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Friday, August 13, 2021

Loner (The Good Guys) by Jamie Schlosser

A Review by Wendy
 5 So Much More Than The Blurb Stars
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Spoiler Free

I have a confession to make. I came to Jamie Schlosser late and only to this series with Magic Man. BIG MISTAKE, HUGE! (Yes, I just stole that line from Pretty Woman when Julia Roberts goes back to the snooty clothing store that turned her away, showing them All The Clothes She Bought at Another Store!)

Ms. Schlosser takes an idea that could have been regular, steamy but regular, and amped it up. She created intricate characters, each flawed but strong, each with the ability to see the best for each other and it all worked for me.

We have Rosalie, living a real-life Rapunzel type life.
She has been locked into her room by her mother for her "own good". She is on the brink of eighteen and Rosalie hasn't been lazy in figuring out things are not quite right. Unfortunately, she has been told since she was very little, there was something wrong with her, that she was crazy.

Thus, the reason why she was locked up. Now the kicker about all of this is her mother was well-to-do to do and money wasn't ever an issue. Rosalie was given an education and lived in a home that was more like a castle with lots of land surrounding it. She also understood as she became older what she could do on her own to manipulate her mother to allow certain things. She acquired a computer but it was limited as to what she could search. She was a reader and used books for more information, too.

The highlight for Rosalie was the new groundsman, Preston. Looking at him, dreaming of him, wishing her dreams of being free with him are the only things that keep her going. If only she could have a normal life with someone, no not just someone, only with Preston.

Preston is very aware of the beautiful Rosalie. He has been working undercover as the groundskeeper, sent to rescue her and bring her to her father. Over these past weeks, watching over her, Preston has broken his hardcore rule in the investigation business. He has fallen hard for his client. Knowing everything about the twisted life, secrets, and the person who is her father, a man who is dangerous, too.

No, Preston has made a decision, Rosalie is his, he will keep her for himself, and even if it means risking everything, it won't matter.

All comes together when Rosalie makes the decision to risk everything and escape her mother and house. It takes everything for her to pull it together, steal herself, and make her move.

This tale is all-consuming. I could not stop reading it. Rosalie and Preston were two people who were so right for each other even though they were technically different in many ways. Rosalie was extremely mature for her age, yet also innocent and naive. Preston, a man who had had a very difficult life with personal pain and loss, was someone who was hyper-focused. It was who he was and when he locked onto Rosalie, it was over. Nothing else mattered, only her.

I can't really say any more without ruining everything for you...I want you to really love this as much as I did. Just buy the book :DDDD

 A gifted copy was provided by author/publisher for an honest review.

Jamie Schlosser writes new adult romance, romantic comedy, and fantasy/paranormal romance. When she isn't creating perfect book boyfriends, she's a stay-at-home mom to her two wonderful kids. She believes reading is a great escape, otters are the best animal, and nothing is more satisfying than a happily-ever-after ending.



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