After months of just getting by on military disability pay, Jace Nichols is going for his dream job in Miami. Until he stops to rescue a woman under attack. Thanks to his deeply ingrained sense of duty, he misses his one-shot-only interview—for a woman who seems more grateful he saved her way-too-sexy shoes than her life.
No one knows better than Misty Morgan that everyone is fighting some kind of battle. Hers is against her snobby family, who look down on her chosen profession as a wedding floral coordinator. Behind Jace’s surly exterior she senses wounds that run deeper than a missing arm.
When Jace spots Misty fending off yet another fawning male. he’s not sure what makes his control snap. The fact that she insists on wearing her skirts too short, or the fact he can’t resist kissing her.
Best to get it over with and give in to one crazy night that should get her out of his system. Instead he finds himself with more second chances than he can shake his steel hook at—if he can find room in his wounded heart for love.
This title contains a jaded hero and an independent heroine who find that when push comes to push-back, an argument is the quickest route to steamy sex.
I swear I am a novella junkie, I can’t help it. I know when I start one it’s going to be short but the junkie in me just keeps screaming for more. I don’t know why I torture myself so much, umm…yes I do, I’m addicted to them; plain and simple. Even though I know it’s going to be short, even though I know the characters might not be developed as much as I would like, even though the relationships move along at an alarming rate; I can’t stop reading them. Too many authors that I read and adore write them and not reading them isn’t an option. What I do have to do is remind myself every time that what I’m about to read is a novella and I can’t fault anyone other than myself for wanting MORE when it’s over. Twisted in Tulips is the second book in Nikki Duncan’s Tulle and Tulips series and I definitely wan more after finishing this one, not that it didn’t end well because it did but because I really need to see this couple again!
Jace Nichols is an ex-military war hero. The chip on his shoulder weighs as much as the prosthetic hook on his arm. On his way to a job interview he spots a woman being followed and knowing something bad is about to happen he decides to intervene despite the fact he knows it will cost him his dream job.
Misty Morgan is a wedding floral coordinator who loves her job almost as much as she loves her shoes and snazzy outfits. When she’s rescued by a stranger with a bad attitude and a hook arm, she’s grateful but really off balance.
This couple moves at breakneck speed, two chance encounters in one day followed by what amounts to some stalking (with best interests at heart) right into heart stopping sex in the hallway of her home all within a day. Oh yeah, it is one of those sexy as hell encounters that leave you a little breathless. I’d like to say this encounter leads to a sweet, tied up with a neat bow romance but that’s not the case. Jace has some major issues most dealing with the accident that caused in injury and discharge. Misty’s not without some baggage as well, mainly her disapproving mother.
Jace ends up getting the job which happens to be in the same building Misty works in. He gets a chance to observe her and know a little bit more about her. She figures out what he needs and makes a very bold gesture to let him know he may be injured, but he’s whole.
I enjoyed Twisted in Tulips and I hope that since we saw a little of Lori and Trevor (from book 1) in this installment, we’ll be treated to a glimpse of Jace and Misty in the next book. While this relationship went from 0 to 60 very quickly, they both seemed to really “get” each other and are a perfect match! Enjoy!