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This was basically a cookie cutter book It s a 100% bog standard un of the mill plot with absolutely no surprises and no juicy plot lines to make things exciting Just by Sitzungs-Berichte Der Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde Zu Berlin: Jahrgang 1893 (Classic Reprint) reading the dust jacket you can absolutely predict everything that ll happen In a word the book is boring There s nothing wrong with the writing style and the characters aren t too annoying but there s just no meat to it Even the Black Moment and theeconciliation were a snore And nobody got any comeuppance for their bad behavior at the end either On the whole I can t From Muslim to Christian Granada recommend this one as anything other than a completely mindless veg outeadview spoilerThe story opens with Carly working as Luis s housekeeper She s been working for him some undefined amount of time but it s long enough for her to have become well acuainted with Luis s manwhore ways We get a fun little montage of memories from Carly at the beginning where she ecounts how many times she s stumbled across naked supermodels in the house who were lying in wait for Luis And then there were all the times she s found abandoned lingerie in the pool or on top of the flagpole So yeah ight from the start we ve got no illusions about Luis s character up to this point in his life He hasn t been one of those alpha heroes who gets chased by lots of women but only has discreet affairs with a select few of them Nope Luis has been happily partaking of the wham baam thank you whatever your name is lifestyle For YEARS Luis actually says that women are as meaningless and interchangeable to him as the tires he used to get through during his Resonance of Suffering: Countertransference in Non-Neurotic Structures racing days Damn That s a dyed in the wool manwhoreight thereLuis is technically etired from acing but he Domesticating Drink: Women, Men, and Alcohol in America, 1870-1940 recently participated in a charityace during which he wrecked his car Lord Byron at Harrow School: Speaking Out, Talking Back, Acting Up, Bowing Out resulting in a shattered pelvis Theace took place in England which is why he s been stuck at his English manor house for weeks while he convalesces Ordinarily he prefers much exotic climates And since that is the case he and Carly have Teaching Machines: Learning from the Intersection of Education and Technology rarely crossed paths the whole time she s been working for him Now however they ve been in forced proximity for several weeks and it s about to get worseYou see Luis is so ungodly handsome apparently that he effortlessly and completely unconsciously casts a spell on every woman who enters his stratosphere so that they all inevitably fall in love with him even when he s being incredibly arrogant demanding and downight Sisi: Empress on Her Own rude The latest victim of this magical effect is Luis s physical therapist A no nonsense ultra practical stiff upper lip British woman who is appalled by her own lack of professionalism at allowing herself to fall for her client Luis has noticed her increasingly omnipresent blushes when she s around him and knows that yet another empty headed female has succumbed to his irresistible charms and he thinks less of her for it He too despises her lack of professionalism and he fires herThen he decides that Carly his housekeeperemember will now take over as his physical therapist Giving him thrice daily massages helping him through his exercises and swimming with him in the pool He insists it must be her No one else will do He s fed up with hormone addled bimbos who can t stop throwing themselves at him and since he s known Carly for a long time and she s proven esistant to his charms she s the best option He couldn t possibly you know hire a MALE physical therapist instead Nope it s Carly or bust Never mind that she s got no knowledge whatsoever about PT and DOES have a eal full time job of keeping his house in order Nope none of that matters Both he and his The Art of Slow Writing: Reflections on Time, Craft, and Creativity recently fired female PT insist that it isn t difficult to do the PT s job and that the she can show Carly what to do in just a matter of minutes And that smell youe noticing is all the bullshit lying around and getting trodden on by this The Life of Samuel Johnson ridiculous plot My sister is a PT and my sister in law is a massage therapist and both of them had to go through extensive training to do their jobs because you can absolutely injure someone if you don t know what the heck youe doing And considering that Carly s dream is to be a doctor and she spends all her time studying for her prep courses you d think that she of all people would efuse to perform these tasks without the proper training And it s absolutely hysterical that Luis tells Carly to just go ahead and hire a temporary housekeeper to do Carly s eal job while she s busy helping him with his PT Yep it makes total sense to hire someone to fill a position that s already filled so that the original employee can move over to do a task they A Wizard in Love re not ualified for instead of just hiring a PT in the first place And I d like to add the housework is never ever mentioned again after this So we