It’s Friday Bookishlovers! I don’t really get why I sound so excited. Because for a Stay-At-Home mom, everyday is the same, but somehow today found me in a really good mood. So onto the book which by the way, is fantastic.
To avenge his mother’s mistreatment at the hands of her upper-crust employer, self-made real estate tycoon Marcus Pearson needs entree into their exclusive world. When D.C. socialite Pamela Harrington comes to him for help, Marcus realizes the golden admission ticket he’s been seeking has suddenly fallen into his lap.
Pamela will do anything to save her favorite cause, even agree to a marriage of convenience. The altruistic “it-girl” isn’t worried about the pretend passion with Marcus turning real; she’s sworn off powerful, driven men who use her for her family’s connections.
So she’ll deny the way her pulse races with one look from his crystalline blue eyes. And he’ll ignore the way his body throbs with each kiss from her full lips. Because there’s no way he’ll lose his blue-collar heart to the blue-blooded beauty.
About The Author
Tracey Livesay wrote her first romance novel at the age of eleven, called “The Healing Power of Love.” With a detour through college and law school–where she met her husband on the very first day–she’s finally achieved her dream of being a published author. She lives in Virginia with said husband and three kids. For info on her upcoming releases or to chat about TV, movies and/or purses you can check out her Website or find her on Facebook and Twitter.
My Rating: 5 Glasses of Wine
Disclaimer: I received this book free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.
This book was one of the best debut romance books I have read. Tracey Livesay really went above and beyond in creating this fun read. It had all the elements of a romance novel that I love and added in a few twists that I really enjoyed.
In this multi-cultural romance, race doesn’t matter. In fact the only that matters is Old Money and reputation. Because when a man wants something real bad, he’ll do anything to get it, even, even marry a woman he doesn’t know anything about. All he wants is a link to her surname. Luckily, the heroine in this book isn’t one of those ditzy, socialite types (Paris Hilton, need I say more?). She goes into the marriage with goals and desires of her own. Pretty great ones. Ones that will serve the community. She is pretty much all that is awesome wrapped into one. Armed with a law degree, she sets out to help woman who’ve been victims of domestic abuse, be it physical or emotional, and she’ll do anything to keep them in the safe place they are now.
Marcus has one thing on his mind (now, now, don’t start thinking dirty) and it’s to buy the hotel where his mother worked when he was a child. His hotness himself quickly finds himself falling for his fake wife, and that’s where the plot twists start rolling in. Because he ends up doing things that really make him seem like the world’s biggest ass. But he does make up for it in more ways than you could imagine.
I really liked this book. It had me hooked and I finished it in a couple of hours. The writing was superb, the storyline flowed and the thing I really loved? Not for one moment was race an issue. It’s a rare find in a world filled with romance novels. An one thing is for sure, if this book had me so completely enthralled, then I am definitely looking forward to reading more of Tracey Livesay’s work in the future.
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