Shop now Learn more Shop now Shop All Amazon Fashion Shop Suki Ad Campaign Pieces Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Amazon Fire TV Shop now Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Voyage Listen in Prime Discover more Shop now
Buy Used
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Unbeatable customer service, and we usually ship the same or next day. Over one million satisfied customers!
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Lead Me on (Hqn) Mass Market Paperback – Jan 2010

4 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Mass Market Paperback, Jan 2010

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Save £20 on with the aqua Classic card. Get an initial credit line of £250-£1,200 and build your credit rating. Representative 32.9% APR (variable). Subject to term and conditions. Learn more.

No Kindle device required. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet and computer.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your e-mail address or mobile phone number.

Product details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin Books; Original edition (Jan. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0373774346
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373774340
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 1.8 x 16.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,609,713 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Inside This Book

(Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Excerpt | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See all 4 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Format: Mass Market Paperback
this is the third and final book in victoria dahl's 'Tumble Creek' series (book 1 is "talk me down; book 2 is "start me up").

SYNOPSIS: After a rough childhood with a mother who liked her men in prison-jumpsuit orange, Jane changed her name, her look and her taste for bad boys. So why is she lusting for William Chase with his tattoo-covered biceps and steel-toed boots? The man blows things up for a living!
She gives herself one explosive, fantasy-filled night with Chase. The next day it's back to plain Jane and safe men.
But when her beloved brother becomes a murder suspect, it's Chase who comes to her rescue. And Jane discovers that a man who's been around the block knows a thing or two about uncovering the truth..

i have enjoyed this series, but this for me was the best of the three books.they are all fairly easy lighthearted reads, though i feel this one perhaps packed a bigger emotional punch than the others.
furthermore,after reading the previous book i already had a preconceived idea of what Jane was going to be like,but boy was i wrong!!!she has a seedy past and is so unsure of her own worth and identity, it made her more likeable to me.the male lead,Chase, was most definately the hottest male of the series!i must also add that the sex scenes in this book were way better and hotter than in the others.
i think i enjoyed the whole dysfunctional vibe to this book.everyone had a sketchy past and most characters a present one two.they were really an odd bunch.i must say that grandma olive was my favourite secondary character by far-i rolled with laughter with some of the things she came out with!
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Book Gannet TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 15 Jan. 2010
Format: Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase
Jane Morgan is a good girl. Efficient and competent, she runs Jennings' architectural firm with ease, and she loves her job. So when she's attracted to Chase - a big, tattooed guy who blows things up for a living - she's horrified. Because he's just the type of guy she went for ten years ago, when she was Destiny Alexis, and Destiny was not a good girl.

But it's almost her birthday, and Chase is so very tempting. Surely one night wouldn't be too much to ask? Except one encounter is not enough for either of them. Then Jane's brother gets into trouble, and Chase is still around, proving that appearances might not be everything after all.

The third and final of Dahl's Tumble Creek series (Talk Me Down, Start Me Up) actually focuses on Aspen, and Quinn's (Start Me Up) strict secretary. Except Jane's appearance is fake. She's a woman with needs and she's not afraid to admit to them - even if she can't face anything else about herself. Not only does Jane have a past, but she also has issues. Tonnes of them, and events conspire to make her face them.

Not that Chase minds. As a man with a few hang ups of his own, he's perfect for Jane. In fact he's just perfect. Sexy, successful and sensitive, he deserves medals for his patience and understanding, because Jane is horrible to him. Still, it's nice to read a character with healthy self-esteem without additional arrogance. And somehow Dahl manages to make Jane sympathetic, even at her most shallow moments. The way she unravels Jane's troubles and puts her back together is beautifully done.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By josie82 TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 7 Feb. 2010
Format: Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase
Office manager Jane Morgan is happy with her sedate and proper life. Having endured a difficult childhood, she's managed to leave her past behind her and become a professional and prim woman. All that changes the moment that William Chase walks into the office. Big and sexy with tattoos covering his impressive biceps, Chase is exactly the kind of man that Jane promised herself she would avoid.

Jane isn't Chase's usual type either but there's something about her that just makes him want to ruffle her feathers. When Jane agrees to one explosive date, Chase is thrilled. But he soon realises that she's not all she seems and realises they could be perfect for each other - if only he can get her to agree.

This is the third and last of Dahl's Tumble Creek series after Talk Me Down and Start Me Up. While the characters from those books do make brief appearances in this one, it easily stands on its own so you don't have to have read the first two to understand and enjoy this one.

I have enjoyed the Tumble Creek series although if I'm honest I thought this was the weakest of the three. There was the usual wit, romance, heat and sex but I just felt that there wasn't the same sparkle as with the first two books.

Chase is a great hero - who doesn't want a big, strong man with a heart of gold? Jane was also a good character and although I did feel sympathetic towards her, I did feel that it took her too long to get her stuff together. The way she continually dismissed Chase because of his appearance did make me wonder why he stuck around at times!

