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She has complete control - and he's determined to take it away. A librarian in the small town of Hood River, Natalie Clayton's world is very nearly perfect. After a turbulent childhood and her once-wild ways, life is now under control. But trouble has a way of turning up unexpectedly - especially in the tall, charismatically sexy form of Paddy Hurley. And Paddy is the kind of trouble that Natalie has a taste for. Even after years of the rock-and-roll lifestyle, Paddy never forgot the two wickedly hot weeks he once shared with Natalie. Now he wants more - even if it means tempting Natalie and her iron-grip control. But there's a fine line between well-behaved and misbehaved - and the only compromise is between the sheets!
©2014 Lauren Dane (P)2014 Recorded Books
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3 out of 5 stars
By Rusty on 03-25-18

Natalie Wimps Out

Librarian Natalie was a strong, assertive and endearing character until the 13th chapter, when she turned all her personal power over Paddy because he told her she wasn't strong enough to know what was good for her. Yikes!

Really, Paddy declared that she was a stupid, weak woman and she just said YES, I am not intelligent to make adult decisions. Wow, a female author actually believes that women are too stupid to survive without a man in control.

It is sad and depressing that women writers are promoting the misogynist belief that their own gender does not serve respect and admiration. Even worse, some female readers find these degrading and dangerous beliefs romantic or erotic.

More importantly, why did Paddy need to dominate and control Natalie in order to feel powerful and manly? Why was Paddy intimated by confident and independent women?

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4 out of 5 stars
By DK on 09-19-15

The BEST Kind of Trouble & Start To Series

I absolutely love Lauren Dane and think she is a genius in writing naughty, contemporary romances. The Brown family series, the Chase Brothers series and a few standalone are some of my favorites. I got them several years ago, I have listened more than once and know that I will listen again to those same books in the future.

I'm not sure how I feel about the Hurley boys. It may be that I have been listening to several rock band series and am bored or well, I don't know.

Natalie has complete control over her life now. Something she covets because she didn't have it as a child. As a party girl, back in the day, she has a two-week fling with front man, Paddy Hurley (I wasn't thrilled with the name Paddy for a guy. Perhaps if it was the narrator was speaking in a thick Irish brogue it would have been better) before his band hit it big. But now she is different, enjoying her quiet life.

The Hurley boys have settled in Hood River and in one day Paddy and Natalie run into one another. She pretends she doesn't know him – even after he puts several reminders out to her. She want nothing to do with the wild man or his lifestyle.

The chase is endearing but superficial to the listener. There isn't much of a deep plot and it ended rather predictable. However, it is not billed as a thriller, a mystery or suspense. It is a hot, contemporary romance with many, many hot scenes! Sometimes that is just what one needs!

The narrator was good. Though she made Natalie's best friend "Tuesday" (are we running out of names?) sound like a man, even though the character is a woman. Other than that it is an acceptable performance.

Note: Definitely for the 18+ crowd with with mature themes and strong language

Thank you for reading my review, if you found that it was helpful in your decision to purchase, would you take a moment and select yes directly below this text? Thank you

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