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Sign: Scorpio Ivy Danforth is out from under her Colonel father's overprotective control, and she's making it count. Big time. She's taken the summer off to travel through Australia with her bestie and experiencing all that life has to offer—when you’re not under constant military surveillance. She wants to end her summer with some sexy fun, and she has just the hottie in Sign: Scorpio Ivy Danforth is out from under her Colonel father's overprotective control, and she's making it count. Big time. She's taken the summer off to travel through Australia with her bestie and experiencing all that life has to offer—when you’re not under constant military surveillance. She wants to end her summer with some sexy fun, and she has just the hottie in mind. Seth Rodrigo is ex-Special Forces working undercover and keeping an eye on Ivy as a special favor to her father. All he has to do is not give the game away and reveal who he really is. And especially not give into the hunger that's burning through his careful control... Then they're forced into protective custody. Alone. Together. For four days. And this time, the Colonel's daughter isn't taking no for an answer...


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Sign: Scorpio Ivy Danforth is out from under her Colonel father's overprotective control, and she's making it count. Big time. She's taken the summer off to travel through Australia with her bestie and experiencing all that life has to offer—when you’re not under constant military surveillance. She wants to end her summer with some sexy fun, and she has just the hottie in Sign: Scorpio Ivy Danforth is out from under her Colonel father's overprotective control, and she's making it count. Big time. She's taken the summer off to travel through Australia with her bestie and experiencing all that life has to offer—when you’re not under constant military surveillance. She wants to end her summer with some sexy fun, and she has just the hottie in mind. Seth Rodrigo is ex-Special Forces working undercover and keeping an eye on Ivy as a special favor to her father. All he has to do is not give the game away and reveal who he really is. And especially not give into the hunger that's burning through his careful control... Then they're forced into protective custody. Alone. Together. For four days. And this time, the Colonel's daughter isn't taking no for an answer...

30 review for The Colonel's Daughter

  1. 4 out of 5

    WhiskeyintheJar

    3.5 stars I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Ivy has a couple months to escape her over protective father and live her life the way she wants to. Working as a bartender, she gets a taste of life and finds herself attracted to one of the bouncers. Dean is more than a bouncer however, his real name is Seth and he is working undercover for Ivy's father. The Colonel once saved Seth's life and as a fav 3.5 stars I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Ivy has a couple months to escape her over protective father and live her life the way she wants to. Working as a bartender, she gets a taste of life and finds herself attracted to one of the bouncers. Dean is more than a bouncer however, his real name is Seth and he is working undercover for Ivy's father. The Colonel once saved Seth's life and as a favor he is watching over Ivy. When Ivy witnesses a drug dealer's execution, Seth's bodyguard duties ramp up. Ivy and Seth end up spending some one on one time together and Ivy pushes for it to become high quality time. Seth wants to tell Ivy the truth but with their safety in question and Ivy's father breathing down his neck, he is stuck between a rock and a very hard place.   The Colonel's Daughter was a little bit of right book at right time for me; it was a quick read, engaging, and sexy, all things I was looking for. That being said, the first half worked immensely better than the second. The story starts right out the gate with some flirtatious looks from Ivy and Seth trying to remain aloof and then Ivy witnessing a murder. Our couple ends up in protective custody stranded in a hotel for a couple days. While we do have Seth lying to Ivy about his true identity, I liked how the author showed his visible struggle with it and how he refused to have sex with Ivy until she knew his true identity. They spend a couple days expanding on their initial insta-lust with talking and learning about one another. These moments have Ivy making small and not so small sexual advances and teasing towards Seth peppered in between.   Seth had more depth to him than the average alpha guy of these types of stories. His background painted a lonely stoic boy who believably grew into a stoic distanced man. His responses, talking to Ivy, and overall personality were a treat to read. Ivy's desire for freedom was a little much to take at times; she had a tendency to come off as bratty. The reasons her father had for fearing for her safety were legitimate and in turn made Ivy dismissing him seem petulant and even younger than her 23yrs old age. Together, I liked their flow and dynamic, they were at turns cute and sexy.   As I mentioned, I really liked the beginning but the second half almost seemed like a rehash of the first. Seth and Ivy have to hide out again, except this time at Seth's house and Seth is still trying to fight his attraction to her. The action plot points also don't really stand up to inspection, why did Seth have to wear colored contacts, they're in danger because a drug dealer put a hit out on them, no wait!, people connected to Ivy's father's line of work are being targeted, err wait!, it's a misguided co-worker? A little too many hands in the cookie jar made Ivy and Seth's circumstances seem a bit fantastical.   However, if you focus on strictly Ivy and Seth's relationship, how they interact with each other, you won't be disappointed. There was an ease to the author's dialogue that will have me looking up her other works. I haven't read the other books in the series and it didn't lesson my enjoyment of this one at all. If looking for a quick steamy read with a heroine who is still experiencing some growing pains but a very likable hero, the writing here is quality for a quick grab up.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Michelle

    ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review [image error] If you are a fan of bodyguard romance then The Colonel's Daughter by Amy Andrews is the book for you. In this quick read, Ms. Andrews has incorporated a bit of suspense, drama, and romance all into this book. Without spoiling the story for the readers, Ms. Andrews has managed to turn a bodyguard romance with a touch of innocence and sexual tensions as Seth and Ivy are locked away in room as dangers threatens Ivy's safety. Wh ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review [image error] If you are a fan of bodyguard romance then The Colonel's Daughter by Amy Andrews is the book for you. In this quick read, Ms. Andrews has incorporated a bit of suspense, drama, and romance all into this book. Without spoiling the story for the readers, Ms. Andrews has managed to turn a bodyguard romance with a touch of innocence and sexual tensions as Seth and Ivy are locked away in room as dangers threatens Ivy's safety. While being locked away in a room, Seth tries to keep Ivy away but his attraction to her will be tested as he tries not to mix business with pleasure but the only problem is what if Ivy only wants pleasure. So can Seth resist the Colonel's daughter? The Colonel's Daughter was a quick read.It was definitely a fast paced romantic book that I did liked but at times I felt the story line was a bit rushed when it came to the suspense and romance aspect. I wished the romance between Seth and Ivy wasn't so rushed with the I love you's and that Ivy was more of a mature character. But overall, I did like the story since it was a quick romantic story of innocence, a bit of suspense and romance. [image error] Review can also be found on Four Chicks Flipping Pages: http://fourchicksflippingpages.weebly...Amy Andrews

