I don't know how I missed reading this book since I have read the first three books related to Beyond Control. I really liked this book, I do have a t...moreI don't know how I missed reading this book since I have read the first three books related to Beyond Control. I really liked this book, I do have a tendency to love opposites attract.
Kree runs her own salon which isn't doing very well because of a new one. Sebastien our Brit hero is the new executor of the building her salon is in and rents her apartment from her, along with his fourteen year old daughter Torie.
I liked how Kree is all bohemian, her colourful apartment, her constantly changing hair(she let's her stylist experiment on her) and how she was able to connect with his teenage daughter when the hero is kind of struggling with it(teenagers and their wanting to experiment).
Kree was pretty awesome and her salon represented her independence and that she had managed to carve something from her miserable poor childhood. She didn't like it when the hero gave her a business plan, since she did to help people and started investigating her friend for stealing. I did find her a bit naive when it came to the money thing.
The hero is one for plans and control and we kind of find out why later. He didn't know he had a daughter till she was 9, so married his wife which was a disaster, plus he also found out at 18 he was adopted and his blood relatives only liked him for his money.
I loved how the hero at the end told her she was his colour and he didn't want that to change. Their attraction worked really well and first lust takes place and then getting to know each other, plus parts of their past. The heroine was awesome!(less)
The hero/heroine wake up married in Vegas which is weird because they weren't drunk when they got hitched. They are best friends and have been friend...moreThe hero/heroine wake up married in Vegas which is weird because they weren't drunk when they got hitched. They are best friends and have been friend with benefits for three years. They've known each other since childhood and even dated in college before she realized that he didn't want kids and she did so they broke up and despite being on the pill she became pregnant in college and got married. Her rich husband left her when she was pregnant for the second time and that really dented her confidence because her marriage was trouble, her husband blamed her for trapping him, made her conscious about her pregnant body.
The hero is a happy bachelor and wants to stay that way. He raised his siblings when in med school so wants freedom now. He is also an OB/GYN. They plan on getting their marriage annulled when the h announces her pregnancy. She wants to get divorced after she gives birth. He doesn't want that, the h has had enough trouble in life, nurse, mother of three at 26, her extreme fertility plus her douchey ex.
Hero starts off as pretending to be a family man and soon becomes one, it is so natural but the heroine's marriage did a number on her and she is scared and doubtful inside.
I found the book okay, atleast the fear of raising five kids was raised by the heroine. I found the hero's turn around too fast & the characters never stood out for me. The book was filled with inconsistencies, it took her ten years to realize that she was in love with him forever and she didn't mind him wearing the cologne she bought him, for other women. The same with him, he has such a reputation with women but he at one time thinks she is the only one I have been sleeping with since the past three years, so what about the reputation. All of this gave me huh moments.(less)
I had a few problems with the h in this one, one moment she could be an incredibly strong woman raising her sons on her own while on the other hand I...moreI had a few problems with the h in this one, one moment she could be an incredibly strong woman raising her sons on her own while on the other hand I found her belief to lie about her husband kind of martyr like.
She was 18 when she got married to a famous race car driver, it was few months of bliss and then hell. Her husband died in a crash five years ago and the whole world was already aware of his numeral infidelities and other transgressions but the h kept quiet, now she's agreed to do a biography because she needs the money & she wants her son's to have a legacy of her father. What I disliked was that she lied to the hero constantly even though he could look beyond her lies.
She did tell him the truth once not the full extent of it(view spoiler)[how she stopped travelling wid him once she got pregnant then found out abt his cheating, she let it slide because they were having a baby, soon they started leading separate lives, then he one day drunk raped her and she got pregnant again (hide spoiler)], I did admire her desire to protect her kids but dunno she had this martyr complex and kept on lying and I didn't get why, her husband was a douche.
She knew the H thought she was a gold digger at first with loads of money who was just making a show of running a ranch, but she never told him that she didn't get a single penny from her husband and that her witch of her mother-in-law got it all and that she had to get a loan to live. I get it why she didn't tell him before but after she got involved with him, she should have instead her sister had to tell the H.
The H had been married before so that is why he thought that she would be a social climber but he saw her later, her love for her children and everything. He made her see herself as a woman and also that her husband was a failure not her.
What he didn't understand was why she didn't leave her husband and she does tell him later that she had hope and didn't want to admit failure but at the end she had served him with divorce papers.
I am left with mixed feelings about this book, I just had a problem with the h and her tendency to fudge the truth, all in all not a book I can recommend. ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
I only had the Darlene Gardner with me, I didn't find it funny actually. The heroine was a kind of a regimented, non-spontaneous person, the hero the...moreI only had the Darlene Gardner with me, I didn't find it funny actually. The heroine was a kind of a regimented, non-spontaneous person, the hero the opposite. I found it average only.(less)
I felt this book had so much of potential but it didn't live up to it. The heroine's son is being difficult ever since her husband's death and the her...moreI felt this book had so much of potential but it didn't live up to it. The heroine's son is being difficult ever since her husband's death and the hero has always been there for her and for her and her children's sake he moves to a small town. The romance was very slow moving for my tastes, Janice Kay has written much better.(less)
I enjoyed this book and I especially enjoyed reading about a heroine who had a great marriage and also raised two step-kids and her own son. The teena...moreI enjoyed this book and I especially enjoyed reading about a heroine who had a great marriage and also raised two step-kids and her own son. The teenagers were portrayed realistically and were like her own children. I also appreciated reading about a female cop who had a dog for a partner. The book starts when the heroine is still married, her husband is FBI and she works as a cop but stopping a drugged teenager results in her being shot and her husband's death, roughly a year later she has moved with her kids trying to build a new life.
The hero Cole runs the town newspaper but before that he was a famous investigative journalist and from the start he takes an interest in the heroine, when he shouldn't. He was married once but his work led to divorce and made him take more chances at work and a woman with kids is not the ideal woman to date, but he can't help himself. He also needs her help professionally, he suspects the senior citizens in town are being killed and there is a cover-up.
To be honest I enjoyed the mystery and even the romance. The heroine came across as a mature 35 year old woman who juggled many caps and she isn't sure she wants to date again or even fall in love, so the hero has to give chase. I loved how the hero told her it wasn't casual between them and how professional the heroine was. Even her son David was great. All in all I enjoyed the book, the characters seemed real and mature.(less)