In the end though, this is still a fun and very engaging story. If you like your romance with a little bit extra then I would recommend this and the first two books in the Tumble Creek series to you. 4 stars.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) 95 reviews
33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
C'mon and Lead Me On... 20 Dec. 2009
By Michelle R - Published on
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Disclosure: I'd like to mention that I won a paperback copy of this book, but have pre-ordered a copy for Kindle as well, in order to get it in my preferred format.

Jane is the very model of a cool, calm professional. Even a bit of an ice queen. She meets Chase, a large tattooed man, and he asks her out, even though they seem an unlikely match. The truth is that Jane comes from a dysfunctional background, and she spent her teen years acting out based on this - being the life of the party. After having turned her life around and distancing herself from the person she used to be, Chase appears to be the last sort of man she would want to date, or at least the last person she would want people to know she's dating. At first glance, he might be what she wants, but he's not what she needs. However, romance novels are about what happens after the first glance.

The secondary plot is about her brother getting into trouble with the law and her efforts to help him.

I'm on record as being a fan of the author and the other books in the Tumble Creek series. Jane also appears in Start Me Up. Lead Me On, in my opinion, is by far the best one in the series for readers who don't find sexually experienced heroines a deal breaker. Ms. Dahl, and I admire this greatly, seems to make it a priority to allow all of her heroines to have healthy libidos and varying degrees of interest in sex in things likes having fun in public places or the occasional spanking, restraints, etc. These things are not usually the main point of her books, and I don't want to give that impression, but I want to say I find it refreshing whenever a heroine is allowed to be something other than virginal, repressed, or shy to the point of it being a disability.

While Jane projects a more sedate persona, underneath and in the right circumstances her libido is healthy and she knows what arouses her. Jane has a "past." The reasons for Jane's actions in her youth were not usually healthy ones, even her thoughts at the beginning of her relationship with Chase show that she still has some of the negative thoughts about herself on display. However, and this is what I love, the author allows her to remain lusty, even a bit wild while in a relationship that's actually good for her. Perhaps because of her teen rebellion, she knows what she wants and isn't afraid to ask for it, and she finds a genuinely good man who doesn't judge her for the bad choices she made in the past. To paraphrase Bo in Bus Stop: if you love someone as they are today, what do you care how they got that way?

The scene where she makes Chase her birthday present is legitimately sexy, as is a scene in the parking lot of a local bar. Also, not for nothing, but I like a hero who is successful, but also down to earth, and - yes - I like tattoos. And I like that Jane found a way to embrace what was good about her past, while still celebrating the person she is today.

When I look at the three Tumble Creek books, I notice that her characters are not duplicates. The women all seem to like to get soused, and all show naughty streaks, but we have an erotica writer, a mechanic, and a personal assistant, and they're each unique. Of the heroes, we have an alpha male chief of police, a slightly geeky architect, and a guy who picked his line of work so he could blow up things. Also, diverse.

My secondary plot with her brother was needed to make the rest of the book work, but this was also the weak point for me. Even though he was acting out in his own way, and the main story deals with repercussions of the heroine's own past rebelliousness, I can't honestly say I sympathized with him much at all.

However, this is the pick of the Tumble Creek litter!

5 stars
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
My Favorite Of The Group 28 Dec. 2009
By Amazon Customer - Published on
Format: Mass Market Paperback
If you've read the previous book "Start Me Up" you'll recognize Jane as Quinn's ultra professional secretary. She's just as organized and cool as she seemed in the last book, but now we get a little insight into what makes her tick.

Chase is working with Quinn on a residential project and meets Jane when he goes to the office. He hits on her as a whim but Jane turns him down. He ends up giving her his business card in the hope she might change her mind and give him a call. When Jane gets a little tipsy out with a friend she ends up giving herself an early birthday present and gives him a call.

Jane was an interesting character. Her snobbery and prejudices made her a little hard to like, but the way that she owns up to her views and admits they're not valid made it easy for me to sympathize with her. She had a really hard time growing up and started acting out as soon as she hit puberty. At the time she didn't care what she was doing or what people thought, but after she changed her life she hid who she used to be and didn't want to be involved with anyone or anything that might associate her with the kind of girl she used to be.

The author definitely didn't spare Jane from her mistakes growing up. Her actions were described but they were never excused. It was up to the reader to decide their own opinion of it. I cannot think of a single other heroine I've read with a past quite like this. I loved that the author a chance and didn't sugarcoat Jane. I really liked her character and appreciated what she was able to build after having sunk so low.

Chase was a less in depth (though no less endearing) character. Even though he had a past of his own and issues with his dad he was a much more stable adult. He moved past the problems that he had in life and became comfortable in his own skin. I was pretty surprised about Chase and Jane's past association. How hard to be around someone who hasn't just heard about your worst but has seen it in person. I was glad they were able to move past it.

Chase and Jane were pretty perfect together. They really seemed like they fit together. I liked that Chase finally drew the line and wouldn't let himself be used anymore. I liked that he was able to indulge her wild behavior but also able to help her finally move past her low opinion of herself. This book really did a good job illustrating that you can't judge a person by how they look on the outside. I loved every time Chase popped up with another fact about himself that made Jane feel foolish for her assumptions.

