A.M. Hargrove - Exquisite Betrayal - ♥♥♥♥ slow burning hearts.

04/01/2014 12:17


A male Romance Author… a convention in Vegas… a female book blogger… a goal to lose her virginity… what next? Find out when you mix all the above!

Fallon McKinley is headed to Vegas for the Wicked Wenches Romance Con and losing her virginity is only one of her goals. The other is to meet her favorite author of romance novels, R.T. Sinclair. What she doesn’t realize is that the sexy green-eyed god she rams into at the airport is the real R.T. When they keep running into each other, she’s shocked, but excited, because the attraction is irresistible.

Ryland Thomas Sinclair doesn’t want anyone to know his true identity. He’s the author that all women love, but everyone thinks he’s a female. He hides his persona behind the public face of his twin sister, keeping his own a secret. But after meeting the lovely Fallon, his intentions to avoid a relationship come to a screeching halt. She’s put an unwanted kink into his perfectly laid out plans. His unusual reaction surprises him because after a heart-shredding breakup a few years ago, he’s managed to avoid women at all costs.

Resisting Fallon becomes more difficult than he imagines. Soon things are spiraling out of control, until a major miscommunication has Fallon walking out of his home and his life. Will Ryland Thomas succeed in losing the woman he loves? Or can he win her back?



The Romance Vault's Verdict - ♥♥♥♥ slow burning hearts.

Start - 4 stars
Middle - 3 stars
Ending - 4 stars.

Ryland Thomas is English and herein I struggled a little bit with his euphemisms as in always using the word 'bloody' when in truth an English bloke would be proffering the 'F' word 80% of the time and not acting on the tame side.  Also there is a slip up with the word panties - of course she's American so she's going to use that term but Ryland also uses it which if he's a British as the author would have us believe he would be saying or thinking knickers, so that was a little disappointing.  I know it's hard to fully portray a Brit when you aren't one and to be honest A.M. Hargrove has got closest to it than many other American authors, it was almost there but not quite.  I also got a fair bit peed off with the constant use of Ryland Thomas' name - especially by Tilly, it was a tad annoying.

This is what I class as a slow burn read, not a great deal happens in the middle.  When they are first meeting it holds your attention, when they first start getting to know each other it holds your attention and then it waivers, not a lot happens for a fair bit and then bam as the book starts to conclude it becomes extremely hard to put down and then I found myself sitting up till the stupid hours needing to finish their story.

You'll meet some nasties in this book, Fallon's mother is an absolute bitch and what that woman does (or doesn't do) is astounding.  You'll have your heart tugged at Fallon's predicament and you'll want to rip Ryland a new one a few times.

To sum it up the ending really redeemed this book, it made it all worthwhile but if your expecting a lot of action (and not sexual - there's plenty of that) then this book may not sate your requirements.

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