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Fraternizing by C.C. Brown | Book Review

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Book Blurb:
Sometimes rules must be broken.
Sometimes your beliefs are challenged.
Other times... you just have to follow your heart.
For Marine Corps Sgt. Alex Cruz, the Corps' rules and regulations have served as a blueprint for how he should live his life. In his mind, the way to maintaining proper conduct and order relied heavily on the ability of the individual to follow orders without question. Alex was that individual.
Pfc. Cassie Bennett.
She is brand new to the Corps, looking to cement a place in the world for herself after breaking free from the oppressive life she's lived with her mother. Making it in the Corps is her way of showing her mother that she is more than she thinks she is, while also proving to herself she can survive one of life's biggest challenges.
Both Alex and Cassie are tested when an intensely strong attraction develops between them. They feel it, they want it, but one thing stands in their way... The Marine Corps order on Fraternizing. Their lust filled thoughts, their strong and aching cravings for one another, and their conflicted minds lead them on a roller coaster of emotions and feelings that neither can ignore, no matter how hard they try.
Loyalties will be tested, hearts will be broken, and careers will hang in the balance. Can Alex and Cassie keep their forbidden relationship a secret, or will they lose it all by Fraternizing?

Book Review:
Oh my goodness I really liked this book. I just couldn't seem to put it down. This is a great story about a Marine instructor that falls for one of his students and their inability to stay away from each other.
Fraternizing had great, hot sex; a yummy love story; a lovable BFF(s); consequences; inability to stay away from each other and suspense. All this equals an awesome book!
I didn't feel like there was drama to be drama. There was angst  and lots of it, but what do you expect when you want something you can't have? 
The only thing I have to complain about it is the Alpha Male leading character. So Alex was a little bit too Alpha for me. A little too controlling and had some real anger issues. Look, I'm all for a hot alpha male, but when they have anger issues and pop off the handle and see "red" really easily, it makes me slightly uncomfortable. I don't feel like he grew out of that issue and no one really addresses it as a problem in the book as a character flaw, not even Cassie.
However, with that minor character flaw, I'm giving Fraternizing 4.5 stars because it really is a great book. It is 399 (whoa) pages long and needed every single page of that book to tell Alex and Cassie's story.
The story is technically a cliffhanger, with a book 2 to wrap up their story, but I don't feel like you would be ticked that book 2 isn't ready right away. You can totally read this one and wait for the next without being uber pissed at the author. I will definitely be reading book 2 and I'm really excited to find out how Alex and Cassie's story ends. 

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Just a book reading, writing loving, mommy and USMC wife! :) I love to write, even if it isn't what is conventional and makes everyone feel giddy inside. I usually pull from dreams, or ideas that just thrust themselves into my head. I have what some would describe as a dry sense of humor, and I think its conveyed in my writing. I like to think I am a kick ass chick, but I can also be sensitive. I'm learning to grow thick skin, and in this field, it is definitely needed! I won't put anything out that I am not absolutely proud of, but like E.L. James said, "I can't own people's reactions to it." Thanks for reading my work... I do appreciate it!

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