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T zones The line between good intentions and selfish bastard had become amazingly blurredJake tried to summon the mental picture of her and Giff at a kitchen table surrounded by the undoubtedly cute kids they would have together Instead he imagined a tall scuffed table in a dingy nightclub where Giff sat awkwardly making a concerted ffort to like a loud indie rock band while Brooke told herself that she didn t mind not dancing that there were important ualifications in a potential mate4 Good pasts Michaels does a good job of giving Jake and Brooke pasts and doesn t skimp on plot outside of falling in love Brooke is of course dealing with her flaky parents and "Wild Sister Jake Is Avoiding His Alcoholic Father And A " sister Jake is avoiding his alcoholic father and a he sees as weak Both interact with their families and their interactions with families change as they both improve Gods smidse each other as people It s good5 Gentle teasing You re missing the point Ms Nichols This isn t an op or a three alarm We don t have to follow any plans We can do whatever we want or do nothing at allat dessert before dinner Wear mismatched socksShe pursed her lips well aware that he was picking up on her but amused despite herself
Not that she planned to admit that Are you uite finishedProbably not he said unrepentantly that she planned to admit that Are you uite finishedProbably not he said unrepentantly random bouts of mockeryYou and Giff are so differentJake slanted her a glance as he started the car Meaning he s a gentleman who would never heckle a lady whereas I m a cad who doesn t take anything seriouslyGosh I love gentle teasing I love when you are with a man and he really knows you and your faults and uirks and Memory (Vorkosigan Saga, everything about you and he s able to gently tease you about them It s no fun if someone gets hurt I m not talking about mean teasing I m talking about very gentle loving teasing When couples have this it is so good Above you can see Jake gently ribbing Brooke about how rigid she is She knows this about herself and is amused by his jokingven though at the same time she s not going to change I like it he does it often through the book and I think it s a great couple dynamic Loving It makes me think that the two characters are in sync when this happens in a novelHere s later in the book I ve always loved otters she saidReally They seem pretty frivolous Jake flashed her a teasing smile she knew he was about to give her grief but found herself grinning back rather than growing defensive I would have Exiles at the Well of Souls (Saga of the Well World, expected you to champion serious organized creaturesShe raised anyebrow Such as Nothing that she knew of in the animal kingdom carried appointment books or smartphones You re going to say something like an ant or worker bee aren t youI was thinking like a lioness They re smart organized They feed the pride raise the young and take down animals bigger than themselvesShe d assumed he was setting her up for good natured mocking and instead he s compared her to a fierce majestic animal Not for the first time today she felt as if she were tripping over her own xpectations That s a man like Jake for youHe d always keep a woman on her toes never uite sure what to xpect It might be fun for an The Complete Sherlock Holmes Collection (New Updated Nook Edition) Every Single Sherlock Holmes Work incl. Study in Scarlet, Sign of the Four, Hounds of the Baskervilles, Valley of Fear, Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, More! evening out or a road trip but long term It would be an unnervingxhausting way to live always trying to figure out the person you were with and never uite sure you had it rightThen again life with a man like Jake would have other perks6 Ruined plans becoming a person she actively avoided I also like how Michaels handles the cheating view spoilerThe two don t have sex until after Brooke breaks it off with Giff but they do share a kiss together hide spoiler. Ngerous situations Jake is The War of the Worlds everything Brooke's fiance is not raw spontaneous and passionate But passion isn'tverythingis itAs Jake keeps pushing Brooke's boundaries and her buttons the girl who hates surprises might just Cyteen end up surprisingveryone specially hersel.
