Tic parts were handled which I appreciatedI The Magnesium Factor feel in love with Grace She seems like a neighbor I would have Her personality was like that of a real person you would know Her job which she loves is a bit strange Funeral DirectorIind myself rooting or Sam even though he appears to be a pain in the ass as Grace calls himThe appeal of the book was really good I did not want to stop reading because the thoughts I had as to where the book was headed would change I wanted to cry at some parts laughed out loud at some and just plain wanted to beat the sense into someone at some points But isn t that what a great books make you want to doThe PlotGrace meets strange enters Sam has wow sex and leaves Grace then gets told she met the wrong stranger enters Jack Her life as she thought was normal up until the moment she met Sam She continued to see Jack though that is where I kinda was pulling or the poor guyThen her life kinds gets a little crazy broken washer machine looded basement getting in a wreck with company vehicle two employees who are alling The Summer House for each other AT work a relentlessather who does want to let go of the business he has handed down to her a sister who is on her case about bring a guy home to meet the Before My Heart Stops: A Memoir family one man she wants to bed and the other she can take to bed without any strings Okay exceptor the last two when have we had a day like that To much laundry cooking cleaning playing mom wife carpool employee and everything else in between I am raising my handThen she meets an older man who lost his wife and he teaches her about life and importantly loveThe Main PlayersGrace She is a doll I love her sense of pride in her job She wants to make sure she does better than her dad can ever imagined Just picture trying to please your The Yankee Club father and now picture it on top of trying to show him you can carry on aamily legacy I love her personality she is really a uite tame person but she does ight when she believes in something You will see On the aspect of how she views a relationship I tended to want to give her my shoulder to cry on and tell her all things you would tell a riend to get them going But she has seen death all her life people losing the ones they love over and over That would leave me a bit stale on love too I mean isn t that what we all want to The Catholic Home: Celebrations and Traditions for Holidays, Feast Days, and Every Day find our love and keep itorever At times I wanted to slap her and ask her what the hell she was thinking on some of the decisions she made but overall it worked Green Metropolis: The Extraordinary Landscapes of New York City as Nature, History, and Design for herSam He was a bit mysterious At one point early in the story my idea of him was that he was a loafer and didn t have much in life that got him going But then the story starts to unfold with the death of hisather being the trigger point The Magic Cake Shop for him We learn that heelt he never lived up to his ather s images of him He never got to prove himself to his dad which we all know in life sucks But they say the bigger the man the harder they allJack I included Jack in here because I was kinda pulling or him Jack is one of Grace s ellow Beauty is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability friends He is the reason she met Sam Grace teaches him about being a betterriend and he teaches Grace about going after what you want He is the one that made her see what she could haveThe UnexpectedThings unexpected well I m really thinking hereI didn t really expect to see Sam drink the way he did He wasn t a drunk or alcoholic but he used that as a crutch to his eeling about his ather Which I guess he character seemed stronger than that to me but like I said the bigger the man the harder they American Hunger: The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Washington Post Series fallThen there is the sister s rud affair I wasn t expecting that You will have to read to see what I am talking aboutThe PredictableThe only thing predictable was that she worked auneral home and you knew there would be talk of death That really was itSmut Factor There really was none that The sex scenes were descriptive I mean this is an erotic novel what would you expect and the book delivered But it wasn t like in your The Mother Zone face all the time which was nice The scenes were evenunWhat Pleased MeThe realness of the emotions coming rom Grace She is uneral director in a small town I grew up and still live in a small town AND people do talk Even people you think are you The Poke Cookbook: The Freshest Way to Eat Fish friends So her habit of payingor sex does not seem too outlandish I mean come on we all know in a small town who would want to date the person living with the dead Men are reaky that way And especially being that she is the son her ather would want to take over the business she is doing the best she know how to doWhat Displeased MeThere is really nothing even looking at the book now that I could The Somme: Heroism and Horror in the First World War find that displeased me at all about it The writing style of Megan Hart Iell in love with So sorry there was nothing about the book that I did not like If you Sicilian Lives find something that you did not like I would like to hear your thoughts on it pleaseCover Can you say OMG I mean come on My hubby even commented on it He asked if I was reading the book with the naked guy on theront I said YUP I love the simple colors white then the background black I love the Tattoo a Banana: And Other Ways to Turn Anything and Everything Into Art fact that it is the hotel door that takes up the cover leaves you wondering what is to come. From the one thing that would eventually cutar too deepBut Sam was a mistake Literally I signed on to pick up a stranger at a bar but took Sam home instead And now that I've Alice Oliver felt his heat his sweat and everything else can I really go back to impersonalLet's just hope he neverinds out about my other life.
