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Preview — His Comfort and Joy by Jessica Bird
His Comfort and Joy (The Moorehouse Legacy #2)
Getting tangled up in fantasies about some man Joy saw maybe five or six times a year was ridiculous.
And it wasn't like Gray ever encouraged her. He remembered her name. But that was as far as it ever got. Well, except in her dreams. In real life, however, the attraction was totally one-sided.
Or so she thought. Joy couldn't believe it when her daydreams about Grayson Benne...more
- Gray: I fell in love with him in the 1st half of the story, but when he started acting like a jerk, throwing accusations at Joy without any basis to support his suspicions, he lost some ground with me. I didn't end up hating him because Ms. Bird did a god job showing his insecurity and vulnerability when it came to Joy, but he could have snapped out of it sooner than he did ...more
Joy Moorehouse has loved Grayson Bennett from afar for years, and while they have homes not far away from each other, they live in totally different worlds. Grayson's world is one of political maneuverings, high class parties and more one night stands than he can remember while Joy lives at the family’s struggling B&B, helping out as she can and caring for her Grandmother who suffers from dementia. To say they have little or nothing in common is an understatement and if it weren’t ...more
HIS COMFORT AND JOY is book 2 in the Moorehouse legacy trilogy which I discovered through being a fan of JR Ward and her Black Dagger Brotherhood. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this romance, although its within this instalment that you really begin to hear Ward's voice (and some of the Brothers too) The level of sexual tension throughout the story is such that I couldn' ...more
Review for Speaking of Audiobooks: http://www.likesbooks.com/blog/?p=8418
Narrated by Emily Beresford
Grayson is a political consultant whose job is to polish a candidate’s image and make problems disappear. In the dog-eat-dog world of politics, that means less than savory tactics are sometimes necessary. While his power and good looks have gained him a reputation as a lady’s man, his childhood has left him jaded on the subjects ...more
Still, I liked the story if not the hero.
I'm back on track now, reading the book that wa ...more
Plot: Grey doesn't believe in marriage, because his mother cheated on his father all the time. As a result, Grey thinks infidelity and marriage go hand in hand. So when he falls in love with sweet innocent Joy, he can't believe she's as innocent as she seems. And when he finds out she is; he still doesn't think he can have a real relationship with her. That doesn't stop him from trying to be with her constantly. Joy has loved Grey for years. When he f ...more
Right out of the starting gate, I liked these characters. Each one has that strong, unique voice I have come to expect in Ward's characters. Gray was powerful, fierce, and commanding, and yet he had that soft under layer that lets you know that he isn't a bad person, but maybe just following down the wrong path. Joy is the type of woman who is caring and thoughtful and gives a lot of herself, probably too much, even at the e ...more
character development is interesting between the BDB books and this series:: there have been ...more
I've at time really enjoyed JR Wards writing and at other times been really annoyed by it. This is one of those time I was annoyed by it. The on and on narration was dragging a bit for me so I began skipping paragraphs and ...more
The main male character, Gray, is such a self absorbed, intolerant, judgmental moody jerk, I couldn't stand it. I've read better books by Jessica Bird/J.R. Ward.
I'm not having much luck with the audiobooks lately. I should have looked at my GR friends reviews before starting this book. Carrie did a good one here.
This book was a quick read, even though it became frustra ...more
Gray Mr Politics man. He gets knocked off his feet when he finally notices miss innocent Joy one night while taking his father out to dinner at her families B&B. He can't get her out of her mind. He acts like a dick because his mother scarred him for life when she cheated on his father as a kid. So he doesn't trust relationships. When he thinks he's something wrong to Joy he goes to extremes to make up for it. ...more
Gray Bennett is a rich political consultant and has had a ...more
And well worth the buy. If you're looking for something quick and cute, then go for it. It's still a cliche (but hell, aren't they all) and the character personalities aren't that new, but it's still a goodread! Gray Bennett is this playboy politician who Joy Moorehouse (27-year-old Virgin) has been in love with (from a creepy far) for a long time. The thing I liked about Gray was that he was an asshole, but it wasn't over-the-top and in his mind it wasn't unnecessa ...more
Joy Moorehouse has loved Grayson Bennett for years, despite only seeing the successful political consultant a few times a year. She may be the provincial younger sister of Frankie and Alex, the baby of the family, but she's well aware that he doesn't even see her - not as a woman, anyway. Sure, he's always polite, but she and the older, powerful man aren't exactly in the same social circles. Still, she couldn't help but be thrilled at the opportunity of helping Franki ...more
Alternative titles include Player and From the First.
Oh, this was so sweet. The whole Cinderella story except this "prince" helps his "Cinderella" to a fashion career. Gray's smoldering makes Joy think he's angry and her pride causes her to pull back which only intrigue ...more
O que não aconteceu...
Não vou dizer que não é um romance espectacular, mas também não vou dizer que não é superficial. Jessica Bird pelos vistos tem que ter sempre um ambiente de riqueza e luxo, e Amor Feiticeiro não escapa à regra. Mas o que aqui gostei ...more
It was an interesting point of view on the way coincidences happen, on trust and trauma. You always expect the guy to be a pillar of strength in a novel and here, Gray was that and a little bit more. His endless lack of trust was, indeed, a bit tiring, but his background made it not only plausible but also v ...more
Jessica Rowley Pell Bird was born on 1969 in Massachusetts, USA. She is the daughter of Maxine F. and W. Gillette Bird, Jr. She began writing as a child, penning her thoughts in diaries as well as inventing short stories. She read her first Harlequin Presents novel in a rose garden when she was in her teens. She was hooked immediately. By the time she went to college, she had boxes and ...more