Sunday, August 14, 2011

How to Seduce a Billionaire - Kate Carlisle


Kate Carlisle has written an incredible series about the "Duke" brothers and their wonderful adoptive mother, Sally.  I have so enjoyed reading Adam and Cameron's story but Brandon's I think is my favorite because he seemed to have the most tortured childhood. To be saved by his adoptive mother and the bond he had with his adoptive brother's was such a joy to read.

I had to giggle when Brandon looked up to welcome his secretary back from her vacation and his eyes didn't even recognize her and his body physically responded to her new makeover.  Kelly had a mission, especially when she learned that her ex Roger and his staff would be hosting a seminar shortly after the grand opening of the Mansion on Silverado Trail located in Napa Valley.  Kelly worked for Brandon as his personal assistant and at times for the two other Duke brothers.  She was an invaluable employee and was loved and highly respected by the staff.  She was a treasure and Brandon appreciated her both personally and professionally.  What he didn't understand was why the new look until Kelly explained that she wanted to knock her ex's socks off.  She had a plan to seduce him and then walk away.  Would Brandon be willing to help her?  Oh, oh here comes trouble.......

No way, he thought until she explained that Roger once told her she didn't properly know how to kiss or make love.  She asked and he obliged.  So simply in the end, Brandon kissed Kelly but it backfired because they both enjoyed it.  This handsome ex-NFL football player, the one all women adored, the man that the word marriage and would never settle down kid of guy, kissed his PA.  Enjoy it?  Well let's just say he enjoyed it so much, he took the "schooling" to the next level, the bedroom and he "really" enjoyed it, they both did.  Kicking it up another notch, they had secret dinners, secret nights making love and I thought to myself, this is getting very dangerous.  They had their ground rules and Kelly knew the score as he dated woman after woman and the relationships didn't last long.

When Kelly had her makeover, she went to the very same spa as Sally did, Brandon's mother.  Secretly Brandon wondered if Sally had anything on her mind concerning he and Kelly.  The reason being, because it was Sally who had played matchmaker for his other two brother's.  At the grand opening of the hotel, his family all arrived along with Sally's girlfriends.  It was a glorious gala, a very successful one and Kelly shined, especially with their VIP guests.  Brandon was amazed and very pleased and I could see the web building up for both Brandon and Kelly and then Roger arrived on the scene a  few days later.  But let's not forget Roger because you'll die laughing at Brandon's concern and when Kelly and Roger hook up, it was sensational with Brandon literally charging in to save the day.

I love family stories, especially ones with happy endings and Kate gave this couple a few bumps in the road but in the end, cupid struck Brandon's heart making him realize how much he wanted this lovely young woman.  The ending, with all of the family and friends  attending Sally's birthday was warm and incredible to read.  Thank you Kate Carlisle for this wonderful trio of Dukes and I'm hoping you'll give your fans more family series; I sincerely loved this one!

Back of the Book

New hairdo? Makeup? A dress? Where did his efficient secretary go? Because the woman in front of Brandon Duke is not the Kelly Meredith who left on vacation two weeks ago. He is shocked—and curiously enchanted—by her transformation.

She says this makeover is all part of her plan…to become more seductive. And this billionaire is just the man to give his suddenly sultry assistant a few lessons in love. He'll go slow, savor every moment and then say goodbye—as long as he can remember just who is seducing who!

2 comments:

Robyn Grady said...

Sounds like another winner from Kate! Thanks for the review, Marilyn =) I love the slightly new look to Desire covers lately. Something subtle but lovely about the backgrounds...

Marilyn Shoemaker said...

Robbie, this has been a wonderful series. How was conference?

 

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