Pleasure Bound (Hard to Get, #2) by Anne RaineyI do believe Ms. Rainey that the series just got better!!
Pleasure Bound is a sexy hot romance that will have you blushing and cheering at the same time. While this story can easily be read alone, reading the prequel short story, “Cherry on Top” in Some Like it Rough, and the first novel, So Sensitive, only enhances the experience.
Deanna Harrison has been attracted to Jonas since the first time they met. Problem is she is a busy woman working on her new career and she has no desire to be another conquest for him. She just can’t seem to get him off her mind. He’s drop dead gorgeous and no other man can compare to him. She is getting weaker and weaker to his advances and just about ready to cave.
Jonas Phoenix is sexually frustrated and the cute blonde he just met just won’t do the trick. There is only one woman for him and she keeps blowing him off. Rejection after rejection, but he is determined to have her, especially after they share their first kiss. Now he is more resolute to have Deanna and he is going to pull out all the stops to make it happen. Not even her two older brothers; Wade, his best friend, or Dean, her twin, are going to stop him.
This love story has been five years in the making. Once they set their eyes on each other, neither could be satisfied with second best. One kiss and now it’s time to see if it’s for real. After a sexually charged weekend in Miami, they both know they are in trouble and now must figure out how to make it work.
This is a believable well written story. There was a nice slow buildup of the romance and the anticipation was incredible. The love making is smoking hot with heart and passion, not to mention the most imaginative that I have read in a very long time.
Jonas is just perfect. He is a complete alpha male, but has a past that has made him a touch insecure. For a man whose childhood was so void of any love, he amazes me at his capacity to open his heart and embrace what the two of them have. He takes my breath away. Deanna is a brilliantly amusing woman. Her wit and sarcasm is a hoot and I love her strength. She has to be a very strong woman being surrounded by three dominating males.
I can see more wonderful stories in the future. I’m hoping I will soon meet Gracie’s sister, who has just been discovered and also Dean, the last of the Harrison’s siblings to find love. He had his heart broken in a prior relationship and is love shy. I’m looking forward to more captivating and sensual reads to come. I will be following this great series all the way to the end.
Battles of Manassas: The Civil War in Four Minutes
First Battle of Bull Run Facts
On July 16, , the new Union volunteer army under Brig. Pierre G. Beauregard, drawn up behind Bull Run creek west of Centreville. Beauregard's men defended the strategic railroad junction at Manassas, just west of the creek. A brief skirmish ensured, with light casualties and little result.
Confederate Colonel Thomas J. Jackson earned his nickname, “Stonewall” at the First Battle of Bull Run when his brigade of Virginia volunteers stood their.
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Introduction - First Battle of Bull Run
First Manassas: Battle Map
Known as the First Battle of Bull Run or Manassas , the engagement began when about 35, Union troops marched from the federal capital in Washington, D. After fighting on the defensive for most of the day, the rebels rallied and were able to break the Union right flank, sending the Federals into a chaotic retreat towards Washington. The Confederate victory gave the South a surge of confidence and shocked many in the North, who realized the war would not be won as easily as they had hoped. By July , two months after Confederate troops opened fire on Fort Sumter to begin the Civil War , the northern press and public were eager for the Union Army to make an advance on Richmond ahead of the planned meeting of the Confederate Congress there on July Encouraged by early victories by Union troops in western Virginia , and by the war fever spreading through the North, President Abraham Lincoln ordered Brigadier General Irvin McDowell to mount an offensive that would hit quickly and decisively at the enemy and open the way to Richmond, thus bringing the war to a mercifully quick end.
Johnston and P. Johnston, the highest-ranking U. Army general to join the Confederacy, was a Virginian, a West Pointer, and would prove himself the most adept retreater in Confederate service. The Louisiana-born Beauregard was a man of many talents. He designed the Confederate battle flag, he was an engineer who had graduated second in his class at West Point, and he was the shortest-lived superintendent in the history of West Point, serving all of five days 23 to 28 January before it became apparent that having a Confederate in charge of training officers for the Union might be a mistake. Against the Confederates was mustered the largest army ever seen on the North American continent. Under the command of General Irvin McDowell, another West Pointer, an Ohioan whose buckeye horizons had been broadened by a French education, was the Union army of Northeastern Virginia which became the more famous Army of the Potomac.