ALL I WANT FOR HALLOWEEN is a standalone romance but has
many favorite characters from Marie Harte's "Donnigans"
series. Harrison "Gear" Blackstone -- tv personality and
all-around rugged hottie -- has been betrayed by his best
friend and his woman at the opening of ALL I WANT FOR
HALLOWEEN. When Sadie Liberato wallops his cheating fiancé,
she becomes his hero and goddess. People tend to give Sadie
a wide berth because of her blunt speech and intimidating
Amazon-like stature. The fact that Gear seems to appreciate,
and be attracted to her because of, those qualities make him
attractive to Sadie.
Gear is a guy who enjoys the simple pleasures in life and
working on bikes. When he got a TV show working on bikes
with his buddy, it started out as something fun but soon
soured when drama and egos took over. Sahara, Gear's ex, is
all about the superficial, consumed with the need for fame
and fortune, and has little regard for others. Sadie is the
antithesis of Sahara, which is perhaps why Gear finds her so
refreshing. Sadie is comfortable in her own skin, and family
and friends are everything to her. It's ironic that Sadie
and Gear first meet while they are wearing costumes that
conceal who they really are when they wind up fully
revealing themselves to each other over the course of ALL I
WANT FOR HALLOWEEN.
As with other Marie Harte books, there's a fun and zippy
quality to the dialogue in ALL I WANT FOR HALLOWEEN that
makes this story irresistible. This is a story that will
make you laugh as well as cause your pulse to race. The
chemistry between Gear and Sadie works and having
personalities that mesh makes their erotic encounters that
much hotter. I like when the hero and heroine have a lot in
common and don't clash constantly. The small obstacles to
their happiness together have more to do with getting a few
things straight in their minds, rather than the machinations
of his loopy and shallow ex or the celebrity-hungry press.
ALL I WANT FOR HALLOWEEN is full of tricks, treats, and true
love. This is another story in which Marie Harte focuses on
family, and has them pull together to help a couple work
things out. Sadie's brother Elliot is a dish and a charmer,
and I hope he gets a love story of his own. I eagerly await
Marie Harte's next book.
Dressed up and anonymous, Sadie Liberato feels powerful,
sexy and free. Where better to lose herself than a masked party?
Gear Blackstone's cheating ex and scheming best friend have
managed to spin his life into a serious downward spiral. At
least with a mask on he can cut loose for one night. And cut
loose he does—with the sexiest, snarkiest chick he's ever met.
After a scorching-hot encounter, Sadie and Gear are
desperate to find each other in real life. But can the heat
last when the masks come off?