Branded as Trouble (Rough Riders)

Branded as Trouble  - Lorelei James Tattoo-artist heroine has been good friends & an AA-sponsor of recovering alcoholic Hero for 3 yrs. She agrees to strictly date him for 2 wks before they start having sex. Both have to adjust to being in a sober & more-emotionally involved relationship.

My 1st James book & I was pleased. I liked the characterization of Hero & heroine. It shows how they've overcome their troublesome past & are working toward a healthier life & having healthier relationships. IMO this is what made the love scenes not sleazy or emotionally distant as other erotic books tend to do.