Her Shirtless Gentleman
Book 1, Gentleman Series
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Her heart is in his hands…
After her marriage ends in betrayal, Eleanora Howard finds herself struggling to navigate the dating scene as a thirty-one-year-old divorcee. But feeling undesirable, and living alone in the house she once shared with her ex, is hardly the recipe for finding new love—until she meets Rob. He’s just the kind of charming, old-fashioned guy she needs—but he’s also eager for intimacy…
After serving in the Air Force and getting a well-paid civilian career, Rob Vanderhoff planned to settle down with the right woman and raise a family. But at thirty-six, he’s still single and searching—until he meets Eleanora. She’s everything he wants. All he has to do is draw her out of her shell. Soon he’s taking her on high school-style dates, fanning the flames of her desire—and helping Nora re-discover the sexy, adventurous woman they both know she really is…
Already being a fan of M.Q. Barber from her Neighborly Affection series, I had a feeling this was going to be a great book, and I have to say, I was not disappointed. Her Shirtless Gentleman was incredibly sweet and passionate and empowering and hopeful and the kind of book that just makes you feel good. Rob and Nora are such a beautiful couple and their journey to love is nothing short of magical, yet grounded in reality at the same time. Ms. Barber has a genuine gift for writing true to life characters who still manage to find real true love in today's world. I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for an erotic yet heartfelt book. You won't be disappointed!
A wonderful start to a new series, and a perfect read to reclaim your belief in relationships.
Freshly divorced and still reeling, Eleanora is trying to find her footing in a life very different from the one she always imagined. But, her marriage wasn’t perfect: her husband was distant and remote, and a philanderer, and like all in her situation, her self-esteem took a serious hit.
Rob has been searching for ‘the right woman’, unsuccessfully, since leaving the Air Force. He’s got a solid idea of what he wants, now the time is to find his who.
A night out with work friends finds Eleanora a touch uncomfortable, but hoping to have a good time. And then she meets Rob, and sparks fly. Different from her husband, Rob is kind, interested in what she thinks and feels, and he is willing to gently encourage her to embrace who she is in this new incarnations, that potentially holds a relationship for the two of them.
Told in alternating points of view, the characters relationship develops and grows, and readers see the dates and together time, as well as the changes in the interior monologues about the relationship. These two are on the same page: they both want a person to love them, to be honest with, to explore life and pleasure together. And those moments are sweet, steamy and honest. A wonderful start to a new series, and a perfect read to reclaim your belief in relationships.
I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
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- Category: Erotic Romance
- Published: Aug 04, 2015
- Publisher: Kensington
- Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
- Print Length: 170 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 1, Gentleman Series