Logan’s Literary Libations

Ramblings of a Romance Junkie

September TBR Challange

Posted by Jenn on September 3, 2006

They’re the good guys fighting the bad guys. They’ll get the job done—if the price is right and so is the cause. And what cause could be nobler than the heart’s desire? Rough and ready, tough and tender—when it comes to love and security, these hunks are definitely for hire…

As a writer, Lise Barton is used to coming up with wild scenarios for her characters, but the one that’s playing out for her right now is no fiction—it’s frighteningly real. Someone is stalking her, someone who knows where she lives and what she does. Someone who has even threatened her family—her brother, his wife, and their precious baby girl. Lise isn’t about to let someone hurt them, so she packs up and leaves Texas for the anonymity of Seattle. And then the threats start again…

Joshua Watt’s mission is simple: Go to Seattle and bring Lise home for Thanksgiving or he’ll never hear the end of it from his sister. It’s not like “Aunt Lise” to stay away from their adorable niece, and Joshua’s pretty sure he’s the reason for it. He’s spent months trying to forget the taste of her lips, the feel of her soft hair in his fingers. Yeah, okay, he wants her—badly—but family comes first. But the minute he sees the fear in Lise’s eyes, his survival instincts kick in. The former Army Ranger isn’t about to let some creep terrorize an innocent woman—not on his watch. He’s going to do what it takes to protect Lise and try to keep his personal feelings out of it. Because if there’s one thing he’s learned, it’s that sex and work don’t mix. Not ever. So far…

Title: Ready

Author: Lucy Monroe

Year published: 7/5/2006

Why did you get this book? She was recommended by the women on Lora Leigh’s Forum as an author to check out.

Do you like the cover? The cover fits the book’s theme. I liked it well enough, but don’t know that it would have drawn me to it had I not known about the author before hand.

Did you enjoy the book? Yes, I pretty much enjoy any book revolving around the military, police, special forces and other secretive jobs. The story however is what pulled me in. The characters are believable, Lise the heroine, is not a push over letting the hero rule her. Thank GOD!! She is intelligent and can think for herself, but is smart enough to know when she has to defer to the hero. Joshua is tough but caring and is fun to watch fall for Lise. He is a former Army Ranger and now merc for hire who is convinced love is not for him. The way the two of them interact is worth the price of this book and more. The secondary characters are just as enthralling, the other men Nitro and Hotwire, Josie, a merc they pull in to help catch Lise stalker, and Lise and Josh’s families make Joshua’s need to protect Lise even harder. This is the first book of her series Ready, Willing, and Able. I have to be honest I already started on the next book, I just had to see what happened to the remaining guys Joshua brought on board to protect Lise.

Was the author new to you and would you read something by this author again? Yes and Yes

Are you keeping it or passing it on? Yes I’m sure I would read this one again.

Anything else? Nope

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2 Responses to “September TBR Challange”

  1. ames said

    I read this book and enjoyed it as well. I appreciated the heroine.

  2. Lori said

    Lucy Monroe is a fabulous author. I love her heoines – they are never pushovers, and her heros are to die for. She always portrays true, honest emotions in her books.

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