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Resist Me (McCoy Raven Brothers #1)

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One fateful morning changes everything.

Lisbeth Anderson, the lone eyewitness of a shocking murder, believes the FBI witness protection program may be the only way for her to survive. But when a powerful explosion reduces the safe house to ashes, killing all of the FBI agents on duty, will she turn to a perfect stranger for help?

Ethan McCoy, a former-Marine-turned-firefigh
Kindle Edition, 229 pages
Published August 31st 2014 by Three Graces Publishing
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3.0 RATING- I wanted to like this one more than I did. Unfortunately, I just didn't like the author's writing style. Major complaint was that the author didn't use a lot of contractions when writing her dialogue. That's a major pet peeve of mine. I also thought the writing was a bit on the immature side at times. Nothing I couldn't have overlooked but combined with the dialogue being choppy because of the contractions, this just didn't work for me.

Another issue I had is a lack of sex. The hero
Sep 27, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, ibooks
**Originally posted on Bookish Wanderlove**

3.5 Stars

Opening Lines

“The shrill of the fire alarm and flashing lights jolted me up from my bed at the Firehouse 8. Swearing, Jack got up too, followed by the other members of our team. We were pulling night rotation shift. The proximity of our firehouse to downtown Portland practically guaranteed us to be dispatched to a fire at least once a week. But tonight was different, and I felt it in my gut. This wasn’t someone’s fireplace choking a little with
Cassia Brightmore
Sep 13, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs
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This book starts off with a “boom.” It’s a story that is full of danger and powerful lust. I enjoyed the way the plot flowed, it kept the excitement up and there was enough intrigue to hold my interest. It did feel a little rushed at parts and to me, the ending came a bit too abruptly, however Ethan and his sexy maleness made up for all of that. I’m crossing my fingers that we haven’t seen the last of him..

Ethan McCoy is a retired Marine and the current Captain of his Firefighter squad. Even ty
Lustful Literature
Sep 10, 2014 rated it really liked it

Lisbeth Anderson (Gloria) is in the witness protection program after being the sole survivor of a murder. Lisbeth believes the FBI witness protection program is the only way she can survive. That is until one morning the safe house she and agents were staying at exploded. Lisbeth feels the FBI cannot keep her safe anymore and she does not want anyone else to be put in danger. Ethan is a paramedic in the fire department called to help with the explosion. When they
Shirley Frances
3.25 stars

What attracted me to this story in the first place was that sense of eminent danger that surrounded Lisbeth as the sole witness of a murder. I also liked that Ethan was an ex-Marine turned firefighter. Perfect combo, right?

I liked Lisbeth. Even though she was deeply affected by the events she witnessed, she tried her best to keep her composure. And when the time came to face danger head on did it without second guessing herself. I had to admire her for just being able to still think po
Veronica LaRoche
I really enjoyed this story. Ethan ex military now firefighter was not the kind of man that wanted a relationship. He and the firehouse was on a call and everything then changed when he met Gloria. Knowing now that she was in protected custody he wanted to help her since she didn't feel safe anymore. The chemistry between them was off the charts and Ethan was fighting to not give in. I loved this story and can't wait to read the next
Jul 16, 2014 rated it liked it
Review originally posted at Ramblings From This Chick

Resist Me is the first book that I have ever read by A.O. Peart, and it is also the first in her Change Me series. I was looking for a good and sexy romantic suspense, and I did enjoy parts of this story. This one was just okay for me though, and honestly while I liked it I doubt that I would re-read it in the future. I did have plenty to like that kept me reading the story though, and it was a quick and easy read.

Lisbeth Anderson (Now known a
Helena Ison
Jul 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Writing Style:
A.O. Peart always finds a way to stun me. Resist Me is so delectable you will gobble it up in one setting! The character development was superb. The thriller aspects will make you grip the edge of your seat and the romance will make your heart skip a beat! You will have a hard time "resisting" this book!

My Overall Opinion:
I have never read anything so quickly in my lifespan. After I finished, I felt like I went on one hell of an adventure and needed to take a nap. Fortunately, this
Gloria Herrera for As You Wish Reviews
What is it about firemen that make us all swoon? I honestly think it goes beyond their physique - so muscular, full of power to move heavy items, their bravery which makes them so unique. How often do you see a normal person running into a burning building? I think a great part of the attraction is because they make us feel so secure and safe. They represent that very primal instinct to protect and save those in dire needs. Saving lives and property is their mantra.

In this first installment of t
Sep 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
3.75 stars.

Ethan is a smoking hot firefighter who has a ladies reputation. Underneath that, he's a smart, caring guy who does the right thing. He has this need to help anybody, but most especially ladies in distress.

