Author: Jennifer Gracen
Genre: Romance, Women’s Fiction
Series, if any: The Harrisons, Book 1
Publisher: Kensington Books
Date of publication: December 29, 2015
No. Of pages: 350
Dave Harrison may have been brought up in the folds of family wealth and fortune, but he has worked hard to make a name of his own in the world. To commemorate the twentieth opening of his hotel, he wants a singer who can literally sing opulence for his brand. Julia Shay may have been an accidental finding, but she definitely fits the entire bill. Sexy, bold, confident and a voice that can sing your bones to puddle. But what he didn’t factor in would be the amazing chemistry that fills the room when the two are in the same room. Business and pleasure seems to have taken a whole new definition.
The book was an accidental find. The title and the cover image does not shout out a tantalizing story, but the main plot does lead on to the story. The plot line is a slow build up of a beautiful romance between two strong characters who know how to guard themselves against vulnerabilities. The character development of the two lead has been beautifully done and in such a way that the reader starts to emphatize with both of them. Their richness to the characters which adds to the simplicity of a traditional romantic book.
I wasn’t expecting much when it comes to the main plot line of this book. However, the story has been kept from derailing into the traditional love and lust. The chemistry of the lead characters definitely packs in a punch, but the underlying foundation of love and family adds a greater depth to a simple story. The introduction of secondary character definitely acts as an appetizer for future installment in the series, hopefully with equally enticing stories.
The style of narrative, that is from the perspective of both the characters, definitely contributed to the positive side of my reading experience. I am definitely not fond of the cover image here, but other than that, it all works in favor of the book.
My rating: 3.5 out of 5