Sometimes a fake relationship...
Clayton Calhoun had been a soldier his entire life, but after nearly dying in an explosion, he decided to give up his military career and return to his hometown. But being back home isn't as easy as he thought it would be, and soon he starts to miss the action that the Army Rangers provided. Feeling unsatisfied, he's considers taking a job overseas and risking his life to do what he does best. But a close family friend throws him for a loop when he leaves him his very successful business. Clayton is faced with a big choice: Stay home and make his friends and family happy, or go overseas to do what he loves.
With so much on his plate the last thing Clayton was looking for was love.
Can lead to real love.
But then Daisy Lee Gracen storms into his life.
The formerly wild widow of a Marine and mother of a little girl was the last thing he wanted or needed, but when the threat of a custody battle threatens to take away the only person Daisy has ever really loved, Clayton steps in and pretends to be her fiancé. It was supposed to be just for the summer. It was supposed to be no strings attached, but Clayton can't get the woman off his mind or out of his heart and he wonders if a life without Daisy is a life worth having.
Will this just be a summer fling, or can the two overcome their pasts and find a future together?
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Great story-loved Clay*****
I like how she's fat but he's a brawny soldier. REAL MEN HAVE MUSCLES :D)))))))))) 37/10, because she didn't one-up her disapproving and "attractive" older sister by stealing her man.
OK. Here goes nothing. I have to say with tears running down my face, that A Curvy Girl for the Cadet by Sugar Jamison is one of the most wonderful emotional rollercoaster rides I have taken. To me a good book makes me care what happens to the characters. A great book makes me cheer for the characters. But, when a book has me crying to the point that I have to stop reading and wipe my eyes because I cannot see thru the tears…..WOW!!! I loved the story of Daisy, Aubrey, and "the scary man" Clayton (who turns out to be not so "scary" after all). Then, he goes and shaves and cuts his hair, then, he is scary again, scary good looking….wow! Ms Jamison does a phenomenal job writing this book. She tells some of the story that our service men and women go through after coming home from combat. KUDOS!! I do not want to write about the type of thing that are written about, and give any spoilers. Let us just say, well done! I want to say a huge, huge "Thank you" to Choosy Bookworm for pointing me to this book. I want to say an even larger "Thank you" to Sugar Jamison for writing this book, and gifting to me a copy to read for my honest opinion. I absolutely loved this book!!! The book is extremely, well done. I cannot wait to read more from this author. The only thing I would have loved to see is an epilogue with Aubrey having siblings, and reading about Clayton's reactions during the birth of his children. Oh darn, there go the waterworks again. Thank you for reading my review. If you love a book that has an emotionally well written HEA, this one is for you!
Curvy Girl Daisy Gracen is the owner of a very successful flower shop, the single mom of her deceased sister's little girl Aubrey (aka Cookie), the widow of a Vet, and a somewhat reformed wild child. Although she has radically changed her life-style since adopting Cookie, there are still glimpses of the inner wild child. She dresses in tight clothing, concert tee's, and sports a few somewhat discreet tattoos. She would love to give Cookie a traditional family life, but is quite satisfied with what they do have together. Enter...the "scary man", their next-door neighbor who resembles Grizzly Adams in oh-so-many ways. He's huge, extremely quiet, and a shaggy, bearded gentle giant, who suddenly shows some sweet attention to Cookie as she sits outside reading her books. This, of course, sets Daisy on a rampage to protect her little girl from a "possible perv". Clayton is ex-Army Ranger who has been home 18 months and is trying to put his life back together. His family was dysfunctional and although he loves them all, he also carries strong resentment for his parents. He was quietly observed Daisy and her little girl from his home and certainly lusted after Daisy with her tight shorts and tube tops, but he would never do anything to harm either of them. I love the Curvy Girls, being one myself. The characters are delightful and the stories intertwine, which I love. As a reader, you can't help but fall in love with all of Sugar Jamison's characters.
Clayton Calhoun is the best hero! PURR-fection I have loved getting to know every character in this series and reading each of their stories. A Curvy Girl For The Cadet had some big shoes to fill after so many great stories preceeding it in the series but with characters like Clayton Calhoun and Daisy Lee Gracen and the surprisingly adorable Aubrey this one was another big hit. Daisy's character is faced with raising her 7 year old niece Aubrey after her sister died so she's a woman who needs stability and longevity for her life. Clayton is a guy who has no idea what he wants to do with his life. He's faced with a big decision that could take him back overseas for a contracting job but getting close to Daisy and Aubrey could derail his plans. Being next door neighbors makes it difficult for them to keep their distance and after a while the two discover a sexy chemistry neither one has found outside of the other. Every single woman deserves a man like Clayton Calhoun. He was perfect and that's something I'm growing to love about Jamison's guys. They're amazing. They have their issues and flaws but ultimately they're just decent, good men. Clayton had a hard childhood and almost died fighting in Iraq but he was so gentle with Aubrey and loving, respectful and sexy with Daisy my ovaries exploded every time he opened his mouth! Daisy was spunky and out going and just a great heroine. She was a roll with the punches kind of woman who doesn't back down from a challenge and I admire that about my leading ladies. Although they had some ups and downs their relationships seemed effortless. They had a strong connection and easy way about them that they just clicked and it worked for me. With little Aubrey in the mix with her precocious personality this story really tugged at my heart strings. One thing I found myself hoping for was a reconciliation between Clay and Maggie's divorced parents. There was so much talk about the two supporting characters making a second go of it that I hope Sugar puts her thinking cap on and makes it happen for us! Curvy Girl For The Cadet is another Perfect Fit for this series about sassy amazing women and the men who fall over themselves to get their attention. No matter which story you chose to read, you seriously can't go wrong with any of them. I've loved every one!