Review: Renegade by Laramie Briscoe

March 08, 2017

Renegade by Laramie Briscoe
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Standalone - Moonshine Task Force #1
Release - March 9, 2017
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 3 out of 5
Length - 266 pages

When you fall in love with the most unexpected person, at the most unexpected time……

Ryan “Renegade” Kepler

I’m the type of man who knows what I want. I make up my mind and stay in my lane, never veering off the course I set for myself.

Going into the military? Did it. Youngest member of the Moonshine Task Force? That’s me. Get my best friend’s older sister in bed? It was my pleasure.

Age means nothing to me. I’ve seen and done things men twice my age never will. What I want more than anything is someone to share my life with and that person is my best friend's older sister, Whitney.

Whitney Trumbolt

Ryan is ten years my junior, but damn, being a cougar never felt as good as it did the night we spent together. Now I’m struggling with wanting things to either go back to the way they were or spend every night in his arms.

Make my wedding planning company the best in the south? Did it. Ignore the way my body trembles when I see Ryan? Epic fail. Freak out when I see a positive pregnancy test staring back at me? Complete with mascara running down my face and clutching my pearls.

Looks like things won’t go back to the way they were. There’s a man in my life that doesn’t take no for an answer. He’s the one who makes my blood run hot, cheeks turn red, and heart beat wildly within my chest. His name is Renegade.

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Ryan "Renegade" Kepler was a good cop, a dedicated agent, a loyal friend, and a man who knew exactly what (and who) he wanted. And for years he's wanted Whitney Trumbolt. So when she drunkenly demanded that he give her a night of pleasure, he couldn't refuse. Unfortunately, in the light of day, the passion cooled and Whitney treated their intimacy as a one-night stand. A night that resulted in a much desired pregnancy. Now Ryan is about to get everything he's ever wanted if he can just convince Whitney to get out of their way.

This story had the makings of a great book: a hot Alpha hero; a heroine desperately holding on to her newfound independence; the 10-year age difference; and the chemistry. It just didn't meet the mark for me. Whitney drove me nuts and as much as I sympathized with what she went through in her past relationship, I felt that it was used as a crutch to explain her abhorrent behavior towards the exemplary character that was Ryan. I also didn't like the fact that Ryan had to placate her and jump through hoops for a chance to be a part of his child's life. They did make their child together, right? And this is one of the many reasons why family courts exist, although I was surprised that that was never brought up as an option.

Overall, this story had a lot of great things going for it and I enjoyed it.

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