  3. 5 out of 5

    Ivy Deluca

    Ivy Danforth is trying to get out from under her overprotective father’s thumb. However, he’s a former Colonel and that’s not happening. He sends Seth Rodrigo, ex-Special Forces, to watch over Ivy. Then she witnesses a murder. Awkward. Then they end up in protective custody while the cops search for the killer. Awkward and hot. Alone. Together. For four days. And what happens? Romance, as usual. - Simple, character-driven story : This is a fairly straightforward story, and the focus is 90% on j Ivy Danforth is trying to get out from under her overprotective father’s thumb. However, he’s a former Colonel and that’s not happening. He sends Seth Rodrigo, ex-Special Forces, to watch over Ivy. Then she witnesses a murder. Awkward. Then they end up in protective custody while the cops search for the killer. Awkward and hot. Alone. Together. For four days. And what happens? Romance, as usual. - Simple, character-driven story : This is a fairly straightforward story, and the focus is 90% on just Ivy and Seth. There’s some danger, but the bulk of the story is Seth and Ivy getting to know each other and Seth fighting his attraction to Ivy. I think Ms. Andrews did a good job of allowing Seth and Ivy’s connection to shine through a combination of dialogue and inner monologues, one not dominating the other. - Ivy knows what she wants and I like that : Anything physical that happens is due to Ivy’s pursuit, even if she wasn’t overly aggressive, she certainly didn’t hold back from going for what she wants. - Seth was a straight up good guy : Now, normally I’m all about the hero pursuing, but in this instance, I think it was completely in character for Seth NOT to be the pursuer. It was an honorable thing. This is told in third person POV, so there’s never a doubt that Seth has feelings and great desire for Ivy. He’s just a good guy trying to do the right thing. My only wish was that he had his epiphany a little earlier and that he did a bit more. But it still works. - It’s a slow burn, but... : The sexual tension and heat was well done, building and building, keeping me interested while not dangling the carrot too long, so to speak. - The physical danger was minimal : Considering Ivy and Seth witnessed a murder, there aren’t many action sequences. It’s not the focal point of the story, so there’s no real suspense as to who did it and why, etc. I would have liked to see more of Ivy and Seth’s working at the bar, since I would have loved to have seen their first meeting or at least some time with them before they dive into protective custody. I still enjoyed it, but I can only imagine how much more I could have enjoyed it with more suspenseful bent to the story, not just romance. The elements are there, but there’s no follow up. I think I could have really been hooked if that had happened. An enjoyable read and one of the best entries in the Men of the Zodiac series that I’ve read. If you like bodyguard romances, you may enjoy this. **ARC provided by publisher via netgalley for review**

  4. 5 out of 5

    Elaine

    Rating: 3.5/5 I’ve enjoyed every story I’ve read by this talented author and this bodyguard romance is no exception. The heroine is Ivy Danforth. She’s been brought up by her father after her mother’s untimely death, details of which are included in the story so I don’t want to share here - enough to say it was a tragic situation. Her father is a Colonel and very protective of Ivy. However, Ivy wants a taste of freedom, a chance to get out from under her father’s protective eye and has taken the Rating: 3.5/5 I’ve enjoyed every story I’ve read by this talented author and this bodyguard romance is no exception. The heroine is Ivy Danforth. She’s been brought up by her father after her mother’s untimely death, details of which are included in the story so I don’t want to share here - enough to say it was a tragic situation. Her father is a Colonel and very protective of Ivy. However, Ivy wants a taste of freedom, a chance to get out from under her father’s protective eye and has taken the summer off to travel through Australia, working her way around. She’s working in a bar, unaware that Dean, the attractive bartender, is actually Seth Rodrigo, someone who was in the Special Forces and is now working undercover to keep an eye on her for her father. When she witnesses a shooting, she and Seth are placed under witness protection - together, alone, fighting their mutual attraction and trying to survive! What will happen when she discovers his connection to her Dad? Will they give in to their attraction? Do they stand a chance of having a HEA together? This is a suspense filled, humorous and steamy romance, a real page-turner that is a quick and engaging read. Ivy is a somewhat naive heroine, whilst Seth is a strong, alpha with a heart of gold. At times I wasn’t quite sure who was out to get Ivy - there are so many potential enemies around her, thank goodness Seth is there to protect her! I requested and received a copy of this novel, via NetGalley. This is my honest review after choosing to read it.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Widala

    3.5 stars. A bit lacking at the suspense side. But still a pretty good romance read.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Mandy

    Seth is hired by the Colonel to protect his daughter. Ivy, the Colonel's daughter, has no idea that Seth, who she knows as Dean - the bouncer at the bar she works for - is actually private security watching her for her father. When Ivy and "Dean" witness a murder, the cops place them in protective custody and they have to share a hotel room. "Dean" will do everything he can to complete his job and protect Ivy, even if it means lying to her about who he really is. This book had great potential - I Seth is hired by the Colonel to protect his daughter. Ivy, the Colonel's daughter, has no idea that Seth, who she knows as Dean - the bouncer at the bar she works for - is actually private security watching her for her father. When Ivy and "Dean" witness a murder, the cops place them in protective custody and they have to share a hotel room. "Dean" will do everything he can to complete his job and protect Ivy, even if it means lying to her about who he really is. This book had great potential - I love the whole witness protection/bodyguard idea. The story was okay, there just seemed to be a lot going on with the whole witnessing a murder/witness protection and then the original reason Seth was hired to protect Ivy in the beginning. My major problem with this book was the romance. I just didn't feel there was any romantic connection between these two characters. Ivy is a twenty-three year old virgin, incredibly naive and Seth has been lying to her since day one. They didn't even really get along and there was zero chemistry between them. Plus, (view spoiler)[ when they finally do have sex, it's more of a hate fuck, Ivy wants it rough, and Seth gives it to her - it wasn't romantic at all (hide spoiler)] Overall, this was an okay story if you're looking for a little suspense and drama but it wouldn't be my top pick for a romance. **ARC provided in exchange for an honest review**

