Release Date: June 23, 2022
Xavier Parker gets what he wants.
Richer than God. Hotter than fire. Colder than ice.
Father of my child.
And he has no idea.
As London’s top restauranteur, he has the golden touch, but he rules his world with an iron fist.
Now he’s back in New York with two objectives:
Open the newest hotspot in the city.
And win back my heart, five years after he broke it.
I’d run in the opposite direction, but it’s been so long...
And Xavier knows my recipe.
Passion. Pleasure. Just the right kind of pain.
Imagine his surprise when a little girl opens my door instead of me.
A stubborn, button-nosed four-year-old whose shiny black hair and bright blue eyes look just like his.
There’s a secret in this house, and he won’t stop until he figures it out.
Because Xavier Parker gets what he wants.
And now that includes his daughter.
Ummmmmm first of all no one told me this book ended on a cliff hanger….
Anyway- we meet Ces and Xavi. Two people from two totally different worlds. Almost literally.
He’s from across the pond and she’s so New York!! The Bronx to be exact.
Ces, she’s a Puerto Rican Italian woman with lots of fiery relatives, but she’s gentle and kind.
She met Xavi while he was on holiday here “looking for work”. They had a steamy torrid affair that left her with more responsibility and it ended with her broken heart.
Xavi knows loss like an old friend. He’s lost so much that he doesn’t believe in love or happily ever after. Until he meets Ces. He’s a half Japanese and English man, who is a world-renowned chef and business owner.
After reconnecting and sharing a bond that changes both of their lives he realizes that he not only believes in love but wants happily ever with her and his future.
This is a good book, an excellent storyline and the characters were enjoyable. I love the fact that there were lots of strong heritages and ethnicities mentioned in the book. That made it more enjoyable.
The only thing that bothered me in this book is how a woman from the Bronx living in a storage space of her brother's house can be upset that the man she loves is rich. I have never understood when the women get upset at that. I understand feeling like you don’t belong in their world, but being upset about it?? Feeling like they lied to you?? That’s a little too much for me. Luckily it doesn’t drag on, so it was pretty easy to roll my eyes and move on.
I also wish there were more smexy times in the book. We hear him being touted up as this long-dong King Kong- but we don’t get to experience it much.
Other than that it was great.
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Nicole French is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance. She's also a hopeless romantic, Springsteen fanatic, and total bookworm. When not writing, she is hanging out with her family, playing soccer with the rest of the thirty-plus crowd in Seattle, or going on dates with her husband. In her spare time, she likes to go running or practice the piano, but never seems to do either one of these things as much as she should.
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