Matt Ryan wants to settle down to a peaceful life as a helicopter instructor at the local base. When he meets free-spirited antiques dealer Chelly Richardson and finds out she's homeless, well, he has to help. But her living in his pool house means the wild-at-heart woman who is stealing his dreams each night is just a bit too close….
Chelly is determined to pay back the man who helped her during one of the toughest points in her life. She will also save the straight-laced Marine from the disaster that is her by keeping her hands off his hot, hot body. But the more she tries to stay away, the more fate seems to shove them together. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Lieutenant Colonel Matt Ryan Mission: Keep things professional…no matter how hard—or hot—it gets! But her living in his pool house means the wild-at-heart woman who is stealing his dreams each night is just a bit too close… Chelly is determined to pay back the man who helped her during one of the toughest points in her life.
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I always have and, after reading Ms. Havens' book, love them even more. First, I loved Chelly - everything about her spoke as authentic and she was just a delight to read about.
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She's fiercely independent and wary of anything and anyone trying to snip her wings. I'm sure all of the independent ladies on the run out there can relate. Enter Matt, when they have a fated meeting and they both are trying to figure out what's happening between the two of them. Love happens, sparks flying and steam rising the whole time, but not without the conflict of Chelly trying to stay grounded with Matt, and with him trying his best not to be so controlling. Havens created a world so real, it was hard to read the end because I just wanted more story.
She doesn't leave anything hanging, wrapping up their love story with a big, sweet, red bow. I'm excitedly looking forward to other books by Ms. Havens and absolutely recommend giving this a thorough read. I was granted a promotional copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was under zero obligation to offer anything but my truthful thoughts on this book. Chelly is a likeable character with some self confidence problems that are definitely buoyed by others acceptance of her talents.
Her hesitance to trust Matt with her heart is understandable after her last relationship. So there are trust issues on both ends to deal with. Matt has some fun friends who definitely add to the story and make Chelly feel welcome. The language was on the simple side, and there were some slow parts for me, but Matt and Chelly definitely had some chemistry together, and there is a lovely happy ending.
This is the first novel I've read by this author and it was a quick, fairly well-written, easy read that didn't go in the direction I expected it would. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem.
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Return to Book Page. Luc Boudreau, Green Beret. Teach wilderness survival skills to city girl. Dangerously sexy… Luc didn't plan to spend his leave watching over a debutante. But a powerful congressman's daughter outranks him. Luc's dreading it—until he meets spunky Claire. Oh, are there things he can Subject: Oh, are there things he can teach this woman… Educating Claire fires up certain, ah, primal instincts, and his gorgeous pupil is a quick study. This hard-bitten soldier is falling hard for his feisty beauty, but will he be able to stay the course when the going gets tough for them?
Paperback , Harlequin Blaze, , pages. Published August 18th by Harlequin Blaze first published January 1st Claire Cook, Luc Boudreau. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Her Last Line of Defense , please sign up.
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Be the first to ask a question about Her Last Line of Defense. Lists with This Book. May 25, Auntee rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Fans of hot romance bordering on erotic. Holy cow, what in the blazes is going on with these 'Blazes'? When did they get so white hot? The last few of these titles that I've read have been pushing the bounds of erotic romance, and this little scorcher was no exception.
But I have to admit that I loved this short little read! Not only were the love scenes really, unusually hot , but there was a little story to tell as well, which always helps. And any time you have the hero speaking a Holy cow, what in the blazes is going on with these 'Blazes'? And any time you have the hero speaking another language Cajun French , as he whispers sweet dirty nothings to the heroine, I'm sold!
The plot is pretty simple. Congressman's daughter Claire Cook wants to travel to some dangerous, remote South American country in the heart of the Amazon, to help the people there and to honor her late mother who grew up there as a daughter of missionaries. Her Dad is against it, fears it's too dangerous for his sheltered daughter, and insists he'll make trouble for her unless she at least agrees to get some kind of wilderness survival training before going there. Luc Boudreau train her, or he'll mess with his career. Yeah, her Dad is a bit of a bully Tall, dark, and sexy Luc is reluctant--he's just gotten back from a mission and would like to spend some time in Louisiana helping out his family, but orders are orders, and he does happen to know a lot about surviving in the jungle, since he had his own harrowing experience in the very same place where the beautiful Claire is headed.
