36 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ANOTHER BRILLIANT READ!
I read the JR Ward paranomal vimpire series - The Black Dagger Brotherhood series. I was reading the Insiders Guide (a companion to that series) when I found that the Warden writes in a different pen name and I couldn't be HAPPIER! So I instantly logged onto amazon, found this book and An Irresistible Bachelor and ordered them both.
This is the first book of...
Published on 24 Nov 2009 by dream_shop_world
2.0 out of 5 stars A forgettable book
Not the worse I have read by a long shot, but the book did not make my bookcase for a re read at a late date, it only made the charity shop donation box.... It never really got me turning pages like this author normally does, but saying that, it was still ok, just not as good as I have come to expect from her
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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ANOTHER BRILLIANT READ!,
This is the first book of the two and you won;t be disappointed! I know I wasn't. If what you're expecting is a warm, happy reading of romance - this is it! It's basically a story of John Smith, the bodyguard, who Grace, the famale protaganist, has assigned to her because of the death of fellow socialites - SHE MAY BE NEXT! Grace doesn't want John around because she had met him a few days earlier at a gala and he happened to kiss her. Grace meets him the second time when she is at her best friend's house (Carter, from Hearts of Gold). So the story progresses with tension as John tries to avoid complicating things by giving into his desires for Grace and Grace is working at understading these desires of hers.
There are warm, short and steamy scenes, (not harlequin type) I wouldn't think, but great. The interaction between Grace and John is wonderful - their fight scenes are brilliantly written. You grow to understand Grace and John as characters and I think that the Bird wirtes the story very well - I love how John fights his attraction for Grace but ends up giving in and how they fall in love - so SWEET! We're also introduced to Jack Walker - a friend of Grace's, who will have the next book I've mentioned (An Irresistible Bachelor) with Grace's half sister, Callie (who's also introduced in this book). Can't wait to the read that book when it arrives! I've read these kinds of stories before but they don't get tiring. I suggest you read this book first if you want to read the second but you don't really have to - they can stand alone, but I prefer it this way.
Jessica Bird (AKA JR Ward) is a brilliant contemporary romance writer, although I much prefer her paranormal series. It just can't get better than that at the moment!
Will buy Hearts of Gold and Leaping Hearts by Jessica Bird since this book has lived up it its expectations! Go Jessica Bird!
24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You MUST read this one!,
Grace Woodward Hall, soon to be the former Countess von Sharone, is in the direct line of fire of a serial killer. The Times ran an article stating the names of the six most prominent women in New York. The article had been found beside the body of the first socialite.
John Smith agrees to be her personal bodyguard. Grace deals with John giving many of her hired personnel (such as a daily maid, a driver, contractors, etc) long vacations and putting his own men in place. She even deals with him moving into her penthouse, even though there is only one usable bathroom (since the contractors were not finished with the guest bath). But she was having a very hard time keeping her attraction to John stamped down. Then there is the stress of her work. Since her father died she has taken over as head of the Hall Foundation. Her father had groomed her for the position since childhood. However, there are a few old timers on the board who believe she should stop down and give the President and CEO position to Lou Lamont. Add to all this, stress of her pending divorce, her mother's harping, and more of her friends dying! And since Grace has never backed down from anyone or anything, she refused to cringe at ANY of this, including John's overbearing attitude!
John cannot help but love the feistiness Grace keeps sheathed in social politeness. For the first time ever he finds himself becoming emotionally attached to a client. That could be fatal. Yet he is unable to leave her safety in the hands of anyone else. After all, he IS the best!
***** Author Jessica Bird has a life long fan in me! This is the perfect blend of romance and suspense! From the beginning to the end I found myself eager to see what surprise would turn up next. If you are a fan of Sandra Brown, Stella Cameron, and Jayne Ann Krentz, then you MUST check out this author! *****
Reviewed by Detra Fitch of Huntress Reviews.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic read.,
This book moved along at a great pace and the characters came alive.