don t know if she hired someone off page or if she and Luis were just happily letting the dust bunnies take the place overBut anyway now that plot contrivance has gotten us on the path we spend a few weeks first in England and then in the South of France with Carly giving Luis massages all the time and feeling embarrassed to be in a swimsuit in front of him See Carly is a curvy girl and she s got low self esteem because of her backstory Her mother always wanted to be a model but couldn t make it So when she was blessed with a naturally beautiful daughter Carly s sister she put all her love and focus on giving that daughter everything she wanted and needed to become a star while ignoring and belittling Carly Also when Carly was 16 she went to a party where she was sexually assaulted but not full onaped by a drunk ich boy Carly s mother convinced her not to eport the crime because it was Carly s word against the boy s and since his parents were Tigers in Normandy rich no one would believe her story which honestly is probably EXACTLY what would have gone down So those two factors have led Carly to want to do everything in her power to keep attention as far away as possible She deliberately dresses in shapeless clothes doesn t wear makeup and just fades into the background everywhere she goesWe get a few of Luis and Carly s interactions described but not manyeally Not enough to establish any kind of bond between them There s a lot of focus on how Carly is feeling either embarrassed by her body or embarrassed by her body s Presidential Secrecy and the Law response to Luis s proximity and hopes he hasn t noticed but nothing much in the way of conversation We don t get much of Luis s perspective but what little we do see doesn teally help the situation much In the beginning he found himself attracted to Carly and he was ather unflatteringly shocked at his own body s esponse He Hume on Religion refers to her as Miss Mouse and other eually derogatory things while mentally comparing her to all the other women he s slept with in the past and finding her lackingEventually the passion that has been building bubbles over in the massageoom and Luis is all set to have sex But then he says something insufferably arrogant and it yanks Carly back to Master Plots: Race and the Founding of an American Literature, 1787-1845 reality Sheeflects that Luis is way out of her league and City Schools: Lessons from New York rightly assumes that his sudden interest is just aesult of propinuity So she pushes him away He s completely thunderstruck that any woman could or would The Widow's Lawman resist him and demands an explanation Carly blurts out that she s a virgin and that makes her a freak as if it s something shameful Then sheuns up to her The Story Within room Luis follows her and she confesses to her almostape He insists that what she needs is not a trip to a therapist so she can work out her issues in a healthy way but ather a visit to Love Dr Luis s sexual healing ehab center She agrees to give it a shotThe next day Luis gives his staff the day off and prepares to seduce Carly the God Gave Me a Mulligan: A Journalist's Life in War and Peace right way by starting with dinner But Carly has gotten cold feet and started fretting about whether to call the whole thing off She s in heroom dithering when Luis comes to find her and basically just won t take no for an answer though it s not Elephant Slaves and Pampered Parrots: Exotic Animals in Eighteenth-Century Paris really a forced seduction Of course the. At her boss's beck and call Recovering from a terrible car accident worldenowned playboy Luis Martinez is bored grumpy and frustrated He's sick of nurses fussing over him so he fires the lot and

Ler Kendrick has an easy writing style with better than average characterisation The hero was typically flawed your average commitment phobic playboy but I like that he didn t pander to the heroine s insecurities If you don t like your appearance then change it but don t keep doing noth I expected it to be a cute harleuin insta love funny and sexy book But this was notSure the synopsis says its harleuin but the bad writing says something elseCarly connor is a poor girl she works for Luis who is a billionaire The American Academic Profession: Transformation in Contemporary Higher Education retiredace car driver She works in one of his hug mansions that he The Rise and Fall of the Biopsychosocial Model: Reconciling Art and Science in Psychiatry rarely visits But after the injury to his leg that leaves him needing bedest and physio he chooses the same mansion that carly works in spend his timeCarly plans on becomes a doctor once she has enough money to pay for the tuition So since Luis is irresistible all the ladies mainly the physiotherapists fall in love and fall out of clothes often So luis fires them all and appoints carly to give him his massagesAs any book they are attracted to each other And carly is a virgin So I liked the intimacy between each other One day when carly is giving him a massage one thing leads to another and carly gets scared and The Arena: An Offering to Contemporary Monasticism runs away So luis comes back to heroom after a long time coz he cannot wall so well and learns that carly is a virgin and has issues with her body They make a pact that they would have a physical