Romancing the Bachelor by Diane Alberts – a Review

Romancing the Bachelor by Diane Alberts – a Review

 

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Eric Hamilton isn’t looking for love. Hell, he isn’t even looking for a girl. He has a five-year plan, and he’s one hundred percent focused on that. But then Shelby walks into his life, and suddenly, he can’t think about anything else. Unfortunately for him, she hates his guts, and wants nothing to do with him. But he’s a man who loves a challenge.

Shelby Jefferson can’t wait to get out of the city, and back to her country roots. She moved to Atlanta for a guy who promptly left her, and the last thing she wants is to fall for another man who might make her want to stay. But Eric is nothing if not persistent, and before long she’s inside his arms, in his bed, and she’s falling for him. Hard. But when history repeats itself, and she has to choose between a man and herself––again.

 

Review:

Romancing the Bachelor is the second installment of the Hamilton Family series from author Diane Alberts.

Eric lives by his 5 year plan, he won’t deviate, not for nothing, but meeting Shelby gives him second thoughts. The thrill of the chase, him not taking no for an answer, (in fact if that had been me, he may have gotten a punch on the nose a few times.)

Shelby had followed the love of her life to Atlanta, she’d left her family, she’d left her college course, she moved away to be with him, giving it all up …… and he left her behind, not a backward glance. So Shelby swore never again to be taken in, it would be in her terms or not at all. 

She tries hard to put him off her, late dates, long decisions, and indecisive, but Eric seems pretty keen, but is that still the thrill of the chase? Is that because he hasn’t gotten what he’s after yet?

Eric says he wants them to take it slow, he’s happy to wait, but Shelby isn’t convinced, she doesn’t want to fall for him, she wants him to leave her alone, she’s terrified of falling for him, and he just walks away. 

Eric tries to convince Shelby that he’s not into changing her plans, he only wants to get to know her. Will Shelby have her heart broken again?   You need to read this book to find out.

Romancing the Bachelor is a good book to read for the summer and I recommend you give it a look. 

Reviewed by Julie B

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The CEO’s Seduction by Diane Alberts – a Review

The CEO’s Seduction by Diane Alberts – a Review

 

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The last thing Brett Ross wants is to be back in the same old damn small town he grew up in, but his best friend is getting married, so there’s no way he’s skipping yet another visit back home. He knows what he’s getting into, coming back here, but the one thing he didn’t count on was the way Anna Hamilton made him feel the first time he sets eyes on her…and she’s all grown up.

Anna’s always been in love with Brett, even if she’s always been his best friend’s annoying little sister to him. But when he looks at her, she doesn’t see annoyance in his eyes anymore. If anything, she sees a silent calling for her to save him from himself…and she’s just the girl to do it. All she needs is to find a way to escape her pesky, protective older brothers.

And then the game is on.

 

Review:

The CEO’s Seduction by Diane Alberts is a little predictable, as we know where this is going, but the funny parts kept me reading. Four overprotective brothers, who love to lay down the law with their little sister, in fact it got downright smothering at one point…… to be told by her brothers to leave their sister alone on numerous occasions.  I think if I had been Brett, I would have just walked away. But he has known the family for years, and they look on him as family ….. but still not good enough to date their sister. But too be honest, no one is for their baby sister.

Anna had loved Brett for years, seen the geeky kid grow into a man. She’s seen his low moments, and has always been there for him in the past. It broke her heart when he moved to the city, she hears about his life and conquests from her brothers. And her brothers made it clear that he isn’t the man for her, he has no emotions and wouldn’t settle down. 

Brett was never wanted by his aunt and uncle; he went to live with them after his parents died, and they made sure to tell him that he was always a burden, even now, they only want him for his money, never once giving him the praise and love a growing child needed. 

But Anna sees something, and that is when Brett realizes that he does have something to offer Anna.  He has his battered heart, and he hopes she won’t break it like everyone else in his past did. 

Once you get past the annoying brothers, it’s a good read. Let’s hope the brothers get women in their lives, and make their lives hell 😉

Reviewed by Julie B

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His Best Mistake by Diane Alberts – a Review

His Best Mistake by Diane Alberts – a Review

 

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One night with a stranger ….
Security expert Mark Matthews has loved, and lost, and has no intention of ever loving again—especially not a woman who thrives on her life being in danger. Now, hot, meaningless sex with strangers he had no intention of ever seeing again? That’s a whole other story. And it’s all life as a single father allows him to enjoy. But when he meets a woman who refuses to tell him her real name, the game is on, because she’s everything he swore to stay away from. Daisy O’Rourke has bad idea written all over her, but he’s in too deep to walk away now…

Review:

Now that was fun😀  His Best Mistake by Diane Alberts is book 6 of a series. It reads well as a stand alone, but it does have some characters from other books.

Both Daisy and Mark have loved deeply, and lost their loves. So both are commitment shy, who wants to love and lose it, the pain was unbearable the first time around, who would want to willing do it again ?

Mark has had a couple of casual hook ups, but nothing serious, and if started to look that way, then Mark was off and running. He has a young daughter from his first marriage, and he takes her well being very seriously. Most women after finding out he had a young daughter, aren’t really interested.

Mark has heard about Daisy, the police officer from his friends. Well meaning partners, as they all want him to find a mum for his daughter, and someone for Mark, but he doesn’t want to date a cop, his first wife was in the military, so he didn’t ever want to have that dreaded knock on the door.

Daisy is different, she hasn’t dated anyone since her fiancé died. Their wedding outfits sit in the back of her wardrobe, she didn’t even get to marry her best friend, didn’t get a chance to sample married life. So for her, single and alone suits her fine. Her best friend is trying to hook her up with Mark, (and other unsuccessful dates) that’s not going to happen, no matter how hot she says he is.

Both meet up by accident in a hotel bar, Mark is totally fascinated with the mystery redhead, at the bar, and after a clumsy start, they start chatting like old friends, the chemistry is there, and when the lady insists on no names (they go by Scarlett and Chris). Mark goes along with it, how can he not, she is ….. he can’t name it, but he sure is interested.

Daisy decides after a long chat with her friend and a lot of alcohol, that it’s time to gently move on. Chris (Mark) is a cute guy and there is a spark. They spend the night together and both feel something growing between them, but Daisy is scared and she runs.
Neither expect to see each other again, but fate has different ideas.

Their meeting later on in the day doesn’t go as planned for either of them, (they are both attending the same wedding, to two of the characters from a previous book). Shock and anger are on the agenda as each realize that they are the people their friends have been trying to set up.

The story progresses nicely, Daisy runs and Mark does all the chasing. He is determined to find out if they can have something special, but can he put Daisy’s job out of his mind? Can he be a partner of a cop? And can Daisy get past her fears, and just stop running?

I have a feeling I’ll be going back to read the other books. This was well written and a few funny moments. Very descriptive and emotional at times.

I’m happy to recommend this book, so if you like a good chase, then buy this one and enjoy

Reviewed by Julie B.

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