Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Book Review: "Turning the Tables" (Joan Kilby)

Heiress, billionaire, and renowned clothing designer Tina Borlenghi has nearly everything a successful businesswoman could want. After all, she's visiting New York City from her native Italy to debut a new fashion line and open a new fashion boutique. Unfortunately, she's also battling a former lover who took gross advantage of her status and wealth, and who only loved her for her money. When Luke Pederson, owner of the sports bar around the corner from her boutique, mistakes her for a simple sales associate and sparks between them fly, she decides to play along.

Something isn't quite right about Tina. Luke can't put his finger on it, especially when she's got his hands (ahem) fully involved in some of the sexiest role-playing passion he's ever experienced, but she's way too secretive and clearly hiding something. As their passion intensifies and his suspicions deepen, he doesn't know what to believe, except that he'd really like to make something long-term work between them.

Until he finds out her little secret, who she really is. The truth upends everything they both thought they had together.

Entangled Publishing's Brazen imprint presents the edgy erotic romance Turning the Tables by Joan Kilby, newly released this month.

Light on plot, this work is nonetheless long on character, the suspense of wondering whether the relationship will work out against seemingly impossible odds, and (good grief) love scenes. You've got to appreciate an edgier style of sex to be able to enjoy the boiling hot scenes Kilby has envisioned for her characters.

As a billionaire businesswoman, Tina lands just the right combination of savvy competence, creative artistry, and intense vulnerability. Having been burned once, it isn't surprising that she's gun-shy about trust, and when Luke's honest misunderstanding of her position arises, she takes advantage of the opportunity to have a hot, no-strings fling before she has to buckle back down to work and go back to Italy.

Luke is perhaps the most well-developed character, strikingly enough, from his ownership of the sports bar to his past as a pro hockey player to his rugged physique and his impassioned and exploratory attraction to Tina. What makes him unbelievably likable and laudable, though, is his commitment to a foundation he created for kids with special needs, like his wheelchair-bound nephew, who might otherwise never have some of the opportunities his generosity and active involvement afford them.

If you're looking for a feel-good, smoking hot love story between the unlikeliest of characters, reach for Kilby's novel. You'll be more than satisfied.

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Author: Joan Kilby
Title: Turning the Tables
Publisher: Entangled Publishing (Brazen)
ISBN: 978-1-63375-292-4
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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this work from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest, though not necessarily positive, review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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