GENRE: Contemporary Romance/Multicultural
SERIES: I Want Morrison (Book 1)
PUBLISHER: The Wild Rose Press
About the Book
Candace Gleason passed the bar, landed a great job, and is making a killer salary–basically, all of her dreams are coming true. Until she’s assigned to keep the boss’s petulant son out of trouble.
Jack Morrison is the rebellious black sheep of a mighty real estate family. He runs a nonprofit whose mission is to save poor people from evil corporations, like the one his own family owns. He is obnoxious, ridiculously charming, and insanely hot. He is the bane of Candace’s very existence.
Sparks fly from the moment they meet. Candace suddenly has more to worry about than keeping Jack out of jail. She has to keep him out of her heart.
Read an Excerpt
He held his hand out to me. When I didn’t immediately take it, he wiggled his fingers. I relented and put my hand in his as I followed him onto the trail.
“Why are your hands calloused?” I asked.
“I use them a lot,” he explained. “I do projects at the apartment complex, help out some buddies working to renovate other buildings, stuff like that.”
“Some women find a man that works with his hands to be sexy,” he said, rubbing his thumb along the inside of my wrist.
“And some women find a man in a suit sexy,” I retorted.
“Hmm. I bet I can guess which one you are, Candie.”
“Why do you call me Candie?”
“I like it. It suits you. And I like that I’m the only one who calls you that.”
He stopped on the path and cocked his head at me. “I’m not?”
“No. My dad calls me that. When you first did it, I thought maybe you knew him.”
“Hmm. Maybe I should stop then.”
For reasons I would probably never comprehend, I didn’t want him to. “Why?”
Suddenly, Jack pulled me into his arms and moved us both off the trail until my back was up against a giant tree. My head spun as I looked up at him, my breath shallow, my eyes wide.
“I don’t want you to think about your dad when you’re with me,” he said, lowering his head.
I put my hands on either side of his face. He was freshly shaven today, and his skin was deliciously smooth. “I don’t,” I told him.
Well written and entertaining romance based on the opposites attract theme. I loved Candie’s character, all professionalism and tact until she meets her match in the mischievous and (as expected), devilishly handsome Jack. I struggled a bit with Jack’s character in that I felt he wasted a number of opportunities to show what he was made off by relying on his charm to get through Candace’s defenses. However, given that some of his attempts made me laugh out loud, I can overlook this minor flaw.
I thoroughly enjoyed the multicultural aspect of the story and the fact that, even though it’s part of a series, the book did not end in a cliffhanger so it can stand on its own. Also, dual first person is hard to pull off but author Kay Harris does an admirable job of keeping us in the right head. I do have to admit though, I found the time shifts from one week to the previous and back again, a month back, and years ahead, a bit jarring.
All in all, a few nice twists on a much-used theme, and an overall fun and entertaining read.
About the Author
Kay Harris has had a diverse career with jobs ranging from college professor to park ranger. Now she adds author to her repertoire. Kay writes romance novels that contain a little bit of sweet, a dash of sexy, a touch of heartbreak, and a whole lot of fun!
Kay grew up in the Midwest and has since lived all over the western United States including Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, and California. She loves to hike, is obsessed with museums, and enjoys taking her extremely tall and very handsome husband on adventures.
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February 12: Christine Young
February 12: Stormy Nights Reviewing and Bloggin’
February 12: The Reading Addict
February 13: The Avid Reader
February 13: Books to Light Your Fire – review
February 13: Romance Novel Giveaways
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February 15: J. Lynn Rowan ~ Author of Romance & Historical Fiction
February 15: Edgar’s Books
February 15: T’s Stuff
February 16: Long and Short Reviews
February 16: Notes From a Romantic’s Heart – review
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