What is your ultimate Valentine’s Day? From the Desk of author Sherri Hayes.
I live in Ohio, so it’s typically freezing here on Valentine’s Day. Since I don’t like the cold, my ultimate Valentine’s Day would involve a getaway to somewhere warm. We took a cruise several years ago to the Caribbean, and loved it. I can’t say it was all that romantic since we were with my parents though. It would be nice to do it again, but this time just the two of us. One of my favorite things on the cruise was going up on deck right as the sun was setting, and watching the sun disappear below the surface.
For something a little closer to home, I’d love a day away from everything. No computer, no cell phones. Somewhere with a hot tub or Jacuzzi would be a nice. I would want some place where I could relax, and enjoy myself with my husband.
Nothing overly exciting, I know, but I’m a fairly simple person. Some flowers and chocolates would be nice too, I suppose, but those things I can get anytime. Time is the most valuable asset we have.
Gage is a HOT football star. He’s good-looking, his star is rising, and he’s a confirmed bachelor.
Rebecca is the stereotypical FBI Government agent. She’s reserved, dresses conservatively and doesn’t do flashy.
So, how in the world is she going to pretend to be Gage’s girlfriend in order to protect him from a stalker?
One Family Reunion….
She’s lost…and so is he…
Gage has a great sense of humor. When he gets stuck with the stuffy FBI agent as his pretend girlfriend, he decides to have a little fun with it. He decides to push her buttons and get a reaction out of her. He does it all without being mean. He just pushes her to get her off-kilter.
Rebecca tried to keep Gage at arms length. But he won’t have it. He does everything he can to get closer to her and keep her on her toes. Rebecca’s not opposed to finding love, she just wants to be sure it’s with the right person. Losers need not apply!
Then they dance. Gage holds Rebecca in his arms and they kiss. They lose sight of everything else and find an all-consuming passion with each other. Will Rebecca give in to Gage’s seduction or will she let her childhood stop her from finding happiness?
This was a great love story. We had a some suspense built in with trying to figure out who was stalking Gage. There was nothing earth-shattering with either the romance or the stalking. But, it was still good. I enjoyed both the romantic plot and the suspense plot. Both were like a comfortable blanket you put on to keep you warm at night. They’re familiar and the make you feel all cozy inside.
Sherri Hayes is a talented writer. She draws you in to the story and makes you feel part of their lives. I love that she has different series with different levels of emotional upheaval. Her Finding Anna series is dark and twisted. Her Daniels Brothers series, while suspenseful, is full of love and laughter and all things comforting. I love the versatility!
I’m looking forward to the next one in the series. There has to be another one because I need to find out what happens between Rebecca’s sister and Gage’s brother! Bring on another Daniels Brother Romance!
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