Asher knew when he met Lily that she was special, he wanted to explore it but she pushed him away. He walked away once, but realizing why she closed hAsher knew when he met Lily that she was special, he wanted to explore it but she pushed him away. He walked away once, but realizing why she closed herself off, Asher is not walking away again. The only stability in Lily's life is her best friend Bex, aside from that she is alone, drowning in herself. Asher coming back into her life is like a bright light, but Lily is afraid of everything Asher is, with him she has to breathe again but does she want to?
This is a complicated story and I don't want to divulge too much without given the plot away. I have to say there were a couple of shockers I was not expecting. Loved Asher, he understands Lily who is awkwardly shy. I thought Lily's struggles were so real, shed several tears in this book. Another phenomenal read from Anne Malcom....more
Trina Wilson knew that her husband would take her life one day, after another brutal beating she flees with her dog Boomer hoping to get to Canada andTrina Wilson knew that her husband would take her life one day, after another brutal beating she flees with her dog Boomer hoping to get to Canada and find a safe haven. Trina doesn't get as far as she hoped before she is dumpster diving trying to get food for her dog.
Owner of the Fireside Grill, Declan James was waiting for whoever was going through is garbage to show up. Once he confronts Trina, he realizes the battered woman needs a bit of kindness. Declan offers Trina a place to stay until she can get on her feet, Trina is reluctant to accept but after another stroke of bad luck accepts. Declan quickly realizes he is thinking of Trina as more than someone to protect, his feelings are running deep and he knows she needs to come to terms with her past before she can begin a future with him.
This was a captivating read. You immediately feel for Trina who has lost her way. Trina is reluctant to ask for help from Declan. Declan is an angel, he is so patient and although Trina adamantly refuses to deal with her past, he has a plan to in place and a way of getting Trina involved that is not intrusive. I liked the pacing and looking forward to the next book in the series....more
Elise has been babysitting the tins since they were babies. During her teen years she had a secret crush on their dad Jon Ross but knew that was justElise has been babysitting the tins since they were babies. During her teen years she had a secret crush on their dad Jon Ross but knew that was just growing pains. Now Elise is twenty one and almost done with college, when she returns home for a visit she gets asked to babysit the twins again.
Jon doesn't know when Elise became a woman but the attraction is undeniable. Can Jon confront his feelings for Elise and is she willing to take a chance with an older man?
This was so quick that I wish there had been more. I liked the idea of this and the chemistry is there, but not a lot of development between the characters. Fun quickie....more
Jessica Simmons needed a one night rebound and she found it with Matteo Moretti. Weeks later, Jessica finds out that she is pregnant. Having to tell MJessica Simmons needed a one night rebound and she found it with Matteo Moretti. Weeks later, Jessica finds out that she is pregnant. Having to tell Matteo is going to be a father, is not on Jessica's want to do list but she knows he deserves to know.
Matteo has been thinking of Jessica since they had their one night together. Matteo is delighted to be a father and wants Jessica by his side. For Jessica though it sounds it is to good to be true, but Matteo is determined to prove to Jessica that he is serious and has no plans on letting her go. Past rivals though their is more to Matteo than meets the eye and will Jessica be able to accept him for who he is?
This was fun but I think I would have liked a bit more development between Jessica and Matteo. They are kind of insta-love but not at the same time. Enjoyable story....more
FBI agent, Brock Williams doesn't know what he stumbled upon when he finds Bailey Harper and two children in a dilapidated house. Bailey wakes up in aFBI agent, Brock Williams doesn't know what he stumbled upon when he finds Bailey Harper and two children in a dilapidated house. Bailey wakes up in a hospital to find her friend missing and being questioned by the FBI. What Bailey divulges puts her in protective custody and under the watchful eye of Brock. Brock knows from day one that he wants to protect Bailey, but his strong feelings for her muddles the line between protector and witness. Will they be able to uncover what is going on in order to keep Bailey safe and build a future?
Great story, the end I thought was a bit rushed but overall entertaining read. I think if you are starting out with Piper Davenport stories you should start with the Guardian series since the characters are involved in the Dogs of Fire. Not necessary but fills in some gaps. Liked Bailey a lot she was a strong heroine who has a shy side, Brock is sweet with Bailey. Another fantastic read from this author....more
Tag Masters doesn't do relationships, he is a playboy who loves variety and rarely wants a repeat performance. When he meets Ash Branderwood he is intTag Masters doesn't do relationships, he is a playboy who loves variety and rarely wants a repeat performance. When he meets Ash Branderwood he is intrigued, she doesn't appear to be interested in Tag, but he can charm any woman, including Ash.
Ash has been warned about Tag, once you have been Tagged you are pretty much pushed aside for his next conquest. However the attraction is undeniable and when Ash decides one night is enough, she doesn't expect to have Tag continue to want to spend time with her. With the wedding they are attending separately in full swing, Ash realizes Tag will never settle down and it is best to cut her loses before she loses her heart. However shortly after, Tag sees Ash and he wants answers. Can the playboy lose his title and realize Ash could complete him in a way no other woman could?
Loved this, had several twists I was not expecting. I knew Tag would be a playboy but wasn't sure how his story would unfold. Loved Ash, she is a woman who has a strong head on her shoulders and I was charmed with the way she handled herself from beginning to end. Another great read by CM Owens....more