Author: Kate Perry
Publisher: Phoenix Rising Enterprises
Tour Company: AToMR Tours
Source: ARC was given in exchange for an honest review.
Portia Summerhill feels like a loser.
Thirty-something, jobless, and living at home… How could she not? Next to her accomplished sisters, Portia's achievements—or lack thereof—are that much more noticeable.
The one thing Portia can claim is expert knowledge on antiques and her ancestry, and in a moment of serendipity, the perfect job lands in her lap: curator at the Museum of British Peerage. There's one caveat: the museum won't hire her unless she brings the family jewels with her. Or, more specifically, the infamous Summerhill tiara.
Except a cowboy hotelier stands between her and her tiara. Jackson Waite needs help getting his newest posh hotel launched and, luckily for Portia, he's willing to make a trade. If she helps him meet the deadline for his new resort, he'll give her the tiara. Only, the more time she spends with Jackson, the more Portia wonders if she wants the tiara or the man keeping it from her.
Flirty Review: FIVE Lip Bites
Lost In Love is told in third person from four different points of view. You meet Portia first, then Jackson Waite, her love interest. He's a rich hotelier who comes to London to oversee the renovation and completion of his company's newest resort. The resort is the former estate of the Summerhill family and one Portia had dreamed of living out her days except her father squandered his wealth and sold the estate before he died, never telling his family. Jackson and Portia meet in a very funny and love/hate way. The sparks fly like they should and you know their destined.
What Perry does well is show an enduring romantic relationship while still drawing the reader into to the external and inner conflicts of the characters. Jackson is cocky and self-assured. Portia is feisty but thinks she's timid. They have the perfect push and pull relationship throughout the book.
The other couple portrayed in the book, which I may have wanted to read more about, was Meredith and Quinn. Both Meredith and Quinn work for Jackson's company. Quinn is the brains and brawn behind the operation while Meredith also works close to the higher ups and happens to be Jackson's ex-fiance.
I loved Quinn's self-assurance, just like Jackson, but Quinn was more dominating. He knew what he wanted and he wasn't pulling any punches. He wants Meredith and nothing was going to stop him. With Quinn you get the typical Alpha male many reader clamour for. Meredith needed the dominance in order to pull her out out of herself and I think Perry wrote that quite well. Dare I say that I would love to read a novella of their romance next.
Lost In Love is a very sexy romance with a dash of drama. I don't think anyone would be disappointed reading what Perry has in store for this series. It's interesting, hot, and a good book to curl up with.
About The Author
Kate has tangoed at midnight with a man in blue furry chaps, dueled with flaming swords in the desert, and strutted on bar tops across the world and back. She’s been kissed under the Eiffel Tower, had her butt pinched in Florence, and been serenaded in New Orleans. But she found Happy Ever After in San Francisco with her Magic Man.
Kate's the bestselling author of the Laurel Heights Novels, as well as the Pillow Talk and Guardians of Destiny series. She's been translated into several languages and is quite proud to say she's big in Slovenia. All her books are about strong, independent women who just want love.
Most days, you can find Kate in her favorite café, working on her latest novel. Sometimes she's wearing a tutu. She may or may not have a jeweled dagger strapped to her thigh...
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