Title: Resist Me (Change Me #1)
Author: Angela Orlowski-Peart
Published Date: August 31st 2014
Genre: Mystery / Suspense / Romance
***THIS BOOK WAS GIVEN TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
ALL BOOKS IN THE CHANGE ME/MCCOY RAVEN BROTHERS SERIES ARE STANDALONE AND CAN BE READ IN ANY ORDER.
One fateful morning changes everything.
Lisbeth Anderson, the lone eyewitness of a shocking murder, believes the FBI witness protection program may be the only way for her to survive. But when a powerful explosion reduces the safe house to ashes, killing all of the FBI agents on duty, will she turn to a perfect stranger for help?
Ethan McCoy, a former-Marine-turned-firefighter, has never really cared for any woman. He lives his life to the fullest, enjoying the bad boy stigma and cultivating a particular taste for dominant sex. Girls come and go, allowed to stay only long enough to satisfy Ethan’s wild appetite.
One morning at dawn, Ethan’s fire brigade is called to a fatal house explosion that levels the structure. When he pries open a trap door to the hidden panic room under the house, he finds a gorgeous, though disheveled brunette. Lisbeth instantly turns Ethan’s world upside down, and he’s overcome by the burning desire to protect her, no matter the consequences.
If you love suspense and mystery mixed with a little romance, then you need this book. A.O. Peart is amazing! She’s a new to me author that has with this book become a favorite. I’ll definitely be picking up the next book in this series!!
Let’s start with the plot. Amazing! Who’s after Lisbeth/Gloria (they are one in the same, read the book to find out why)? How did they find her at the FBI safe house? The plot keeps you guessing at every turn of the page. I couldn’t put it down. I had to find out what happened next. Ms. Peart did a fantastic job developing this story and making it realistic. I was very happy that the more I read, the more I discovered about Lisbeth’s past and how it’s shaped her into the character she is. I loved that it wasn’t just thrown out all at once, but gradually. There were no holes in the story either. Everything flowed wonderfully!
Onto the characters. Lisbeth is a totally cool character. She’s gone through so much throughout her entire life, yet she doesn’t have the “poor me” attitude that she could have. Lisbeth doesn’t allow the problems in her past or present keep her from finding the joy in little things, like swimming in the lake or hiking. She truly tries to live her life the best she can. Lisbeth is very independent yet she realizes that being a witness to a horrific crime means she can’t do it all on her own. She learns to depend and trust Ethan to help her stay safe. She’s phenomenal. Loved her!
Ethan McCoy. Holy cow! As the wife of a former Marine, I love that Ms. Peart gave accurate details about Ethan’s Marine Corps training and experience. It’s clear that she wanted Ethan to be as authentic as possible and I loved him. Ethan’s reasoning for protecting Lisbeth starts out as a way to make up for the death of a young woman he couldn’t save. But it turns later into him wanting to just protect Lisbeth. Ethan is the best person to protect her, not just because of his training as a Marine or a firefighter, but because he struggles with a very real issue: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD. He sees it in Lisbeth and tries to help her with it.
Both Lisbeth and Ethan grow throughout the book. They have to learn to work together and trust each other in order to stay alive. The dual POV in this book is amazing and works so well. You get to see and know everything that they both think. You get to hear Ethan’s thoughts about Lisbeth’s problems. You get to hear Lisbeth’s thoughts on how confusing Ethan is. The interactions they have with each other is fantastic.
I can’t wait to read the next book in this series and I hope that somewhere down the line there will be another book with just Ethan and Lisbeth so I can see how their relationship grows. Pick up a copy of this book now!
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