Author: Beth Kery
Publisher: Berkley Books
Release Date: February 27, 2017
Format: eARC and Paperback
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Harper McFadden established herself as an investigative journalist by being both compassionate and fearless. After tragedy strikes her family, she moves to the shores of Lake Tahoe to find some peace. But when mysterious software mogul Jacob Latimer enters her life, her thoughts turn from her own healing to an insatiable desire to get closer to him...No one knows what secrets lurk in the past of Jacob Latimer. He built his corporation from nothing, but rumors abound about his mysterious rise to power. Harper is the last person he should let into his life. She could expose the truth about his origins. But Jacob knows things about Harper s past that draw him in. He wants nothing more than to make her his and Jacob is a man who always gets what he wants.
Here's what I liked.
I liked that this is a bind up novel of shorter novellas. Each of the novellas has a clear beginning and end. This makes for a fast and enjoyable read. However, I would recommend reading the book slowly, maybe one ore two novellas a day. I fee like the flow of the story is much better that way, rather than gobbling it all up in one or two sittings.
The sex. Lordy, lordy, lordy the sex. Hot, hot, hot, and more hot. My favorite scene is the office bathroom scene. Makes me want to recreate that scene with my own Jacob Latimer!
The story unfolds in the present, and 20 years ago. I was most intrigued by the story 20 years ago. I really cared nothing for the story that took place in the present, other than for the sex.
Here's what I didn't like.
The story was so boring. I mean really boring. It was also completely predictable. The worst part about it being so predictable, is that the author reveals everything in the first novella. You know exactly what happened 20 years ago right from the start, even though parts are still revealed throughout each novella. Not only that, but the two main characters have sex immediately in the first novella. There is absolutely no build up for anything. The story has zero plot.
If I am being honest, the only reason I kept reading the book, was for the sex, and also for the story line from 20 years ago. Also, because I was reading it for review and wanted to give you all my genuine thoughts and feelings.
This is the second Beth Kery book that I have read, and both times I was not impressed, so I will most likely not pick up another book by this author.