Ay by people arriving on the scene He later ses the recorder to send her messages with it to remind her that he has her in his crosshairs but she s all It didn t all go down that way if I just pretend it never happened ostrichsand I need my normal life I will work I will live at home with the flimsy little locks and my blinds wide open I will runoff from my protectors every chance I get particularly if I get a donut craving Then throughout the book she hides evidence from the investigators because she of course can investigate better than any people professionally trained to do so She constantly pushes and Perdido Street Station (New Crobuzon, uestions Galen s security measures and even plans to seduce him to do one of her runners even after realizing she really cares for him He ll lose his career and maybe get prosecuted right along beside her but if they survive and then get caught obstructing justice at least she can claim to care for him Who lets their best friend come over to their home just to chit chat and push your point with the nice Marshals that you are in charge when you know you are a target and may now have just made someone think your bestie now knows what you know Then later bullnosing her way with Galen to take her to a meeting with another person involved in the case then insisting on going innguarded when surprise shots are fired and Galen took one for her to protect her Oh and now she s going to come clean about all the evidence but right before that she s got to smart off at the man she claims to love she endangered just because he might feel a teensy bit Just Once (The Runaways, upset about beingsed and lied to and might lose his career for you Oh and the grand finale scene Shouldn t have been necessary but you see she wasn t done going for the stupid moves Ugh Why did I even stick with this girl s story Because I was totally waiting for her to grow the heck Contemporary Plays by African American Women up Didn t happenNow it wasn t total misery for me I did enjoy the suspense of learning why the Senator was killed and who was behind it They were pretty scorching together as a couple too I also think the idea of a series about US Marshals and learning about what they do is fascinating Landon was a fun secondary character and his story is next I might pick itp just to see if a change in heroine will make a differenceIn the end I had troubles with this one but I think others that enjoy mild romantic suspense might want to try itMy thanks to Net Galley for the opportunity to read this one in exchange for an honest review This was fantastic I loved this book Harper Allen is a journalist out for a night with friends and meets a handsome stranger They have one sexy night together and she doesn t see him again for a year when he is assigned to protect her Galen Kelly is a US Marshall and is assigned to protect a reporter who is in danger it turns out the girl he s protecting is his one night stand that he can t get out of his head This book had everything a little humor suspense mystery politics fun banter and sexy times I could not put this book down it was so good I can t wait to read in this series Highly recommendARC received by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review One More Night2 StarsUS Marshal Galen Kelly and budding journalist Harper Allen share one scorching hot night of passion without knowing each others names Things are however different in the cold light of dawn and Galen and Harper go their separate ways One year later Harper witnesses the murder of a senator and the Marshal assigned to lead her protection detail is none other than the man who break her heart Can Galen and Harper overcome their differences before it is too lateAlthough this book has many of my favorite tropes and starts out really well the author S Tendency To Tell Rather Than Show tendency to tell rather than show the
heroine s multiple tstl moments and the hero s multiple TSTL moments and the hero judgmental hypocrisy all serve to ruin an otherwise solid premiseFor a supposedly intelligent woman Harper is a blithering idiot Not only does she ditch her security detail even though she is well aware of the threat against her life but she withholds crucial evidence in a murder investigationGalen is the newest entry into my anti hottie harem The man may be gorgeous and a Greek god in bed but he has turned jumping to conclusions and making snap judgements into an art form His treatment of Harper after their reunion is simply nforgivableAlthough Harper and Galen do have some intense chemistry and Baxter knows how to write a sizzling sex scene the romance is problematic mainly due to the silly misunderstanding trope that could have been avoided with even the shortest of conversations and the fact that Harper is far too forgiving of Galen s behavior once the truth comes outThe mystery takes a back seat to Galen and Harpers repetitive musings and is so nderdeveloped as to be virtually non existent It is so weak that I m not classifying this as romantic suspense even though the premise seems to