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Tease Me (Semper Fi Marines #1)

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A man who thinks he has what he wants.

Bran Johnson always knew he wanted to be a Marine. What makes it even better is longtime gal pal TK is now stationed at the same base. Unfortunately, Bran is having a hard time dealing with his feelings when he realizes that TK is considered a hot commodity on base. Worse, he finds himself taking a backseat to her admirers.

A woman who
Kindle Edition, 1, 107 pages
Published September 26th 2013 by Harmless Publishing
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First she gave us The Santinis; now Melissa Schroeder is giving us the next set of hot brothers, in her newest military romance series, Semper Fi Marines. Meet the Johnsons.

Just like the Santinis, these brothers are all about family. They live hard, play hard and love hard. Tease Me introduces us to Brandon, a Marine fighter pilot. His newest duty station places him back in the vicinity of his best friend from high school, college and the Naval Academy. While he's always managed to keep things
Wendy Jackson
Oct 01, 2013 Wendy Jackson rated it really liked it
Tease Me
By Melissa Schroeder
Review by Wendy @Shhh, Mommy’s in the Bathroom.,.Reading
4 stars

Tease Me (Semper Fi Marines) is a spin off series from The Santini Brothers.
Brandon ‘Bran” Johnson is MJ‘s brother (from Leo Santini’s book.)
Bran and Tess were best friends in high school, and Tess had a crush on Bran, but Bran was a known player. Tess has given up on the thought of Bran and played her own game, and doing well for herself, at least until Bran gets stationed in her town. With Bran so close
Gina Marcantonio
Oct 02, 2013 Gina Marcantonio rated it really liked it
If you loved Melissa Schroeder’s Santini Brother’s series you will love this spin-off, the first book in her Semper Fi Marines series.

We meet Brandon (Bran) Johnson, one of MJ’s hunky brothers. He’s a pilot with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit. His nickname is Demon because of his need to take chances. One of the biggest chances he takes is telling his best friend how he feels about her.

Tess Keller is an independent, strong-minded, Navy nurse. She has been Bran’s best friend since high schoo
Shirley Frances
3.5 stars

Tess has been in love with Bran since she can remember, but he has always treated her like a little sister. Of course, when she has finally started getting over her infatuation with Bran he comes barreling into her life.

Bran has been denying his attraction to Tess ever since graduating from Annapolis. But now that he is living in close quarters with her and sees that she is dating and living her life, he realizes that his feelings for her are still there.

I liked this story. Melissa Schr
Oct 04, 2014 Timitra rated it really liked it
Rated 4.5 stars

First off I wanna say I loved this book but had to give it a 4.5 rating because of one thing that I found somewhat annoying and that was the use of the name Johnson, I get why the author does it but it irritated me nonetheless. However, it did not take away from the story. I love friends to lovers stories and this one did not disappoint. I loved the relationship buildup, both characters and the family dynamics. To me Tease Me is a great start to a new series. You know how novellas
The Smutty Kitty
Jul 06, 2013 The Smutty Kitty rated it really liked it
As posted on The Smutty Kitty reviewed by KittyKelly

3.5 out of 5 Licks

I love hot military men and I've always thought the Marine's have the best dress blues so I was very happy to read a book about them. We met the Johnson Brothers while enjoying The Santinis. In fact MJ (the only Johnson girl) married a Santini. One of my favorite things about series and spinoffs is that we usually get to see characters from previous books and we get a few glimpses of MJ in this one. I love the determination in
Oct 02, 2013 M. rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed the Santinis series by this same author, so when I heard about this series, of course I wanted to read it.

We begin this story meeting Bran, a brother of MJ's(Leo Santini's lady love), meeting up with his long time friend, Tess. Transferring to the base where she works, Bran gets a chance to catch up with her. Since they hadn't spoken too much over the past couple of years, he becomes acutely aware of the changes Tess has undergone, and more importantly, he is conscious of the d
Karen Roma
Sep 26, 2013 Karen Roma rated it it was amazing
There’s nothing so familiar as a long time friend whom you have shared your life and achievements with….or is there?

This is the question that lingers in the back of Brandon Johnson’s mind when he finally catches up with Tess Keller, his BFF since high school.

The initial excitement Bran feels is over shadowed by a darkness he has never encountered when in Tess’ presence. Tess has always been Bran’s rock and confidant, but something has changed.

During their time apart, Tess has transformed from a
Kathy Heare Watts
Sep 30, 2013 Kathy Heare Watts rated it it was amazing
Shelves: erotic-romance
TEASE ME by Melissa Schroeder was another excellent book with a military flare. I loved the storyline, two friends, military brats, who grew up, went to high school and onto Annapolis together. But all those years, they remained just best friends.

