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BOOK REVIEW: PS...You're Mine by Alexa Riley


Title: PS...You're Mine
Series: (Standalone)
Author: Alexa Riley
Genre: Adult Contemporary Erotic Romance Novella
Rating: 5-Stars
HEA: Yes
Review on Goodreads: HERE

Katie Lovely signs up her class for a project, writing letters to Marines serving overseas, but a calculation error means she has to participate along with the class.

She isn’t prepared for what happens after she gets the first letter.

Sergeant Major Mark Gunner is serving his last tour and looking forward to getting out of the Marines. When he gets a letter that captures his heart, everything suddenly changes.

Their worlds connect and letters flow, creating a love unlike any other.

But when their time is up and the letters stop, will his claim remain?

Warning: This is a super quick, sweet, and dirty read with a small Valentine twist. *whispers* Don’t worry, it’s a happily ever after!


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Redheaded, curvy Katie is known to her high school students as Miss. Lovely—a shy, innocent teacher who loves to inspire the minds of others, bake delicious goods, and blush from the lingering stares of men.
She got my cock hard with a box of cookies. I can't begin to imagine the possibilities.
Although when Miss. Lovely has her class participate in the Adopt-a-Marine program (where students and Marines correspond via mailing letters), a single Marine fails to be adopted due to a forgotten error—and unable to bear the thought of a nation Hero going without letters, Katie tentatively puts pen to paper and writes him.

Sergeant Major Mark Gunner is a man who lives, eats, and breathes the military; he knows no other way, as he was an orphan boy who turned into a man in uniform as a means to survive...which raised Mark in a strict, solidarity life.

So when an unexpected letter with his name scribbled on the envelope arrives in the mail, he thinks it's an error...and as he reads the words written inside, he learns it is—a beautiful, life-altering, one that introduces him to the woman that changes his life forever.
"Katie Lovely. You sure do sound like it," I say, running my roughened fingers over her signature.
Because day after day, letter after letter, Katie and Mark write a friendship in ink that soon becomes a relationship kissed with stamps and signed with longing...until time ticks down when Mark is freed from his duty, and vows to serve the beauty who holds his heart for lifetimes to come...

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Not only was the heroine—Katie Lovely—a cutie pie, but her name was too. *Giggles* And it was heartwarming to see the timid, hidden innocence in her blossom to a bold, believe-she's-beautiful woman...all thanks to the confidence she gained from Mark's attentions, as well as their heart-felt love.
She's utterly adorable, and I can't describe how it feels to have someone write me a letter. I've never gotten anything like this before, and it surprises me how much I love it. What's even more surprising is how much I enjoy her.
And the Hero—Sergeant Major Mark Gunner—might've been a tall, strong, virile, slightly older male—but there was a certain naivete about him. As if, underneath the tough-jaw and crisp uniform, he had never lived, never loved, until Katie. *Swoon* So yeah, he pretty much stole my heart. ♥
She's been the one since she sent me the first letter, and she's been mine ever since.

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I've got a weakness for desserts, and the more chocolate the better. I don't know that I could share, though. I'm a pretty possessive kind of guy. Especially when it comes to things I like.
PS...You're Mine is one of those novella's that make you smile, make you giggle, and swoon. It's the kind of story that captures your attention with its cute plot, adorable characters, and sexy scenes.

Unique to Alexa Riley's usually down-n-dirty books, this novella might be a quick read—but there's a slow build of intensity between the Hero and the heroine as they share messages of hope and dreams and laughs and love through written correspondence...
I've read and reread her first letter over and over. It's worn from all the times I've held it, but I'd be lying if I said it didn't mean a lot to me.
And with each page, every letter, the ache for each other bleeds into their xoxo's—and you feel that; the main characters' desperate desire to be close, though miles apart they may be.

Which really gave the story an delicious taste of the olden days, when vintage romances were sweet in their simplicity—and the gorgeous tale of long-time love were told with sighs of reverence. But still with a bite of lovely, naughty smut. *wink wink*

My only complaint, really, was that I wished there was moremoremore to the novella. Because it really was extremely short—with chops of time that I wished were cooked on low and slow, instead of high and fast heat.
"You taste like sugar. I knew you'd be sweet, but damn."

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But overall, I would for sure recommend this tasty treat of an utterly romantic read—for those who want to satisfy their reading sweet-tooth with something that's smutty, charming, and oh-so satisfying.
Every letter, she asks me about the PS and why I leave it blank. I'm going to tell her, and I'm going to say all the words I've been holding back, saving them for when I can say them against her lips.

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*PS: I was given a copy of this book. But I do solemnly swear that I am up to...good. ;) This is a fair and honest review of this book, pinky promise.*