He was terrified of was being one of the grieving the ones left behind So terrified was she that she didn t even consider having a boyfriend but chose instead to hire men The Protestant Temperament for dates and sexSo terrified that she and Sam get togetheror real on page 324It wasn t all that depressing Grace kept hiring Jack who was cute and they had un together or the most part I keep thinking if only Sam knew that the The Radiant Child first person to pay Jackor sex was Dan That would make or a very very interesting sceneOf course even before page 324 Sam kept popping up to be all unny and charming and persistent I The Internet of Us: Knowing More and Understanding Less in the Age of Big Data forgot about that Inexcusable on my part As I did his issues with hisamily and the guilt he carried that eventually came between him and Grace Ah that Sam and that Grace made me cry the bastards Good tears in the end though July 20144 starsThere are times when after only one book you know you have ound yourself a avorite author That is how I Tempting Eden felt about Megan Hart after reading Broken and soar I haven t been proven wrong I d never really gone deep into why I love her books I just knew they were awesome And uite Talking to Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles, frankly Hart s books usually get me so emotionally involved that I have no time or the wish to think about anything else Well Stranger was a bit different Regardless of the heroine s profession Iound it to be a little lighter than the other MH books I ve read and I managed to pinpoint what it was that I love so much about her book other than they re awesomeAll of the books were in the erotic romance category but they weren t Talking to Dragons focused solely on that part I m kind of used to that type of books to be almost completely about the romance but in Megan Hart s books I get than that Yes we meet the heroines at a point in their life when they meet their significant other or just a significant one but we also learn about every important aspect of their lives the people that matter to them and the peoplerom their pasts that made an impact on their lives Really they re books about women s lives with romance included And this is why I love reading themHere we got to meet Grace Frawley a Three Times the Love funeral director who prefers to pay men to sleep with her than to have a relationship Oh yes Grace led an interesting life Secret life I know I ve said that this was a bit lighter than what I m used torom MH but those parts that were about Grace s job were rather depressing no matter how much she told herself it was just work Dealing with people who have lost their loved ones can t be that easy neither can handling the dead There were different cases even odd ones and one that made me cry just when I thought this would turn out to be a book by Megan Hart that didn t make me shed a tear While I m on the topic of her business it was actually a business she took over The Drowning Man from herather It was a The Bride of Willow Creek fine example how some people meddle where they re not supposed to Sometimes I thought Grace had work cut outor her convincing her GREAT INVESTMENT, THE father theuneral home was doing okay than she had at her actual work ParentsThe reason I ound Stranger lighter almost un to read were the parts regarding Grace s secret The reason she started paying men to be with her made me The Lively Art of Writing feel bador her but I really liked Jack the man she started to regularly hire If you have read Dirty you ve already met Jack Dan and Elle actually were the ones that got him to consider this line of work Speaking of past characters you might remember Sarah or Sassy rom Broken she starred in one of Joe s stories She was here too With Jack I really like how the author makes these characters reappear Anyway Jack was sweet and his and Grace s dates were un Now to the romantic interest Sam Stewart You may have already guessed he s related to Dan and you d be right they re brothers They actually reuired Grace s services so we got to see of Dan and Elle too But before they met there Grace and Sam had spent the night together He was a mistake One that came back Sam was a musician so he kind of had me on his side rom the start I have a soft spot or artistic types But Grace who renounced relationships was not so easy Their romance was a very slow burn but I loved it I ll always remember Grace saying his name Usually it was Oh Sam Now get your out of the gutter it wasn t like that this was actually sweet And of course this wouldn t be a Megan Hart book if those two hadn t given me some heartache In act at one point they made my heart stop but in the end this is a romance so it all worked out As much as it can work out in a MH novel No matter how they end I always ear what happened after the book ended but Grace Sam I think they ll make it work Fingers crossedThere were some other people involved in the plot their stories interwoven like only Megan can do and is best to experience irsthand All I can do is say that I love the stories she writes and the way she writes them The end My Thoughts FirstNow remember I have not read Broken or Dirty yetAnd this is my irst book without any paranormal activity since I don t remember how long With that being said I can say this book was awesomeIt is an erotic novel but it had a hint of class about the way the ero. Have a clue I carry this little secret so close it creases up like the olds of a an Tight Personal Ready to unravel in the heat of the momentUnsurprisingly my line of work brings me The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness face toace with loss So I decided long ago that paying or sex would be one of the best and arousing ways to save myself.
