Spotlight & Giveaway: His to Take by Katee Robert

Posted December 6th, 2015 by in Blog, Spotlight / 60 comments

Today it is my pleasure to Welcome author Katee Robert to HJ!

Hi Katee and welcome to HJ! We’re so excited to chat with you about your new release, His to Take!


Please summarize the book for the readers here:

His to TakeA game of truth or dare gets a bit out of control when these former lovers connect in their home town.

Please share the opening lines of this book:

Erin Robinson glanced at her phone for the fifth time in five minutes. Unfortunately, the minutes hadn’t gone backward and no texts had arrived, which meant only one thing—she’d been stood up. There was no other way to explain her blind date’s being over thirty minutes late and not bothering with some sort of reassuring something to let her know he wasn’t dead in a ditch somewhere.


Please share a few Fun facts about this book…

  • My hero is a Marine.
  • The conversation between my heroine and her mom in the book is one of the favorites I’ve written to date.
  • This book came about because my hero, Warren, made an appearance in another novella in the Out of Uniform series and he tried to take over so effectively that I had to give him his own book.


If your book was optioned for a movie, what scene would you use for the audition of the main characters and why?

It would be the moment Warren offers a game of truth or dare to distract Erin:

“I don’t have to. I know you. And as great as an hour of hot sweaty sex would be, I’m not in the mood.”
That, more than anything else, confirmed there was something wrong. He tamped down the urge to ask what it was. They weren’t that kind of friends. Not yet. They were
two people who’d hooked up a handful of times in the last
six years. That was it. That was what he was trying to change.

So he nudged her shoulder, hating that the winter made so many layers necessary. It was only his imagination making him think he could feel the heat of her body through her coat from that tiny touch. “Truth or dare, Freckles?”


What do you want people to take away from reading this book?

That even if the timing isn’t right the first time around, two people who really care about each other will find their way back to each other.


What are you currently working on? What other releases do you have planned for 2015?

I’m currently working on the second book in my A Foolproof Love series for Brazen (which I affectionately call Dirty Talking Cowboy #2). All that I have left in 2015 is my paperback release for The Marriage Contract.

Thanks for blogging at HJ!


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Excerpt from His to Take:

Desperate to reclaim the free feeling that had just left her, she said, “Truth or dare?”

“You know me well enough to know that.” His smile was a flash of white teeth in the shadows. “Dare.”

“Kiss me.” The words were out before she could think better of them, before she could take them back to protect herself. This was why you stopped the fling with him. He makes you forget yourself. Knowing that was all well and good in the warm light of day. Right now, huddled behind a bush in Miss Nora’s front yard, she didn’t care about any of it.

All she cared about tonight was forgetting. Reality would still be there tomorrow, no matter how much she wanted to escape it. Warren offered a chance to slip into a fantasy of “what if?” for a little while. It wouldn’t ultimately change anything between them. It never did. But that didn’t
matter in this moment.

Warren’s cold hand at the back of her neck startled her out of her mental spiral. His breath warmed her lips a second before his mouth took hers. Considering their current location, the kiss should have been uncomfortable and awkward, but apparently he hadn’t gotten the memo.

He nipped her bottom lip, using her moan to gain access to her mouth. They hadn’t so much as touched in over a year, but that didn’t seem to matter with his tongue stroking along hers in that heady way. The intervening time disappeared just like it always had in the past, and suddenly she was nineteen again, her body responding and her hormones sweeping away what little common sense she could call her own.

Erin grabbed the front of his coat, needing to be closer, to feel skin against skin, to follow through on the promise of his mouth on hers. She barely registered Warren moving back until he created some actual distance between them. “Damn, Freckles, that was fun.”

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Book Info:

Truth or dare…

Erin Robinson is having an epically bad year. Her blossoming career on Broadway tanked, forcing her to crawl back to home to Wellington. The icing on her failure cake? Her former on-again, off-again fling is in town, and the sexy Marine is taking up way too much space.

Warren Davis always knew Erin was special, which is exactly why he can’t have her. A girl like her deserves something permanent—something neither of them wants. But now that they’re both back in town and she’s right there in front of him, a challenge in her eyes he’s never been able to resist, he’s questioning everything.

