Compulsion

Compulsion➷ Compulsion Free ➭ Author Charlotte Lamb – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk Should she believe a stranger's wordsLissa had never heard of Luc Ferrier before But he was well known as Lucifer at the hotel casino where she workedAll her instincts cried out that he was dangerous Should she believe a stranger's wordsLissa had never heard of Luc Ferrier before But he was well known as Lucifer at the hotel casino where she workedAll her instincts cried out that he was dangerous not only as a gambler but as a man So why should she blindly accept the shocking things he was telling her about Chris her longtime fianceAnd even if he was right about Chris trusting Luc would be like jumping from the frying pan into the fire For she knew exactly what Luc was after. Charlotte Lamb does romantic suspense and it's fabulous Seriously it was as good as any of those Great Linda Howard covert agent numbers I just wished she had been able to push the envelope further into a full length suspense story Because of the constraints of the Harleuin format she unfortunately had to cut it short at a crucial moment view spoilerthe H and h get away from the baddies on the high seas without a death defying pursuit or further retribution down the line hide spoiler Nice but unmemorable little story Noteworthy elements No Other Woman present here at all and a passionate handsome criminally dangerous Other Man Hero helps heroine escape from mafioso like OM's island and they live happily ever after Cute parts You don't hate it when I touch you I know you say you do but your body tells me something very differentMy body's a liar thenNo Lissa you're the liarYou're too young and I'd be a swine if I married you You ought to marry someone of your own age someone suitableI'll start looking around for someoneYou damned well won't You'll marry me Lissa however insane it may be because if you go away I couldn't stand it Compulsion is the story of Luc and LissaLissa works in a hotel casino for her fiancee Chris and works their as an evening singer She has known Chris since childhood and when he eventually proposes she accepts not noticing the kid gloves he and everyone around him treats her withHer illusions are shattered when the notorious gambler Luc enters her life and takes a liking to her showing her the truth about her fiancee with a lot of bruising kisses and ultimately whisks her awayGood story with atypically low angst devoted hero and an innocent heroine CL has done this plot many times before but this time it was executed wellSWE35 Wasn't bad kind of a coming of age novel There was a huge amount of drama surrounding the heroine and the hero was a knight in shining armor Generally these one word title story are a hoot Very compelling stories This one is compelling no doubt but flawed tooIt was a good read while it lasted but paled in retrospect Too unreal to be relatable for one thingThe girl is a 20 year old cocooned island dweller straight out of the convent Her guardian cum childhood friend cum fiancee is a rogue a thug He runs his nefarious business on the island behind the facade of a hotelThe hero is a 37 year old gambler arrived on holiday Loses his marbles over the 20 year old girl in a bikini on Day 1 The rest of the story is just his mad pursuit of the girl First saving her from the bad boy fiance And then winning her for himselfThe methods he uses to get her on his side are just pushy overt sexual encounters The girl surely likes them but is bewildered too Convent girl remember ??She figures out with the hero'es help that the fiance is up to no good So flees her island with the hero But now she is stuck with Rowdy #2 the hero The hero actually is a disgustingly respectable merchant banker He was just living it up in the island sailing gambling What's He makes the most ardent confession about why he tried to use a little force to seduce the girl He felt the age difference between them was a big bother and that very shortly she will tire of him Fair point actuallyThe girl when she hears the magical word 'marriage' from him instead of the dreaded 'mistress' word she is all song and dance And vows to never tire of himWell such crazy unreal stories are meant to be just a fantasy read Its foolish to think if such lead pairs will stand the test of timeSo I give up my rational sensible self And willingly succumb to his crazy non sense Ok Nothing wrong nothing memorable I liked it uite a bit Though I would have liked a confrontation with view spoilerthe fiancé hide spoiler Should she believe a stranger's words?Lissa had never heard of Luc Ferrier before But he was well known as Lucifer at the hotel casino where she workedAll her instincts cried out that he was dangerous not only as a gambler but as a man So why should she blindly accept the shocking things he was telling her about Chris her longtime fiance?And even if he was right about Chris trusting Luc would be like jumping from the frying pan into the fire For she knew exactly what Luc was after First no one gets laid unfortunately Heroine doesn't get knocked around really and the tension is minimal Still I liked this hero even if the heroine was a bit of a twit Lissa is a sweet 20 year old happily living a comfortable life until she meets Luc Ferrier also known as Lucifer He stirs up a passion in her that she has never felt before and reveals shocking facts about her long term fiancé and childhood friend Chris Lissa finally realises the truth about Chris and realises she needs help to get away from him Luc rescues her but at what cost?This was great although it took me a moment to get past the stupid nickname of Lucifer The relationship between Luc and Lissa progresses at a nice pace Lissa knows that Chris is dangerous and that she can't stay with him but she also doesn't want to swap from one user to another Unfortunately she does need to accept Luc's offer of help or she won't be able to leave Chris and start a new life for herself but she has self respect than to just go ahead and jump into bed with him The final declarations of undying never ending love are somewhat sudden but I suppose that's not uncommon in category romances with limited pages Overall I recommend this if you want a nice read 2008 Review Sweet My thoughts I loved the story it was very exciting fast read and enjoyable I'm kinda into the young heroine older hero But not just that the story I thought was really good it was almost like an adventure And I liked it that the heroine didn't lose her values and didn't just say to heck with it i'll be with him even if it'll hurt me stuff like that But of course she didn't have to fear the hero was totally in love with her you'll know it by the few pages to the ending yay Very enjoyable I gave it four star coz I wish the book was longer

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 189 pages
  • Compulsion
  • Charlotte Lamb
  • English
  • 11 December 2016
  • 9780373104222