I love a good old fashioned rags to riches story. In other words, I have a thing for the underdog! In romance novels I have always gravitated toward books where someone gets saved, and preferably by a handsome, rich, alpha-male type. Oh yeah, maybe I deserve an eyeball roll for that but I can’t help it – I love seeing a downtrodden character get swept of his feet and treated like royalty!
Author: T.A. Chase
Publisher: Totally Bound
Cover Artist: Posh Gosh[/gravityforms]
Rating: 3.25 of 5 Stars
Being just like his father is what scares Winston the most.
Winston Tennant came to New York to work. After burying himself in his job for the several years, he’s afraid he’s becoming like his father. Cold and indifferent, Winston’s father only wanted his son as a way to continue the family line. When Winston came out, he was disowned. His best friends do their best to keep him from his father’s fate. And when Winston meets Patrick Gaverson, he thinks he just might have found the man who can take his mind off his work.
Patrick Gaverson never imagined that Winston Tennant, head of the London office of Bellamy International, would be interested in a mere personal assistant like him. Yet after a not so subtle set-up by his boss and his best friend, Patrick finds himself on a date with Winston. He discovers that Winston is a lot more down to earth than Patrick thought.
Falling in love so quickly shouldn’t be easy, but Patrick’s willing to take a chance that it will last more than a week.
This book is part three of the “Rags to Riches” series. Although it can be read as a stand-alone title, I highly recommend that you enjoy the first two books in the series before you read this one. The books are all fairly short and are very easy to read. The characters in this book exist (and play a fairly major role) in the first two books.
I have to be honest, I read this book before I read the first two in the series and I was not very satisfied. There are a few reasons why it didn’t work for me on the first try. As a stand alone there isn’t enough time given to appreciate the relationships or history of the characters involved. This is why I am strongly suggesting that readers do this series in order. After I read the first two books, and went back for another pass at this one, I was much more entertained.
The main couple in this story, Patrick and Winston, are players in the earlier books. Patrick is a major character and Winston is really more of a mention. Also, the main men from the first two books, Aiden and Ion, are integral to this story, and are an established couple that get together in the first two stories. It really helps the flow and empathy building to have started all of their journeys from the get go. Much like the first two books the love interest in this one is between a rich man and a not-so-rich man. I wouldn’t call it a “Cinderfella” story really, but it’s bordering on that sort of theming.
Although the series is called “Rags to Riches” the two “poor” men in the books (Ion and Patrick) are hardly in rags. They are just regular guys who happen to fall for super rich executives and get to jet set a bit as a result. Not that that’s a bad thing, but it’s not like they were homeless men who suddenly hooked up with tycoons as that title kinda implies. These are just basically silly, fun, smutty little stories that are great to read when your brain needs a vacation.
So far all of the books are sort of like watching a soap opera or a TV serial. There is not a completely developed story in any of the books and it flows from one installment into the next. I think that if a reader knows this going into it – it makes for a much more enjoyable experience.
In other words, I think these are stories that can be enjoyed when you are looking for a bit of mindless entertainment. They are not deep thinking sort of books. They are short and sexy (a lot of sexy – a whole lot of sexy) and pretty darn fun.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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