Monday, December 14, 2009

Ain't Too Proud to Beg - Susan Donovan

Josie Sheehan has collected failed relationships the way some women collect designer handbags, and the only man who's been sharing her bed is her Labradoodle, Genghis. All that changes when she meets Rick Rousseau, a smart and sexy pet store CEO who falls head-over-heels for her. Just when Josie thinks she's found something more than puppy love, she discovers that Rick has a complicated past -- and a secret that could put her in danger.

Lately ive been reading so many Paranormal and historical books that I felt I needed a break and wanted to jump back into real NORMAL people! Lol So I felt a great contemporary was in need! And when I need a great contemp I always look to Susan Donovan! In SD’s latest book Ain’t Too Proud to Beg I seriously was NOT let down!

You meet 35 year old obituary writer Joise Sheenhan. Josie has failed so many times at love b/c she seems to fall too quick! When she finally backs down and swears off men altogether is of course when she meets the man of her dreams! While interviewing an elderly lady about her deceased husband, Josie is urged to write down exactly what she wants in a man…and hope…and pray that she soon gets it! Lol Well the very same morning she does this she meets none other than Rick Rousseau. At the time Josie believes Rick to be a dog groomer but later finds out that he is a pet company CEO! (Rich can be checked off her list that’s for sure ;op) They fall for each other very easily but soon run into trouble when Ricks past comes into the mix!

One thing I loves about this story WAS Ricks past. It added seriousness to a story that was lighthearted. Rick used to be a total partier…drugs, alcohol and sex were always high on his list until one day he put a girl on the back of his motorcycle and killed her. Rick barely survived the crash. The girls father plays a side role in this story and surprisingly enough, even though he wants to kill Rick you feel for the man. He lost his child when she was very young and never truly got to grieve. A lot of the action in the book comes from Ricks story as hes trying to capture the man after his own life and survive while doing so.

Josies side of the story is somewhat pretty simple to grasp. She, for one, has to overcome the fact that noone can actually be perfect. Rick, on the outside, seems to be but underneath it all he has a past just like everyone else. When that past is revealed its takes Josie a lot to open up and accept him as he is. Rick is a changed man and she needs to see that.

Another thing I love about this story is that it’s a trilogy! Josie is part of a dog walking group! Each person in her group is very different! Each are very colorful and vary in age so these books will probably reach out to many people! The one person that seems to be linking into all the stories is the elderly lady from the beginning of the story! She knows when people are ready for love and kinda helps them along. So it was cute that this story had somewhat of a supernatural feel when it came to her! :o) She kinda reminded me of an angel of some sorts.

Overall this book rocked! It had everything I was needing…action…romance…and STEAMY STEAMY SEX! ;op~ I cant wait for the second one to come out!

Btw I dont have a Snib Bit b/c I sent the book to a friend already! lol BUT take it from me...the book is hawt! ;o) ***NOTE*** The HUSSY...yes hussy Nicole has my book and she put a Snib Bit for me on the first comment...thanks darlin'...yall enjoy b/c its was such a great part int he book!

I give this book a total of...



Nicole McLaughlin said...

here is the snib!!!!!!!!!!!

"Err-eee-err-ee, grerr-eee-grerr-ee. Eng, eng, eng."

"Genghis is chewing on my vibrator," she said, looking down at Rick.

"ah, so you prefer the more polite name for it."

Josie cocked her head thoughtfully, "What would you call it?"

Rick laughed. "It's a big-ass dildo, sweetie."

Josie bit her lip. "Well, whatever it is, it's the only one I have and it cost over twenty-five dollars."

Rick felt his erection pulse. Josie obviously felt it, too, because she squirmed a little.

"I wouldn't worry about it too much," he said.

"Oh, yea? Why's that?"

"Because you're not going to need it anymore."

Josie beamed. "I was so hoping you'd say that."

Your welcome sweet pea! lol

December 14, 2009 at 5:50 PM
Monroe Dawson said...

LMAO!!!!!!!!! And seriously THATS the part I wouldve chosen...for all who dont know her dog ran into her room while on a date and found her vibrator and brought it into the livingroom!!! AHAHAHAH!

December 14, 2009 at 5:52 PM
Nicole McLaughlin said...

Great minds think alike!! :) And i just finished about an hour ago!! Loved it! I sort of felt sorry for Bennet! :( How sad. And I also related with the sister Beth....having a wife/mommy breakdown!! lol Susan Donovan is great!

My TBR pile is again EMPTY!!!! I think i need to read When he was Wicked Again!! lol send it to me! :)

December 14, 2009 at 6:00 PM
Monroe Dawson said...

Will do, Ill send it with Season 3 Tudors for ya! ;o) I love how we are the only ones on this post talking! LMAO! Its just you and me ho!

December 14, 2009 at 6:02 PM
Nicole McLaughlin said...

Love it! There you go talking smack again though!!! lol We can hang together, i dont mind! but i cant keep up with all of our communication

December 14, 2009 at 8:41 PM
nath said...

Glad you enjoyed it Monroe :D I have this in my TBR pile, but for some reason, I haven't been in the mood for contemporary, so I haven't risked it. However, I'm really glad to know you enjoyed it :D

December 15, 2009 at 2:24 PM
Monroe Dawson said...

Ya I really think youll like this one Nath! :o)

December 15, 2009 at 3:06 PM
Cecile said...

Honey, you are pusher... my damn addiction just got a bit bigger, lol!!!! TBB list is so loving your butt right now.. lol!!!!
You are evil woman, pure, wicked evil!!!!!
And I so love you for it!!

December 15, 2009 at 8:35 PM
Monroe Dawson said...

I just KNOW youll love this book girl! And ya Im a pusher! lol

December 16, 2009 at 5:06 AM
~ames~ said...

Great review and it sounds super hot.

December 16, 2009 at 8:03 AM
Monroe Dawson said...

Thanks and oh boy was it ever hot! ;o) YOWZA!

December 16, 2009 at 10:10 AM