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Satisfaction Guaranteed (Mercenary/Goddard Project, #6) (Mercenary/Goddard Project #6)

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Anytime, anyplace, Ethan Crane's your man. An agent's agent, he's tough, smart, and fearless. Exactly the guy you want when the stuff hits the fan - and precisely the kind Beth Whitney avoids like the plague. It took a fiance (make that ex-fiance) in the business to teach her, but she's learned her lesson: Don't. Date. Agents. Ever. It's this little rule that's kept her ga...more
Trade Paperback, 294 pages
Published May 1st 2007 by Brava (first published March 23rd 2007)
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3.5 stars and a somewhat disappointing story. After reading Monroe’s Mercenary trilogy, that I really enjoyed, this latest series is missing the character development between the h/h that she does so well I thought.

The hero, Ethan, is a great alpha but too much of a Mr Hot-And–I-Know-It kind of guy. He needed a dose of humility. He’s from Texas but you’d never guess because for some reason Monroe didn’t bring out his Texas twang like she did with Brett (who was from Georgia) in “And Able” which...more
Aug 04, 2008 Jen rated it 4 of 5 stars
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This book is a Goddard Project book. Beth is the daughter of the bossman and Ethan is one of the oldest agents on the team. Beth swears not to date agents because of a bad experience with one in the past; however she has always had a thing for Ethan. Beth’s dad hires a new agent that turns out to be her old fling. Having him around makes Ethan a little jealous and makes him realize he might actually want Beth for himself.

Ethan and Beth get thrown together on an assignment where they have to play...more
Miss Kim
Nov 08, 2008 Miss Kim rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Miss Kim by: Kathrynn
I went into this one with high expectations, and wasn't disappointed. This series is loosely linked to her Ready, Willing, And Able trilogy.

Beth works for her fathers company, The Goddard Project that works with the FBI. She's had a crush on one of the agents, Ethan, for two years. Little does she know that he also likes her. Both are commitment shy. She was left at the alter 3 years ago--coincidently by another agent. Ethan puts his job as agent first in his life over everything.

They get throw...more
3 ½ stars – Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense

This is the first book in Monroe’s Goddard Project series, which is a spin-off of her Mercenary Trilogy. The Goddard Project is an agency that tackles cases involving threats to national security that are of a technological nature. In Satisfaction Guaranteed, sexy agent Ethan is teamed up with the agency’s executive assistant (and boss’s daughter) Beth on an assignment to bring down a technological terrorist. She swears she will never date or fa...more
I didn't feel that it was a superior read. It was average but it had pretty steamy sex scenes. It was also not absorbing which made it all that much harder to read. The characters were believable ... but not realistic. They have well-rounded personalities but their overall personas are a little too perfect. Yes, they do have flaws and all but the dialogue and acting comes off a little too manufactured... not to mention cheesy. What this book lacked overall was any real sense of adventure and act...more
Robin Covington
Really liked this book - funny and sexy
Average-looking government-agent office asst is chosen to play girlfriend of agent who she's had wild fantasies of for 2 yrs in order to track down nefarious dealings of reclusive villain . She is surprised that attractive Hero is now returning her attraction but is unsure if his sudden attraction towards her is part of how his job or if its more personal.

I usually enjoy Monroe's books but this book didn't have a good flow. I'm not really sure how to describe it but the romance, dialogue, &...more
Lynn Aoude
Honestly, I expected more out of the book. For a romantic suspense book, it seriously lacked in action and suspense. It could've easily passed for a romance novel with a twist. Even the ending is anti-climactic. For such a sadistic monster, he and his clients are easily subdued. No fuss, no muss. It's like the author was tired of it all and wanted to wrap it all up quickly with a bow on top. I have to say that the plot had potential that wasn't exploited. But the romance kind of made up for it....more
Beth S.
First adult romance novel ever. Maybe it was better than I rated it, but I was so embarrassed by the fact that I WAS reading it, well, I mean any book that drops mention of erections so nonchalantly is certainly not great writing. I mean, the hero, Ethan, couldn't appear on a page without the bulge in his black jeans being mentioned. And honestly, there wasn't much plot. The espionage case was spoken of little throughout the book. I know, I know, that's not the point, it is supposed to provide b...more
Ethan Crane is an agent for the Goddard project. Beth Whitney works for her father's agency the Goddard project. For the last two years she has fantasied about Ethan he is 6'3" pure Alpha that just makes females think of steamy kisses.
Then her father lets her ex-finance back into the agency and Ethan decides that Beth should not have been left at the alter. So he lets her father talk him into taking Beth on accignment as a partner. Things get real interesting when they have to act like a couple....more
First book I have read by Monroe. Story was part of a series about agents for the Goddard Project who are covert investigators on behalf of the US Govt. This books deals with the Agency's founder and leader's daughter Elizabeth, who works there but is not an agent. She is used undercover on a mission as she happens to fit the profile they need perfectly and she will be handled by a top agent, Ethan. She has secretly been attracted to him, but now she must play his girlfriend. Not much more needs...more
I liked this, but it wasn't spectacular. It read like Harlequin Blaze book. So the focus was on the growing relationship and alot on the sex (which was pretty hot, considering it all). The whole spy situation was kinda bogus, too simplified and non-threatening, but really, do any of us expect much of that from this kind of book? Maybe I've gotten too used to getting a complicated villain.

