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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Review -- Black Ties and Lullabies

Black Ties and Lullabies
By Jane Graves

Publisher: Forever
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.

~ Gannon


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19 comments:

  1. I think I will treat myself to a copy of "Black Ties and Lullabies" thank you.

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  2. Terrific review, Gannon! I've loved Jane Graves's other books, and I've been looking forward to Black Ties and Lullabies for quite a while now. Doesn't she have great titles?

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  3. Marybelle, it's a wonderful treat!

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  4. Janga, this is the first Jane Graves book I have read. I will definitely be glomming her backlist.

    Yes, I love her titles! :-)

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  5. Great review, Gannon! The title of the book is eye-catching and your review definitely makes me want to try this book. I'm a big fan of bodyguard romances.

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  6. I haven't read any of Jane's books but this sounds delightful!!

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  7. Antonia, I think bodyguard romances can be fun, and this one is even better because the bodyguard is the heroine. :-)

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  8. Laurie G, this was my Jane Graves book, but it definitely won't be my last. *g*

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  9. Great review! I look forward to adding this book to my shopping basket.

    Connie Fischer
    conniecape@aol.com

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  10. I've added it to my Amazon "wish list"!!! I think I've read a few too many "murder mysteries" lately and need something fun! Thanks!

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  11. Gannon, this book sounds great!! Love to cover too!!

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  12. Monica, this is definitely a fun story. Perfect change from murder mysteries. :-)

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  13. Gannon, this book sounds awesome! Just the kind of contemporary romance I love. *g* Thanks!!

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  14. Sounds like a perfect beach/summer read.
    Thanks for the review.

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  15. Just the kind of contemporary romance I love.

    Andrea, I know you'll love this one!

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  16. Sounds like a perfect beach/summer read.

    Librarypat, it definitely is.

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  17. I don't think I've read anything by Jane Graves but after reading this review I definitely want to read "Black Ties and Lullabies"! Thanks for the great review!

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