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Resist Me (Change Me Book One - standalone): McCoy Raven Brothers

Resist Me (Change Me Book One - standalone): McCoy Raven Brothers - A.O. Peart **Originally posted on Bookish Wanderlove**

3.5 Stars

Opening Lines

“The shrill of the fire alarm and flashing lights jolted me up from my bed at the Firehouse 8. Swearing, Jack got up too, followed by the other members of our team. We were pulling night rotation shift. The proximity of our firehouse to downtown Portland practically guaranteed us to be dispatched to a fire at least once a week. But tonight was different, and I felt it in my gut. This wasn’t someone’s fireplace choking a little with smoke. This was a big job. ”

The Good

Resist Me was more action packed than suspenseful. A. O. Peart does a fantastic job and describing all the different scenes that take place but I did not feel like there was a lot of suspense. At first I had a really hard time connecting with the characters. Don't get me wrong, both Gloria and Ethan were interesting characters and I liked like but I just couldn't connect with them but as the story developed I came to really love Gloria and Ethan!

The In-Between

Things didn't really play out the way I thought they would in Resist Me, which is normally a good thing. I didn't expect it to start right off with the fire, I would have preferred if there was a prologue giving us just a small sample of what Gloria witnessed without giving away the full occurrence. And then there was the way Gloria just blurts out what happen to Ethan and Chris, didn't really work for me. I figure that would be something the story would build up to and then it would be a final way for Ethan an Gloria to really connect, especially because of a certain event in Ethan's past that still haunts him. These were just some of the minor things that took place that didn't sit well with me.

Overall, Resist Me was an enjoyable read. I'll have to take a peek to see who the next book in the series will be focused on, hopefully it'll be Jack.