by Susie Warren
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
Raised by a single mother in
Anna Harris was surprised to find out her father was the business mogul, Oliver
Bolles. Deciding to follow in his footsteps, she used her brilliant ability
with numbers to secure a sought after position in a London brokerage house. Disillusioned by the
lack of integrity, Anna decides to seek a more fulfilling career and
unknowingly throws herself into the path of an old obsession, Alistair Martin.
Finding it difficult to endure the emotional scars of being abandoned by her
father and then taken advantage of by a devious boyfriend, Anna avoids serious
relationships until she is challenged to do something she has never done. London
Alistair Martin is a hot, obscenely wealthy vineyard owner with a razor sharp business mind who pursues Anna out of curiosity and decides to invest into her failing events management company. He was raised in poverty until he was a teenager and his father’s family brought him into the fold. Anna is not what he expects and he has to change his game plan if he hopes to convince the secret heiress to let down her guard enough to leap into a wild affair.
It was an intriguing and engaging reading, very sentimental but also funny and touching. The plot is strong and well developed, flowing beautifully, there are several twists, witty and great dialogues and lovable and interesting charcters.
Anna is tired of her previous life. She works in the financial world thanks to her famous father, she's good at what she does but she needs to change her activity. She wants to start a new life away from the influence of her father. Maybe it's a mistake, but for the first time an her mistake. She sells her super luxury apartment to get one more modest in a periferical quarter and starts a new business about organization of events.Her new company is very small and urgently needs funding. The only one who can help it is Alistair Martin, her adolescent crush. They had a passionate encounter some years ago but he was moved away as soon as he found out she was the younger sister of Olivia. Will she save her new business and keep safe her heart?
Anna grew up having to fulfill the expectations of her mother, a person who only cares about appearances. Her father was an important and rich man, but had a double life, his family in London, a daughter grew up in Ireland with a governess and a wife and a son in New York. This doesn't help Anna to trust men, especially Alastair Martin, an intelligent and awesome guy who only interested in money and live idly. But the chemistry between them is really strong, hard to resist.
This is the second book in the series but I do not believe it is essential to have read the first to enjoy this one.
I love this author, her writing is crisp, clear, flawless, and her story-telling is brilliant. I really loved this book from cover to cover
If you enjoy reading sweet romance, then definitely pick this up!
The following week, Anna arrived at the five star hotel early for the pitch session. A man dressed conservatively greeted her and brought her to a conference room. Mentally reviewing the list of requirements for the pitch session, she attempted to organize her thoughts. She had emailed the presentation and documents ahead of time and was ready to give the short presentation on Gala & More. She had been told to expect eight to ten investors in the room for her pitch and when she checked in, the assistant gave her the list of names.
Her heart plummeted when she scanned the list.
“Is everything okay, Ms. Bolles?”
Nodding her head, she tried to take in a deep breath. Why would Alistair Martin be on the list? How could she be so unlucky that he would choose her pitch to evaluate? She was doomed. There was no way she could precede with the pitch. He would never take her seriously.
Anna had been at Gala & More for two weeks. She had no real experience with event management. He would rake her over the coals.
Waiting in line to go in, she tried to dispel a feeling of dread. She wanted to whisper an excuse to the assistant organizing the presenters and slip out of the hotel. But she needed to show confidence if she was to have any chance of securing the much needed funding. She reminded herself that she had been in difficult situations before where she had to prove herself and counteract everyone’s belief that she had been successful because of the Bolles name.
When the overseer nodded to her, she pretended a confidence she didn’t feel. She visualized Frances holding her beautiful baby girl and reminded herself that much was riding on this ten minute session.
She wore a fitted charcoal linen dress with sheer stockings and expensive heels. Her long hair was up in a twist. Her goal was to look professional yet stylish. She had practiced her pitch several times and hoped the words would flow and the investors would be inclined to select Gala & More.
Anna opened the door and avoided eye contact with Alistair. She could see the seven men seated behind a massive wood table and chose a point just above their heads to focus on. The room had been set up with a smart board, laptop and a pitcher of water and a glass.
The business plan she had created was printed and bound, set neatly in front of each potential investor.
There was a technician off to the side, ready to place a microphone on her. She stood patiently and collected her thoughts while he hooked up the connections and handed her a remote to control the presentation.
The splash screen had Gala & More on it and she pressed the button to advance the slide.
“Hello, gentleman. My name is Anna Bolles and I’m pitching for Gala & More today.”
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Susie Warren spends most of her time writing intense and complex stories about falling in love. Her beloved characters are real living and breathing people thrown into unusual circumstances. Besides being drawn into a make believe world each day, Susie keeps tabs on her inventor husband and her three challenging yet mostly perfect teenagers. She has five novels published and is working on her 6th.
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