Review: Sultry Pleasure - Evans

Harlequin Kimani/Romance
August 2014
Ashley Slater |  RATING: B 
SYNOPSIS: A hot Miami night. A glittering gala. And a gorgeous billionaire who wants to spirit her away. This might be a fantasy for most women, but not Diana Hobbes. She's at the charity event representing the nonprofit adoption agency she's poured her heart and soul into. And despite the hot body, easy charm and luxury ride of playboy Marcus Stanfield, Diana has nothing in common with him.

Balancing both work and home life has always been a struggle for Diana.  A consummate workaholic, she’s very passionate about the non-profit organization she works for.  Combine that with a needy family and it’s no wonder that she’s got time for little else.  Yet she finds herself charmed by Marcus, in spite of the fact that she’s more than suspicious of his motives.  Marcus is a successful businessman who is used to getting what he wants and he wants Diana.

Diana is curiously cautious about the billionaire’s intentions.  So Marcus must convince her that he’s far more than a powerful businessman.  He’s got to prove that he’s compassionate and trustworthy as well. Unfortunately, his dad’s reputation and a tragedy from Diana’s past further complicate matters.  When business, family, and work collide, Diana will be left wondering if she should have just trusted her head instead of her heart.

Meanwhile, secondary characters also play an interesting role in the story, though the dynamics were a bit odd at times. For example, I couldn’t tell if Diana’s best friend, Trish, was genuinely supportive of Diana or secretly jealous due to some of her actions and the fact that she was far too nosy at times. I also thought Diana’s brother to be a bit extreme with his rants and behavior.  Additionally, there were times that I wished Diana had more of a backbone in dealing with her family.

Nevertheless, it was nice to see how both Diana and Marcus evolved on their way to falling in love.  This story is alluring because it explores the complexities of family loyalty and trusting your heart.  So if you’re in the mood for some SULTRY PLEASURE, then you’ll want to read this story by Lindsay Evans.

5th September 2014 |