As their arrangement turns deliciously decadent, Lucas gets hooked on Karlie’s killer body and fighting spirit. He wants to heal the pain he sees behind her eyes, but to protect her he needs to keep her close, especially now that her psycho ex won’t take a hint. Even as Lucas fights his own battle for custody of his young son, he knows that what he’s found with Karlie is real—and that he’d do anything to protect the woman he wants to take to the finish line.
ReviewWhile the story line is really interesting and something I would be drawn toward buying or picking up from the library, there were so many times I just shook my head at these characters.
On the day Karlie moves in, just days after meeting him, Lucas can't keep his hands to himself or her clothes on. What a way to treat a house guest that has a rough past and recently got out of a relationship with an abusive boyfriend. She should be handled with kid gloves and her reaction was perfect, curling in on herself is exactly how it should have been written. However, her actions after that were a little off. Yes, she's looking for love because she's a kid that grew up in the system and only has friends for family but it just didn't feel right because it was fast.
I wanted to like this, the story was there; it just needed some more depth to be believable. Rand has a way of writing, that despite all of these annoying, unrealistic character moves keeps me reading because I want to know what happens. It's so frustrating.
I'd really hoped to see some improvement from the author before she started her next contemporary series but that didn't seem to be the case as it was another 3 star too fake to be believable, instantaneous love story for me.
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I was provided with a copy of Loving Lucas in exchange for my honest review.