the typical rich-lady-falls-for-her-bodyguard scenario. Jessica Bird also writes as JR Ward, and while I think JR Ward is fabulous, out of this world, and now an all-time favorite author, Jessica Bird doesn't do it for me. the female lead is a whining creature, another female who says "i love you and would never try to change you" then on the very same page tries to do exactly that. UGH! I give it a two just because i did like the male lead.
I just finished this book and it was decent..I wouldn't say OOOOOOO, but a decent pool read...The sexual tension was drug out a bit along with the everyday life Grace leads..But I did feel for the two of them, Grace being married on the verge of divorce and John Smith trying to maintain his professionalism... and the two of them being seriously in lust with each other... It was a happy feel good at the end which pleased me. I could definitely see some similarities in John Smith/Grace and Butch/Marissa from Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series...John Smith could rip your blankity blank tongue out as well as Butch...:)
I just finished this book and enjoyed it very much! My first "Jessica Bird" read. The storyline was great and my teeth still ache from the tension between Grace and Smith. The emotions in the book were very real (like in all JR Ward books)and really made me want to cry at times. I definitely recommend it!
Very good read. The follow up book to this one was good as well. It's called and Irresistible Bachelor.
If you like Linda Howard's extreme alpha hero, this book is for you! Wow, what a hero.
Great romance along with a mystery. It kept me reading. :)
Good book! Alpha male meets an heiress with heart. Unfortunately, a serial killer is after her!
This book was ok. The sexual tension was there and good, however the actual story of the murders and her being in danger wasn't really there.
An Unforgettable Lady was originally published in 2004 under the penname Jessica Bird and was rereleased this year because of JR Ward's popularity. Grace Hall is a woman born of wealth and privilege. A madman had decided to target the richest most influential women of New York. One by one Grace's friends are being brutally murdered in their homes and Grace fears that she will be next. She hires John Smith, a body guard to the rich and famous who is the best in the business. What complicates things even more is that John and Grace shared a passionate moment a few days prior and neither thought they would see the other again.
An Unforgettable Lady was my first Jessica Bird book and a contemporary none the less. I am very familiar with Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood books which I have enjoyed very much. I was looking forward to this with enthusiasm. I thought it was a solid read with a few minor annoyances.
I liked both Grace and John's personalities. Grace although a high society princess, never acted like one. She was very considerate and polite of others, albeit she was always very contained when it came to her own emotions. Her buttoned up demeanor is what John is drawn to and he can't help but admire her poise. John himself is very contained when it comes to his emotions except when he is around Grace. Then he surprises himself when he is unable to remain in control. I enjoyed his inner monologues when he is trying to rationalize his attraction to Grace and the steps he plans to take to resolve this problem. As logical as he tries to be it doesn't exactly work out like he planned.
John and Grace fight their attraction to each other for most of the book. This is where the book falters for me somewhat. This is not a romantic suspense therefore John and Grace's relationship is front and center. While this may sound like a good thing, I felt that the middle of the book became stagnant with not enough of the plot moving forward. Grace and John fighting their attraction is okay the first couple of times, but after the fifth time, things were getting old. Lather, rinse and repeat. Other than a dull middle, the beginning and end were great. I can see myself reading more of Ward's contemporary books.
I loved this book. Looking forward to reading more from Jessica Bird. I definitely felt Ward's bald attitude here.
good beginning for JR Ward. is a great set up for her black dagger series. you can see some of JR's dagger characters building from this book.
J.R. Ward (or should I say Jessica Bird) writes an unbelievably great story of a high maintenance millionaire socialite and deadly serious body guard. Both characters are painted with every color in the emotional spectrum.
While Grace Hall is beautiful and wealthy, she still works damn hard running the family's foundation. She can fend for herself with evil backstabbers at work, an unknown sister popping up from the woodworks, and a super sexy, dedicated only to his work security specialist.
John Smith (great name, btw Ms. Ward!) probably has more emotions to battle than the prickly Grace Hall. He's lonely, overworked, undersexed, and needs a vacation badly. Still, the last thing he wants to do is finish his contract out with his client.
There is page rippin' suspense, steamy love scenes, humorous sidekicks, and intrigue in every chapter. I give this novel a five-star rating and two thumbs up!
Two world's collide when a rich beauty and a scarred body guard fall in love. Can he keep her safe? Will he give up his exciting life which is anthing but stable to be with her. Is there room for him in her world?
Great romantic suspense. Could not ut it down
Was a very good book, Hard to put it down. I can't wait till the next book comes out in July.
I liked the book. I like her writings as Jessica Bird.