by Monica Murphy
Series: Billionaire Bachelors Club #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Marina Knight came to this party for one thing only: to slap Gage Emerson in the face. Poised to snatch up her family’s real estate empire, the sexy tycoon is on the verge of making an enemy for life—even if he can make her melt with a single kiss … When Gage discovers that the alluring woman before him is the key to his latest acquisition, claiming her as his suddenly doesn’t seem quite so cut-and-dried. To get what he wants, he must get to know the fierce woman willing to face him down—as she steadily steals his heart. Gage’s persistence and intense passion war with Marina’s determination to protect her family. As they delve deeper into an affair they didn’t see coming, Marina’s torn: Will she lose her heart to Gage—or everything she holds dear?
Torn is the second book in the Billionaire Bachelors Club. In the first book, Crave three friends make a bet that the last guy to remain single takes a million dollar prize. Each book deals with one of the friends and can be read as a standalone. Mini review: Fun, seriously hot and sweet.
My date with Torn:
First date: We meet Marina Knight, who is struggling to keep her bakery Autumn Harvest above water. She is attending a local event when she meets the irresistible Gage Emerson. He is an outsider who has been buying up local real estate. Marina knows he has been trying to contact her father to buy the property he owns, and she hates him for it. Ooo but there are sparks and Marina’s panties are wet just from looking at him…that is till he opens his mouth and inserts his foot. Men.
Second date: flowers, banter, an apology and some wickedly hot scenes that had the pages curling from the heat. I like Marina and Gage and both claim they are using the other to obtain career goals but the sexual tension and heated banter had me saying, “Liar, liar, pants on fire” Had an interesting adventure in a sports car that left me a tad breathless. *evil grins*
Third date: Hot cars, secret deals, tears, and angst have me flipping the pages. Will Gage and Marina get their happy? What the heck is wrong with Marina’s mother? Worst parental advice ever! Someone give that woman some wine. Surprises and tender moments had me smiling by the end of this date.
Torn was a fun addition to this series with a romance that was very steamy, fun and kept me engaged. The romance went from zero-to sixty, but the characters were likable making me swallow the little blue pill and enjoy the ride. Torn offers a fast paced tale that will offer you the perfect afternoon escape. The final book is Savor and is currently available.
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