BROOKS by Chelsea M. Cameron ~Blog Tour w/ Review


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Brooks Benson is bored, stuck and miserable. When both his parents were unable to continue running the variety store, he dropped out of college and came back home to help. It’s been almost two years and he’s tired of making pizzas and selling scratch tickets to the locals of Hope Harbor, Maine. But as the second oldest Benson brother, he’s the one that stepped up. Now all he can see is a gray future in front of him.
Remington “Remi” Tate is disappointed, frustrated and out of options. After dropping out of college and trying to make a go of it in New York, she’s forced to come back home to live with her parents in Hope Harbor. Totally humiliating. Things are looking pretty grim until she starts baking again and runs into Brooks when she visits Benson Variety to ask if they’ll sell her whoopie pies, cakes, and cookies.
What was once a high school crush is now something much more mature that hits both of them like a ton of bricks. Brooks is game, as long as they keep things physical. which is just fine with Remi. She’s not planning on sticking around Hope Harbor forever and Brooks is definitely a lifer. They’re just two different to ever build something that could last.
Life rarely goes according to plan and what starts as just sex soon turns into something that splashes color into their once-drab lives. For the first time, they find peace and security in one another. But will it last? Or will everything crumble into pieces, leaving them with nothing?

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Storyline: 5
Angst: 2
Tissue: 0
Value: 5
Panty Scorching: 4.5
Over All Rating: 4.25 Stars
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Reviewed by Robin

Brooks and Remington have something in common. Both of them escaped Hope Harbor, Maine to go to college and make something of themselves and have been sucked back into their parents’ homes. Brooks is running his family’s variety store after health issues hit his mom and dad. Remi is back home after losing her job and apartment. Although they didn’t mix in high school, somehow there is an unexplained attraction when they reconnect. This doesn’t fit in with Remi’s plans for escaping Hope Harbor in the near future. Can Remi revise her plans to include Brooks or will she feel trapped to a life in Hope Harbor?

“I hummed along. Brooks was watching me, but I didn’t care. There was something about being with him that was simultaneously thrilling and comfortable. As if we’d been friends for so long that we’d lost all shyness.

Then he would shoot me that boyish smile and undo my insides and my feelings were definitely not of friendship. Unless you wanted to bang your best friend, then it was exactly like that.”

Remi is my girl. I loved her snarkiness and ability to say whatever she was thinking. The only issue I had with that concerned Brooks. You know when you want to shake a character and say “why can’t you see?” I laughed, wanted to punch something and swooned reading this book. The developing friendship and attraction…and trying to fight against it, it was just fun banter to sit back and digest. I devoured this book pretty quickly and recommend this one to those who like friends to lovers stories. I’m so happy there are lots of Benson brothers to look forward to reading about. And a sister!

If you are curious about Brooks Goddamn Benson and Hope Harbor, what are you waiting for? Dive in and find out what’s hidden in his attic room, Remi did.


About The Author

Chelsea M. Cameron is a New York Times/USA Today Best Selling author from Maine. Lover of things random and ridiculous, Jane Austen/Charlotte and Emily Bronte Fangirl, red velvet cake enthusiast, obsessive tea drinker, vegetarian, former cheerleader and world’s worst video gamer. When not writing, she enjoys watching infomercials, singing in the car, tweeting (this one time, she was tweeted by Neil Gaiman) and playing fetch with her cat, Sassenach. She has a degree in journalism from the University of Maine, Orono that she promptly abandoned to write about the people in her own head. More often than not, these people turn out to be just as weird as she is.


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