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While waiting for the contractor to show up, she calls the police ..who happen to be a part of the Donovan family. Her gut feeling is that she was targeted. The car was stolen and the driver never found.
Another surprise ... the contractor is none other than Jamie Evans, a man she had a one-night stand with a year ago. She's never forgotten him and it seems that Jamie has forgotten nothing either. Now that he has found her again, he's not about to let her go.
And then there is a second attempt on her life. Helen is a lawyer specializing in child custody cases. Is one of her unhappy clients behind these attempts?
Helen is trying to chase Jamie away ... although she has admitted to herself that she loves Jamie, she can't give him what he most wants. And she would much rather chase him away now rather than wait until he leaves her.
This is the first of several books in this series .. and it works well as a stand-alone. It's well written with all the angst of lost love. Warning: explicit intimate moments. I would classify this one as a Romantic Suspense, heavy on the romance, lighter on the mystery.
She doesn't do that with a trick like a cliff hanger. Her books may be part of a series but they stand alone as well. I really like that. When I read a book I want to get the story from the beginning to the end.
Margaret should be winning awards for her writing. I have read book four and book one now and I liked them both for their storyline. Unlike some of the other readers I do not think the book needs more heat. It was very nice to read a book from someone talented enough to keep you engaged and wondering what was going to happen next.
And I have to say that I really did enjoy this book. Helen is the damsel in distress albeit a very strong, capable one. And Jesse is the knight in shining armour. What more could you ask for? There was mystery, drama and romance, a winning combination.
I will very likely read the rest of the books in the series. This first one was very good and number four was even better. I guess you just have to read them all.
Disclosure: I received this book free in exchange for my honest review.
Even though it’s rather short, not by a lot but still, a whole story is packed in. There’s a mystery that hooks the reader right away, teasing and flirting, some funny moments, characters that blush, and an intense climax near the end along with an emotional break down.
Even though it was a little repetitive where the couple was concerned, I understand it and I actually really liked it. I would be struggling with my decision too if I were Helen. If that wasn’t there and she quickly and completely accepted him coming back into her life, I would have been so ticked and it wouldn’t have been as good.
I really loved the way this story was written, the stuttering and when they stopped saying what they were thinking just made it seem more real, it was like I was completely inside their heads.
The connection between the characters is very strong and I loved that even while she was still struggling with the emotional side of things, she didn’t fight against the physical very long.
The Donovan Family by Margaret Watson
Love Me (Book 1)
Overall Rating: 3.5 (sXe)
Quick & Dirty summary: Helen Brody is trying not to think about whether the car that drove right through her office walls was accelerating or not. A good distraction walks through the door when Jamie Evans turns out to be the general contractor who is hired to repair her office. She has never forgotten the one night she spent with Jamie and it turns out that Jamie hasn’t forgotten either. Jamie is ready to pick up where they left off, but Helen is concerned that he could never be happy with her in the long run. As a person continues to threaten Helen, Jamie has to convince Helen not only to give their relationship a chance, but to let him protect her until her life is no longer in danger.
This was a very fast-paced book. While there is conflict between Helen and Jamie, it isn’t long and drawn out. The fact that Helen and Jamie’s relationship began off-page prior to the start of the novel adds perceived length to a relatively short book (122 pages). Another component that I like about this suspense is that there isn’t a lot of mystery, but there is a lot of action and suspense. The question isn’t who the perpetrator is, but when and where he will strike.
With the short length of the book, it is difficult to get a real sense of the primary characters. Certainly the secondary characters, or the other Donovan’s, are described with strong characteristics. In some ways this makes them caricatures, but in other ways it makes sense since the rest of the series centers around these people. I am looking forward to reading more from this series to see how the characters evolve or develop.
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If you like a series about law enforcement, then try Julie James’ FBI/US Attorney series. I enjoyed all of the books. The main characters are not related and all of the novels are standalones, though interconnected, but they are all involved in law enforcement.