Review: Anything For You by Sarah Mayberry

Format: E-bookAnything For You
Read with: Amazon Kindle

Length: Novel
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Harlequin Blaze, #278
Publisher: Harlequin
Hero: Sam Kirk
Heroine: Delaney Michaels
Sensuality: 4
Date of Publication: October 1, 2007
Started On: March 28, 2010
Finished On: March 29, 2010

This is my all time favorite book from Ms. Mayberry and this is my first read as well as the book that got me hooked onto Ms. Mayberry’s style. After reading through all sorts of books by Ms. Mayberry this past week, I just couldn’t help myself but revisit the story of Sam and Delaney which the author has done a really splendid job of creating. Of course it helped a lot since Sam and Delaney are both best of friends who have known each other since childhood. And that history combined with the explosive, combustive chemistry between the two makes this story a memorable one long after you have finished reading the book.

Like I said, Sam and Delaney are best of friends. They grew up together and have their own business together, publishing an extreme sports magazine for the past 8 years. And for 16 years of her life Delaney has been in love with her best friend. But Delaney gets her wake up call that her life is wasting by whilst she moons over Sam and her unrequited love, when she goes off for vacation and spends time with her sister Claire and her kids. Delaney wants it all, a husband and 2.5 kids to come home to at the end of the day. Knowing that while she is part of Sam’s life, no man would even come close to being special enough for her to get married to, Delaney makes plans to effectively remove herself from Sam’s life.

Sam feels like his whole world has turned upside down when Delaney tells him that she wants out of the business. And to top it all, Delaney has had a makeover which is making Sam notice all sorts of sexy things about Delaney which makes him feel ashamed of the fact. Explosive passion that bursts between the two leaves Sam feeling more out of sorts even though he can’t help but want Delaney more than he had ever wanted any woman in his life.

Delaney knows that Sam doesn’t do commitment. Having had to deal with a set of parents who used their kid to wrangle all sorts of bitter arguments when Sam was growing up, Sam doesn’t believe that any relationship could work or was worth working for. His only steady relationship in his life had always been Delaney and that fact alone makes him want to bury his head in the sand rather than face the fact that he was finding Delaney irresistible.

Its a passion filled ride for these two willful characters that Ms. Mayberry has created and I for one loved each and every bit of their story. Most probably would end up re-reading this book again somewhere down the line. For now the satisfaction of the happy ending in this book is enough of a glow for me to last this night through!

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  1. Hi there! Loved this one very very much. Mayberry’s Her Best Friend also visits this theme… and it’s a wonderful A+ worthy read!!!!



    1. Hey there Artichoke,
      Am glad that you took the time to comment on this post.
      Yes Ms. Mayberry’s stories are really good. I have read Her Best Friend as well and loved that story. But this story is a teeny tiny wee bit more special for me than Her Best Friend.



  2. *tubular* (translation)…too Cool ! yippieeeeeeeee! I’ll be getting this from!
    U have the gift of finding some unique special jewels. I here by deem >*u*< the greatest pirate with a uncanny eagle eye for trolling the uncharted waters of Love& Romance..! hip, hip horayyyyy..ruby waving the banner***!

    Have U read Best Friends & lovers / Love, Lies and Murder .
    my favorite wtihin the last book by Shiloh Walker is" His Every Desire " I mentioned has 2stories in it also the last story is my favorite



  3. Ruby,

    Ooh! You are in for a treat with this one! Lemme know how you like it!
    Umm.. is that from Shiloh Walker?
    Whats the title of the second story? Her best friend’s lover? I have read most of Shiloh Walker’s contemporaries, apart from those that feature menages and stuff..



  4. Hi Maldivianbookreviewer!

    The title is called: Love,lies and Murder by Shiloh Walker U see it has two Stories in One book. The second story is title: His Every Desire I think at one time these were separate Reads. You could probably find as eBooks as well.

    Noooo, I’m not into the menages. I’m jealous when when it comes to my hero & heroine ..I want them to dig on each other ONLY! ;D.



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