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Wait For Me

(Swoon #2)

4.46  ·  Rating details ·  145 ratings  ·  69 reviews
He makes an offer I cant refuse. I never thought I was saving myself for anyone. Until Lucas.


My priorities are my daughter and my job as a first responder. Romance isnt even on the radar. Until one little package changes everything.

In a single mind-blowing hour, I end up with a package meant for Valentina Smith, and I find out shes innocent & untouched. I
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Published August 5th 2019 by J.H. Croix
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Aug 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this one. Good characters. A heartwarming & intriguing book. I'm voluntarily leaving an honest review for a free copy of the book via booksprout.
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ms. Croix does it again! She is a master at writing sexy, swoony romances with heart. There is humor, angst, and lots of heart. When reading Ms. Croix's writing, you always get invested in the characters. I love that the series highlight one couple in every book but we can still visit with previous couples too. Love this series!!
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Michal Inbar
In a nutshell,
Small town life. She was a virgin (I'm really tired of this type of heroine), he was a single dad.
And nothing was new.
I've read it a thousand times before.

I gave the story three stars because I liked the beginning but after that 😴 and I stopped reading it after 50%.
Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Super Swoon Worthy

Valentina has lived a rather sheltered life with her hippie/religious parents. No dating, home schooled and few friends. This job at Stolen Hearts Lodge is a godsend, giving her some distance to spread her wings. Lucas lost his wife to an aneurism and found out later that she had a affair with his friend. He has sworn off relationships, sticking with casual. He has a daughter to think of and Riley is top priority! Now, a package with a big pink vibrator, has brought the two of
Feb 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It is a great book to read
Terri Eaches
Aug 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lose Your Heart to Lucas and Valentina ❤❤❤❤❤

Another Swoon worthy story from J. H. Croix!!! Welcome back to Stolen Hearts Lodge where love is in the air and hearts are on the line. Lucas is a widowed father working at Stolen Hearts Lodge and is a first responder. His main priority is his six year old daughter Rylie. Valentina is shy and naive and determined to lose her innocence even if that means ordering a nice pink toy. When a mishap happens getting the mail and Lucas ends up with Valentina's
Kara Quade
Aug 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lucas is a smoking hot single dad who has two priorities in life: his daughter, Rylie, and work as a first responder and as an employee for the Stolen Hearts Lodge. Valentina has led a very sheltered life thanks to her religious parents who home schooled her. Valentina takes a job as the accountant/bookkeeper for the Stolen Hearts Lodge. Valentina is beautiful but very innocent. Lucas and Valentina are attracted to each other, but Lucas still carries the betrayal of finding out that his dead ...more
Julianne Macneil
i read this book as part of an arc program. This is the second book in the Swoon series. In this book Valentina is a young woman who grew up in a very religious home and led a sheltered life. She now works at the resort doing the accounting and working in the restaurant if needed. Valentina is a virgin and when she orders a personal item to help with her urges, the package accidentally goes to Lucas. Lucas is a single father and works at the resort and as a first responder. Lucas is very serious ...more
Brooke between_the_pages_of_romance
✔ Single dad
✔ Virgin heroine
✔ Co-workers

This book is full of tropes. The one that drew me in was the single dad aspect. Those are like cat nip for me so I was excited to see how the story unfolded from that angle. I loved how she set up the internal battle for Lucas between loyalty to his daughter and allowing himself to love again. There is also something that happened with his daughters mom that causes him to struggle with trusting another woman. I think this part of the book was excellent!

