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(Reed Security #5)

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Irish is the 5th book in the Reed Security Series and should be read in order.


“Not a chance in hell. I happen to like my hands wrapped around your juicy ass.”
She reared back and looked at me in horror. “You think my ass is juicy?”
“Uh, you’ve seen it, right? It’s big and perfect for me to grab onto.”
She struggled to get down and then pushed me away and stalked out of t
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Kindle Edition, 213 pages
Published August 18th 2018 (first published August 14th 2018)
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Britt The Red Hatter Book Blog
My first read from Giulia Lagomarsino and I’m kicking myself for not discovering her sooner! Irish is a perfect mix of laugh out loud hilarity and sweet sexy romance. Truthfully, I was not expecting how much this book cracked me up. I’m talking full on make your sides hurt tears running down your face laughter here, not just an occasional giggle. This is one of those books you want to stop only long enough to go tell your friends to grab it and start reading it too, it’s that good.
Claire is my
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Hannah G
Aug 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: stand-outs
Humorous and very enjoyable. 4.25 stars.
Jennifer
Aug 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
Holy. Freaking. Amazing. I started Irish planning to only read a chapter or two before bed. Next thing I knew, it was two thirty in the morning and I had finished the entire book. This book sucked me right on in. Irish is book five in the Reed Security series. It is a stand-alone and can be read without the others. This is the first book in the series that I read.
The plot of this book was genius. I feel like because I hadn’t read previous books, it really had me intrigued. I was questioning alo
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Jennifer Pierson
Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Giulia Lagomarsino is a new to me author, so I came fashionably late to the Reed Security party, and am irritated at myself for taking so long trying to fix my hair, as I'm in love with this author, and this series. First of all, this story had me laughing a TON, and I'm not talking like a little giggle here or there, nope, like spit out my drink, holding my stomach, and snorting like a pig because I couldn't catch my breath laughing throughout the whole story, laugh. It all starts out in a smal ...more
Ana Rita
Dec 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This week has been crazy... Crazy because I've been reading book after book. Non stop all week. And I've been loving it. And wanna know a secret? Each book is from the same series... Oh boy...
Giulia Lagomarsino is the amazing author behind this series. She's the bomb and you need to know her work.
Irish is the fifth book from the Reed Security series and tells the stories of Irish and Claire.
But there's this thing. In order to understand this book you need to read all previous books. Doing so
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A.BookNerd.Bookseller&Bibliophile.Blog
I give "Irish" 3.5 stars. This is my first time to read a Giulia Lagomarsino and let me put it this way...my husband really liked me reading this book! The steamy scenes between Derek and Claire were intense. I liked Claire right away--she's all of us when it comes to trying to keep our thoughts together in front of a gorgeous man. I enjoyed Derek and the characters from Reed Security, although I will say I tired of references like "my woman", "his woman", etc. I understand they're supposed to b ...more
Ga Books LoverX
Jul 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
You read about how cold Derek is in the previous books and you really get to know him and his personality by diving into his mind and it is fascinating! I think I also fell for Hunter a bit more in this book as well, haha. But Claire is AMAZING! This zany lady is awkward as all get out but has nerves of steal and I was captivated with the story from the very beginning! Another great installment of the Reed Security series- 4.5 outta 5 stars from me!

PS: I received a free copy of this book in retu
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Sheri
Aug 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book kind of struck me as romantic suspense, so imagine my surprise when I caught myself laughing quite a bit throughout this book.

Claire – oh Claire. She’s such a dork. But the cutest dork. She’s socially awkward, spews word vomit when in social situations. So imagine her surprise when she’s at the grocery store and sees the most beautiful man she’s ever laid eyes on.

Derek works for Reed Security – a security firm – and knows that Claire is checking him out. He’s eating it up. She finally
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Tracy
Aug 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Irish is the 5th book in the Reed Security series. It was my introduction to the series, and I followed along seamlessly. I’m now intrigued about the prior books, and can’t wait to check them out.

Irish was a fun story, with a good balance of laughs and drama. I was drawn in by Claire, and eventually Derek. He was a bit brash and thoughtless, it was satisfying to see him fall for Claire. She’s an honest woman and a bit awkward. Their story was interesting and kept me hooked. I loved the side cha
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Lynn Reynolds
Aug 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: finished-reading
Rating: 4.5 Stars

Claire Grant seems to be checking out more than produce at the grocery store. She doesn’t seem to be oblivious of what others see. Derek “Irish” Cortell was in the right place at the right time. He seems too good to be true and seems to fit the role of fantasy pretty well. It’s very easy to get lost here and not come up for air until you begin to wonder where the time went.