Lisbeth is in the witness protection program after she witnesses a brutal murder. She's sent from the only home she's known to a safehouse across the country. Only the safehouse turns out to be not so safe.

After a violent explosion levels it, Lisbeth wants nothing more than to go hom
Samantha Woods ( LSK Sweetheart Reviews )
'I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review'

My Rating: 5 Hearts

Gloria/Lisbeth is in witness protection after witnessing a horrible crime. After they found her again and blew up her safe house she knows that she is not safe and makes the decision to leave witness protection. Then she meets Ethan and knowing that he is the playboy type and she shouldn't trust him she does anyways. They come up with a plan to sneak her away to go stay with Ethan under his protect
Jul 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
I really enjoyed this fast paced and intense romantic suspense story. Oh, and it doesn’t hurt that there is a delicious ex-Marine Firefighter in it…or maybe 2. I was easily engrossed in the story and read it in just a few hours.

Lisbeth (a.k.a. Gloria) and Ethan have an instant connection the first time the see each other but shy away from it to a certain extent for different reasons. Ethan could have any woman he wants (and he usually does) but with Lisbeth it’s different. He wants to protect he
The Book and The Harlot's Blog
Jul 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014-books
Resist Me is the first book in A.O’s new series Change Me. If you’ve read her previous novels and enjoyed them, snap this one up.

Ethan is a man of many talents and now his sole focus is keeping Gloria (Lisbeth) in hiding and alive. Obviously she can’t hide forever nor will she. Some unanticipated events land her in the lap of a male she’s not quite sure that sure could resist. Soon more than bombs want to be exploding in their lives and avoiding those fireworks is not an option.

Resist Me has lo
Jul 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I have received a complimentary copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.#aopeart

This story is different from her Almost Bad Boys series. While the common thread is still Happily Ever After with hot steamy scenes, Resist Me is more of a romance thriller. You have Lisbeth and Ethan, one has trouble trusting government authority (being in witness protection can do that), while the other questions his reasoning and motives, but with a strong protective side. Together they just heat up
Jennifer B
Sep 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
I'm going to start off by saying, I love a man in uniform. Be it fireman, policeman, paramedic, army, navy, I just can't get enough of them, yummy.
Ethan is a hot badass firefighter ex-marine so he's right up my alley! Lisbeth/Gloria is a young woman in need of saving, who it seems has yet to realize her own strength. They are attracted to each other from the very first meeting but circumstances have a way of keeping them from acting on the attraction. This book sucked me in and kept me reading u
Tammy Choate
Sep 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: finished
This was a great book. Ethan is an ex military with a past that he can't let go. Lisbeth (Gloria) is in a lot of trouble for something she witnessed. Her life get's compromised and refuses any more of the so called protection from the FBI so Ethan being the person he is will do what he must to keep her protected. At first it just feels like obligation to make up for his past but soon its more than that. Ethan is a player he likes his women submissive and he only wants the aspect of sex and nothi ...more
Stacie Christensen
Mar 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
One fateful morning changes everything.

Lisbeth Anderson, the lone eyewitness of a shocking murder, believes the FBI witness protection program may be the only way for her to survive. But when a powerful explosion reduces the safe house to ashes, killing all of the FBI agents on duty, will she turn to a perfect stranger for help?

Ethan McCoy, a former-Marine-turned-firefighter, has never really cared for any woman. He lives his life to the fullest, enjoying the bad boy stigma and cultivating a par
Nov 01, 2014 rated it did not like it
This had potential, great story concept, hot alpha fireman with a large family to build stories on, strong amazing female character,suspense,mystery, what more could you want? Well ALOT, the story was choppy, never fully meeting your expectations. You find out 80 plus% into the book who is pulling the strings to cover up the rape & murder of her friend but you don't learn anything that happens to this person. The FBI mole? Nothing just that they found out who it was. Sexual tension between m ...more
Jessica Leonard
Jul 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Complimentary copy provided by author/publisher for an honest review.

I absolutely love an action packed romance with suspense and plenty of angst. This book did not disappoint!