lean in that directionAll in all the lack of tension the weak romance and the irritating characters do not make for an appealing read It is nlikely that I will be continuing with the series Well this was one KICK A debut A perfect blend of STEAMY romance and nail biting suspense and I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT Will write a proper review soon BUT I can t wait to read from Mandy Baxter now AND it looks like the next book in this series will be about Landon EXCITED ARC courtesy of Netgalley and Kensington Books Coffee dates with One More NightFirst Date Holy melts your pants hotness Baxter introduces s to Galen Kelly a hot dedicated US Marshal who has recently been promoted and flies out to Paris in the morning He is at the bar with his best friend and fellow marshal when he witnesses a jerk slipping a roofie into a girls drink The girl turns out to be recently graduated journalist Harper Allen The two share some drinks engage in conversation laugh end p having the hotness hook p ever A misunderstanding has the two parting ways in the am before learning each other s nameSecond date Fast forward a year and our heroine Harper Allen is an ace reporter and in some serious trouble Eager to get an interview with an elected official she witnesses a murder and finds herself a target Heheyou know where this is going right Yep Galen Kelly and his team are assigned to protect Harper Both. N he leaves without a word or a clue to his real identity the newbie reporter writes it off as the best one night stand she’ll never have again Until a year later when Harper comes face to face with the man assigned to hide her from a senator’s killerGalen Kelly hasn’t forgot. ,
Mandy Baxter kickstarts her US Marshals series with a hot romp in the sack between her US Marshal hottie Galen Kelly and journalist heroine Harper Allen The night is filled with explosive chemistry but once the morning light comes the flame is ick to burn out when Galen needs to leave for an assignmentA year has passed and when an incident involving a well known senator and Harper makes the news Galen is recruited to protect her from the killer Though both remember their night together with intense vividness Galen pretends to not remember because it would put his job at stake and he isn t willing to allow anyone not even his best friend Landon to watch over Harper She means too much to him to do thatHowever Harper isn t the frail little being that Galen makes her out to be She doesn t need protecting though it s probably wise that she stays behind closed doors But Harper has a mind of her own which definitely makes Galen s job difficult I LOVED Harper I found that her reactions to a lot of the suspenseful events in this book to be fun and endearing and ite realistic actually Nothing seemed too over the top and I like that about Baxter s writing ite a bit Everything has a logical approach and as a result I think it makes this first book a strong one to start withThe beginning is ite easy going as Baxter sets The Ascent of Man up the scene in the first 20% of the book While in the end I couldnderstand why that initial meeting and first sexual encounter was needed to be shown rather than told in the beginning it did feel a little bit too relaxed I much preferred when the book hit the 20% mark as the author really sets the book into motion and we finally get Galen and Harper together again I think it would have also made it easier for readers to The Grand Sophy understand why Galen acted the way he did when he saw and recognized Harper after a year had passed instead of getting frustrated with their communication error Yet nevertheless I was completely sold on them by the endThe US Marshals series definitely takes a Contemporary Romance approach with several good suspense aspects that kick thingsp a notch If you re a fan of Julie James FBIUS Attorney series then you ll definitely enjoy Baxter s debut into the genre ONE NIGHT MORE is a delightful dance of suspense and steamy romanceARC provided by author This was a case of getting grabsie because I saw it was about a US Marshal and was in the mood for some romantic suspense I hadn t read the author s works before Winners Dream under any of her pen names and this was a new series so it seemed a good place to start I would love to say that I found it a wonderful or even just a pleasant experience butnfortunately it got me worked O viziune a sentimentelor up and not in a good way I ll get to that all later but first I ll summarize the storyThe story opens with Galen going out to the bar with his fellow US Marshal and buddy Landon to celebrate his graduation from a special elite marshal training he passed and getting picked for a prestigious security detail in Paris While they re enjoying their drinks Galen spies a beautiful woman right as a sleaze bag drops a pill into her drink He turns into the hero of the hour when he prevents her from drinking the drugged liuor and captures the guy After a little flirtation he endsp going back to her place for a truly memorable night of sexy times In the morning
