I am looking at me I mean, you I am looking at you Ma'am I mean Your Honor. Got it? Well, we're off to a great start, aren't we Byrd?
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So, as you were saying, you met the young lady standing here six months ago, correct? HERO : Ermm I'm sorry, Your Honor? HERO : N No, I didn't. At least At least, I didn't think so at the time. I just wasn't sure what my feeling was. You see, I had never fallen in love before so I didn't know what it was. HERO : Pardon me? Byrd, I feel something damp on my leg, do you feel something damp? If you didn't recognize that feeling as love at that time, what feeling DID you recognize?
HERO : Well Your Honor, the truth is, I used the complainant to save my weak, dumb brother-in-law's business from a take-over by her company. I did this by wining and dining, then bedding her. She threw over her career for love of me and I coldly dumped her the next morning.
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It wasn't. I thought it was. I told myself it was. I think I was too scared of owning up to my feelings. Even then, I think I knew, deep down So I decided to hurt her because love is scary and In twenty years, I don't think I've ever been served such a grossly thick slice of cold cut. Oh my god, do you believe this guy, Byrd?
Do I make myself clear? If you ever interrupt me again, I'm going to have Byrd here reach in and pull your heart out of your chest cavity while you are mid-sentence and then feed your carcass to the fish at the bottom of the East River, like I did to Wapner back in the day. You understand me you pathetic excuse for a homo sapiens? You've been very good and very quiet, just how I like my victims to be.
So now you get a reward. Come on, it's your time to shine. So this bozo ruined your life and left you high and dry for six months? Speak up, lady, I can't hear you. You couldn't shut up before, now I can't get you to open your big, fat mouth? Come on, let's go already. That is It's a little scary to be here Maybe I oughta have Byrd here throw a pot of scalding hot tea on your face, d'ya think that'll wake you up?
I'll answer all your questions, I swear! So what did you do when this bozo waltzed back into your life after 6 months? Did you swoon at his feet? I don't believe I'm hearing this. You mean you hadn't been pining mopily for him for 6 months like a good Harlequin heroine? I was too busy putting my life back together, getting a new place, a new job, a new boyfriend I'm stunned. Byrd, I'm stunned. You wouldn't be feeding me baloney or peeing on my leg right now, would you? I am telling the truth. I did stop pining for him and I moved on with my life.
Wow, I am excited. You might be the first litigant I have seen in my court that I didn't send home with a copy of my New York Times Bestseller Beauty fades, Dumb is forever. What did you tell him when he told you he loved you and wanted you back in his life? He said he missed the feeling that it gave him to have someone worshipping at his feet and that he wanted me back so I could make him feel good like that again. Yeah, the one with blood and hair sticking to it from when I threw it at his head Now I want you to hold it real high That's right!
Real hard like that. This guy was a total waste of oxygen and you shut him down like he deserved. The audacity! I even made him grovel. Oh but that's magnificent! That makes my day. Grovel is the best. Hehe, how long did you make him do it? Like, 24 hours?
Yes, I suppose. Because it was exactly the next night that I went out on a dinner date with him. That is the story you're going with? Yes, but it was only because I wanted my message to him to be loud and clear. Not sure I buy that but fine, let's continue. And what did you tell him on your date? I thought you were going to go back on your word and tell me you did end up swooning at his worthless feet.
So after the date, did he finally get the message that you weren't interested? Did you say goodbye and he returned where he came from? He wasn't convinced so I decided, to make my message clearer, to invite him for a moonlit ocean swim in my orange and green bikini. And the. You know, just to make it even more clear. View all 25 comments.
Feb 18, Saly rated it really liked it Recommended to Saly by: boogenhagen. Shelves: 2nd-chance-at-love , category-romance , celibate-hero , harlequin-silhouette , read-in , silhouette-desire-slt-romance. Wooho I loved this book! The heroine having had her heart broken by hero six months before is not the usual heroine as in she isn't pining or wallowing instead she is happy, has changed her life, casually dating and LIVING!
So when the hero comes back thinking he is gonna rescue a poor princess who is so heart-broken that she left her life, she sets him straight! I loved how she told him straight up that he did her a favour which led her to change her cut-throat corporate life and told him point Wooho I loved this book! I loved how she told him straight up that he did her a favour which led her to change her cut-throat corporate life and told him point blank she didn't love him.
The hero's reaction was hilarious when she told him that she slept with him again because he was good in bed, not because she loved him. I loved how he had to chase her and negotiate to spend time with her. All in all I was convinced by his grovelling and felt they deserved their HEA. View 2 comments. Aug 13, boogenhagen rated it really liked it Shelves: , best-h-smackdown-ever , betrayal , h-with-a-backbone.
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Stephanie James aka Jayne Ann Krentz.
Lover in Pursuit - Jayne Ann Krentz
The h and H had a brief affair when she tried to take over his brother in law's company. He seduced her to stop her and she gave in and wrecked her career, after which he promptly dumped her. She moved to Hawaii and six months later he realizes he really loves her and comes after her willing to give her back all she lost.
The only problem is she is happy in her new life and doesn't want her old one back. She decides to have an affair with him and pays him back for his callousness earlier. They eventually figure out they do love each other and stay in Hawaii for a big HEA. Good story and this H was not as arrogantly bullying as some of the other Jayne Ann Krentz H's of that time in her writing.
