The Resource One warm winter, Jamie Pope

One warm winter, Jamie Pope

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One warm winter
Title
One warm winter
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Jamie Pope
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1 warm winter
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eng
Summary
Adopted as a child by a tech billionaire, Wynter Bates knows nothing about her origins--or the world, beyond being privileged, sheltered, and lonely. But she won't let anything stop her from investigating who she is. Especially after a high-profile scandal involving her father's past lands her on an island retreat under bodyguard Cullen Whelan's protection--in the guise of being his girlfriend . . . A former military intelligence officer, Cullen figures protecting a pampered heiress will be easy. Posing as a couple is the safest strategy--until Wyn's persistence and vulnerability spark his curiosity--and a reckless attraction neither can afford. More complicated, what Cullen knows about her past is a truth he can't tell. But as they get closer, wrenching revelations will force them to decide what to trust, who to forgive, and whether their growing love is enough to risk a future together --
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  • Wynter Bates, a polyglot professor of linguistics in Washington, D.C., leads a very private life, unlike her famous father, a tech billionaire who is currently running for president. Her solitude is upended when a scandal involving her father and the birth mother she never knew emerges in the media, and her gorgeous Irish bodyguard, Cullen Whelan, must whisk her away to a private resort on a secluded island where she can avoid cameras and questions. The island serves as a very special kind of retirement community for ex–intelligence officers, friends of Cullen, who need an escape from a dangerous world, so in order to avoid their scrutiny, Cullen and Wynter must pretend to be a couple. Torn between professional duty and feelings for Wynter, Cullen breaks boundaries, both physical and emotional. The torture of being so close yet having to stay apart is exquisite, and Pope does a lovely job of bringing these two opposites together while keeping up a brisk pace, making this contemporary multicultural romance a real page-turner. -- Kristina Giovanni (Reviewed 3/1/2019) (Booklist, vol 115, number 13, p32)
  • /* Starred Review */ Pope artfully weaves unresolved threads from Mostly Sunny into a superbly paced love story full of flirtatious humor, genuine passion, and a touch of intrigue. Wynter Bates lives a purposely quiet life, but when her adoptive father, tech billionaire Warren Bates, runs for president, an illicit affair in his past makes front-page news and raises questions about whether Warren is actually Wynter’s biological father. Cullen Whelan, Wynter’s bodyguard, knows she’s a good person who doesn’t deserve to be hounded by the media. He whisks Wynter away to his home and found family on the island of St. Thomas to outrun the frenzy. Shared secrets and sultry nights weaken Cullen’s resolve to keep things professional with Wynter, and the pair give in to temptation. Wynter slowly coaxes an overprotective Cullen to accept that he also needs care and support, even as they prepare to confront Wynter’s past. Pope’s signature wit won’t disappoint readers as her delightfully well-matched couple overcome deep emotional scars to find love. Agent: Emmanuelle Morgen, Stonesong Literary. (Apr.) --Staff (Reviewed 01/31/2019) (Publishers Weekly, vol 266, issue 6, p)
  • A handsome Irish bodyguard helps the heiress he’s protecting escape the frenzy created by a family scandal. Wynter Bates is the adopted daughter of a tech billionaire and presidential hopeful, but she lives a quiet life as a linguist and translator. Ever since someone tried to kidnap Wyn when she was a child, her father has insisted on a full-time bodyguard. For the past year, ex-military officer Cullen Whelan has quietly and efficiently guarded Wyn, hoping to earn enough money to retire and leave behind his violent past. Wyn’s identity is thrown into question—and into a glaring media spotlight—when letters emerge that suggest she wasn’t adopted from a South African orphanage but instead is the product of her father’s love affair with a mentally unstable woman. Cullen whisks Wyn away to a privately owned compound on St. Thomas, where they pretend to be a couple rather than expose her situation. Although most bodyguard romances demand some sort of physical peril, here the only danger is to Wyn’s feelings. Her parents refuse to communicate with her, leaving Cullen to protect her from the emerging details and sordid drama. This is a slow-paced story that focuses on the interior lives of each character. Wyn and Cullen are both loners who fear commitment, but neither can resist their growing attraction. However, instead of showing Wyn and Cullen exploring their evolving relationship, Pope (Mostly Sunny, 2018, etc.) moves the most promising action and intimate moments offstage. Only later do they individually think, reflect, and ruminate about their feelings. This narrative choice to "tell not show" creates emotional distance between the reader and characters, eliminating any spark and deflating the chemistry of the love affair. The mystery of Wyn’s parentage is sidelined until the end, when the loose ends are tied up without much effort on her part. A slow-moving and conflict-free romance. (Kirkus Reviews, February 15, 2019)
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10760311
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Pope, Jamie
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813/.6
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no index present
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fiction
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True
Series statement
Sunny and warm
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  • Man-woman relationships
  • African Americans
  • Women linguists
  • Bodyguards
  • Adoptees
  • Heiresses
  • Adoptees
  • African Americans
  • Bodyguards
  • Heiresses
  • Women linguists
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One warm winter, Jamie Pope
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Part of the Sunny and Warm duo with MOSTLY SUNNY
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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on1043197561
Dimensions
18 cm
Edition
First mass-market paperback edition.
Extent
344 pages
Isbn
9781496718273
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)1043197561
Label
One warm winter, Jamie Pope
Publication
Copyright
Note
Part of the Sunny and Warm duo with MOSTLY SUNNY
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1043197561
Dimensions
18 cm
Edition
First mass-market paperback edition.
Extent
344 pages
Isbn
9781496718273
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1043197561

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