Series: Vested Interest Series
Author: Melanie Moreland
Genre: Contemporary/Romantic Comedy Romance
Release Date: September 17, 2018
Cover Design: Melissa Ringuette @ Monark Design Services
“Be prepared to laugh hard and swoon even harder. Reid is all the things I adore about romance–funny, sexy and chock-full of sweet, true love.” B. Cranford, author of About Time
“If beta heroes who love hard and aren’t afraid to share their feelings is your brand of book boyfriend catnip, you’re going to want to pick this one up.” Rebecca Norinne, author of Not Quite Perfect
“What makes this book special is watching Reid not just fall in love, but learn to love and be loved. Such a treat, and a deliciously satisfying close to a wonderful series!” Christi Barth, author of Bad Boys Gone Good series
You’ve met the men of BAM. Now get to know the rebel.
Who is Reid Matthews?
A child, abandoned and unloved.
A teen, adrift and disregarded, using his superior tech skills for the wrong intentions.
A young adult, his future overshadowed by his prison record, his life an endless loop of loneliness.
Until he is given a second chance and a new life emerges.
A career he once thought he could only dream of, surrounded by people who show him that family and home aren’t simply words.
And a girl who shows him the greatest, most complex code he could ever write.
We spent the entire day together. I worked on the system, with Becca acting as my assistant. More than once, she rose up on her toes for a kiss. More than once, I had her pressed to the wall, devouring her mouth. It was the best install I had ever done.
“You are such a good kisser,” she murmured against my mouth. “How can a virgin be so good at kissing?”
Pleased she was enjoying my caresses, I grinned. “I have kissed girls and women, but, as I said, I haven’t gone beyond that.” I cupped her face, dragging my lips across her cheek to her sensitive earlobe. “I was waiting for the right person.”
“And I’m that person?”
“Yes,” I stated with conviction, dropping another kiss to her mouth. “You are.” I ran my fingers over my lips, then grabbed my drill.
“Why do you do that?”
“You press your fingers on your mouth every time we kiss.”
“Oh, ah…” I stalled, looking over her shoulder. I felt heat prickle my neck.
“Tell me,” she insisted. “I want to know.”
“I like how it feels when you kiss me. I guess I’m sort of sealing you into me. Keeping your taste locked into my mouth.”
She stared at me, blinking and silent.
“Is that weird? It’s weird. I’m sorry.”
I wasn’t prepared when she launched herself at me. The drill flew one way; we hit the wall behind me, a mass of entangled arms and legs, her mouth on mine, hard and passionate. I slid down the wall to the floor, taking her with me. She was ferocious in her intensity, her kisses deep and possessive.
“You say the most erotic words,” she groaned. “Sealing my taste into you?”
“So, not weird?” I moaned as she kissed her way down my neck.
“No, not weird.” She hovered over me, her dark hair falling like a waterfall around us. “You turn me on like no man has ever done, Reid. Ever.” She kissed me again.
I was good with that.
Book 4 in this Vested Interest series by Melanie – I have really enjoyed the other 3 books containing the BAM men, but I was a little unsure about reading this one about Reid, I wasn’t sure where Melanie would take it and how it could compete with the other 3 – you know what – I LOVED IT!!!
OMG Reid!!! Our nerdy IT genius!!! The scruffy boy who was a whiz on the keyboard with hacker computer skills, socially awkward, geeky – we didn’t really know much about him in the other 3 books apart from how dedicated he was to his job and to giving the BAM boys just what they wanted.
Reid Matthews grew up in the foster system, was unwanted wherever he went proving too difficult for would be foster parents to handle him. Never knowing the meaning of being loved by anyone, he felt lonely and invisible. He made friends with an old man next door, who taught him how to build computers and how to work them. This became Reid’s entire focus, and he learned fast. At 18 he was naive and innocent but with impressive hacker skills, which led him to making a big mistake and being sent to prison.
When he is released he is determined to make good on his life. He ends up getting a job with the BAM boys and working in their IT dept, quickly being promoted to head it up with his impressive skills. He frequently pulls all-nighters in the office, drinking coffee, and losing himself in his work. But his loyalty knows no bounds to the BAM boys and does anything to help them out and make their projects a success.
Becca comes across from The Gavin Group to help with the marketing – she’s intelligent, beautiful and sexy – and Reid is entranced by her the moment they meet. Reid is fine when working in the office with Becca, but when it comes to just talking to her he falls to pieces and can’t get his words out. It takes an intervention from the BAM boys to get Reid round to Becca’s apartment to install some security to get them talking. Reid is a virgin and an innocent in so many ways, and he plans for Becca to be his first and last for everything. But his past and his bad upbringing put lots of barriers in their way.
I truly loved Reid and Becca’s story!! It is heartwarming, funny, romantic, sexy and emotional. Becca is the perfect woman for the innocent and inexperienced Reid, they have lots to offer each other but lots of emotional obstacles to tackle along the way. It was quite an emotional read at times, I truly felt for Reid and what he had been through and can understand why he felt he wasn’t good enough for Becca, learning to love yourself can be a hard thing to master! There was some hilarious banter with the BAM boys sprinkled throughout the book and it was lovely to see them all interacting as a 4!
I think this book has turned out to be my favorite of the series, which really took some doing. A fabulous read all round – the whole series comes highly recommended.
New York Times/USA Today bestselling author Melanie Moreland, lives a happy and content life in a quiet area of Ontario with her beloved husband of twenty-seven-plus years and their rescue cat, Amber. Nothing means more to her than her friends and family, and she cherishes every moment spent with them.
While seriously addicted to coffee, and highly challenged with all things computer-related and technical, she relishes baking, cooking, and trying new recipes for people to sample. She loves to throw dinner parties, and also enjoys traveling, here and abroad, but finds coming home is always the best part of any trip.
Melanie loves stories, especially paired with a good wine, and enjoys skydiving (free falling over a fleck of dust) extreme snowboarding (falling down stairs) and piloting her own helicopter (tripping over her own feet.) She’s learned happily ever afters, even bumpy ones, are all in how you tell the story.
Melanie is represented by Flavia Viotti at Bookcase Literary Agency. For any questions regarding subsidiary or translation rights please contact her at email@example.com