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Capable of Feeling I need a wife Sophy but not to share my bedTo Sophy Marley who believed she was frigid it seemed the perfect arrangement Jonathan Phillips her kind and understanding boss was offering Sophy a marriage of convenienceHe needed someone to help care for his niece and nephew and Sophy already loved the children as if they were her own Her feelings for Jon however were less clearIn sharing a roof together Sophy became increasingly aware of her husband and of her growing desire to make their marriage a real one in every sense Sophy thought she was incapable of love not to mention she thought she was frigid as well At least that's what her first lover Chris told her She was confused and every time a man took her into his arms she froze She never thought she would get married but that all changed when her boss Jon asked her to marry him At first Sophy was shocked then Jon told her it was for his niece and nephew whom his deceased brother and law had fathered Jon told her that they needed stability and a mother because Sophy was so fond of them she said yes but that's when the problems startedI really really really loved this books It was one of the best harleuins I've read ever Of course I absolutely adore Penny Jordan She was an amazing woman and so talented RIP Penny 3 Fun story of a heroine who is convinced she is frigid after being traumatized by her first painful physically and emotionally sexual experience four years before Her partner was a socially acceptable guy her snobby parents pushed on to her Heroine is also convinced she is ugly based on her mother’s horrible comments throughout her life She now works as a PA for our hero a computer genius and goes beyond the call of duty when the hero needs her to look after his orphaned niece and nephew The heroine genuinely likes the hero and mothers him because he is often forgetful about everyday things like passports I kept picturing our “beta” hero as Clark Kent as played by Christopher Reeves – hiding that hunky body behind baggy suits and those piercing blue eyes behind glasses The story opens with the H proposing a marriage of convenience because he’s lost another nanny and he wants the kids to have stability The heroine who has just heard that her bully boy ex is back in town with his pregnant wife is goaded into accepting Bully boy told her no man would ever want her or want to marry her From there the heroine slowly starts to see through Clark Kent’s disguise – especially when his uick rugby reflexes allow him to rescue an old lady when he doesn’t realize the h is looking Inspired by the hot weather the heroine buys everyone cooler clothes – including the hero She passes on the Blouson Jacket for the hero because she thinks he’s too conservative The hero wears all the clothes she has bought him without demur but in his own home he seems happiest parading around in nothing but a white towel Poor heroine – she’s getting the euivalent of the beautiful male puffing out his feathers Bully boy puts in two appearances trying to assault the heroine in her own home The first time the hero thinks the heroine still has feelings for BB so he doesn’t respond all that forcefully But the second time the hero says they’re going to PRESS CHARGESSwoonA rapey character is actually going to face justiceThere’s also an OTT bunny boiler OW who tells the heroine such a tall tale that only someone with such low self esteem would believe That leads to the black moment which leads to the phone booth moment when Clark Kent reveals his true nature He’s superman he’s been in love with her since he met her at a party and has been slowly trying to win her trust I really liked the H who was a bit neurotic himself about hiding his true self from susceptible women He’s been a babe magnet since university but that kind of lifestyle almost cost him his degree and caused a lot of heartache I thought the heroine’s reactions to the cruelty of BB and her parents were understandable and I was glad she landed herself such a nice hero The two kids were cute and had some interesting observations about the crazy adults in their lives For the PJ fan girls there is no sponging in this one everyone is healthy but the heroine does give the hero a massage I've read this twice with skimming Each time I see a review I forget I've read the book which is not a great signJust re read this and have to say that just once JUST ONCE view spoilerI wish when confronted with the other woman that the h would lay into her instead of falling into a twee weepy martyr complex No sweetheart go on without me Save yourself Option one tell her fine you can have the asshat I don't want him anyway He's cheap and he's bad in bed This would be said hopefully in front of the H but OW never sling arrows when the H is aroundAlternatively tell the OW No way in hell are you getting that man or his money He'll be stripped bare and drained dry before I let him out of this relationship honey You'll be lucky to share a hut on whatever Greek Italian or Spanish beach he came from Finally option three could beOkay let's go see him right now you and me I want to hear it from the horse's ass mouth before I pack up my secret baby and my especially chosen high society clothes hide spoiler Re Capable of Feeling PJ brings us a tale of hidden identities and sneaky motives with this one She has got an h who thinks she is frigid but is really a sex kitten waiting to be jump started and a sneaky Alpha H who is willing to don a beta nerdy disguise to get his girl The h in this one is the usual PJ type she is tall beautiful and doesn't know it and only wants to have children and a home but feels so inadeuate due to past trauma that she thinks it is impossible Her parents are horrors in the classic PJ tradition and she currently works as a mother hensecretary for the H who is the guardian of his orphaned niece and nephew The h's parents are the socially pretentious type and pretty much threw her at the local lothario bully boy when she was 19 The h had a massive crush on the LBB at the time She agreed to a physical relationship that was over after the first time when he berated her for her frigidity and humiliated and hurt her she recovered from the crush but not the damage The h has withdrawn from men ever since but she agreed to work for the absent minded computer genius H as he appears to have the sexual desires and potency of a rock The h is dining with her parents as the story starts and her useless and completely tactless mother is nattering about the h's former LBB coming over to dine as well the h is NOT down with thatLuckily for the h the H calls her up and asks her to come over and stay with the children His latest nanny insinuated herself into his bed and he kicked her out and he has to go off on a business trip The h enthusiastically agrees and flees her parent's home with her mother's harangue ringing in her ears She arrives at the H's and the children explain the nanny's nocturnal wanderings to her She is shocked cause the H is about as sexy as potato she can't imagine him with any woman he just doesn't have the predatory