McNamara's Lady

Book 6: Awakening Desires

Missy grew up hard and fast, and as a result has declared certain things off limits. She's recreated herself to be financially independent, self-reliant and responsible. What she plans is a safe future with no possibility of violence. That rules out many things, most of which is a man who has done prison time like her father and brothers. Why then is she attracted to T.S. McNamara who is the complete opposite of the boring man she has envisioned?

T. S. did his time for the stupid mistake he made at 18 and it's nobody's business. He's now an upstanding businessman who makes no pretense about who he is. Other than putting on a happy go lucky face to keep people from looking or digging too deep. Painfully private, the only people who truly know him are his mother and his best friend. When his best friend marries he somehow finds himself paired with the new brides best friend. A little no strings sex wouldn't be frowned upon, now would it? Why then is he upset when she adopts the same attitude? What's wrong with him that a future is unthinkable?

Thrown together even more intimately after T.S. intervenes when Missy is being attacked, the blinders are off and both begin to see the other as more than a potential playmate. They have a lot in common, believe it or not, and actually like one another. Who would have thought? Can they get past the barriers they've both created and possibly have a life neither thought they could have?

This starts off where the last book in the series ended. Candy and Lucas are getting married, and T.S. and Missy are thrown together a lot due to the festivities. Both have hard and fast rules they live by but those are blown away by the violence that T.S. saves Missy from. What started out as a way to scratch an itch soon became much more for them both. Unfortunately neither are equipped to deal with the emotions and feelings that come with such a relationship since neither had ever really had one. This is undiscovered country for them both and they both make some huge mistakes when things get uncomfortable or heated. As a spectator I understood both sides but could see how easy it would be to misinterpret actions and lack of actions when both are so conditioned to expect the worse. A very intense read at times, full of emotion and sex that will melt your toes. A good addition to the series.

Book Blurb for McNamara's Lady

Missy Sinclair knows what she wants out of life—a secure job, a fine home, financial independence and, eventually, a man to share it with. That man will have class and style, share her goals and tastes and like fine wine and classical music. Why then is she so attracted to T. S. MacNamara who is the complete opposite?

T. S. makes no apologies to anyone for his life. He’s worked hard to make his general contracting business a success. He likes beer and football. He’s not looking for anything permanent. Problem is, he can’t stop wanting Missy.

When he rescues Missy from a violent mugging the seething physical attraction that’s been shimmering between them for months finally explodes. Classy and rough, dark and light, educated and blue-collar. Opposites attract—at least in the bedroom. But they both have secrets that won’t stay buried and they threaten to drive them apart unless they’re both willing to face their pasts.  

Night Owl Reviews Aug, 2011 4.00