  7. 4 out of 5

    Angie

    I received a copy of this book through NetGalley from Entangled Publishing for an honest review. This book had all of the right ingredients - upbeat and sweet heroine, responsible and alpha hero along with a great premise of suspense and one whopping lie. In the end, something didn't quite click with me. The story gets off to a great start. We jump right into the action... then they're sequestered in a motel for their own protection for several days. And although we get to know the characters a I received a copy of this book through NetGalley from Entangled Publishing for an honest review. This book had all of the right ingredients - upbeat and sweet heroine, responsible and alpha hero along with a great premise of suspense and one whopping lie. In the end, something didn't quite click with me. The story gets off to a great start. We jump right into the action... then they're sequestered in a motel for their own protection for several days. And although we get to know the characters a little more during this time, the pacing of the story slowed down too much for me. Most of the book is focused on their time together and him struggling with his personal honor to Ivy's father and his desire for Ivy. She is very likable, but other than Dean/Seth's internal battle, there wasn't a lot that drew me to him as a character. I really liked the few scenes when he gave in and was being himself. Dean/Seth is not a brilliant conversationalist and not so good with the compliments to flatter a woman's ego. Those moments were actually pretty funny as you knew he was cringing along with us, but also my stomach dropped for poor Ivy's ego. Ivy... most of the book is her struggle to... lose her virginity. I needed her to lose it, too(view spoiler)[, but it must have been incredible for Seth to declare his love and intention to marry her (hide spoiler)] . Although this one didn't quite hit my reading sweet spot, I've read other books by Ms. Andrews and am anxious for her next story.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Heather in FL

    Probably closer to 3-1/2 stars. It was a cute setup -- overprotective dad hires ex-military guy to pretend to be a bouncer for a few months to watch over his daughter while he gives her "space" to have a "normal life" before she comes home to start her more traditional career. Of course, said overprotective dad didn't count on immediate sparks, even though neither of them made a move until they were forced into protective custody together and the tension just burst. Well, almost burst. Not quite Probably closer to 3-1/2 stars. It was a cute setup -- overprotective dad hires ex-military guy to pretend to be a bouncer for a few months to watch over his daughter while he gives her "space" to have a "normal life" before she comes home to start her more traditional career. Of course, said overprotective dad didn't count on immediate sparks, even though neither of them made a move until they were forced into protective custody together and the tension just burst. Well, almost burst. Not quite the end result Ivy had been hoping for. Thankfully, Seth got his head out of his bum before it was too late. BTW, it never dawned on me that Aussies would drool over English accents like Americans do, but I guess it happens! :-) I wonder if it goes the other way? English drooling over Aussie accents? Because Americans aren't really picky... any foreign accent will do, lol.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Bette Hansen

    Finally out from under her father's overprotective thumb, Ivy Danforth is traveling around Australia experiencing life. Her last goal before returning home is having some fun sexy times. Hopefully with the hunky bouncer working at the same bar she is. Seth Rodrigo owes his life to Ivy's father. For that reason he agreed to keep an eye on her while she's away from home. All he has to do is keep his libido under control and not let her know anything about his connection to her father. Everything i Finally out from under her father's overprotective thumb, Ivy Danforth is traveling around Australia experiencing life. Her last goal before returning home is having some fun sexy times. Hopefully with the hunky bouncer working at the same bar she is. Seth Rodrigo owes his life to Ivy's father. For that reason he agreed to keep an eye on her while she's away from home. All he has to do is keep his libido under control and not let her know anything about his connection to her father. Everything is going well until they witness a crime and are forced into protective custody. Alone. In a hotel room. With a huge bed..... This was a very entertaining read. Loved the characters. Bits of the story were pretty predictable though but overall a good read.

  10. 4 out of 5

    WTF Are You Reading?

    his book is a very surprising case of "Which of these things is not like the others?" When compared to titles in the Men Of The Zodiac series. Confused? Please... allow me to clarify things a bit. Men Of The Zodiac is a series in which a man, embodying characteristics of his particular birth sign, acts out said embodiment within a given scenario. (With the addition of panty-singeing sex and a heart melting 'happily '...of course.) The Colonel's Daughter reads more like a Special Ops novel, than an his book is a very surprising case of "Which of these things is not like the others?" When compared to titles in the Men Of The Zodiac series. Confused? Please... allow me to clarify things a bit. Men Of The Zodiac is a series in which a man, embodying characteristics of his particular birth sign, acts out said embodiment within a given scenario. (With the addition of panty-singeing sex and a heart melting 'happily '...of course.) The Colonel's Daughter reads more like a Special Ops novel, than anything even remotely mystical. While there is plenty of dark and brooding badassery on the part of leading man Dean/Seth. Such is always the case with any self respecting romance. In fact, every emotion or action that our ex-military white night performs is standard faire for the trope, and is in no way indicative of a particular star sign. The only real clue...barring that one reads the subheading in the synopsis, is the constellation depicted by his tattoo. But Mr. Man even manages to relate that to his military service....sooo? Hmmmmm. Working to further distance this novel from the MOTZ shore, is the panty-singeing sex. Or should I say, the lack of it. Poor Dean/Seth has more justifications for not having sex with Ivy, than there are spots on a ladybug's butt. The List 1. The fear of her father finding out. 2. The fact that she is a virgin. 3. The fact that they only have a few days together 4. Pick your own reason and insert here. There we're more needlessly missed opportunities for these two to explore their passion than one can count. Including a favorite stall of YA writers, the old "I can't right now...my dad's on the phone" trick. C'mon really? I mean, she's 23 and ready, they are so attracted to each other that every dog within a 5 mile radius of them has probably gone into a spontaneous heat, and they are holed up alone in a hotel room...for days. Ummmmmm? By the time that these two finally do come together, the sparks don't fly quite as true. The ending though sweet, seems rushed and forced. This is a book that strangely enough, would have been better as a tryst.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Deanna

    *ARC provided by Publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review * The Colonel’s Daughter by Amy Andrews is not at all what I was expecting, given the two books I’ve read previously in this series, but I loved this book a lot. It’s well-written and intriguing, with a storyline that kept me interested the whole way through. I love forced proximity, bodyguard stories so that was a big draw for me with this book and I like the way the author handled it because it didn’t feel like I’d read the sto *ARC provided by Publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review * The Colonel’s Daughter by Amy Andrews is not at all what I was expecting, given the two books I’ve read previously in this series, but I loved this book a lot. It’s well-written and intriguing, with a storyline that kept me interested the whole way through. I love forced proximity, bodyguard stories so that was a big draw for me with this book and I like the way the author handled it because it didn’t feel like I’d read the story before. The characters and situation kept it fresh and interesting, which made this a great read for me. The hero, Seth, is an undercover ex-special forces soldier tasked with keeping a protective watch on the Colonel’s daughter while she’s on an extended summer vacation in Australia. The heroine, Ivy, is on a quest to get out from under her father’s overprotective and watchful eye, and she is determined to lose her V-card by the end of her trip. She’d like to lose it to Seth, who she thinks is Dean, a security guard at the bar where she and her friend work. Amy Andrews is a fairly new to me author, but I really liked her writing style a lot in this book. I liked the way she characterized Seth and Ivy, layering them with a depth and realness that you can’t help but like about them. The writing style, great characterization, and engrossing storyline made this read a surprising gem for me. I really liked it. If you’re like me and love forced proximity, bodyguard stories where the hero is duty and honor bound to protect the heroine, even from himself, and the heroine wants nothing more than to make the hero hers, The Colonel’s Daughter by Amy Andrews is a terrific romance read and a wonderful addition to the Men of the Zodiac series. I recommend it! 4.5 Stars

