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wanted him since she was eighteen. Four years away hasn’t cooled the heat Doyle
arouses in her, which means it’s time for Thea to take the former Marine by the
horns and open his eyes to everything he’s missing. What will it take to prove
that she’s not some untouchable porcelain doll, but a red-blooded woman
determined to finally get her man?
forced Doyle to consider Thea off-limits. Keeping her that way was proving much
more difficult. Every time he turns around she’s there, wreaking havoc on his
senses, making him think about long, sweaty nights and how good she would feel
wrapped up in his arms. How long could a man be expected to ignore the woman
who calls to his every secret desire?
Doyle has a secret that could jeopardize not only the first fragile bonds of
love, but Thea’s very life. Will he be able to act before it’s too late for
Ridiculous, really, since the man didn’t have a clue. He either treated her as a museum
piece to be safely guarded and surrounded in bubble wrap whenever a tiny bump loomed on the
road of life, or he treated her the same way her had when he’d first come to work for her father:
like a big brother. A very domineering, overprotective big brother.
Thinking of Doyle in the big brother role had been all well and good when she was
thirteen, but she’d grown up in the nine years since then. Too bad Doyle seemed to have missed that
little fact. When she looked at him now, she didn’t see the guy who taught her to hold her
breath so she could swim underwater for two whole minutes, or who had sat up with her all night
while she cried her eyes out after her dog had dug under the fence and then been hit by a car.
No, when she looked at Brennan Doyle, she saw a tall, darkly tanned man whose military
training showed in every disciplined line of his well-toned body, whose intelligence and wit
shone from twinkling hazel eyes that could stop a girl dead with one look, whose very presence
in a room could start her heart tripping in a triple-time beat no salsa could match. She’d racked
up more sweaty dreams about the man than she cared to count, starting when she was sixteen and
didn’t even understand what sweaty dreams were all about.
Doyle, her big brother? Not in a million years.
But knowing how she felt didn’t change a thing about how he felt. Or didn’t feel. That
was the part that made her the craziest. She didn’t know if that spark of something she
sometimes thought she saw in his gaze meant anything or if she was just pathetically projecting
what she wanted to see into those beautiful, see-into-your-soul eyes.
Thea sighed, putting aside the sketch pad and turning on her laptop. It wouldn’t hurt to do
an Internet search for interior design firms based in Denver, Pueblo, and maybe even Colorado
Springs. At least it would help to keep her mind off of the what-ifs and maybes that surrounded
her turbulent feelings regarding what to do about Doyle.
Attracting men was not something she’d ever really gotten the hang of. Rebuffing them,
now that she had gotten down to a science by her second semester at college, right after the Dave
Disaster. He had been her first, and only, lover and it had been, well, a disaster. She’d caught
him cheating. He’d accused her of being frigid and needy, and she’d lost whatever small amount of
self-confidence she’d started with. After that, it had been easier, and safer, just to avoid
Attracting men was more Lillian’s tour de force. If only Thea could ask for Lil’s help.
But that would mean admitting to her friend that she was still hung up on Doyle after four years
of silent denial. Maybe she should write to Dr. Phil. Dear Dr. Phil; There’s a sexy ex-Marine
living in the guest house on my parents’ estate, and I dream about him every night in enough
detail to make Hugh Heffner blush, but I don’t know how to tell him I want to tear his clothes off
and have wild monkey sex with him until neither of us can walk straight. What do I do?
A faint shudder ran through her. Okay, what she definitely shouldn’t do was think of
Doyle and wild monkey sex in the same sentence. The same paragraph. The same time zone.
With a groan, Thea saved her search results and shut down the computer. She needed
help all right, and it was time to swallow her pride and ask for it. The hardest part was going to
be finally confessing the truth to her friends.
Where to start with my thoughts
on “What the Lady Wants” (Boulder Bodyguards Book 1) by Nika Rhone?
