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by Shelley Munro
Never look back…unless that’s where your heart belongs.
Love and Friendship, Book 2
Julia Maxwell was a seize-the-moment party girl until the night she spent with up-and-coming rocker Ryan Callander. From that moment, she was a one-man woman. Pity he hasn’t kept with the program.
Tired of the secrets that have kept her out of the press and Ryan’s fans happy, angry with mounting evidence of infidelity, Julia is older, wiser, and determined to divorce his cheatin’ ass.
Ryan’s long European tour had more than its share of hard knocks—one of which landed on his head when he was mugged. Divorce papers waiting for him at home are a shock that fills in some of the holes in his sketchy memory. But it could be too late to salvage his marriage.
If Ryan thinks flirtatious smiles, seductive touches, and hot-and-heavy kisses are going to smooth things over, Julia’s got a hammer with his name on it. To her surprise, he picks it up, determined to rebuild a bright future for both of them. But the past is lurking with some missing pieces that could bring their hearts crashing down.
Warning: Contains a pissed ex-stripper turned burlesque dancer, a bunch of nosy friends and a smooth-talking rocker with one thing on his mind. Stripper poles and skimpy costumes may be involved.
“You went to your family christening over Anniversary weekend. Julia and I went to Fiji for a four day break and married while we were there.”
“She’s served divorce papers on me,” Ryan said with a snarl, anger warring with the jagged knife slicing into his brain. He loved her, damn it. “I’m not letting her go without a fight.”
Caleb’s grin lit up his face. “And I worried I’d be bored taking a three-month break.” He rubbed his hands together. “This should be fun.”
“There’s nothing funny about a divorce.”
The amusement quit Caleb. “I know that, man, but I know you. Julia won’t stand a chance. She’ll be putty in your hands again in days. I’ll be your wingman.”
Ryan’s hackles rose and his fingers balled to fists. “You won’t be putting your hands on my wife again. That was a one-time thing.”
Caleb raised his hands in surrender, his gaze steady, reassuring, and some of the tension seeped from Ryan. Caleb was his friend, not the enemy.
“Why don’t we go back to the apartment, grab a few hours’ sleep then stake out her place. You can confront her when we run her to ground.”
It was a sensible solution, despite his need for immediate action. He hesitated before admitting to his exhaustion. The damn headache had taken hold, and his skull thumped like the crazy beat of Neil’s drums during a solo spot. “Yeah, okay. Sounds like a plan.”
Down but not out. Julia was his wife. His woman, and soon no one would doubt it, least of all her.
Let me start by saying that Ms. Munro is an auto buy author for me and she never disappoints me with her writing. Past Regrets is no exception to this rule. In some parts of the book, I was laughing so hard that I had coughing fits and then some place, I really wanted to knock some sense into Julia and Ryan.
Julia and Ryan started out as a one night that led to marriage. Tired of Ryan’ cheating and being on the road for a year, Julia decides to divorce him. Unbeknownst to her, Ryan has bee mugged and has amnesia. Yes, he does remember Julia but a lot of the details of their relationship are sketchy at best. This is where the story was awesome for me.
Ryan had to climb off the rock star pedestal and ask for Julia’s help in getting their memories back. Its not like he crawled back to her but he was going to fight for their marriage whether she liked it or not. Julia wanted to forget the good times and the real reason why she married him. I felt like this was the strongest part of the book. They had to work at being together and making it work.
What I didn’t like or I should say what I felt like overshadowed the love story was the club. Yes, there were funny moments and I appreciated the fact that Julia wanted to help her family but too much time was spent there for me. I felt like it took away from the romance of Julia and Ryan. The secondary characters were top notch and I can’t wait to see how the whole game show thing works out but again…too much time was spent there.
Overall, if you have never picked up a Shelley Munro book…shame on you. She does write erotic romance but there is always a point to it. And yes, I would still read her if she didn’t have sex in her books at all. Yes, she is THAT good. 🙂 I read her m/m books and love them and psst…I don’t read m/m.
Shelley Munro is tall and curvaceous with blue eyes and a smile that turns masculine heads everywhere she goes. She’s a university tutor and an explorer/treasure hunter during her vacations. Skilled with weapons and combat, she is currently in talks with a producer about a television series based on her world adventures.
Shelley is also a writer blessed with a VERY vivid imagination and lives with her very own hero in New Zealand. She writes mainly erotic romance in the contemporary, paranormal and historical genres for publishers Carina Press, Ellora’s Cave and Samhain Publishing. You can learn more about Shelley and her books at http://www.ShelleyMunro.com.
AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE: http://www.amazon.com/Shelley-Munro/e/B001JOWGNK
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