Athletic sailor Madeline Maguire has yet to meet Mr. Right, in part because of the continuous stream of derogatory comments heaped upon her by her half-brother and her elegant half-sister who has slept with her past two boyfriends. Forced home by business concerns, she receives back up in facing her family from the bad boy friend of a friend. Tattooed, secretive, and riding a Harley, Spike is just what she needs to maintain her confidence and maybe even find her happily ever after. I was literally moved to tears at one point in this book and can't wait to find the rest of the books in the series.
Out of all the 4 Moorehouse books in this series this is the best. I love the chemistry and sparks between Spike and Mad. Great characters, great read. This is a must own. I couldn't wait for it to get posted so I bought my own copy at eharlequin.com.
As far as bad boy Spike Moriarty was concerned, Madeline Maguire defined female perfection. When they'd met, she'd walked up as if she wsn't the most gorgeous thing on the planet and asked to see his tatoos. He--a tough guy who'd make grown men run--had just about passed out. But their connection was definitely one way...it had to be. Because he could never be the man in a million she wsa looking for, not with the things he'd done and seen. So far as long as she'd let him, he'd give her whatever she wanted. He'd worry about her walking away when it happened.
Spike Moriarty was fascinated with Madeline Maguire from the first moment he met her. But he knew a relationship with her was out of the question. A rich successful girl like her would never accept a guy with his past. As it turns out, Mad is attracted to Spike. But given her trust issues and his troubled past, will the two be able to get their relationship off the ground?
This was a category romance with a relatively predictable story. But even with the hated "big misunderstanding" thrown into the plot, I still had a hard time putting this book down. I totally loved both Spike and Mad together and just wanted to see how they overcame their problems. My rating: 4.5 Stars.