John Smith is a bodygaurd with a difference. He has a secret past and is the best. He has been hired to protect Grace from the threat of a maniac who is killing her freinds in order of an article they all appeared in. Grace was the last to be featured in that article and John must protect her until this serial killer is caught.
I have to say that i figured out who done it and was not surprised when it was revealed at the end. But despite this i still enjoyed the book and have already ordered one of the accompanying books in this series.
5.0 out of 5 stars very addictive,
This review is from: An Unforgettable Lady (Paperback)This is my second book that I have read by J.R. Ward. There are two books in this series. An irresistible bachelor that I have read and reviewed and this book An Unforgettable Lady. Both books are totally addictive. I have only just found the author J.R.Ward, so unfortunately I have not read The Black Dagger series, but I would love to read them at some point.
An Unforgettable Lady is about a wealthy Heiress Grace Hall who hires bodyguard John Smith. Grace has hired John smith who has worked as a personal security specialist with Black Watch Ltd, as they had handled everyone from statesmen, to financiers and international figures. Grace decided to hire John Smith due to her father's death and she thinks that she is next on the list. When Grace's father died he left Grace almost a billion dollars in his will as well as his title president and CEO of the Hall Foundation. John knows when you are a professional bodyguard it needs to be all business, but he is finding himself falling for Grace Hall, and Grace knows under John's tough image he is a hot seductive guy and she can not help her self falling madly in love with her personal bodyguard. I hope that many readers will enjoy this rich powerful novel as much as I have. I would like to wish all readers a very happy reading what ever you are reading today. I have a review about An Unforgettable Lady on ireadnovels wordpress com
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it.,
This review is from: An Unforgettable Lady (Kindle Edition)I really like the way the woman writes. The books are easy to read. I have bought about 11 books from this author in the past 3 months. I recommend them all. Thank you very much.
5.0 out of 5 stars A nice read, as expected from JR Ward.,
This review is from: An Unforgettable Lady (Mass Market Paperback)Well, I'm not a fan of romance (this genre of writing) but since I like JR Ward a lot and her amazing BDB series, I gave this reading a chance.
I wasn't disappointed. The plot is addictive and keeps you glued to the book until its very end.
I would recommend this book for a holiday reading or something. It's entertaining in the way only JR Ward knows how to do. Just don't expect the mind-wrecking intensity seen in the BDB series.
I would recommend it indeed*
2.0 out of 5 stars A forgettable book,
This review is from: An Unforgettable Lady (Mass Market Paperback)Not the worse I have read by a long shot, but the book did not make my bookcase for a re read at a late date, it only made the charity shop donation box.... It never really got me turning pages like this author normally does, but saying that, it was still ok, just not as good as I have come to expect from her
4.0 out of 5 stars an unforgettable lady,
This review is from: An Unforgettable Lady (Mass Market Paperback)I enjoy J R Ward as a writer and thought I would try one of her more romantic tales. This doesn't disappointment, high society woman meets security hard man.The plot is easy to follow, and with various erotic scenes, Ward lives up to her usual high standard of writing. I have read all the Black dagger brotherhood books and even though they will always be my prefered type of book, this was still a very good read.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing,
This review is from: An Unforgettable Lady (Mass Market Paperback)I've had this book recommended to me for some time by Amazon as I'm a big fan of JR Wards BDB books. It's taken me a while but I eventually ordered the book but I must admit I thought it was a big let down.
The 2 lead characters were quite annoying for me, constantly dithering and going over the same doubts/ worries again and again. I didn't think the introduction of Callie added anything to the story and the ending was tied up far to quickly and it wasn't that much of a shock.
This is one book that will be making its way to a charity shop and not my bookshelf
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars unforgeeable,
This review is from: An Unforgettable Lady (Mass Market Paperback)i have just finished this book .another good book by jr ward ,she really knows how to draw you into her books.
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