  12. 5 out of 5

    Irene

    3.5 stars Overall The Colonel's Daughter was a entertaining read, I was drawn in from the first page and couldn't put it down. While I did enjoyed the storyline and the writing was well done for me there seemed to be something missing, I didn't feel the connection between Seth and Ivy. It was more lust brought on by being locked up in a room for so many days. While that can be exciting, satisfying and hot it didn't leave me feeling like they were unconditionally and irrevocably in love with each o 3.5 stars Overall The Colonel's Daughter was a entertaining read, I was drawn in from the first page and couldn't put it down. While I did enjoyed the storyline and the writing was well done for me there seemed to be something missing, I didn't feel the connection between Seth and Ivy. It was more lust brought on by being locked up in a room for so many days. While that can be exciting, satisfying and hot it didn't leave me feeling like they were unconditionally and irrevocably in love with each other. Having said that I did enjoy seeing Ivy and Seth open up and share their pasts and insecurities, they had some touching moments. I'm a fan of Amy Andrews writing and once again she has delivered a well written and enjoyable read. Thank you Entangled Indulgence via Netgalley for the advance copy.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Terry Hammoutene

    This was a quick read in where Ivy is living her life for the summer under her own rules. She doesn't realize the guy she wants is the one hired by her father to protect her. When they witness something and are put into protective custody things get hot. When the truth comes out trouble ensues. It is a fun story . ** I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review** This was a quick read in where Ivy is living her life for the summer under her own rules. She doesn't realize the guy she wants is the one hired by her father to protect her. When they witness something and are put into protective custody things get hot. When the truth comes out trouble ensues. It is a fun story . ** I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**

  14. 4 out of 5

    Joy

    REVIEW OF SEDUCING THE COLONEL’S DAUGHTER by AMY ANDREWS Amy never disappoints and this lovely book just confirmed my faith in Amy Andrews writing. Her heroes and heroines are very relatable, very hot and very real. Amy writes the male point of view with authenticity. Dean/Seth was believable every step of the way throughout this story. Ivy made me laugh. She was so desperate in her need to get rid of the big V on her forehead, and had zeroed in on Dean as the man for the job. The storyline was be REVIEW OF SEDUCING THE COLONEL’S DAUGHTER by AMY ANDREWS Amy never disappoints and this lovely book just confirmed my faith in Amy Andrews writing. Her heroes and heroines are very relatable, very hot and very real. Amy writes the male point of view with authenticity. Dean/Seth was believable every step of the way throughout this story. Ivy made me laugh. She was so desperate in her need to get rid of the big V on her forehead, and had zeroed in on Dean as the man for the job. The storyline was believable, the tension provided by the safe house and their forced close proximity notched up page by page, at just the right amount of “foreplay” for me. The sex scenes were written VERY well. And I do mean VERY well. I could image every touch, every gesture, and every emotion. Yes I have used the word VERY 5 times in this short review, because it is worth 5. Another five star in a long line of 5 star books from Amy Andrews.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Julie

    The Colonel's Daughter by Amy Andrews is a 2015 Entangled publication. I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This story has many elements to it that I usually enjoy in a contemporary romance/ romantic suspense novel. I love military heroes and dangerous situations. But, this one didn't quite measure up to my expectations. Ivy is finally out from under her father's thumb, or so she thinks. Working in a bar in Sydney, she is determined to shed her sh The Colonel's Daughter by Amy Andrews is a 2015 Entangled publication. I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This story has many elements to it that I usually enjoy in a contemporary romance/ romantic suspense novel. I love military heroes and dangerous situations. But, this one didn't quite measure up to my expectations. Ivy is finally out from under her father's thumb, or so she thinks. Working in a bar in Sydney, she is determined to shed her sheltered life and live a little, and finally get rid of her pesky virginity. But, little does she know, her father has hired the head of a security firm to watch over her. Enter Seth Rodrigo, a ex-military guy indebted to Ivy's father. He accepted the job the colonel hires him to do, but never expected to find Ivy so attractive. When danger finds them, Seth and Ivy wind up in close quarters for a while and of course they begin to talk and get to know one another. Ivy has one thing on her mind and Seth is perfect for the job, but Seth's honor prevents him from acting on his desires. Will Ivy still feel the same way about Seth once she learns the truth? Well, I've written and deleted this review three times now because I'm struggling with want I want to say, because I have very mixed emotions about it, but the honest truth is, I didn't like the characters in the book or their attitudes. Growing up in a strict household I could relate to Ivy feeling controlled and smothered to the point of snapping. But, the way she carried on about still being a virgin was off putting. She behaved as though being a virgin was like having the plague and planned on giving it away to any old someone, just to be rid of it. Then when she and Seth finally did reach the tipping point, it wasn't the romantic interlude I was hoping for. In fact, I felt kind of weird about the whole set up. Then there was the Colonel. That guy was just too over the top and frankly, someone that obsessed with his daughter is not mentally healthy and needs the help of a good therapist. Seth was not much better as he also manipulated Ivy, was not totally up front with her, and couldn't seem to decide where his loyalties should lie.. with Ivy or her father? I was beginning to think the Colonel was going to win out, especially since it seems they were practically dancing with one another there towards the end. The mystery plot was pretty thin and didn't play a big role in the story, other than to keep throwing Ivy and Seth together. Ivy needs to grow up some more and should have more time to feel her true independence before embarking on a new relationship with yet another controlling, “I'll keep you safe all the time”, type guy. But, at least there was a happy ever after, with the promise of a long term relationship between the two, so at least there was that. Overall, this one gets a 2.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Neliey

