Friday, November 22, 2019

Unmanageable by Lavinia Kent

A woman with a plan—and the man who shakes it all up.

Veronica Andersen might not need a man in her life, but in the bedroom... well, that’s a different story. With her eye on making partner at her father’s law firm, she doesn’t have time to think about much beyond a fling. So when she can’t get her mind off the hot young thing who walks her dog, Veronica knows exactly what to do.

Brian Walsh isn’t just a dog walker. He’s a former hockey pro who’s rebuilding his life after a career-ending injury on the ice. He’s taking his time and enjoying his current freedom—and the four-legged companionship. If only he could stop fantasizing about the best two legs he’s ever seen...

Brian and Veronica can’t help coming together. Again. And again. Suddenly, Veronica finds herself throwing all her best-laid plans out the window. Could she possibly have fallen in love with a man who’s wrong in every way—except the only one that matters?

Lavinia Kent’s seductive Forbidden Cove novels can be enjoyed together or separately.

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Book 2
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

3.5 stars rounded up for Baxter!

This is the second book in the series, and I would recommend book one to you, although it is not essential to have read it to enjoy this one.

I rather like that this series is unconventional in its romantic choices. The last book was about an older woman having a relationship with her stepdaughter's ex. In fact, there was nothing really seedy or sordid about it, but the idea is one which we are conditioned to have preconceptions about. Here Veronica is also older than Brian, but the issue here is one of snobbery about his seeming lack of a proper job. For a lawyer, she is hopeless at keeping her thoughts to herself and she is extremely offensive at times, possibly not even realising that she is doing it. It is not an attractive trait, and one that the reader is forced to confront. I imagine that some people will judge her poorly, and yet be guilty of similar, as we are often swift to form opinions of others... even if reluctant to admit it. So I felt that Kent was making a clever point (as she has done in many books before), although there will some who do not appreciate it.

As we get to see how Veronica has lived her life and how her family have shaped her thinking, it is easy to see why she has become so conditioned by it. I forgave her a great deal when we see what a misogynistic culture she works within, and how lonely she is – with the exception of her dead brother's Basset hound, Baxter. So, she really isn't very skilled in the art of relationships, and certainly struggles to recognise love, or even some levels of human decency. Brian is fascinated by her I think, as she is the opposite of the puck bunnies who have been following him around, and his anonymity is a pleasurable change. Of course, it is that which causes much of the trouble between them, and it was interesting to see how Kent could possibly pull that around. Her solution is the absolute best, and I was very happy by the end of the book that everyone got their just desserts.

Also Available in the Forbidden Cove Series

Book 1
Buy Links

Amazon US  ~  Amazon UK  ~  Amazon Au  ~  Amazon Ca
B&N  ~  Google Play  ~  iTunes  ~  Kobo

For reviews & more info, check out our Unsuitable post.

Lavinia Kent is a former two-term president of the Washington Romance Writers and a four-time Romance Writers of America Golden Heart nominee. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her family and an ever-changing menagerie of pets.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Unmanageable (Forbidden Cove #2) by Lavinia Kent to read and review.

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