Long Surrender.... & Long Slow Burn
Series: omnibus (Blaze 2in1)
Pub: 2011, Mills & boon (Harlequin)
Author(s): Kathleen O’Reilly / Isabel Sharpe
Genre: contemporary romance
Format: paperback (sm); 439pp w/ 34 chapters
Whose: Edie & Tyler / Kim & Nathan
Age Range: adult
Straitlaced surgeon Tyler Malone hops into a cab at JFK....and goes on the ride of his life! fly-by-night cabbie Edie Higgins takes him on an all-night New York City adventure involving a flat tire, a strip club and diner food. Oh, and a mind-blowing romp in a notoriously naughty hotel!
So when Edie offers to become Tyler’s love sensei, he agrees. Especially since she’s a very hands-on teacher. They couldn’t be more different, but they’re about to learn a lesson: to just surrender. Everything....
[HARTS OF TEXAS]
Long Slow Burn
Kim Horton desperately hopes eDating will find her the man of her dreams. Because lately, she’s been distracted by her increasingly sexy roommate...and that’s just trouble!
Nathan Alexander has something of a reputation for beer, girls, and late nights. But, he’s been into his roommate Kim for years. Now he’ll have to get her attention, and keep it—one hot, burning night at a time....
Okay, so the first book I read the day I bought it (black Friday) mostly because I like a little contemporary romance when paranormal gets to be a little off in my head (basically, it’s how I clear it to thinking how much I need that extra bit of excitement in my romances). Still, I enjoy a comtemp romance as well anyone. They just hit that spot without needing to my thinking, remembering time.
Anyway, this book was....well, predictable and the whole time I was reading it I was just waiting for the shoe to drop. Though when it did, it had a slight twist that made it just off centre.
Or maybe it was the fact that the thump of the shoe hitting the group was chest tightening, tear clogging.
It’s about a woman whose life has always been lacking something (or she thought) because he father is a doctor and was never around for those moment she wished he was. In her part it was about growth more than his. her realisation that it wasn’t all that bad to be alone as long as you knew the one you loved would still come home to you.
It was sweet and understanding and completely....I don’t know, real, I suppose, is the best way to say it. I think, with her past....anyway, it was good.
Though, most of the book was spent with us knowing that he was a doctor, like her dad and she didn’t, so that was the shoe dropping.
It also had the Jane Eyre theme to it. They read the book, and she fell in a way she thought was stupid.
Though Tyler—man I wish my surgeon was like that one. Hot and caring in a way a surgeon never was. He was cold and lacking in romance from past problems, which too most of the air time. But it wasn’t really his growth, Edie just opened him up, that’s it.
You can’t help falling in love with both characters. Or rooting for them both to suck it up and just say ‘I love you’.
A sweet novel with a writing style you can’t help but get lost in. as far as I remember there was nothing that annoyed me about what was happened. Nothing that got my eyes rolling or snorting. I even teared up a little at the end (but that could have been ‘cause I really needed sleep. It was well past my bed time when I finished this, so I can’t honestly say it was all the book—but then I cry over anything remotely sweet).
Long Slow Burn
When I first start reading this book it bored me. It took in my reasoning why I don’t particularly like romances (there’s just something missing that paranormal has).
But I’m glad I stuck threw it. Even if the last part was stick sweet. Adorably romance and a killer ending that had everything that woman needed and wanted.
This story was one of those one that are all about best friends realising they love each other. That there perfect for each other. Only Nathan wasn’t her best friend, but her brothers. Just right from the start, you get to see when she hit him over the head (fugitively) and what he wants from now.
It’s when Kim starts dating that he realised his plans are going to have to speed up and even though it takes awhile it gets to a point that....
It’s real, it’s passionate, and it’s so well writing that you can’t turn away especially when you get into the depths. The place when the passion picks up. It was worth the crap to get to it.
It also that well ended that you forget how long it took you to get there.
HARTS OF TEXAS: [tb], Just Let Go...., Just Give In.....
CHECKING E-MALES: Hot to the Touch, [tb], Turn up the Heat