Wenn es plötzlich Liebe ist: Roman by Jessica Bird

Wenn es plötzlich Liebe ist: Roman

byJessica Bird, Annette Charpentier

Kobo ebook | August 13, 2010 | German

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Eine Frau, die nicht mehr zu träumen wagt, begegnet einem Mann, dem das Herz einst versteinerte …

Auf den ersten Blick scheint die junge Grace Hall alles zu haben, was das Herz begehrt. Aber ihr Reichtum macht sie verwundbar. Als einige prominente Frauen überfallen werden, heuert sie schweren Herzens einen Bodyguard an. Der verschlossene John Smith gibt ihr zwar Sicherheit, aber zugleich rauben seine Regeln ihr die Freiheit. Es kommt zu scharfen Konflikten, doch langsam wird Grace sehr neugierig, was eigentlich hinter der harten Schale dieses Mannes steckt …

Title:Wenn es plötzlich Liebe ist: RomanFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 13, 2010Publisher:Blanvalet Taschenbuch VerlagLanguage:German

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ISBN - 10:3641048516

ISBN - 13:9783641048518


Rated 3 out of 5 by from "An Unforgettable Lady" by J.R. Ward (writing as Jessica Bird). A stand alone novel. I liked this book. The story line was interesting and the main characters of Grace Hall and John Smith were very likable. Great sexual tension between them. The pacing of the story is a little slow at the start but does pick up. This book can be read as a stand alone but is lightly connected to the previous book <i>Heart of Gold</i> in that the main character Grace is Carter's best friend (main character in <i>Heart of Gold</i>). Grace has just become the head of the Hall Foundation after the death of her father but she's getting resistance from the board of directors and other associates loyal to her father. Immersing herself in her job has been a challenge. When she finds out one of her friends has been murdered, she can't believe it. What's worse, she may be next. When she hires a bodyguard named John Smith, she's not exactly happy with him. He's overbearing and bossy and controlling her life. The problem is her attraction to him because he happen to be the man she had a passionate kiss with at a party not knowing who he was. John is trying really hard not to show his feelings for Grace, the woman he can't stop thinking about since 'the kiss'. He's agreed to be her bodyguard because there's just no way he's going to trust someone else to protect her. He doesn't do the relationship thing, especially with his clients. But Grace is making him think about breaking his own rules. As with the previous two Jessica Bird books, this story is focused on the romance between John and Grace. The descriptions are not explicit but do have a good sensual build up. Their relationship has a lot of emotional speculation and misunderstandings so their love story is quite emotional. I enjoyed this book. <b>SIDE NOTE:</b> Many characters are mentioned in this book that are in the other Jessica Bird books. Characters from The Moorehouse series are mentioned and also J.R Ward's recent series The Bourbon Kings. (There's a name drop I happen to catch which was interesting to me because this book was originally published in 2004 and The Bourbon Kings was published in 2015). Also, I wanted to mention the reading order...FYI should be read as follows.... 1 - Leaping Hearts 2 - Heart of Gold 3 - An Unforgettable Lady 4 - An Irresistible Bachelor 5 - The Moorehouse series (Rebel, Player, Rogue and Renegade) 6 - The Billionaire All these books are lightly connected by character association with each other. I didn't read these books in the right order (I read The Moorehouse series first) but that's OK. Each book works as a stand alone but I personally think if would be even more enjoyable reading them in order. That way you get eh connection of each books as it follows the 'series.'
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read! Another fine gem from J.R. Ward, from her earlier days writing under the name Jessica Bird. Its a bit more stereotypical than her later Brotherhood books, which I think is perfectly understandable as she was still fairly new to writing with this book. I don't mind the stereotype in this one. Two battered souls in love, fighting against one another, denying that they could ever be together. Normally this would turn me off but here the fighting actually makes sense. She's a debutant from high New York society, he's a bodyguard for hire. They both have their reputations and their jobs to think about before getting involved with each other which I quite frankly agree with. No man or woman is worth you risking your reputation or job on, especially if they don't work out, then what are you left with? Anyway. I loved it. A nice change of pace from her angels and vampires. Looking forward to another early work.
Date published: 2010-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I WANT A JOHN SMITH OF MY VERY OWN Originally released in 2004, An Unforgettable Lady was just recently re-issued with a fancy new and improved cover. I’ve enjoyed all of Jessica Bird aka JR Ward’s earlier writing and thankfully this was no exception. No matter the stage in her career Bird/Ward can write the desirable and initially unobtainable dark and tortured heroes like no other. As a result I fell hard for John Smith as the cold, scarred, I am an island, and everybody back the hell off bodyguard. Yup he’s all kinds of ways yummy. And if any of you BDB fans need a little more encouragement he reminds me very much of an early Zsadist prototype, here’s why; ~Page 147~ His first instinct was to yell. He was infuriated that she had challenged him, exposed him. That she was near enough so he could smell her. That she was offering compassion and understanding and warmth when he was battle scarred, hard and ugly. I think you're beautiful" she said softly, looking up at him. "Then your f***ing blind" She shook her head slowly "I see you, all of you. Clearly." I should also mention that the sexual tension in this story is off the chart hot. While I had trouble relating (on any level) to our glamorous billionaire heroine, Countess Grace blah biddy blah and all her fancy galas, gowns, gems and uppity social status the palpable sexual tension and opposites attract theme between our couple more than made up for it. And I just have to say again John Smith--well his character is reason alone to read this book. Forced into the spotlight by her considerable wealth, soon to be divorced heiress Grace Hall has just found herself the target of a serial killer. Following the publication of a Times article showcasing the 6 most prominent women in New York, one by one those women, her friends have started turning up dead. Reluctantly Grace is forced to hire a bodyguard, now however she finds herself subject to the ironclad rules of her captivating protector. Oh and did I mention he’s moved into her Penthouse? In spite of their differences and his cold demeanour Grace is drawn to him in ways she can’t explain or stop herself from acting on. John Smith is a ghost. As a military trained assassin, professional bodyguard and all-round badass John hasn’t heard his real name spoken in so long now that he’s almost forgotten who he used to be. With no fixed address, social insurance number or ties to anyone he moves from one job to the next, content in his solitary life. Meeting Grace changes everything though and with the attraction between them growing stronger and harder to ignore with each passing day, John may be forced to break his own rule. Never get personal with the client. For John she was just meant to be another assignment how is it that she’s managed to get so thoroughly embedded in his skin? And how is he going to leave the only women he’s ever loved when the jobs over? Oh I forgot to mention, anyone that’s read Bird’s Moorehouse Legacy series will be thrilled with a brief cameo from another awesome tortured hero; Alex Moorehouse the sailing champion from ‘From The First. Isn’t it great how Ward ties all her books together this way. Cheers.
Date published: 2010-08-01