Saturday, November 30

Come Away With Me by Kristen Proby

Being confronted on the beach by a sexy stranger wasn't part of Natalie Conner's plans for a peaceful morning taking photos. And why on earth would he think she's taking pictures of him, anyway? Who is he? One thing’s for sure, he’s hot, and incredibly romantic, feeding Natalie’s wounded soul.

Luke Williams just wants the world to give him a break, so seeing yet another camera aimed at his face has him ready to pounce on the beauty behind the lens. When he finds out she has no idea who he is, he's intrigued and more than a little tempted by her. Natalie has a body made for sex, a sassy mouth and Luke can’t get enough of her, but he’s not ready to tell her who he really his.

Natalie is a no nonsense girl who doesn’t do well with lies and secrets. What will happen to this new relationship when she discovers what Luke’s hiding?

I have skimmed this series and I have been itching to get on with seriously reading them book by book so that I can start reviewing them. I was a bit apprehensive to start with this first book since I just finished another book with a Hollywood heartthrob for a hero. But I'm now glad that I did because there's no need to compare both.

Luke Williams was a former Hollywood heartthrob but remained in the movie industry as a producer. He met Natalie Conner, a photographer, the first time when he thought she was taking photos of him. Although I have to say that met is too mild a word to describe what happened when they first crossed paths.

I loved the romance in this book. I get giddy just thinking about it. Okay, I have to admit that I'm big on terms of endearments. I don't know why that is because I think they are sooo cheesy in real life but on paper, baby? Wow! Luke and Nat's whirlwind romance is the stuff of modern fairy tales. The climax was probably a bit predictable in this type of premise but that wasn't too much of a big deal for me because the entire book is just too nom.

Some other details I liked best about this book: there was lot of family in it--both Luke's and Nat's. The fact that this is the first book in the series, and if I haven't skimmed through the next few books, I would be kicking to read the rest of the books. Having been introduced to the rest of the characters that this series would have, I know it is  going to be crazy fun. Oooh, and the fog-up-the-glasses steamy sex. Hmmm, no complaints from this camp. And that, love, love!

This was the best way to kick off a series. I'm hooked...but will have to go through each book slowly since patience is not one of my virtues and I hate having to wait for the next books.

Final verdict: 9/10. Great must read, must have.


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