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- Print Length: 242 pages
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- Publisher: Sitting Bull Publishing (December 16, 2010)
- Publication Date: December 16, 2010
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004GKMINC
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Tyson was a flawed, yet amazing man. He embraced Lynay and her son with great ease. Though some may think the agreement he and Lynay come to is unrealistic, it is actually quite common and therefore totally believeable. I love how he handles the people responsible for damaging his reputation. It was very thug like of him and I found it refreshing that he took such extreme measures to protect his family.
Lynay was a strong woman and I adore that in a female lead character. I loved how she put her child first and though she'd been hurt before she gave herself the chance for something meaningful with Tyson. I could really identify with her, especially when she cracks up laughing at Tyson's drunken message.
Tyson's aunt was a fun eccentric character and, let's be honest, his sister, Anne, was straight up gangster. I love how, not only did she stand up for her friend, she didn't hesitate to try to smack her brother and throw a "MF" bomb his way when he was being exactly that.
The only suggestion I have for the author would be maybe one additional scene to show the relationship building between Tyson and Lynay because it kind of goes from zero to sixty suddenly.
This is the first book I've read by this author and hopefully not the last. One thing I wish is that there had been better editing with this book because it was such a good story. Unfortunately, that seems to be how IR romance works when it comes to poor editing. I'd love nothing more than to get together with my fellow IR romance authors and try to help with proofreading their books because so many of them are amazing and could be so much better if they had a little more editing. Better editing would make a wonderful story even better. All in all, read this book it won't disappoint.
So of COURSE the hero has issues with trusting women because they're all dirty cheating hhooooeeeerrrrrssss just like his mama, blah blah whinycakes, which issues prompt a major blowout break-up fight between the hero and the heroine towards the end. (Although in defense of the hero, it's not like a normal romance situation where the hero sees the heroine laughing with the mail carrier, jumps to the conclusion that they're sleeping together and then throws her out and tries to destroy her life in retaliation. Nope, in this case there are actual dirty PICTURES! They're faked pictures but still - there's actual proof!)
Anyway, the hero realizes almost right away that he's stupid and goes about the groveling portion of the story. Typical territory in any romance novel. What makes this one so awesome? EVERYONE reams the hero out for being an untrusting doofus including his co-workers and his family. The best comes courtesy of his aunt who tells him that his issues ended up hurting others besides the heroine (like her son that he adopted) AND lets him know that his apology isn't good enough. When he finally gets his grovel on with the heroine, she tells him that he isn't the only one with honor and integrity and that it's really f-ed up that he expected her to trust him completely without him being willing to do the same. Frickin AWESOMEsauce! Oh, but it gets even better: the hero agrees to go to therapy to deal with his issues with women. That's right people, the alpha male hero agrees that he has issues and takes steps to resolve them on his own without recourse to the heroine's magic hoohoo. Just that one thing made me a lifelong fan of the author.
But then, the pièce de résistance: when the heroine finally agrees to give the hero another chance, there's none of that typical `yay-I-love-you-and-forgive-you-immediately-let's-have-sex-now' nonsense. No, the heroine lets the hero know in no uncertain terms that he hurt her and broke her trust and that she's not sure that he can earn it back but he's welcome to try. And THEN she tells him that if he ever kicks her out again or calls her out of her name, she will be gone so fast that all he'll see is the dust from her boots when she leaves his ass for good. I actually found myself fist pumping the air and chanting `you go girl' when I read that part. I know I'm damn tired of reading romance novels where the jealous untrusting hero and the ditzy heroine live happily ever after - when it's pretty obvious that about 15 minutes after the marriage, the hero probably became jealous and vindictive again when he saw the heroine talking to a priest (or the baker or the candle stick maker or her cousin or whoever). This novel made it obvious that the hero was wrong, knew he was wrong and was willing to work to fix his mistake and that the heroine would not just roll over and take whatever crap the hero felt he could dish out and for that reasoning alone, this novel is my official favorite IR romance. Yay Erosa.