Rachel Dennehy had a crazy thought. If she could just start over somewhere else, she could forget about all the ghosts that chased her. When an email landed in her inbox, to tutor a difficult student whose father just happened to be a prominent businessman, the apple was a bit too enticing for Rachel to refuse. She moves to Beverly Hills, where she is tasked with turning around young Jonathan Fullerton’s bad attitude, one that stems directly from his parents’ ugly divorce and even uglier custody battle.
That Drew Fullerton is one of the handsomest and most eligible bachelors in the world means nothing to Rachel. Drew’s brother, Alex, however, assumes otherwise. This sets the two immediately at odds, though they both have young Jonathan’s best interest at heart. Unfortunately the more he tries to warn her away from Drew, the closer he ultimately propels her toward her charming boss.
Rachel stays solely to protect young Jonathan, trapping her into this sticky web despite her own history of loss and betrayal. How long will she last? More importantly, what will she be required to give to save these Fullerton men who continually tug her in three different directions?
The saga begins with the first book, titled “Enticed,” in a trilogy of three, full-length novels to be released over three months in early 2014.
DISCLAIMER: Ginger Voight turns up the angst in this series with a hot triangle between two very different and very appealing brothers. Who will get their HEA? And which one will pay the ultimate price for love?
Those who can’t abide triangles, cheaters, cliffhangers or tragedies, are encouraged to proceed with caution.
WARNING: Adult content. Material intended for readers over 18.
I don’t know how Ginger Voight does it… but yet again she has captured my heart, but this time instead of a rock star or a wanna-be rock star, she has captured my heart with a 10-year-old boy. But at the same time she stole my heart, she shattered it as well. My heart didn’t break for the ridiculous Alpha male egos or their amazing good looks, my heart broke for the love of a child.
Jonathan just needs some love in his life. He is too young to be an adult, but at every step of the way he is constantly being torn between the two that are supposed to do everything possible to keep him safe, happy and above all, loved. His dad, Drew, is determined to keep custody of his son, knowing that he is the stability that the child needs, he finds a tutor to keep him out of trouble, out of military school and out of harm’s way of the bad influences of his mother and brother. Whew… just grasping all of that is a lot.
So enter the scene: Rachel. Rachel is a school teacher that is practically alone in life. If it weren’t for her best friend, she wouldn’t have a family at all. She has lost everyone that has meant something to her and this is her chance to break free. She takes it and moves from Texas to California to be Jonathan’s tutor. But when she gets there, nothing is as it seems, except for one thing, the love of a 10-year-old boy.
It is Rachel’s job to break down the barriers that Jonathan has put up and truly understand his needs and to educate him the best way she knows how. This is a big leap of faith for Rachel as it breaks her out of every comfort zone she knows. But when the likes of Drew’s brother tries to get her to leave, she is put immediately into defense mode. Alex makes her blood boil and she can’t understand why he is so against his brother having custody of his child and will stop at nothing to get Rachel to move back to Texas. In Alex’s eyes, she is another in the long line of bimbos that Drew has brought home looking for a motherly figure for his son.
But something happens, Rachel gets through to Jonathan, they connect and most importantly, they bond. Rachel treasures that little man who carries the weight of the world on his shoulders, even though it is not his responsibility. Of course, now that there are two ridiculous Alpha Males interfering with her job, she has no choice to set some boundaries of her own. Alex needs to stay away… and Drew… well at some point he knows he is going to be the one for Rachel. But does Rachel want anything from Drew?
When everything starts spinning so fast and so far out of control, can Rachel keep it all in perspective and not lose her mind in the process? And what about Jonathan? What happens when the people he loves and trusts break all the rules?
This book just tore me up. Perhaps it was because I was not emotionally ready for it or maybe it was a spunky little boy who stole my heart right along with Rachel’s… It doesn’t matter what the reason, this book just broke my heart. It was so much more than a romance novel. It was a novel about a child needing to thrive as a child, to actually experience his own childhood. It was about putting his needs first.
When lines are crossed and emotions are blurred, Rachel is left with the struggle of her life… And I would probably be kicking myself if I didn’t mention the ending…. I seriously closed the book and went shopping. I needed some serious retail therapy after reading this book.
Ginger Voight does such an amazing job with characters that I just needed more. I wanted 100% resolution with the entire story. More so than Rachel, Alex or Drew, I wanted Jonathan to get his happily ever after. This book is a definite must read and I am looking forward to book two in the series!
“Entangled” Book #2 will be available on January 28th!!
“Maybe I’m keeping you too busy,” he mused as his eyes scanned my face. “A young woman such as yourself must have certain… needs.”
I shook my head. “You know better than that, Drew.”
“Do I?” he asked softly. “You’re human, flesh and blood. Certainly there are moments when you simply yearn for the touch of another.”
His voice was low and hypnotic. It stirred that very longing as if summoning it from the dead. “Listen, Drew…about what you saw…”
He flung the expensive jewelry onto my crumbled bedcovers. He stepped close enough to pull me towards him. “Tell me, Rachel,” he continued as he fit my body against his hardening contours, “do you long to be held? To be kissed?” He bent toward me and whispered, “To be taken?”
My brain scrambled as he lifted me up to crush his mouth on mine. It was every dream realized, though I was blissfully conscious. I groaned under him as he parted my lips and dominated my mouth. Every alarm in my head sounded, but my treacherous body ignored each and every one as it strained for him with a hunger so strong I was powerless to control it.
His fingers wound in my hair as he stole the very breath from my lungs with each kiss. His mouth dragged to my neck, his breath hot in his ear. “Tell me you want me, Rachel.”
I shuddered against him. “Drew…”
“Tell me,” he begged in a hoarse whisper as his hands slid down the arch of my back and over the curve of my hip.
My hands braced on his chest, but instead of pushing myself away, my palms delighted in how solid and real he felt. It sent a jolt through my entire body. “I don’t want you,” I eked out in a pitiful whisper.
“Liar,” he growled as he picked me up into his arms and carried me around to the bed. He followed me down onto the firm mattress.
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Ginger Voight is prolific author, freelance writer and optioned screenwriter. Her fiction is diverse, with novels like the edgy, coming-of-age drama DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS, and the fun family adventure for kids of all ages, COMIC SQUAD.Having grown up reading different authors like Danielle Steel and Stephen King, Ginger has always been drawn more to story than to genre. This shows up in her various stories. Titles such as MY IMMORTAL and TASTE OF BLOOD are a delicious, heady mix of horror, suspense, and romance. Genre romance, however, has held a special place in her heart, ever since she read her first Harlequin novel when she was only eleven. As a result, Ginger is making a name for herself writing romances of her own, starring women who look more like the average American woman rather than those traditionally represented in the size-biased American media. Her Rubenesque romances were created especially for those heroines with fuller figures, who can still get the man of their dreams if only they believe they can. Such titles include UNDER TEXAS SKIES, LOVE PLUS ONE, THE GROUPIE TRILOGY, THE FIERCE TRILOGY and PICTURE POSTCARDS. Ginger was included in the best-selling book by Smith Magazine NOT QUITE WHAT I WAS PLANNING, featuring her six-word memoir.