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Wren Davis, helps finance her art studies, paddling packages aro
Gregori has a proclivity for temporary women and frequent cake and champagne. He has lived the life of an artist since he was fifteen and is quite comfortable in the role. Few, if any, ever bother to know more.....except Wren. She seems to see beyond the persona that he has become. He enjoys their interactions, and could see their connection being more, but could never risk her friendship.
Eventually temptation, just like the scrumptious imported baked delicacies he orders and indulges in, is too difficult to resist. And like a sudden recognition, just one taste of what could be, fuels a craving that has Gregori scared out of his wits and Wren more convinced than ever of what she wants. And Wren goes after what she wants..........
Quite the delectable little treat!!
He is a somewhat jaded, well-known artist, unconventional but passionate. Many want him, for the wrong reasons, few understand him for the right ones. He doesn't question the value of his work, but never trusts his own true worth.
She learned to trust the choices she made. Firmly believes in the artistic and the practical, and the balance it brings. She can see and interpret, as easily as look and act. She is willing to fight for what she wants and will never sell herself short. Atta girl!!
Love the strong female protagonist! Self-assured, willing to put herself out there and not waiting for life to fall in her lap, but going out and grabbing it! And she's telling him, you either want me, or you don't, so piss or get off the pot!! I'm moving ahead and I'm doing it either with or without. Just great!
Gregori is amazing too, he knows he has been pampered and indulged, by himself as well. He knows he is being a ninny and when he is being called on it, he is man enough to admit to it (fine, with a bit of convincing). Somehow, Lauren Dane manages not to diminish his 'manliness' or hunk-factor. In fact, funny enough, this little bit of a weak spot, on this particular guy is mighty appealing.........weird?
Fiercely stimulating and passionate, and a fantastic quick read!
**ARC courtesy of NetGalley and Harlequin in return for an honest review"
posted by RipeForReader on September 17, 2013Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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When I saw this book cover and title I had a feeling it was going to be a steamy romance. And I was definitely right! Lauren Dane has done it again with this novella for Harlequin's new Cosmo Red-Hot Reads...
When I saw this book cover and title I had a feeling it was going to be a steamy romance. And I was definitely right! Lauren Dane has done it again with this novella for Harlequin's new Cosmo Red-Hot Reads line!
What I loved about this novella is the characters. Gregori is a sexy artist who looks like the ultimate bad boy - mohawk, tattoos, and piercings. But deep down he's a serious guy, he's passionate about his art but he knows he is surrounded by people that just want to use him (to get into clubs or for money). Being an artist at a young age, Gregori has come to accept that this is how his life will always be. Wren Davis is an art student who makes deliveries to Gregori for his assistant, Kelsey (who is Wren's cousin). Wren is a smart and independent girl. She's sexy and classy, nothing like Gregori's ex-wife and the groupies that hang around him. I loved that Wren was a strong female character, not the girl that when things got bad she didn't lock herself in her room. Wren deals with the disappointment but goes right after what she wants (in her career and in Gregori).
I also loved Wren and Gregori's story. Over a year they slowly develop a friendship. Gregori recognizes that Wren is not like everyone else, she's someone who understands and respects his art. She's not hanging around to use him for her career, but she does want to use him for other things (hot and sexy things!). I loved that this story wasn't about one night stands between the Gregori and Wren. This was about them moving toward being more than friends!
But what I didn't like about this novella was that it was too short. At only 87 pages, it wasn't long enough to include other subplots. If it was longer I would have been able to connect with the characters. I really liked Kelsey and Zoe (Wren's roommate) so it would have been great to read about their friendship.
This was well written and Lauren Dane wrote another passionate and sexy story! I love her Chase Brother's Series, so I will definitely read more from her. So if you are looking for a quick, hot romance then check this out!
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