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JACK HAZARD NEEDED A WIFEAnd Anna Matlin was the perfect woman for the job. Though she seemed like a timid mouse, Jack was convinced that the file clerk possessed a multitude of charms. Charms that he would soon expose as he drew her into his dangerous game of revenge.Anna's colorless existence ended the day she became the "wife" of her hero, Jack Hazzard. But though she wJACK HAZARD NEEDED A WIFEAnd Anna Matlin was the perfect woman for the job. Though she seemed like a timid mouse, Jack was convinced that the file clerk possessed a multitude of charms. Charms that he would soon expose as he drew her into his dangerous game of revenge.Anna's colorless existence ended the day she became the "wife" of her hero, Jack Hazzard. But though she was learning that beneath the legendary Pinkerton detective's dashing exterior was a haunted, lonely man, still she longed for the brief assignment to become the role of a lifetime!...

Title : Darling Jack
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ISBN : 9780373289233
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 344 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Darling Jack Reviews

  • Hopefulpuffin
    2018-10-11 19:07

    This was something of a surprise. It was a rather serious historical romance with a love triangle of Hero-heroine-alcohol (and a cameo by opium).Jack and his siblings had seriously rotten childhoods and all of his self-destruction is rooted in his past. The reader doesn't know exactly what went on, but gets enough information to know there was some major trauma. Having said that, his "lost year" is glossed over a bit too much - what finally made him decide to leave the Baroness?Anna is nicknamed "mouse" but by the end of the book, she is anything but.Jack's addiction is handled realistically - there's no one magical moment when he leaps up sober and well, cured by the love of a good woman, in fact for most of the book, he has every intention of returning to the bottle for good. It's not quite up to par with Putney's The Rake, but it's good.What took a star off for me was the whole landladies/Pinkerton wannabe plot line. That was silly. And the HEA was a bit quick after the previous chapter's angst and drama.

  • Robin
    2018-10-18 15:02

    Pinkerton Agent Jack Hazard needed a woman to pose as his wife. Since no female agents were available, file clerk Anna Matlin was chosen for the job. Anna's colorless existance ended the day she became the "wife" of her hero, Jack Hazard. Though she learned that beneath the Detective's dashing exterior was a haunted, lonely man, Anna still longed for the brief assignment to become the role of a lifetime.This book was just OK for me. I was bored with the first 100 pages and almost put it down. But, it did get more interesting when you learned Jack's plan of revenge. Jack's alcoholism is also dealt with. My rating: 3.5 Stars.

  •  Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
    2018-10-11 21:06

    One of the first romance books I read that realistically portrayed an alcoholic. This hero falls of the wagon, but it's not the end of the world, because Mary loves him and is there to help him, although the hardest part is his.

  • Natalya
    2018-10-13 20:54

    The plot didn't live up to the cover description - dashing Pinkerton gets an agent wife - given the heroine's meek personality and not enough adventure. On the positive side, great description of alcoholic urges, very realistic

  • Kerry
    2018-09-20 19:07

    an excellent read!