Sunday, January 08, 2012

The Shameless Life of Ruiz Acosta (M&B)

I love reading about polo players and Susan Stephens Acosta brothers and sister series.  I just knew I was going to fall in love with Ruiz, he's one fabulous man!  Who wouldn't love a man who had adopted a service dog and had named it Bouncer?  I could tell that Ruiz was going to be one incredible alpha not only because he played polo, he was also tall, dark, handsome and rich.  And I wondered what sort of heroine Susan would create for this Argentinean?  A lovely and beautiful "English" rose?  She was a reporter for a London based magazine, arriving via rail on a cold, rainy and windy evening.  Her friend Luica Acosta was going to give her a place to stay until she could find something else.  Holly Valiant needed assistance as her ex-boyfriend had taken all of her savings and dumped her. And who should she literally run into but Ruiz Acosta.  As fate would have it, they both felt an immediate connection.

Holly was excited about her new job at ROCK Magazine but the numbers were down and if they didn't go back up, she would probably get laid off.  Oh, what to do?  She was now living in the Acosta penthouse and was so very grateful to her friend Lucia.  Speaking of fate, Ruiz house flooded and so he also had to stay in the family penthouse.  An then Holly came up with an idea for an article and her editor bought it.  "My Living with a Playboy".  Yes, you guessed it, she would write a fiction article about her life living under the same roof with Ruiz.  The column was a huge success.  Holly worked day and night on it and Ruiz took care of his own business so that he could return to Argentina for an upcoming polo match.  The plan was to leave his dog with Holly until he returned.  Their plans backfired for both of them when they fell into each others arms.  Talk about sparks flying everywhere, plus the great sex!

Holly and Ruiz first became friends and then lovers.  However, he didn't want to hurt her and he didn't want love.  As for Holly, after she thought it all over, rule number one was not to rely on no one, rely only on yourself.  However, it still hurt, it hurt very much because it was obvious he was pulling away from her and would soon be heading out to Argentina, his family, the polo match and his friends.  And she would have only her career which had become extremely important to her.  At least Ruiz believed so and in the end he issued her a challenge and would she take it?

The Shameless Life of Ruiz Acosta was an amazing romance which sets the stage from more romances concerning this Acosta family.  It was one hot and romantic read thanks to the to the abilities and talent of Susan Stephens.


Author Susan Stephens talks about polo players and about the "Band of Acosta" men and her idea for this series.  Susan, if you're reading this you also must write their sister's story.......please! 
My three dangerously attractive bad-boy Acosta brothers, and their lovely sister, Lucia, will be making their appearance in 2012 with two books at the beginning of the year and two at the end of the year.

And in 2013 - I will be introducing my next family - three brothers and a sister with a very chequered background indeed!  Susan Stephens

The Band of Brothers

Book One: The Shameless Life of Ruiz Acosta with shameless Ruiz!

Book Two: The Argentinians Solace with brooding, injured Diego

Book Three: title to be announced with the Acosta boys sister, Lucia, and Luke Forster, the muscle-bound son of Princeton Lucia has tormented since they were children

Book Four: title to be announced with the oldest brother, Nacho, and a blind sommelier called Grace

Book Five: title to be announced with bad-boy Kruz and a penniless princess

2 comments:

Susan Stephens said...

Hello, Marilyn,

Thank you so much for sharing my enthusiasm for the Acosta family. I just love these guys!!!

And, yes, I have just turned in their sister Lucia's story.

Fun-loving, wild-child Lucia has suffered a tremendous set-back in circumstances when we next see her.
Riding to the rescue (only to have Lucia drive him off, as she is quite capable of standing on her own two feet, thank you very much!) is the delectably hunky American polo player, Luke Forster.
Sparks will fly?
You betcha!
Loving these polo guys
Susanxx

Susan Stephens said...

Hello, Marilyn,
Thank you so much for sharing my enthusiasm for the Acosta family. I just love these guys!!!
You're so right- I couldn't leave Lucia out. Lucia's story is a 2012 release

Fun-loving, wild-child Lucia has suffered a tremendous set-back in circumstances when we next see her.
Riding to the rescue (only to have Lucia drive him off, as she is quite capable of standing on her own two feet, thank you very much!) is the delectably hunky American polo player, Luke Forster.
Sparks will fly?
You betcha!
Loving these polo guys
Susanxx

 

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