Today is our day on the tour for BROOKS by Chelsea M. Cameron. This book is a new adult, contemporary romance novel. It kicks off the new standalone series, Benson Brothers. Check out the buy links below.
BROOKS by Chelsea M. Cameron
Benson Brothers #1
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
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?
Brooks by Chelsea M Cameron was an enjoyable romance with both characters growing and finding what makes them happy.
Taking place in a small town in Maine, both Brooks Benson and Remington “Remi” Tate find themselves back home, in their parents house and floundering. Brooks has been here 2 years now. He came home to run his family’s variety store but that isn’t where his passion lies. Remi, struck out in the city and has come home to start over (not in this town though!)
I really liked how the relationship between Brooks and Remi developed. They may have known each other in high school but they weren’t friends. As they get reacquainted now we get to watch a true friends to lovers story. We get to see them slowly knock down each other’s walls as begin to trust, to share their dreams and passions. And you can’t miss the chemistry between them! They prop each other up, pull their strengths out and let them shine. Each pushing the other to admit what they want in life, what will make them happy and going about making sure the other’s happiness is realized. I also enjoyed their families. Their families are very different, but each loves them in their own way. I really appreciate when author’s actually include the families that are mentioned in the actual plot of the book, not just mention them and then forget them. You could really see this happening in real life.
I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review.