Suspicious Ways

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$4.50
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eBook
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Published:
November 6, 2012
ISBN:
9781619210486
$4.50
Categories:
Romance, Contemporary
Tags:
International
Artist
Lyn Taylor
Editor
Heidi Moore
Description
Tame their desire? Better to try and tame the wind.

Four years after her father’s tragic death, Ali Graham is still trying to piece together her shattered life. However, with her mother’s worsening illness and mounting medical bills, Ali is in danger of losing her inherited yacht-chartering business. Things can’t possibly get worse—until the man who broke her heart sails back into her life.

After that night when desire to comfort spilled over into lovemaking, Jackson McKenzie’s crushing guilt drove him to say things he didn’t mean, to leave when he wanted to stay. But when he discovers Ali is partnered with Sydney’s most notorious entrepreneur, he has no choice but to step in.

If Jackson thinks Ali is going to let him swoop in and claim Wind Seeker as his own, she has a news flash for him. She can take care of herself, and as much as her traitorous body still craves Jackson’s touch, she’ll fight for her father’s legacy, tooth and nail.

Suspicion and distrust slice through their reignited passion like a gale force wind through the rigging. But failing to weather the storm risks more than a second chance at love. Their very lives could be at stake.

Product Warnings

Love is never easy. Especially when revenge, guilt and scorching desire all fight for control of the helm.

Reviews
Kitty K -
As posted on The Smutty Kitty reviewed by Zen Kitty 4.5 out of 5 Licks The synopsis of this book was deceptively boring. It didn’t even touch on true greatness of this short novel. Ali is a young woman doing her best to take care of her Dad’s legacy, her mother’s debilitating medical condition, all while try to keep a struggling business a float. Enter Jackson. He was her Father’s much younger best friend. He left Ali a scant few days after she buried her Father. Four years have come and gone and he’s returned. Why’d Jackson leave? How does she feel about him now? You’ll have to read to find out. Some serious issues from the past weave a tangle of lust, angst, heartache and true love throughout every last page of this incredible tale. I’ve decided I just love me some “Aussie Authors”…repeatedly I’m willing to go to “AA” to get my fill. This book contained a whopping punch in a short amount of time. The internal debate within these two characters alone had me up until 1:00 p.m. trying to finish it! There’s also a really nasty bad guy that makes you cringe, clench your teeth and tighten your hand into a fist as if you could reach in and punch his lights out through your eReader. Some of my favorite bits from the novel: “To say he was sexually attracted to her was like saying hell was hot – an accurate statement, but a ridiculous understatement as well.” “Talking with you was always like trying to de-claw a tiger, Ali. God, I’ve missed this.” “Every time the tip of his tongue touched her bare flesh, she lost another heartbeat to him.” If you’re looking for a book that will fulfill your need for a new and interesting way to read about past and present love, this is a goodie. It also provided more information than I ever thought I’d learn about the art of sailing. From a yardarm, to a gaff, and a gudgeon to the helm of a yacht, you’ll learn a great deal. My only complaint about the fantastic Lexxie Couper tale was that I wanted more!
flchen1 C -
** spoiler alert ** Lexxie Couper takes her readers in a slightly different direction with Suspicious Ways. If you're at all familiar with Ms. Couper's writing, you'll know that it's usually a combination of compelling characters, heartfelt emotion, intriguing plot, and scorching hot action between the sheets (or elsewhere...). With Suspicious Ways, Ali Graham and Jackson McKenzie simply get it on a little less frequently and explicitly than they might in one of Ms. Couper's other books. Ali is a young, extremely competent sailor, but you'd never know it from the way the other captains shun her. They gossip that she was the cause of her father's untimely death in a boating accident several years ago, and the loss of business is ultimately affecting her ability to stay afloat. Jackson was her boat-building father's business partner, and he's always been strongly drawn to Ali's many charms. He's back in town, and finds her just as irresistible as before. Unfortunately, others do as well, and that throws another wrench into the already complicated works. My one complaint is simply that part of the plot hinges on the characters making assumptions about each other or the situation and failing to communicate openly. While I admit that this all too frequently happens in real life as well as fiction, it drives me bananas when a large part of the conflict is driven this way--I just wanted to sit them both down and give them a smack upside the head. It's testament to Ms. Couper's writing though that I cared deeply about Ali and Jack and wanted desperately for them to be able to work things out. And the supporting characters are also appropriately likeable or despicable as called for :) Suspicious Ways is an enjoyable contemporary romance--after all, where Ms. Couper writes, we readers can follow knowing she'll deliver a good read.

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