Black Ties and Lullabies
By Jane Graves
Release Date: June 28, 2011
Take a no-nonsense, strong-willed bodyguard, a millionaire bachelor, and one impulsive night and you have the recipe for a fun contemporary romance that will keep you entertained from start to finish.
Bernadette Hogan's job is an interesting one, to say the least: bodyguard for Texas's most eligible bachelor. Yes, he's handsome and stinking rich, but Bernie thinks he's also a royal pain in the butt! Who knew that "pain in the butt" would push Bernie's buttons one time too many, leading to a moment of indiscretion that would change their lives in ways that could never begin to imagine.
Jeremy Bridges is a self-made man, a multimillionaire who earned every dollar with hard work and ambition. But he gives the impression that he's a devil-may-care, live-for-the-moment playboy. Is there anything wrong with enjoying the latest big-breasted, blonde, Botoxed babe who's making herself available? Jeremy's all for it, but for some reason it annoys his dependable bodyguard Bernie. Jeremy's fun-loving life changes when a home robbery goes awry and he and Bernie are locked in his safe room. Tempers flare, passion explodes and soon thereafter Bernie drops the proverbial bomb when she tells Jeremy she's pregnant...with his baby. Can this free-wheeling bachelor change his ways and become a responsible father to his unborn baby and a loving husband to Bernie?
Black Ties and Lullabies is the kind of book that just make me feel good; the kind that makes me laugh and sigh with a sense of satisfaction only a happily-ever-after ending can bring. Bernie and Jeremy are polar opposites in so many ways which, of course, leads to lots of laughs and a bit of a rocky road on the way to their HEA. Bernie feels the need to always be responsible, for herself and for caring for her mother, so it's hard for her to admit how nice it would be to have someone share some of her burdens and love her for herself. For all of his carefree ways, Jeremy has a lot of baggage from his childhood, so it will take a special someone to make him realize that he is capable of love. I really loved watching the evolution of Bernie's and Jeremy's relationship.
Sweet, funny, poignant, sexy---Black Ties and Lullabies is all that and more. Treat yourself to a few hours of pure delight and pick up a copy.
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