Rachel is one of Susan Napier's best heroines as she's 6' tall, zoftig, has a quick wit, and isn't stupid enough to jump to conclusions. All evening he has been sexually crude and provocatively insulting to the voluptuous stranger, and now he demonstrates how close his disrespect is to his physical desire for her. I so look forward to reading more of Ms Napier's work after having read this one. She'd been trying to avoid a scandal -- instead, she found herself being blackmailed! All come only from the fertile mind of whoever writes these things at Harlequin. I am used to Napier subverting various genre stereotypes, so I think I give her the benefit of the doubt more often than not.
After they married, she left the newspaper to work for a film company where she learned the art of dialogue. Take a minute to wrap your mind around that. Was Matthew planning to make Rachel his mistress simply out of revenge? Generally, even if the heroine is very tall, the hero just has to be at least a few inches taller, and usually by at least half a foot. Yet Matthew oozed sex appeal: he simply didn't need to blackmail Rachel into his bed! She also has a 15 year old daughter who she adopted out to her older sister because the kid was a result of a rape when Rachel was 15 herself. The only way this could've made me happier is if Rachel would've had a scene where she got to rescue Matthew.
And while trying to straighten out the situation, they end up falling in love. But unfortunately, the big confrontation with the villain was rather lack luster. Thanks for giving me a different perspective on that. I was soo pleasantly surprised! But was he driven by desire--or deception? He immediately blames her for the blackmail. In fact, they basically just talk it out which was a little lame after having such a huge build up. She gave her standard tart response.
Y, esta también un elegante hombre no treintañero, aun le faltan algunos añitos Matthew, un viudo que le faltan algo de pantalones. He immediately blames her for the blackmail. She was only trying to help Matt when the turned up drunk at a party, then tried to hit on her, she has no idea where the photos came from. But where was the revulsion, the fear and the fury to defend herself now? Matt admits that he has feelings for her and he helps Rachel through some difficult times, and they grow closer. When Rachel Blair had offered to help Matthew Riordan undress after a party, her intentions had been purely innocent.
And she's always looking for the next mind-blowing read, so feel free to share any suggestions! Somehow she manages to pull me along and make it all vastly entertaining. Matthew certainly wanted Rachel as his mistress. Yet Matthew oozed sex appeal; he simply didn't need to blackmail Rachel into his bed! Napier: When someone on Twitter mentioned that your older book, The Mistress Deception, features a virgin widow er, I bolted right over to Amazon to purchase a digital copy, excited at the idea of a Harlequin Presents playing against type in this way. If this is the first time you have read a Susan Napier, don't pick this book. The characters are interesting, the plot is pretty good and there's plenty of chemistry and steam.
Mereka pun kerja sama memecahkan kasus ini. Unfortunately, mention cannot be made here of what the suspense is, or it'll spoil the story! After an extended physical struggle, Rachel has to subdue Matthew physically, eventually tying his hands to the headboard of the guest bed after he pulls the top of her dress down and begins fondling her breasts, begging her for more. In an effort to thwart the media fallout should the blackmailer make good on his claims, they come up with a plan to say that they are an engaged couple and are therefore forced into each others lives. It's not like its got the best writing in the world… and there's a dumb mystery plot… and some other dumb stuff at the end… but still, this book managed to hit virtually all of my happy buttons. She checks it out, and discovers the girl is still missing.
Add to that the glasses, and you've just described my type. It's not like its got the best writing in the world… and there's a dumb mystery plot… and some other dumb stuff at the end… but still, this book managed to hit virtually all of my happy buttons. I have read one book where they were the same height, but that's it. Matt is a complex, loveable character and Rachel is intelligent, independent and savvy. Heck he came across as a spoiled, bully. Her shoulder bumped against a shelf of folded sheets as she hastily tried to widen the distance between them in the narrowly confined space. The only option open to Rachel is to encourage him to leave but when that fails she deftly makes him stumble into the swimming pool.
Was Matthew planning to make Rachel his mistress simply out of revenge? Aunt Jane, however, doesn't leave it at that. But was he driven by desire -- or deception? Pictures are then sent to each of them as blackmail attempts and each one thinks that the other one is behind the blackmail. While he can barely remember their tumble with his clothes, the photos lead his thoughts in directions he hadn't thought. The hero was a virgin, which is always something I like. Because of the issues I had I couldn't give it more but I still liked it and enjoyed her writing style.
But was he driven by desire--or deception? Any Susan Napier fans will definitely want this book, and so will people who love steam! When Rachel offered to help Matthew Riordan undress after a party, her intentions were purely innocent. I kept picturing Rosalind Russell. Matthew Riordan received some photos of him drunk out of his mind and in several compromising positions with Rachel Blair. The balance of power between them feels unusually equal and Napier teases us a bit by suggesting kinky ways in which they could play with that, without ever actually going there. What blackmailing into his bed and into being his mistress? Fortunately, Rachel is not the hand-wringing type, and she sets out to surreptitiously follow Matthew to determine his intentions with the photos. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.