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An Unforgettable Lady

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Different But GOOD!

I was super excited when I came across this book. I'm a huge fan of the Blackdagger Brotherhood books and the Fallen Angel books so I know JR Ward's style. This book is not like those at all. It's got suspense and romance but not to much comedy. But the characters are...
I was super excited when I came across this book. I'm a huge fan of the Blackdagger Brotherhood books and the Fallen Angel books so I know JR Ward's style. This book is not like those at all. It's got suspense and romance but not to much comedy. But the characters are awesome as usual and the story line is intense. I loved this book by then end!

posted by AshleyA25 on January 7, 2011

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2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Solid Read with a few minor Annoyances

An Unforgettable Lady was originally published in 2004 under the penname Jessica Bird and was rereleased this year because of JR Ward's popularity. Grace Hall is a woman born of wealth and privilege. A madman had decided to target the richest most influential women of N...
An Unforgettable Lady was originally published in 2004 under the penname Jessica Bird and was rereleased this year because of JR Ward's popularity. Grace Hall is a woman born of wealth and privilege. A madman had decided to target the richest most influential women of New York. One by one Grace's friends are being brutally murdered in their homes and Grace fears that she will be next. She hires John Smith, a body guard to the rich and famous who is the best in the business. What complicates things even more is that John and Grace shared a passionate moment a few days prior and neither thought they would see the other again.

An Unforgettable Lady was my first Jessica Bird book and a contemporary none the less. I am very familiar with Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood books which I have enjoyed very much. I was looking forward to this with enthusiasm. I thought it was a solid read with a few minor annoyances.

I liked both Grace and John's personalities. Grace although a high society princess, never acted like one. She was very considerate and polite of others, albeit she was always very contained when it came to her own emotions. Her buttoned up demeanor is what John is drawn to and he can't help but admire her poise. John himself is very contained when it comes to his emotions except when he is around Grace. Then he surprises himself when he is unable to remain in control. I enjoyed his inner monologues when he is trying to rationalize his attraction to Grace and the steps he plans to take to resolve this problem. As logical as he tries to be it doesn't exactly work out like he planned.

John and Grace fight their attraction to each other for most of the book. This is where the book falters for me somewhat. This is not a romantic suspense therefore John and Grace's relationship is front and center. While this may sound like a good thing, I felt that the middle of the book became stagnant with not enough of the plot moving forward. Grace and John fighting their attraction is okay the first couple of times, but after the fifth time, things were getting old. Lather, rinse and repeat. Other than a dull middle, the beginning and end were great. I can see myself reading more of Ward's contemporary books.

posted by Romance_rookie on December 5, 2010

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  • Posted January 7, 2011

    Different But GOOD!

    I was super excited when I came across this book. I'm a huge fan of the Blackdagger Brotherhood books and the Fallen Angel books so I know JR Ward's style. This book is not like those at all. It's got suspense and romance but not to much comedy. But the characters are awesome as usual and the story line is intense. I loved this book by then end!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2013

    Fantastic

    The queen of the tie ins without calling them a series does it again, this book really showcases her romance style writing ability so well. While the paranormal may be her newest and greatest thing, this was her start and a great start it was. Buy all of her Jessica Bird works and you too will be asking yourself while her original publisher dumped her, definitely regretting that aren't they!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Good Read but it's not the

    Great easy read from Ward! Not quite as good as her series "Brotherhood" but worth the read. Love her writing style, similar to her series writing but as she admits, it's obviously from her early days as an author. I'd read it again!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Love all her books

    This book includes some areas, etc from the Black Dagger Brotherhood. I love her books. Wish she could write faster!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Fairly good read

    I found this to be a fairly good book, although I prefer JR Ward's Brotherhood series

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Not the Brotherhood, but good still

    Good read. Try it.

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  • Posted July 22, 2011

    Great entertainment

    I didn't know JR Ward had an alter ego. Alter ego because although the same beautiful style of writing that is uniquely JR Ward is there, she shows another facet of her talent which you can really appreciate if you're a true fan. The story was great, more subdued and far less rated R than the BDB or fallen Angel series, but I found myself LOL at some parts and getting emotional on other parts. Her heros in the novels are always sexy and right up my alley! Just ordered the rest of her Jessica Bird novels!

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  • Posted February 15, 2011

    A new(or Old )side of J.R.Ward

    If you are looking for the BrotherHood writing style in this book...Skip it, they are not here. I really loved this book. It was diffrent for her compared to the Angels or Brother books... but thats what I liked about it. If you have ever sceen J.R. Ward in ANY of her gatherings/book signings etc... There is so much more to her... and this book is just another side we have the honor of seeing/reading.

    I thought it had a great story line, strong characters, kept me interested... In true J.R. Ward style no body gets it on tell 3/4 through the book... the tension just grows and grows and grows tell you are just as frustrated as they are. lol. Gotta love that about her. The only part I didnt like was... I new who the killer was... and I hate that. Usually through her other books she leads you to belive it could be a number of diffrent people and multiple scenarios to any complex situation and keeps you thinking and on your toes. That was the only disapointment I had. but, I would read J.R.Wards Grocerie list. lol. Devoted Fan and Always will be. I will always give her work 2 thumbs up!

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