    Ivy is tired of being under constant surveillance so she decides to take some time for herself. She is using this time to figure out who she is without her fathers prying eyes. In this time she meets Seth and she is instantly in lust, he is sweet, caring, and protective. She makes it her mission to get him into bed with her which proves to be difficult with his complicated code of honor. But after having a taste of him Ivy refuses to back down. Some lines are better left uncrossed but the real p Ivy is tired of being under constant surveillance so she decides to take some time for herself. She is using this time to figure out who she is without her fathers prying eyes. In this time she meets Seth and she is instantly in lust, he is sweet, caring, and protective. She makes it her mission to get him into bed with her which proves to be difficult with his complicated code of honor. But after having a taste of him Ivy refuses to back down. Some lines are better left uncrossed but the real problem emerges when Ivy finds out she crossed them under false pretenses. Seth has never crossed the line with someone under his protection and he shouldn't have let it start with the Colonel's daughter, but there is something about her that has been drawing him in since he first laid his eyes on her. There is no denying he wants her but he doesn't want to continue to lie to her face or let down the Colonel. No matter what someone is going to get hurt, and since he wasn't able to control his urges he let down the two people who mattered to him. Is there still time to fix at least one of their relationships? I am normally not a fan of books with military men because they tend to be similar and have controlling personalities. Although the men were slightly controlling I found the book to be unique. Seth from the very beginning is trying to protect Ivy and no matter how he handles a situations he tries to stay gentle with her. He is epitome of an Alpha Male but he finds a way to stay sweet even in his uncomfortable situation. I also think that is why when Ivy finds out about Seth working for her dad its so hard to handle, because even though its his job he genuinely cares and has feelings for her. Ivy is always surrounded by men who want to control her and she is use to it because of her fathers military position. She feels trapped, like shes not really experiencing life. She is an adult who is still under her fathers thumb, she wants to be free but she know her father loves her and has her best interest at heart so she isn't sure how to actually establish herself as an individual. I just found both of the main characters to be very relatable characters. I think that as individuals they both struggle with things that most people have conflict with. Ivy wants freedom. Seth wants to repay a debt and he tries to suppress his desires. Together they are truly beautiful, its like all the conflict fades and all they see is their feelings for each other. I also really enjoyed the ending because it wasn't like the conflict instantly resolved itself. It took the main characters time to figure out what they wanted and how to move forward, and once they did I feel like everything else suddenly fell into place. And although the story ended I feel readers will be able to see and picture how their lives will be and how the story will continue, because I know I can.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Sheri (Tangled Up In Books)

    Originally posted on my blog: Tangled Up In Books I received a copy of this book, from the publisher, in exchange for an honest review. In no way did this sway either my review or my rating! I didn't even look to see what this book was about before I picked it up. I saw the "...by Amy Andrews" after the title and instantly made grabby hands. She has yet to disappoint me in anything I've read by her and now after finishing The Colonel's Daughter, her score with me is currently 6-0. She always makes Originally posted on my blog: Tangled Up In Books I received a copy of this book, from the publisher, in exchange for an honest review. In no way did this sway either my review or my rating! I didn't even look to see what this book was about before I picked it up. I saw the "...by Amy Andrews" after the title and instantly made grabby hands. She has yet to disappoint me in anything I've read by her and now after finishing The Colonel's Daughter, her score with me is currently 6-0. She always makes me fall in love with her brilliant storytelling and even better characters. I'll pick up a book by her every time without question or hesitation and I'm always left with a huge grin and a heart full of feels. The one thing that I never even thought was something you could be brilliant at, and she just happens to have perfected, is angry/hate sex. Does not sound like something that should be so incredibly hot and sexy but oh my word...it is. She takes two people with insane chemistry and attraction to one another, a couple just filled to the brim with sexual tension. They're having a heated argument and next thing you know crazy, angry sex happens and they're still throwing verbal jabs at one another and it's almost like they've got something to prove to the other one. Except it's way sexier than I just tried to explain obviously. Chemistry is definitely something that Ivy and Seth have. I loved how noble Seth was and how hard he fought his insane attraction to Ivy. He had secrets from her including who he really was and he didn't want to get into anything without complete honesty. Though with everything that Ivy throws at him even the noblest of men slip sometimes. I loved the push and pull, the will they or won't they. It was a very delicious build up. The added elements of danger were just the icing on the cake. Granted, parts of it did resolve rather easily in the background while the focus was on while Seth and Ivy were locked away. But not without some bumps and bruises along the way before hand. The Colonel's daughter was so much fun. I couldn't put it down and whipped through it in one sitting. It was funny, sweet and oh so steamy! Yet again, another perfect example as to why Amy Andrews is one of my favorite go-to authors! Thanks to Entangled Publishing for the opportunity to read and review this book!!

  18. 5 out of 5

    Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)

    Ivy Danforth is looking to break free from the imprisoned walls her father has built around her since she was a child, and finally be free to experience life without a security detail en tow. So, after she finally convinces her father to let her live her life freely for a while, her and her best friend Merry set out on the vacation of a life time to travel through Australia, After living a sheltered life for so long, she is looking to cross some things off her life experiences list, and one of h Ivy Danforth is looking to break free from the imprisoned walls her father has built around her since she was a child, and finally be free to experience life without a security detail en tow. So, after she finally convinces her father to let her live her life freely for a while, her and her best friend Merry set out on the vacation of a life time to travel through Australia, After living a sheltered life for so long, she is looking to cross some things off her life experiences list, and one of her main goals is to finally enjoy the comforts of a man in her bed. And she has set her sights on one man in particular, her co-worker Seth Rodrigo. He provides security detail for the bar they work at, and she spends night after night admiring him from afar, now she just has to find a way to catch his eye and lure him into her bed... Seth Rodrigo is a ex-special forces officer who has been secretly hired to keep an eye on the colonel's precious daughter while she is living it up on her vacation from the watchful eyes of her father. It seemed like an easy enough task when he took the job, but after spending night after night watching Ivy while working together in the bar, he is beginning to think he has gotten himself into a whole lot more than he bargained for, she is beautiful, and she has been making it very difficult for him to focus on the task on hand... This was my first experience with this author's work, and I have got to say that I really enjoyed it. The story line pulled me in right away, I got so wrapped up into it that I ended up devouring it in one sitting. I love stories with strong alpha male characters, and Seth was about as alpha as they come!! The characters had amazing chemistry, and the anticipation of them getting together had me on the edge of my seat the whole way through...and bracing for one heck of a explosion! Definitely one of the hottest reads that I have read all summer!! Highly recommend you add this one to the the top of your summer reading list...and make sure you grab a fan too, cause this book is HOT!! ARC requested through NetGalley, and kindly provided by Entangled Publishing in exchange for a honest and unbiased review.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Alison

