Book Review

by Maureen Smith

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Multicultural
Sensuality: SCORCHER

RT Rating

This is a spicy boy-meets-girl tale that will keep you turning the pages. It’s an unlikely premise, but it works. At no time does it feel as though Lena’s doing anything against her will, which makes the happy ending believable. Make sure you wear flame-proof gloves!

When Lena goes to work for Elite For You Companions, her goal is to make enough money to pay for her grandfather’s care following a stroke. Client Roderick Brand is the CEO of an energy company trying to complete an acquisition. Lena’s business skills and fluency in Japanese help him seal the deal. Their meeting and connection leads to some steamy sex on their first date, which breaks so many rules. Then Roderick makes an indecent proposal tied to a grant request that Lena wrote, and Lena finds herself at his disposal for three hot and sexy weeks. (KIMANI/ARABESQUE, Nov., 262 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed By: Jacqui McGugins


Published: November 2010

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4.5 Stars

Average Rating: 4.5 Stars
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Whatever You Like ( Provocative)

Submitted by hcabm on December 11, 2010 - 8:19am.

This book receives a four stars rating form me.

It was definitely not a relaxing read for me. I have read stories before where the hero or heroine has done everything in their power to lure the object of their lust into bed. However, they did not provoke a reaction like this book. It was a love hate relationship.

The first reaction came a the choice of profession for our heroine Lena, it was an escort. It is not the authors fault that I am of an age where I equate escort with prostitute. So I found myself fighting my own preconceived notions.

It did not help that our hero Roderick was also coming to grip with these notions . After all not only was Lena intelligent she was also a gorgeous women. He basically cornered her into a relationship with him that made her attraction to him seem whorish.. This is not an admirable trait especially when he was so ruthless. I usually have to warm up to these characters such as Roderick .

I did warm up to Roderick until he started acting like such a jealous and noxious fool. I wanted to grab and shake some sense into him.

Overall, I enjoyed the book. Yet, Roderick the hero let me down. He didn’t realize that it was his actions that made Lena seem less than she was and he waited until it was almost to late to ask her forgiveness.

Not what I expected but it is good to shake up things once in awhile.