In this story Rayna Brimm survives a number of betrayals and losses. Her dysfunctional upbringing causes her to have tough skin, trust issues, and she vows never to fall in love again. She forges forward in self-preservation and attends college to obtain an education in North Carolina. After receiving her degree, Rayna vows never to return home. She moves to California where she tries to build a self-contained life for herself.
Azmir Jacobs, a tall, dark, handsome and very wealthy man, has street smarts and executive power in the corporate world. Azmir has money, power and beautiful women at his call; but only one woman has caught his eye, and it’s Rayna. He discovered her in his boardroom presenting a leasing proposal. Azmir thinks he can prove to Rayna that he can provide her the stability and love that she clearly needs and deserves. Or will his lofty lifestyle and endless resources scare her away?
From the book cover I did not know what to expect. From looking at the cover one would not think it was a love story. On the cover is a picture of a watch. Maybe the time showing means time lost – love lost?
The character development is great. I love how the writer made Azmir confident and strong and powerful, not only in the streets but also in the corporate world.
This book is a love tale and story of redemption. The author tells the story from both Azmir’s and Rayna’s point of view, and the romance between Azmir and Rayna is hot. If you are a romance junkie this is a great book for you.
I highly recommend this book.
-Reviewed by Barbara
Laurel Cremant is an opinionated author and reader of romance with a wicked sense of humor. RNIC was smart (or crazy) to bring her on as a blogger. In 2016 she took over the management of this site and relishes her new title of “Overlord of Awesome”