The last person fashion exec RJ Gold expects to see while holidaying in St. Lucia is his ex, journalist Grace Hopkins. He doesn’t trust her—especially because she’s writing a story on the feud between his family’s fashion empire and a rival house. So he’ll keep the reporter close… And as their explosive chemistry and rekindled feelings reach a fever-pitch, they must decide—can love last or is their desire on a deadline?
I received a copy of this book from Mills and Boon via NetGalley in return for an honest review.
The fourth book in The Fabulous Golds series features RJ and Grace, his ex-lover, the one he wanted to marry who walked away. Grace is a journalist who wants to write an article on the fashion feud that has defined the Golds and their rivals, the Kings. Riley and Chaz are due to marry, bringing both dynasties together and making them even more newsworthy.
It’s clear from the start the attraction between Grace and RJ is still burning and something they can’t ignore. The love scenes are sizzling, and the dialogue is full of humour, making this an entertaining read. Grace’s career is her life and the reason she walked away, but now ten years on, she wants both. Her assignment threatens the chance of love and leads to conflict and heartfelt decision making.
This is an enjoyable, sexy romance with vibrant characters and vivid emotions.
I always work for the good guys. My job was simple: get the dirt on Coco Lauren, a princess of a socialite who talks—and plays—dirty. But I kissed her. I tasted her. Uncovered the tantalising woman beneath the polished façade. And she undid me in every way. Now I’m the bad guy. But how do I tell Coco the truth…when coming clean means losing her?
I received a copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.
You always know you’re in for a sensual treat when you read this author’s books.’ Getting Dirty’ delivers this and more. The characters are believably relatable, the pacing is fast, and the romance is conflicted, emotional and so sexy.
Ash has every reason not to like socialites, and he has no trouble digging up the dirt on Coco until he meets her. The attraction is instant and unwelcome, but undeniable, and soon he is drowning in a conflicted spiral of personal and professional.
Coco is hurting and vulnerable, trying to be what she knows her Granny wants but needing something to deaden the pain at the prospect of losing her. Ash is just a source of pain relief, isn’t he? Soon, she is in too deep, and far more emotionally exposed than she wants to be.
The dramatic irony of knowing that Ash’s secret will devastate Coco, and destroy any possibility of a future together, ramps up the story’s intensity. As you wait for the inevitable. Coco is likeable and you want her to be appreciated for who she is. Her maturity and ability to forgive, ultimately make this story perfect.
Ash has a lot to learn, and a great deal of emotional baggage to leave behind before he deserves Coco. His heart and instincts are good, but he’s blinkered by past hurts, and getting over these are difficult, and endanger his future happiness.
An emotionally honest, romantic adventure with a couple you can empathise and a happy ending they deserve.
Rachael Stewart adores conjuring up stories for the readers of Harlequin Mills & Boon and Deep Desires Press, with tales varying from the heart-warmingly romantic to the wildly erotic.
Despite a degree in Business Studies and spending many years in the corporate world, the desire to become an author never waned and it’s now her full-time pleasure, a dream come true.
A Welsh lass at heart, she now lives in Yorkshire with her husband and three children, and if she’s not glued to her laptop, she’s wrapped up in them or enjoying the great outdoors seeking out inspiration.
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Libby Noble is done with men who live on the edge, but sexy British billionaire Alex coaxes her out of her comfort zone—professionally and very personally! She’ll agree to play his game…but only by her rules!
A refreshing new take on the ‘battle of the sexes’.
English billionaire Alex, who likes risks and getting what he wants, engineers a face to face meeting with a successful New Yorker Libby. There is an instant sizzle, but can they work together? Or will the barely held in check passion make keeping it professional impossible?
The plot is simple. Physical attraction and gratification dominate the story but accompanied by growing emotional attachment and a lowering of barriers between Alex and Libby. Physical closeness makes sharing their past tragedy and guilt possible and helps them both believe that love may be worth the potential for pain if it all ends badly again.
The characters are likeable if a little unrealistic. The conflict is primarily internal, but Libby’s emotional battle keeps the reader wondering whether she is capable of letting love into her life again.
Fast-paced, the characters aren’t memorable, but I don’t think this is the role of this type of book. The perfect story for escapism, passion and a happy ever after.
I received a copy of this book from Mills & Boon via NetGalley in return for an honest review.