I do love those Taggerts Okay this book was great! I loved how Sam may have apeared as a dowdy maid. But in reality she was beautiful and fun loving. Now a lot of reviewrs didn't like her and thought she was flacky and wondered why Mike didn't leave well enough alone when she turned him down so ofton. Okay let me break it down for ya... Her husband lied to her, cheated her out of a good life, and most of all made it seem like she was bad in bed when in reality he was spending his days in another bed with another woman. And before this her mother dies and she thinks it's her fault. Am i missing anything? Hell yeah she put up a wall against Mike. she wouldn't know this perfect (hott lol) STRANGER is only looking out for her and really really does care for her. Is Sam supposed to be phycic? I think not! Than Mike...it's said he should have gave up on her. Well if he would have left her life she never would have changed. She would have stayed dethached from the splendid things life has to offer. And it's not his fault he has alot of money. This is one of her best love stories and i'll admit the gansta stuff got a little tired but it was one of the best. Get with the program it's a good book... im done venting...lol
Funny book - my favorite romance novel What a great book. I've read this umpteen times. It begins with - yes - an improbable situation, but goes right into a situation where Mike sails into Sam's arms and they end up going at each other with (and here is one of the funny parts) "desire, need, and something even more basic." ;-) There are many gems such as that - and other very memorable situations. The best part of the book is the voice. Devereaux really likes these characters; I feel as though I know them too. / The flaw - and this is the 80 pages I skip - is the whole gangsta stuff. The whole Doc and Abby episode. It's just not as compelling. / The book gets five stars for Mike and Sam's relationship - which is one of the best I've seen in a romance novel. They really deserve each other - in a good way. I want a Mike too!not one of my favorites I've read many Deveraux books over the years and pulled this one out of my pile of previously read books to re-read. I had a hard time relating to a "heroine" that was so naive. She had no idea of the cost of her clothes and her not understanding the meaning of "passing the bar" was outlandish. She was supposed to be a computer whiz and really smart.
Michael had the fairy tail prince thing going, but the charmed life got a little annoying as well. He obviously had more money than he knew what to do with. And his loving family fit a little to conveniently to her story of needing one. It bothered me how many times he put himself out there only to have her reject him again.
The gangster element was wonderful. I began wishing that the entire book had been about Maxie and her life and only dipping occasionally to the present with Sam.