“Lori Foster writes about real people you’ll fall in love with.” —Stella Cameron
You met Joe Winston in Lori Foster’s Wild. Now, the Winston brothers’ seductive, bad-boy cousin is back and up against a woman who’s immune to his considerable charms—or so it
seems . . .
IRRESISTIBLE FORCE—MEET IMMOVABLE OBJECT
Joe Winston has a routine with women: he exists; they swoon; roll credits. With his smoldering looks, macho style, and irrepressible charm, Joe can have any woman—except the one he really wants. Secretly, Luna Clark may lust after Joe, but she’s made it clear that she’s too smart to fall for him. He can just keep holding his breath, thank you very much. But now, Luna’s inherited two kids who need more than she alone can give in a small town that seems hell-bent on driving them away. She needs someone to help out . . . someone who can’t be intimidated . . . someone just like Joe. Becoming an instant family wasn’t exactly what Joe had in mind, but hey, it’s a start, and you can’t blame a guy for trying every angle.
After all, where there’s a Joe, there’s a way . . . straight into a woman’s heart.
“When it comes to delivering sexy and sensual romance, author Lori Foster is in a class by herself.” —RT Book Reviews
In the latest entry in Foster's Winston Brothers series (following Wild), two protagonists take on danger, parenthood and their lust for each other, but the fact that the violence and sex occur in the presence of children may make some readers uneasy. Two years after the death of a distant cousin, Luna Clark agrees to take over guardianship of her cousin's children. Luna enlists the help of bounty-hunter-turned-bodyguard Joe Winston, a virile hunk who's delighted to flee a series of attacks on his life and seduce curvy Luna. But Joe's stalker follows them to Visitation, N.C., where they meet the children for the first time and discover a town rife with agendas. Family bonding occurs instantly (a fact that may surprise real-life moms), though mysteries like the kids' true father and the source of Joe's danger take longer to resolve. The frantic foreplay that preoccupies the couple throughout would be harmless fun in Foster's less child-driven books. But no matter how much Joe and Luna praise their own parenting skills, scenes like the one in which the kids discover them arousing each other in the kitchen at 10 in the morning are little short of creepy. The author's loyal fans may enjoy the book's high sexual content, but this sketchily plotted effort is far from Foster's best.
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This was one of the most entertaining books! I absolutely loved it! The beginning had me fooled. I'm not a huge fan of the ultimate player who thinks marriage is worse than jail and the beginning was focused on Joe's playboy ways a bit too much. But once Luna asked for Joe's help, I was pleasantly surprised to see how much Joe was gone for Luna and the story just got better and better.
Luna is being asked to take over guardianship of her 14 and 9 year old cousins that she didn't even know about. Since their single mom passed away, they've been passed from one relative to another. Luna has been informed there is some issues with the children and the townsfolk so she asks Joe to come with her, temporarily, to help get things settled. Joe is a former policeman turned bounty hunter, then bodyguard. If anyone can deal with any trouble to come along, it's Joe.
I can't really say enough how much I loved this story. I love small town settings because you get a lot of side characters that play a small, but noticeable part in the story. Add in kids who just need someone to love them and I was a goner. Joe, a former playboy, becoming a protector and all domesticated was just icing on the cake.
This author has me loving these people in the story so much I had to go see if any of them have their own book and I'm so excited to see she does. Especially Jamie Creed. I'm not sure if his book can hold up to the hype of his character in this book but I'm not wasting time to go find out. ARC provided by NetGalley.