Falco: The Dark Guardian Mass Market Paperback – Oct 19 2010
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Sandra Marton, a best-selling American author, wrote her first novel when she was seven. It was a romance, which probably says a lot about fate and the mysterious paths that sometimes lead us through life. By the time she was ten, she'd read Gone With The Wind even though that famous scene where Rhett carries Scarlett up the stairs puzzled the heck out of her. / Sandra loved school, hated gym, and graduated high school at 15 Â½. More important, she fell head over heels in love that same year and finally figured out what that scene in Gone With The Wind was all about. / At university, Sandra studied Creative Writing. She also studied to be an elementary school teacher because everyone knew you couldn't possibly earn your living as a writer. Life got very busy. Sandra married the boy she'd met at 15 Â½, began teaching, became a mom, stopped teaching, took in every stray cat and dog she found and eventually ran for public office and won, but she never forgot she had once dreamed of being a writer. In what little spare time she had, she wrote poems and short stories. The poems were dark and murky. The short stories were dark but not quite as murky. She even sold some of them but she knew she hadn't yet found the kind of stories she really wanted to write. / And then, one day, she thought, I wonder if I could write a romance novelâ ¦ / So she wrote one and sent it into the world where it was rejected in some places and given encouragement in others until her husband, that boy she'd fallen crazy in love with so many years before, took matters into his own hands and mailed her book to Harlequin Presents. / Seventy-five plus books later, he still loves to remind her of that.
Top Customer Reviews
Casare Orsini was the head of the mob and his sons absolutely did not approve. However, he had used the excuse he was dying and had asked his sons to help him and now he was enlisting the help of his son Falco. He owed a favor to an old friend who was a film director in Hollywood. One of his actresses was being stalked and threatened and she did not want the police involved. As Falco had served in the Army in Special Forces, his father requested that he fly out to California and be Elle Bissette's bodyguard. His father had photos of her, she was beautiful and there was something in her eyes that drew him to her and made him want to protect her.
Elle Bissette had a secret past, even though she knew the threats were serious she didn't want people to know about her past life. She had once been a model and then came the chance to star in a film. However, it wasn't just the pictures of her she received in the mail with the threats, her stalker was now calling her at home. She didn't want the world to know about where she came from and what had happened all of those years ago. Now she was faced with a darkly handsome man sent to protect her and she wasn't going to have any of it! They argued and in the end, Falco won. However, not before yelling at each other and Elle was not going to let him take charge of her life.
What was it about Elle that attracted Falco? Was it her beauty, spirit or her fear?Read more ›
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
The heroes in both books are controlling jerks who literally push the heroines around and manhandle them. Both the heroes suffer from severe mood swings, one minutes they're happy to be with the heroines and the next are storming off. In no way does it seems like they are falling in love, they meet, fall in to bed together and next day proclaim they love each other.
There is no reason for the hero to constantly be calling the heroine 'baby', especially after she asks him not to. Maybe he's bedded so many women it's just easier to call them that than to remember their names.
Falco: The Dark Guardian is a good story and I like Falco and Elle a lot. Elle has a quiet confidence and strong determination. Falco is sexy, and he's a dependable guy Elle can feel safe with. He only loses control when his desire for Elle overrides his protective instincts. Unfortunately, the constant push-pull of their relationship wore me down. They're either kissing or fighting; there's no in between through most of the story. It's frustrating because there is chemistry between them. Falco: The Dark Guardian is dramatic and full of emotion and the end is exciting and heartwarming. I just wish there had been less unnecessary angst in between.
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