She intrigues him with herlack of sophistication and guile. Their journey, while only brief, and contained mostly to Joss's apartment, is intense and creates a bond neither wanted nor expected. Yes, he does show some caring touches to Leila, but she was always able to explain them away as acts he did for his own convenience. Watching her begin to place trust in t I really enjoy Annie West's work. Their emotions are overshadowed by the end goal and everyone around them simply just sees their dreams coming true.
I just loved this book so much because it was a deep and complex story filled with drama, romance, angst, emotion, and passion that I expect and want from a romance. It's the only way to protect her. Leila and Joss are both a means to an end for each other but it's not long before Joss is curious. He is lusting after her and planning his seduction. I absolutely loved this one! And behind his head she glimpsed hair pulled back in a ponytail. Then out of the darkness a large hand clamped onto hers. Now he'll stop at nothing to get her back, and keep her there.
Available ebook formats: epub mobi pdf lrf pdb txt html. Her head spun and she slumped back on her heels. Housekeeper Chloe Daniels refuses to pity her devastatingly gorgeous boss, but treating him as the strong capable man he is, soon proves dangerous. The spark between them is very real. And that's what I want out of my romances and Annie West knows how to craft a beautiful and romantic yet passionate romance. None of this made sense. For someone who had suffered such cruel abuse, it just rang false.
He then steals all of daughters money and marries her off - after locking her up and starving her to our emotionally dead H. The angst at the beginning was off the charts, but as others have noted, the ending left something to be desired. Joss Carmody is a billionaire and he can have anything he want. A passionate, sensual, emotional read with a delicious outcome and a very strong message of love conquers all! It had to be a trick of the poor light. Author: Cast into a world of black, Declan Carstairs is a man in torment. Nothing could be further from the truth. But heck, he's Leila's man, not mine and it's her job to turn him around.
I also found it strange that in this whole wide world of 7 billion people, he hasn't come across any couple or any family that made him want one, or at least made him understand that happy families exist, or that good men and women populate the planet too. Her empty stomach cramped savagely at the thought. Her thinking is clear and she has realistic expectations of life. Jax is in the hands of the Vigilantes, where in-fighting, suspicion and lies are destroying the order of the world's most powerful organization of mercenaries and spies. Author: If it's time to die, Mia and Jax want to make their final days count.
Except Ella isn't the vacuous socialite he expected and she refuses to marry him! I loved how their love healed and helped one another and that this relationship for them was always more than just the physical aspect of their relationship. If you only seek out women for flings and give them stuff read: money and expensive things later, why should I be sorry that you only met women who were interested in financial remuneration? Now the bottle was perilously close to empty. Then the conversation was over. And she let herself love and trust him, and took his strength and used it for her own, which was really a beautiful thing to see and see the change in her and her becoming this confident woman because of her love for Joss and overcoming the trauma that she faced at her stepfather's hands. After he broke her mother's spirit and she passed away, he now uses mental and physical torture to abuse Leila, who craves freedom. Leila has escaped Bakhara but cant achieve her dreams because she still cant step foot out her front door.
This story was about a girl named Leila who was being forced to marry billionaire Joss by her controlling and abusive stepfather for the past two years. Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name. She shivered at the sensation of power that emanated from him. A tantalising awareness of some unfamiliar scent: sun and salt and man. While I love a rugged, tough hero, I like them to have more accessibility than Joss had, especially in this kind of book. Our heroine's spirit has been beaten but not broken by her cruel stepfather. The character of Joss was not the usual type I find in the Harlequin Presents reads, he was not as most of them are, after the business and the bonus score of having a beautiful woman in his bed, no he was more focused on the business point blank! Someone has been stealing from him.
I enjoyed the passion that grew between these two. And I will keep reading her in the future she has yet to disappoint me. Joss's mother was mean; his poor helpless sister we're told, became anorexic; the other rich men's wives were trophy wives and plastic human beings, not worthy of respect. She's about to discover just how far he'll go to get her back in his bed. .