Sydney Paige is in shock. She is reeling from her husband's
declaration of a few minutes ago that their marriage of 7
years is over, he wants a divorce and is ready to move on.
End of conversation. Stricken, though not surprised, they
have been drifting apart for a long time and Syd was too
disconnected and stupid to take any action. Time to move,
make decisions. The non-stop ringing of her cell phone
catches her attention. It was her BFF, Tori, and puzzling
because Tori always leaves a message. Not this time. When
she answers, Tori is sobbing and begs Syd to come to
Dogwood Beach to be with her. Tori has discovered that
her boyfriend, Will, is married and has a child. Tori saw
them at the mall, and when Will saw her, he calmly
introduced her to his wife as "an old high school friend."
Heart broken, she begs Tori for help. Syd decides to take
action. She packs her bags, taking all the possessions she
wants from her home and decides to head for a new life with
her friend at Dogwood Beach. New place. New beginning?
Arriving at Tory's beautiful beachside home unannounced,
but seeking refuge from her personal upset, Syd wants to be
there for Tori. She will not share her sorrows with Tori
until she first helps Tori stop crying and feel better.
First things first. "Give me his telephone number." With
hands shaking she dials the number Tori recites. A sleepy
voice answers and Syd begins her irate rant calling Will
vulgar names, threatening his body parts, insulting his
sexual preferences and receives a chuckle in return which
confuses her but she continues telling him how he hurt her
best friend. Again, he replies, "I really think you have
the wrong number." Shortly after she notices she has
dialed the wrong number. Embarrassed, she apologizes and
The next day Tori receives a text, " Wild girl. Eaten any
innocent men alive today yet?" So begins the connection
between Brian and Syd. Brian has his own serious problems
he has been wrestling with and that is the first time he has
laughed in six months. Little by little, a friendship begns
that blossoms and blooms into something special.
J. Daniels is a wonderful story teller and FOUR LETTER WORD
is her first book in the Dirty
Deeds Series. Brian is a
treasured romantic hero and I loved his wit, sweetness and
his complete dedication to Syd. Ms. Daniels writes with a
blend of heat, emotion, and humor and tells a love story of
second chances, self discovery and new beginnings. Syd is a
great character with a big heart looking to be loved and
cared for. Her friendship with Tori is special. Her
connection to Brian is forged and whether it is chance or
fate does not matter. Along with love comes healing for and
both of them is this warm, wonderful tale of redemption.
This is a stunning book that I loved. I look forward to the
sequel, the story of Tori and Jamie.
Coming soon, I hope.
Sydney Paige was never so mortified to hear the words "wrong
number" in her life. She meant to tell off the guy who broke
her best friend's heart, but unleashed her anger on a
perfect stranger instead. And now her world is turned upside
down by the captivating man who wants to keep her on the line.
Brian Savage is living a life he's quickly come to
hate-until Sydney's wild rant has him hooked and hungry for
more. Soon the sexy woman on the phone becomes the lover in
his bed. But Brian has secrets, and the closer he lets Syd
get, the harder it is to shield her from the devastating
mistakes of his past . . .