Gabrielle “Gabby” Royce, talented executive chef at a high-class resort, is steadfast about several things in her life,Review from RomanceInColor.com
Gabrielle “Gabby” Royce, talented executive chef at a high-class resort, is steadfast about several things in her life, providing clients with the upmost dining experience, proving to her affluent family she does not need to adhere to their unyielding rules, and never mix sex and her career. That is until, sexiness personified storms into her kitchen to give Gabby a dressing down for the restaurant’s neglectful service. Domineering Geoffrey Girard, wealthy music executive, is bowled over by her professionalism and sassy personality. What neither of them expected was the utter hotness of mutual attraction between them. Geoffrey wants a chance to get to know all the complexities of Gabby, but Geoffrey is a client and that means he is off-limits. How much is Gabby willing to risk for the man who is “every undefined detail” she wants?
Perry has penned a luscious romance of two controlling personalities who learn being blind-sided isn’t a bad thing, sometimes the best surprises come out of it. Gabby has no regrets about her past and has worked hard to achieve her dreams. She is a perfectionist and controlling. The steadfast rules she lives by puts her in a quandary as her heart and head does battle once she meets Geoffrey. Geoffrey is all alpha male but once he makes up his mind to pursue Gabby he learns what is necessary to get her to trust him. His patience and magnetism allows Gabby to figure out how to pursue their relationship. I thought a couple of the scene transitions could have been smoother and vague references to past incidents slowed the flow but the couple’s personalities and antics quickly pulled me back into the storyline. The initial meeting between Gabby and Geoffrey is one of the best and hottest sexual tension scenes I have read. And all of their intimate scenes that follow sizzle and burn up the pages.
HOT SUMMER NIGHTS is the second book in the California Desert Dream continuity has the connecting theme revolving around the mysterious mishaps at the posh Belleza Resort and Spa and the three best friends female executives. Gabby has to deal with kitchen accidents while ensuring that Gabriel considers hosting events at the resort. The ambience of the resort and diverse characters provide the necessary background to move the storyline along. The ending preps the reader for the final book in this trilogy.
Overall HOT SUMMER NIGHTS is a delicious story as the readers watch the couple negotiate their pasts and indulge in a charmingly sensuous journey to their happily-ever-after....more
Vivacious thirty-year old Mona Johnson has just received a promotion at work; one of her scripts has been chosen to beReviewed for RomanceInColor.com
Vivacious thirty-year old Mona Johnson has just received a promotion at work; one of her scripts has been chosen to be pitched, putting her closer to her dream of being a professional screenwriter. Now if she could just get over her attraction to her boss, the dashing and successful movie director, Terrance Beckham. Mona wants a commitment-minded man and Terrance is not known for dating a woman more than twice. Terrance wants a woman who wants him for the man he is, not his bank account or his industry connections. He is attracted to Mona but she is his employee!
Using aliases on an online dating site to solve their dating dilemmas both Mona and Terrance create profiles and find the perfect matches for them. Meanwhile, after attending a Hollywood event together Mona and Terrance find their sexual chemistry ignites into a night of sizzling lovemaking. Terrance is convinced Mona is the only woman for him while Mona wants to explore a relationship with her online match. Will Terrance be able to win Mona’s heart before the ghosts of the past and a meddling relative block their happily-ever-after?
Goss delivers a fast, engaging and addictive read with enough angst and passion that grabs from start to finish. She does a great job of getting to the very heart of the couple and what drives and inspires them. Terrance is a good guy with an open heart who did not mind lending a helping hand to others when it is deserved. Once he set his heart and mind are making Mona his woman, his maturity shines through the rocky points in their relationship. Mona learns to let go of her self-doubt and gains her confidence so she can love openly with someone who will accept her for who she is. The chemistry between Mona and Terrance is blistering, but what makes the romance so sweet is the way they challenge and balance each other. This is one couple I was happily rooting for.
The cast of secondary characters and secondary storylines provides for some pulse-pounding intrigue and deceptions. The secondary romance storyline between Terrance’s mother and the Pastor wants a nice touch for those who enjoy the challenges and joys of a mature couple.
SECRET LIAISONS is the second book in the Hollywood Women in Hollywood series. Goss continues her theme of providing the reader with insights into the challenges of women balancing their professional and personal lives with realistic scenarios readers can relate to. Smooth plotting and pacing provides a cinematic quality.
I recommend SECRET LIAISONS to readers who enjoy romances which are sinfully sizzling as well as romantically charming with a dollop of trickery. ...more
Goss has written a sweet and soulful romance of two strong-minded professionals learning how to come out on top in both lifeThis was a 3.5 read for me
Goss has written a sweet and soulful romance of two strong-minded professionals learning how to come out on top in both life and love. Charlotte is a spitfire heroine whose stubbornness, holding on to her past almost crippled her from the man she desires. There were times when I just wanted to shake Charlotte to see how perfect Sean would be for her and just wanted some of that astuteness she showed in business relationships to apply to her personal life. Sean lives up to his role as a dreamy hero. I enjoyed his romantic wooing to win Charlotte over and often wondered when his patience would run out. Sean’s growing maturity and understanding his respect and love for Charlotte was unfolded in a realistic manner. While the chemistry between the couples at times seems lacking their journey of personal revelations and professional success will hold the hearts and attention of readers.
SECRET RELATIONS is the first book in the Women in Hollywood series and Goss neatly introduced readers to the scenery, politics, and secrets that are as fundamental to the premise of the series as any of the characters. Charlotte and her two girlfriends make up a strong loving support network and I look forward to reading their stories.
I recommend SECRET RELATIONS to readers looking for a romantic and entertaining storyline....more