Closer to You: Lee by Marie Rochelle

The Drace Brothers

Phaze

Contemporary/Interracial

ISBN 978-1-59426-769-7

Reviewed by Tanya

   

 

Lee Drace is the ultimate bachelor; he loves all women and doesn’t want to commit to anyone.  That is until he is drawn to his new sister in law, Cherise.  Even though she is bound and determined to not even date him, especially as their skin colors do not even come close to matching.  The problem is as she continues to refuse him, he is further and further drawn into her thoughts, as well as sneaking into her heart.  But, she is not going to be duped by another playboy, especially one who is sort of related.

The problem is now Lee and Cherise are working together and it is getting harder for Cherise to keep her secret from Lee.  The secret is that she wants him like crazy! And knows that he returns the sentiment but, she is not a one night stand kind of girl, is she?

Will Lee be able to convince her that he now doesn’t just want to love ‘em and leave ‘em?

Closer to You: Lee is one of the few contemporary interracial stories I have read, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.  I did become annoyed a bit with how Cherise fought her attraction to Lee so vehemently, and think I would have understood better if I had read Zach’s story but, all in all I thought it was a fun read.  Ms. Rochelle did a good job setting the stage for funny office politics as well as how many women have more than one job at a time.  She also knows how to write a steamy scene and that is not an easy thing to do, without seeming to be repetitive.  I enjoyed Closer to You: Lee and you will too.

     

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