Book Review

by Robin Kaye

Genre: Contemporary Romance, General Contemporary Romance
Sensuality: HOT

RT Rating

The main characters in this all-around feel-good read have so much personality they almost jump off the page. And if the heroine's dysfunctional family reminds you of a slightly edgier form of Stephanie Plum's family, so much the better for readers. Yes, the plotline in which characters hide their true identity from each other has been used many times, but Kaye makes it new again.

Rosalie Ronaldi is a dyed-in-the-wool career woman without a domestic bone in her body -- and that's just the way she likes it. After receiving a less than stellar proposal from her boyfriend, she storms out, only to have a flat tire on her way home.

Enter Nick Romeo, a self-made millionaire who encounters Rosalie while driving a wrecker from one of his car dealerships. He helps her with her tire and takes her home. They find out they're combustible together, and Nick doesn't leave Rosalie's house that night. He opts to keep his identity from her, not only to ensure that she doesn't want him for his money but also because as a teenager Nick and Rosalie's brother got into trouble with the law. When Nick finds out that Rosalie is trying to save the very company that Nick wants to buy he doesn't know what to do. (SOURCEBOOKS, Nov., 400 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed By: Cindy Himler


Published: November 2008

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Romeo Romeo

Submitted by Robin in PA on September 7, 2012 - 1:38pm.

When Rosalie Ronaldi meets a tow truck driver named Nick, it's lust at first sight. After one date, Rosalie tells him up front that she doesn't want commitment and will never get married. Nick is startled since that is the line he usually uses. They agree to an affair--no strings--no commitment. But Rosalie doesn't know that Nick is actually Dominick Romeo, rich owner of several car dealerships, and Nick doesn't want to tell her. He's had enough of women wanting him for his money and is enjoying being a normal guy with Rosalie. Soon Nick realizes that Rosalie's job may be impacted by the lies he's told her. He'll have to come clean soon, but doesn't want to ruin what they've found.

I'm not a big fan of contemporary romance, but I thought this one was great. There are a lot of humorous situations that just made me smile. Nick is almost too good to be true...a hero who likes to cook and clean. Rosalie is an independent business woman who lives on coffee and doesn't have time to clean anything. They soon find they actually want a commitment but are afraid to admit it. The other characters in this book are fun...from Rosalie's crazy Italian family to her dog, Dave. I know some of them will get their own story and I can't wait to read it. My rating: 5 Stars.