Long time favorite now an e bookI have been waiting for the e release of Hoodwinked one of my favorite Palmer Books for a long time I am not going to detail the plot as it is hard to discuss the plot without spoilers and the surprises are half the fun of this storyMaureen and Jake are the young virgin and experienced older man that Palmer readers love and there are some really nice twists that make this one special I wanted a uick mindless read and that is what this book offered But it was so cheesy The young single secretary falls for the rich boss only the boss has been away for a long time so no one really nows what he looks like The boss goes undercover as a mechanic and that is how she falls for him He reveals to her his true identity and they go for a ride in his rolls Royce buy a 2 caret diamond ring buy a big house complete with servants and have a baby Most books don t have all this happen in 219 pages It was an easy read And I would say it was relatively pg on the love scenes Not a whole lot of detail in there 3 Stars Maureen is a newly promoted secretary for a large aircraft manufacturer She s incredibly shy and inhibited finding it difficult to make friends and terribly lonely since her parents death six months ago She s never seen the owner of the company but she learns he s on his way back from South America an extended year away and he s not a happy man The Faber Jet has failed it s first test flight and it looks very much like sabotage There s a new mechanic at the plant where Maureen works and he s sparked her interest Caught st. Tagonistic mechanic but is shocked to find herself seduced by the stranger But the mechanic has a secret that will shock her even.
Two characters who cannot be opposites Jake is experienced in life work and experiences all Guitar Makers: The Endurance of Artisanal Values in North America kinds Maureen has no experience at all Isn t it interesting how that is such a turn on for Jake I was expecting something dramatic like the heroine got hurt or something like that But apparently Diana Palmer didn t grant my wish for now It s been a while since I read Diana Palmer s book and I think this one s uite good Though I don t really like the hero Jake sind of annoying and I don t think his apology is enough to his way But then again Diana Palmer s heroine always forgive easily Maureen s typical Palmer s girl so it doesn t really surprise me Now I m running out of Diana Palmer Aaargh 15 stars Sweet shy secretary falls in love with her boss only she doesn t now he is the owner of the company She thinks he is a simple mechanic She falls for him and they get engaged But when truth comes out Maureen feels unsure She loved Jake the mechanic but she is not sure she can be the proper wife of a dynamic tycoon I loved both hero and heroine Jake was an alpha but gentle hero and Maureen a warm sweet heroine I loved the angst towards the end Like Maureen i was frustrated Jake was such a workaholic and that he wouldn t say he loved her but the ending was super adorable Jake totally redeemed himself and he became a great husband and father Work is not everything not even closeWhat a pleasant surprise this book brought The single woman that brought such naivete to a successful wealthy businessman who had never married and who finds out what love is all about Maureen Harris is a professional secretary for the MacFaber Corporation a company that manufactures jets After a plane is sabotag.
Inally a baby boy who turns this family into a complete Healthy this calls for a loving seuel perhaps with a beautiful daughter play I picked up this book because my brother s an airplane mechanic and I thought I d send it to him for a laugh First though I read the storyHelloooooo alph hole hero As readers of Smart Bitches Trashy Books now alph hole is short for alpha male asshole And is Jake Edwards ever an alph hole He s verbally rude and mean he creeps her out and stalks her and he manhandles her whenever he starts to feel lusty While he changes a bit by the end of the book he s still 90% turdDefinitely not one of the better romances I ve read HoodWinked is the story of Jake and MaureenMaureen is a recluse who works as secretary for the MacFaber corporations a jet manufacturing company She is well liked however spends her time mostly alone with her pet parrot BagwellWhen a plane is sabotaged she suspects the new mechanic and her name neighbor Jake of espionage not nowing he s her boss and suspects her of the sameThe first half of this book was FANTASTIC I loved the slow chemistry and banter between the h and H we had the mean heroinnocent heroine falling for one another loads of hairy chest loving and yes a full frontal lovemaking scene All was well until the identity reveal in the last 34th when the hero starts behaving like an ass and suddenly the issues are magically resolved and we are at the end If not for the last part of the book and if I had got a good grovel this would have been a 5 star for sure because this had a great startSafe355. Ed Maureen decides to spice up her life by conducting her own investigation She is suspicious of the company's newest and most an.
Susan Kyle1romance authorSusan Eloise Spaeth was born on 11 December 1946 in Cuthbert Georgia USA She was the eldest daughter of Maggie Eloise Cliatt a nurse and also journalist and William Olin Spaeth a college professor Her mother was part of the women's liberation movement many years before it became fashionable Her best friends are her mother and her sister Dannis Spaeth Cole who now has two daughters Amanda Belle Hofstetter and Maggie and lives in Utah Susan grew up reading Zane Grey and fell in love with cowboys Susan is a former newspaper reporter with sixteen years experience on both daily and weekly newspapers Since 1972 she has been married to James Kyle and have since settled down in Cornelia Georgia where she started to write romance novels Susan and her husband have one son Blayne Edward born in 1980She began selling romances in 1979 as Diana Palmer She also used the pseudonyms Diana Blayne and Katy Currie and her married name Susan Kyle Now she has over 40 million copies of her books in print which have been translated and published around the world She is listed in numerous publications including Contemporary Authors by Gale Research Inc Twentieth Century Romance and Historical Writers by St James Press The Writers Directory by St James Press the International Who's Who of Authors and Writers by Meirose Press Ltd and Love's Leading Ladies by Kathryn Falk Her awards include seven Waldenbooks national sales awards four B Dalton national sales awards two Bookrak national sales awards a Lifetime Achievement Award for series storytelling from Romantic Times several Affaire de Coeur awards and two regional RWA awardsInspired by her husband who uit a blue collar manufacturing job to return to school and get his diploma in computer programming Susan herself went back to college as a day student at the age of 45 In 1995 she graduated summa cum laude from Piedmont College Dest GA with a major in history and a double minor in archaeology and Spanish She was named to two honor societies the Torch Club and Alpha Chi and was named to the National Dean's List In addition to her writing projects she is currently working on her master's degree in history at California State University She hopes to specialize in Native American studies She is a member of the Native American Rights Fund the American Museum of Natural History the National Cattlemen's Association the Archaeological Institute of Amenca the Planetary Society The Georgia Conservancy the Georgia Sheriff's Association and numerous conservation and charitable organizations Her hobbies include gardening archaeology anthropology iguanas astronomy and musicIn 1998 her husband retired from his own computer business and now pursues skeet shooting medals in local state national and international competition They love riding around and looking at the countryside watching sci fi on TV and at the movies just talking and eating out