If you’re going to have an Aussie character, can you PLEASE do more than a cursory 2 minute google search on our slang? Every australianism that came out of this bloke’s mouth just GRATED on me. Dongas are temporary accommodation units used on remote Australian mine sites, not a euphemism for a penis. We say bloody- the Brits say bloomin’. And it’s STRAYA, not Stralya, if we’re being puritanical about how horrifically we mutilate the name of our own country. Also, just FYI- we call our mates the c-word and C-words ‘mate’. It’s just as often used in the derogatory as is it in in affection & if you don’t get the tone right in your writing, an Aussie is going to think your character just had a go for no good reason... DNF about 10% in, because I just couldn’t deal with Lucky-Sir-Whatsisname & the massacring the Aussie vernacular- a feat considering we do a pretty good job of that all on our own 🤬🤬🤬
I love Stella Marie Alden’s books, and this one is no exception. Lucky ended up by finding a place in my heart. And I think it is all due to the fact that as a fellow Australian, I could relate to him more than most heroes I read. He is rough around the edges, and some of the words he says are a bit of a throwback to old school Australian. Now my fellow Aussie’s will recognise when I say he comes across as bit of a bogan – and that’s what I mean about him being old school Australian. I don’t mean to be derogatory at all, as I personally know some great bogans. He just calls a spade a spade and what you see is what you get. How could you not love that about a person?? Then there is Callie. Smart and beautiful, but most of all she is trying to get out from her controlling mothers clutches. I loved how these two bounce off each other. It made for some funny reading, but what I understood most of all was that opposites certainly do attract. Another great story by Stella, with plenty of suspense and intrigue, I basically read this book in one sitting. Can’t wait to read the next book. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced readers copy of this book.
This is another fun read in the patten security linked series. Lucky has been a character in some of the other books and it was funny to read his story. This guy falls hard and fast for the clients daughter and the earrings everyone is supposedly guarding are only a fraction of the issues. Callie’s research is really the target with an ex who has thrown her into espionage. There is a lot of drama, funny interactions and ultimately a happy ending. Whose story is next? I reviewed an arc copy of this book.
Another fast moving, well-written storyline by this wonderful author. I loved the suspense and passion between Lucky and Callie along with the confrontations with Callie’s mother. I had to smile during the party scenes. This book was a page turner, and I didn’t want to put it down until I had finished. I loved this book. I received an ARC copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving an honest review.