Mystery Man (Dream Man #1)

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HOLY ALPHA MALES!!!!!!! Yowza!!!! *fans self*

I'm surprised this book didn't self-combust from the degree of utterly squee/drool/swoon-worthy, bossy, possessive, unapologetic, sweet, tender, badass, HOT UBER ALPHA males in it!! I mean WOW! This book is pure over-the-top deliciousness!

This book has it all: to-die-for hero, a sassy, smartass heroine, lots of action, hot hot sex, secret lairs, badass commandos, badass bikers, badass cops, drive-by's, cosmo parties, family time, romance, a few misty-eyed moments, laugh out loud humor, alpha males out the wazoo and just general over the top fun!

If you are at all a fan of the Black Dagger Brotherhood books, the guys in this series are very much like the human versions of them. Epic alpha badasses!

You are kind of thrown right into the story. Gwen met her "Mystery Man" at a bar a year and a half ago. She was just sitting there having a good time with her friends when in walks this big, tall, smoking hot guy that she can't take her eyes off. And after an entire evening what trying to get his attention but being ignored, he gets up to leave and...

"I felt a warm hand on the skin of my lower back."
I twisted my neck, looked up and there he was.
I held my breath and he asked, "You comin' or what"
That was it. That was his pickup line. "You comin' or what"
I went."

*swooooooooooon* Yeah... :D

He begins to come to her at night every few days, but never shows his face and always leaves before morning... and Gwen, just can't bring herself to end this "relationship" such as it is with her Mystery Man. But trouble brews right from the beginning of the story, namely with her very messed up sister getting herself into some SERIOUS trouble with the wrong people and Gwen is thrown head-first into Badass World where she comes face to face with her Mystery Man, Cabe "Hawk" Delgado and the sparks fly for real, in daylight.

Hawk literally defines "alpha"!

"You're bossy, arrogant, intrusive, annoying... "
His minor grin amplified.
See! Totally unrepentant...
"Do I have anything going for me"
"... you can be sweet, you're a cuddler, and you carried me out of a burning building..."
"I'm a cuddler"
"You spoon."
His brows went up. "That's important enough to be on your list"
"Uh... yeah."
[He's grinning] "Fuckin' ridiculous what women think is important."

The writing style is very real. Its almost written exactly as someone would speak or think. It flows quite nicely and ends up reading almost as if you are hearing the main character think out loud.

"Babe" has always been my favorite term of endearment that a guy can call a girl. There is something just so possessive, and sweet and swoony about it. But Hawk takes it to a whole new level. That one word can mean so many different complete sentences. It takes a good author to make you understand exactly what he means without him saying it with just one word :)

And Hawk is not the only Alpha in this story by far. He's the badass commando leader. But we also get to meet drool over Mitch Lawson: badass cop (serious swoon material - can't wait till book 3 to read his story), and Tack: badass biker leader among many many others.

""Are you here to freak me out in any other way"
"Nope."
"This would include asking me for a date," I warned.
"Babe, don't date," he replied.
"You don't"
"Do tequila shots followed by 5 hours of sex count as a date he asked.
"Um... no," I answered.
"Then I don't date."
I smiled at him.
Then, stupidly, I asked. "You can have sex for 5 hours"
He smiled at me.
Yikes.
Moving on."

There is a little bit of repetativeness in the dialogue, and the main couple have one stupid moment where I wanted to throttle them both, but the smooth writing, badass overload, laugh out loud moments, action, tender sweet moments, and uber alpha males kept me turning the pages and not wanting to put the book down!

And talk about a HEA! Such a sweet epilogue!!!!!

*goes off to join the Kristen Ashley Support Group*

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While drinking cosmopolitans, Gwendolyn Kidd meets the man of her dreams. Then she takes him home. Then she wakes up alone. But her fear that she lost her dream man turns into a relationship with a mystery man when, night after night in the dead of night, he comes back for more. Hoping it will blossom into something real, she lets him.

But she doesn’t even know his name.

Gwen’s struggling with the decision to end their crazy non-relationship when her sister-from-hell, Ginger’s best friend pays a visit and warns Gwen that if she and her sister don’t get smart, they’ll both get d-e-a-d, dead. Gwen has no clue what’s going on but she’s used to Ginger’s antics and decides to lay the problem on her sister’s biker boyfriend’s doorstep. Bad choice. She hits the Denver Underground radar with a big, loud ping.

This means Gwen’s Mystery Man, Cabe “Hawk” Delgado has to step in to keep her safe. But when Hawk gets a dose of Gwen in the daylight, he makes the decision that he finally wants real with Gwen. However when Gwen gets a dose of badass, bossy, straight-talker Hawk in the daylight, she decides she’s done.

Thus begins the head-to-head of the Commando vs. Cosmo Girl as Hawk woos Gwen in his own unique way, Gwen survives firebombs, drive-bys, kidnappings, hot pursuits by biker hotties and gorgeous police detectives and discovers the heartbreaking reason why Hawk kept her at arm’s length.

And as all this happens, Gwen finds that her sister’s troubles are serious trouble and she must decide who to keep alive: her sister-from-hell or the man of her dreams.

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