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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Parker’s Price by Ann Bruce

Parker’s Price by Ann Bruce
Publisher: Carina Press
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short (147 pages)
Heat: Spicy
Rating: 4.5 Books
Reviewed by Fennel

She was sexy, smart...and for sale.

When Parker Quinn is forced to accept an outrageously high bid at a charity auction, she has no choice but to go out with the last man on earth she wants to spend time with. Dean Maxwell may be one of Manhattan's most eligible bachelors, but he's also the man who had an affair with her sister and abandoned her when she became pregnant with his child...

Dean doesn't know why Parker hates him so much, but he's determined to show Parker the type of man he really is. Whisking her away to a private island in the Bahamas for a sensual, sun-drenched week together, Dean leaves Parker's preconceptions shattered and her desires inflamed.

But even as their passion reaches irresistible heights, Parker has a decision to make. Can she allow herself to fall for the seductive magnate, or will family secrets and a dangerous ex tear them apart?

Love and hate are reputedly two sides of the same coin. And when Parker meets her bête noire the coin flips before she has time to stop drooling over the hunkiest alpha male she’s ever met.

Dean Maxell is not a man to let a little ‘hatred’ get in the way of winning the love of the woman who’s stolen his heart. But he and Parker soon discover that the path to enduring love is strewn with treachery, deceit, family secrets, and the need to face their own vulnerabilities. The darkness of the past must be explored to find out why so many people are suddenly interested in their relationship.

Parker, for one, doesn’t know where to turn. Always having been there for others, it doesn’t immediately occur to her that she can turn to Dean.

Ms. Bruce is an incredibly talented author who weaves her complex plots and conflicts with apparent ease and smoothness that ensures you keep turning the page. The writing is strong, the characters well-developed and the storyline fascinating.

If you like your books to include scintillating sex, passion and a strong and absorbing plot, then this book is a must read for you.