Series: Dangerous Tides #2
Published by Berkley
Publication Date: June 3rd, 2014
Genres: Erotica, Romantic Suspense
Five years after the end of his marriage and his career as a detective, Alex Hudson wears a permanent suit of armor to keep the world at bay. Now a PI in South Florida, he believes that he’s better off free of romantic complications—even if a certain beautiful redhead makes him sweat with little more than a look. But he’s determined to steer clear of women and the trouble they bring. Until trouble comes uninvited...
Renowned therapist Brit Cramer has seen her fair share of violence and knows how to handle it. But when a former patient targets Brit as his feminine “ideal,” she finds help in the last place she ever expected—the tall, dark, outrageously sexy Alex Hudson, who saves her from a violent attack. Brit’s been powerfully attracted to Alex from the moment they first met several years ago, but she knew better than to do more than enjoy the view…
The initial uncertainty they both feel shatters in the face of a searing, absolute desire, but their time is running out as they find themselves caught in the sights of a madman who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Before they know it, they’re fighting not only for their lives, but for the possibility that they may have both found exactly what they’ve always wanted and needed...in each other.
Jam packed with sexual tension, witty banner, two strong characters and a stalker lurking in the background, Keep Me Closer is everything I want in an erotic suspense novel.
When Alex agrees to keep an eye out for family friend and current star of his XXX fantasies, Brit Cramer, he is less than happy about the idea. It’s not that he dislikes her, in fact, it’s quite the opposite. Brit is sexy, smart and is constantly keeping Alex on his toes with her quick wit and sharp tongue. But Alex refuses to let anyone in after his marriage catastrophically imploded years prior. Things change when a patient of Brit’s starts stalking her and Alex is the one in charge of protecting her.
For Brit, Alex is one piece of delicious douchebag. He is foul mouthed, rude and impossible to be around. But that doesn’t stop Brit from fantasizing about what it would be like to be with him. He is a wicked temptation that enhances an already stressful situation. As the stalker finds ways to thoroughly creep and terrorize Brit into the arms of Alex, the stakes for these one-time enemies blossoms into a gritty, seductive and tantalizing story full of twists, turns, and plenty of pillow talk.
While this is considered a standalone (each book focusing on a different brother) I would suggest reading Take Me Under beforehand because I would have loved to see how some of the supporting characters in this book started out as the main feature in the first. I found myself heavily invested in the character development, dialogue, connection and sexual temptation of Alex and Brit. This was a fantastic coupling of eroticism and suspense that kept me on my toes and tingling with anticipation. Keep Me Closer is my first novel by Ryannon Bryd but it most certainly won’t be my last.