Author: Aleksandr Voinov
Cover Artist: L.C. Chase
Rating: 3 of 5 Stars
Not all that glitters is gold.
Nikolai Krasnorada leads the life of a corporate nomad. Working for a gold explorations company, he’s never put down roots, and he likes it that way. Roots can be dangerous, as everyone from his “man-hating” sister to his manipulative mother to his war-traumatized father has proven.
But when his CEO sends him to Toronto to strike a deal with LeBeau Mining, Nikolai meets Henri LeBeau, crown prince to the resources conglomerate and inveterate flirt. Sparks fly immediately, despite the business deal that threatens to go sour and Nikolai’s own reluctance to give Henri false hope about him being Mr. Right. He’s barely come to terms with his bisexuality, and getting involved with Henri would get messy.
When LeBeau Mining launches a hostile takeover bid, Nikolai and Henri find themselves on opposite sides of the negotiating table. But fortunately—or perhaps unfortunately—for Nikolai, Henri’s not nearly as interested in his company as he is in his heart.
I wasn’t sure what to expect from Gold Digger, having read Special Forces and therefore knowing Nicolai’s background. You don’t have to have had to read Special Forces, but it adds a dimension to his and his father’s interaction. I appreciated that my heart wasn’t torn to pieces (except in remembrance of Vadim and Dan), but felt there was an overall lack of emotion between Nicolai and Henri.
I didn’t buy the depth of feeling between them. I saw nothing that should have inspired Henri’s actions and pursuit of Nicolai. In the end, I didn’t believe in their HEA.
On top of that, I found the business and mining details to be dull and too detailed. They weren’t interesting enough for me to care about them despite the focus they are given.
I did like that Nicolai had no angst about his orientation and that he allowed himself to experience the attraction. I liked his interactions with Vadim, even though they made me sad. I liked the Canadian touches, like them going to Tim Horton’s.
Fans of Special Forces will enjoy seeing the Krasnorada family and all their twistedness. The rest of the story was ok.
This review is based on a copy purchased by the reviewer independent of any review copies offered.
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