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Safe in the Tycoon's Arms (Harlequin Romance Series #4417)

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  • Posted March 20, 2014

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    My Review: 4.3 Star Review - Safe In The Tycoon's Arms When yo

    My Review:

    4.3 Star Review - Safe In The Tycoon's Arms

    When you are lied to by those you trusted then you can't easily trust. Lucas and Kate have both been hurt by those that they thought loved them. Kate will do what ever it takes to save her daughter even put up with Lucas.

    Lucas and Kate's chemistry is strong. But you wonder if the mistrust will be the downfall of them.

    Characters are believable and story flows nicely.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 19, 2014

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    Review: Safe In The Tycoon's Arms

    My rating: 4 of 5 stars

    Safe in the Tycoon's Arms by Jennifer Faye is a standalone romance with a happy ever after ending. It is well-paced, interesting, and equal parts heart-warming and heart-breaking.

    Kate Whitley is a strong independent mother who has been invited to stay at Lucas Carrington's mansion by Lucas's aunt. Lucas returns from a trip early and so begin the many confrontations of Kate and Lucas. Kate's daughter is very sick and needs surgery. Surgery that Kate can't afford so she does anything and everything she can to raise the money. Lucas has his own drama filled past to deal with and process and Kate and her situation just makes that even more difficult for him.

    A beautiful romance, perfect for a feel-good read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 17, 2014

    Enjoyable Contemporary Romance.................. I received a c

    Enjoyable Contemporary Romance..................

    I received a complimentary copy of this book as a part of a book tour in exchange for a fair and honest review.

    Like contemporary second chance romance? Give Safe in the Tycoon’s Arms by Jennifer Faye a chance. Likeable, well developed characters, good dialogue and a sweet romance, kept me turning the pages from start to finish. Reminding us that everyone needs love, even people who seem to have it all, Ms. Faye’s book is a fun reading getaway.

    Single mom Kate Whitley is used to taking care of herself and her daughter on her own. Only now Molly, her four year old daughter, is sick and in need of special medical care. Care she can only get from a specialist in New York and isn’t covered by her insurance. When a hospital volunteer gives her the chance to stay at her nephew’s empty house, Kate graciously accepts. She never planned on the owner returning early or on falling for New York’s most eligible bachelor.

    Dealing with both personal and business issues, billionaire Lucas Carrington finds himself headed home early to his empty mansion in New York. He never thought his aunt would “loan” it out to a stranger without checking with him first. Especially a sexy stranger who threatens to call the police thinking he’s a home intruder.

    The scenes between Kate and Lucas are fun, full of lively dialogue and physical chemistry. Both burned by past relationships, they’re both divorced, neither is looking for love and both are surprised by their instant attraction. Ms. Faye does a good job developing their relationship, their trust and showcasing their personal strengths and weaknesses. I especially liked the fact that both of them were willing to put their personal emotions for their ex-spouses aside while dealing with their children’s issues.

    Will Lucas help Kate raise the money she needs for Molly’s surgery? Will their blossoming romance be the second chance they both need? You’ll have to read Safe in the Tycoon’s Arms to find out. I enjoyed it and look forward to reading more of Ms. Faye’s work.

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  • Posted March 3, 2014

    ** 3.5 stars ** Safe in the Tycoon's Arms. What a title, huh?

    ** 3.5 stars **

    Safe in the Tycoon's Arms. What a title, huh? I kind of love it, it reminds me of some of my favorite reads when I was younger. Books I borrowed from my aunts. This was a good story, a bit like a made-for-television movie, in fact.

    With the caretaker's permission, Kate is shacking up in an all but abandoned mansion in NYC. She's in the city seeking treatment for her daughter's brain tumor. The hospital is requiring payment up-front, and after many unsuccessful tries, Kate is out of money. When the owner shows up unexpectedly, the two have an awkward confrontation, followed by an understanding. The tycoon in question, Lucas Carrington, is understandably upset a stranger is in his home. But when he learns her story, he begins to thaw, and wants to help Kate raise the money for her daughter's treatment. Of course, the two begin to develop feelings over time.

    Kate is a character most readers will like and empathize with. Having a gravely ill child is a sure way to earn sympathy, but she was also a smart, resourceful person. She has abandonment issues, stemming from an absentee father and no-good ex. Her abandonment fears come into play with her newly-developing relationship with Lucas. Lucas was an interesting character. He has issues of his own, going back to manipulative parents and an ex who's pushed him to his limits. He was grumpy and broody, seemed a bit repressed, in fact, and reminded me a bit of the morose men in the gothic novels I've always loved.

    The relationship between Kate and Lucas has a one step forward-two steps back feel to it, with past and current events coming between them. Of course, we have frustrations and misunderstandings along the way, with Kate dealing with her daughter's illness and Lucas's stubborn ways, and Lucas working to become a better man. A man who deserves Kate's love. The story had a great, heartwarming conclusion. I really enjoyed Safe in the Tycoon's Arms. Safe in the Tycoon's Arms is not my typical read, as of late. That is a good thing. As a teen, I devoured the category romances put out by Harlequin. There's a certain comfort in opening a story and having a fairly sure expectation of what I will get. This was the book I needed, exactly when I needed it.


    Favorite Quote:

    With every bit of her willpower, she lifted her chin and looked at him. Wondering. Hoping.
    His Adam's apple bobbed. Their gazes met. And the air around them seemed to crackle with awareness.
    "Kissing you is all I thought about." His voice was deep and thick, sending goose bumps of excitement down her spine. "My only regret is that it ended far too soon."

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2014

    ¿Safe in the Tycoon¿s Arms¿ is everything romance readers enjoy

    “Safe in the Tycoon’s Arms” is everything romance readers enjoy – tender, uplifting, sentimental – and as with Ms. Faye’s previous releases, “Rancher to the Rescue” and “Snowbound with the Soldier,” loveable characters.
    Kate Whitley, divorced mom of a sick child, is a character-type we’ve seen in many romances, but her uniqueness comes through in her actions and dialogue. Lucas Carrington (I love that name), despite the wealth and celebrity is unpretentious, enchanting and compassionate. Kate’s child, Molly, is adorable. The older folks, Kate’s dad and Lucas’ aunt, are charming, and Kate’s ex-husband is sufficiently annoying. Now, if you want to find out the identity of “Lucky Ducky” and his importance to the story, you’ll just have to read this book!

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