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For the First Time (Tyler Group #3)

3.94  ·  Rating Details ·  31 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Being a father shouldn't feel this risky!

There's not a lot former CIA agent Mark Sharpe hasn't done. Yet suddenly he's in a world of firsts—first time being a father, first time being self-employed…and first time being attracted to his employee. JoJo Hatcher, with her attitude, her tattoos and her investigative talents, tempts him in ways he can't explain. With each day s
Paperback, 304 pages
Published October 1st 2013 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2013)
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I think this might just be my most favourite book by this author yet, it just had such great characters. We met Mark the former CIA turned PI in the last book, where we saw him struggle to be a father to his almost-fifteen year old child prodigy daughter. Mark never had a relationship with his daughter beyond sending gifts and awkward chats over the internet, his college girlfriend deliberately got pregnant. His daughter Sophie lost her mother and then because of her elderly grandparent's health ...more
Feb 15, 2016 Nancy rated it did not like it
Shelves: never-again
I thought, "Ok, a decent read. Not great literature but a nice escape for a couple of hours."

Then he said "I'm going to take your virginity". Just to help her through the trauma of her earlier life and to help her be a full person able to have relationships - not with him because he doesn't have relationships because a woman in his past tricked him - but she'll be better off and happier when he leaves her.

Such bull-hockey. Why do the men in these books think they have the answer to all of women
Molly O'keefe
May 11, 2013 Molly O'keefe rated it it was amazing
this is my favorite of Stephanie's books. The hero and heroine are super well-matched. Very sexy, very emotional and very funny. The hero is really delicious and the heroine is really tortured. It's a win all the way around!!! Pre order!!!!
Chris McFarland
Mar 12, 2014 Chris McFarland rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Former CIA agent Mark Sharpe is the best at what he does...just ask him. Having decided to leave the Agency in order to be a full-time dad to his reluctant teenage daughter, Mark has set up as a private investigator specializing in cold cases. Now, one of those cases seem to have come back to haunt him, forcing him to bite the bullet and hire on a brilliant partner who simply rubs him the wrong way.

JoJo Hatcher is a non-conformist. If someone can't tell that from her attitude, her tattoos will l
Kate Vale
Sep 15, 2013 Kate Vale rated it really liked it
A story that grabbed me by the throat and hung until through the last page. The hints as to who was trying to harm former CIA agent Mark's hugely talented daughter are offered throughout the story, but not in such a way that they were obvious. Thus, I kept looking for other clues as I kept reading. JoJo's backstory has horrifying elements and her character reflects those horrors even as she attempts to move past them. She can't do that without Mark's help, but he also needs her to protect his da ...more
Mar 13, 2015 Fedora rated it really liked it
My first read by Stephanie Doyle--definitely won't be my last.

A kind of bad-boy hero trying to clean up his act for his daughter, who's forced to live with him now that her mom's died. An unconventional heroine who's smart and independent and who's determined not to show her soft underbelly. And his daughter's a tough cookie who's easy to like in spite of her obvious teen-ness ;)

Well written characters, a plot that kept me turning pages. Will definitely look for more by Ms. Doyle.
Nicole Helm
Goodreads seems to have eaten review I wrote last night, but bottom line this was probably my favorite of the Tyler group books. I liked a lot of things about this book, especially that Sophie never falls into cliche teenage daughter territory and does something stupid to put her in danger. I liked that JoJo's past was particularly difficult and no shiny red bow of perfection was put on that at the end.
Dec 26, 2013 Chi-Chi rated it really liked it
Great ideas, very sweet moments but a bit too rushed at times. Plus I didn't like what Jojo did in the end to "prove" that she had gotten over her fears... Still, very nice read, loved Mark and Sophie together!
Darlene Torday
May 20, 2014 Darlene Torday rated it really liked it
Loved the characters. Good believeable plot. Nice how the author took the main characters previous troubles and used them in the story and showed how the characters changed in spite of their previous problems.
Harlequin Books
"Doyle does a good job of making two very different characters fit together quite well in this opposites-attract romance." RT Book Reviews, rated 4 stars
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Aug 29, 2015 10:23AM  
It all started with Shanna and Star Wars. An odd combination, I know, but what people don't appreciate about Star Wars is the deep romantic element between two of the lead characters. I wasn't seven years-old when I was able to clearly spot that Han and Leia were supposed to be a couple.

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