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Released: January 24, 2012
Series: Tall, Dark & Deadly #1
Published by Lisa Renee Jones
Lauren Reynolds is an assistant DA and is working on a big case and keeps receiving disturbing phonecalls but shrugs it off as part of the job, despite the gut feeling that these may be more dangerous then she wants them to be. Royce Walker has secretly been hired by Lauren’s father to check out any threats against her. He doesn’t count on the sizzling attraction between them that soons deepens in to more, but he has a choice to make, keep lying to Lauren to keep her safe or risk everything and tell her the truth.Every woman needs a man like Royce Walker, he was damn near perfect, talk dark and sexy, skilled in the bedroom and sensitive to Lauren’s needs, emotionally as well as physically he seemed to be able to read Lauren’s mind! He was sickenenly perfect, all other men now pale in comparison! Lauren was also good, sensible and sweet and I really felt for her as she had the family from hell, the wicked step mother, the creepy step brother and the uncaring father, I thought the way she went after her dreams despite pressure from them was admirable.
The romance betwee Lauren and Royce was hot, you could feel their mutual attraction from page one, I got a little eye rolley when Royce always does the right thing, he didn’t quite seem real, no guy, in fact nobody is quite that perfect. The romance element of the story did eclipse the suspense side quite a bit, I didn’t really feel an sense of danger and urgency as I was supposed to, but the continuing threats did keep the book moving at a fairly fast pace and although I had half guessed the person behind the threats it was still interesting enough to keep me reading.
I will definietly read more of this series, there are two more sexy Walker brothers to get through and I will be interested in seeing their happily ever afters.
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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.
Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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