Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Ruthless Tycoon, Innocent Wife by Helen Brooks

Helen is no newcomer to the Harlequin line and she has proven that she can keep her readers captivated while providing a fresh, new perspective to her story.

Marianne Carr will do anything to save her home and ruthless businessman Rafe Steed knows it! He has a score to settle with the Carr family, and after one meeting with this delicate beauty he decides he will have the house.........and the girl! Against her better judgement, Marianne is attracted to Rafe's powerful sensuality. But she is saving herself for her wedding night and Rafe is definitely not the marrying kind! Yet what this tycoon wants, he usually gets.....

My thoughts:
I liked this book because it shows the heroine (Marianne) strength of character. She really wants to sleep with Rafe as the attraction for him is so powerful. Unlike some of the other HP, she decides to hold out! That is indeed rare in these times. It shows that if the guy really wants you, he better be prepared to wait.

The setting is a large, old home by the sea with a lush, crisp landscape. It instantly evokes a feeling of chilly temperatures but softened by a fire and lots of rugs!

Will be posting my thoughts from Lynne Graham's trilogy next.