Man Law [NOOK Book]

Overview


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."

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Man Law

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Overview


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?

83,000 words

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426891854
  • Publisher: Carina Press
  • Publication date: 7/4/2011
  • Series: Private Protectors
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Original
  • Sales rank: 168,793
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Adrienne Giordano writes romantic suspense and women's fiction. She is a Jersey girl at heart, but she now lives in the Midwest with her hard-working husband, sports-obsessed son and Buddy the Wheaton Terrorist (Terrier). She is a cofounder of the Romance University blog. Adrienne's books have been finalists in the 2008, 2009 and 2011 Linda Howard Award of Excellence contests. Her debut romantic suspense, Man Law, will be released by Carina Press on July 4, 2011. Her second book will be available from Carina Press in September 2011. For more information please visit AdrienneGiordano.com.

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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.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted August 24, 2011

    Wow! I Loved This Book!

    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!

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2011

    Spot on characters

    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.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2011

    Needs a lot of editing...

    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.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2011

    Trash. Negative stars.

    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.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2011

    Great!

    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.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2011

    Not my favorite ...

    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.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2011

    Jef

    Stopped reading after the second page. Too many cuss words, including the f word.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2011

    PROFANITY is not romantic.

    Come on, what could have been a good story became hard to read with all the curse words. Why?

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2011

    Fantastic

    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!

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2011

    Very Good book - Recommended!

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2011

    YAWN !

    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.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2011

    Not worth to cost, even on FREE Friday.

    Delete due to extreme offensive language

    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2012

    Intersting characters

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 28, 2012

    I really enjoyed this book! It is fast-paced, very emotional, a

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2011

    Great story!

    Really enjoyed the characters and plot, standard storyline but very well written!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 12, 2011

    Highly Recommened

    This was a fun love story with great Man Law humor.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2011

    How????

    Can anyone tell me how to delete books off the Nook color??

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2011

    NO STARS !!!!!

    To many swear words. Have to delete this book from my nook.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2014

    Silly

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2013

    Intriguing weekend read.

    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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