That challenge quickly escalates into an epic game of Truth or Dare. Erin’s sure she’s got him on lock, but as the night progresses, Warren’s dares intensify, drowning her in lust. But with the past still breathing down their necks, there’s no way either of them can win…
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Meet the Author:

Katee RobertNew York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Katee Robert learned to tell her stories at her grandpa’s knee. She found romance novels at age twelve and they changed her life. When not writing sexy contemporary and speculative fiction romance, she spends her time playing imaginary games with her children, driving her husband batty with what-if questions, and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse.
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60 Responses to “Spotlight & Giveaway: His to Take by Katee Robert”

  1. Jenny Dauksa Schaber

    The SEAL team in Crazy Good by Rachel Robinson. While they are heros, they are also real men and live life while deployed as well as at home. Her realism and accuracy of her characters pulled me in and had me wanting more. I read this back in April and it is still with me.

  2. Mary Preston

    My favorite would be a retired military gent by the name of Col. Brandon. One of my favorite Jane Austen characters.

  3. Trudy

    Asher Lee in Vixen and the Vet by Katy Regnery is a wonderful character. Injured and disfigured during war he hid from the world–for himself, for his town. He wasn’t living, just existing. Lesson learned from Asher–when there is something to live for, you can and will do anything. Falling for Savannah opened his front door to what can be done.

  4. Maria Theresa Santos

    My fave is Ambrose Young from Making Faces by Amy Harmon because even what he went through he did not give up on life

  5. marcyshuler

    I really liked Luke Jackson from your book, His Lover to Protect. I’m a sucker for a wounded warrior with a heart of gold who doesn’t feel he’s lovable.

  6. Ellen C.

    Not from a book, but I love Gibbs on NCIS. Strong. dependable, mysterious–a multi-layered character.

  7. Timitra

    Reno Chavez from Reno’s Chance by Lora Leigh is one of my fave military heroes I love how tough he is and also how sweet and loving he is with Raven

  8. sylve T.

    KGI team in Maya banks KGI Series, because they are all brave, sexy, loyal, and passionate!

  9. rbeeyswan

    Major Alan “Dutch” Schaefer from the movie Predator..yessss! Dutch’s character is gritty ,hard,hot,smart& doesn’t fear man nor Beast!! By the way Ms Robert U R gorgeous!!

  10. laurieg72l

    Jason Steele, Sherrilyn Kenyon’s BAD ATTITUDE He’s been kicked out of the military and in a military prison for going after the commanding officer who ordered men to go where they shouldn’t have to have gone without protection. Many men including his best friend were lost. He fought back to make sure this man couldn’t do it again. He brought attention to the man’s dreadful actions. I respect people who are willing to stand up for their principles even if it’s to their own detriment.

  11. Debbi Wellenstein

    I haven’t read a lot of stories about military men. My favorite military man (verteran) is my husband!

  12. belindaegreen

    I just finished reading Saving The Seal by Cristina Grenier. I loved Lieutenant Owen Sinclair! He was the perfect military alpha male who was destined to serve. He unfortunately was side lined because his last mission went wrong. He was dealing with the issue of seeing his men captured and killed and thinking it was his fault. Dr. Genevieve Thomas was his key to recovery and becoming his soul mate. This was a story that captured your heart having romance, a little suspense with a twist and a HEA. A great story!

  13. fr_larsson

    There´s so many great Alpha´s out there, it´s hard to pick just one.. Anne Stuart writes great ones *grabby hands* Time for a re-read, maybe =D
    Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Monday!

  14. Marcy Meyer

    A recent favorite is Sergeant Devin Ulysses Clay, from A Lover’s Lament by K.L. Grayson and BT Urruela. I love that Devin’s POV is written by a Veteran himself, BT. Such a good story too.

  15. Amanda Thompson

    I love SEALS, there’s just something about them. My pawpaw was in the Navy but he wasn’t a SEAL, but the navy is dear to me. As to military men in books, I really do not have a favorite because I love them all!

  16. taswmom

    If we can go back to Jane Austen, though I really liked Col. Brandon, and loved Col. Fitzwilliam, Captain Frederick Wentworth holds my heart! Sigh.

  17. Jen B

    I don’t really have a favourite, although I do like Judd Lauren from Nalini Singh’s psy/changeling series.

  18. tlrosado

    My favorite military fictional character is Finn Coram from Jen McLaughlin’s, Out of Line series. He runs the gamut through all the books and I loved him through all of it – good and bad.

  19. Vicki

    I love all military men. However, one of my favorites is Kelsey Grammer ‘s character in Down Periscope. The movie is hilarious

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