Monday, December 03, 2007
This is Robyn Grady’s first novel for Silhouette Desire and what a brilliant debut book……So many layers in each of her characters the handsome and sexy millionaire Armand De Luca and the lovely Tamara Kendle. However, let’s not forget the others…..the dog, the housekeeper, the family friend and corporate attorney and the De Luca and Kendle family dynamics. WOW is the only adjective I can use to describe this wonderful love story.
Tamara’s heart is aching…..she’s not only lost her event planning business, she’s lost her best friend and the father of her baby and she doesn’t know how’s she’s going to make ends meet. Now she has to attend her friend’s funeral and say goodbye to Marc Earle. Tamara knows Marc has a millionaire brother Armand De Luca and when she sees him at the funeral, she’s distracted by his presence.
Think that’s bad enough……Armand arrives at her dilapidated apartment and makes her an offer she can’t refuse. His father’s will stipulates he must have an heir by a certain age and he knows that Tamara is pregnant with his brother’s child and close to being evicted. If he doesn’t produce a legitimate heir then he stands to loose a lot. Being an astute businessman, he proposes to take care of Tamara and the baby but there is a stipulation……they must marry and Armand claim the parentage. So many emotions and when Tamara feels she’s been used, it’s heartbreaking!
Their journey is a full blown rollercoaster ride and issues like family, values, revenge, trust, respect and what’s important. What I found very interesting was Tamara’s upbringing, her mom for the most part was emotionally “unavailable” for Armand, his family was split….he was raised by his father and Marc by his mother and believe me there were scars.
What I so loved about this book was their self discovery; what’s important family and trust being the most important, attraction, business, self worth, and when the walls came tumbling down for Armand when he viewed the ultrasound and he KNEW what was important…..the mother and the baby and his feelings, incredible!!!!
This is a marvellous book is all I can say, it challenges the reader to examine exactly what’s important and yet is so entertaining! Congratulations to Robyn for this very special love story!
Marriage and children played no part in Armand De Luca's plans. Then the hard-driving tycoon learned he had to marry—and produce an heir!—or lose his company. When he discovered his late brother had fathered an as yet unborn child, Armand saw the perfect opportunity. But expectant mother Tamara Kendle was not at all sure she wanted any part of Armand, his millions or his convenient marriage. And she was so infinitely desirable, he wasn't sure this union could ever be strictly business…
Roxanne St. Claire has an absolute winner with His Style of Seduction. It’s magical and just time for the holiday season. I can’t remember when I can honestly say I’ve read such a romantic book and that’s probably due to Jackson Locke, the main character who is not only drop dead gorgeous but he’s funny, sexy and most of all extremely ROMANTIC.
If you read St. Claire’s Sins of His Past, you were introduced to the non-conformist Jackson Locke. Jack is the creative director for an ad agency and marches to own drum. He’s very casual in his appearance, not like the regular ad exec, he’s very good at what he does and is highly respected in his field. Jack doesn’t have a clue what his mentor, friend and boss is up to when he’s called to Nantucket for a meeting with his boss. To his surprise he answers the door to a beautiful woman Lily Harper who has also been invited to the meeting. Little does Jack know that Lily is there to do a complete executive makeover on Jack, to groom him for the presidency of Wild Marketing. To say the least, Lily will have her hands full, taking on Jackson Locke!
Immediately, there is chemistry between Jackson and Lily, the sensual tension in this book leaps off the pages and you will absolutely fall in love with Jackson Locke and learn to respect the lovely, Lily, especially when you learn of her secret past. For Lily, this exec makeover, if successful, would probably land her more business which for her would mean stability, not having to worry about finances and afford her the opportunity to put down roots and buying a home, something she has been working towards for years.
His Style of Seduction is beautiful, magical and will touch your soul as again Roxanne St.Claire delivers to her readers a moving love story and their journey in self discovery and finding happiness.
When powerful businessman Jackson Locke found Lily Harper soaking wet on his doorstep, he couldn't believe his luck. Little did he know the dark-haired beauty had been hired to do a job—and not the one Jack might have fantasized about. Now a storm had left them stranded, hot and bothered, and Jack was stuck between lust and pride. Lily's assignment was to change him into something he wasn't.
But Jack's destiny was to rock her world, and he intended to do it on his terms…