The author takes a truly romantically heated moment and turns it around. It fit very well into the scene wh
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Cheryl O'Harney
Jan 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Title: Irish (Reed Security, #5)
Author: Giulia Lagomarsino
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Rating: 5/5

ARC received in return for an honest review.

Quirky Claire is in the grocery store when she comes across the hottest guy she’s ever seen, she decides whilst standing eating grapes that she’s going to have a right good ogle at him, fair enough we’ve all been there 🤷🏻‍♀️ but when Claire ends up choking on a grape she finds herself being rescued by Derek the sexy stranger, and then he comes to her rescu
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KittyLuvr
Jul 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I received an ARC for an honest review.
I greatly enjoyed this addition to the Reed Security series. After the searing intensity of KNIGHT, IRISH is a much more light hearted & humorous entry. While (IRISH) Derek, is as proficient as his fellow *Reeders*, his potential 'one' Claire, is skirting around the edges of being a walking talking disaster magnet. She's uber klutzy which poses a danger to those in her immediate vicinity, has no verbal filter when talking, loves animals & considers damage
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Serena Worker
Nov 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Claire sees the drool worth man at the grocery store and finally talks to him after he saves her from choking and has a coffee, but thinking she offended Derek she leaves.
Derek keeps turning up and saving Claire from situations that have Derek wondering how she got herself into them. While Claire thinks Derek is her very own sexy superman.
After helping Claire, as Derek is going to leave, she knows he’s going to kiss her, she tries to talk him out of it, but she melts and then he leaves, leaving
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Gin
Aug 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
There's just something about the sexy protective hunks of Reed Security in all their hotness and massive skills in and out of bed. This is another wonderfully written story with an exciting plot, terrific characters and lots of sexiness. Claire in all her ineptness finds an interesting and slightly dangerous way to gain Irish's attention during their first meeting. She is a great character! So different from the usually put-together beauties that are so prevalent in stories. Irish is one of the ...more
Kari Hansen
Dec 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Claire is the quirky, slightly nerdy, socially awkward bookworm who has a talent for speaking without thinking which will only makes you love her more and leaving you laughing out loud.

Derek (Irish) works for Reed Security and is always willing to help a damsel in distress. When he notices that Claire is checking him out at the grocery store, he never expected to first save her from choking on a grape and then rescue her again in the parking lot which would lead to a coffee date.

When it comes to
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Nancy
Dec 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
There’s just something about the sexy protective hunks of Reed Security in all their hotness and massive skills in and out of bed. This is another wonderfully written story with an exciting plot, terrific characters and lots of sexiness. Claire in all her bumbling way finds an interesting and slightly dangerous way to gain Irish’s attention during their first meeting. She is a great character! So different from the usually put-together beauties that are so prevalent in stories. Irish is one of t ...more
Renee Entress
4.5 star

The story has laughs, pain, secrets, suspense, danger, and heartbreak.

If you have not read the below, I would recommend reading those books(s) first
Sinner (A Reed Security, #1)
Cap (Reed Security, #2)
Cazzo (Reed Security, #3)
Knight (Reed Security, #4)

This is Claire and Derek’s story. Claire asks Derek out at a store but after that she is injured. She believes that him and his team are all superhero’s after she sees them moving quickly and not being injured. He likes her even with all her
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Sharon
Aug 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
4.6 stars
The fifth book in the Reed Security Series is a bit of a change from the previous book as it brings the humor. It is Derek, aka Irish, and Claire’s story. Claire is that woman who has no filter and is a super klutz. She is a danger to those around her but she is the kind of character that you just cannot help but fall for. Irish runs into Claire when she inadvertently chokes on a grape and he has to use the Heimlich maneuver to dislodge the offending fruit. It is from this encounter tha
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Kelly Lamley
Dec 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This has got to be one of the funniest, romance books I think I have ever read. Derek is a total badass hottie who 'meets' Claire after she stalks him in the supermarket. Claire is fantastic, she's a total book worm who believes in super hero's and just lives her life through her books, luckily she works in a library....
The whole story is brilliantly written and even in the serious scenes there's still a bit of hummer with Claire and her imagination. Derek being the moody ex army security man is
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Mary
Aug 14, 2018 rated it liked it
I give "Irish" 3.5 stars. I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review. This is my first time to read a Giulia Lagomarsino and let me put it this way...my husband really liked me reading this book! The steamy scenes between Derek and Claire were intense. I liked Claire right away--she's all of us when it comes to trying to keep our thoughts together in front of a gorgeous man. I enjoyed Derek and the characters from Reed Security, although I will say I tired of references like "my woman", ...more
Christina Concus  (Midnight Reads)
Aug 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018-read
This is my first read from Giulia Lagomarsino but will not be my last. I loved this book!!! I laughed out loud so many times that I got funny looks from my family but it was so worth it.

