[Reading] ➵ In the Shelter of His Arms ➼ Jackie Braun – Snackgo.co.uk

In the Shelter of His Arms He so does have a white knight syndrome that he self diagnosed The h despite her extreme poverty never had stolen for greed but only for need or bartered for sex and the H is an excop PI Bar owner future politician In this fairy tale, the H falls in love with an illiterate girl who he finds walking on the highway after her car broke down and she does a BE for staying Abandoned As A Child, Roz Bennett Has Never Felt She Belonged Anywhere Now, Just When She Thinks She S Lucked Out Again, With No Money And A Broken Down Car In The Middle Of Nowhere, She S Rescued.Handsome, Brooding Mason Stricker Offers Roz A Lifeline A Comfy Bed, Delicious Food And A Job He Treats Her Like She S A Very Special, Very Attractive Woman Roz Has Never Had That Before Never Been Loved, Or Cherished, Or Wanted Her Instinct Is To Flee To Protect Herself In Case It All Goes Wrong She Must Fight That Instinct In Order To Find Her One True Loveher Mason Her Home In the Shelter of his Arms by Jackie Braun began as one of the most unique contemporary romance stories I ve ever read The heroine, Roz Bennett was abandoned when she was three years old and found wandering downtown Detroit in only a diaper All her life she s never known a home, never known or trusted in love Her goal at the start of the story is to keep going west through the Upper Peninsula U.P., eh to Wisconsin However, her car dies and also ends up abandoning her in the middle of Nowhere, Michigan during winter But along comes our hero, Mason Stricker, an ex cop, ex private investigator, who is back home to Chance Harbor for a second chance at life He makes it clear to the reader he has White Knight Syndrome and can t help rescuing damsels in distress But despite all his internal struggles, he swoops down, takes Roz back to his bar, and offers her a job.I was gripped by the beginning of the story Roz seemed like she had nowhere else to go and I was anxious to continue reading until I knew she would be okay Even though she seemed street smart and savvy, she didn t have a car, money, or the means to get anywhere We also learn that because of a learning disability that was never really explained she never graduated from high school There were so many ways her life could have gone, so many bad things that did and could have happened to her, but readers only learned 4 1 2 Stars Roz Bennett doesn t know her name or her birth date She d been left nearly naked on the corner of Rosalind and Bennett in Detroit when she d been a toddler of about three Having gone through the foster care system and turned out at the age of 18, she d been living on the move all her life Until Mason Striker stops to give her a lift when her car gives it s fatal last cough of life The last thing Mason wants is to rescue anyone, but he can t just leave her on the side of the road in winter in the middle of nowhere It s soon apparent that she has little or no money, hasn t eaten in days, and isn t dressed for the weather Mason is an ex cop ex private investigator, moved home to his little home town off Lake Superior where he runs the family tavern Giving Roz her new name of Rose is easy Showing her that she s worthy of someone s love is the hard part, especially since her instincts have always been to run before anyone gets too close to hurt her.Ms Braun gives us a heart wrenching and heart warming love story Mason and Rose are both vulnerable and fear love, or rather they fear loving and then being rejected This is one of those poignant stories that My grade C I was prompted to read this book because it won the 2005 RT Reviewers Choice for Harlequin Romance and had stellar reviews The premise is certainly different the heroine was an abandoned toddler, spent her life shuffling though the foster care system and suffered substantial abuse there The hero is a guy who likes to rescue people and whose last relationship resulted in a major burn Rose s lasting effect from her experiences is low self esteem She is honest, hard working, grateful for others generosity With all she d been through, she just wasn t complicated enough and honestly, didn t have enough baggage I didn t get enough history on Mason to understand why he was such a Pollyanna Just born that way I never really understood exactly who he was He was an ex cop, for goodness sake We didn t even find out why he left the police force to become a priva I really enjoyed this book by Jackie Braun I was tempted into reading it, when Jackie posted the first page or so on www.chocolateboxwriters.comThe intro to the story had me hooked Here was Roz and Mason, one very much in need and the other able to offer some help Roz was a tortured character, one who carried a lot of baggage, so much so, she was being worn away by it and JAckie a rain painted Roz beautifully 471. InteresanteLa historia es interesante Narra todo lo que sufren los ni os abandonados y lo que implica vivir en orfanatos y esperar que alguna familia te adopte. Not too special Sort of held my interest. This is a sweet, angsty story It s not complicated, just a lovely little romance and I liked it a lot.


About the Author: Jackie Braun

After graduating from Central Michigan University with a degree in journalism, Jackie Braun worked at newspapers for nearly 17 years, 11 of those years as an award winning editorial writer for The Flint Journal in Michigan, where she was also the first female editorial writer in the newspaper s history.She sold her first book to Silhouette Romance in late 1999 and started writing under the Harlequ


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