STRANGER is now listed as one of my top avouritesstranger by megan hart is a beautiful story solely based on the realities of a spinster s mundane lifeHart manged to pull off an erotic yet emotional tale that would leave you breathless and wondering weather certain coincidences were actually Zero to Five: 70 Essential Parenting Tips Based on Science (and What I've Learned So Far) fateThe story basically revolves around gracetheamily Serenity Role Playing Game funeral home director a girl who s job demands that she remain solidindependent practical and on call at all timeforcing her to keep the world away during the day while only turning to seek comfort in the arms of an stranger by night i wouldn t know i was deadso why be afraid of it everyone diedeverybody went i wasnt afraid of going i was afraid of being left behind Jack our handsome blue eyed escort and sam the dark haired rock singer both played significant roles in the making of her characterbut so did every other secondary rolesevery chapter had a reasonan event or a decision that had realistic conceuences and i think that what i loved so much about this booki knowi haven t really opened up about the plot muchbut thats only because this book is the kind to be read rather than told RECOMMENDATION recommended to anybody wanting a good sit down realistic and emotional evening readmain genre smutromance and angst if ur in the moodor all rainbows and sunshinethis book is not really Save the Cupcake! for you 5 big starsor the latest addition to my Megan Hart library I started this book on the back of Hush Hush because I needed something moving emotional and sexy Tressed to Kill (Southern Beauty Shop, from an author who I knew could deliver and I was not disappointed Grace who runs her ownuneral home and pays Tressed to Kill for sexor the sole reason that she sees so much grief and loss she doesn t want to have to go through that if she becomes involved with someone and becomes the one left alone I can understand that I can see exactly where she s coming rom and if I worked in that environment maybe I d eel the same Jack The Dancer Who Flew: A Memoir of Rudolf Nureyev from the earler book Dirty works as an escort and whilst waitingor Jack one night Grace inadvertantly hooks up with Sam and so begins the story of how Jack starts to all or Grace of how Grace slowly starts to all or Sam and how ulitmately Grace comes to terms with her inner turmoil If only it were that simple thoughAs with all of Megan Harts books there is a totally separate story involving amily both immeadiate and external I m including her staff hereissues running along side the main protags story and why is it that in every book a member of my amily rears their head in this book it was Graces Dad who could uite The Gingerbread Man and the Leprechaun Loose at School frankly be my own which put together with the choices and decisions that Grace and Sam make pull the reader along on an emotional bitttersweet journeyI love Megans observations of human nature and emotion I love the subtle little twists she puts in place and I love her scorching hot between the sheets action which is neither smuttycheap nor vulgar but really beautiful This story has a HEAor everyone I especially loved the HEA or Jack whose girlfriend Sarah made the crossover rom Broken All in all another winner The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School for me Ok so NORMALLY I don t even touch books like this because well they are sexually explicit and UNREALISTIC However I was on this website called paperspinecom and was picking booksor my ueue when I saw this book in the spotlight section So I let myself just put it on the list because I ll try anything onceYes I will admit it was sexually explicit but if you strip away no pun intended all the sex you ll actually The Cutting Room: A Novel of Suspense find a wonderful cast of characters and a really decent plot Jack Sam and Grace were ALL well constructed characters because I actually started really liking them all Grace was not a wimpy oh save me leading lady She actually had a level head on her shoulders and is uite realistic Sam our leading man is not only hot in my standards but also very deep He lost hisather and the way he gets uite emotional makes me actually eel something or him Jack the other leading man was unny and actually someone I could see myself spending time withThe thing is this book is not shallow or luffy It actually has some real things put in it that make it anything but one of those romance novels June 202045 starsI can t believe it s been six years since I read this book Strange I keep thinking I only discovered Megan Hart s books a ew years ago like three years our at the most Stranger even that Stranger almost remained one of the ew I haven t reread in recent times Then I reread Collide which prompted me to reread Reason Enough and that made me immediately pick up Stranger Weird how that goesSix years is a long time Plenty of time to orget contents of a book And boy did I The Cake House forget the contents of this book Big parts important parts The story managed to punch me in the gut aew times Out of nowhere I might add thanks to my poor memoryGrace She was afraid of being left behindDealing with the dead and the grieving The Essential Tantra: A Modern Guide to Sacred Sexuality families was in Grace s job description She considered it just her job she said she didn t let it get to her She seemed okay with death seemed at peace with theact someday it would be her body on the table What I pay strangers to sleep with me I have my reasonsBut they're not the ones you'd expectFor starters I'm a The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies, and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success funeral director taking over my dad's business Not exactly the kind of person you'd expect toork over cash or the lust and urgency only live skin to skin contact can create Looking at me you wouldn't.
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