Feb 19, Azet rated it it was amazing Shelves: alpha-hero-macho , contemporary-romance , favourites , hot-mindblowing-romance , love-the-hero-loveintersest , love-the-heroine , rich-billionare-tycoon , steamy-romance , by-jayne-ann-krentz. I could not put i down. The hero, Trev Langdon are hot in pursuit of the heroine Reyna,whose heart he broke six months ago. Muhahah how Trev had to grovel,loved it! Every heroine in hplandia should be like Reyna,confident and strong i "Lover in Pursuit" is a really Class of its own. I have to say,she has to be the one heroine in hplandia who has the greatest backbone ever!
The way she confused and angered the arrogant hero was so hilarious..! Overall this is a Wonderful Love-Story where we watch the hero prove himself to his heroine. I loved the scnes where they surfed,dined and bird-watched together. Their love was truly Blossomly Beautiful! This book is a perfect read for all Romance-Lovers,the hero and heroine are incredible and Perfect together.
I love this book so m. Mar 24, Lisa rated it it was amazing Shelves: couple-with-a-history , hero-is-reformed-jerk , good-grovel , strong-heroine. Lover In Pursuit was surprisingly refreshing from the very beginning.
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She sets her sights on a computer company that is poorly managed and has everything more or less in the bag when Trevor steps in. The company Reyna is after belongs to Trevor's brother-in-law and his sister begged him to intervene. Trevor, being the shrewd businessman he is, quickl Lover In Pursuit was surprisingly refreshing from the very beginning.
Trevor, being the shrewd businessman he is, quickly assessed the situation and knew that he couldn't beat Reyna in the corporate arena. The company was too vulnerable and her position too strong. So instead, he attacks her personally. He deliberately sets about to seduce her for the sole purpose of saving his BIL's company.
It proves easier than he expected when he and Reyna meet for the first time and a wild attraction sparks between them. For two weeks he makes sure they're never apart and Reyna ends up falling in love with him. At the end of the two weeks she sleeps with Trevor, confesses her love for him, and the next morning tells him that she'll give up on the hostile takeover.
She does this knowing full well that it'll be career-suicide and that Trevor most likely doesn't love her back and possibly might not even know how to love. When the official word comes down that the takeover has indeed been halted, Trevor tells Reyna that they're through; that he "won" the game.
He got exactly what he wanted out of her and it's all over now. Reyna just nods and walks out of his office and his life.
She doesn't throw a tantrum or even cry because his reaction only confirmed what she'd suspected. She goes to Hawaii on vacation to get away from everything and quickly finds that she loves it so she moves there permanently. Once there, she does some soul searching and realizes that her old corporate job and her single-minded climb to the top weren't really making her happy.
She embraces the laid-back, free-spirited attitude of the locals and simplifies her world. She's happy, balanced and stress-free I was happily surprised with the way Reyna handled the reappearance of Trevor. So many times in these older romance novels the hero does something nigh-on unforgivable and yet he never really accepts responsibility for what he's done. He just runs roughshod over the heroine and she's too weak to do more than utter a few flimsy protests before letting him have his way.
Not so with this story. Trevor surprises Reyna on the beach and is expecting to find a bitter, angry woman who has spent the last six months feeding her fury and hoping for a chance to tell him that he ruined her life. Instead, he finds a happy, well-adjusted Reyna who laughingly informs him that he's got nothing to feel guilty about because she went into their "relationship" with her eyes wide open and knew what she was doing all along. He keeps insisting that she must be bitter and angry but her carefree attitude and easy laughter belie that assumption. He also keeps trying to get her to admit that she's still in love with him but again she just calmly tells him that he's wrong.
She easily and without shame admits that she did love him 6 months ago, but says it's gone now. A lot of time has passed and she's a different person than she was back then. The notion that she has not, in fact, been pining away for him these last few months is reinforced by the fact that she's already moved on romantically. In fact, she has a date the very night of Trevor's arrival. In short, she basically sets Trevor on his ear at every turn.
All of his assumptions turn out to be wrong and thus his carefully planned strategies for convincing her to take him back are all useless. In fact, most of the time their conversations end up with Reyna feeling a bit sorry for Trevor because he's so confused and has been holding on to a feeling of guilt for all these months. It was extremely refreshing to have a heroine who didn't behave like either an emotional basket case or a spineless weakling easily overpowered by the hero's desires. In fact, Trevor's desires end up hurting HIM more than her.
He's so sure that if he can just get Reyna back into bed, everything will magically be okay. That he'll have reestablished some kind of hold on her and it'll mean she's still in love with him. Instead, after their night of passion, Reyna calmly informs him that no, she's still not in love with him.
When he demands to know why she let him seduce her if she didn't love him, she shrugs and says that they're really good in bed together and they're both adults so why not? Once again having his assumptions proved wrong upsets Trevor a lot and he storms out. From that point on, we start to see a different Trevor emerge. Published by Silhouette About this Item: Silhouette, Soft cover. B or GOOD condition.
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Average hinge creases. Bright glossy covers. Dispatched daily from the UK. Published by Chivers Press About this Item: Chivers Press, Large type edition. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Published by Silhouette, About this Item: Silhouette, , First Edition. Original Silhouette Desire. Average hinge line A couple of red marker stains on cover. Published by Silhouette, UK About this Item: Silhouette, UK, Good condition soft cover, some wear to cover and spine, internally clean and tidy, tanning to pages, otherwise in a good readable condition.