I do have to mention one thing that bothered me though. What was the deal with everyone thinking that someone with a tattoo had to be low class? I totally understand Jane's view on it, and she admits that she has issues that make her classify people like that, but what about everyone else? When Jane starts having issues Quinn immediately jumps to some pretty harsh conclusions about Chase that seem to be based on how he looks. Also when Ben (hero of "Talk Me Down") meets him at the end it makes mention of him reacting to the tattoos. Where exactly are they living that tattoos are only on criminals and poor/low class people? I just find it odd that everyone in the book seems like they would be shocked if a rich person in a suit flashed a tattoo.

Great book and I can't wait to read another by this author!
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Heroine made me crazy 26 Feb. 2010
By Natalie S - Published on
Format: Mass Market Paperback Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
Jane has tried to leave her upbringing and white trash roots behind. She has changed her name and strived very hard to be a productive citizen. She works at a sedate job and does nothing that would bring any attention to her or her name. The men she dates are men that have no hidden secrets or skeletons. And then she meets a motorcyle riding tatooed hottie named Chase. Chase asks Jane out but of COURSE she turns him down -- he is too bad boy for her. But that doesn't stop her from going to Chase and using him for her own satisfaction. Not only that, but Jane continues to use him over and over. Did Chase have a choice. He did. See, Chase found Jane to be one of the most beautiful and enchanting women he had ever met. He wanted her -- warts and all but Jane just couldn't let go.

Because of her position on being with Chase and the fact that she used him blatantly throughout the book, I hated her character. More than once I prayed that Chase would tire of Jane and her "issues" and tell her to take a leap. There was nothing that could redeem this high maintenance woman and sad to say, she ruined the entire book and I can't see myself ever reading it again.

Natalie S. for Amazon Vine
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By SJ - Published on
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I liked nothing about this book...ESPECIALLY the selfish and judgmental heroine. She constantly gives herself over to her "trashy" side, all the while turning her back on and thumbing her nose at her slightly seedy family and past. She did not deserve the hero and I have no idea why he even wanted her, besides their energetic monkey sex. Also, this book moved at a snail's pace with WAY too much of the heroine's inner pondering and the Audible narrator was as annoying as the heroine she portrayed. Total waste of time and money.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
A flawed heroine, for a change. 7 Jun. 2010
By Ridley - Published on
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I think that the question of whether or not someone will like this book depends on how they read romance.

If you read a romance for the hero and like to place yourself in the heroine's shoes, or if you like to imagine the heroine could be your best girlfriend, then this book would be a stinker for you. If you read romance with an equal eye towards the hero and heroine for the story rather than the escape, then the heroine becomes a complex character rather than an exasperating head case you want to cut out of the loop.

Jane Morgan is a secretary. She is currently the fierce gatekeeper for and partner in Quinn Jennings' architectural firm in Aspen. Armed with a conservative hairstyle and a no-nonsense sweater twinset, she is the very embodiment of respectability and upward mobility.

Which is why the blue-collar excavator Billy Chase is intrigued by Jane at first. Why is Miss Prim and Proper staring at his tattoo and checking out his chest? When he asks her out to dinner and she eventually accepts he figures she's slumming it and he'll get to show her how to let loose.

As it turns out, however, Jane is not at all what she seems, or what she wants people to see. Her brother's been arrested on a DUI, is caught with the contents of a few women's purses and subsequently ends up a murder suspect. Supporting her mom and ex-felon stepfather through this ordeal is the first chip in her middle-class facade. She can't support them and pretend she's not descended from what she considers trailer trash.

So, the focus of the novel is not the mystery plot (and thank god) or even the romance, really, it's about Jane learning to love herself. Because she truly does hate herself and you can't love someone else when your head's in a bad place like that. She starts off blaming her mother for being a prison groupie, moving town to town marrying men in prison for life and conceiving Jane in a conjugal visit trailer. Then she blames her convict father for promising the world in his letters to her, then never making contact with her after he was released when she was 12. And, finally, she blames herself for being a trashy pre-teen and teen attention-starved slut who drank, drugged and indiscriminately screwed her way through her teen angst.

While watching her treat Chase like meat was exasperating at times, it was still understandable. She hadn't forgiven herself for her young mistakes. Jane Morgan wasn't comfortable being Dynasty MacKenzie and accepting that who she was then was part of who she is now. Pushing Chase away as marriage material because he's blue collar is wicked snobby, but if she still blames her working class life for all her problems, how could she react any other way?

As a result, Chase ends up playing the role traditionally occupied by the romance novel heroine. He's the patient lover willing to wait her out while helping her conquer her demons with the Power of Love®. We see through his relationship with his alcoholic father that Chase is no stranger to complicated people and dependent behavior. He's not Jane's doormat, but he's laid back enough to give her the space she needs while she figures her own head out, and that means letting her use him sometimes.

This was definitely the strongest book in the trilogy. There's no real suspense sub-plot to detract from the deeply emotional plot. The focus is squarely on Jane and her romance with Chase. I didn't like Jane, she was definitely too tough and broken for me to want to befriend her, but she was a fully-formed character and I enjoyed reading about her redemption all the same.
Were these reviews helpful? Let us know

Look for similar items by category