Despite her fatherís important position as President of the
Free Worlds, Leelah has always wanted to make a difference
in society. She might be a socialite, but sheís no oneís
pampered princess, which is why she doesnít appreciate
Ja-hunís highhanded tactics, bodyguard or not. Networking
is an asset in the world of politics, and she doesnít like
being confined to her own house. Leelah is used to talking
to everyone, and finding out what makes them tick. Ja-hun
is a brick wall with his emotions on lock down. Sheís
going to do whatever it takes to pierce his armor.
Ja-hun is determined to protect President Blaineís
daughter. So what if heís attracted to her beauty and
vivaciousness? The job comes first, and thereís no way heís
going to allow Leelah to distract him.
In all the years of living on the edge, nothing has prepared
Ja-hun for a woman like Leelah. She is the most dangerous
thing to cross his path.
I want to quickly examine the description of Ja-hun in
Rock Hard. Heís described as emotionless, cold,
reserved, introverted and obsessed with his work and duty.
I donít believe that the author had any intention of being
offensive, not remotely. Still, I canít help but notice
that Ja-hunís characteristics could be viewed as a bit
stereotypical simply because he is Asian. You could also
view it as an archetype, which is what I chose to do. Aside
from that, I liked his intensity very much and the way that
Leelah is able to break down the emotional walls heís
erected. She heals him, and frees herself at the same
time. Ms. Dee does an excellent job at bringing them
together, although, they are vastly different people.
Overall, I did enjoy reading this story. Itís an original
take on the-guy-from-the-school-of-hard-knocks falling for
the feisty social butterfly with steel wings. The plot is
familiar but the setting is fresh, and the ending was tidy
and satisfying. If thatís not enough, thereís plenty of hot
clandestine sex to keep the temperature up. And who could
say no to that?