Friday, June 7, 2013

Love Plus One (G-Man #2)

Love Plus One (G-Man #2)
by the fabulous Andrea Smith
Published June 12, 2013

It had been a year ago that 19-year-old Lindsey Dennison's life had taken an abrupt turn. While away at Cornell for her freshman year at college, her parents' marriage had imploded. Lindsey learned the harsh truth about her father, and his involvement in criminal activity that was the focus of a major federal bust. Her father had slipped out of the country with his lover and cohort in crime, Susanne, shortly before the FBI arrest warrants could be served. He was now a fugitive from justice, deserting his only child. Lindsey was left trying to pick up the pieces of the life she now realized had been a house of secrets and lies for all of those years.

After her mother's marriage to Eric Slater, one of the special agents of the FBI involved in the federal investigation that occurred in their hometown of Indianapolis, Lindsey decides to start fresh at a new college close to where her mother, step-father and baby brother Bryce are now living outside of Washington, D.C.

Life is different now for Lindsey, but it is about to change even more. Her step-father's partner and best friend in the bureau, Trace "Taz" Matthews, is about to rock her world in more ways than one. Taz is nearly ten years older than Lindsey, but her initial interest in him is physical only. Lindsey has a problem that she is certain Taz can fix . . . but will he?

Despite their best efforts, Lindsey and Taz are tossed together by fate on more than one occasion, and this G-Man does not appreciate the distraction. There are complications for Sammie and Slate along the way as well. A risky pregnancy for Sammie requires the family to pull together and Lindsey's life suddenly becomes increasingly complicated.

There is a budding romance on the horizon for Lindsey with a wealthy, Ivy-League type guy she meets at school by the name of Kyzer Stanfield. Kyzer's interest in Lindsey does not sit well for Taz. When Lindsey must leave school to return home to help her mother, Taz is relieved that she will be distanced from the pursuit of Kyzer. . . but not for long.

Things are never quite as they seem. Lindsey will learn a brutal lesson about trust, compassion and strength. Taz will learn lessons about love, intimacy and honor, and that sometimes doing the right thing
 has consequences.

Warning: Explicit Sex, contains rape scene



My review

First, let me just say that Andrea Smith knows how to rock my world! She did not disappoint in this thrilling, amazing, brilliant book!!

Holy shit! This book was sooooo good. 5 star plus read for me. I am a huge Andrea Smith fan and if it wasn't cemented before, it is now! This is probably my favorite book from her so far. I love, love, love Lindsey. This book is good right from the start.

Lindsey is a little firecracker, but I love how respectful she is to her mom. I also love how Slate puts her in her place. Taz is yummy. He is such an alpha male, even though he's thinks he isn't. Taz reminds me of my men from Kristen Ashley's hot bunch. And let me tell you, that is a compliment of the highest caliber. Taz is right up there with my favorite book boyfriends.



I can't say enough good things about this book. I will say at one point, I lost it. What Kyzer did to Lindsey about tore me up. From the very start, I developed an emotional connection to Lindsey and then when that happened, I literally got sick. My stomach started cramping and I had to stop reading, get some water and tissues and take deep breaths. I have never in my life ever wanted to jump into my Nook and murder someone as much as I wanted to murder Kyzer and even that Susanne bitch. Taz should've put a bullet through his skull when he had the chance I am not a person who condones violence, but dammit that would've been justified. Taz handled it so well and finally brought Lindsey back. That was the point I knew I had fallen completely in love with Taz.

This is one of those books that stays on your mind for a while. For an author to write a story that gives the reader that much of an emotional attachment, that's saying a lot. I can't wait for the next installment. I don't know who is next, but I hope this series keeps right on going. I definitely need some Lindsey and Taz in the not so distant future. Maybe Darcy is next. Oooh she is so much fun. Darcy and Darin would be a good one. She is such a little spitfire.

And where the hell is Rat Bastard!?!

Onward bound, Mrs. Smith. Ready for the next one. Lord, let it be Darcy...fingers crossed. Squeee!

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