The road to heartbreak is paved with honorable intentions…
After a year dealing with her mum’s health scare and the end of a bad relationship, Keira Grayson was looking forward to kicking up her heels at her best friend’s wedding. Until she kicks off her (spare) knickers in front of the trifecta of perfection. Tom Carew. Son of an earl, honorable doctor and possibly the hottest man on the planet.
One look at Keira’s delightful embarrassment, and Tom’s hormone meter spins off the charts. Trouble is, his bags are already packed to return to the jungles of Papua New Guinea. He has patients waiting—and amends to make for a terrible choice that left devastation in its wake.
They both reason that indulging in a one-time dinner date won’t hurt…until their inhibitions melt away in the heat of their lethal sexual chemistry. Leaving Keira wondering if a sizzling fling is just what the doctor ordered, or another prescription for relationship disaster. And Tom fighting a battle against inner demons that could shatter both their hearts.
Warning: This book contains a hot aristocratic doctor, sparky heroine, new uses for a chaise longue, a steamy shower scene and a knicker-ripping encounter in a four-poster bed.
About the Author
Phillipa Ashley studied English Language and Literature at Wadham College, Oxford before working as a freelance copy-writer and journalist. Her first novel, Decent Exposure, won the 2007 RNA New Writers’ Award and became the Lifetime TV movie The 12 Men of Christmas. She lives with her husband and daughter in Staffordshire.
- Format: ePub Edition
- File Size: 344 KB
- Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd. (July 12, 2011)
- Language: English
ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT
Keira has a cute meet with a man at her friend’s wedding and when I say “cute”, I mean horribly embarrassing. She fumbles her purse out and panties drop to the ground in front of this nice looking man, so as any gentleman would do, he returns them to her — with an all knowing smirk. Tom, the gentleman in question, is HOT and almost perfect. He is a doctor and the son of an earl, but he is only in town for the wedding and then he is going back to be a rural physician in the Papua islands. Keira knows that he is not right for her, but relents and figures he is good enough for a fling although nothing permanent can ever come out of the relationship. There are some serious sparks between the two and the erotic tension is palpable. It is wonderful to read a bit hotter than normal romance with an actual story mixed in with the sex.
I love Ashley’s writing and I am so glad that she has taken her newest story to a more sexy level. The characters are fun and well developed. Keira is like your best friend from college, you want her to find the right guy and have a life other than her work as a grade school teacher. Tom is not quite what I expected as a leading man, yes, he is described as the perfect man, but he has issues which makes him that much more interesting. I loved tension and how the story built to the perfect conclusion. Oh, and the English accents are icing on the cake!