Forged in Desire by Brenda Jackson
Publication Date: January 31st, 2017
Publisher: HQN Books
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Strong enough to protect her. Bold enough to love her.
When good girl Margo Connelly becomes Lamar “Striker” Jennings’s latest assignment, she knows she’s in trouble. And not just because he’s been hired to protect her from an underworld criminal. The reformed bad boy’s appeal is breaching all her defenses, and as the threats against her increase, Margo isn’t sure which is more dangerous: the gangster targeting her, or the far too alluring protector tempting her to let loose.
Though Striker’s now living on the right side of the law, he’s convinced his troubled past keeps Margo out of his league. But physical chemistry explodes into full-blown passion when they go on the run together. Surrendering to desire could be a deadly distraction—or finally prove that he’s the only man qualified to keep her safe, and win her love.
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Shannon Hale knows what she wants in life. Or so she thought.
But one cheating fiancé and shredded wedding dress later, she skips town desperately needing a do-over. So she moves in with her brother, the new quarterback for the Raleigh Rough Riders, starts her own business, and vows to live by her own rules and no one else’s.
Oliver Powell is a man who always gets what he wants. As the sexy as sin MVP Tight End, he’s arrogant. He’s loaded. He’s also got a sizeable package below the belt that drives the women crazy.
And he’s focused. The prize—a Super Bowl ring on his finger.
His concentration on getting that ring is unwavering—until Shannon Hale shows up. Now the only game he wants to win involves her ending up in his bed.
The problem? Shannon wants nothing to do with NFL’s resident playboy.
The solution? Play dirty.
Fearless In Love by Bella Andre
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
First, I want to say that I got a copy as an ARC, but I wasn’t paid, and this book was actually on my “To Read” and I had to cancel my pre-order 😉
Now, on to the review:
You’d think, by the description, that it would be the “billionaire has kid, can’t handle kid, hires nanny,” but while, yes, that’s sort of what happens, Matt is actually almost a helicopter father and very protective.
Ariana (Ari as she prefers to be called) comes from a broken home, and ended up in the foster system. She lost contact with her brother, who went into the military when she was a child.
Matt helps her find her brother, and there are some heartbreaking stories to follow with that, and Ari helps Matt realize that he’s holding on too tight with his son.
It was a quick read, not because it was short, but because the story was so good!
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