    I read this novel as part of the Men of the Zodiac box set but I will be trying to review each novel individually. The premise of the series is that each man has, for one reason or another, got a tattoo from a mysterious tattoo artist of his astrological sign. No matter that most men don't know their star sign and would probably struggle to know what image represents their sign even if they did! Four stars, This novel stood out from the others, not least because it was set in Australia. Seth Rodrig I read this novel as part of the Men of the Zodiac box set but I will be trying to review each novel individually. The premise of the series is that each man has, for one reason or another, got a tattoo from a mysterious tattoo artist of his astrological sign. No matter that most men don't know their star sign and would probably struggle to know what image represents their sign even if they did! Four stars, This novel stood out from the others, not least because it was set in Australia. Seth Rodrigo is former British Special Forces. Beholden to Colonel Danforth, he agrees to surreptitiously act as a bodyguard for the Colonel's daughter Ivy while she has a year of 'freedom' under the name Dean Bennett. When Ivy accidentally sees a drug killing whilst taking out the trash at the bar where they both work she and Dean are forced to go into hiding. Like the other novels in this anthology this was an old-skool tale, this time the virgin daughter of a powerful man who falls for her bodyguard. And yet the way in which Amy Andrews created the story completed breathed new life into an old story. Which woman hasn't felt like Ivy, lusting after an older, more experienced man? Of course, Seth/ Dean is conflicted about having sex with the daughter of a man to whom he owes his life. He also thinks its skeevy to have sex with a woman while pretending to be someone else. And to take money from her father at the same time. So we get a fair bit of Seth procrastinating and doing everything BUT have sex with Ivy. I just love Amy Andrews' books, she writes entirely sympathetic characters, flawed but not broken, characters who seem real. Seth and Ivy were two such characters and whilst their initial situation was extraordinary the resolution was entirely believable. A great new novel from one of my favourite authors.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Tanya

    I really enjoyed this one. The story for whatever reason was engrossing from the beginning, and I quite enjoyed the interactions of the couple. Ivy is 23 and spending a year exploring Australia, finally, after being under the care of her overprotective father for her entire life. She is working at a bar at the opening of the story. Unknown to her though, her father hasn't let her out to explore unprotected. He hired Seth, an old military associate who owed him a favor, to keep watch over her for I really enjoyed this one. The story for whatever reason was engrossing from the beginning, and I quite enjoyed the interactions of the couple. Ivy is 23 and spending a year exploring Australia, finally, after being under the care of her overprotective father for her entire life. She is working at a bar at the opening of the story. Unknown to her though, her father hasn't let her out to explore unprotected. He hired Seth, an old military associate who owed him a favor, to keep watch over her for three months. Seth takes on an assumed identity and works as a bouncer in the bar Ivy works for his cover. So, she knows him as a bouncer named Dean. One night though, danger comes to the bar and "Dean" saves her. They are forced into police protective custody together, where Dean's lies are pressed to the limits as their relationship grows. He is torn, really wanting to tell her the truth but unable to do so. As you can guess, that is the major conflict in the story. I deducted one star because honestly, this hero fought against ANYTHING happening between them for 80% of the book. Anything that did occur was Ivy pushing him hard. It was a bit frustrating to read a hero who the reader knew was interested but our heroine must have felt was very uninclined. I'm more for the hero who goes after what he wants decisively. Despite that, this hero did come through in the very end with a very nice gesture. Overall, this was a 4-star read and I would definitely read more by this new-to-me author. My thanks to the publisher (Entangled Publishing) for the opportunity to read this work and formulate an honest review.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Denise

    These men are worth the time to discover all about them and in this one Seth is about to come face to face with his match when they have to spend some unwanted quality time together. Having been sent unknown to Ivy by her father to keep a eye on her while she is in Australia,Seth acts as the bar's bouncer to Ivy and her friend's place of employment until time to go back home. Ex-military she can spot that about him but that doesn't keep her from watching him every chance she gets. He is also doi These men are worth the time to discover all about them and in this one Seth is about to come face to face with his match when they have to spend some unwanted quality time together. Having been sent unknown to Ivy by her father to keep a eye on her while she is in Australia,Seth acts as the bar's bouncer to Ivy and her friend's place of employment until time to go back home. Ex-military she can spot that about him but that doesn't keep her from watching him every chance she gets. He is also doing more than keeping a eye on her but since he owes her father for his life he feels she is off limits. She also thinks of him by another name so when the evening she is found in the alley being hassled by a co worker who doesn't seem to take no to easily he steps in but by the time they are done eyeing each other she notices at the end of the alley a gruesome scene plays out right before their eyes. So underground they go together and that is when the time to get to know each other will be part of the way they occupy themselves. This is one feisty girl and one manly man that the combination will set a blaze that could get too hot with one of them getting burned. this author will give you a intense romance that is filled with just what happens when you hook up with a Scorpio and be happy from the sting. Picture though what happens when Ivy founds out that did she not only fall hard but dad had actually put it him in place to begin with. Her fire will do more than clean that sting but the healing will be oh so satisfactory when groveling is done so well. Plus love can do lots to overcome any pesky father.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Becky

    Quick and enjoyable, The Colonel's Daughter only took an afternoon to read, but it packed quite a punch :) I really liked Seth, the alpha male bodyguard/security specialist who tries his darnedest to resist falling for the colonel's daughter. Yeah, you know how that one's going to end up, right? ;) I loved reading the scenes from his point of view especially, because he was so conflicted about what he wanted to happen and what he knew should happen. (When he imagined the Colonel pushing him out o Quick and enjoyable, The Colonel's Daughter only took an afternoon to read, but it packed quite a punch :) I really liked Seth, the alpha male bodyguard/security specialist who tries his darnedest to resist falling for the colonel's daughter. Yeah, you know how that one's going to end up, right? ;) I loved reading the scenes from his point of view especially, because he was so conflicted about what he wanted to happen and what he knew should happen. (When he imagined the Colonel pushing him out of an airplane at 60,000 feet without a parachute? Too. Funny.) Definite props to him for telling Ivy the truth about himself and why he was in her life before they actually slept together--even though he knew there was an excellent chance that doing so meant they wouldn't sleep together. (Yet, anyway. You know it's coming eventually.) Overall I liked Ivy's character too, though at times I thought she should cut her father and Seth a little slack--obviously, they both had darn good reasons for thinking she needed protection, given everything that was going on at the time of the novel and her family's personal history. Yes, she was lied to, but on the other hand she clearly was in need of some protection, so...some sort of understanding could have been reached, maybe? Altogether The Colonel's Daughter was another entertaining read from Ms. Andrews. Since each of the books in the Men of the Zodiac series is written as a standalone, this one's a great place to jump in if you haven't started the series yet. Rating: 4 stars / B+ I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Erica

