My rating: 4 of 5 stars
So with the new book Laid Open coming out in October I decided to pick this one up again. I have to say I loved it just as much as I did the first time around (I am a huge fan of this series as well as this author). I can not get enough of Todd and Ben…oh and Erin too, LOL!
Erin Brown is in a band, with tattoos and piercings she’s fierce, outgoing and comfortable in her own skin. She knows what she likes, what she wants and she is not ashamed. She won’t apologize for who she is.
Todd Keenan is a cop. He is respectable and straight laced. He listens to country music, drives a truck and likes soft women. But he’s not happy, not really. He has a hidden dark side, just a little bit of kink he wants to keep hidden.
Erin sets her sights on Todd and soon the two have a hot but too short relationship. The problem is Todd can’t bring himself to accept the person he is when he is with Erin. He has ideas of the person he should be and even if it’s not as exciting he is determined to be that man. Erin knows he will not be happy repressing his true desires but she is not going to push him on it.
Ten years later Todd has come back to Seattle from Boston. He is no longer a cop and is divorced. He runs into Erin and immediately all of his feelings for her resurface. Todd is not the same guy he was when he left and he is determined to get back with Erin now that he can admit what he wants. Unfortunately Erin is not the same person she was ten years ago either. She has suffered an unimaginable tragedy in her life and is not as fierce as she used to be.
Together the two build a new relationship where they can be their true selves and don’t have to make apologies. They were meant to be together, it’s obvious to all those around them but there is just something that can make them even better. Ben.
Ben Copeland and Todd Keenan have been best-friends their whole lives. They grew up together, their families intertwined. They were both cops and now the two run a successful security business along with Ben’s younger brother Cope. It’s only natural that he would spend so much time with Todd and Erin. It’s only natural that he would grow close to Erin, they have so much in common and they get along so well. There just seems to be some sort of connection between them, not to mention his connection with Todd.
Soon the three discover that things are so much better, so much hotter when they are all together. Can they have a relationship where it’s not just Todd and Erin but Todd, Erin and Ben? The better question is how can they not? It’s Easy for Erin to let Ben in, but can Todd?
I can’t wait for Laid Open!
(Originally posted September 29, 2012 @ Macy J Reviews)