Series Saturday: Visitation North Carolina by Lori Foster

One of my favorite series is Lori’s Visitation series. It’s full of fun quirky characters, and couples you wouldn’t think of being together being perfect for each other. This is one of those series that I can read over and over again. 

Joe Winston has a routine with women: he exists; they swoon; roll credits. With his smoldering looks, macho style, and irrepressible charm, Joe can have any woman–except the one he really wants. Secretly, Luna Clark may lust after Joe, but she’s made it clear that she’s too smart to fall for him. He can just keep holding his breath, thank you very much. But now, Luna’s inherited two kids who need more than she alone can give in a small town that seems hell-bent on driving them away. She needs someone to help out…someone who can’t be intimidated…someone just like Joe. Becoming an instant family wasn’t exactly what Joe had in mind, but hey, it’s a start, and you can’t blame a guy for trying every angle. After all, where there’s a Joe, there’s a way…straight into a woman’s heart

Bounty hunter Bryan Kelly has a few rules. Rule #1: Women are for fun, not commitment. He’s been jilted too many times for that. Rule #2: He’ll do anything for his twin brother, even switch places in order to find out who wants to sabotage the native preacher’s charity organization. Playing benefactor to a bunch of sassy, flirtatious prostitutes means that Bryan will have to be his brother–in every way that counts. But then, he hadn’t counted on Shay Sommers, Keeping his cool around the luscious lady of the night with the big heart is doing nothing to keep his thoughts pure, which brings him to instant Rule #3: If you can’t avoid temptation, succumb with abandon…

Being mistaken for a hooker, Well that’s certainly a new one for Shay. The society pages icon has made her name in charity work. Still, this could be her chance to help these girls from the inside out, if she can play just right. It certainly won’t be hard to act the street siren with the gorgeous preacher who runs the place, even if he does seem less like a shepherd and much more like a wolf in a clerical collar…one with a hungry look that’s making Shay feel she might be his next dinner…

Bruce Kelly has spent most of his life helping people who are down on their luck, guiding them toward making better lives. Compassionate and kind, Bruce understands that everyone makes mistakes, even if he’s never actually done anything just colour inside the lines. Nobody’s perfect, but Bruce is about to meet a woman who’s perfect for him. He’s determined to show her that he can be trusted. And if that means proving it by being an absolute gentleman at all times, then so be it.

Cyn Potter is a survivor, with a sassy, gallows wit and a fierce independent streak to show for it. She’s used to men wanting only one thing, and this girl is no longer taking applications from big bad wolves in sheep’s clothing, thank you very much. But Bruce Kelly is actually different. Totally hands off. Sometimes she can se a hint of fire when he looks at her, but the guy treats her with the respect she’s always wanted. Maybe too much respect, because truthfully? The guy is fine. Worth taking down a few defences for…and a few other things. And maybe somebody needs to help Bruce start over and discover just how perfect being imperfect can be.

SOME DAYS, IT DOESN’T PAY TO GET OUT OF BED

That’s what crosses Clint Evan’s mind the minute he takes on the four thugs holding heiress Julie Rose hostage. It isn’t the danger–Clint’s made the reputation by being reliably ruthless, a quality that keeps his wounds deeply undercover. What’s got Clint in a lather is Julie herself. The pretty, petite schoolteacher he’s been hired to return to her wealthy fiance is no fainting trust-fund baby. She’s a bit of a hellcat, one who won’t be deterred when she sets her sights on something. And her sights are set on Clint.

The one rule Clint never breaks is this–don’t get involved with the client. He can look, but he definitely cannot touch–even if it’s driving him crazy. Keeping Julie safe until he can figure out who’s behind her kidnapping means never letting her out of his sight. And the closer he sticks to the feisty, seductive woman who makes him feel alive…the harder it gets for him to ever consider letting her go…

Carrying a naked woman up a mountain in a driving storm– now there’s a way for a man to start the day. But for Jamie, the unconscious redhead in his arms is an intruder, one who could bring him harm. He has his reasons for hiding out in this mountain cabin; for keeping his emotions hidden; for never, ever getting too close to anyone. And he’s not about to stop now.

Before she passed out in his bed, she said her name was Faith– an appropriate name since he has to take her at her word. Who is she? Why is she here? Who sent her? And what is she doing to him? Jamie’s used to feelings of wariness, isolation, of being on guard. What he’s not used to is this dangerous, nearly uncontrollable new emotion raging through him.

Jamie wants Faith, as a man wants a woman… and it may already be too late to turn back…

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  1. Sharlene Wegner

    Thanks for the review. I read Say No to Joe & Jamie & enjoyed these two. I had started The Secret Life of Bryan & wasn’t sure about it. Maybe I will give the series another shot. I’ve read other books by Lori & liked them.

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