BEAUTY AND THE…MAN WHO'LL NEVER LET HER GO
On paper, this should have been the perfect arrangement.
Elise Bravo needed a job, desperately. And soldier turned thriller writer Jed Walsh burned through—almost literally, it turned out—assistants like hellfire through brimstone. Turned out he had some…unusual work habits to go along with his giant talent and ego. He threw knives to relax. He cleaned his guns as he acted out scenes. And more than anything, he hated cats…
Enter Elise, crack typist, master plotter and perfect for the live-in job in every way but one…two if you count Mr. Wiggles, her furry companion. For though Jed had sworn he would never get "involved" with a woman who worked for him, it took only a day or two with the perfectly professional, pencil skirt–wearing Bravo beauty to realize that he needed to keep Elise—in his bed, in his house and in his life. And the first step was building Mr. Wiggles a catio—because maybe there was more than one way for Jed to make Elise his.
An adorable story, with characters that brought light and spice to the basic romance storyline, and a cat that stole my heart.
I liked both Elise and Jed, they had their quirky and demanding personalities, either of them an easy person to be around. Yet they had endearing traits in their personalities, that won me over.
Jed was such a caveman at times, I was shaking my head thinking you didn't just say/do that. There were couple times that his forceful behavior actually bothered me for a minute until he redeemed himself with further actions. But Jed has a heart of gold, such a good intensions. He is generous, kind, and sexy as one can be under all the gruff.
Elise, I gather she used to be a 'mean girl' in her teenage years. That was not the name she was called in the book, but I made a conclusion. She is very determined and strong person, that for a great match to Jed. And I loved them together, the chemistry was amazing, they work together so effortlessly, and were able to open up and trust the other. I felt the story lead heavily with the main characters, so their development, growth, finding their way with life and in the relationship was excellent and evident.
There's galore of secondary characters in the story, but when there are over 40 books in the series, that is to be expected. The book can be easily read as a stand-alone, even though there are several references to the previous couples in the series.
And Wigs, the cat, yes, he stole my heart completely, moreover him and Jed together.
The captivating and compelling cast of characters, that are easy to relate to and enjoy their company, give this classic romance story plot spice and fire.
~ Four Spoons
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me