Wild for You (Tropical Heat #1)
Detective Clay Blackthorne has his hands full when he promises to safeguard an old college pal’s sister without letting her know what he’s up to. He never imagines that lively Marisol Calderon will knock his socks off and put a ring on his finger - and all at his suggestion! Their marriage of convenience is meant to protect her and Clay doesn’t...more
Ok, For the most part, I enjoyed this book. The plot was well written and the mystery stalker was actually a surprise! I hate when I know pretty much from the beginning of a book whodunnit, but with Wild for You I was enjoyably stumped! Throughout the book I had a few ideas of who it could be, the person it turned out to be was one of my 'persons of interest', but there was a twist I really didn't see coming. So that part I liked a whole lot.
As for the char ...more
Marisol was a very likable character. She was independent and sassy and driven... but then she just gets stupid (but more on t ...more
One of my pet peeves is head hopping and this story has several places where it happens. Sometimes we have one sentence in her POV and then it switches bac ...more
Even though I hated this particular story, I wouldn't hesitate to read ...more
This is a nice book to read if you can get past the illogical parts. So unbelievable that in less than 8 hours you meet and then have that stranger spending the night to "protect" you. Story line is pretty predictable but a nice, easy read.
Marisol is easy to like. She's kind, vivacious and talented. Best of all she creatively uses some hair products to get her way. Clay is strong and lethal, making him the perfect alpha hero. The combination of ...more
I must say though that this general trend in romance novels of falling in love within two days to a week and then pledging everlasting love a week after are a bit much. I mean, it's fiction but really? Has that always been the trend or have I not been paying attention?
And speaking of implausible plots, how is it that Marisol can suddenly trust Mr. Detective Hottie McScottie so easily seeing as she knows absolutely nothing about him an ...more
I've had this on my kindle for a couple years and decided to finally give it a go.
The idea behind the plot is solid. There's just something about the interactions between the H&h, add to the at the way the author writes. Loosley quoted "when she broke up with her fiance and moved to Napa with her brother, she knew that she had to move"... this is either a double redundant or the author needs to add in a few more words to tie in the second part of that sentence with her secon ...more
The story begins well but the plot's convoluted. The premise that the main characters get married to dissuade a stalker--is just too weird and contrived. Add a quickie novella ending, and silly didactic dial ...more
Short story: we have a pretty latin girl with a stalker, big brother has a best friend a detective. He is hired by the brother to protect her and they fall in love at some point. When she finds out who he really is they fight and she leaves. The stalker gets her and in 2 sec she is saved. They swear eternal love. The end.
Really, that's it!
The book is superficial, is missing feelings , details ... i don't even know what to say is missing to be honest. When t ...more
But then, when the villain was revealed, it turned sour for me. How over-the-top cartoonish the villain was just annoyed the crapola out of me, and then the 'faster than the speed of light,' ending didn't help. WTH?!
Maybe it was just me. I don't think so.
Nice romance with an HEA ending
When strong willed Marisol has a stalker sending her notes and flowers and refuses help from her big brother, in steps Clay, a detective that is friends with the older brother. Clay decides that a marriage of convenience is the best way to protect Marisol and, of course, a little romance ensues.
I enjoyed this story very much until the end. Although it does have a nice HEA ending, it felt rushed and a little anticlimactic. The characte ...more
Told in the 3rd person for each character you can't really connect to the love element and it's all abit silly that they meet, after a couple of days get married, sleep together on a fake honeymoon and whaddyaknow - it' ...more
A two-time Maggie award finalist and a P&E Readers' Poll finalist, she is traditionally p ...more