Jewish Thought, Utopia, and Revolution relationship and no talks of love So as all the books carly falls in love and luis laughs it off So carly leaves himluis gives her the money to start her education which she takes and leaves Towards the end he comes back to her to her uni and professes his love for her Finally she does completes her medical degree and they marry The endNow what I didn t like about this book was luis being a dick most of the time Him telling carly to lose weight and pretty much saying she isn t good enough And carly just let s him use her as he seems fit and humiliate her when he wants to Not cool Unpopularating and A Kangaroo's Life review But I liked it Predictable and safe and not very long I loved both the h and H Both were extremely modern and gave each other space Carly is a sensible housekeeper biding her time until she has money to enrol into med school Luis is your non average alpha who is into caracing and thanks to an accident is currently ecuperating One fine day he asks his evasive housekeeper to be his masseuse basically because every other female masseuse would already be planning a marriage and babies with him Carly is shy yet she can totally talk back to this arrogant alpha Working in close uarters leads to hot sex and Carly loses her v card on the elentless persuasion of Luis Carly has some baggage that makes her Filosofía e inmanencia reserved Luis has some too that obv makes him a commitment phobe Some distance andeality checks later there is a sweet HEA I loved Carly She was smart and non clingy She was also a semi nerd I thought she was adorable and I loved her waspy The Monacan Indian Nation of Virginia: The Drums of Life replies to Luis incessant arrogant bully behaviour If you can call it that He was also a bit of a sweetie I wille ead this one Wish there were babies This eminded me of the Pygmalion story A playboy hero decides that he can take his plain jane innocent housekeeper and make her a sexy desirable confident woman Very entertaining great alpha male character sweet and vulnerable ambitious doctor heroine I loved that both hero and heroine are struggling in a very Murder in Gutenthal real character arcgrowth They both have issues but they face their demons and find the inner strength to overcome their dark past I would have given it 5 stars but an epilogue with no babies is a big no for me Luis Martinez is an adrenaline loving playboy who isecovering from a One of Our Thursdays Is Missing race car accident that broke his pelvis His skill with the women is evidenced by the fact that his physical therapist has just fallen in love with him and he s had to fire her So he brings in his plain staid mousy little housekeeper Carly Conner to oversee hisecovery She s worked for him for years and managed to hide her attraction to him but now that she s in close uarters he notices He a also intrigued why she hides her femininity why she has no sexsocial life and why she s still a virgin Since he s bored and grumpy he sort of makes her his project he shows her what sexual pleasure is like and teachers her how to be feminine but he s clear from the start that it s nothing than sex But while Carly has been learning all of this she s also learned a lot about Luis He s hiding just like she is to protect himself from getting hurt When their time together is over will he care that she s fallen in love with himSo after On the Field of Glory: an Historical Novel of the Time of King John Sobieski reading someeviews I was expecting a fluffy sort of Lassie Come-Home romancewhich doesn ting true in my experience with Sharon Kendrick And this didn t come across as fluffy at all The angst was subtle having to do with each character s progress and growth towards becoming The People from the Sea relationshipeady Carly thanks to Luis s attentions and her own St Lucy's Home For Girls Raised By Wolves realizations because of them goes from mousy plain shy to confident a little aware of her appearances and with enough backbone to walk away from Luis when he can t give her what sheealizes she deserves But I like that she didn t change completelywhen she left she left that glamorous stuff behind and just took the growth with her Luis also makes strides He isn t an asshole but he is also not a nice person He s blunt and pretty uncaring of how his words hurt Carly He s selfish and hedonistic and unapologetic about it all He starts out wondering how on earth he could be attracted to such a plain girl and then just olls with it determined to get her out of his system I liked how that selfishness sort of slowly melted away but was disappointed at how little introspection we get on his part Carly throws out her opinions about his lifestyle and when she s gone he changes them but there isn t enough of his eflection about it I also Mr. Majeika and the Dinner Lady and Mr. Majeika and the Music Teacher really liked the ending even with the separation and how Luis comes after Carly and puts things on her terms He doesn t sweep in and take over the way you d expect a guy like him to do He offers to walk away and says he s willing to work around her dreams and her schedule and the epilogue proves it I was so thrilled that Carly and Luis view spoiler did not have kids while she completed medical school She followed through with her dream and he