Luc figures that after a few days with him and his training methods, Claire will give up on the whole idea and go running back to Daddy. Won't he be in for a surprise when Claire shows him that she can take all that he can dish out! Well you know how these little romances go.
Luc is attracted to Claire but doesn't want to be ; Claire is attracted to Luc and wants to be ; Claire teases and taunts Luc, lots of double entendres fly, and it's not long before all Luc's good intentions about resisting Claire are out the window! Not to say that Luc doesn't teach Claire a thing or two about surviving in the wilderness, because he does, but my God I think most of the teaching is of the sexual kind.
There is some really hot, explicit French dialogue coming out of the Ragin' Cajun's his nickname mouth, and he certainly knows how to use said mouth With a few more taboo words and one additional sexual act, this would have had to be classified as an erotic romance. Not expecting that from a Harlequin.: Anyway, it wasn't all about the sex. The author did take some time for some character development and a bit of a story always appreciated , and as a reader you'll have to suspend disbelief because you know the characters are going to fall in love within a few days time, but what the heck, I was on board because I enjoyed Claire and Luc so much.
They had some snappy, witty dialogue, and seemed to have a lot of fun together--I was rooting for them to make it work. Claire actually got Luc to open up about his life he was a Shakespearean actor in college! Of course for some reason I never knew why Luc felt he wasn't good enough for Claire, which was kind of a lame excuse on his part, and was reluctant to go on with the relationship.
I loved how Claire called him on it, she was feisty when she had to be , and I loved how she proved how 'mentally tough' she could be something that Luc was always preaching to her about. There was a sweet little ending too, where Luc presented a gift to Claire that had me tearing up I'm a sucker for these things , and a nice little epilogue that updated their status as a couple a year later.
If your looking for a hot , and I mean hot little 3 hour escapist read with a couple of really likable characters, you can't go wrong with this one. And who knows, you just might learn a thing or two about how to survive in the wilderness and learn some wickedly naughty French phrases as well!
View all 19 comments. Jul 26, Shawna rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Fans of spicy romance featuring alpha military hotties. Surrre , because after all, getting hot and heavy on a rough floor of mud, twigs, and leaves surrounded by all kinds of nasty and poisonous creepy crawlies while being in a state of, shall we say, less than fresh, is soooo darn sexy. And of course, Luc croons to her in his native Cajun French dialect during sex, so Claire gets some language lessons for an added bonus!
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Oct 19, Dina rated it liked it Shelves: Just check your disbelief at the door, turn on the fan, and dive into this little scorcher about a jungle survival training that turns into a mad wild monkey sex marathon in the swamp, LOL. Only Luc and Claire could manage to fall "in love" after one week sweating, both in a good and in a bad way, in the swamp View all 7 comments.
Claire Cook is determined to visit a small village in the jungle where her mother grew up, so her senator daddy, when he realizes his stubborn daughter would not be deterred, blackmails a Green Beret into training her in survival tactics. Sergeant First Class Luc Boudreaux whisks his charge off into the swamp to toughen her up — and dissuade from going into what he deems hell he barely survived the jungle around the village she wants to visit — but fresh out of an eight-month deployment in the Claire Cook is determined to visit a small village in the jungle where her mother grew up, so her senator daddy, when he realizes his stubborn daughter would not be deterred, blackmails a Green Beret into training her in survival tactics.
It started great, the hilarious initial "meet and greet" scene promised a good romp of the book, and when the two were firmly in the swamp I got the urge to whip out my notebook and take some pointers on survival.
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Well, I suspected it was too good to be true and my doubts were proven correct. Call me a prude, but after learning in great detail about all kinds of critters crawling around, being prevented from sitting on wood without something between me and said wood, being warned about bacteria and parasites etc. Also, the romance part was a bit too swift. Okay, you fall into the sac with him without further ado. View all 15 comments. Sep 18, Tammy rated it it was amazing Shelves: