Christopher Bennett is a persuasive man. With his magnetic charm and undeniable wit, he plays a key role in the international success of his family’s company.
Christopher adores his family, even if they can be too meddling sometimes… like when attempt to set him up with Victoria, by recommending him to employ her decorating services. Christopher isn’t looking to settle down, but meeting Victoria turns his world upside down. Her laughter is contagious, and her beautiful lips and curves are too tempting.
Victoria Hensley is determined not to fall under Christopher’s spell, even though the man is hotter than sin, and his flirty banter makes her toes curl. But as her client, Christopher is off limits. After her parents’ death, Victoria is focusing on raising her much younger siblings, and she can’t afford any mistakes. . .
But Victoria and Christopher’s chemistry is not just the sparks-flying kind. . .It’s the downright explosive kind. Before she knows it, Christopher is training her brother Lucas for soccer tryouts and reading bedtime stories to her sister Chloe.
Victoria wants to resist him, but Christopher is determined, stubborn, and oh-so-persuasive.
When their attraction and connection both spiral out of control, will they be able to risk it all for a love that is far too tempting?
“Buddy, having chocolate ready for every occasion is Survival 101. Trust me, I have three sisters.”
“Oh my. Be still my beating heart. I can handle fun and lust. But butterflies? They’re traitorous little beasts.”
“And it’s a good sign that you’re afraid. You know it’s real when it scares you.”
I would like to start out by saying this is a NSFW. I will be completely honest, this book started out kinda slow for me. I didn’t find myself drawn in and waiting to see what happens to the characters like I have been in all the other books. If anything, it was a bit cliché. I know what you’re thinking; “This is a cliché romance novel. What did you expect?” That is very true but in the previous books in the series so far, each character was very different from the last and it was like reading a whole new book every time. This book just didn’t have that hook for me this time around.
That being said, by the end of the book, I was happy with the ending and am ready to move on to the next book in the series. The story follows Victoria and Christopher while they try to remain professional (and fail miserably). This isn’t the first book in the series that has children from one of the main characters that act as a potential obstacle for them to get together; Pippa and Eric also had a conflict of this sort. That being said, Hagen was able to introduce children in the story in a new way so that it wasn’t a repeat of a previous storyline. Making it new and fresh in that sense.
What I liked was while the beginning of the story started out slow, Hagen did introduce new content and concepts that she had not previously used in any of her other stories. It’s almost like she continues to take it one step further every book that she writes. It will be interesting to see how far she goes with the series.
Overall, even though it started out slow and I wasn’t interested in the beginning, I did enjoy it by the end of the book. The ending was so happy and sweet that I couldn’t help but smile. So my advice is if you find yourself not hooked like me, give it some time to get into. Until next time, happy reading!