Up All Night
Once upon a time Mitchell Walker fell in love...and trusted the wrong woman. That one mistake nearly cost him his future and he vowed to never trust another woman.
Now he is a young, successful surgeon. Women throw themselves at his feet, and he gives them what they want, as long as they don't ask for his heart. The strategy is working well for him until he meets freelance reporter Jessica Finley.
She's smart, she makes him laugh, and she sees right through his playboy persona.
Jessica's fire may burn hot enough to keep him up all night, but will their love be strong enough to burn away the ghosts of their past and melt the ice around his heart?
This wasn't as emotional a read as Book 2, but is still wonderful in it's own way and left me feeling warm and fuzzy. As usual the writing is excellent, easy to read with a flowing style and no confusion as to who is talking/ what is happening. The plot moved with a good pace and, having read about Mitchell in the previous books, was not at all what I expected.
I don't want to spoil anything so all I'm going to say is that Mitchell was very different to the impression I'd gotten of him in Jake and Chance's books. He was so much BETTER and deeper and I loved him. He was believable, wonderful and has such a sad story to tell. Jessica was a strong, caring but hurting heroine and again she was likeable and believable.
The chemistry between them was amazing and even though things move quickly it actually felt like a long time! A little bit of me would have liked a bit more agonising over commitment, trust etc but then again I enjoyed this book BECAUSE it didn't batter my emotions. I liked that yet again it was different to both previous books, this is an author that doesn't stick to a formula where all that really changes in the book are names and jobs. I've read some series of books where the author starts with a good idea but seems to run out of steam by book 3, this is NOT one of those. These books are all equally good.
I'm now waiting on tenterhooks for Derek's story.
Amanda Adams fell in love with books at a very early age. Her earliest memories are of sitting on her mother's lap reading Cinderella and Snow White and Rose Red over, and over, and over again until she had them memorized –- she was too young to know the alphabet.
Amanda started writing stories in big, sloppy handwriting in a wide-rule notebook when she was bored, during class (of course) in the fifth grade. Her favorite stories always include excitement, adventure and a handsome hero guaranteed to sweep her off her feet.
Amanda lives in beautiful Colorado with her husband (her high-school sweetheart who proved the reality of "love at first sight") and three teenagers whom she reminds, repeatedly… "If it's not in my phone, it's not happening," because her mind is oh-so-often far away living a fairy tale. (That's code for – if an alarm doesn't go off, she forgets to pick up her kids from school…)