Thursday, August 4, 2011

Disappointmentville: Black Ties and Lullabies by Jane Graves

Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 561 KB | Release Date: July 2011 | Publisher: Forever

"Black Ties and Lullabies" by Jane Graves

My Book Summary : Bernadette (Bernie) has been Jeremy's bodyguard for the past 3 years, watching him pick up one blond bimbo after another, dealing with his casual attitude, flirty demeanor, and his ruthless business sense for way to long. So, after one attempt on his life that Jeremy doesn't take seriously (by her warnings before it happens) she takes her frustrations out on him right after she tells him that she quits. Well that just spikes Jeremy's frustrations too, since no one walks away from him without his say so. And it all leads to a powerful erotic encounter that neither of them expected, but right afterwards Bernie still walks away from him.

After weeks of calling Bernie's boss to get her to come back to work for him (even after offering more money) and getting turned down over and over, Jeremy is surprised to walk into his office and see Bernie there waiting for him with an unexpected surprise of her own ......... she's pregnant! She expects him to hand over all of his rights to the baby, as she believes she and the baby would cramp his style and he wouldn't want anything to do with them. Now Jeremy plans on doing anything in his power to prove to her how wrong she is....

My Book Review : 2.5 out of 5 stars. A sweet story about what love and family means to those who believe they would never have that for themselves. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes romance books about a couple who ordinarily you would not think they would work out together but in someways they are perfect together.

The reason I gave this book such a low rating was because even though I liked the main characters, I got really annoyed with how Bernie really doesn't try to put any effort in asking Jeremy to help her out. I mean some things I understood but even after he proves himself a little bit she still keeps him out of her life and any/all things to do with setting up the place for the baby. I mean it's like she never got a clue. Or even gave Jeremy a shot in seeing where things could be. Very annoying.

What saved this book from getting an even lower score was the last three chapters were GREAT!! I loved how this book turned out.

Another thing I did LOVE about this book was the banter between the main characters! ♥

Book Teaser(s) :
"What the hell do you think you're doing?" she said.
"Nothing you haven't been asking me to do."
"Asking you to do? Are you out of your freakin' mind?"
"If I am," he said breathlessly, "then stop me."
He smothered her lips with another kiss. He moved forward, one step, then another, until he'd backed her against the wall. She made a halfhearted move to shudder away, but he held on, kissing her until the room spun around her.
Stop him, stop him, stop him...
The words swirled around in her mind but never took hold. ~ within Chapter 3
"I can't believe this," he said, dropping the sack on the floorboard. "You laid a guilt trip on me for making you miss your date with a man who doesn't even exist?"
"But you didn't know he didn't exist!"
"That's not the point. You're the one who started all this by lying to me in the first place!"
"And you would have never known I lied if you hadn't tried to get in the middle of things!"
"Your fictitious boyfriend was obviously for my benefit," Jeremy said, "so what were you trying to do? Make me jealous?"
"If I was trying to make you jealous, then why did I tell you I thought Madeline was perfect for you? Wouldn't I want you not to leave with her?" ~ within Chapter 19

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