Brother's Keeper by Elizabeth Finn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Ever read an erotica book that didn't actually involve sex? No? Me either – until now! Elizabeth Finn takes the virgin story to a whole new level with this story about a best friend's brother who finds out a terrible secret and vows to protect the girl at all costs.
When we meet Rowan, she's in her final year of high school and just trying to make it through until she can leave for college on the ballet scholarship she's earned. For the majority of her life she's been hiding just how abusive her alcoholic father is, but one night her best friend's older brother finds out. Logan is 7 years older than Rowan and though she turns 18 early in the story, he still fights the feelings he has for her not only because of her age, but also because he has already accepted a job across the country and is set to move at the end of the year.
Rowan begs for Logan to keep quiet about what he's learned of her father and in exchange he makes her promise to stay in his guest bedroom whenever her father is out drinking. Logan fights his attraction as long as he can, but eventually he's left with only one vow left – he won't take her virginity only to leave her months later.
And so the most erotic and sensual non-sex story ensues, and boy, is it hot! I think this might be the first book of Elizabeth Finn's where I actually could have done with a few less erotic scenes (even before Logan and Rowan got together, their imaginations were already steamy and descriptive and it eventually become almost overkill). But the best thing about this author is that she doesn't rely on her sex scenes to make up for a mediocre story; she packs in action and characters that are three-dimensional and believable. The kind of characters you care about and root for – and can't get enough of!
**Reviewed by preppea on I ♥ Bookie Nookie Reviews and The Romance Reviews.
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