Melody I never expected forever when I married Lucas all those years ago It was a dare, encouraged by one too many vodka shots It s surprising neither of us annulled the marriage But the truth is, I can t be a wife, not to any man, not even to sweet, wonderful Lucas, thanks to the monsters of my past that still haunt me to this day By some miracle, when I was desperatMelody I never expected forever when I married Lucas all those years ago It was a dare, encouraged by one too many vodka shots It s surprising neither of us annulled the marriage But the truth is, I can t be a wife, not to any man, not even to sweet, wonderful Lucas, thanks to the monsters of my past that still haunt me to this day By some miracle, when I was desperate to save my brother, Lucas reappeared in my life Lucas, who d helped me so many times in the six months I d shared his home as a sixteen year old foster kid I had little choice but to take his offer move to his Wyoming ranch and be his wife, for real this time He doesn t know the reason why I need the money, and it s a secret I can t tell Lucas Running into Melody in an Iowa bar seemed like fate And when I heard she was in trouble, I had to help her, because I ve always felt protective over her In my heart, she s always been mine Now that she s with me at Devil Creek Ranch, I find it impossible to ignore the feelings I ve carried for her since I was seventeen I want a wife, a partner in life as well as in my bed, but I know she is hiding something from me Something I fear may drive us apart in the end Publisher s Note This sweet romance contains elements of power exchange, adult language and sensual scenes.
Taming His Virgin Wife Devil Creek Ranch Book Melody I never expected forever when I married Lucas all those years ago It was a dare encouraged by one too many vodka shots It s surprising neither of us annulled the marriage But the truth is I c
I loved this book Lucas is sweet, sure of himself, an alpha male, and believes in spanking Melody is insecure, afraid to get attached because of her past, looks out for her brother, and has always liked Lucas These two characters always seem to find their way back to each other Although they had an unusual start, they just keep on trying as they move forward However, can Lucas save Melody from herself as well as outside circumstances Will Melody finally trust Lucas enough to stand by her no matt [...]
QUIETING THE MONSTERSI enjoyed this spicy sweet emotional story of two people, Melody and Lucas, and how fate intervenes The story is an emotional roller coaster ride, especially for Melody as she deals with the demons that have haunted her since childhood, the recklessness of her brother, and the one man who was there when they were teens and has never been far from her thoughts.Melody and her younger brother Mike had a rough childhood, with a prostitute for a mother, hearing her with her Johns [...]
I found this book to be exhausting The emotional angst lasted through the majority of the book I understood Melody had a rough childhood, and she struggled as an adult I felt like Lucas was both foolish, yet at the same time generous to get involved with Melody I understood that Lucas felt protective, and loved her But, I thought the angst would have ended earlier.What I couldn t understand is why so much of the book has to be such a struggle For that reason, I really didn t feel like it was muc [...]
This was a heartwarming story of a girl who just couldn t seem to catch a break Raised by a prostitute mother and then bouncing from foster home to foster home leads Melody to the love of her life, Lucas But life always seems to get in the way of their growing love Melody s little brother needs her help and Lucas might be her only way to help him Melody finds it hard to trust those around her because of her childhood and yet Lucas is there for her This was one of those heart wrenching type stori [...]
Love Will Find You If You Wait Long EnoughWell written eBook makes it easy to imagine the monster that still haunts her today Though she had picked it up as a child growing up so very long ago.Abuse is so real, whether mental, emotional, verbal, sexual or physical abuse, either one or all can leave their victim a shattered being, even as an adult Refusing to allow her to be happy even for a minute But if anyone can chase those monsters away it is Lucas And Lucas was determined to find a way to d [...]
I came out of this book deciding that I didn t always like Melody but I did overall like the story I really liked Lucas but at times wondered why he bothered with Olivia I found her quite unpleasant at times I m not sure I would like to have a friend like her But then I realised that a lot of the problems I have about her character could be due to her life story while I m still unsure I would like her, she did garner my sympathy understanding There were a number of great side characters in this [...]
Your heart will just ache for Melody Life has not been friendly to Melody, but she had a short time where she felt wanted and that was with Lucas When they married in Vegas and soon after Melody took off, the marriage was a sham right However, when Lucas runs into Melody again and brings her back to his ranch has he made a mistake Melody doesn t trust, but with Lucas strong hand can they find a happily ever after This was a good book about overcoming your past and a very sweet love story A very [...]
I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book Melody was a foster child in Lucas family home He looked out for her during the time she was in his parent s care before she ran When they saw each other years later, they made a life altering decision that, once again, years after that, would bring about an effort to finally try to have a relationship for him and for her, to save a life Melody has many issues and he is determined to get past them all Spanking romance.
I enjoyed this story Although, I can t say I agreed with the disciplinary actions I mean, if this story was set 50 years ago, then I feel it would have worked but nowadays, it just felt a bit abusive.I liked the characters, though, despite not always agreeing with their actions or way of thinking, their chemistry really worked well It was easy to feel Melody s pain and insecurities because it was well written Nothing ever dragged on, and I found myself reading the whole thing in one go.
Taming His Virgin Wife is the first book I read from Miss Starke I liked her writing style, it drew me in from the first minute Lucas and Melody were made for each other, even if they didn t realize it when they married a couple of years ago When Melody is having trouble, Lucas takes her back to his ranch and shows her that he deserves to be her husband in every way He also doesn t hesitate to take her over his knees All in all I really enjoyed reading the story.
I really enjoyed this book It was touching, sweet in some places, heart breaking in a lot of others I felt Melody s motivations are somewhat easy to figure out sad, but understandable It is Lucas who is a little of a mystery This is a well written book I loved it and look forward to from Ms Starke I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.
I enjoyed this story There were times Olivia wasn t very likeable, but I think the author gave enough backstory to make her behavior understandable Lucas was the strong and steady hero throughout, never failing Olivia This was my first book by this author, and I look forward to reading from her in the future.I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.
Melody has problems trusting anyone due to her childhood being filled with foster homes and homelessness Lucas is the boy who protected her for a short while when she stayed at his parents for a foster home When her younger brother runs away, she follows Years later, they meet in Las Vegas and after a few too many shots, d Melody tie the knot Before they can truly be husband and wife, Melody runs away.Neither one has ever had the marriage annulled, so running into each other almost 10 years late [...]