Publisher: Grand Central
Date published: September 25, 2012
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Book format: Paperback
Obtained via: Publisher
Reviewed by name and email address: Gina Ginalrmreviews@gmail.com
Even though she’s the girl in a family of four brothers, Cassie McPherson holds her own in the family business, M&M Construction. She knows the ins and outs of the business and can take a meeting with the best of them. Relegated to being the firm’s accountant, Cassie aspires to take a much more active role in the business. With her father recovering from heart surgery she’s stepped up to the helm to run the company. Romance isn’t a priority for her, especially after the stunt her last boyfriend pulled with a rather nice pair of shoes. So instead of finding herself one special guy, or even date around, she turns to an escort service to keep her friends and family from trying to fix her up with that special someone.
James Sutton has built his company from the ground up and become one of the most successful construction companies in town. In fact, he’s taken quite a bit of the business that M&M once commanded merely by bidding a job. When he is asked to a meeting by competitor patriarch Big Al McPherson James does the courteous thing and shows up at the company’s offices.
But it is the night of the M&M Christmas party and when he arrives it is just in time to see Cassie slipping into a scanty little red dress with sexy high heels. When Cassie sees James she immediately takes charge and gives orders to her “escort” about just what will be happening through the evening. Cassie finds herself attracted to her latest escort and with encouragement from her elderly Aunt Wheezy she decides maybe she should see about getting James in the sack. Despite James’s attempts to tell her he’s not what she thinks he is, Cassie isn’t quite in the mood to listen. One thing leads to another and James finds himself falling in love with the feisty McPherson daughter. But given the competition between their businesses, can their love blossom let alone survive?
Katie Lane is my latest auto buy author. She is plain and simple fantastic. I’m not normally a fan of contemporary romance but Ms. Lane is certainly turning my thoughts on the subject around. Not only are her main characters, James and Cassie, fantastically written, Ms. Lane’s secondary characters including Ms. Ellis, Willie the one-eyed cat, Cassie’s brothers and Aunt Wheezy add so much to the story. They left me hoping that the book would launch into a series with stories for each of Cassie’s brothers. And given Ms. Lane’s fantastic ability to offer some really funny dialogue and scenes, I could see Wheezy having her own story.
Katie Lane gives her readers this super combination of comical scenes accompanied by great dialogue and some of the hottest love scenes I’ve read. There were a few times I was surprised I didn’t see steam coming off the pages. The love scenes aren’t just hot, there is true passion between the couples—not just Cassie and James but also between the other character couples.
If you haven’t read Katie Lane you are missing out on some of the most entertaining reading out there.
This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.