As heart wrenching Lisbeth's situation was I found myself more interested in Ethan. His quiet and serious demeanor gave him a mysterious persona that for me, was hard to resist. I wanted to know more about him and I'm not just talking about personality *wink*

Although a stand alone, and HEA, I couldn't help but feel slightl
Oct 25, 2014 rated it it was ok

Ok.... From the synopsis the book sounded interesting. Ex-marine turned firefighter gets involved with damsel that's in witness protection but in danger. Of course I expect the same romantic suspense old story: boy meets girl in danger, boy and girl must spend time together so she's safe, they develop feelings, girl is on danger, bit saves the day, they get it on, realize they love each other & live HEA. With this book tho... On one hand I don't like stories where they fall in love i
A Novel Love
Sep 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
So this book is a different one for the author but man I enjoyed it! I have to say that when I started it one night the next day I wish I did not have to work so I could just read!
Lisbeth (Gloria) witnesses a horrific crime against a friend and turns states witness. She is offered protection from the FBI and the witness protection program. Sadly there is no real protection and the safe house she is in is attacked and her watcher agents are killed. Ethan and his engine team are first on scene an
Megan / MP93BB
Aug 25, 2014 rated it liked it
*I got an ARC in exchange for honest review via Love Between the Sheets*

First book by A.O. Peart that I have read and it was only Alright. It had a pretty solid story line, however I though the author lacked in bring the story line to the actual book.

First thing that made me only rate it 3 stars was that through most of the book not much really happened. Not going to give any details but from the start of the book to the place they are heading not much happens.
Second thing was: how the author ap
Eskimo Princess Jenkins
** I was given this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.

~Sexy firefighter Ethan, he is very moody and an extreme dominant male. Also a ladies man, they are just drawn to him.
~Quiet, and reserved Gloria/Lisbeth recovering from some severe Post Traumatic Stress. She is also drawn to Ethan, but more because he makes her feel safe and secure.
~Jack, Ethan's cousin, is a great supporting character. He has some anger issues but also provides the comic relief in a tense situation.
Sep 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Review: I was given a complimentary copy of Resist Me by Love Romance books in exchange for an honest review.

Lisbeth witnesses a murder and believes that the witness protection program may be the only way for her to live. But when the safe houses is reduced to ashes and kills the FBI agents with her who will she turn to?
Ethan was a Marine and now he is a firefighter. He has never been in love before. He lives his life to the fullest and enjoys being a bad boy. Girls come and go in his life. But
Karen Jarrell
Sep 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
First I want to give a thank you to A.O.Peart for the gift of this book. Many of my real life distractions caused me to delay my reading but once I got into this book, I found it hard to put down. The main characters have a connection with some sexual tension but the book itself is not about "sexual spam". You know where every time you turn a page, there is some type of sex act going on. Was refreshing for a change to see it that way. Ms. Peart tells a story that is easy to follow and easy to re ...more
Tiffany Saylor
May 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This smoking hot Fireman will melt the panties right off of you!

A building explodes and lands Lisbeth right into the arms of ex-marine bad boy firefighter Ethan. Things quickly heat up in more ways than one. When being the lone witness to the murder of a friend puts Lisbeth in the cross-hairs of the ones responsible, she's left distrustful of the agency who swears to protect her. An instant connection with the smoking hot fireman who pulls her from the rubble of the explosion that was meant for
Brittany Nash ~~panty dropping book blog
This book was pretty good, it had it's parts where nothing exciting happened and I found myself wishing there would be some action. When it finally came, it made the book a lot more interesting.
Gloria is a damsel in distress, but doesn't really want to be. When the past comes back to haunt her she has no choice but to trust a complete stranger. But would it be for the better or for the worse?
Ethan, just trying to be the good, heroic fireman, comes to the rescue, promising to protect Gloria. But
Irayda Moran (Quezada)
Aug 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Ethan's choice was a no brainer. He was going to help. That was just who he was, a Marine and a firefighter. Helping people Is who he was. But he did not expect to be so captivated with Lisbeth. He could not give in to those feeling, he was there to protect her not make her his.
Fast paced, but not rushed to unravel who was behind Lisbeth friends murder and who is trying to kill her. It gave us insist to why Ethan's and Lisbeth past.
The chemistry between these two, was great. Different Pov's so y
Neena Christianson Martin
Apr 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Witness protection gone wrong

This is definitely an over 18 book due to sexual content, and adult subject matter. A former Marine turned fireman, rescues a witness for the FBI, and decides that he can protect her better than they can. With help from family and friends he hides her away, only to end up wanting her for himself. They must fight the gang that wants her dead, and a mole in the FBI, to get their HEA. Beautiful locations and imperfect characters make for an interesting read. I look forw
Renee at Book Happiness
Sep 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received this for an honest review and I have to say that this book was kind of a slow read and it didn't pull me in to their story until about halfway into the book.
Gloria Witnesses a horrible event and goes into the witness protection program; Where she feels they aren't keeping her safe. Ethan is ex-military firefighter who saves from her from the safe house that is on fire. Ethan helps Gloria/Lisabeth find a place where she feels safe.
I gave this book 3.5 stars because I felt that it took
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