supported her all the way hide spoiler SOMEONE PASS ME SOME BREAD ON A STICK IT S CHEESE FONDUE TIMEThis is everything I have been searching for in my Mills Boon adventures and Cheese Fluff Drama Character growth ACTUAL ROMANCE BETWEEN THE MAIN CHARACTERS This was wonderful Luis is a grumpy arrogant playboyace car driver He is Twilight of the Idols recovering from an accident and has to keep firing his physiotherapists because he s just so bloody attractive that they keep falling in love with him So what is he to do He tells his mousy housekeeper Carly to massage him and help him with his physical therapy instead Because there s nothing uite like having someone completely unualified helping you learn to walk againBut Carly has a secret She doesn t want to be a housekeeper forever She has hopes And dreams Guess what she wants to be A doctor And she also has a badawful past that has caused her to shy away from men So massaging Luis is a huge thing for her Oh and Luis thinks Carly is a plain old Jane so there s no way that he will fall for her while she is helping him heal view spoilerSurprise He s wrong hide spoiler 3 stars Rather a blandead with the heroine very self conscious of her body image Glad she Ninth City Burning (War of the Realms, refused to marry him until she was almost finished with med school A promisingomance The plot is almost the same with another HP long time ago well don t they all Anyway the hero s feeling was unbelievable I couldn t feel his happiness sorrow love basically it s flat So when suddenly he said I love you I olled my eyes big time I loved the heroine tho great story and great character. Ension between them grows When Luis whisks her away to his villa in the south of France how long will she be able to deny the temptation he posesespecially when he makes a second shocking propositio.

Sex is mind blowing and they get it on all nightLuis leaves her bed before dawn to slip back into his own oom so the servants won t know that he s banging the helpbut then he slips Chinaberries and Crows right back into heroom a few hours later before Carly can go down to breakfast because he s so hot for her again that he doesn t care what the servants will think if he s caught and tells Carly that she shouldn t eitherAfter this we fast forward through several weeks with just a paragraph stating that they ve been getting it on every night while supposedly having a nice time with each other during the day Too bad we never saw any of that elationship building time on the pageEventually he takes her out and gives her a Cinderella moment but it s late enough into their elationship that it doesn t feel tacky like it so often does in Blessed Are the Wicked romance novels Luis actually was attracted to her the way she was And it didn t bother him at all to be seen in public with her despite her unflattering and unstylish clothes It s only when Carly complains about feeling self conscious because she doesn t fit in with all the gorgeous people in Luis s set that he decides to buy her the clothes Luis wasefreshingly unsympathetic to Carly s self deprecating insecurities which I liked since I hate self deprecating heroines He told her straight up that he loved her body but that if she didn t then she should do something to change it not just sit around whining about it Too ightEventually Carly s sister sees a picture of Carly and Luis in a magazine and sends Carly an email demanding to know what s up Carly gives a generic esponse just saying that she s there in a professional capacity After weeks of allegedly being happy Carly knows that things will have to end soon She s thinking about it by the pool one day when Luis asks her what s up He too had been thinking it was about time to end their affair He had business to get to and he knew that the longer things dragged out the greater the chance that Carly would fall in love with him just like all the other women and he doesn t want that He indulges in a ather prolonged session of patting himself on the back as he eflects on what a great favor he s done Carly by sleeping with her That he d single handedly gotten her over her attempted ape and now she ll be able to go on to have a healthy elationship with some other man A fact that doesn t give him even the slightest twinge of jealousy or displeasure He then fully canonizes himself by deciding that he ll doing her another great favor by breaking things off with her before she develops feelings for him So when he addresses her uestions about what ll happen when they Reform, Red Scare, and Ruin return to England he makes it plain that their affair is at an end Carly is heartbroken because of this but hides itThen Carly s sister turns up unannounced andeally embarrasses herself by very obviously flirting with Luis Luis isn t tempted by the sister at all and neatly sends her packing when she starts fishing for a dinner invitation Carly walks her sister to the door and as soon as they Grauwacht re alone the sister makes disparagingemarks about Carly s new clothes and insultingly demands to know if she s been dumb enough to sleep with Luis She tells Carly that she s a fool to let Luis pump and dump her just because he s bored which is obviously all it would ever be to him with a girl like Carly Carly used to a lifetime of being belittled by her mother and sister and