Tess Keller is stationed at Camp Lejune, NC as a labor and deliver nurse. Brandon "Bran" Johnson, a Marine pilot, is newly stationed at Lejune and meets up with gal pal, Tess. He gets her to agree to allow him to stay at her place while he hunts for a
Sep 27, 2013 Robin rated it it was amazing
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Tease Me is the first book in the always delightful Melissa Schroeder’s Semper Fi series. This series is a spin-off of the wildly popular Santini Brothers series and after reading Tease Me, I have no doubt Ms. Schroeder’s new series will be just as successful. Tease Me follows the story of best friends Bran Johnson and Tess Keller. Bran, a Marine pilot, is now s
Margreet Asselbergs
Sep 27, 2013 Margreet Asselbergs rated it it was amazing
Shelves: erotic-romance

My rating: 4.5 of 5

Tess Keller hadn't expected her buddy Bran to show up on base this early. She just got off shift at the hospital and there he is, looking all gorgeous like he always does. Tess has been in love with Bran since high school but they always had been such good friends, she didn't want to mess that up. Besides he had never treated her as anything but a friend. A pilot, Bran is the type of guy Tess now avoids, all charm, all play, and anything but steady or permanent.

Having weasel
Sep 26, 2013 Sabrina rated it really liked it
Melissa has a great way of writing short stories. You fall in love with the characters immediately and see the explosions right from the start. This is a great story to read when time is short and you want to cheer on the hero.

Bran is a Marine from a family of Marines. He's been raised to take what he wants and not back down. In high school his best friend was Tess. After high school both being military brats they end up at Annapolis. At graduation a quick kiss from his best friend comes to haun
Aug 11, 2014 Hollie rated it really liked it
military romance short story

I'm going to say this was a 3.5 star read for me. It was decent and made for a nice short read. I feel it's currently over priced at $2.99. It's barely a 100 page book and to be honest very little happened. If you're looking for a short military romance with no cliffhangers or irrelevant angst then this book is for you. I doubt I'll personally continue this series.
Sep 26, 2013 Donna rated it it was amazing
In this first book in the spin off from Melissa Schroeder’s Santini Brothers series we meet Bran Johnson one of MJ's brothers. Bran has known Tess since high school when both their dads were stationed together. They kept in touch through college and loosely afterwards but now Bran has been assigned to the same duty station and he has noticed that she is all grown up now. Tess has been half in love with Bran since high school but he was always a player. She knows he isn't the type to settle down ...more
Sep 30, 2013 Mayas rated it really liked it
I LOVE a Marine. Brandon and Tess was a riot. They were fighting feelings of friendship and lover in a way that made you laugh and feel sorry for them all at once.
I enjoyed the "hardcore" attitude of Tess as well as the "lady" aspect of her attitude. She gave Bran as good as he delivered and then some. Bran was living in the past and feeling sorry for his decisions of staying away and not being that "friend".It was funny how EVERYONE sent hints that the two were a match made in heaven but they d
Sep 28, 2013 Evita rated it it was amazing
I love friends-to-lovers stories and this one is on the top of my list. Bran and Tess have known each other since high school. Something happened during high school graduation but neither spoke of it, then they each went their separate ways and and years later he ends up rooming with her as he is now stationed in the same area she is. He realizes how he cares for her, but doesn't think she feels anything for him and wants to show her, but it looks like she is moving on, so he has to make a move. ...more
Latochia Bell
Oct 20, 2013 Latochia Bell rated it it was amazing
Bran and Tess grew up as best friends and as most best friends go, they know exactly what makes the other tick. And at the same time they are closer than most people would think possible, maybe too close.
This closeness was tested and it put a strain on their friendship, but they didn't let it ruin them. They made the adjustments, but once they came to work in the same town, that closeness brought up feelings that neither one of them were ready to handle... AT FIRST...
This story was definitely
Sep 29, 2013 Sassy rated it really liked it
A free copy was issued to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.

You've done it again, Ms. Schroeder!!! I loved "The Santinis" and this 1st book in "Semper Fi Maines" is a great spin off from that series.

This was a quick, short read about the hot, hunky and sexy Marine Pilot, Brandon, and his long time BFF, Tess. He has been friends with Tess since childhood and they had always told each other everything. However, when meeting up again after not seeing each other for quite awhile,the
Deana-Coffee, Books, Life Blog
Sep 30, 2013 Deana-Coffee, Books, Life Blog rated it really liked it
Melissa did it again. How this woman is able to put emotions on paper and have the reader feel them always amazes me!

Tease Me was a funny and sexy read. I liked the hard headed nature of both Bran and Tess. You could tell they knew each other so well and what to do to push each others buttons. At one point i wanted to smack them both! LOL! You could just tell they belonged together.

I loved seeing the past characters that we have come know and love.

