Thursday, April 18, 2013

Real Men Don't Quit (Real Men #2) by Coleen Kwan

Real Men Don't Quit (Real Men #2) by Coleen Kwan
This is an adult contemporary romance (Rated R)
(Four Real Hearts)
Book Summary
Serial bachelor. Celebrity author. Her perfect forever?

When famous author Luke Maguire decides to write his next novel in the small town of Burronga, Australia, he's sure he can ignore the fiery redhead next door. Not only has he just been burned from a high-profile breakup, but he's never been one to set down roots. No, he'll finish his novel and leave Burronga. And soon.

Tyler Jones just wants to run her business with her best friend, Ally, and take care of her three-year-old daughter, Chloe. She's never needed help from anyone, especially not a man, and the brooding, rugged writer next door can't tempt her. Not in the least.

Only Tyler and Luke can't stay away from each other. So they set rules. No staying overnight, no future plans, no sappy good-byes when Luke inevitably quits town. But the chemistry between them is too strong to contain in a rulebook. Are Luke and Tyler ready to risk their lives of independence for something more?
My Review
First let’s start with the good stuff. Who wouldn’t love a book about a single mother finally getting her man and one who is so liked by the ladies? I also really enjoyed that this guy liked kids but it wasn’t like he didn’t like kids until he met hers. He was genuinely got along well with children. But I don’t want to give everything away. So I’ll stop there.
What I didn’t like.
I didn’t like the sex aspect of the story. I can say that this author was a tease and left me with blue balls if I was a boy. But I’m not.
It really bugged me that she gave some details to the foreplay that led up to sex and then sex was concluded in one sentence with a few adjectives the first time and saying she woke up in the morning on the next time.
Personally, I don’t need a book with sex in it. But if you are going to go so far to say “cupping breast”, don’t treat me like a child and ignore the act itself. It’s not like I need gory details, but something would have been better than nothing, if you are leading with the phrase above.
It would have been better if all sex was left out totally and said something like ‘He turned my body to liquid fire’. And leave all details including foreplay out. That is a personal opinion. It left me frustrated as you can tell. The words leading up to the act suggest we are going to get a hell of a lot more than we got.
Overall though, I did like the romance (sans sex) a lot. I thought it was a solid story.
My book boyfriend is Luke.
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