And Able by Lucy Monroe *Stephanie’s Review*

Posted July 14th, 2010 by in *Review / 4 comments

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And Able by Lucy Monroe *Stephanie’s Review*And Able by Lucy Monroe
Also by this author: Ready
Series: The Mercenary #3
Also in this series: Ready
Published by Brava
Genres: Adult, Romance, Romantic Suspense
Pages: 317
Format: eBook
Source: Personal Collection
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Meet three sexy men who individually are Ready, Willing, and Able to go the distance-and together, are unstoppable.

Claire Sharp trusts few people and relies on no one. But after her life is threatened, ex-mercenary Brett Adams blows into her self-contained world, full of southern charm and rugged good looks. But Claire is not about to fall into Brett's bed. For one thing, the guy has a no-commitment clause that would stump most big-shot attorneys, and for another, despite her response to his sensual kisses, in Claire's experience sex isn't exactly fireworks and brass bands...

Brett plans to prove her wrong. He'll give her a white-hot pleasure like nothing she's ever known and she'll realize that some things in life are worth every risk. When the threat to Claire grows dangerously close, pitting them against deadly odds, Brett will do whatever it takes to save her. Because Claire Sharp has just found herself a man who's ready to bring it on, willing to do what it takes, and able to go the distance. - via GoodReads

4 Stars

“They’re the good guys fighting the bad guys. They’ll get the job done – if the price is right and so is the cause. Meet three sexy men who individually are READY, WILLING, AND ABLE to got the distance – and together, are unstoppable…”

Brett “Hotwire” Adams has met his match in Claire Sharp. Brett is a former mercenary. He is starting up a security specialists company with a good friend and former mercenary partner. Life handed Claire Sharp the responsibilities of an adult at an early age. She has learned to depend on herself for anything she needs. She’s a vegetarian and one step away from being a pacifist (as far as Hotwire’s concerned). There couldn’t be two people more different from each other and maybe that’s why the sparks fly when they’re in same room together.

Hotwire has a real problem with Claire’s independent attitude. He doesn’t like that she won’t ask for help from anyone and feels like she’s being a large burden when she does. He also doesn’t like her living alone so soon after a terrorist group robbed the place where she lives. He does the only thing he can do, sets up a great security system and puts a can of mace in each room of the house.

Claire thinks Hotwire’s concerns are unwarranted. The four culprits from the terrorist group are in federal prison. No one could possibly be interested in coming back. Claire works in an assisted living facility and there are two residents who are as close as family to Claire. Lester and Queenie are like the father and mother figures Claire wished she had as a child. One night, Lester passes away from a heart attack and Claire is devastated. Later that night, Claire is thankful for Hotwire’s safety measures. She wakes up with someone trying to suffocate her with a pillow and wards off her attacker with the mace left in the bedroom. Claire wakes up in the emergency room with a small concussion.

Claire doesn’t understand why someone would come after her. She has no family ties, she’s a full-time college student and she works in an assisted living facility. What could she have possibly done to attract such negative attention? Hotwire isn’t sure why someone is after Claire but he doesn’t intend to let it happen again. Until her attacker is behind bars he and Claire are going to be joined at the hip.

This was without a doubt my favorite book in the series. The tension between Hotwire and Claire is real and you’re swept up for the ride. And Able is filled with suspense, sexual tension, murder, assassins, and government conspiracies. There was also a great mystery to Hotwire and Claire’s characters. We were introduced to them in the first two books but not much was mentioned of their pasts which also intrigued me. I actually wanted to know who these people were and what their stories were. Both Hotwire and Claire’s past helped to explain the people that they came to be. The plot was great and I had a hard time putting the book down. Getting to this book was well worth the time and effort I put into the first two books!

Stephanie

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4 Responses to “And Able by Lucy Monroe *Stephanie’s Review*”

  1. BURIED IN BOOKS

    I stopped by yesterday, but forgot to say “Hi”. I guess I was too busy trying to get going on the blog hop. I'm a follower now and hope you'll stop by and follow me.

    Thanks and yum on the book covers!
    Heather

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