Title: Hands Off (Love in the Suburbs Book 3)
Author: D.E. Haggerty
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Billionaire Romance
I am done with men. D – O – N – E. DONE! I don’t care how much billionaire Roman Cadwell pushes (and, oh boy, does the sexy man push ALL my buttons), I am not dating him. Especially not when he’s wearing a golden band around his ring finger. I do not get involved with married men. Call it my line in the sand. If a man can’t be faithful, I want not one single thing to do with him. But what if Roman isn’t really married? What then? No, no, no. I will not fall into Lying McLiarson’s trap. Only every time the man touches me, my body forgets I’m a good girl and wants to give in. Hands off, Mr. Lying Pants, before I forget I’m a good girl. Although – no one said I had to be a good girl forever. Author’s Note: This romantic comedy contains absolutely, positively NO cheating. None. But it does have a whole bunch of witty dialogue and a super sweet happily ever after. And maybe more drama than the author originally intended. What can she say? The characters have minds of their own.
Hands Off is book 3 of the Love in the Suburbs series but can be read as a standalone.
Bailey is through with men, especially married men. No way is she giving billionaire Roman Cadwell the time of day. #1 he's married. #2 he's married. #3 did I mention he's married? But the more she rejects him, the more he pursues her. When she discovers he's not married, she's still wary. Her insecurities abound and she honestly doesn't feel worthy of true love like her bestie Frankie has found. But Roman knows what he wants and he wants Bailey. Can he show her she's not only worthy of love but can trust him with her heart?
Hands Off is one of those romances where you better be sitting down while reading or else the swooning will get a little embarrassing. Out of all the heroes in D.E. Haggerty's universe, Roman is top-dog. He's rich, so he can lavish his 'angel' with gifts, adventures and romantic gestures. But it's his heart which wins the day for me. He's compassionate without being needy, he's funny with an acerbic sense of humor, he's grounded thanks to his family and he loves his angel with his whole being.
Hands Off is a billionaire romance and one I read in one sitting. The conflict raging in Bailey is one many women will relate to. The bantering between Bailey and Roman heats up the sexual tension between them. The dialogue is so funny, I laughed my head off. The romantic pitfalls and joys Bailey and Roman go through together make them a stronger couple in the end. It's the best book in the Love in the Suburbs series. Highly recommend!
My Rating: 5+ stars
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I grew up reading everything I could get my grubby hands on, from my mom's Harlequin romances, to Nancy Drew, to Little Women. When I wasn't flipping pages in a library book, I was penning horrendous poems, writing songs no one should ever sing, or drafting stories which have thankfully been destroyed. College and a stint in the U.S. Army came along, robbing me of free time to write and read, although on the odd occasion I did manage to sneak a book into my rucksack between rolled up socks, MRIs, t-shirts, and cold weather gear. After surviving the army experience, I went back to school and got my law degree. I jumped ship and joined the hubby in the Netherlands before the graduation ceremony could even begin. A few years into my legal career, I was exhausted, fed up, and just plain done. I quit my job and sat down to write a manuscript, which I promptly hid in the attic before returning to the law. But practicing law really wasn’t my thing, so I quit (again!) and went off to Germany to start a B&B. Turns out running a B&B wasn’t my thing either. I polished off that manuscript languishing in the attic before following the husband to Istanbul where I decided to give the whole writer-thing a go. But ten years was too many to stay away from my adopted home. I packed up again and moved to The Hague where, in between tennis matches and failing to save the world, I’m currently working on my next book. I hope I’ll always be working on my next book.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N