Ronnie Ashford needs a distraction. In the morning, she has to offer arrogant, conventional Jack Crews a job and convince him not to take it. She doesn’t need anyone’s help, thank you very much. But tonight is all about the tall, sexy stranger who just walked in the bar—and all the delicious trouble they could get into together. Too bad just as things are heating up between them, he whispers the three little words that destroy everything: “I’m Jack Crews.”
Jack is determined to connect with fiery Ronnie—in bed and out of it—but her terms are clear. If he takes the job, helping her acquire prized artifacts for her mysterious bosses, anything between them is strictly off-limits. Somehow he has to convince a woman who’s never felt like she belonged that she’s found her place—with him. And with the danger sparking hotter than the fire between them, it’s going to be one unforgettable trip…
Book two in the Road to Love series was highly anticipated by me since I enjoyed the first installment to the series. At first, I was a bit confused by the similarities of the plots: a peculiar collector(s) have a person, a beautiful young woman with dramatic family drama, on their payroll, and because of the danger of the job, their need a man to drive and protect her while collecting the odd things from the buyers. The man feels instant lust, the woman is not ready for a relationship, there is an adorable rescue animal to smooth the way, and the extended family surrounding the brothers cheering them on.
With two so similar foundations for the tales, the personalities of the brothers, the heroes of the stories, started to stand out. They are brothers, so there are those endearing family trades. But Jack Crews has deeper dimensions than expected, He is not the timid, uptight person one might expect, a 'suit' as Ronnie Ashford called him. He is considerate and kindhearted, he looks after those he loves, the family is everything to him, and the tenderness he shows with the little kitty -- just delightfully swoony, indeed.
The story has action, danger, and suspense that gave me the creeps. The stalker is disturbingly sinister, and as part of the story is told by his menacing point of view, you really get into the reality of the possible peril at hand.
Jack and Ronnie have tangible chemistry. They have a connection that might seem fragile because of Ronnie's issues but Jack is a smart man who is not about to let Ronnie walk out of his life. His patience and perseverance was not something Ronnie expected. The brightly burning desire he has for her is not enough for Jack, he wants it all, and is willing to go the extra mile to make it happen.
Lori Foster knows how to entertain the readers' minds, the emotions run deep, the desires burns hot, and the threatening suspense gets under your skin and makes you check the locks in your house one more time...
A ravishing, entertaining love story enhanced with family drama and intimidating suspense.
~ Four Spoons
Lori Foster is a New York Times, USA Today, and Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author.
She has received the Romantic Times “Career Achievement Award” for Series Romantic Fantasy and for Contemporary Romance;
Amazon’s top-selling romance title for Too Much Temptation;
Amazon’s Top Ten editors’ picks in romance for Causing Havoc;
Waldenbooks’ second “Bestselling Original Contemporary” romance for Say No To Joe;
BGI group’s “Bestselling Original Contemporary” romance for the The Secret Life of Bryan, “Bestselling Romantic Comedy” for Jude’s Law, and “Bestselling Romantic Suspense” for Back in Black;
Plus Amazon’s #1 Editors’ Pick in Romance for Servant: The Acceptance.
Lori has been featured as a clue in the New York Times crossword puzzle, and the USA Today “Quick Cross” puzzle.
To give back to the community, Lori does an annual “benefit” book where all advance and royalties go to a charity
She also hosts the annual “Reader & Author Get Together,” facilitating major interaction between readers, authors, and industry professionals while also donating all proceeds from raffles to local charities.