HE GETS A LOOK AT Agets a look at a of Texts From Chris Acting Very from Chris acting very and realizes that he slept with a cheater He sneaks off angry and hurtHarper is a geek for Superheroes and dreams of being a star political reporter She has her job at a big Portland newspaper and is on the hunt to discover what the honest Senator Ellis is hiding If on occasion she painfully remembers the one hot night she spent with her mystery man and wonders yet again what she did to drive him to leave with no word it s probably good that she is so focused on her work because she JUST KNOWS NO OTHER GUY WILL COMPARE IT IS knows no other guy will compare It is an attempt to snare Ellis for an interview in his parking garage only to witness him gunned down that she meets her mystery man in a startling way he s the US Marshal assigned to protect her the witness He also seems oblivious that they even met which wounds her enough to throw caution to the wind and turn into a hostile witnessGalen is sent reeling at the sight of Harper but he pulls it together in front of his boss He can t help how hard he is on her when she turns into a brat and refuses to cooperate with the safety measures going so far as to do a runner refusing to see the danger Meanwhile the FBI agent in charge of the case has a hard on that Harper is involved in Ellis death and someone is still out there willing to do murder to protect their secrets Galen and Harper spend the next several days circling each other both still attracted but both still hurtOkaysighthis book started out so good with that opening scene and the subseuent trouble caused by the misunderstood text messages but then it went downhill fast for me I ran Harveys Revised English Grammar up against two big issues for me Harper s personality and behavior and not being able to suspend belief that a rookie political journalist and a well trained US Marshal would behave this way even in fictionOkay I ll start with the disbelief Honestly Harper and Galen took turns pulling stuff that I just couldn t believe people in their positions would do If the villain hadn t also been inept considering his background and training then she would have been dead so many times over with Galen right beside her It grew to the point where I sat there and made a game of all the things in the scene that were a problem and I only have my knowledge from fiction books TV and movies This weakened the story for me And their we met as strangers in a bar jumped into bed with no promises but then both spending most of the book acting hurt and betrayed had me scratching my head I know fiction relationships happenicker and deeper but my stars But the bigger issue for me was Harper deep breath The first scene in the Marshals office left me with my jaw hanging I haven t seen a heroine act so immature spoilt selfish and I need to stop You get the idea She is one of the stupidest heroines I ve encountered in a while She witnessed a political murder with the murderer actually getting her voice recorder before being driven aw. Savvy hard riding rule breaking they’ll go anywhere and do anything it takes to protect and serve But this U S Marshal has just met his match and playing for keeps is one sizzling gameGetting saved from disaster by a handsome stranger Harper Allen has no problem with that But whe. .
characters Ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Mandy BaxterAre flabbergasted but Galen pretends he doesn t recognize her Ouch The attraction between the two makes the air crackle with sexual tension but his career and miscommunication no scratch thatthe lack of communication has them both feeling hot and bothered Things are complicated from the FBI to someone wanting Harper dead Harper begins investigating and keeps slipping the marshals I think Galen needs to put her over his knee One More Night is well paced and between the tension and murder mystery I was completely engagedThird date Holy hotnessBaxter brings on the heat even as she notches Como agua para chocolate up the danger The chemistry and their emotions feel genuine At this point I am not setting the book down laundry be damned The story wrappedp nicely and didn t feel rushed allowing me to bask in the closure and savior my HEA One Night More was an excellent start to the series despite a few eye rolls regarding procedures I was satisfied with this sexy intense story Landon McCabe US Marshal and best friend of Galen has his story next and I am excited I enjoyed the banter and snark between Galen and LandonThis review was originally posted at Caffeinated Book Reviewer You could create a black hole made entirely of stupid with the amount of it contained in this book I hate to say this because I kind of liked Harper I would have liked her if she hadn t been ite so very dumb For a crack reporter racing to the top of her profession she sure was thick And that s before you get to her man candy Galen That boy was dumber than a box of hammers made of purified dumbium He s the best of the best the US Marshal service has to offer Seriously And