Author: Elisabeth Barrett
Rating: 3.5 stars
Buy Links: Amazon
Type: Novel in Series
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Blurb: The author of Once and Again (“Engaging, sexy, and immensely touching.”—Marina Adair) invites readers back to the Briarwood with a novel about a single-minded businessman and the rock princess who melts his heart.
As the daughter of a music legend, Grace Davingham knows all too well what it’s like to be burned by the media’s glare. Now all she wants is to be left to do her painting and conservation work in peace, with no intention of returning to the spotlight. But after she sprains her ankle hiking and a handsome real-estate mogul comes to her rescue, Grace once again finds herself in the public eye.
Sexy, successful, and averse to any attachments, Marcus Colby thrives on rigid discipline in order to manage both his real-estate investment company and his personal life. Marc has no time for fun, and no patience for crazy. Which is why meeting Grace—and inheriting an enormous Great Dane who won’t listen to a word he says—has turned Marc’s carefully constructed world upside down.
Only when Grace and Marc square off over a local controversy do they realize how different they really are. But if opposites attract, their love is destined to bind them together—forever.
Review: I wish that I’d known about these books and this series before it got to the third and final of the trilogy, but I can tell from the writing that the other two happened at or near simultaneously to this one. It was both a soft romance with good sexual overtones and a nice story line at the same time. Well worth the read.
Opposites attract and this staid businessman and the beautiful, exotic reality television start couldn’t be more different. But he’s got her all wrong–and so does everyone else. She doesn’t live that life anymore and she doesn’t want to. She escaped both the fame and the judgemental crowds at about the same time she escaped the city and moved to the small town. Grace just wants to be herself and do her art, not get used by others for her celebrity or her family.
Marc didn’t really have time for fun, or for reality stars slash child models. When he realizes who he’s tangling with, he’s dismayed. But he’s dismayed by a lot of things and she’s just one of them. When they actually hit it off and so does his aunt’s Great Dane, things seen to be working out until they’re drawn into the same environmental controversy–but end up on different sides.
Should Grace use her fame for good, or is using it the same as admitting defeat to her parents, especially her mother, who insists she use her looks and connections to get ahead. Is it wrong to use her fame as a bully pulpit?
I liked this book but I feel differently than the character and so didn’t buy the rationale she used to base her decision on. I dislike when celebrities use their popularity for a personal agenda. In fact, I hate it. But I didn’t hate this story, in fact, I plan on reading the first two now. Good story! Thanks!