Ever the consummate professional, years of staunch dedication paid dividend when Hollywood made Julia Berwick the offer of a lifetime, an alluring proposition she could not refuse. Michael Dunhill——rumored a resurrected knave——emerged as the man brandishing the check. A renowned scoundrel with whom her alliance was now linked, an association she soon discovered came with dire stipulations attached.
Coerced into partaking in a tryst, Julia soon found her agreement to be a severe miscalculation. Locked now in a battle of will and lascivious demands with the handsome Adonis himself, the simplicity of lust quickly spiraled into rivalry, as both drudged further in their quest to outwit, outlast and outmaneuver the other.
A ravenous reader with equal passion for travel and the plotting of anything new, my love of words seemed, at times, a blotch on the very core of my DNA, and has been the recurrent source of many jests from my children—the title nerd has been established more than once. Yet the sound, meaning and inference, cannot be more beautiful than those in the notes of a newly toned word, or in the coupling of such to lay forth a vision. With as little as a single word we can open the world to those around us, garner a smile or lay bare intrigue. Yes, such morpheme can wrought a symphony when showcased at its best, doth those cords strum you as it does me? Then smile, as I am with you. Salacious and sweet, it wrung further forward as your key.
As you can see, I’m clearly odd in my thinking, odd in my views and downright peculiar in my descriptive and the structure in which I write. Among my many faults, a fact I’m sure you’ve already surmised, emotions are my perpetual weakness. I’m wooed by it, seduced and persuaded by it, touched and enthralled by the various colliery of it all. Whatever the scenario or the plot that charged through my thoughts, the emotional furor in each turn scramble just as eagerly through, be it harsh or be it sweet, the significance is still the same. It’s the medicine I search for when I read, it’s the way I interact with my children and, in many aspect, the way I live my life.
"Julia Berwick is a professional to the core. Years of hard work finally pays off when she gets an offer she cannot refuse. However it means associating with Michael Dunhill who has a reputation. Unable to resist, she takes the offer, hoping she would be able to avoid any scandals. But Michael Dunhill is not an easy man to handle – especially when there is lust involved. Their rivalry and quick banter has the potential to turn more, but are either of them interested?
The first thing about this book that one notices is its size. It is enormous and even to a book addict like me, it offered a certain challenge. I was at first afraid to pick it up because of its size and weight and the nagging in my mind said that I may not like it enough to lug the book around with me. However, I had accepted a review copy in exchange for my honest review and so I started with it.
The author’s narration style catches up on you immediately. Detailed and yet simple, the author narrates the story with such confidence and authority that it immediately warms you up to the story. Then comes the characters, slowly building up as the story progresses. Julia Berwick is a character I enjoyed reading about. There is a certain strength in her personality, that I imagine everybody would notice her when she entered a crowded room. Michael Dunhill on the other hand has many shades. The supporting characters add flair to the story and each has something to contribute. My only issue was the pace which could have been a bit faster" By b00k r3vi3ws