that s before you get to him being a complete asshat to Harper I m sorry but no amount of sexual prowess can make p for his ongoing behavior And I really disliked how easily Harper let him off the hook for it once he finally succumbed to her feminine wiles I d give examples but frankly life is too short If you take this on the surface you re probably okay I made the mistake of taking the plot seriously however and just couldn t make it all the way through Full Review27 starsI received this book for free in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my reviewHarper is a political reporter who will do anything for the story Galen is a strict by the book US Marshal and both can t keep their hands off of each other After meeting at a bar Harper and Galen had one night of hot nbridled bedroom passion Even though it was only one night they both developed feelings however due to the reuisite Big Misunderstanding Galen left Harper in the morning without so much as a fare thee well Now one year later Harper has witnessed the murder of a US Senator and Galen is assigned to help protect her as the senator s killer is looking to tie p his loose end Harper Harper really annoyed me heroines like her are the bane of my existence in romantic suspense She constantly is trying to ditch her protective detail and withholds key evidence from the FBI You could say Harper is bold brash and courageous or you could say she is pretty stupid The way she disrespects and disregards Galen in his capacity of a US Marshal is incredibly off putting Galen is a strong solid if not generic hero Together they have some steamy bedroom scenes but because of Harper s Attitude Towards Her Situation And towards her situation and s role in her protective detail and the Big Misunderstanding still hanging around they are often than not at odds The suspense story arc keeps the story rolling and sets a nice pace this is an easy
steady read For a debut book the writing is wonderfully solid it s just that the characters slightly veered intoread For a debut book the writing is wonderfully solid it s just that the characters slightly veered into land at times If you re new to romance you re probably going to like this but if you re a veteran you re going to recognize it s been done before and better Readers of Something About You by Julie James will notice the similarities of plot and this story is written in the same vein This author definitely has potential and I plan on reading the next book in the series to give her another chance One Night More is good but it simply needed to give me I reuested the ARC of this from NetGalley with blind eyes I never read anything from Mandy Baxter before simply because I thought the blurb sounded promising Well one thing is for sure this book was pretty entertainingThe opening of this book was fun Galen saved Harper when a creep at a bar tried to secretly drug her drink Right after that they went home together I am not a big fan of a romance that starts immediately with hooking Multiple Mayhem (Gabby Duran up or one night stands However there was a strong chemistry between Galen and Harper and their bonding over superheroes along with some fun banter made it enjoyable The whole misunderstanding after that one night was wellite acceptable due to circumstancesAfter a one year separation they met again when Galen was assigned a protective detail on Harper Galen had to pretend that he forgot about her because well Harper clearly had been haunting his dreams and if Galen told his boss that they were both involved at one time he would be taken off the assignment in an instant It was a sign of Ms Baxter s good writing that I was fully entertained with reading Galen and Harper pretty much having sexual frustration over the whole thing Especially because for both that one night was incredible Soccer His grandma Gunshot wounds Damn it he needed to get his mind off The Thick Locks Of thick locks of auburn hair A tangle of curls he wanted to bury his face in Landon in a bikini Okay that would be straight The Eagles Nest (The New Avengers, up hilarious The mysterysuspense portion was pretty light in my opinion even if it started with a senator being killed within inches of Harper I had to admit that Harper did several things that tipped into a c After anncharacteristic one night stand Harper Allen and Galen Kelly have an amazing connection But misunderstandings have Galen walking away After a year in Paris he s back in the US working for the Marshall service and his first protective detail is none other than HarperThis is a fantastic read and I recommend it to everyone The characters are fun the banter hilarious and you can just feel the chemistry Its a great story that keeps you turning the page I can t wait for the next book in this new serie. Ten a single sensual minute of his night with Harper or that she betrayed him But with the FBI also on their trail he’s got to pretend he’s never met her or risk both their lives But as danger closes in Galen may not be able to protect himself from taking the biggest risk of al.