Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Review: An Unforgettable Lady by J.R. Ward

An Unforgettable Lady (An Unforgettable Lady #1) by J.R. Ward (writing as Jessica Bird)
Synopsis (Goodreads):
Grace Hall is a society beauty-but her fortune has made her the target of a madman killing off Manhattan's most influential women. Her new live-in bodyguard is uncompromising, hard-hearted John Smith. Moving into Grace's penthouse is the last thing he wants, but saying no isn't an option. As he lays down the rules for his new client, angry sparks ignite between them-as does an incendiary desire. As the warm nights grow hot, and the killer closes in, Grace and Smith face a crucial choice: follow the rules or follow their hearts.
My Thoughts: This book was more in line with the writing style J.R. Ward uses in her Black Dagger books - a little darker and edgier than her other Jessica Bird books. I liked that edginess. It kept things moving and kept the sexual tension running high. I approve of high levels of sexual tension, by the way. In case you didn't know.

I always like exploring when a character is so much more than they seem on the surface. In this case, Grace seems like she has everything -- a fairytale marriage complete with a handsome titled Lord, wealth, and a thriving social life. In reality, her marriage is in shambles, she terribly lonely, and her life lately has revolved around her late father's business. She puts on a brave front for everyone but she's a woman teetering on the edge of collapse. Being on the hit list for someone who's targeting women in her social circle does not help with her stress levels.

Enter John Smith. Mr. Enigmatic doesn't make any bones about sticking around once the job's done. Yet... he's attracted to Grace in a way he hasn't been with another woman. But her life is still in danger and he has a job to do.

Honestly, I liked this book. It moved fast enough to keep me on my toes and yet the romance didn't feel rushed. *thumbs up*

Books in this series
1. An Unforgettable Lady - Paperback | Kindle
2. An Irresistible Bachelor

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  1. I agree. This book had good amounts of danger and sexual tension. I really enjoyed it myself! :)

    1. I read one of her (writing as Jessica Bird) other books a while back and it wasn't quite on par with this one. J.R. Ward does edgy tension well.

  2. I haven't tried any of J.R. Ward's other books besides the Black Dagger Brotherhood. I'm glad to hear she still has the sexual tension for I don't think I could live without that in her novels.

    1. Agreed! I was a little scared going into these books but this one at least felt like her BDB books.

  3. "I always like exploring when a character is so much more than they seem on the surface."

    YES, THIS.