male air maybe it is a side effect of his glasses Then she notices how broad the H's shoulders are in his badly fitting clothes courtesy of all the Rugby and Rowing he did in college according to his nephew but she dismisses the thought as a side effect of the local heat wave The H has a proposition for the h that he wants to talk about and the h is shocked again when he says he needs to marryThe H then explains that the nanny incident has made him realize the children need a mother and he feels the h would fit that role admirably The h tells him she isn't cut out for marriage and the H explains that he travels so much in his computer engineering job that the children will have to go into care if she won't marry him The h tells him it will have to be a platonic marriage and the H agrees He arranges the wedding for right after he returns from his emergency business trip that will put it three days later The h agrees and she is happy cause she is getting kids and a home and won't have to deal with unwanted physical attention or reveal her frigidity The H gets another emergency call to go to Nassau they are having big computer problems there but he puts the trip off to marry the h They all go to inform the h's parents of the wedding and the LBB is there with his mean wife The H delivers verbal smackdowns to both the h's mum and the LBB and his new wife when they disparage the h and she has a warm feeling cause the H defended her though it did seem a bit out of character from his usual vaguenessThe H takes off on his trip and the h decides to update his wardrobe he appears to be missing a lot of clothes as he seems to always run into the h partially undressed and all that male skin is having an unsettling effect on the h especially when he has a headache and the h is offering massaging and maybe some sponging tho the H sadly hasn't learned the PJ euphemisms yet he is a very smart man and picks up things uickly The H gets back from his trip and the new clothes look really good on him all the sudden the h is very aware of what a cutie he really is especially when he forgets his glasses which he has been doing a lot and it doesn't seem to affect his eyesight all that muchThere is a growing tension in the h and she can't blame the heat any longer When the H takes her to a party given by his friends and another woman attempts to deride the H's lovemaking skills the h is really uick with a graphic defense which the H overhears The H informs her later that he is NOT a sexless eunuch and the h knows she is falling in love she just doesn't know what to do about it Then the LBB shows up one afternoon and tries it on with the h The h is frightened and fortunately the H comes home and the LBB leaves The h is angry with the H for not defending her against the LBB's insinuations and his physical handling and the H explains that he thought the h was still carrying a torch for the LBB He seems to believe her when she assures him that isn't so and the H wants to talk but he gets called away on another emergency for a few daysWhile he is gone the h is coming to terms with how much she wants the H and she is trying to figure out how to seduce him There has been some passionate kissing and the h has been freezing up afraid she might betray her love but she is determined to get past it and nab her man The H calls to let her know he is on his way home and the h gets dressed up to meet him She hears a car in the drive and flings open the door but it isn't the H it is LBB whose new wife has just left him under some dubious circumstances The h's so helpful mother sent him over He has been drinking and he attacks the h She is screaming and trying to get away when the H bursts in and rescues her The H totally believes her story even tho LBB lies through his teeth saying the h invited it and the H insists the h press police charges The h is shocky but the H is soothing When they get home passion overrides them both and they wind up consummating the marriage against a wall This leads to rides on the tower of power and the h is feeling pretty happy that the H has proved she isn't frigidThen the H has to go out again and he is acting very mysterious The h knows something is up but it isn't until a strange woman shows and tells her that she and the H became lovers in Nassau that the h really starts to panic The OW tells her that she and the H are in love and he is divorcing the h and the h gets the house and will keep the children The h is puzzled at that because they aren't her kids and she tells the OW that the children are the H's responsibility The OW is very convincing about the love affair and so when the H shows up the h decides she IS keeping the kids and the house and she kicks the H out The H and the OW leave and the h won't talk to the H when he calls The H's boss's wife shows up and the h explains about what the OW said The boss's wife is shocked and the h is starting to panic again There is a big thunderstorm going on and the h is frightened The boss's wife meanly tells her to hide her head under a pillow and leaves The h does go hide under the H's pillow cuddling his shirt for safety when the H shows up and the big confessions beginThe H explains that the OW was lying through her teeth she has stalker fixations and absolutely nothing happened he has been trying to avoid her and she wasn't taking no for an answer The stalker OW is being sent into care in another country He also explains that he has been camouflaging himself like a wolf in sheep's clothing cause he knew the h was wary of men and he fell in love with her Apparently he got the idear for the disguise in college he initially was a party boy but when his friends got into drugs and one died and he almost got sent down from lack of studying he turned over a new leaf and got some glasses He kept up the disguise when he met the h cause he was determined to have her in his life forever but had to set up a sneaky stealth approach so she wouldn't run off He loves her madly and she loves him back and he only threatened to send the kids into care as a way to get her to rush into the marriage It is pink sparklie HEA's and another successful outing in HPLandiaI liked this one PJ did the sneaky Alpha disguise really well and this h wasn't overly neurotic For once an evil guy got his just deserts and the h's parents were pretty much written off as useless The female stalker part was well done and tho the boss's wife was a bit awkward it was the only weird moment in the story This is a great PJ trip and I highly recommend it there is minimal h neurosis in this one and when the h does have her panics they are all realistic responses I liked the H in this one too which is unusual for this particular PJ time period PJ gives broad hints the H isn't what the h thinks he is but the disguise is well done and the reasons for it were nice too Definitely give this one a go if you like PJ and even if you aren't a fangirl it is still a great read

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 187 pages
  • Capable of Feeling
  • Penny Jordan
  • English
  • 10 October 2015
  • 9780373109319

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