Romance Books

Soldier Boy by Donna Alam

soldier boy

Title: Soldier Boy
Author: Donna Alam
Rating: 3 1/2 stars
Genre: Romance
Where I got it: Kindle Unlimited

Goodreads Summary

Twenty-eight and filthy rich, Matt Cannon is the youngest broker on Wall Street. He may be a “boy wonder,” but he’s every inch a man. Ask any woman—any night. But when Matt’s latest fling makes scandalous headlines, his clients get anxious, and his bosses at Wolfe Investments level an ultimatum: keep his assets zipped, get a “real” girlfriend, and clean up his act. Only one woman can help Matt with something this hard.

Captain Ben Monroe has a butt made for touching,
And a panty-dropping smile.
He’s also my best friend’s younger brother.
And the worst mistake of my life.

Or maybe the best.
It’s hard to tell.

He was a blight on my childhood.
A thorn in my side.
I haven’t seen him in years,
And now he needs a place to stay.

What I didn’t expect was to find him naked in my kitchen
And he’s all grown up.
But sisters before misters,
I wasn’t supposed to look, let alone touch.
d set both their reputations on fire.


Soldier Boy was sitting on my Kindle for a while, and I was in between ARC’s, so I thought I’d give it a try. I’m glad I did, all thanks to Ben Monroe.

Ben is a soldier in the British Army, and is home on leave. His sister, Melody, can’t take him in so she asks her best friend, Penny, to take Ben in. Penny hates Ben, but agrees to take him in for her best friend. She hasn’t seen Ben in years and doesn’t realize he’s grown into a beautiful specimen (I mean, look at that cover – YUM).

Penny – though Ben calls her Nell, a nickname which she hates, thinks Ben ruined her childhood. She thinks he killed her goldfish (he didn’t) and was the bane of her existence (he wasn’t). Truth is Ben has been crazy about Nell forever and desperately wanted her attention.

I freaking loved Ben. He was hilarious, sweet and hot! He was smitten with Penny, and she had no clue. He did a stupid thing around 75%, but I didn’t care. He was such a great character. Penny was sweet, but she was really clueless. She had no idea how Ben felt, which was hysterical.

My biggest complaint about this book was that it was clearly written by a British author and it only used the ‘ for dialogue, so it was sometimes hard to differentiate between dialogue and not.

Overall, this book was really cute and sweet and I would recommend it.

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