Romance Review | Once Kissed by Cecy Robson

OverviewOnce they shared a night of passion. Now a chance encounter forces them back together. In Cecy Robson’s O’Brien Family series debut—perfect for readers of Monica Murphy and J. Lynn—two total opposites find that the flames of desire are still smoldering.

Tough-as-steel cop Curran O’Brien is quickly rising through the ranks of the Philadelphia police department. But when his rookie partner is almost killed under his watch, Curran just wants to prove he still has what it takes to walk among Philly’s finest. So he’s pissed to be stuck on a cushy security assignment for the DA’s office . . . until he gets a good look at the sweet, straitlaced intern he’s supposed to protect—but not touch.

Tess Newart recognizes Curran instantly. How could she not? Back in college she tied this former frat boy to the bed with her argyle socks! That sizzling one-night stand was the only indiscretion Tess ever allowed herself. She has survived law school so far, despite being pushed to succeed by her overbearing father. Now that she’s interning on a major case against a ruthless crime boss, she won’t jeopardize her career by giving in to temptation again. She just never expected temptation to look so damn hot in uniform.

Tess knows her father has other plans for her, and they don’t include Curran. But soon she’s falling for him all over again. And when danger emerges, Curran will prove just how good a bad-boy cop can be.

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Publishing Date: November 3, 2015
Stars: 4
My Review: 4 they say watch your actions as they could come back to haunt you stars. For Tess her one time of wild abandon is coming to bite her quite literally in the worst way. That hot frat boy she tied to the bed and had her wicked way with? Yeah, he's her bodyguard for the remainder of her biggest case as an intern with the assistant DA who is his older brother. 

Curran couldn't believe the same girl who had tied him to the bed using her argyle socks was the one he was assigned to protect. He can't even try to hide his reaction from his brother and that doesn't even register. Curran knows what his duty is but not even duty will stop him from wanting, going after, and having Tess. 

Tess lives a very hard life in many ways that most wouldn't notice because she's learned to hide it well. Her father's a controlling, manipulative, and emotionally abusive piece of work. She lives to get her law degree and get away from him. She knows she shouldn't give in to the spark between her and Curran, not again, but finds it harder and harder to ignore. He's a good man who takes care of her when he whole life she's had to take care of herself. 

As the case begins to come together in the favor of the Philadelphia Police Department, Tess's life is placed in danger. Tess and Curran give into the pull between them and find something they didn't expect. The two give and take from one another without asking for anything but the other person in return. When everything falls into place it is the love the two have for one another that ultimately leads both into the salvation they so desperately seek.



  1. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and review. I'm very happy you enjoyed Once Kissed!