Zarek walks a fine line between too good to be true Samaritan and creepy, obsessive dude in regards to Rhianne It was a weird mix for me The rest of the story consisted of Zarek and Rhianne changing their relationship constantly First, they are Boss Secretary, then they are marrying in name only so Zarek doesnt lose his company Then Rhianne decides to consummate the marriage after all and they go at it like rabbits Then, they dont need to be married any and he offers her her old job as Secretary back Huh This is my second Mayo and there is something about her writing that I still like Probably the fact that she is not ultra dramatic and does give some indication that she knows how stupid a lot of the tropes found in a HQN are That s the way I look at it, anyway.
According to the author s note, this is her 75th novel Congrats to Margaret Mayo.
Grade C Tropes Terms of the Will
The heroine Rhianne has had an awful morning First she was made redundant, then came home to discover her fianc and her best friend having sex, and now she has been hit by a car The driver of the car is Zarek, the hero, and he takes Rhianne back to his to make sure she is OK Rhianne opens up to Zarek about everything, and Zarek feels very drawn to her He offers her a job, which she is extremely grateful for, but he is slightly disappointed when she makes it clear that as she will be working for him then nothing will happen between the, Despite the attraction between them, Zarek and Rhianne become close friends and when Zarek needs to return home he asks her to go with him as he feels she deserves a holiday Zarek s father is ill and he tells Zarek that due to a codicil in his will Zarek will not inherit the business unless he is married Zarek asks Rhianne to marry him, telling the truth about the reason why, and although she is very reluctant she does eventually agree, on the condition that it remains a marriage in name only Rhianne tries to ignore the desire between them but eventually gives in, even though the marriage is only temporary While this book is perfectly enjoyable, it s unfortunately same old, same old The story is well written with two good characters, some nice sexual tension, and a good ending, but there is nothing new done here I was reading it waiting for a twist or something, but it didn t come Not that this makes it a bad book, it s not, it is just a little boring in it s predictability.
I m sorry, I can t really think of anything else to say about this book because well, there isn t really anything else to say.
A good book and enjoyable, but a little too samey for me originally posted at 3 1 2 Stars This is the first book I ve read written by Ms Mayo, and I found it to be a delightful treat Our hero, Zarek, makes a marvelous knight in shining armour with beautiful Rhianne, his tantalizing damsel in distress I love how both think they can keep their emotions at bay Though we see clearly from the start that Zarek fully intends to seduce Rhianne, we also see that he s very much afraid of making the wrong move because he realizes that she is truly special A delightful read