I finished reading this book about a year ago. In all of my romance novel reading I was shocked to discover that it was actually the first romance I ever read featuring an Asian American woman as the female lead love interest.
What’s it About?
Avery Yeung’s biological clock just went off early. Thanks to her family’s medical history, she’s running out of time to get knocked up. And the only guy within donating distance? Her overprotective—and irritatingly hot—best friend. So clearly she needs an anonymous donor…
Anonymous donor? Over Sheriff Drew Flannery’s dead body. While daddyhood will never be in the cards for a man with his past, Drew won’t let Avery shop for a “popsicle pop.” He’ll do what’s right for his best friend by doing his best friend. But only if they do it properly.
But there’s nothing “proper” about it. Between the bed, the kitchen counter, and against his squad car, Avery and Drew are having the hottest sex ever. They can’t get enough of it—or each other. And without knowing it, they’ve crossed the one line that could ruin their friendship forever.
This romance starts off on a rather sad note. Avery’s mom died of cancer years beforehand, and her sister recently needed to undergo a hysterectomy in order to avoid the same type of cancer. Avery herself has the same genetic markers, and desperately wants to have a baby while she still can. Her best friend, Drew, is kind enough to offer to be her sperm donor. Definitely a nice gesture there buckaroo, but the fact he intends to impregnate her the old-fashioned way should have been a big flashing neon sign indicator that this was going to evolve into something much more intimate.
Who’s in the Kitchen?!
Throughout their friendship, these two have obviously been repressing some intense sexual fantasies because they are all over each other once they decide to give this baby thing a go. Their first sexcapade takes place on almost every surface of her kitchen, and it is so unbelievably hot, yet intimately passionate at the same time.
I had two favorite scenes in this novel. One was when Avery takes Drew to the fertility clinic to make his “donation”, and he is having none of it. If he’s gonna help her make a baby, by God they’re gonna do it right! And hard! The second best scene is when Drew puts his cop car and uniform to good use by pulling her over to have sex on the hood of his car. He even puts his handcuffs to good use!
Come Here Yeye
Mkay, yeye and I need to have a serious conversation. Or I need to kick his ass. Either one. “Yeye” means “grandfather” in Mandarin, and Avery’s yeye is a bit of a dick. It was almost hard to believe that someone could be that cold to their own flesh and blood, but unfortunately that was just the sad reality to Avery’s family dynamic.
Yeye never liked Avery’s mother because she was an American, and only came back to have a presence in his granddaughter’s lives when she died. He’s extremely disappointed that Avery’s sister had a surgery which would prevent her from having children, and the fact that her husband left her. So let me get this straight. Yeye wasn’t there for their entire childhood, and he’s constantly being a massive pain in the ass.
Here’s my advice to Avery: don’t be concerned that your relationship with Drew might upset your grandpa, you rub that fine hunk of man all up in his face! Although, ew, nasty visual. So don’t do that. Although yeye was a pain, I think Avery’s family dynamic with both her grandfather and sister played a very important and interesting role in the overall story line. For Avery, family is everything, but the fact that one of her own family members is verbally attacking her sister creates the ultimate conundrum.
Series: Out of Uniform, book 2. I’ll keep going with this series.
Should you read it? Yeah! I love whenever two friends decide to become something more. Especially when they decide to have sex on the hood of a car in order to do so. Yeye seriously pissed me off though.
Smut Level: Oh silly Drew. You can tell yourself you’re just doing Avery a favor, but when you play out a sexual fantasy where you put her in handcuffs, we all know it’s more than just a “favor”.
Get it on Amazon: Click Here. $2.99 Kindle Price. Entangled: Brazen. 221 Pages.