One Week with the Marine by Allison Gatta – a Review
Best friends with benefits…
Avery Forrester has never been the type to settle down—not to one place, not to one job, and certainly not to one man. Still, when her long-term best friend with benefits comes home on leave with a plan—including marriage and children—she realizes she’ll have to do something drastic in order to keep him. Luckily, drastic is what she does best.
…isn’t enough anymore.
U.S. Marine Holden Morris has never backed down from a challenge. And this time, that challenge is persuading wild child Avery Forrester, the woman he’s loved his entire life, to marry him. He wants the whole deal—a wife, a family. But convincing her to become a military wife won’t be easy. Then again, he knows Avery—in every way possible. Armed with that kind of knowledge—carnal and otherwise–how can he possibly fail?
One Week With The Marine by Allison Gatta is part of her Love on Location series. Avery Forrester lives life by her own rules. Everything she does is on her terms. She has protected herself and her feelings for many years and her relationship with her best friend Holden has been one with a long with-standing arrangement. Best friends with benefits. No strings attached. But this time around something has changed. While Avery’s body and heart are telling her one thing, her mind is doing its best to protect her. But is she willing to lose the one constant that has been there for her since high school.
Marine Captain Holden Morris has made up his mind. On leave this time around he is going to visit his best friend with benefits, Avery. But he is bound and determined to change their arrangement into something much more permanent! Never one to fail a mission – will he be able to win her over in the short time he has on leave?
The relationship between Avery and Holden is one of true friendship. But changing from an arrangement to something more permanent won’t be the easiest thing to accomplish! Avery is stubborn and protecting her heart from the fiasco of a life her mother had. She will do anything to protect herself! But in doing that it may cost her the one thing that means the most to her – Holden.
The story flowed nicely although at times I found Avery’s stubbornness grating. It takes her quite a long time to come around and admit what she wants. The story is sweet and comforting. And you know that inside Holden’s arms is exactly where Avery should be. And in the end when they finally come to a mutual agreement, one that both of them want, you are happy and over-joyed for them. It truly was a warm and lovely story with a happily ever after. Look forward to this series continuing.
Reviewed by Erin
Copy provided by Publisher