It started with the cover, and thank goodness it continued with each passing pages. Get ready to bend – because this novel can melt and bend iron with its hotness.
She was too young to be a parent, and she has a lot on her plate. But she had no choice when responsibilities where pushed on her shoulder by her mother to take care of her younger sister while the former was busy with her life, acting like she was still single. Her grades were already in danger, nursing school was no joke (trust me, I have been there and I don’t want to go back!). To save her future and her sanity, she decided to move out and rent an apartment.
She was just looking for a room, and a roommate who would not steal her make up or murder her in her sleep, instead she got more – yay! She got the brooding, mysterious, complex Camden Brooks.
I thought all the while it’s Dodge – admit it! This guy was pretty much irresistible the first time I read him in this book, and I would have love him to be with Keegan (at first). She needed someone to lighten up her life and this guy is brightness personified. I love his humor, his whole personality! And there were a whole bunch of them!!
Camden, on the other hand, is as hot as his brother, but the complete opposite. If his brother was all-smiles, he was not. He had a sharp tongue that can bleed you – he doesn’t have his filter, and he can’t stay away from Keegan’s personal business. He is one HOT ALPHA male that can warm beds, and make your heart swoon. He makes her mad, confused, and partly frustrated (sexually?). He was hot and then cold. But what I love most about this guy is he is loyal to a fault – which was the main reason that caused all their troubles. He can keep secrets and he protects those he loves. I knew it wasn’t his secret to keep, but telling Keegan about it would have spare them both the heartache.
No one can deny the sexual tension that is present in the room when they are near. Everybody knows it, even I can feel it – but Keegan doesn’t. Because this girl thought she wasn’t beautiful. He was way beyond her league, and self-esteem issues really do suck. Her friends, including Dodge who became one of her closest tried to tell her she was beautiful, it took a while, and some bumps before she finally redeem her self-esteem.
I like Keegan – she was the type of girl anyone could fall in love with. She was responsible, despite the fact that she chose to live their house, she still go back for her little sister and make sure she was okay. She was shy, and a little unsure of herself. I wonder when will she finally confront her mother about her taking all the responsibilities her mother was supposed to do. When the situation finally arrived, it came at the worse time possible. But I was glad, she finally grew the balls to tell her what she felt.
Bender is the first book in the series of hot Brooks brothers you wouldn’t want to miss, most especially after getting a glimpse of what I can expect for the next book. I had enjoyed reading the story, watching the characters evolve, watching as the plot turns, watching them fell in love and had their hearts broken. I loved every page of it, starting from the cover, and recommending it to friends would be the first on my to-do list after typing this review!
"Because with that one look. I knew you were the girl who could ruin me."
✪Complimentary Copy was given in exchange for an honest review.✪
Stacy Borel currently resides in southeast Texas with her husband and two kids. She grew up as a military brat and has lived everywhere from California, Alaska, Azores Portugal, and Hawaii. She loves traveling and seeing new places, so being a military spouse is perfect for her. Stacy enjoys the adventure of moving every 2-4yrs. It's refreshing to experience a new place.
Stacy is a self proclaimed reading addict and Facebook addict. If she's not doing one of those two things, she can be found writing, or playing with her kids. Some of her hobbies are listening to new music, going fishing, being active outdoors, and she always loves spending time with her out of state family.
Stacy discovered Indie Authors in early 2012 after reading Fifty Shades of Grey, and there began her passionate love affair with books. She always wrote stories and journals growing up, but she decided in December 2012 to really dip her toes in the water with a romance novel. She now has three full length novels under her belt, and a whole new series for the 2014 year.