Thursday, August 21, 2014

Review Say No to Joe? by Lori Foster

Title: Say No to Joe?
Author: Lori Foster
Series: Visitation, North Carolina
Release Date: August 1st 2003


Irresistible force - 
meet immovable object

Joe Winston has a routine with women: he exists; they swoon; roll credits. With his smoldering looks, macho style, and irrepressible charm, Joe can have any woman - except the one he really wants. Secretly, Luna Clark may lust after Joe, but she's made it clear that she's too smart to fall for him. He can just keep holding his breath, thank you very much. But now, Luna's inherited two kids who need more than she alone can give in a small town that seems hell-bent on driving them away. She needs someone to help out... someone who can't be intimidated... someone like Joe. Becoming an instant family wasn't what Joe had in mind, but hey, it's a start, and you can't blame a guy for trying every angle.
After all, where there's a Joe, there's a way... 
straight into a woman's heart.

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Since first publishing in January 1996, Lori Foster has become a USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly and New York Times bestselling author. Lori has published through a variety of houses, including Kensington, St. Martin’s, Harlequin, Silhouette, Samhain, and Berkley/Jove. She is currently published with HQN.


“But hey, Joe was naked, and if that wasn’t enough to make any red-blooded female shake, then what could?”

Oh Joe! That's pretty much what I've been thinking, while reading this book. It's not the first time I read it and I remember loving it but I absolutely ADORED it this time, I adored Joe Winston!

It all starts with Luna needing his help. Let's just go back, a little bit, to how they met. Both Joe and Luna were side characters in a previous book, one with one of Joe's cousins. Joe was helping Zane out at his store, when Luna sashayed inside with a huge smile and food. She was Tamara, Zane's now-wife's assistant at her store. Long story short, Joe thought she was flirting and copped a feel. He woke up wearing the food Luna had brought and watched her storm away.
Luna had been avoiding him and the chemistry between them because Joe Winston was trouble, plain and simple. He was anti-marriage, anti-settling down and anti-sleeping with only one woman. Luna didn't want to have her heart broken, but she didn't have a choice when she woke up a guardian to a cousin's kids. Joe walked the fine line between legal and illegal, it wasn't really all that black and white in his world, so he was perfect for what she had in mind. 
Of course that none of them counted on falling in love. 

“What I want to do to you, with you, is way beyond fucking, honey. Way beyond.”
I loved how Luna stood up to him and she, being free spirited and independent, knew when to back down and let him handle things, even when she didn't like it. The kids, Willow and Austin have been through so many things and Luna is perfect for them! She really does come to love them easily and fast. Joe's not immune to them either. The big bad Joe, loyal to a fault and not thinking twice before charging after a possible threat will make you  laugh, swoon, melt and fall hopelessly in love with him. 

I simply cannot tell you enough to read this book! 5 stars, then, now and forever because I'll be rereading this baby many times. 

"Are you able to move much?"  
"The hips work just fine, honey. Course, it'd probably be easier if you did all the - hey, c'mon now, Luna, I was just teasing."

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