Monday, June 22, 2009
Tough minded Jessica Trent's sole intention is to free her nitwit brother from the destructive influence of Sebastian ballister, the notorious Marquess of Dain. She never expects to desire the arrogant, amoral cad. And when Daines reciprocal passion places them in a scandalously compromising, and public, position, Jessica is left with no choice but to seek satisfaction...Dawn the minx for tempting him, kissing him...and then for forcing him to salvage reputation! Lord Dain can't wait to put the infuriating bluestocking in her place -- and in some amorous position. And if this means marriage, so be it -- though Sebastian is less than certain he can continue to remain aloof...and steal his heart to the sensuous, head strong lady's considerable charms.
Alright I know everyone has been waiting to hear what I have to say about this book because obviously everyone is in LOVE with it...well...SO AM I!!!! L-O-V-E-D I-T! How could you not?!? It was like head to head full on combat with such a great love story between the two to make your toes curl!
Ok the gist of the story here is you meet Dain, he had a horribly rough childhood that left him heartless...well to everyone on the outside that is. Then you meet Jess...smart, funny and VERY ballsy! Jess goes to stay with her half witted brother Bertie so she can stop the bad and influential Lord Dain from running poor Bertie into the poor house. As Jess is introduced to Dain attraction is lit from both sides BUT neither can get past the bullheadedness of the other. After being in each others company for a while the two start to give into each others hidden desires.When they do they get caught in a VERY compromising position. The only way to set things right is for the two to wed. Can this marriage work? Can Dain find it in his heart to open up to Jess and let her love him?
Ok I really liked this book.
One of the first things that got me was Dains childhood...seriously it broke my heart! The poor kid! I don't think that anyone didn't want to give that boy a hug after his momma left him! :*(
I also loved how from the very start Dain was so drawn to Jess. No woman had really done that to him and here she comes strolling into his life and he can't seem to understand his fixation on her! Normally Dain was used to nothing that would make him feel. He had his fair share of prostitutes (which I didn't enjoy) but honestly it fit the story well. It made total scene for a man who hid his feelings to rely on the type of "love" that could just be thrown away when finished.
I think my favorite part (and I'm sure all would agree) was when the two would fight! lol They seem to always be head to head in some sort of battle! *SPOILER HIGHLIGHT* ***When Jess came into that bar or whatever it was and freaking SHOT Dain I almost keeled over! OMG I think I emailed at least 2 people RIGHT then and was like OMG that HAS to be Dain dreaming right?!?! And alls they did was laugh! lol I thought FOR SURE he would wake up...but NOPE lol ***
Heres a snib bit for ya...and if you haven't read the book maybe this won't seem like a good snib bit for you BUT if you have your heart melted into hearing Dain say this! PS this kinda is a spoiler so if you haven't read it you might not want to. (Although from what I hear there aren't many who haven't ;o)
"So much for hoping I could surprise you," she said. He laughed "You have been surprising me, Jess, since the day I met you. Every time I turn around, something goes off in my face. If it isn't an obscene watch or a rare icon, it's a pistol-or my tragically misunderstood mother-or my hellion son. There have been times I've been convinced I didn't marry a female, but a incendiary device. This at least makes sense."
Awww...I really loved that part, it's like he just opened right up for her! :o) Ok if you haven't read this what...WHAT ARE YOU WAITING AROUND FOR? GO GET IT!
Oh PS *HIGHLIGHT FOR THIS PART*** I did wish however that his son was in it a bit longer...idk I just do! lol***
Ok and off to read Night Embrace (3rd Dark Hunter book)...I KNOW I KNOW...Im a bit obsessed right now! lol
I give this book a total of...