When Laney Murphy walks into Muldoon's Pub in San Francisco, she has no idea that her life is about to change forever. The Muldoon family's offer of a job and a place to stay seems just too good to be true. And once she meets Sean Muldoon, the suspicious and distrustful son of the pub owners, she knows she was right - he clearly detests her.
Sean is on the fast track as a bodyguard with Woo Security and he isn't going to allow some grifter to get in his way or to mess with his family. But he soon discovers that Laney is not all sharp tongue and sarcasm, and he finds himself wanting to kiss her more than deck her.
But Laney's past comes back to haunt her and she soon must put her life on the line to save Sean and the family she has come to love.
Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Little does Laney Murphy know there's magic afoot when she exits a greyhound bus in San Francisco and spots a cab. She's hungry, tired and down on her luck, a situation not lost on the driver who takes her to Muldoon's and declares the sublime quality of the food. He's right, of course, and the magic doesn't stop there. Laney needs a place to stay and a job, both which materialize compliments of pub owner Tommy Muldoon. Soon, despite the misgivings of Tommy's friend Sean, Laney has a job as bartender for Tommy. Life, however, isn't all sweetness and light. Laney has graduated from the University of Hard Knocks and views life with characteristic jaundice. And Sean, ever protective of his friend Tommy, is out to make sure Laney isn't some moocher trying to take what she can from the kind-hearted publican. Even though tempers flare, there's a unmistakable attraction that simmers between Sean and Laney. At Muldoon's Laney is introduced to a number of people who work-as does Sean-for Woo Security. Eventually, she is recruited for their operation and unwittingly puts herself in danger. Galen Rose has penned a cute, quirky story full of sly humor and riposte. Well paced, A Place to Rest My Heart should appeal to lovers of romance, mystery and all things Irish. Ms. Rose is definitely an author to watch. This book was provided by the author for an honest review.
Not normally a fan of first person narratives, I loved A PLACE TO REST MY HEART. The heroine, Laney, is relatable, funny, fiery and what every woman wishes she could be. I immediately wanted things to work out for her, but as all good books do, conflict and mystery kept me wondering if Laney would ever find her happily-ever-after. Galen Rose has a fun, fast-paced writing style that makes me wish for more of her work. If all her characters are this real, and her stories this entertaining, I can't wait for her next book!
In A Place to Rest My Heart, by Galen Rose, Laney Murphy is a young woman who is stubborn, feisty, has made her share of mistakes and all she wants is to leave the past behind. She doesn’t trust anyone until she happens into Muldoon’s Tavern one night and finds the unexpected, people who care. This contemporary romance written in first person point of view, draws you in from the first scene. You live in Laney’s head; in trouble, angry, hot-heated and not about to fall for Sean Muldoon, or any other gorgeous man she works with at Woo Security Services. A Place to Rest My Heart is entertaining, full of surprising twists, off-beat adventures and developing relationships that keep you interested in Laney’s complicated life, the danger’s that haunt her and the man who steals her heart. I enjoyed the heck out of this romance. The action is exciting, the characters very human, and the conflicts never end as Laney is forced to face her past even though it just might kill her.