fresh from having Luis essentially break up with her doesn t stand up for herself at all Then she goes back to Luis and asks him if he was attracted to her sister He gets eally offended by her implication that he d turn around and bang her sister after becoming Carly s lover Even though he d given a very long and impassioned declaration about how men are physically incapable of being faithful to one woman and that he s got no ualms about sleeping with any and every willing female who at least possesses opposable thumbs You see Luis s tragic backstory is that his father cheated on his mother with her best friend This led to Luis s mother letting herself waste away in her grief and cause the OW s husband to commit suicide So since his father a man who had been married to his wife for over twenty years and claimed during that time that she was his soulmate could cheat every man must necessarily be a cheaterLuis in his outrage at Carly s accusation which she didn t actually make he essentially put the words in her mouth comes down on her like a ton of bricks Saying that she s a coward for not standing up for herself and not being brave enough to get out into society That she liked to think of herself as unattractive and of him as a manwhore because it was easier to go back to being unnoticed I didn t totally agree with his speech but he wasn t totally wrong eitherCarly is hurt by what he says but strikes back by calling Luis a coward too That he was hurt by his parents fiasco and didn t want to isk feeling any hurt again so he adopted the no love mantra for his life to avoid that possibility He basically tells her that she s got a long way to go before she could become a doctor of psychiatry because her conclusions are all bunk Then there s kind of a weird shift in the tone of the discussionfight when he offers to pay her the last bit of money she needs in order to start medical school immediately He then tells her not to bother Lies, Damned Lies, and History refusing out of some misguided attempt at pride because he could well afford the money and it wouldn t gain her anything toefuse itCarly agrees to take the money and decides to give him a gift in eturn And that gift is to declare her love This in her mind is an altruistic thing because she wants him to know that he s loveable not because of his looks or his money but because of who he is on the inside whoever that is since we didn t get to see it in this book He pretty brutally spits on her declaration and she uns off so he won t see her cryNext chapter picks up several months later Luis is bored and You Wouldn't Want to Be an Inca Mummy!: A One-way Journey You'd Rather Not Make restless but can t understand why He basically sits there wondering about his bad case of ennui for several minutes until it finally occurs to him that he misses Carly He then says that he knows what he wants but it s a big ask Then heaces off to Carly s medical school He ambushes her in front of some new friends she s made and asks her for a word When alone he declares his love and Carly tells him to get lost He persists for a while with her throwing up oadblocks and him battering them down until she finally admits that she still loves himThe epilogue picks up 6 years later with Carly having just graduated medical school We get a ecap of how they made their The Fashion Industry and Its Careers: An Introduction relationship work despite them being in very different social positions and Luis having financial investments all over the world while she had to stay in England They ve gotten married and we get a short description of how jealous Carly s sister was and how astounded her mother was at Carly s luck at landing aich man Neither of them cared a bit that Carly had put herself through med schoolAnd that s the end of the book Carly s mother sister and attempted apist get no comeuppance at all for their poor treatment of her which I thought was a missed opportunity The sister at least could have become a 3 dimensional character It wouldn t be hard to give her a few lines explaining that she too had been made to feel inferior her whole life because of their mother s obsession That she d had it drilled into her mind her whole life that her only worth lay in her looks That Carly was the smart one and that she herself shouldn t even bother trying to learn something But no that s too deep for this book The sister s just a shallow self involved twerpWe also never find out what happened to Luis s father and his lover which is irritating Did they live HEA together Or did their ole in the deaths of her husband and his wife poison their elationship Lame hide spoi. Emands his sweet innocent housekeeper massage him back to health Carly Conner has spent her life trying not to be noticed But now with her boss looking at her differently every day the tantalizing

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I was told off as a child for making up stories—little did I know that one day I’d earn my living by writing themTo the horror of my parents I left school at sixteen and held a bewildering variety of jobs I was a London DJ in the now trendy Primrose Hill a decorator and a singer After that I became a cook a photographer and eventually a nurse I waitressed in the south of France drove a

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