The reasons why I loved this book....please allow me to count the ways. First, it had a little of everything! You had your classic contemporary scenesThe reasons why I loved this book....please allow me to count the ways. First, it had a little of everything! You had your classic contemporary scenes, your paranormal scenes, your historical scenes, mystery, intrigue, and HOT HOT sex scenes. This book was literally a five course meal that left you oh sooo satisfied when you finished the book. Once you open it, be prepared to sit down and read it straight through. You will NOT be able to put this book down once you start begin reading it.
We start out with an unusual occupation which introduces us to our main characters. Amelie is a jewelry designer, one of the best in her field. She draws the attention of Roman, who happens to be big in the industry because he believes she is working for his arch-nemesis and stealing his designs. Seems like a pretty simply plot? But this is only the first layer...lol.
Amelie has dreamed of Roman for years and is shocked when she is contracted for a job for him. She never realized until then WHO her mystery lover was until she meets Roman face-to-face. The heat and chemistry basically leap off of the pages. Roman wants her with a fierceness, and used to getting what he wants her figures it's just a matter of time. He doesn't realize in the beginning that this will be a seduction of the heart.
The plot thickens when our soon-to-be lovers land in the place where they will be working. Roman intends to unmask her as a thief, Amelie intends to keep this professional and Roman at arms links, and our resident ghost, who has been waiting a LONG time for Amelie has quite another plan. Murder attempts on Roman escalate and the past comes to light almost too late.
This book is full of twists and turns that will leave you breathless and begging for more. The complicated plot draws you in and refuses to release you until the story is told. It is an incredible journey of two souls that were always meant for each other, but never given the chance at a life together. It has just as many thigh-clinching moments, as it does heart-wrenching. I loved the journey and was so sad that it was over...or is it? ...more
This was a phenomenal read!! You will probably think I'm a little strange at why I liked the book, but I have to explain how I got hooked. It was simpThis was a phenomenal read!! You will probably think I'm a little strange at why I liked the book, but I have to explain how I got hooked. It was simple...it was Tristan. The author wrote him so well I could feel him coming alive right before my eyes. His social inadequacies, his hopes, the person he buried to become part of something he had no want of, his possessiveness, his humor, ans the slow transition of him becoming whole again all because of Nina completely and totally won me over. He wasn't some sexy playboy billionaire, an obsessive over achiever, or a work-a-holic. He was simply a dreamer and a free spirit before his soul was crushed with the weight of responsibility left to him. He was an amazing character and completely fell in love with him.
Nina was a great character too. She saw life differently than everyone else because she always looked for the beauty in it. She was always saw more than was actually laid on the table. Her insecurities were understandable and weren't over-played.
The story was amazing! The chemistry between the characters was HOT and the sex scenes even HOTTER!! I don;t usually give anything about the book away, but I will tell you this: At the end I wailed so loud in my frustration that I woke my child up out of a dead sleep!!! The cliff-hanger is awful!! So even though it leaves you hanging, it is a must read for romance lovers!!! ...more
I was truly blown away by the emotion that is so prevalent and expressed throughout this book. I found myself tearing up several times during this booI was truly blown away by the emotion that is so prevalent and expressed throughout this book. I found myself tearing up several times during this book, and finally at the end just having a good happy cry. James was such a tormented character, that I really couldn't believe he was still able to cope with life. This book hot home on so many real issues that are still going on today. I hate the fact that people tend to be ruled their ignorance and that bigotry and prejudice are still so prevalent in this society. James grew up in an unsupported household that actually encouraged abuse. How many other children have grown up that same way due to other circumstances? I'm a firm believer that good and bad are found within the person, not in their lifestyle choices or skin color.
Seth on the other hand was raised in a hate-free environment, with a family that supported his choices and stood by him. How wonderful would our society be if we all were nurtured in this same environment? I'm actually glad Seth was able to show James that not everyone had the narrow minded views of his family. It helped heal him as a person.
This book will definitely take you on an emotional roller coaster ride. I would love to read another book by this author! It is definitely a top pick. My only regret is that I cannot give this book more than 5 spiders!! I do hope the author returns to write about Chase. I see a swarthy bodyguard in his possible future..lol!! ...more