Jul 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love this series!!! This story is about two other staff members from the ranch owned by Jackson of This Crazy Love (the first book in this series). Lucas is a widower with a young daughter. As a single parent, his priority is his little girl. Bringing in another woman into the picture is worrisome to him, as he found out, after his wife sudden death, that she had been cheating on him But should he be spending the rest of his life alone because of his first wifes deceit? Valentina has lead a very ...more
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One rip roaring fun treat! Oh man, Croix never ceases to amaze me with her wit and imagination. If you're looking for a little humor, a lot of mischief with plenty of fun, drama and all the laughing wonder to be had. Congrats my friends, you found it. You get it all with this little gem. This dramatic gem fly's under the radar with this chaotic ride along with a bounty of swirling emotions bursting forward front and center. Personalities, attitudes and dynamics are
Aug 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another hit by this author and the next story in the Swoon Series Set on a ranch. The next to fall is Lucas, a widowed dad, a first responder and a hand on the ranch, whos heart has been closed for years because of a betrayal from his late wife. His main priority is his young daughter, Riley, and women take a back seat...until Valentina. Valentina is the new accountant on the ranch and after an embarrassing encounter with Lucas, she cant get him off her mind and the promise he made to her...will ...more
Lexee Toste
Aug 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this story! It was fun and very entertaining to read. I really loved the characters and was happy to get to know them better. Lucas is a single father and so works and is at home. Valentina has been sheltered in her life in certain ways but not in others. I thought this balance was done really well within Valentina. Valentina and Lucas both work at the same place and so that is how they meet. Lucas has kinda been avoiding Valentina around the place as he is pretty drawn to her. ...more
Country Girl
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Marlene Davis
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This is the story of Valentina, a woman whose religious parents never let her date or have a boyfriend, but attended college to get her degree in accounting. She is gorgeous, but doesn't seem to know it and wants to gain some experience and divest herself of her virginity at 25, so orders a bright pink...ummm. Unfortunately she ran into Lucas, a taciturn single dad who worked as a first responder as well as wilderness guide for Stolen Hearts Lodge, and mail went everywhere. Of course her box ...more
Teresa  Christianson
Lucas and Valentina tug at my heart. Valentina has led a very sheltered life and because of that she is still a virgin. She never had many friends and doesn't know how to navigate with girlfriends or with guys very well. Especially when it comes to have a casual fling with Lucas to get rid of her virginity. Lucas is focused on raising his daughter, Riley, and not ever having a relationship again after his wife died when Riley was just a year old and then he found out she was cheating on him for ...more
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Valentina and Lucas love story officially starts with the most unlikely and hilarious situation imaginable! We soon find out that the real beginning started much earlier, when each found themselves reacting in an enhanced way to the other. Obviously, with that much chemistry going on and an interesting opening to a more intimate relationship, things moved along on a sizzling path, until one of them starts freaking out at how close theyre getting to the other. As much as the beginning of the book ...more
Jackie D
Jul 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
With every story that comes out of the Stolen Hearts Lodge, the " Swoon " factor keeps rising to astronomical levels!
Lucas Cole- gruff, single dad, first responder, an employee at Stolen Hearts Lodge with a hidden layer of holy smoking hot batman, and so much heart.* Sigh* Yeah.. this man has it going on...
The newest employee, sweet, innocent, and slightly secluded Valentina, is very aware of Mr. Cole's qualities!
When their packages get mixed up in an awkward encounter that turns full-on
M Hurford
Aug 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Swoon Series is Read Worthy.
This is a terrific series by one of my favorite romance authors. She has another series that is fantastic - Into the Fire Series.
This review is about book 2 which features, Valentina and Lucas. She is the Virgin accountant at the lodge and he is a first responder/trail guide/single father of Ryle.
The story is about how they struggle coming together. Hes not sure because he feels he should just focus on being a parent even though he cant take his eyes and lips of
Aug 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wait for Me, the second in the Swoon series by J.H. Croix is a totally entertaining and hot read. The beginning sets the stage as the romance begins with Lucas returning an open box containing a pink vibrator to Valentina in exchange for his pair of work gloves, which had been delivered to her. With an
opening like this, how could the novel be anything but wonderful?

