Author: Tessa Bailey
Rating: 4 stars
Buy Links: Amazon
Type: Novel in Series
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Blurb: Sometimes you just can’t resist playing with fire . . .
By day, Aaron Clarkson suits up, shakes hands, and acts the perfect gentleman. But at night, behind bedroom doors, the tie comes off and the real Aaron comes out to play. Mixing business with pleasure got him fired, so Aaron knows that if he wants to work for the country’s most powerful senator, he’ll have to keep his eye on the prize. That’s easier said than done when he meets the senator’s daughter, who’s wild, gorgeous, and 100 percent trouble.
Grace Pendleton is the black sheep of her conservative family. Yet while Aaron’s presence reminds her of a past she’d rather forget, something in his eyes keeps drawing her in. Maybe it’s the way his voice turns her molten. Or maybe it’s because deep down inside, the ultra-smooth, polished Aaron Clarkson might be more than even Grace can handle . . .
Review: I’m really sad that I didn’t get to read the first in this series, because I really like the story line and I love the mom. But it was very easy to catch up and know what was going on, so don’t worry about getting in on the second one. Totally standalone.
This book had all the perks–a tortured hero whose self-respect is in the toilet and a beautiful, misunderstood heroine who’s being forced to become something she’s not–normal. Our hero’s been caught red-handed and fired from the campaign he was working on. In a desperate attempt to resurrect his career, he’s pushing his way into an Iowa Senator’s political event, hoping to convince him to give him a job.
He’s certainly charming enough, but is he sincere?
Trying to get a job while traveling across the country to New York City with his three siblings–now down to two–and a wedding planner is insane. But he’s always been the planner, the one who comes up with solutions for the family, so he can’t stop now.
Can he fix Grace’s broken heart? Ever since the incident, she’s been the odd one, the troubled one. Her dad’s running for office so they needed her to come home and behave. No more doing weird things and freaking people out. Her family fails to understand that she didn’t feel weird until they made her feel weird. Escaping from one of her dad’s events for a stolen moment of solitude didn’t seem like something that would be breaking her promise to behave. But when she let the brown haired charmer in the venue’s back entrance, it definitely became a problem for them both.
Aaron’s got another chance, but what about Grace? It seems fulfilling the role of campaign social media adviser makes him unsuitable to date the senator’s daughter. Or is the problem with Grace? Having her in the spotlight can only get them in hot water, right?
Wrong. Great chemistry between two lonely lovers that carries the story in beautiful and unexpected ways. I really enjoyed how they both not only got a little closure from the past but gained new confidence in themselves and in each other. Thanks!