Tease Me by Melissa Schroeder
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 always wished for more.
Tess Keller has loved Bran since they were in high school. The former football captain always treated her like a friend so she tried to move on. Unfortunately, he’s in her business constantly now. One passionate argument leads to more than either of them expected. Tess knows it isn’t going to last because Bran is never going to settle down. So, to save face, she suggests they stay friends, only with the side benefit of being sometime lovers.
A Marine determined to win at all costs.
Bran agrees to the friends with benefits idea just to keep himself close to Tess. She might think he’s not around for the long haul, but this is one Johnson brother who knows exactly what he wants…and just how to get it. And what he wants is Tess in his bed and in his life forever. Nothing will stop him, not even Tess herself.
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 to let down their guards and commit to the other? Bran was very passionate in his pursuit of Tess, but he was also tender and caring when she needed to be. Tess was also a great character to get to know. She was strong-minded and independent, but she also had a need to be loved by the man she care about and Bran delivered. Although he was a bit clueless and made a mess of it, he redeemed himself and made it all okay.Of course, their chemistry was off-the-charts HOT! I enjoyed their banter and how the sparks flew whenever they confronted each other.