A MIAMI AFFAIR - Sherelle Green
Harlequin Kimani Romance
REVIEWER: Alicia Aaron | RATING: B+
REVIEW: A MIAMI AFFAIR by Sherelle Green, is the latest contribution to the Millionaire Moguls series under the Harlequin Kimani Romance line. It follows the love story of Joshua DeLong and Becca Wright.
Joshua is a multimillionaire and is a part of an elite group of men who are millionaire’s called Prescott George, but informally they’re known as the Millionaire Moguls Club. He came from humble beginnings and has become something of a know it all. I liked his character, but I am aware of his flaws. He’s that one newbie who comes onto the scene and tries to change things to how he feels things should be done. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but in his case it does cause him problems.
Becca Wright comes across as someone who attempts to hide behind her clothes and her looks. Picture a female version of Clark Kent complete with glasses. She’s a total bombshell, but she hides behind dowdy clothes, a humdrum hairstyle and a pair of glasses. She works for a nonprofit, The Aunt Penny Foundation, as a public relations specialist. She’s a sweetheart, as most people who work nonprofit are.
The Aunt Penny Foundation is this year’s recipient of a charitable donation made by the Millionaire Moguls Club and that is how Joshua and Becca meet. What is intended to be a working relationship blossoms into something much more. One of the things that I loved about this couple was how much they loved expensive luxury cars. I truly think that besides looks and instant attraction, their love of cars is what started the real bond between them.
As we read more of the story, you get to see Becca come out of her shell. She begins to dress to flatter instead of to hide and clearly, Joshua is on board with the transformation. The fly in the ointment is Joshua’s desire to change the status quo of Prescott George at any cost. This is where they clash and where my only critique comes into play. I felt that they were both being opinionated and unwilling to compromise or truly listen to the other’s side. It was a “my way or the highway” type of situation. Both held strong opinions and were not willing to bend…until they realized what they would be losing by allowing business to interfere with their blossoming relationship.
I wish they would have saw that before the temporary and short split, but then there wouldn’t have been a real problem and solution. So, while I can understand the whys of the problem, I didn’t really like it.
On the whole, A MIAMI AFFAIR was a good, solid read. It had believable characters, good love scenes, and flowed well. This is another solid book by Sherelle Green and one I would definitely recommend.
8th September 2017 | firstname.lastname@example.org