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↠´ Sex, Straight Up ✓ Download by ¿ Kathleen O'Reilly This was surprisingly good despite its unfortunate title obviously, I ought to start raising personal expectations for Harlequin novels good in its poignancy and sensitivity Here are two rather mild mannered people working in professional, occasionally mundane, jobs They meet, they have a passionate affair, they break it off thinking they ll never see each other again Of course fate works its cheeky little way in, and they become embroiled in office politics on top of their own budding relationship That s not all to the story either, given that this hero is a widower, a victim to the September 11 attacks The woman is left constantly doubting herself, whether she ll forever be in the shadow of the late wife.
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5 stars Even though the first book in Kathleen O Reilly s Those Sexy O Sullivans trilogy was just OK for me, I was looking forward to trying the next book, Sex, Straight Up, mainly because I thought the concept of a hero who had lost his wife on 9 11 was a very unique one that would probably make a great story Unfortunately, it turned out to be even of a yawn than the first one which was extremely disappointing to me, as I ve liked some of Ms O Reilly s other work very much in the past In my opinion, she spent too much time on the details of the hero and heroine s professions, that of accountant and art appraiser respectively, which are rather snooze worthy jobs to begin with She also had a tendency to meander off onto various little rabbit trails that didn t really directly impact the couple s relationship All of The first thing you have to do if you decide to read this book is to TOTALLY ERASE the title of it from your memory In fact, I had to erase this book from my kindle because TONS of people ask to SEE my Kindle and I didn t want anyone to think I used it to read porn Not that there s anything wrong with that, but still I have NO IDEA why this book was titled so poorly It has NOTHING to do with anything in the book that I could figure out Apparently, Harlequin Blaze just needed to fill a slot in this particular series.
Secondly, you have read the opening pages of this book Since the summer he turned eleven, Daniel O Sullivan woke up every morning the same way With an aching hard on After he was married, the first light of dawn became his favorite time He d roll over, impatient hands searching for his wife After making love to
The nature of this love story made for a fairly complicated emotional journey for Daniel O Sullivan He still loves his deceased wife, and knows he always will love her, but he also acknowledges that time has been telling him he s ready to move on Throughout the pages of the story, Daniel s struggle to figure out how exactly to do just that is emotional and also beautiful Once he and Catherine begin their affair the second time around, he s honest with Meeting A Handsome Loner On A Deserted Beach In The Hamptons Was Like Being Hit By Lightning One Steamy Weekend In Bed With Daniel O Sullivan And Catherine Montefiore Was Marvelously Woozy From A Delicious Cocktail Of Sun, Sand And Superhot SexAbruptly, Though, Catherine S Forty Eight Hours Of Fun Are At An End When Her Family S Exclusive Auction House Is Hit By A Very Public Scandal She S Ready To Step In And Save The Day, But She S Hoping Daniel, Her Hot Irish Hunk, Will Lend A Hand After All, He S Got The Necessary Skills And, Straight Up Or Not, Catherine Wants Another Long Drink Of Daniel Before Another Forty Eight Hours Are Up And Her Legacy Is Lost Forever Ok, listen You are going to want to roll your eyes and ignore this book because of the ridiculous title Why, Harlequin, WHY You shouldn t, though, because this book was such an amazing find Its about a 9 11 widow who cannot move on and an introverted art appraiser who is trying to convince herself that she deserves to be 100% loved by someone It was such a wonderful, romantic, and sometimes sad story that did not shy away from the effects of grief, especially when it is tied to such a visible event Daniel is completely stuck in the past and really likes it there He has his job and the bar he owns with his brothers, and that s really all he needs Meeting Catherine, who doesn t demand change from him, wakes up a part of himself that he has missed, but you can imagine the mixed feelings he has Catherine First, I m 99% sure I read this before, back when the first book in this series I think was one of the Save the Contemporary picks from DA SBTB Second, I want Grace to read this because I want a NYC evaluation It reads pretty well to me, but I ve accepted that my readings of New York aren t always accurate At the very least, I like that it tries to integrate itself into the surroundings it has chosen for its setting.
Third, I just really liked this A story about a 9 11 widower moving on could be really terrible, but it mostly just reads as a moving on story, period The 9 11 thing is just a part of the tapestry of Daniel s characterization, not the point, and that makes it a lot palatable The hero and heroine both are interesting on their own and their dilemma about whether or not they can give each other what they want rings I got this as part of the One Click Buy anthologies, and I wanted to take a minute to review this particular segment Yes, the man lost his wife on 9 11 but even with that sadness comes humor and joy I kinda wished I could see Catherine s sketches The auction house storyline was slightly less interesting, but it added a little dimension to Daniel s character The opening took me by surprise The whole thing about him reaching over every morning just hit me But I really loved the story, and the characters were sweet and engaging.