Review: Treasure My Heart
TREASURE MY HEART - AlTonya Washington
Harlequin Kimani Romance
PRINT | EBOOK
August 2015
CATEGORY ROMANCE
REVIEWER:  Shirley Flemming | RATING: B+
REVIEW: Oliver Bauer is a man who never intended to fall in love. He can have any woman he wants and has left a string of lovers behind to prove it. He is completely baffled by his reaction to Minka and can’t resist the pull of attraction between them and neither can Minka. A trip out of town gives them the chance to get to know each other on a deeper level. Their time together proves more powerful than they anticipated. What happens on their trip in Miami cannot stay in Miami. Oliver confesses his love to Minka and wants to continue their relationship once they go back home. Minka is keeping a very important secret from Oliver and doesn’t think it will work out between them once he finds out who she really is. In addition to that, Oliver is a ladies’ man and Minka doesn’t believe he can maintain a monogamous relationship. But Oliver sets out to prove her wrong and show the woman who has stolen his heart how much she means to him. Together Minka and Oliver find an attraction so strong and a passion so explosive neither one can deny its existence.

Oliver Bauer is a bachelor and intends to stay that way.  After watching his father fall apart when his mother died, the property developer vows never to give his heart to any woman for fear of the same thing happening to him. He loves the ladies but never gets personally attached to them, until now. It takes a very special woman to get pass the wall Oliver has erected around his heart.

Unknown to most, Minka Gerald is billionaire heiress and she prefers it that way. Only her boss knows who she really is. Very reserved and professional, Minka enjoys the anonymity working as an administrative assistant affords her.  She wants to be treated like a regular person who happens to be very good at her job. Past experience has taught her that once people find out who she is they tend to treat her differently.

Always a great storyteller, Ms. Washington has written another good story in TREASURE MY HEART. This author shows us yet again that any die-hard player can lose his heart when the right woman crosses their path. She shows good character development and description in Minka being the rich insecure heiress and Oliver realizing that Minka is the one woman who can make him change his womanizing ways. As they navigate their way through this relationship, another entity enters the scene in the form of an ex-coworker out for revenge against Minka.

Love and romance with a hint of danger made this an interesting read. This beautiful love story is set in California.  The storyline flows well and the pacing is good. The other characters are well-defined as well, especially Minka’s grandmother, Ms. Zena. She is quite the character on her own. This story is a great follow-up to Ms. Washington’s EMBRACE MY HEART.  And if you haven’t read this book, do yourself a favor and pick up a copy.  You won’t be disappointed.

1st November 2015 | romcol@caribsurf.com