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Man Law

Man Law

3.6 591
by Adrienne Giordano

Security Consultant Vic Andrews lives by his Man Laws:

Never mess with your best friend's sister
Never get caught
Never get attached

But he can't deny his irresistible attraction to Gina Delgado, a young widow with three kids and plenty of strings attached. Even so, having a physical relationship doesn't mean they're "in


Security Consultant Vic Andrews lives by his Man Laws:

Never mess with your best friend's sister
Never get caught
Never get attached

But he can't deny his irresistible attraction to Gina Delgado, a young widow with three kids and plenty of strings attached. Even so, having a physical relationship doesn't mean they're "in a relationship."

Gina lost her husband to tragedy; she is not getting emotionally involved with another man in a dangerous profession. Sleeping with Vic is just stress relief.

Until one of Vic's assignments goes wrong and the target selects Gina and her kids for revenge. There's nothing Vic won't do to protect Gina and the children—the family he realizes, too late, he wants. He'll accomplish his mission but will he have lost his only chance at true love?

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Man Law: Never mess with your best friend's sister.

"Ah, shit." Vic Andrews, butthead supreme, listened to the churn of the ocean's waves. Or was it his life skittering off its axis?

Gina laughed that belly laugh of hers and he couldn't help smiling. He extracted himself from her lush little body and rolled off. The St. Barth sand stuck to his back. Yep, they'd worked up a sweat. Salty sea air invaded his nostrils and he inhaled, letting the moisture flood his system.

Jesus Hotel Christ.

What had he been thinking? He'd been heading back to his room after closing down the resort's bar and there she was, the girl—er, woman—of his dreams, crying on the beach. No condition for her to be in after witnessing her brother's marriage to the love of his life.

Vic didn't mention the fact it was 3:00 a.m. and she was alone on a secluded beach where any drunken asshole, like him, could have at her. Although technically he wasn't drunk. Buzzed maybe. Big difference. Besides, they'd been at a wedding. Buzzed was allowed.

Gina moved and he finally turned toward her. "I'm—"

"No, absolutely not," she said. She swiped at her curly mane of dark hair. Her face gave away nothing, but that meant squat. Gina knew how to hide bad moods.

The whoosh of the ocean lapping against the shore distracted him and he stared into the blackness.

"What did I say?" he asked.

"You were going to apologize. I don't want to hear it."

Apologize? Him? "I'm not sorry." He touched her arm. "Are you?"

Please don't say you're sorry. Please.

That would be all he needed. He'd just freakin' obliterated the sister rule Mike had invoked nearly a million—maybe two million—times. The sister rule was Man Law, and Man Laws were about the only rules Vic followed.

He only wanted to check on her, and before he knew it, voila, the clothes were off, the condom was on and they were humping like bunnies right there on the beach. At least no one saw them. All the well-meaning people were asleep.

Gina brushed sand from her legs and stood to straighten the sliplike dress he'd shoved up over her hips. The silky fabric glided over her curves, and the activity in Vic's lower region made him groan. A thirty-five year-old mother of three, and she was killing him. He should be ashamed.

Screw that.

She was right there. Right there. And, because he'd probably never get the opportunity again, he should grab her and—

"I'm not sorry," Gina said. "Not about the sex. I'm sorry about other things, but this, I loved."

Vic retrieved his pants and stood. Gina and her honesty. Good or bad, she just put it out there and didn't worry about the repercussions. He guessed it came from losing her husband at the age of thirty-one. She had nothing to lose.

"I need to go," she said, watching him with her big brown eyes as the moonlight drenched her face. He put his shirt on. Did she have to look at him that way? Particularly when he wanted a replay.

"Aren't the kids bunking with your folks?"

"They are, but you know how Matthew is. He might search for me."

Fifteen-year-old Matt, her eldest son, took his job as man of the family seriously.

"Right. Okay." Vic motioned toward the resort. "I'll walk you."

Gina held up a hand. "I'll be fine."

Nuh-uh. No way. "I am going to walk you. It's late and you shouldn't go by yourself."

Hell, she shouldn't have been out here alone in the first place, but he knew she'd tear him a few new ones if he said it.

