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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Black Ties and Lullabies by Jane Graves

I almost didn't read this because of foolishly looking at other reviews...SHAME ON ME,  because I had a hard time putting it down. 
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A good girl can be bad for one night...
Bernadette Hogan doesn't make mistakes. Not when it comes to caring for her mother, and not at her job protecting Texas's most eligible—and infuriating—bachelor. Maybe that's why she's overcome with guilt after one tiny indiscretion: a passionate fling with her boss that's left her confused, intrigued...and pregnant.

But can a bad boy be good for a lifetime?
To self-made millionaire Jeremy Bridges, women are like fine wine: if held for too long, they sour. But one wild night with Bernadette changed all that. She makes him laugh, she makes him think, and soon she's going to make him a father. For the first time, Jeremy wants to be a one-woman man. So how can he convince the fiercely independent Bernadette he's ready to change from partying playboy to dependable dad—and become the loving husband she deserves?

Naughty D's review:
He's an arrogant, self-centered playboy. She is a rough ex-military, not very feminine independent woman. SO TOTALLY not the type of characters I like to read. BUT Jane Graves has taken two of my least favorite character types and created a witty, funny, emotional story.

Be warned there is not a lot of sexin' going on in this book, but what does happen is HOT.  I loved watching Jeremy's growth and Bernie's realization that she can't do it all on her own, more importantly she doesn't have to.
I LOVE books with humor and Black Ties and Lullabies has it, in spades. A couple of scenes that will stay with me and always make me laugh are when Bernie is at the poker game with her co-workers and Billy bets she's pregnant and the first Ultra sound scene.  I loved Max's no-non-sense ways and really hope to see him with his own story.

Black Ties and Lullabies was my first read of Jane's but it will not be my last.   I can't wait to read Heartstrings and Diamond Rings when it comes out 9/27/11.
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