It is well written and has an intriguing plotline – even if it may not
seem that original when reading the blurb – you will be surprised by the way it
Nika Rhone is a “new to me” author that managed to draw me in within the
first chapters. It was an fun read for the most time. Thea’s discussions with
her friends were fun to “listen” to and how they really nailed the facts (like
maybe … perhaps… )
And to see on the other side through the eyes of the “Object” of Thea’s desire
– aka Doyle – the results of their “plots” was just hilarious at times.
That alone would have been a fun read with Thea and her friends as well
as Doyle being real great written characters, but in the end the author mixed
some action into it, which made it really a perfect book.
I can see definitively some books on the horizon for some of the secondary
characters of this book.
Please enjoy this great read
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Rhone has been fascinated with storytelling from the moment that first book was
placed in her eager little hands, starting a lifelong love affair with the
written word. Eventually, though,
reading other people’s stories just wasn’t enough, so she started to write down
her own. The magic of creating brand new
worlds and the people who live in them keeps her hard at work thinking up the
next set of characters she can torture before giving them their happy ending. She lives in her hometown on Long Island, New
York with the two men in her life: her super-indulgent husband and their
outrageously spoiled shelter dog.
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Lacey knows people only pretend to be nice—pity her, really, for looking different. That is, until graduating senior, Blake Nivey, enters her life. Breaking down her walls and lifting her spirits with just one touch, he’s not like the others. He cares about her well-being and makes her laugh. He unlocks something within Lacey that captures her soul, yet Lacey’s internal struggles surface. Is she just a charity case for him? Blake can’t possibly like someone with limited mobility when there are prettier girls wrapping their arms around him. Or can he? But when Lacey finally sees where Blake’s heart truly lies with her, everything changes. Because once June 9th begins, it never ends.
This review is is based on an old version of an ARC that had not yet been fully edited .
|June 9th- a book by Emha Goliesh about the struggle of life, but based on a totally different basis.
Lacey, the female protagonist, is having a neuromuscular disease which seems to control her whole life. Whatever she does, the disease always finds a way to influence her life . Even then she still tries to take part in life as much as she can, especially when it comes to her studies. Besides, she also has to deal with other problems which are typical for people at her age- just with the tiny difference that for her it´s all new and unexplored territory.
If there is one thing I especially liked about this book, then it´s the way the author described the female protagonist´s struggle with life. Something she described very authentical as she is confronting the reader with a lot of typical daily situations. Nothing that seems unrealistic. Definetly my highlight. I like the way she intertwined the “dealing with a disease part” with a story that deals with all the topics we were confronted with at one point in life. It´s nothing totally unknown, nothing totally unexpected. But definetly the basis for a good story.
On the other hand I have to say that I had quite a lot problems with the way the story-line developed. In the beginning everything seemed fine, but with more and more pages I turned, I felt like I was missing out on a part of the story. I thought it might was the case because of all the things I had in mind because of this quite stressful holiday season, but even after I put this book away for some time I still felt like I just couldn´t connect with the story-line at all.I felt bad for it as the plot sounded really good, but something was definetly off: I am not sure if it was the pace or just the fact that the author lost, that´s my opinion, her track which is why there suddenly were so many ends which didn’t make any sense.While I enjoyed getting to know more about the protagonist, it was difficult to concentrate on the story itself.Suddenly too many storylines added to a in general really nice story that definetly has got more potential.
with no cliffhangers.
mother of all snow storms attacks, leaving me stranded in a remote cabin with
my new stepbrother.
because-they’re-soaked, cocky asshole of a stepbrother, Bentley McAllister.
he’s looking at me like he wants to put both to good use.
Garrett are as close as two brothers can be. Fiercely competitive and
smoldering with intensity, neither has ever lost a fight. Until they face their
toughest opponent yet: Lily.
off-limits as they come. They make a pact that the tough-as-nails daughter of
their trainer will never come between them.
fair in love and war.
short stories such as Caged, Stranded with My Stepbrother and the upcoming
Monster Prick. She enjoys the occasional stiff cocktail, and watching romantic
comedies. Most days you can find her curled up with a good book. She currently
resides in New Jersey.