Zoe's journey to find herself after beating cancer and Mason's struggle to find the courage to open his heart to love was such a fantastic and inspiri...moreZoe's journey to find herself after beating cancer and Mason's struggle to find the courage to open his heart to love was such a fantastic and inspiring story. Loved it!
As Zoe studied the broken parts of the whole, she had to fight back tears. There was no doubt the house had once been strong and proud and beautiful. Now it was little more than a shadow of its former self—abandoned, neglected and alone. Just as she was.(less)
This book is the perfect example of why Vivian Arend was added to my auto-buy list many books ago. It starts off with a scorching hot sex scene betwee...moreThis book is the perfect example of why Vivian Arend was added to my auto-buy list many books ago. It starts off with a scorching hot sex scene between Paige and Trent. Paige wants to give Trent the french maid fantasy, which leads to hilarious results Mason catches his best friend cheating on the woman they love with the “maid.”
This was just the beginning of a lot of hot loving and just as many misunderstandings. Some of those misunderstandings ended with me giggling and some left me hurting for Paige. PARADISE FOUND is a good blend of heat and emotion, and definitely a recommended read.(less)
**spoiler alert** SPOILERS AHEAD!!! Big giant spoilers!
This book starts with Nic, the heroine, going to Ethan's office to tell him that their drunken...more**spoiler alert** SPOILERS AHEAD!!! Big giant spoilers!
This book starts with Nic, the heroine, going to Ethan's office to tell him that their drunken bar hookup 10 weeks ago left her pregnant. (How romantic!) His office building is at the top of some ritzy highrise and she gets in the solid glass elevator that runs up to outside of the building. Nearing the top she sees an unmarked black helicopter hovering beside the building, then a dude steps to the door with a rocket launcher. Oh noes! He shoots the building right above her head! No worries, though. She's okay EVEN THOUGH A MISSILE HIT THE BUILDING RIGHT ABOVE HER HEAD! She's knocked out for a minute and when she opens her eyes, the glass floor of the elevator is cracking and the elevator has been blown off the track and is dangling by the cable. Oh noes! But that's okay. The hero has his rappelling gear stashed in his office. You know, the one that was just blown to hell by the missile? Anyway, he grabs her right before the elevator crashes. The wind catches them and she is smacked into the building, knocking her out. Again.
She wakes up at the hospital, they discuss the baby, he tells her he wants nothing to do with her or the baby, then walks out. Then the bad guy shows up in her room, slaps her around, and injects her with something to knock her out. AGAIN. He straps her to a gurney and wheels her into the temporary morgue and turns on the freezer. No worries, though! Hero to the rescue again and after she warmed up (her lips were blue) the doctor released her. The. Doctor. Released. Her. 10 weeks pregnant, 2 head injuries, assault, unknown drug injection, hypothermia and she was released.
They go to a hotel, get connecting rooms and baddie finds her again and tries to suffocate her. Hero to the rescue and baddie escapes. They make out a bit here, cause nothing is sexier than near suffocation. At this point, the hero realizes she may be in danger and takes her to The Vault, a super-secret underground former bomb shelter with state of the art security, which is where the rest of his team is. They decide the baddies must be after her because she saw something that would identify the helicopter and she can't remember it. This is where the hero suggests using sodium Pentothal on the woman pregnant with his child to help her regain her lost memories. Luckily, his boss has more common sense.
At The Vault, there is an explosion and gas starts being pumped into it. Yeah, the same super secret place with fantastic security. How did the bad guys know where she is? No idea. It's never explained. They escape, hop on a motorcycle (because when I'm running from bad guys with weapons and have my choice of any vehicle, I always chose a motorcycle) and are chased by the same helicopter. And of course the helicopter once again has a rocket launcher. Motorcycle vs rocket launcher. Overkill much?
And this is only halfway through the book.
This review is running longer than I planned so lets wrap it up. Another assault, 2 gunshot wounds, and a bomb later, they live happily ever after.
If you are wondering why this book got a 2 star instead of a one, it's because despite all the impossible scenarios, plot holes, bad medical, and douchebag behavior by the hero, it kept me entertained. I continued reading just to see how much more wtfery the author could cram into one book.(less)
**spoiler alert** This book got 3 stars because I'm not sure how to rate it. The emotion and angst at the beginning deserves a solid 4 and the ending...more**spoiler alert** This book got 3 stars because I'm not sure how to rate it. The emotion and angst at the beginning deserves a solid 4 and the ending was 5 star worthy. Unfortunately, everything between that needs a 2 and in some cases 1 star rating.
The middle dragged, was painfully slow, and that's where the 2 stars come in. My big problems are spoilers and are below.
The heroes were idiots. After Charlie is kidnapped, they do not tell the cops where they think she may be. Instead, the two heroes that have no law enforcement background rush off to rescue her. Even though one of them admits to being a horrible shot and "can't hit the broad side of a barn."
At the hospital, the doctor discusses the results of the rape kit with the heroes while sitting in the waiting room of the ER. No. NO NO NO. Ever heard of HIPAA?
This really feels like it should have been a m/m/f instead of a m/f/m. The heroes admit to being in love, their erections pressing against each other is the hottest thing they've ever felt, yet it is repeated ad nauseum that they don't have sexual feelings for each other. It didn't feel true.(less)