by Katy Evans (Goodreads Author)
Billionaire playboy? Check.
Ruthless businessman? Check.
Absolutely sinful? Check.
Malcolm Saint was an assignment. A story. A beautiful, difficult man I was supposed to uncover for a racy exposé.
I intended to reveal him, his secrets, his lifestyle—not let him reveal me. But my head was overtaken by my heart and suddenly nothing could stop me from falling. I fell for him, and I fell hard.
Malcolm Saint is absolute Sin, and I've become a hopeless Sinner.
Now that the assignment is over, Saint wants something from me--something unexpected--and I want this wicked playboy's heart. But how can I prove to the man who trusts no one that I’m worthy of becoming his plus one?
Genre: Adult Contemporary Erotic Romance
Part 2 in a on ongoing series
My Manwhore + 1 Review . . .
I did like this book so much better than the first book, however I think my huge distaste for Rachel is because I love Saint so much, that her petty BS bugs me. First its with the nonsense of living through Gina's heart ache and then its with her insecurities and stupidies when they get back together.
Falling hadn't been in the plans. Falling for a guy had never even been in my life plan. Gina and I were supposed to be sing and happy forever - workaholics, best friends for life . . . (What kind of dumb ass plan was that. Single for life? )She'd gotten her heart broken before and she'd passed on all the tidbits to me so that I didn't have to go through that too. ( Wtf! I gotta admit this notion makes me angry and was the main reason I didn't love the first book . To live vicariously through someone else's heartache which is the foundation of the future makes no sense to me)
Now Saint, he is near perfect! I love him. I love everything about his character. Everything.
"But I can't give you up. I can't give you up even when I want to. I don't want to back off. I don't want to give you up,""And when I'm ready, I'm going to ask you to be my girlfriend, and it's going to be the last time I ask, Rachel. If you say no, that'll be the last no you say to me about anything."
In this book we get more Saint thankfully but Rachel . . .
"I'm a challenge to you, Saint. You'll finally get me and then you'll be done with me." (After everything he's done, how can she still NOT be convinced of his reasonings. Ugh! He just agreed to start again than her bullshit comes spewing back out again. SO frustrating)
If it weren't for Saint I would have NOT liked this series. It's amazing what a great hero can do for a story.
"I don't know . . . but I'm pursuing it. I'll take this fire any day over the ice I live in."
Saint has to wade his way through Rachel's bullshit so he can get what he wants.
"You use something you discard. And I'll never be done with you."
As they start back together, Rachel can't be content with that so she has to have something to bitch about, so now it's that she can't work with him and have a relationship with him. WTF?
that I'd lose what I most want: the possibility of having a long-term relationship with him. (Why can't she have a career and him. Why the conflict? )
As Saint tries to amend her worries, Rachel is well Rachel and causes more unnecessary angst.
"You know what? This is a topic we're not seeing eye to eye on, and I'm tired. I'm just going home." (Good idea. Why don't you run home after your fist fight after freshly reuniting. Good job ... not)
Ironically thankfully for Gina, that gets Rachel's head out of her ass.
" . . . I know you're a words girls, but he's more of a doer than a teller. He's doing things to be close to you. Maybe you should start 'fessing up and telling." (Finally Gina with some good advice instead of her normal toxic garbage that comes out of her mouth)
Then more bullshit . . .
"Saint, you're a player the likes of which this city has never seen." ( I just want her to stop throwing his past in his face when he's now being a very thoughtful and loving one woman man.)
Then finally . . .
"He's not a saint, Momma," I quietly tell her. "But I like him very much.""I love you like nothing else in my life."
I hate it when it's the heroine qualities that ruin the reading experience for me. I loved the concept of the book. I loved Saint. But I did NOT like Rachel. Sure I liked them together and they had great chemistry, but Rachel's angst and BS got to be too much for me, which negatively effects the story for me. Do I like this series? Yes, but I would have loved it more, if Rachel had better more endearing qualities.
3. 5 Gotta Love Saint Thumbs up!