Published February 23rd 2012 by Kris Pearson (first published February 1st 2012)
Already cash-strapped, she’s struggling to launch her new interior design studio and make a home for her daughter. She’s only days away from disaster.
Out of the sleek black Jaguar storms super-yacht tycoon Rafe Severino. Steaming mad. Totally gorgeous. And desperately in need of a top-line decorator for his spectacular new harbor-side mansion.
Sophie fears her dream contract comes with strings that tie her to the boat-builder’s bed. No matter how she tries to escape, he’s always there – implacable and irresistible.
She knows he doesn’t want a preoccupied single mother, but concealing her daughter’s existence from the man she’s falling in love with is getting harder and harder. If he discovers her lies, she’ll instantly lose everything.
Warning: contains one determined golden-skinned man who knows his way around boats, bodies and bed-sheets.
Rafe is one of those hero’s that you want to smack in the face with a spade. You know, arrogant and irritating, but just so bloody gorgeous! Kris has brought this character to life along with the heroine, Sophie who has a surprising secret that she can’t risk Rafe knowing, and as the story progresses, it get harder and harder for her to tell the truth.
Sophie is a totally likeable character, trying to make a go of it for her daughter’s sake. She is full of insecurities and doesn’t trust why Rafe would be interested in helping her out. Rafe just wants to bed her, and use her as revenge against his ex-wife, but he doesn’t count on falling in love.
Kris knows her art, and does it well. A wonderful enchanting NZ read.