Date published: November 27th, 2012
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Synopsis: Lucy Delacourt's temp position isn't quite her dream job but it pays the bills. The highlight of her day is riding the elevator in the mornings with a handsome stranger. Tall, dark, and sexy as hell, Lucy knows he's way out of her league, but a girl can look, right?
Everything changes the day the stranger seduces her. Completely out of character, she yields without a fight, but she has no idea her wanton acts with a man whose name she doesn't know will change her life forever. Because the sexy stranger is none other than Jeremiah Hamilton, billionaire CEO of Hamilton Industries, and one taste isn't nearly enough to satisfy his need. As the billionaire pulls Lucy deeper into his world of high stakes business deals and ruthless takeovers, he demands nothing less than her complete surrender. But even as enemies seek deadly revenge against him, she’ll discover that her greatest threat is falling for her fiercely guarded boss…and yielding to her own darkest needs.
What I Thought:
I really wanted to read this book badly after I heard about it. I just knew it was going to be something I'd like if not love, and my instincts were right. I got all the heat I was expecting and a great story too. I just wasn't a fan of the ending even though it was pretty mind blowing. I haven't read anything by her since, not even the following book, but that's just been due to a lack of time. Since I spotted this book on my shelf again, I've been really tempted to pick up the sequel, Castaway, and find out what happens to Lucy and Jeremiah after this book ends.
About the Author
Sara Fawkes has always loved spinning tales, but her romantic roots come from sneaking her mother's old Johanna Lindsay books from the dresser drawer. She's been writing stories since she was a little girl (and has the home made books from preschool to prove it), and loves creating stories and characters and interesting messes for them to get into. An avid traveler and adventure motorcyclist, her dream job includes selling everything off and leaving civilization to see the world on two wheels, writing in cafes in each country she visits, and living off her writing. In the meantime however, she lives in California with her menagerie of pets and, when not writing, loves to rebuild old motorcycles/cars with her Dude and plays with the characters in her head. You can find her online talking about whatever strikes her fancy at:
* A copy was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in return for an honest review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated in any manner.*