The Brat by Patricia Logan ~ Book Review by Caroline

29010658Title: The Brat

Author: Patricia Logan

Publisher: Westburg Publishing

Cover Artist: Jeff Adkins

Rating: 3 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 02/08/2016

Length: Long Novel (~ 100K+)

Genre: M/M Romance

Blurb:

Charles Fordham III has been expelled from Oxford and sent home with his tail between his legs. The self-professed “brat” has always gotten away with things because of his father’s influence and money. Poor Chas is in for the surprise of his life in the form of a tall, well-muscled, former Marine bodyguard… but even more daunting days may lie ahead. Have his years abroad prepared him for the expectations of his father when he’s forced to live up to his legacy?

Tate Heston returns home from Iraq when his beloved career is cut short by an IED. He’s used to turning boys into men and then leading them into battle where sometimes the good guys lose. This makes him even more hesitant about taking on a job guarding a spoiled brat, but he believes he can probably do what he does best… make young Chas a man.

Not everyone wants to see the brat succeed in his father’s place. Things have been running just fine for years and the return of Charles Fordham III and the shake up his arrival causes, has his family’s enemies in a panic. But as the boy assumes his rightful place, Tate understands sometimes a man must take his fight to the enemy… regardless of battlefield… or boardroom.

My View:

This is the third book in the Marine Bodyguards series and my least favourite.

Chas hadn’t had the easiest start in life. His mother died when he was young and his father immediately shipped him off to boarding school to help deal with his grief. Chas had to toughen up quickly and the relationship with his father was strained from then on. Thrown out of college on suspicion of cheating Chas finally returns home under a dark cloud and has to deal with his father’s anger and coldness. His behaviour as a brat felt forced to me and I couldn’t understand the power his father had over him to dictate his life choices. Chas didn’t live a lavish lifestyle so the money didn’t really have a hold over him yet he let his father plan out his life and take control. One of his father’s requirements is that Chas has a bodyguard and again I wasn’t clear on the why. Yes he was wealthy but he was by no means famous or well-known and it seemed a little over the top.

Tate Heston returned from Iraq when his unit was hit by an IED and he now works as a bodyguard. He has a soft spot running through him a mile wide and quickly falls for Chas and his stroppy ways. As always Patricia Logan writes hot sex scenes and when this pair got together that is exactly what happened however the story leaned more towards the mystery and family drama than it did to Chas and Tate’s relationship. The mystery wasn’t difficult to work out but a lot of time is given to it on page and as usual the family ends up in life threatening circumstances.

There is a lot more drama in this book than there was in the first two of the series and if that’s your thing then this book will be for you.

Links

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I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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