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Just a Hint - Clint by Lori Foster
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bookshelves: romance-mystery, special-forces

** spoiler alert ** Setting:
Robert’s rich home/library; Asa’s home in a rundown neighborhood; Clint’s apartment in poor
Side of town; town of Visitation

Theme:
Love, who kidnapped her, freedom – from his past, and from her trust fund

Characters:
Robert Burns – rich, investment counselor, in love with a gangster’s sister and that same gangster wants him to pay up for a deal that he blames him for messing up, ex-fiance of Julie (after she found him in bed with Marie), though he hasn’t told anyone as he doesn’t want Drew to cut him out. He is in over his head… not wanting to lose his life, or to lose Marie, or lose his job.
Clint Evans – special forces, homeland security… got in trouble 2 years later when stopped for a woman who ran out of her house away from husband’s beating… he stopped the husband, the husband cut him with a knife, he lost his temper and almost beat the husband to death, and then wife lied and said her husband didn’t do anything – after a week in jail, her parents and a few neighbors came forward with the truth about the husband beating, but he let go… he is saving money, living frugally, doing repo work (yachts, expensive equipment, cars, etc)… hired by Burns to rescue Julie, chosen by Burns because Burns hopes he will take care of Asa, whom Burns believes kidnapped Julie to make him pay up.
Julie Rose – a schoolteacher who likes her job; an heiress, but first her father and then her uncle hold a tight rein on her money… she has taken a job in Visitation and made friends with many of the protecting men and their wives… she broke off her wedding to Robert, but not just because she found him in bed with someone else, she realized passion was missing in their relationship.
Uncle Drew – in charge of Julie after her father’s death, but he goes over the deep end… he is fit to be tied because he doesn’t know how to handle her independent streak. He arranges for Julie to be kidnapped, and Burns to rescue her, thinking that will bring them back together.
Asa Ragon / Marie Ragon – gangster and his sister… his beautiful sister was raped and his mother killed trying to protect her, and Asa is very protective. Marie is in love with Burns.
Red Carter / Mojo – Clint’s partners from previous life… help him out with Julie’s rescue.
Jamie Creed (next book?) / Joe Winston (previous book?) – Jamie knows the future, and warns Julie, and shows up when the game changes and Clint is at risk… Joe accompanies him.

Summary:
When Clint rescues Julie, (whose kidnappers were going to disregard their instructions and rape and kill her after they got the money), Julie only feels safe in Clint’s arms, and he is willing to accommodate her. She is positive, warm, charming, and not intimidated by him… and he is gentle with her… knowing she was scared the first night, he climbs into the hotel bed with her, tells her to ‘ignore his boner, as he would’ and holds her as she sleeps… and he has his first peaceful sleep in a long time. When she responds to the attraction between them, he thinks it is just hero worship – and he is jealous of the men she tells him about from Visitation – and she tells him about her plans (now that she doesn’t have a fiancé) to be daring and adventurous… but when Burns, buying more time and trying to figure out who in fact kidnapped her, asks Clint to keep her out of sight for a week, and Clint agrees.
He takes her to his apartment, and is entertaining kissing her when he is pulled out of the car by 2 thugs who want to rob him… and she leaps out with a stick on the floor of truck and whacks one… and then he takes care of them… and he realizes her spirit is just fine… and takes her upstairs, and … they make love over the next day… ahhh and he is working on figuring out what is going on… and he goes to Robert, and gets the full story – what is missing? And Jamie shows up with warnings, someone takes a shot at him… and he kinda figures it out… they all go to Roberts – and there is Robert and Marie and Uncle Dean… and … the whole truth comes out… Dean is defeated and arrested…
and Julie moves to Visitation – and Clint visits when he can… and they offer him position of sheriff, and she’s not sure of his feelings… and at a picnic, she tells him that she wants to be Julie Evans. ahhh
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Reading Progress

August 21, 2012 – Shelved
Started Reading
September 2, 2012 – Shelved as: romance-mystery
September 2, 2012 – Shelved as: special-forces
September 2, 2012 – Finished Reading

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