Author Emma Shortt stopped by the blog for an interview here. Make sure you check it out–there’s a giveaway, too!
When millionaire bad boy Will Thornton tries to buy computer-geek Kate Kelly’s building out from under her, she refuses to sell. Will might be uber rich, and super successful but she won’t be bullied. Trouble is, she didn’t expect Will to look like one of her fantasy heroes, or to make her heart beat a little too fast. She’s prepared to wait him out, but it’ll take every ounce of her self-control to win this game.
With millions of dollars on the line, Will is positive he can make Kate sell. He’s played the game better than anybody and charming is his middle name. Problem is, the snarky, geeky, computer-wiz is nothing like he imagined—impossibly cute and a match for him in every way.
The game is on but can two such radically different people come out winners in the game of seduction?
This started out slow–I wasn’t too sure about it for the first quarter or so. Kate and Meg had a tendency to talk like they were still in college quite a bit in the beginning, which seemed off considering Kate was supposed to be a fairly successful business owner–“geek” doesn’t necessarily translate into can’t stop slipping into text speak in regular conversation. Thankfully that didn’t last long, though, and soon I was swept into the story.
Things I liked about this story:
– Kate and Meg’s relationship–very cute and real, and reminded me of some of my relationships with my friends
– Will Thornton. He came off as a bit business-obsessed in the beginning, but his obvious love for his family (and theirs in return) and his attraction to Kate soon set his priorities straight. Great down-to-earth (even though he’s a bazillionaire) hero.
– All the sci-fi references. Even though I’m not a hardcore geek (I have yet to watch any incarnation of the Doctor. I know, I know–I will!) The Firefly and Serenity ones were fun. Plus, any book where they go to a convention is a win, IMO.
– Will’s “grand gesture”–perfect!
All in all, this ended up being an enjoyable way to pass the time. I’ll definitely be looking for more from Emma Shortt in the future. Since she’s promising a whole lot more to come–including a book for Meg–I’m in luck!
Rating: 4 stars / B- rating
I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.