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The Right To Remain Mine Paperback – March 11, 2012
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No cheating. Check.
Heroine likeable? Check.
So Raith has wanted our heroine Willow, who he calls DeVane since he saw her two years ago. But she's 10 years younger and socially more advanced then him. Her family has money and she is a junior partner in a law firm so she does well. He is bitter about his divorce because he has to pay alimony to his cheating ex-wife.
Everytime they see each other he tries to get under her skin because he wants her BAD and figures she wouldn't look at a schmuck like him. She knows he purposely tries to get arise out her her, but she doesn't know why. So she gets attacked by a client in front of him, and she demands that if he wants her to learn self defense, he better teach it to her.
Therefore he goes over to her place teach her and what I ADORED about this book was you got his thoughts. It was nice, he was nervous, he was worried and he was jealous. Everytime he saw her with a man, he saw red. Everytime he heard about some man she had dated, his "murder list" would grow. And I liked Willow even though we got more POV from Raith she was great.
Why not a five? Raith is my definition of a punk-hero. He knows he wants her but he's so busy being scared that she doesn't want him, that he's a jerk. Example and this is a BIG spoiler so do not read if you want to miss:
So they've been having protected sex and so much of it that he teases she is going to make him grow broke on buying condoms. So Willow suprises him by being him a box. First one they use breaks. He panics because he LIKES the thought of her being pregnant so he accuses her of trying to trap him and how can you trust something that bleeds for seven days and doesn't die. Holy crap. That was 64% in, but goodness.
Also when she has a stalker, but when she tells him the man was in her house and she saw him following this he acccuses her of trying to get his attention. If Kage hadn't done such a good job getting me to LIKE him prior to this he would have been inducted into my Hall of Romance Hero Jerks.
But I liked the book and truly ENJOYED reading it, therefore you should NOT miss it.
And how does he deal with it? In a manly, wishy-washy way, of course. One minute, he's in deep with the heroine, Willow; the next, he's pushing her away and accusing her of things she's not guilty of. He's so possessive of her, so jealous of any man around her; yet, he cannot help but want to put some distance between them. He's that wound up about her. And I loved this push and pull. It led to all sorts of sexual tension and chemistry. They bickered a lot, very much a verbal and a fighting type of foreplay. These two hated each other, but more so, they hated wanting each other.
Overall, this was a good read for me, but a few little things kept it from being a great read. And that disappointed me. What I didn't like-- the heroine has a couple of TSTL moments. I like a strong heroine, but one who's stupidly willful? Not so much. For the most part, I did like Willow; I just needed her to be a bit smarter about her stalker/intruder. Not listening to advice and leaving her back door unlocked was not a good way to show a man how independent she is. Also, after their misunderstanding, I thought Raith could have grovelled more and that Willow could have been more than just perturbed with him. And concerning the stalker, Raith definitely needed more grovel time on that point. Also, this story isn't overly erotic, but it is listed as contemp. romance, I think. There are a couple of scenes, but I wish less of the action had taken place off camera, so to speak.
Even with all that, there was just something about this story and this hero that pulled me in. It has some great sexual tension going for it, and the interaction between h/H made the story for me. It's 244 kindle pages of opposites attracting and hating every minute of it. These two really tried to resist each other, but that magnetism was just too strong and exciting. So this is very much a book to read if you love sexy cops, opposites attracting and bickering, a strong caveman alpha, and the theme of enemies to lovers. Even with a few quibbles, this was a good read for me of a new-to-me author. What I read here, I liked a lot, making me eager to check out more titles by this author.
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