Tuesday, February 14, 2012

An Innocent in Paradise - Kate Carlisle

I loved Kate Carlisle's Duke Brother series and An Innocent in Paradise is a continuation of the series, we're now meeting their cousins and oh what "hot" men they are going to prove to be, especially Logan Sutherland.  Kate has yet again, written a dynamic romance and this was fun for me to read as I adored the Duke's, plus their adoptive mother Sally and their wives who all again, in this book, make an appearance.  Trust me on this, you'll want to read the entire series and learn about their "high class" resorts.

 Logan Sutherland and his twin brother Aidan like their cousins the Duke's owned and designed fabulous hotels/resorts.  They were getting ready to host the Duke's  and  their father because they were all going to collaborate together on a business deal.  What Logan didn't expect while strolling through the resort with his brother was to meet a beautiful redhead posing as a waitress by the name of Grace Farrell, who didn't know a "fig" about waiting tables.  After taking her aside and investigating her background, he finds out she lied and threatens to fire her.

Talk about opposites......Logan an ex-surfer, now millionaire.  Grace actually a scientist, who has devoted her life to saving lives through "spores" which the Island of Alleria has an abundance.  Grace has led a sheltered life and has spent it most in a laboratory.  Actually Grace was a genius, her parents hadn't been able to deal with her as a child and had sent her to university.  She didn't have many friends, so working at the resort and being accepted by the wait staff meant a lot to her.  She not only wanted to to be able to do her research she wanted to make sure the "rat" she had worked with in her lab, who had stolen her reports was "outed" as he deserved.

The Dukes came and I loved reading about them all again.  They discussed the future of the new sports center and the resort on the other side of the island.  The family connections were incredible to read.  All Logan could think of was Grace while his twin didn't trust her one bit.  In fact, his twin Aidan suggested they do the "switch" routine to see just how much Grace cared for his brother because now it was obvious that Logan and Grace had become intimately involved.  Aidan couldn't believe it, his brother in love.  But Grace knew her man and the plan went to dust.  What chemistry this couple had, they were so good together and I wondered if Sally Duke, had something to do with their relationship because she had been the matchmaker for her three sons.

Like all relationships, complications to say the least which had Grace leaving Logan due to a misunderstanding concerning her spores.  The frosting on the cake for me was that Logan actually cared  for Grace where for the most part, nobody had ever understood Grace.  It was a perfect ending for these "opposites", thanks to Kate Carlisle.

Back of the Book

Grace Farrell is a genius scientist first, a woman a distant second—until she meets Logan Sutherland. The self-made millionaire is wickedly sexy, and with him, Grace learns a new lesson—how it feels to want a man.

Logan has his roving eye on Grace from the moment she steps onto his tropical island. But when he discovers she's there under false pretenses, he orders her to leave. Faced with her refusal, the cynical bachelor works it all to his advantage. He'll let her stay—in his bed! But will one night be enough?

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