It's rule-breaker Emily Foster's birthday, and like everyone at The Jungle Room, she just wants to get some action. Unfortunately she stumbles on the wrong kind, witnessing a mob hit. To protect her, she's entered into the Witness Protection Program with by-the-book Special Agent Jake Ward as her chaperone.
When the location of their safe house is compromised, Jake stashes Emily deep in the Texas backwoods. The city-girl might be safe from the Mafia, but she has to contend with a psychotic rooster, a narcoleptic dog, crazy cowboys, and the danger of losing her heart to the one man she can't have.
Jake's as hot as he is infuriating, and she can't help but push all his buttons to loosen him up. Their mutual, sizzling sexual attraction poses a dilemma: Jake's determined to keep her safe and out of the wrong hands; she's determined to get into the right ones - his.
©2014 Alison Bliss (P)2015 Tantor
"[A] laugh-out-loud romantic comedy with a dash of suspense mixed in!" (Aestas Book Blog)
I give the book a 4.5.. The narrator did a good job in my opinion. The book deals with losing and gaining family and love. The book was fun, with a lot of secondary characters that are interesting.
The heroine was a bit of a mess.
She was loving, insecure, fun and careless. Some times you would want to hug her and at other times you would want to throtel her. I would recommend if you are looking for a book if you are not looking for a perfect heroine. The heroine is loved in spite of her issues.
The farm.. so funny!!!!
Emily.. I could totally picture the character with her voice
Yes..couldn’t stop..even tho I already knew the story because I've read the book I couldn’t stop until the end
The lead female character was an amalgamation of every negative stereotype you have ever heard about women. She is whiny, stupid, fearful, incompetent, nagging, fearful of spiders, etc. (though sexy, so that must make up for everything else). I honestly started to feel bad for the male lead, who I knew was going to get stuck getting together with this woman, which I am 99% sure happened, but I couldn't actually finish the book (despite this being my only book while I was out of the country without internet access). That's right, I sat in silence, rather than go on reading it.
The writing was sophomoric too. I just couldn't endure one more cliche (awakening to birds chirping - kinds of cliches). I was hoping for a fun beach read, so my expectations weren't high. Is the romance genre really this bad? Maybe I should quit my day job and start writing. My apologies to the author. I don't want to sound like one of those internet trolls who bashes everyone. I just really wish we could raise the bar in romance novels. Does every male lead really need to be a firefighter/cop/private detective/prince? If anyone is considering buying this book, I recommend the Outlander series instead. Great romance. Great writing.
"I wear a fez now, fez's are cool"
Ugh I am having a hard time writing this. I want to say I liked it. The first half was better than the second half, which fell flat.
It didn't help that the heroine does some really stupid things. I dislike it when a heroine jumps to conclusions and acts upon them without thought. It's really not a good plot device.
Also, every single time I heard the hero's name spoken, my brain added "from State Farm"
The book had it's moments, the narration was decent. The side characters felt more fleshed out that Jake and Emily, which is odd since you are in Emily head the whole time.
The sex is a bit flowery and light on the sexiness. So if you are looking for some steam, there is not a lot to be found here.
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