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Friday, August 7, 2009

...and Able by Lucy Monroe

And Able by Lucy Monroe
Publisher: Kensington Publishing (Brava)
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full (333 pages)
Heat: Spicy
Rating: 5 Books
Reviewed by Tiger Lily

Meet three sexy men who individually are Ready, Willing, and Able to go the distance—and together, are unstoppable…

Claire Sharp trusts few people and relies on no one. But after her life is threatened, ex-mercenary Brett Adams blows into her self-contained world, full of southern charm and rugged good looks. But Claire is not about to fall into Brett’s bed. For one thing, the guy has a no-commitment clause that would stump most big-shot attorneys, and for another, despite her response to his sensual kisses, in Claire’s experience sex isn’t exactly fireworks and brass bands...

Brett plans to prove her wrong. He’ll give her a white-hot pleasure like nothing she’s ever known and she’ll realize that some things in life are worth every risk. When the threat to Claire grows dangerously close, pitting them against deadly odds, Brett will do whatever it takes to save her. Because Claire Sharp has just found herself a man who’s ready to bring it on, willing to do what it takes, and able to go the distance.

The one you love may not be the one you think you deserve, but when it’s right, it’s right. In the case of Brett and Claire, she’s got to be willing to accept in and he’s got to be... Able.

The final installment in Lucy Monroe’s Ready, Willing, ... and Able trilogy ends with a bang in ...and Able. In this story, Ms. Monroe creates characters that stay with the reader long after the book ends. You want these two people, so totally suited for each other, to make a go of it. You feel like you’re a part of the story and watching two close friends fumble into a relationship.

I liked the secondary characters as well as the primary characters. They added color to the story and deepened the impact.

Claire’s home is broken into and some of her things are stolen. It’s up to Brett to not only save the files and items, but also Claire. Someone wants her dead, yet she’s not sure why. She just wants to finish college and move on with her life. She keeps asking herself, who wants whatever secrets she doesn’t know she’s keeping? Brett wants to protect her and make her his own.

Claire and Brett want to want each other. Their friends are romantically paired up and happy. But can happiness really be in the cards for them? Brett’s only desire is to be with Claire. Can they see beyond their present to make their future together?

If you want a sexy trilogy with impact and human emotion, then this is the trilogy for you. If you want a fun read for a summer night, then ...and Able is the novel for you. I give this book 5 books.