Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Author: Nikki Logan
Line: Harlequin Romance / Mills and Boon Cherish
Release month: North America: Jan 2011 UK: Nov 2010
The S-Factor: Sizzling
Brooding ex-soldier Clint McLeish isolates himself in the Outback. He trusts no one, but his game park needs a security coordinator—someone as tough as him, as intuitive as him. Someone with luscious curves, eyes to drown in and an enticing tattoo peeking out from under her tank top…?
Romy Carvell is no man's fool! She can see there's something missing in rugged Clint's life, and if she can overcome her inhibitions, she may be the woman to finally tame his heart!
Romy Carvell wanted this security job more than anything and she needed something to drive the point home. So with her eight year old son not far away from her in the Wild Springs gift shop she started shoplifting until green eyes locked on her. One thing was for sure, this tall green eyed man was military, just like her father. A father she was estranged from, a man that had ruled with an iron hand. And now she and her son were free from him.
Clint McLeish was quite the specimen. He was on military leave and had returned back home to his tree house in the woods and Wild Springs refuge. What he didn’t count on was the young woman applying for his security position would be so young or that to prove a point about the lack of security, she stole him blind and pointed it out during their interview. What he also didn’t count on was how much she and her adorable son would worm their way into his life.
The chemistry between Romy and Clint sizzled even though they both fought it every step of the way. And then she found out that he had been in special forces which made sense about how he held himself back and dealt with uncomfortable situations. He had the look of a man who had seen too much! As the weeks went on, many things happened, a dance, a kiss and then both of them sharing……true confessions. Romy told Clint about Leighton’s father and how her father had treated she and Leighton and her need to get away from her military dad. As for Clint, why he’d left the army on leave and the guilt he shared concerning his younger brother.
And then there was the relationship which grew between Clint and her son Leighton. Complicated? Yes, a little as they were sorting out their feelings and attraction for each other. Clint wanted to protect Romy. However, thanks to her father she didn’t want to be dominated. He didn’t want her to connect him to those feelings, ever!
Then add into the mix the fact that Romy didn’t trust Clint’s younger brother and in the end accused him of dishonest dealings at Wild Springs, also putting her son in harms way. I seriously wondered if this couple and little boy would get their chance to become a family because they all certainly deserved it. However, Clint’s brother in the end, got in their way and they had a horrible disagreement and because of what he asked of her she knew she would need to leave.
Talk about drama, a lost boy, violent men all involving Clint’s brother and Wild Springs. Would her knight in shining armour save the day and her son? The Soldier’s Untamed Heart was a beautiful romance giving the three of them their happy ending and family thanks to the very talented Nikki Logan. Nikki’s love for her Australian countryside certainly shown through and I felt I was right out there in the Outback with all of that wonderful wildlife.
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Reviewed by: Marilyn
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