In this second installment to author Lisa Renee Jones’ Dirty Rich series, aspiring attorney, Lori Havens has had to put her career goals on hold in order to take care of her ailing mother. But when Lori crosses paths with a sexy stranger from out of town, what was supposed to be a one-night stand takes on an unexpected twist, when months later, her sexy stranger turns out to be her brand new boss.
Cole Brooks is a wealthy, successful attorney who finds himself completely enamored by the beguiling woman who left his bed surreptitiously the “morning after.” Armed with only her first name, Cole’s search for the disappearing Lori proves to be utterly fruitless. So, with a new partnership in the works and a move to a new city, Cole forces himself to relinquish the search, fully prepared to let go and move on. That is, until he looks out across a conference room and locks gazes with his brand new intern--Lori.
Dominant tendencies aside, Cole truly is a prince among men, in search of his elusive princess. But even after this prince is reunited with said princess, their fairy tale ending is still too far out of reach. For while Lori’s Cinderella story surely deserved a HEA, she was constantly getting in her own way towards achieving that goal. While I understood Lori’s need to succeed based solely on her own merits, her unrelenting stubbornness when it came to Cole quickly grew tiresome. Professionally, Cole never failed to treat Lori with the respect she deserved. And on a personal level, Cole was always affectionate, supportive and understanding. So Lori’s push and pull behavior became a source of frustration.
As for Cole, however, it didn’t take me long before I found myself falling head over heels in love with this sexy, dominant man. Not only is he everything a girl could want wrapped up in a deliciously sinful package, but Cole’s generosity of spirit and infinite patience sets him far above many other book boyfriends.
Together, Cole and Lori really heat up the pages! Right from the get go, their chemistry sizzled and then later sored. In keeping with her trademark style, Lisa Renee Jones successfully delivers another steamy hot story with plenty of heart. So, minor frustrations aside, I found “Dirty Rich Cinderella Story to be an enjoyable story overall.