A Thousand Steps
Monday, March 10, 2014
SAVOR BY MONICA MURPHY- A BILLIONAIRE BACHELORS CLUB NOVEL
Savor by Monica Murphy
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Savior by Monica Murphy is a 2014 Avon Impulse publication. I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Matthew DeLuca followed in his father's footsteps and became a major league baseball player. Out to prove he is not like his father, Matthew is proud of his accomplishments until he blew out his knee. Now he is starting over in the business world which led him to purchase a Napa Valley vineyard that had been foreclosed upon. The only person remaining with the vineyard was Bryn James who would be his assistant.
Bryn was adamantly opposed to any kind of office romance. She has been burned by that type of relationship before. So, instead of calling attention to her assets, she tries to hide them by wearing drab, loose fitting clothes and tying her hair up in a tight bun.
Matthew is puzzled as to why he can't stop thinking about his assistant. She is certainly not his type and she seems to go out of her way to look as plain as possible. But, she smells so good and there is something about her that he just can't put his finger on.
So, for months Matthew and Bryn stick to business and while they have a nice work relationship, neither of them want to get involved, despite their attraction to one another.
Matthew's sister in law has other plans. She knows Matthew has a thing for his assistant and begins to work on giving Bryn a makeover... and it works , a little too well.
I love these Billionaire e-series novellas from Avon Impulse. Bryn is the small town girl that is sort of out of her element in Matthew's world. As a person that has spent more time in small towns than large cities, I can attest to the feeling of intimidation that can cause. Being around the type of money and the fame that goes along with being involved with Matthew would make any normal girl feel the way Bryn did, at least a little. Add to that all the problems Bryn has had with men in the past and you have a woman suffering from a few insecurites. Matthew is living in the shadow of his famous and bad boy father who has an atrocious manner and likes to try and control Matthew's life and who also embarrasses the entire family.
Matthew wants a woman that will love him for who is inside and not for his money or fame and so far he hasn't had any luck with that. This leads Matthew to confidently make a million dollar bet with his best friends. If he keep his hands off women and manage not to fall in love in the next 45 days, he will walk away with a million dollars? Will he win or lose?
An quick, fun, and sexy contemporary romance- this one gets an A.
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