Things progress for Lucas, a charming but introverted single father, and Valentina, a laced-up virgin looking to a way to change
Teralyn Mitchell
Aug 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*I received this ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.*

I really enjoyed this book a lot. It started in the most awkward and funny way that pulled me in from the start. Lucas and Valentina were super hot together and the chemistry seemed to just flow between the two of them. I loved how honest and real Valentina was. She never expected to be put above Lucas's daughter, Riley which made her perfect for the both of them. I loved her relationship with Riley and how the little girl
Aug 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wait for me is Lucass and Valentinas story. Valentina is young woman that has just gotten out from under her parents thumb and is living on her own. She was raised by very strict parents that felt that she should save herself for marriage. Valentina orders a little something and when in arrives in the mail she gets the packages mixed up and she ends up giving it to her neighbor. Lucas opens the package and knows instantly its not his so he returns it to her. Valentina is mortified and they she ...more
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this writer! Her stories always draw me in and keep me hooked until the very end. This one is no exception. This is a fun story but also a heartwarming read. Lucas and Valentina are so great together. He is not looking for anyone, given his past I don't blame him. He just wants to do his job and raise his little girl. Valentina is shy, reserved and has lived a sheltered life. She orders a special tool for her personal use but he opens the package thinking it is his. Given this is how the ...more
Jul 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A single, overly protective father who is just a nice guy. A single, gorgeous, honest woman who is beautiful inside and out.. Sounds like the perfect match, right? Lucas has a 6 year old daughter and isn't sure true love exists. His reasons being his first wife who passed away years ago was having an affair before she died but he never knew until after she was gone. Valentina is not very diverse in the love department either. Being a daughter of two seriously church going people who had many ...more
Closet Romance Reader
Wait for me is the second book in J.H.s Swoon Series. It can be read as a stand alone; the characters from the first book are included in this one but you dont need to know their entire story. So far this series has been really sweet!!

Valentina finally moves out on her own away from her preacher father. Her life up until now has been very sheltered; home school, no friends, no boyfriend and certainly no sex! When the gorgeous Lucas finds himself at her door, he offers his assistance in more ways
Sep 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
He got her package and she is so embarrassed since she has a crush on him.

Another great romance and I love that the books in the series can be read alone or together.

Valentina led a shelter life until she moved away from her parents. Even though she was sheltered, she met a lot of different people and was raise to except everyone for who they are. She always speaks her mind and is open and honest with everyone.

Lucas is a single father and a rescue volunteer. He has had enough life experience to
Terry Babb
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Crazy but wonderful read that had me crying from literally laughing out loud!
Not sure how this author can pull it off every time. Won't go into the story itself which has been covered by previous reviewers but wow, yet another beautifully crafted, teasing, tantalizing, titivating & compelling page turner. The characters, one & all added so much to the richness of this book, they all have a book in the making I'm certain but the main characters were the ones that drew me in to feel so
Christine Karmelreads2665 W.
B.O.B. Introduced Us

The story had me laughing and smiling. Lucas is a special kind of guy raising his daughter alone and not looking for anything serious or potentially permanent.

Valetina is the daughter of a former wild child turned hippie preacher's wife raised with strictness but given a wild world education by the people her parents tried to help. She is like Pollyanna Meets El Chapo and Debbie Does Dallas without the practical experience of the latter too just the knowledge.

Who knew that
Aug 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You make a man crazy!

Lucas is more than wary of relationships, he runs in the opposite intending to have one ever again. So what is it about Valentina that makes him crave not only her body but also her mind, her smiles, her quirky sense of humour, just....her!
Valentina has no plans to fall for Lucas but he sweeps her off her feet and steals her heart in the process, Rylie also burrows her way deep into 'Valentine's' heart but can she ever belong to them? This Swoon
Aug 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lucas and Valentine's story

Lucas is a single dad who's wife died when his daughter, Rylie, was an infant. He then found out that his wife had been having an affair. Now he doesn't do relationships and concentrates on raising his daughter and his job working at Stolen Hearts Ranch. Valentina works at the ranch as an accountant. She's led a very sheltered life and decides to get a personal device to help her. Lucas opens the box by mistake and when he takes it to Valentina, he offers to help her
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USA Today Bestselling Author J. H. Croix lives in a small town in the historical farmlands of Maine with her husband and two spoiled dogs. Croix writes steamy contemporary romance with strong independent women and rugged alpha men who aren't afraid to show some emotion. Her love for quirky small-towns and the characters that inhabit them shines through in her writing. Take a walk on the wild side ...more

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