    4 stars The Colonel's Daughter is my first Amy Andrews book and I was pleasantly surprised. If your a fan of Harlequin romance novels then this is perfect for you. Ivy thinks she's finally out from under her father's thumb,taking a year off after college to enjoy life, do what she wants until it's time to buckle down and find a job. Unbeknownst to her daddy still has someone keeping her safe, just at a distance and not in uniform. Ivy's father saved Seth's life so he owes him. Protecting the mans d 4 stars The Colonel's Daughter is my first Amy Andrews book and I was pleasantly surprised. If your a fan of Harlequin romance novels then this is perfect for you. Ivy thinks she's finally out from under her father's thumb,taking a year off after college to enjoy life, do what she wants until it's time to buckle down and find a job. Unbeknownst to her daddy still has someone keeping her safe, just at a distance and not in uniform. Ivy's father saved Seth's life so he owes him. Protecting the mans daughter should be a piece of cake, but working side by side with her for 3 months is slowly driving him insane. Pretending not to be the slightest bit attracted to her and keeping his distance seem to work for him until a situation arises that sends them into hiding together. Once locked up in a hotel room, innocent Ivy decides to see if the man of her dreams shares her attraction. Having no idea the man is being paid by her father to protect her she knows he wants her but can't figure out why he keeps resisting. When the truth comes out sparks fly!! Poor Seth, his honor won't allow him to give in and take what he wants. He feels he owes her father and touching Ivy would be betraying the man who saved him years ago. He hates lying and tries to avoid lying to Ivy throughout, he wanted her to know the truth but her father said no so Seth has no choice but to keep his mouth shut, his hands to himself and keep Ivy safe. Loved the story, really loved Seth and came to adore Ivy by the end as well. She bugged me a tiny bit with her complaining about her over protective father and considering the family history it's justified, but by the end she had grown on me.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Michelle Brace (Wicked Babes Blog Reviews)

    3.5 stars I enjoyed this book but I was expecting a bit more action that what was in it. Don't get me wrong it was good and you should read it but just don't expect much action.This is the first book I've read by Amy Andrews and I will definitely check out her others. Ivy is working at a bar getting some freedom in her life from her overprotective father and hoping that she will get to lose her v card since her father scares all prospective boyfriends away. Unbeknownst to her Seth is there posing 3.5 stars I enjoyed this book but I was expecting a bit more action that what was in it. Don't get me wrong it was good and you should read it but just don't expect much action.This is the first book I've read by Amy Andrews and I will definitely check out her others. Ivy is working at a bar getting some freedom in her life from her overprotective father and hoping that she will get to lose her v card since her father scares all prospective boyfriends away. Unbeknownst to her Seth is there posing as Dean the bouncer who was hired by her father to look after her because there have been threats against him so he wants to make sure his daughter is safe. They both have felt attracted to each other but haven't done anything about it because 1 Ivy is too shy to do approach him about it and 2 Seth is on the job and doesn't want to cross the line with her. One night they witness a murder and have to go into protective custody in a motel to stay safe. Seth wants to confess to Ivy but her dad tells him absolutely not. Seth feels like he owes the Colonel since the Colonel saved his life he does as he's told. Well as they get to know each other and with Ivy trying her hardest to seduce him he is put in a hard spot because he wants her but knows when she finds out the truth she will hate him. Will he cross the line with her? Will she find out and understand why he kept his identity and purpose for being there a secret? Will the cops find the person who is after them? I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Melanie

    This was a first read for me from Amy Andrews!! I was surprised with her writing and can say that I am a fan of her work now. This was a great read that flowed really well and kept your attention throughout the whole book. Ivy is a young lady that has an over protective father, and who can blame him in this day and age?? I know that Ivy feels like she can never do anything on her own without her father having someone checking up on her, but I sort of liked the idea that her dad cared so much abo This was a first read for me from Amy Andrews!! I was surprised with her writing and can say that I am a fan of her work now. This was a great read that flowed really well and kept your attention throughout the whole book. Ivy is a young lady that has an over protective father, and who can blame him in this day and age?? I know that Ivy feels like she can never do anything on her own without her father having someone checking up on her, but I sort of liked the idea that her dad cared so much about her. Ivy's dad has secretly hired Dean a.k.a Seth to be a body guard for Ivy without her having any idea. Ivy thinks that Seth works for the bar where Ivy is working. When Ivy and Seth feels sparks in some conversations they have, Seth knows that he can not react on his feelings because he is supposed to be protecting Ivy instead of falling for her. One night when Ivy happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and sees something she shouldn't, both she and Seth have to go into protective custody. Ivy never thought that she would be locked away with Seth for 4 days and have no choice in the matter. Seth and Ivy have several close encounters while in the hotel room together being roommates, but neither acts upon those feelings for awhile except a heated kiss. Seth will not give into his feelings for Ivy but he is so turned on by her and seeing her every minute of everyday is not helping his situation. This story has a good plot and is romantic and suspenseful. I enjoyed this quick read and look forward to more from Amy in the near future!!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Maria Rose

