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(Commander in Briefs #3)

4.82  ·  Rating details ·  95 ratings  ·  81 reviews

Pretty things don’t distract me. In my line of work, a distraction will get you caught. Or in my case, blackmailed. But this isn’t the only time I’ve been hustled, and soon Connor Hayes will learn that men are only pawns in my end game. I don’t love. I hate. Even a pretty boy like him.


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Published January 21st 2019 (first published 2019)
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Jessica-❥Chatterbooks Book Blog❥
Jan 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
I will never get enough of these characters. 😍 Still one of my favorite series ever. Review to come!

SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

Books in the Commander in Briefs series are stand-alones:
Book 1: Commander in Briefs
Book 2: Gorgeous
Book 2.5: Commanding the Pitcher
Book 3: Drifter

Sarah - Musings of the Modern Belle

5 Darlin’ CROWNS

I don’t know that I could have picked a better book to start my year with. Drifter by Kristy Marie is EVERYTHING! I got humor, I got chemistry, and I got layered characters - all the makings of a must read romance.

Connor Hayes epitomizes charm. From the dimple to humor, I couldn’t resist falling for this man. He is dogged in his relationship with Bianca, and each moment spent with him only solidifies your love for Hayes. He is open and honest and
Megan✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦

"I think strong women show their strength by being vulnerable at the right times".

I’m a bit late to the Kristy Marie bandwagon, but better late than never, right? I’m just so disappointed it has taken me so long to read the Commander in Briefs series because I absolutely adored Drifter; the writing was flawless, the characters were relatable, they were everything I had hoped they’d be and more. The story captivated me instantly as it set the scene for something more than I could’ve ever hope
Natalie The Biblioholic
Jan 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Kristy Marie gave me an opening scene I could really sink my teeth into. She introduced Connor and Bianca in such an endearing yet shocking way that I couldn't help but fall in love with them. I hated what Bianca did and how it hurt Hayes, but I adored how it all worked out in the end.

Connor Hayes needs absolutely no game or swagger or any other bullshit he thinks he needs to score a woman. All he needs is to have a conversation, and any woman would scoop him up and never let him go. - Bianca

Jan 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars - It's official now: Drifter is so far the best in this series and Connor Hayes is my absolute favorite now!

"It's like I'm in sensation overload. Every touch, every breath feels like a caress to the deepest part of my soul."

Connor won over my heart piece by piece with each book. But with his own story, he claimed my heart fully. I can't really explain what draws me to him. Maybe it's his carefree nature, always a smile and a joke on his lips. Combined with his good heart and manners. M
Tijuana *Book Twins Reviews*
Jan 12, 2019 is currently reading it
Best opening scene EVER! 🤣🙌🏽😈 blog~
Jan 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
5 Stars from page one! This is one of my favorite books, ever! Thank you Kristy for giving us the perfection that is Connor Hayes!

When I met all these amazing veterans in the first book, Commander In Briefs, I couldn't wait to read each of their stories. Drifter is book three and I can honestly say my favorite so far. I say so far because each book is better than the last.

Over a year ago, a book friend (That's you Jessica) ask me to read for this author. Her name is Kristy Marie and she was ne
Jan 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
11:30PM. Decided not to sleep.
1AM. Finished a most anticipated read of 2019.


Full review to come in the waking hours but ALL THE STARS.

And so um Tim’s book is next right? Please? Or Mason? Lucas?? KANE?!

★5 Stars★

This book is my first 5 stars of the year. Although I like the dark and twisted stuff, suspense and action, this book was a breath of fresh air. This book wasn't what I expected to be...But it was mind-blowing!!!

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It was definitely something else...The first thing that I noticed was the title, then the blurb, I was hooked...Blackmail?!...Hmmm...I'm in, must be something dirty and hot.😛But then I looked at the cover. The boy (yeah BOY) on the cover was hot, handsome not a man, not a badas
4,5 Stars
Well okay, I did not think I could ever like any of the others as much as I adore Cade from Gorgeous. But Hayes is close! He is so different than Cade but he has this charm about him that just make you love him.

