first introduced himself to her, he asked her, as a joke, if she was deaf. Unfortunately, Melissa does suffer from hearing loss. She knows ASL and can read lips but it is not the same as being a full hearing person. Melissa is sore on Declan for other reasons too, though she doesn’t want to admit that those reasons are because she is attracted to him.
Thus begins the cat and mouse game of growing feelings Melissa and Declan face between each other. I enjoyed seeing them fall in love because both of them had some misconceptions about each other.The journey to a lasting relationship isn’t easy, especially for Declan who claims he never wanted to fall in love.
Feel Me as a title has a lot of meaning for both characters. These two are passionate individuals working in a system that is often harsh on victims, especially women and children. Declan may not have wanted his role in the sexual abuse unit, but he gives it his all. And Melissa is full of empathy for the various characters she meets throughout the story. She had a rough beginning in life and is grateful for Miles and all the love he has shown to her. She will not let him down.
Feel Me is a sexy romance with a lot of heart. It reverberates throughout the entire story, making Declan and Melissa two worthy characters to fall for.
ARC provided by author for review.
O’Brien Family #4
By: Cecy Robson
Releasing May 23, 2017
RT Book Reviews proclaims that the O’Brien Family series from award-winning author Cecy Robson “has the hottest brothers ever!” And in FEEL ME, Declan, the sexy, driven powerhouse meets the one woman immune to his charm . . .
Declan O’Brien was always driven to take his place among Philly’s elite, working hard for everything he’s earned, including the title of Assistant District Attorney. He’s won seemingly impossible cases, so he’s furious when he’s assigned to lead the one unit he doesn’t want.
Melissa Fenske was born hearing impaired to a neglectful mother, finding solace when she was adopted by a young attorney, now Declan’s boss. As the current Director of Victim Services, Melissa’s livid when Declan is placed in the main unit she oversees. She can’t forget their disastrous first encounter. Or shake how he makes her feel.
Declan considers the assignment another step toward his political aspirations, despite that he can’t get Melissa out of his mind. Melissa sees Declan as egotistical and self-serving, kicking herself for how fast she’s falling for him. Someone as hot, smooth, and perfect as Declan isn’t supposed to want her.
In another situation with any other woman, Declan wouldn’t hesitate to take Melissa to bed. But she is the boss’s daughter, and for once, Declan finds himself wanting more than just a one night stand. Neither counted on each other. Both just met their match.
Cecy Robson is an award-winning author of magical realms and to-die-for Alpha heroes. A double RITA® 2016 finalist for Once Pure and Once Kissed, and published author of more than sixteen titles, you can typically find her on her laptop or stumbling blindly in search of caffeine.