Review: Out of Bounds by Melissa Klein

Posted March 6, 2017 by Karen in Karen, Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Out of Bounds by Melissa KleinOut of Bounds by Melissa Klein
Series: Out of Uniform #1
Published by The Wild Rose Press on December 2nd 2016
Pages: 222
Also in this series: Falling for His Best Friend
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Avery Madigan lives by a strict code of conduct that’s helped her rise through the ranks of navy pilots. Rule number one—never mix business with pleasure.
Lt. Commander Connor St. James never met a regulation he didn’t want to break, especially if it involves making love to a certain auburn-haired woman who’s starred in his dreams since the Naval Academy.
When their worlds once again collide, the impact is nothing short of incendiary and the rule book is thrown overboard. Can a vacation hookup change the course of their lives, or will competition send their love up in flames?

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OUT OF BOUNDS is an engaging military romance.  The story centers on Avery and Connor, two friends who have known each other since childhood. Things change once they both join the Naval Academy and their friendly relationship changes into a competition.  Even while they are constantly competing against each other, there is an attraction simmering between them but they try to ignore their feelings.  Now that they are both out of the Navy and trying to acclimate to civilian life, they meet again.

I admire Avery’s strength and feistiness.  As a woman, she has  to work hard to make it through the Naval Academy and to became a pilot. Connor has a lot of confidence and he isn’t intimidated by Avery, if anything, he is attracted to her competitive spirit and her spunk. Since getting out of the military, Connor is working hard to restore his family business and he also takes care of his niece.  Avery is dealing with a few different issues of her own and she still doesn’t trust Connor.  These two are constantly dancing around each other throughout the story.  While I enjoyed the idea of two navy pilots getting together, at times, I had a difficult time connecting to them.


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I love a contemporary romance loaded with banter and chemistry with a protective alpha male pursuing a feisty female. When I’m not reading I’m spending time with my family and fostering dogs. I've been reviewing for Cocktails and Books since April 2013.

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