Hayes and Bianca came off on a rocky start, to say the least. When I read the beginning of this book my first thought was, you have to be a genius if you can make a believable couple out of these two after that. But why I ever doubted Kristy Marie, I don't know. She made this bo
Milos Mojsilovic
Jan 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It's been a while since I reviewed a book. Been a while since I red one too. Reading slumps will do that to a men I reckon. But recently I've talked to a friend about the subject and she and I agreed that what one needs to break a slump isn't a complicated book. Not something that requires "work", not something that's off-putting. But an easy read. A simple read. One that allows you to get lost in the story. And that is exactly what Drifter is.

Now don't get me wrong, when I say simple, I don't
Marta Bo
Nov 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My words won't be beautiful like roses, my words won't be perfectly used like literary critic would do... My words could only  describe every damn feeling that I had during reading Drifter by Kristy Marie. Forgive me if my writting won't be long...  I might be also little speachless... THIS book, THIS CHARACTERS left big hole in my heart. I just finnished my date with Bianca, Hayes... their folks from the background... and I've already started to miss them so, so much. I'm not ready to say goodb ...more
Jan 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh my goodness I LOVED this book.
Everyone is so right in giving this 5 stars, because it is so much more than that, it is truly Amazing writing from Kristy Marie.
This is my first ever book but this Author and what a wonderful way to pop my Cherry.
A magnificent read which has all the ingredients for a perfect Romance story, realistic relatable characters, chemistry and attraction, emotion and humour. It has the whole package, of goodies to eat up.
I adore Hayes and Bianca and enjoyed their excha
Lauren Runow
Jan 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Yes, hell freaking yes! I loved this book. From the first page it had me hooked. I loved their banter. I loved the writing and how it made me smile so many times. But in the end I was tearing up with pride. Pride for Bianca’s journey and how she wanted to be the woman he deserved. So major swoon. Connor was so cute!! Gah what a lovable man. I could totally picture him and his antics in my head as I read. This book is the 3rd in the series but you DO NOT need to read the other ones first though I ...more
Jan 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book was way more than i was expecting on so many levels. Fast and sassy and really endears you to the fantastic characters and the chemestry between Bianca and Connor is amazing. This book melted my heart and even brought tears to my eyes at the end.
This is the 1st book in this series that i have read and ill definitely be reading the others ASAP.
If you love contempory romance, marines or military men then you must read this book.
I need to find me a Connor Hayes!!!
Jan 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have read all of Kristy Marie’s books and Drifter is everything that I hoped for. It showcased her growth as an author as she honed her writing chops. The book has humor, feels, and ugly cry moments. Kristy infused this book with a lot of heart and made it shine.

This book follows the story of Bianca and Hayes. Bianca is a souls that found safe haven in Hayes’ arms. Hayes is funny, sweet and kind with a side of naughty. Both characters will steal your heart for sure. I can’t wait to see what e
Sofia´s Beddable Reads
Jan 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing

*This review contains no spoilers*

*cracks fingers*
Okay, let's do this. So, we are FINALLY back in Madison and this time, it’s Handsomes turn to find his Boo Thang (sorry, couldn’t resist); I just didn't’ know if I was ready.

I mean, don't get me wrong: I was more than ready for another book in this series since the minute I finished “Gorgeous”.
Okay, maybe not that soon: hearts need recovery time.

But I just didn't know if I was ready to lose Connor So-Hot-It-Hurts, Always-Smirking-And-Ready-To-Cra
Jan 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: beta-read, favorites
What I love about K Marie's books is this amazing "family" that she has created in this series. If you have not read Commander in Briefs or Gorgeous before Drifter - that is ok! But, I HIGHLY recommend them. This group of men and women have come together under the influence of Anniston McAlister. She has more compassion and generosity than any other heroine I have read, and she has created a family of misfits - ex-Marines who were lost after their tours and had no family and only nightmares to l ...more
Vanessa (nessreads)
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
*I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book*

5 “Worthy” Stars

My heart is full, so full. Kristy most definitely brought her A game. With every book she writes in this series, it only gets better and better. Drifter is no exception. This book, my gosh this book packed an emotional punch. I obviously didn’t know what to expect, but it was so much more than I thought possible.

Connor. Hayes. Sweet lord that man was everything. I knew from the moment his character was introduced that I was goi
Lauren Townley
Jan 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
*this review is based on an advanced readers copy*

Once upon a time, there was a young girl. She had a wonderful life, until one day, she didn’t anymore. She took her mother’s hand and pulled her away from a horrible, dangerous place. But it wasn’t without pain and fear. Where she was going wasn’t much better...