    I really enjoyed this bodyguard romance, with Seth (posing as Dean the bouncer at the bar Ivy works for) having the responsibility to keep an eye on Ivy at the request of her Colonel father. That this man saved Seth's life in Afghanistan means he owes him a debt he feels he can never repay - though it also makes his daughter off limits. This doesn't stop the attraction he feels for her though. But when he has to keep her safe from a killer and go into seclusion with her, how long can he keep his I really enjoyed this bodyguard romance, with Seth (posing as Dean the bouncer at the bar Ivy works for) having the responsibility to keep an eye on Ivy at the request of her Colonel father. That this man saved Seth's life in Afghanistan means he owes him a debt he feels he can never repay - though it also makes his daughter off limits. This doesn't stop the attraction he feels for her though. But when he has to keep her safe from a killer and go into seclusion with her, how long can he keep his hands off her, when she makes it clear she's willing to go all in? Ivy was a friendly and fun girl with a bit of a shy side due to her lack of sexual experience but her advances towards Seth continually get turned away, much to her embarrassment. Seth is torn being doing the right thing and doing what he wants to do, and eventually he throws caution to the winds and this results in some steamy scenes between them. I appreciated that Seth didn't take his responsibility lightly and that he gave resisting her the old college try. But once things go farther, he's also willing to stand up for her and their relationship with her father. It was a fairly light and flirty romance with minimal angst, a bit of a suspense plot for the purposes of creating the circumstances for them to end up together, and an eventual happy ever after. 4 stars. Note: a copy of this story was provided by the publisher via NetGalley for review.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Angela

    Seth is forced by a debt that he owes to Ivy's father to keep an eye on her without her knowledge. What Seth didn’t count on in taking this job was the attraction he feels for the one woman he can’t have. Hell she doesn’t even know his real name and if she knew the reason beyond them even meeting, she’d hate him. Ivy is tired of being under constant control and supervision by her over protective father that she takes the summer off with her bestie to experience a father free time. When things go Seth is forced by a debt that he owes to Ivy's father to keep an eye on her without her knowledge. What Seth didn’t count on in taking this job was the attraction he feels for the one woman he can’t have. Hell she doesn’t even know his real name and if she knew the reason beyond them even meeting, she’d hate him. Ivy is tired of being under constant control and supervision by her over protective father that she takes the summer off with her bestie to experience a father free time. When things go out of control, Seth and Ivy are forced into police custody together. Alone, together, with endless time on their hand is a recipe for disaster or a heaven sent. Ivy wants to spend their time getting intimate since daddy dearest isn’t around to ruin it, especially since she’s insanely attracted to the bar bouncer for months. For Seth their time together is a disaster because he is attracted to her but he’s lying to her and is everything she took the summer away from. What happens when everything hits the fans – namely Ivy fines out the full truth was intense. I would have to give this book 4 out of 5 stars. It was really good. Action, drama, emotional highs and lows. (ARC provided by Entangled Publishing in exchanged of an honest review)

  28. 5 out of 5

    Lisa

    Rating: 3.5 A simmering sexual tension between Ivy and Seth that will quickly reach boiling point if they let it. Ivy has been raised as an army brat by a now retired, over protective Colonel, so when a threat is made against him, he doesn't hesitate to ensure his daughter is protected. Seth is the man sent to watch over her and protect her. The attraction between them is immediate but neither acts on it: Seth through a sense of duty; and Ivy through shyness and inexperience. They are forced toget Rating: 3.5 A simmering sexual tension between Ivy and Seth that will quickly reach boiling point if they let it. Ivy has been raised as an army brat by a now retired, over protective Colonel, so when a threat is made against him, he doesn't hesitate to ensure his daughter is protected. Seth is the man sent to watch over her and protect her. The attraction between them is immediate but neither acts on it: Seth through a sense of duty; and Ivy through shyness and inexperience. They are forced together when Ivy witnesses something she shouldn't. Keeping their hands off each other becomes more difficult as the tension between them increases. The story begins towards the end of Seth's time watching over Ivy, something I wasn't expecting but it worked well. We manage to get the background we need through the time they spend together in hiding. Ivy is trying to assert her independence from her father but finds herself drawn to the same sort of character. Seth knows though that his deception will put Ivy out of reach permanently when she finds out. A thoughtful read but with just enough action to move the story along. It was a good way to pass a few hours on a quiet afternoon. ***Reviewed for LBM Book Blog***

  29. 5 out of 5

    Ash P Reads

    Army brat, Ivy Danforth is breaking out from under her father's military style over protective surveillance. Spending the summer away from home for a few weeks, having fun with her bestie and hopefully hooking up with a hottie, is at the top of her to do list. But 20+ years of living in a certain way has made her cautious about giving away a precious part of herself. She is crushing heavily on Dean, a bouncer at the club where she works but she can't muster up enough courage to approach him and Army brat, Ivy Danforth is breaking out from under her father's military style over protective surveillance. Spending the summer away from home for a few weeks, having fun with her bestie and hopefully hooking up with a hottie, is at the top of her to do list. But 20+ years of living in a certain way has made her cautious about giving away a precious part of herself. She is crushing heavily on Dean, a bouncer at the club where she works but she can't muster up enough courage to approach him and time is running out. Dean is actually on assignment, playing watchdog for her father and concealing a lot more than his attraction to Ivy. But it all blows up when they both witness a murder and a hit is put out on them. Now they are both stuck together, in protective custody, in close proximity to each other and the chemistry is explosive. It's only when Dean or rather Seth realizes that he's going to lose Ivy, that he realizes what he's feeling for her is a lot more than just attraction and he's willing to risk the Colonel's wrath just for a chance to tell Ivy how he really feels, Free copy provided in exchange for an honest review

  30. 4 out of 5

    Dísir

    Seth Rodrigo owes Colonel Danforth a lifetime of favours but this latest one that requires him to go undercover and watch over the man's daughter is quite literally, a trip to the edge and into a sea of uncertainty and chaos - everything that's against his ordered and routine life. But he doesn't stand a chance against Ivy Danforth who is more than a handful and knows it. A quick and funny read, The Colonel's Daughter in many ways, reads like a very old school Harlequin category novel(ette) with Seth Rodrigo owes Colonel Danforth a lifetime of favours but this latest one that requires him to go undercover and watch over the man's daughter is quite literally, a trip to the edge and into a sea of uncertainty and chaos - everything that's against his ordered and routine life. But he doesn't stand a chance against Ivy Danforth who is more than a handful and knows it. A quick and funny read, The Colonel's Daughter in many ways, reads like a very old school Harlequin category novel(ette) with a virgin heroine and a larger than life hero who is wrestled out of his self-control by the woman's antics. The suspense isn't the focus here, but rather the love-hate game that Ivy and Seth find themselves entangled in. There are aspects in the story which seem contrived and abrupt - as is the case with many category books - but Amy Andrews excels in portraying contemporary attitudes to relationships and emotions...while giving her readers a rushed but walking-into-the-sunset sort of HEA. *ARC by Netgalley

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