Out of Control

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Out of Control

Libby Turner loved her grandmother dearly and would go to any length to ensure she wouldn’t be put in an assisted living facility. Unfortunately, because of some serious mistakes Margaret has made lately, it’s really leaving no other option open then to find her a facility that will keep an eye on her. Libby’s parents don’t want to have to resort to this measure, but there just seems to be no other viable option available.

Libby is absolutely against the assisted living idea so she proposes the next best thing to ensure everyone’s happiness. She explains that she’ll move into her grandmother’s house, which is nestled in a senior citizen community, and she’ll personally take care and look after her grandmother. The only problem is the rules of the community won’t allow anyone under fifty years of age to reside there. So, Libby takes matters into her own hands. She decides that she’ll wear some old folk’s clothes and put on tons of theatrical makeup to disguise just how young she really is. If she can dress and act like a senior citizen no one will have a problem with her moving in with her grandmother Margaret. Everyone agrees to try her idea out.

While living with her grandmother, she takes on the identity of being Reba, Margaret’s senior citizen friend and there is just no way that Libby can prepare herself for some of the obstacles that are thrown her way. Like the hunky firefighter that is temporarily granted permission by the committee to stay with his grandfather, Vincent, while recovering from serious injuries sustained in a wildfire in Montana. Or, that her ex-fiancé shows up looking for Libby to take him back. What is this poor girl going to do?

Does Libby decide to go back to Scott? Or does Logan, the injured firefighter, light her fire even more? Does anyone find out about Margaret and Libby’s secret?

I found this to be a fun story that I easily got lost in for a few hours. I admired Libby’s determination to keep her grandmother out of the assisted living facility and the great lengths she was going through to accomplish this feat. I also admired Logan and all he was going through while he was recovering from his injuries sustained on the job. I knew there was definitely a strong chemistry between these two and I hoped they would find what they were both looking for all this time. I even found myself cracking up laughing over Margaret’s insane cat, Rufus, and all his crazy antics written throughout the story. This was a very entertaining story that I’d definitely recommend to other readers. I’m new to Ms. Richards’ work, but I’m a fan now!

Book Blurb for Out of Control

Logan Knight is recuperating from a fire that killed his two best friends. Libby Turner is on a mission to keep her beloved grandmother out of an assisted living facility. From the moment the two meet, sparks fly and they can't keep their hands off each other. Can they stick to their plan of keeping their relationship strictly sexual or do they give in to the love that claims their hearts?

This book has gone through a name change. Originally titled It's All in the Jeans.

Night Owl Reviews Jul, 2009 4.50