Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Oceanside Marine - Jennifer Ann - Review

Oceanside Marine
Kendall Family #4
Jennifer Ann
Contemporary Military Romance
Releases April 24, 2017

Fresh out of the Marine Corps, Braden Kendall has settled into a comfortable routine in SoCal with his 3-legged dog and a handful of good friends. Despite being undeniably handsome and perceived as a lady’s man, he’s lonely and tired of meaningless hookups. 

After becoming pregnant in her teens, Katie Walker dedicated her life to raising her two sons, putting any romantic notions aside until they flew the nest. Now that she’s on her own and free to date, she struggles with putting her needs first. 

Though Katie and Braden aren’t related by blood, their families are intertwined by marriage, making a relationship seem forbidden. Katie always found the cocky Marine attractive, but their considerable age difference made him off limits. Little does she know, Braden has been crushing on her for years and can’t get enough of her quirky personality. When they meet up in Vegas for a family celebration, Braden tries to convince her that their age different and families don’t matter. Will Katie be able to push aside her insecurities and survive the scrutiny of those closest to her in order to have a future with Braden, or will their relationship be over before it has a chance to begin?

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4.5 Stars 

Although Oceanside Marine is the fourth title in the Kendall family series, it can be read as a standalone, and was actually my first time reading anything written by Jennifer Ann. 

Oceanside Marine is a well written, sweet, and fast paced read told from multiple points of view, that features the characters of Katie and Braden.  

Braden is an enigmatic character quite cocky and arrogant at times, but with a sweet, loving and caring side.  He's an intelligent, former marine with a reputation as a ladies man, but really he's searching for his own happy ever after. Although he's only in his twenties he's quite mature, determined and knows his own mind and is not afraid to go after what he wants. 

Katie is a single mother in her thirties with two adult children.  She's kind, caring and down to earth and at a point in her life where she can finally focus on herself rather than her two boys. 

Their relationship is complex and kind of forbidden due to their age gap and their family ties, as Braden's older sister is married to Katie's younger brother.  

A really lovely, and thoroughly engaging contemporary romance that focuses on family and love, with a bit of drama and angst I was completely captivated and cannot wait to read more by Jennifer Ann in the future. 

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Jennifer Ann is the author of nine contemporary romance novels with complex love stories. Like her characters, she's in love with the city of New York, trips on airplanes or the back of her husband's Harley, and everything rock and roll. Sometimes you can catch her driving a tractor alongside her husband in southern Minnesota while trying to keep up with the madness of their four active children.