TAMING THE TYCOON - Yahrah St. John
Harlequin Kimani Romance
REVIEWER: Janet Caldwell | RATING: A
REVIEW: Imagine reuniting with your high school crush after a seventeen separation. He is now a multi-millionaire corporate raider, exponentially finer than you remember and he wants to buy your lucrative organic products company. What’s a girl to do?
Naomi Brooks worshiped Lucius Knight and followed him around school like a puppy after he rescued her from school bullies. Something about the pimpled-faced nerd in baggy clothes made him want to protect her. Naomi had no idea that behind his tough exterior, Lucius was fighting his own battles stemming from his unstable home life manipulated by his jet setting mother.
Although Naomi and Lucius led separate lives for seventeen years, a similar business acumen provided them with thriving careers that allowed little time for serious relationships. When they cross paths at a trade show, the mutual attraction is unmistakable as if this chemistry was always there.
St. John is an amazing storyteller and delivers a unique twist on the familiar friends to lover storyline in this installment of her Knights of Los Angeles series. Her use of descriptive language invites the reader to become a part of the story. The dual role of lovers and business adversaries perplexed me as much as it did our leading characters. St. John infuses the complexities of family dynamics in this storyline along with the admission that the definition of family is really what works for you. Our couple must confront Lucius’ family issues and his notorious womanizing reputation while a satisfactory solution to his obsession to have Naomi and her company looms in the background.
In addition to our main characters, others impacting this story includes Lucius’ grandmother, his part-time mother and absent father; Naomi’s parents, brother and sister and her close friend and business partner, Kelsey. The ending provides a surprise twist implying the Knight family “tea is about to be spilled”. To date, TAMING HER TYCOON is my favorite St. John novel. I thoroughly enjoyed Naomi and Lucius’ story and I invite you to join them as the Knight family mystery unravels.
3rd April 2017 | firstname.lastname@example.org