Series: O'Brien Family #4
Published by LLC on May 23rd 2017
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RT Book Reviews proclaims that the O’Brien Family series from award-winning author Cecy Robson “has the hottest brothers ever!” And in FEEL ME, Declan, the sexy, driven powerhouse meets the one woman immune to his charm . . .
Declan O’Brien was always driven to take his place among Philly’s elite, working hard for everything he’s earned, including the title of Assistant District Attorney. He’s won seemingly impossible cases, so he’s furious when he’s assigned to lead the one unit he doesn’t want.
Melissa Fenske was born hearing impaired to a neglectful mother, finding solace when she was adopted by a young attorney, now Declan’s boss. As the current Director of Victim Services, Melissa’s livid when Declan is placed in the main unit she oversees. She can’t forget their disastrous first encounter. Or shake how he makes her feel.
Declan considers the assignment another step toward his political aspirations, despite that he can’t get Melissa out of his mind. Melissa sees Declan as egotistical and self-serving, kicking herself for how fast she’s falling for him. Someone as hot, smooth, and perfect as Declan isn’t supposed to want her.
In another situation with any other woman, Declan wouldn’t hesitate to take Melissa to bed. But she is the boss’s daughter, and for once, Declan finds himself wanting more than just a one night stand.
Neither counted on each other. Both just met their match.
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FEEL ME is a delightful and refreshing story. It is the fourth book in the O’Brien family series and is a stand-alone, although the characters are interconnected. This is the first book I have read by Cecy Robson and now I want to read the other three books in this series.
Declan O’Brien, an assistant district attorney, and Melissa Fenski are thrown together when they both work in the sexual assault unit. Declan is used to women throwing themselves at him but Melissa doesn’t show any interest and disagrees with him all the time. Melissa is strong and opinionated and Declan finds himself attracted to her brains and her fiery passion.
Melissa is partially deaf and has a difficult time dealing with people’s careless attitude about her impairment. Even though it hasn’t been easy for her, Melissa has worked hard towards her goals and is well respected and successful in her field. She is grounded, committed and driven and loves her job helping abused women and children. She works tirelessly for the victims of abuse, although it can be a heartbreaking and thankless job.
Even though Declan is successful and confident, he has a sweet side underneath his good looks and cocky attitude and he sincerely wants to help others. Declan is a womanizer and doesn’t believe in love and his sole focus is on his career. He doesn’t have room in his life for Melissa but yet he can’t seem to resist her. Declan doesn’t care about Melissa’s disability and his compassion and caring stole my heart. They are both stubborn and opinionated and argue a lot but there is also a lot of chemistry between them.
What I enjoyed the most about this story is the large, close-knit, boisterous O’Brien family. They keep Declan grounded. Most people agree with everything Declan says but his family is not afraid to express their opinions and don’t care about hurting Declan’s feeling. They are also the first ones to defend Declan and he knows they will always have his back.