"Face drenched, Plum looked back over his shoulder and grinned, a delighted laugh on his lips as he reveled in the downpour. There was no artifice there, his happiness in such a small thing as being rained on shining from him and capturing Hawk in its rays like dust motes dancing in a shaft of sunlight.
He tried to discern the warmth flowing through him, an unfamiliar sensation that wasn't lust or triumphant satisfaction. It was... Good fucking God, he was charmed. He wrestled with the peculiar sensation, letting go of Plum and stepping back until he hit the corner of his desk, wood digging into his hip.
You make me feel young again."
Nolan and Miranda have been friends for a long time but now circumstances help Nolan take the first step into moving their relationship to a brand new level, a level that he’d been hoping to get to for the longest time.
This story had the perfect mix of sweetness, spicyness, and emotions to keep me turning the pages. I specially liked to read how family dynamics change from person to person however in the end if a family is close, they will be there for each other, supporting one another in times of need. I also liked the way Nolan continued helping Miranda even when she was too distracted to ask for his help. He truly was the perfect hero with not a flaw in sight. In short, I’d call this story a comfort read perfect for this time of year and I recommend it for anyone looking for a Holiday read.
** I was gifted a copy of this book and I volunteered to read it; this is my honest opinion and given without any influence by the author or publisher.**
Most Eligible Bastard By Annika Martin is the story of Vicky Nelson and Henry Locke. Vicky has been struggling to raise her sister Carly since she was little. When Vicky was helping her friend do a charity drive to help the animal shelter she ended up pretending to be a Dog Whisper. That is were she meet Bernadette Locke and her dog, Smuckers. Bernadette wanted Vicky to read Smuckers and tell her what he was thinking. Slowly this lead Bernadette to use Vicky as a Dog Whisper. Vicky saw the women as an elderly women who was much hated by people even by her son. Vicky understood how people hating you made you feel alone. Although Bernadette never seem to warm up to Vicky, she still felt the need to help Bernadette. When Bernadette was told she was dying she asked that Vicky take Smuckers, which she did. Vicky didn't know that Bernadette was very well off until she was confronted by Henry one day at the hospital when Vicky sneaked Smuckers in. Henry and Vicky butted heads from their first meeting. Vicky thought she wouldn't see him again but that didn't happened.
I enjoyed watching their story come together along with the secondary characters. I definitely want to read more stories by Ms. Martin.
Wow...I am not sure I expected this level of paranormal and ultimate scare factor in this book. While the sex was light, the relationship development and overall paranormal activities depicted here were not. This was pretty damn awesome.
“A wraith is not a demon, but you must understand, they are dangerous. Wraiths were once human, but their anger has grown to rage, and in the afterlife, they become something else, something less than human. They are consumed by negativity. They feed on it, crave it, and internalise it to use it for their own ends. Most wraiths were wronged in life in some way, and they seek revenge. Usually they are victims of violence, and their sense of injustice tethers them to this world after they’ve passed on. They cannot continue their spiritual journey, so they remain, becoming something other in their misery."
This bastard is something else.
Overall just the perfect Halloween read, or really anytime you need the hairs on your arm to stand on end.