Lead Me On (Tumble Creek #3)
After a rough childhood with a mother who liked her men in prison-jumpsuit orange, Jane changed her name, her look, and her taste for bad boys. So why is she lusting for William Chase with his tattoo-covered biceps and steel-toed boots? The man blows things up for a living!
She gives herse ...more
Dahl’s Tumble Creek is a fun, sexy contemporary romance series with quirky, realistically flawed heroines, totally delicious, to-die-for, yummy heroes, loads of sarcastic, witty humor, and smokin’ hot love scenes. Lead Me On is no exception and in fact, I think it just might be my favorite book in the series so far.
Prim, proper, polished, and proficient office manager Jane Morgan is looking for a secure relationship and a stable, neatly planned future with the “rig ...more
This is the third book in Victoria Dahl's ...more
“Jane Morgan had ruined him. Ridden him hard and put him up wet. He might never recover.
Mentally he was even worse off. Who was this girl?”
Jane Morgan is prim and proper. Someday, she wants to marry well, live in a nice house and raise a nice family. She doesn’t do bad boys, she shouldn’t do bad boys but she cannot help being attracted to what looks to be a bad boy, Chase.
Raw, animal magnetism......is a big red flag to prim and proper office manager Jane Morgan. After a rough childhood with...more
If you read a romance for the hero and like to place yourself in the heroine's shoes, or if you like to imagine the heroine could be your best girlfriend, then this book would be a stinker for you. If they read romance with an equal eye towards the hero and heroine for the story rather than the escape, then the heroine becomes a complex character rather than an exasperating head case you want ...more
We slowly learn about Jane and her past. She tries to keep her family hidden because she is ashamed of them a ...more
This is the third book in Dahl's "Tumble Creek" series, but this book can probably be read on its own.
Jane Morg ...more
So few times authors seem to get it just right but Victoria Dahl is very good at developing a real relationship. In this book Jane has a mess of a past that she is ashamed of and slowly (willingly and not so willingly) that past is revealed to Chase. It wasn't all revealed at once causing the "big conflict" that the characters have to get over right before the end of the book when everything is magically resolved. No. Here Jane is slowly revealed over time an ...more
Meet Jane, plain Jane. Once a bad girl gone wild, now she is the epitome of prim and proper. As a secretary her work is without fault, her business clothes tailored to hide everything, hair done up in a severe style. She only dates eligible bachelors: veterinarians, dentists and lawyers. Surely nothing can go wrong there? But her life lacks the excitement and passion that she is so addicted to.
In comes Chase, the man who refuses to be called by his first two names. He has n ...more
I remember Stacy talking about a Victoria Dahl book recently on Twitter, and she messaged me and told me she thought I would really like her style of writing. When Lead Me On was offered as an ARC on NetGalley, I was more than eager to try Victoria Dahl for the first time. Stacy was right – Victoria Dahl writes the kind of book I love – sexy, romantic and funny. An overall story that entertained me the entire time, and added a new boyfriend to my list (and he entered quite high on the list I mus...more
Victoria Dahl has a sense of humor that strikes a cord with me. Every. Single. Time. Every. Single. Book! With LEAD ME ON the giggles started at page 10 and set the pace for the most of the book!
But even his promising career couldn't make her forget the fact that he made love like a rabbit. (...) She'd tried to let it go. She really had. A man couldn't be judged on the depth of his thrusts alone.
Victoria Dahl had me laughing, panting, frowning and even tearing up right there in ...more
Jane Morgan has worked hard to put her ugly past behind her. Keeping her both her clothing and her manner reliable, appropriate and always business like, Jane has made her self indispensable to her boss. She loves her job and the feeling of accomplishment it gives her.
When tattooed and rugged William Chase steps into her office, she sees a man ...more
This review is for the audiobook. I had read the story before but enjoyed the audiobook just the same. The author manages to tell a funny and touching story and at the same time explore some of the very real damage that can be unwittingly be done to kids by parents as well as how hard it is to shake off the past. I thought the narrator, Savannah Richards, did a good job with the story and the characters.
If I hadn't read the book before I don't know if I would have stuck it out wh ...more
Jane’s mother had relationships with men in prison. Due to father problems, Jane bleached her hair, wore lots of black eyeliner and slept around. At age 18 she transformed herself. She changed her name to Jane and became an office manager for an architect. She now acts prim and proper and only wants to date guys in business suits. Chase shows up at the office wit ...more
I have been a fan of Victoria Dahl’s Tumble Creek series for years, so when I stumbled upon a copy of Lead Me On, in my favorite used book store, I was quick to snap it up. It was the only book in the series I had yet to read and I had a great time.
Jane Morgan is the uptight and in-control office manager at Jennings Architecture. She and Chase meet as he comes to pick up some project materials from his latest excavation project. Ja ...more
Due to her troubled past, Jane Morgan has changed her name and created a new life for herself. The only thing missing is a man to share it with, but Jane is weary of the staid men that she has been dating. Enter William Chase, a physically intimidating and tattooed demolitions expert, who rings all of Jane’s bells, but epitomizes everything that she has renounced in her life. Can Jane accept who she truly is in order to be with the love of her life?
Barring one or two small iss ...more
Jane is Quinn's (from Start Me Up) assistant in his architectural firm. She keeps him organized & is good at her job - because her job is her life. She chooses to keep it that way though, because she wants to be a regular Jane, hide from her past, her family, & the secret of who she used to be. When the sexy Chase walks into her office though, her world is turned upside down & she can't get him out of her m ...more
Chase is working with Quinn on a residential project and meets Jane when he goes to the office. He hits on her as a whim but Jane turns him down. He ends up giving her his business card in the hope she might change her mind and give him a call. When Jane gets a little ...more
I was not expecting the turn of events with prime and proper Jane, whom we meet in Start Me Up.
Jane's not really Jane, she's Dynasty! She comes from a messed up childhood, that turned her into a very messed up teenager, and one really bad moment made her turn her life around. Except in turning her life around, she distanced herself from her family completely, chang ...more
All iN all this book had WTMS (way too much sex) and not enough interaction between the hero and heroine (I mean outside the bedro ...more
This one started off with a bang, and I found that I just couldn't put it down. Luckily I picked this one up on a Saturday so I was able to finish during the course of the day. I can see that Jane could rub some readers the wrong way, but I thought Dahl did a great job on her characterisation, and I could totally see why Chase found her fascinating and compelling.
This was a very hot read, and while Chase wasn't as complex as Jane, ...more
Jane has reinvented herself and turned her back on her past. No longer is she the promiscuous young woman headed for trouble at every turn. Now, she has a good job, dresses conservatively and only dates “appropriate” men hoping to one day get married, and have children. She does her best to distance herself from her family, who are a constant reminder of the life she left behind and she lives in fear of being found out.
Chase is a blue collared, steel-toe boot, jean wearing rough ...more
Lead Me On is the sauciest of the three (o ...more
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Mentally he was even worse off. Who was this girl?”
“No! I don’t expect a man to fix me! I’m not an idiot. I just want a man I can hide behind.”
Chase’s eyebrows flew high. His mouth twitched up, and Jane felt her mouth twitch, too.
“Jane, I’m no Dr. Phil, but I’m pretty sure you’re certifiably fucked-up.”
“It’s true. Man, if I wasn’t already in love with you, I’d be out of here.”