She's used to putting everyone first - her sister, her friends, her boss. It's now her turn...
Art conservator, Kara Michaels has decided it's time to chase her dream - start her own business restoring and framing works of art. She has the skills, the nose for business, and the pent-up frustration from being invisible to the man she wants but can't have - her boss.
He's a meticulous planner whose rule book is about to be tossed out the window...
Baron Fitzgerald, a successful art dealer and Kara's boss, believes in having a strategy and following it without deviation. So when Kara tenders her resignation, he sets out to convince her to stay. Baron soon realizes that falling in love cannot be planned, but the insight comes a little too late for him and Kara.
©2011 Isabel McFarland (P)2013 Isabel McFarland
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This is a lovely, realistic story with a slow, tantalizing build up. The romance was warm and intense with a pair of heros you can like, sympathize with, and can't wait till they get to know each other better. This is my 2nd book by this author, and the one thing I really like is the warm intimacy, the fun dialogue and the finish-each-other's sentance component as the relationship develops. This isn't as common to this genre as one might expect, so I really enjoyed it. In addition, the sex is wonderful, warm, sensual, explicit and our female lead is just as skilled and confident as our male. THAT is nice change.
It gets 4 stars because of the contrived scenario at the end to give the couple an obstacle to split them up. It could have been done a bit differently. I still give it a 4 because 9/10ths of the story was enjoyable and I carried my laptop around with me so I didn't miss a thing.
In particular, I really enjoy the narrator who adds the right touches of sighs, exhalations and other non-verbal cues that often are overlooked by narrators. She does an excellent job in nearly acting, with tones and inflections that really bring this to life. In fact, she may even elevate the overall story with her skills. I'd put her up there with XE Sands, Justine Eyre, & Kaleo Griffith.
Definitely worth a credit.
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