Tease me is a great start to this spin off ser
Sep 28, 2013 Kristina rated it really liked it
I recieved a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I enjoyed watching another hunky military hero fall head over heels. This is a short read featuring Bran (hunky military pilot) and the girl he's been friends with forever...Tess. The two struggled with making that leap from friends to beyond the friends with benefits stage. Bran realizing he had really strong feelings for her, and Tess knowing he wasn't the type to settle down. I loved the banter between the two and watching
Angie Voss
Jan 23, 2015 Angie Voss rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Thank you, Melissa Schroeder, for another wonderful series. Tease Me is a novella, or short story, that leaves you excited about the next installment of the Semper Fi Marines series, and those Johnson brothers.

Bran Johnson and Tess Keller have been best friends for most of their lives, but after giving in to desires and a steamy night, can they truly be "friends with benefits?" Both are in love with each other, but will their devotion to their military careers, and self preservation, allow them
Oct 16, 2013 Gina rated it it was amazing
First off I wish she would use Brandon instead of Bran, Bran makes me feel like i know him for so long and since this is such a short book i found myself reading bran and kept saying brandon.... maybe its just me.

I like the fact that tess more of the dude in this book. Tess Keller is an independent, strong-minded, Navy nurse. She has been Bran’s best friend since high school She is the one the guys cant seem to keep their eyes, or hands off.
I like the back and forth with both characters,their ch
Oct 02, 2013 Marci rated it it was amazing
I received this book for my honest opinion, i have to say i loved this story you have two best friends that think they can carry on as friends but faith has different plans. Tess is a nurse in the military she is a strong, no games woman. she has a best friend named brandon who she has crushed on since they met but she thought he would never give her the time or day. well brandon is now no longer a boy but a man and he get stationed in the same city. all i can say is sparks are good. you will de ...more
Daune Mc
Oct 05, 2013 Daune Mc rated it really liked it
We get to meet one of MJ's brother's Bran. Bran is now stationed on the same base as his best friend from high school Tess. Bran is a pilot and Tess is a nurse in the military.They both have ignored their true feelings for each other.Not thinking that that the other would welcome their love. With them so close we get to watch them blossom and it is so exciting watching them.
Melissa Schroeder has done it again! You can can't pass up this deal for a wonderful love story for only .99. How can you m
Nov 05, 2013 Anima rated it really liked it
Shelves: hot-romance
Received an ARC from the author for an honest review.

Love Melissa's novellas! This was a spin off from her Santini collection, not necessary to read first but why not? This is about Bran Johnson, MJ's brother, and Bran's best friend Tess Keller. MJ is married to Leo Santini, thus the connection. The banter between them is very realistic and honest. The feelings and emotions are expressed well even in third person. Hot sex scene? Yes! I read this in about 3 hours and wanted to read more, it ended
Kim Green
Oct 08, 2013 Kim Green rated it really liked it
I've loved Melissa Schroeder's books for a while now and this one is no exception. Tease Me has heat, humor, a bit of angst and a lot of love.

This spin off book was a book I was really looking forward to. After getting a glimpse of this family from the Santini books I wanted more and am very happy with what I got! Tess and Bran are fantastic characters.

It's a short read but worth it! I cannot wait till the next book is out! I love this family!
Yvette Mathews-lowe
Sep 29, 2013 Yvette Mathews-lowe rated it it was amazing
I just loved this book, Tess was so much fun to read and Bran was so funny with the whole realizing his feelings for Tess. The characters were well developed and you really feel their struggles. Melissa writes super hot, Alpha men and her heroines are always the right combination of vulnerability and strength. I would definitely recommended this book, it is one that you will go back to time and again.
Kathy Johnson
Oct 04, 2013 Kathy Johnson rated it it was amazing
TEASE Me by Melissa Schroeder is another great hot military story. I really enjoyed the story. It is about two BFF’s from high school reconnecting at a military base and discovering they want more from each other than friendship. It is a great short story, the characters are developed well and the plot flows nicely. If you are looking for a quick pick me up this is a perfect fit.
Sep 27, 2013 Diane rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013
Received an ARC from the author for an honest review.

Melissa Schroeder has outdone herself again.

In the first book of her new series she has brought 2 people together that went from BF to lovers.

The dynamic between the two is electrifying. Bran and Tess may have grown up together but their lives will be forever theirs.

A great quick read to get you in the mood.
Sue Stewart
Sep 28, 2013 Sue Stewart rated it it was amazing
I loved the chemistry between Bran and Tess. I'm also a fan of friends to lovers books. I so enjoyed the "butt in" family - made the book so much fun! This is my first book by Melissa Schroeder. Look forward to more books in the Semper Fi Marines series! Have purchased the Santini book sets so I can read them and catch up before the Christmas book comes out!
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