Tanya Michaels ¶ 0 downloadOkay this book was a mess of motions and trials that go on in one persons life but it wasn t one person who was ffected it was three main ones and possibly conseuential ones I didn t like the heroine "At First She Was Too Controlled And " first she was too controlled and me The hero on the other hand was very womans dream man All together it was a good read The only thing that keeps me from giving this book 5 stars is that I ve read Mistletoe Hero and Mistletoe Christmas both of which made me weep like a baby This is a great light romantic read with plenty to ntertain the reader and ven to teach the romance writerFor fans of the romance genre follow along
AS BROOKE NICHOLS HAS TO CHOOSEBrooke Nichols has to choose her practically perfect in Halcyon every way fiance and his best man a hunky fireman who also happens to be Mr July in a local charity calendar Even better the fireman dances and can uote Shakespeare Yes it is a romance novel Why was she able to remember her one close dance with Jake with clarity than the many kisses she dxchanged with her fianc I know a lot of people are going to have problems with this book because it is about CHEATERS I know this is a hot button issue with a lot of people So I want to say it up front The Best Man in Texas is about a best man who steals his friend s bride The hero Jake is a cheater The heroine Brooke is a cheaterIf cheating sets you off SKIP THIS BOOK While I don t like cheating or condone it I certainly have never cheated on a man I am not disturbed by cheating in books I happen to think The Bridges of Madison County is one of the best books ver written SoOkay nd of warning let s get down to reviewingBrooke is marrying Giff They ve known Barrayar (Vorkosigan Saga, each other two months and have never had sex I know warning bells were going off for me tooIt s fine if people wait for sex CarmenOh I m in complete agreement I m all for waiting a long long long time before having sex with someone You want to really know them and make sure you can trust them and IMO be in love with them before you let them possibly infect you with an STD or impregnate you Full agreement However she s going to marry this man After two months of knowing him Without going to bed with him This screams bad idea to meGiff s a gorgeous rich man with a busy career Jake his best friend is a gorgeous fireman who travels the country and world in his free time He also served in the US ArmyBrooke is fucked up in the head due to her upbringing Her parents were volatile hippies who did not offer her a stablenvironment when she was growing up Her older sister Megan and her parents are still living this wild spontaneous unstable lifestyle Brooke is determined to carve out a stable steady boring life for herself and her future kids Brooke had spent years carefully laying out what she wanted her future to be like what kind of family she would build Her own children would Dying Inside enjoy a comforting STABLE life Giff intelligent reliable and as a bonus movie star handsome could give herverything she d Gattaca ever wantedThe problem is that she s not really in love with Giff a fact she is unable to face When Giff had asked her last night to be his wife she dxperienced a twinge a whisper really of doubt Thy d been dating Dante and the Lobster exclusively since the night not that long ago they d been introduced at a charity St Patrick s Day gala And while she appreciated his brilliance as a technologies consultant his workthic and his devotion to his mother who was recovering from breast cancer Brooke had occasionally taken stock of her feelings and wondered if there should be Her life had been peppere. Brooke Nichols spent her The Mystery Science Theater 3000 entire childhood bouncing through states school districts and than a few of her parents' ill conceived adventures Now she's finally found some stability Engaged to a gorgeous gainfullymployed businessman who always calls when he says he wil. ,
D with strange announcements and incoming decisions that she d had no control over Instead of growing accustomed to them over them they d made her almost brittle As if the next thing that startled her might send her over the dge Taking a deep breath Brooke reassured herself that life with Giff would hold blessedly few surprisesHe planned ahead and always did as promisedBut she s been in tumultuous relationships where she s been gaga over a man before and she didn t like how that turned out Despite herself Brooke had once fallen for a guy outside her comfort zone a fellow writer she
D MET DURING HER COLLEGE YEARSmet during her college years Austin Her tumultuous on again off again year with the gorgeous brooding poet had reinforced her belief that she didn t need any spontaneous types or artistic temperaments in her life Now she had a gorgeous business man who always called when he said he would and would never forget her birthday Nothing could make her happierWhen she is introduced to Jake Giff s best man she is slightly flustered because she recognizes him from the shirtless picture of him in the firefighter s calendarWe know she s in real trouble with her upcoming marriage when she compares Giff to an old bathrobe Except this wasn t like this with Giff She didn t stumble over her words or find herself bizarrely defensive He was as comfortable as a favorite bathrobe a perfect fitThe rest of the book is her alternating between fantasizing about her safe calm future with rich handsome Giff and being faintly xcited by Jake someone who is not who she Nightwings envisioned herselfnding up withJake and Giff are not opposites Both are good looking reasonably intelligent kind men That s good and important Michaels isn t Short Science Fiction Collection 004 employing lazy writing here Giff is a rich businessman who has a steady life and a permanent place in the world Jake is far from unstable but he travelsxplores the US and the world and works as a firefighter Not what I would call dangerous or living on the Out of the Everywhere, and Other Extraordinary Visions edge but it is too muchxcitement for BrookeLet s break this down1 There s nothing wrong with Giff Giff is a perfectly wonderful guy He is kind smart treats Brooke well Michaels shows strong writing here in resisting the urge to make the future husband a dick That s important He s a good man and he doesn t deserve betrayal from his best friend and his woman2 I wanted these two to fuck Some good news about this book is that I was interested in these two موجز تاريخ العالم ending up together I wanted Jake to slowly slowly do things to Brooke and break down her hard rigid view on life and not only seduce her sexually but get her to relax andnjoy herself a little bit It would have been super fun in the hands of an authorbook that would actually allow sexseduction He s so gently amused by her unyielding structured life plan It would have been very fun and hot to see him slowly break down her walls He s gentle and kind I would have Women in Deep Time enjoyed itAlso the cover model s hands were turning me on not gonna lie3 Cheating romanticized The only problem with the aforementioned seduction I craved is that Brooke isngaged to be married to Jake s best friend I m not into cheating and I think this put a damper on the whole thing Betrayal is the worst I couldn t believe poor Giff s fianc Precursor (Foreigner, e AND lifelong best friend were backstabbing him Cheating is very unattractive I do not support thisI mean I don t flip out like some GR reviewers but I m not a fan Michaels is saying Giff is the wrong man for her Jake is the one who likes dancing and he is the one who gently teases her and gently draws her out of her comfor. L Brooke isager to settle down once and for all No alarms no surprises Certainly she would never consider a relationship with someone like her fiance's best friend firefighter Jake McBride With his freuent footloose jaunts and a career that involves leaping into da.