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Ready by Lucy Monroe
Published by Brava/Kensington Books
Grade: A+

They're the good guys fighting the bad guys. They'll get the job done--if the price is right and so is the cause. And what cause could be nobler than the heart's desire? Rough and ready, tough and tender--when it comes to love and security, these hunks are definitely for hire... As a writer, Lise Barton is used to coming up with wild scenarios for her characters, but the one that's playing out for her right now is no fiction--it's frighteningly real. Someone is stalking her, someone who knows where she lives and what she does. Someone who has even threatened her family--her brother, his wife, and their precious baby girl. Lise isn't about to let someone hurt them, so she packs up and leaves Texas for the anonymity of Seattle. And then the threats start again… Joshua Watt's mission is simple: Go to Seattle and bring Lise home for Thanksgiving or he'll never hear the end of it from his sister. It's not like "Aunt Lise" to stay away from their adorable niece, and Joshua's pretty sure he's the reason for it. He's spent months trying to forget the taste of her lips, the feel of her soft hair in his fingers. Yeah, okay, he wants her--badly--but family comes first. But the minute he sees the fear in Lise's eyes, his survival instincts kick in. The former Army Ranger isn't about to let some creep terrorize an innocent woman--not on his watch. He's going to do what it takes to protect Lise and try to keep his personal feelings out of it. Because if there's one thing he's learned, it's that sex and work don't mix. Not ever. So far…

This was one of the first LM books that I read. I loved it as much this second time as I did the first. Lucy is the queen of Alpha Heroes. All her Heroes are uber yummy and not the type of men you want to cross, but you know that they will have your back if you need them. I constantly have 'dreamy sigh' moments when I read her books.

In Ready, Nemesis is stalking our Heroine. Lise is a writer, and Nemesis feels that her book is the reason his wife left him. Nemesis is a bastard wife beater. He couldn't hang on to his family like a real man, so he has blamed Lise. He has her so scared that she can't even leave her house. Little does she know that Nemesis has a camera and some mics hidden in her apartment. He is watching her.

At a family gathering Lise and Joshua kissed, but Lise pushed him away. She wasn't about to start a relationship, and Phillip wasn't really looking for one either. So, when Lise tells her family that she wont be going home for Thanksgiving, Joshua thinks that she is canceling in order to avoid him. When he arrives at her apartment to make her go back home, she tries to club him with a fire poker.

Joshua takes the job on of being her bodyguard. Even though he has a rule about no sex while on a job, he can't keep his hands off of Lise.
This book is hot! I'm so glad I picked it as my first re read this month.


  1. Kris // 12:02 p.m.  

    I love this trilogy.

  2. Holly // 5:11 p.m.  

    I love this trilogy, too. LM at her best, IMO.

    I read Satisfaction Guaranteed finally. I enjoyed it, but parts of it bothered me. I'll probably review it later this week. :)

  3. Lori // 11:03 p.m.  

    It's unanimous. I love it, too. LM rocks!