Meet the Author

USA Today bestselling author Adrienne Giordano writes romantic suspense and mystery. She is a Jersey girl at heart, but now lives in the Midwest with her workaholic husband, sports obsessed son and Buddy the Wheaten Terrorist (Terrier). For more information on Adrienne's books please visit www.AdrienneGiordano.com or download the Adrienne Giordano app. Adrienne can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.

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Man Law 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 591 reviews.
WendySM More than 1 year ago
Wow! I loved this book. Vic is my perfect alpha hero, strong, damaged, and entertaining! I found the male point of view and dialogue realistic and, well, perfect. The author drew me into this story to the point I stayed up way too late reading it and didn't shower until a half hour before my husband came home from work today! This is a fast-paced, emotional yet fun read. I cannot wait to read the next book in the series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Being married to a special ops soldier, I was surprised at how realistic the characters are. Many have written about the use of profane language in previous reviews, and while this is true, spec ops guys are notorious for speaking this way. Without it, the book would have been completely unbelievable. The book is great - it has a terrorist theme, without it being the complete plot. I would definitely recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was disappointing to say the least. I have done so much mental vocabulary correction while reading a book. It really felt like someone had randomly selected synonyms without understanding their use. Don't recommend unless free and have nothing else available.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Exciting and thrilling with the terrorist plot setting. The emotional damaged former special op, Vic and his best friends sister, Gina, with her own baggage, was an inrriguing story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book keeps your interest and has a good storyline. It has a lot of action and keeps you interested in the characters and what is going to happen next. I would read other books by this author. There is some foul language and adult situations, so if that offends or bothers you this book may not be for you. It is not X-rated by any means, but would probably get an R rating.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But wasn't bad for a free Friday book. I didn't notice the language so much, probably because I've definitely heard and read worse. I had some difficulty following the conversations at times and found myself rereading sections at times. The editing could have been better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quit halfway through chapter 2. Dialogue sounded like an 8th grade boy trying to win a "Dirty Mouth Contest." Characters had no morals and no brains. Bad choice for Free Friday. Bad choice for book club.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author created interesting characters and kept the story moving. I wouln't call it a must read but it was a solid good book.
HoustonTX More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book! It is fast-paced, very emotional, and an all around good romantic read leaving something to your imagination. I thought it would take me days to read it, but read it very quickly. It is definitely a good guy gets the bad guy and does wind up getting the girl as well. Worth every penny.
KeyLargo More than 1 year ago
This was a fun love story with great Man Law humor.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story is good, but every little detail is dragged. I have been reading it for a week and I am only on page 76. By now I could have read two books ! I don't think I am going to finish this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stopped reading after the second page. Too many cuss words, including the f word.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Come on, what could have been a good story became hard to read with all the curse words. Why?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Most of the reviews for this book was so not true what a great story Vic a true hero ...so glad I dont let bad reviews stop me I would've missed out on something great!
Anonymous 3 months ago
Eh. Ok enough to keep reading. Told in 3rd person. No breaks to let you know they are changing characters point of view. Would not read another book by same author.
ReneeEntress More than 1 year ago
5 star I was pulled right into this story. The story flowed well. The story has laughs, grief, pain, kidnapping and heartbreak. This is Gina and Vic’s story. Gina and Vic have crazy out of control chemistry. Every time they touch their clothes seem to melt off. Vic is determined to fight the chemistry. He does not have time for emotions. But when he can’t stay away from Gina everything goes crazy. He is being taunted by the enemy and they will try and destroy everything he loves. Good thing he loves no one….. But the man after him thinks he loves Gina and is trying to get to him through messing with her. Can Vic defect the enemy and also build a relationship with Gina? Or will trying to just date get them all killed? I loved these characters. This book had a ton of laughs. Gina is strong and determined to live her life how she wants to. Vic is super protective and willing to fight to the death for Gina and her family. There are some tear filled moments and some anger filled moments in this story. But all in all I felt I was able to connect with the characters and the story was a great read. I highly recommend this book and can’t wait for the next story from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And yet another really GOOD BOOK!
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Silly and predictable. A very quick read. Not ehat you would call a quality read, but good enough you want to finish it.
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Man Law may have a good deal of unneccesary profanity but is a rivoting adventure romance. Two different views of violence must meet somewhere in the middle of a growing love affair. Violence versus family versus acceptance becomes the ultimate battle.
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