Friday, November 7, 2014
Review of Stone, At Your Service by Rie Warren
Stone, At Your Service by Rie Warren
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Oh my goodness that was such a fun read! I freaking LOVE Josh Stone. Not because he’s sexy … and he is. Not because he’ll do anything for a friend … because he does. Not because he’s a take-charge, alpha male … and oh my lord is he ever. Not even because of the way he treats Leelee as he attempts to win her heart while trying to protect her from the world. The reason I love Josh Stone is for the way he loves his son. It was the sweetest effing thing I’ve ever read. I’m blown away by Ms. Warren’s ability to write such a multi-faceted character who was so heart-stoppingly sexy while being heart-breakingly sweet (yes, I’m making up words here) and making him believable.
And Leelee is just as great of a character as Josh. She’s vulnerable, unbelievably shy, witty, and drawn to Stone like a moth to a flame. Considering the reason for her previous breakup and her belief that Josh and Nicky are a committed GAY couple, her resistance in completely understandable … even if it’s futile. I absolutely loved it when she stood up to LaForge – both times. I felt frustrated for her as she fought her desire to be with Josh – thinking that he’s involved with someone and that he’s gay. The need to control their actions and responses when around one another resulted in some rather explosive sex scenes when they finally got together.
Ms. Warren has kicked off her Carolina Bad Boys series with a bang. Stone, At Your Service is an excellent start for the series. She has created a great cast of characters that I’m looking forward to learning more about in future books in the series. I was thoroughly entertained as I laughed and cried with Josh and Leelee. This is a definite reread for me and I am so looking forward to the next book in the series for Nicky’s story.
I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
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