Why do the guys at Reed Security always make fun of Tony Tacos?
I have read a few of these Reed Security books now and have been really enjoying them. I plan to go back to the beginning and read the entire series. I like the guys, their wives and girlfriends, the camaraderie they have, the jokes they play on each other. The fact that the few that are still single can’t figure out how the married ones have basically changed from tough military men into women who binge watch TV and talk about it in the office.
I like the nicknames they give each other like Tony Tacos, or taco cheese, or whatever they seem to call him on any given day despite the fact that he is Italian not Mexican. But Caps wife met him while he was working at Taco Bell after he came home from the Middle East so he got the name Tony Tacos and it stuck. He hates it, since other people have better nicknames like Rocco, Sinner, Storm and Hunter.
Tony is trying to get over the guilt he feels over the death of Delaney, the girl he was seeing. Though both he and Delaney knew the relationship wasn’t going anywhere, they were having fun for a while. A friends with benefits situation, really. However, since she was murdered he feels guilty for not protecting her and everyone else is misconstruing his feelings of guilt by thinking he was in love with her and is mourning her.
He goes out to drown his sorrows and ends up going home with some woman he met at the bar. Though he hightailed it out of her apartment in the morning. The woman, Molly is certain they made a love connection and that she is now Tony’s girlfriend. She shows up at Reed Security with lunch for him and though Tony is away at training exercises, Cap is only too happy to show her around. It turns out Molly is the worst cook ever and Tony can’t get rid of her, she keeps showing up. Especially when his co-workers start conspiring against him.
I really liked a lot of the plot in this one. There were some hysterical moments and Molly was so naïve and oblivious but so cute at the same time it was hard not to like her. Though I can see how she would drive someone crazy it would also be their own fault for trying to save her feelings and not just telling her the truth, like about how bad her cooking is. They keep eating it instead of just telling her to stop cooking.
Anyway it is kind of funny how they just let the psycho stalker woman come back over and over again and keep setting Tony up, but she is really harmless. Also just because she is cute and naïve doesn’t mean that the romance isn’t smoking hot. It takes quite a funny turn but because of it it gets quite steamy very quickly. The romance between Tony and Molly is both hot and sweet. I really enjoyed both sides.
I will definitely keep reading more of these books and I still plan to go back to the start of the series! They have wonderful plots, terrific supporting characters, great humor and hot romance.
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