Anyway, its a fun read. I haven't read the others, so I cannot compare. People say that this was not as good,...more
Jun 11, 2007 Stacie added it
Recommends it for: Romance
This book is a continuation of the storyline started in the Ready, Willing, and Able books. This about a woman whose father owns security agency. She was left at the alter by a former agent and does not trust any of the agents. One of the agents comes in and when a case throws them together, she learns that she can trust him and they fall in love. It was a good story and I enjoyed reading it. I have liked all of the Lucy Monroe books that I have read so far.
This was just a slow read. I felt like it would take forever to finish it.
This is book #1 in the Goddard Project series. But, the Mercenary Trilogy by this author has character overlapping with this series.

I enjoyed both the Mercenary Trilogy and this series---a lot. The books are large paperbacks, too. This book was my favorite, so far. Loved it!

Here's the series, so far.
1. Ready
2. Willing
3. and Able
4. Satisfaction Guaranteed (Goddard Project, Book #1)
5. Deal with This (Goddard Project, Book #2)...
Naked marriage proposals handcuffed to the headboard
King-sized beds with longhorn cattle horns mounted above it

Shy, reserved secretary-types who pull Laura Croft kung fu moves. I don't care about basic training, there's no way our dear administrative type could pull those moves off.
I liked the chemistry between the two main characters. Both are strong willed and intelligent. They bring out the best in each other. They also bring sexy, hot & steamy sex to their relationship. Her Dad's behind the scenes maneuverings. Fun read.
Brenda (b)
The more stories I read by Lucy Monroe the more I like her writing. I liked Beth and I loved Ethan. I think they made a great couple. The plot of trying to bring down the bad guy interested me even though it wasn't really complicated.
❀ Crystal ✿ -
Awesome book and characters. The only disappointment was the end. There was this big build up to nowhere. No big explosion like I was expecting and hoping for. The characters and their relationship make up for it though.
I really liked this book, and as usual though I find myself in the middle of a series. Ugh. Oh well. I liked the suspense, the comedy and the lovin'. If you enjoy action/adventure and romance you will like this series.
Rachel Webb
Good story with some hot love scenes. I kind of like when the guy realizes first that the woman is THE ONE and he has to convince her that he's THE ONE. I just like spy books period, so this one was perfect for me.
This was one of Lucy's better ones I thought. I never expect too much from her but this one was better than I expected. It kept me interested at least. I think I liked Beth enough to stay engaged.
C'è l'amore. C'è l'azione. Mescolati insieme per bene, anche se prevale più l'amore che l'azione.
Non pensavo mi prendesse, ma mi è piaciuto un sacco. Ora mi godo i sequel, sperando non mi deludano.
It was good although I kinda thought I was a little too much writing to me like when Beth started thinking she thought way to much for me and then it would get confusing but overall it was good
I didn't like this one as much as the Mercenary series! It was pretty boring at times. I did like the heroine and the hero very much, I thought they had some good chemistry!
This book never gets old. I've read atleast several times and the hero just gets sexier. This book is definitely a must read for anyone who loves adventure, avtion, and romance.
This is the first book that I have read from Lucy Monroe. I couldn't put this book down and can't wait to read the next one. Must read you won't be disappointed.
Ann Mulholland
This is my favorite of the Merc/Goddard Project so far. I couldn't put it down and didn't want it to end. will definitely be looking for more of the series
Jan 26, 2008 Daisiemae rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Any Lori Foster Fan
I actually liked both the hero and heroine in this book. To me she writes like Lori Foster.
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Award winning author Lucy Monroe had her first book published in September 2003. Since then she has sold more than 50 books to four publishers and hit national bestsellers lists in the US and England. She writes sexy category romance for Harlequin Presents including her own ongoing mini-series, The Royal Brides. If you prefer a longer book, but want to keep it steamy, try her Mercenary trilogy or...more
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“Ethan: "You think I'm a hero?"
Beth: "Yes."
Ethan: "But lousy husband material?" Like that really mattered to him.
Beth: "Don't sweat it. So was Superman.”
“Actually, no. I may be inexperienced compared to your other women, but I'm not naive, nor am I stupid. It occurred to me this morning. You've known me for two years and never so much as asked me to coffee and then all of a sudden, you want access to my panties.'
I like your panties,' he said with a feral grin.
Ethan! Be serious.”
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