Once upon a time, there was a young man. He fought for his country, his family. His sister. But something terrible happened. He rushed home to save someone he loved, but ultimately failed
Aurora - Whoo Gives A Hoot
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Drifter by Kristy Marie was EVERYTHING and I am still beating myself up for not picking up her books sooner. Seriously this story legit destroyed every inch of my heart, but of course in the best way possible! I am so BEYOND head over heels in LOVE with these amazing characters and my heart is still soaring high in the sky for each and every one of them. They wholeheartedly captivated me and I cannot wait to go back and read the other books in this
Naadira  Moodley (BookedMercy)
Kristy Marie, you have done it again. You have created another masterpiece. I am in awe of you! This book is funny, brilliant and incredibly wonderful.

Bianca is a strong independent woman. She has been dealt a rough hand in life and boosting vehicles is what she does to survive. It is what she is good at. She just happens to pick the wrong mark, Connor Hayes. Playboy Hayes. Smooth talker, panty melter, military man Hayes. He is beyond pissed that his bike had been stolen by this sexy vixen who
Thuy Taylor
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
We finally get Haye's book! YAY!

I absolutely love this series. Kristy's writing has gotten better and better as we go in this series. Connor Hayes is the gorgeous, fun, jokey playboy who always has a smile on his handsome face. But there is definitely more to this guy than meets the eye.

Bianca has stolen one thing that he absolutely loves. But there is something about Bianca he wants to get to know. She's grown up tough, not letting people into her life, but slowly Connor Hayes is crawling over
Jan 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Drifter left me literally speechless, how do you convey in words that justify the passion and hard work that Kristy Marie put into such an amazing story. Hayes and Bianca's story is one that winds itself around your heart in such a way that you do not even realize until the very end that they stole it right from under your nose. A story filled with so much humour that at times my face ached from the huge smile that was plastered on my face. As you drift through the streets of Madison, sides will ...more
MJ Symmonds
Jan 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Von Bremen would be so proud of Kristy because she hit Drifter out of the ballpark for a Grand Slam!

From the opening page, that had me smiling ridiculously to the very last one KM takes you on the ride of a lifetime.

A man who won't back down and a woman who won't give over control.

Bianca is a criminal but with a background story that will pull at your heartstrings and make you love her. Hayes is a player through and through but the man has a heart of jello and when his sights land on Bianca it
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was pretty awesome. I loved the characters and the chemistry between the two main leads. The plot was very intense and awesome, I loved how the story blended two POVs. It was unputdownable. I just wanted to keep reading to find out what happened next. It was easily finished in one sitting. The story takes you through eyes of Bianca. A beautiful thief and then switches to the POV of Connor who has lots of sex and regrets none of it. Two very different people meet and lots of things happ ...more
Tre Talbot
Jan 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I’m hooked on this series and these Marines. These are all standalone books in a series but there’s no way you won’t want to read them all. Hayes and Bianca’s story is a perfect blend of both their lives being intertwined into this book with the dual POV throughout we’re able to relate and see everything through both their eyes. Hayes loves with all his heart and when he shares his backstory with us... lemme just say you better have tissues in hand. Bianca hasn’t taken the best paths through lif ...more
Jan 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What an amazing book!


Hayes and Bianca wow! What can I say. I love Hayes with all of my heart, Kristy properly made me fall for him but Bianca, she is a girl after my own heart. She’s a kick ass, give no fucks strong assed independent women and I love it.

This love story isn’t your average, both main characters have scars that run deep, but their character development in this book is just incredible and I know that Drifter will stay with me for a long time.

Incredible work Kristy Marie, you
Jan 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is my first book by this author and I will not be my last, I absolutely loved it! How can u not fall in love with Connor's dirty playful mouth, and Bianca's sassy closed off personality? These two the back and forth had me laughing till tears came, also had me appreciating the act of forgiveness, and how one can overcome so much and be a better person. Both are broken in different ways but together they turned whole.
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A self-proclaimed reader enthusiast, Kristy started her writing journey back in 2009, reading and writing when her daughter was napping. Establishing her place in Corporate America (because something had to pay the bills), writing became her dirty, late-night secret.
After eight long years, she released her debut novel, Commander in Briefs. It was a long road, but she can honestly say, the road les

Other books in the series

Commander in Briefs (3 books)
  • Commander in Briefs (Commander in Briefs, #1)
  • Gorgeous (Commander in Briefs #2)