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Restrained Desires (Rehoboth Pact #3) by Katherine McIntyre

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#FF, #Contemporary, #Romance,

One rule: don't fall for your best friend's straight sister. Especially not when she's pretending to be your fake girlfriend.

Chelsea Moore is officially divorced from her asshole husband, and after wasting her early twenties putting up with his shit, she's burning to get out there and play the field—especially a certain kinkier side he made her feel like garbage about.

Kyle Walker's terrified to put herself out there. According to her mother, she doesn't have the looks to hook anyone, but what makes it worse is that her dating history falls in line. However, when her family tries to claim she's not really a lesbian, she tells them she's bringing her girlfriend to Christmas. Only problem? She doesn't have one.

In comes sexy, newly divorced, and straight Chelsea Moore to the rescue—her best friend Aubrey's little sister. She's doing Kyle a favor—like any friend would—except Kyle's half in love with her from the moment they start hanging out. All too soon those lines begin to blur—lingering touches, flirting, kissing…. And when they connect on kink and begin hooking up, that's when Kyle knows she's screwed.

Chelsea might have Aubrey to protect her heart, but Kyle could lose both her best friend and the only woman who's made her feel like she's worth more.

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5 out of 5 (exceptional)

RESTRAINED DESIRES is the third book in the Rehoboth Pact series, bringing to a close this fantastic trilogy. Kyle has played her part in the previous two books, strong and steady but kind of in the background. Now it's her time to shine.

Oh, Kyle! Bless you, sweetheart. You are so completely adorable but, please excuse me as I deck your mother! What a piece of work! It's amazing you turned out as you did. And thank goodness Chelsea can see that.

When I first read fake-date, I will admit to groaning a little. I love that trope but felt Kyle deserved someone who saw her, who wanted her. And guess what? That's exactly what I got! Chelsea has her own issues to contend with but never did she not see Kyle for the wonderful human being she is. (Yes, I do know she's a character!)

Aubrey - you were a sod in this one. I went off you for a while. I'll let you off... just this once.

This is a spicy-hot story with plenty of feel-good moments. I will even admit to my eyes leaking but that's all I'm saying.

Ms McIntyre certainly saved the best until last in my opinion. Absolutely amazing. This whole trilogy is definitely one to buy, to keep, and to re-read. ❤

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* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *


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Strong women. Strong words. Katherine McIntyre is a feisty chick with a big attitude despite her short stature. She writes stories featuring snarky women, ragtag crews, and men with bad attitudes--high chance for a passionate speech thrown into the mix. As an eternal geek and tomboy who's always stepped to her own beat, she's made it her mission to write stories that represent the broad spectrum of people out there, from different cultures and races to all varieties of men and women. Easily distracted by cats and sugar.

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