Derek and Claire do not seem like a pair that would fit together.

Derek is a tall, alpha, ex-military man that has everything in order. While Claire is in one word a klutz on a good day. The two of them together was a blast to read. Especially some of the things Claire says and does. Even though Derek tries to fig
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Christina Clark
Sep 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I know I am getting repetative with this first part but seriously every time I think there's no way this series can get better.. bam!!! They totally do!!! I completely drove my kids crazy bursting out into random laughter, much needed after the intensity of Knight. I didn't put it down from the moment I started reading and walked around a zombie afterward but it was worth it. Claire is seriously my spirit animal and Derek is perfect for her even when he screws up a few times. I am fairly new to ...more
Donna
Nov 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Just thought I'd write that this book starts with a GREAT list and description of all the characters in the Reed Security Series. So if you see other characters in this book (5th in the series) and want to know more about the others, check out the list.
This 5th book is about Derek, a Reed Security guy, and the girl he falls in love with (Claire). Claire is a socially awkward and hilariously funny librarian who is instantly attracted to Derek. She finds an unusual item that bad guys are after, s
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Shanna D
Dec 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Irish: A Reed Security Series Romance by Giulia Lagomarsino. WOW! I have to say after reading the rest of the Reed Security Series, this book was a breath of fresh air. I admire the author for changing it up and adding a story with humor and oddities. This is Derek “Irish” and Claire’s story and I LOVED it! The characters are quirky and that makes them more human to me. It contains many of the elements I like to see in a good read; a good mix of drama, sexy scenes, humor, and strong characters. ...more
Magali
Dec 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Hilarious relationship of two unsuitable seducers in a world of bullies.
In this series full of action, what is amazing in this volume and which has pleased me the most, is this hilarious and offbeat relationship. The characters find themselves in impossible situations, clumsiness most of the time, but also dangerous, with misunderstandings, and an attraction that they do not really manage to master as they are as bad as the other in seducing.
Claire is a librarian /farmer (yes, it apparently exis
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Margaret
Dec 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Derek meets Claire in the grocery store and manages to save her three times.
Claire sees a gorgeous man in the fresh fruit aisle at the grocery store and starts eating some fruit but then she chokes on a grape and he he comes up behind her and uses the Heimlich maneuver to clear out the grape resulting in her getting his name Derek, a date and his phone number. Then she rushes out the store and into the path of an approaching car and he knocks her clear of the vehicle. Next she goes to pay in her
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Tami Laplante
Dec 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Claire is a librarian with a vivid imagination. She is an accident waiting to happen as things just go wrong with her. Her ideas of these guys as superheros just cracked me up! When Knight saves her life, she is convinced he has super powers. Irish (or Derek as the names are used throughout the book) has several interactions with Claire which convinces him that she is the one - if he can just keep her alive long enough for them to get together. Great suspense and intrigue but it would help to ha ...more
marzimarzo
Dec 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Giulia Lagomarsino set the so bar so high with the first in this series, then sailed right over it with each subsequent book - especially this one!
I was on emotional overload while reading this. Her writing takes a story that would hit anyone with all the feels and takes it up a notch with the way she brings the characters to life. She weaves wonderful plots about loveable characters who together get over their insecurities and open up to the healing power of love all through different twists &
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Cheri
Jun 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Derek & Clare

I'm issuing a tissue warning with this one. Laugh-till-you-cry tears beginning on page one. Derek is a big bad hero guy--maybe even a superhero. Clare is a librarian. She's gorgeous, she just doesn't do too well with a conversation. Especially with a gorgeous guy like Derek. Oh, when she gets encouraged to approach him it is the beginning of hysteria and some bad things. Just ask the rest of the team at Reed Security. They don't think he's ready for a relationship lasting more than
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Bubbles The Book Pimp
First read by this author.

Filled with laugh out loud moments, mainly centred around and created by the female lead Claire, who suffers with inappropriate verbal foot in mouth when around men... the opening scene literally cracked me up and sealed the deal for me when reading this book. The heroin Derek, team leader of Reed Security, was not that much better with his accidental douche baggery when it came to the things he said and the way he behaved towards Claire.

Fifth book in series which I d
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