Published by Choc Lit, March 14, £2.99 ebook
Quick Description: The irresistible mix of business and pleasure.
Perfect for?: Evening reads
Steam?: Puts the HOT in Hot Choc Lit.
Plot: When the breakdown of her marriage leaves Sadie Turner a single mum, she vows that she will make it on her own. After all, why would a smart businesswoman with a PhD and the prospect of a life-changing deal on the horizon need a man?
But Sadie’s man-ban is tested to the limit when she travels to Monaco to meet her potential investor. There she encounters Mac, a rough and ready playboy billionaire who lives life in the fast lane – and that’s when the real adventure starts!
But Sadie’s heart isn’t the only thing on the line. There’s also the business she’s worked so hard to make a success; the business that could so easily slip out of her grasp if she doesn’t seal the deal within thirty days …
After reading The Legend of the Gypsy Hawk by Sally Malcolm, I was not disappointed with another Choc Lit publication. We have two characters whose chemistry starts sizzling almost immediately. Sadie is strong, smart and lovingly relatable. Mac falls perfectly in line with Choc Lit’s all important ‘irresistible man’ requirement. A super rich, good-looking businessman with a sensitive side and mysterious past- what’s not to get addicted by?
The opening chapters are brilliant and have good pacing; they dive deep into the characters, the exotic setting and the instant connection made between Sadie and Mac. The middle-part focused on the drama of business negotiations and office politics, while Sadie and Mac try to keep their attraction purely professional. While the author has put a great deal of effort into Sadie’s scientific research and company deals, I did get lost at times during these chapters. Never the less the story ends as it starts: intense satisfaction.
The novel is definitely worth the price and is the perfect replacement for hot chocolate.
My review copy was provided by Choc Lit.