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Posted November 2, 2011
A Hot, Sensual Read!
A MOMENT ON THE LIPS is by author Kate Hardy for M&B Modern and also as an Harlequin Presents.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
The book blurb reads:
Dark and delectable Dante Romano may be, but Carenza Tonielli will never sell him her family's ice cream empire. Only she needs him-to help her learn how to run it! And when Dante looks at her as if she's the next decadent sundae on the menu, even wary Carenza just can't resist mixing business with a bowlful of pleasure.
Cue one red-hot fling that's blowing her mind! But unlike Carenza, her ice-cool Italian is adept at keeping his emotions well under wraps. So she decides to turn the tables on Dante and prove that sometimes living in the moment is sinfully good for you!
Carenza Tonielli wants to turn around her family's flagging ice cream business to success. But she lacks the know-how. Can she ask Dante Romano to be her mentor? After all he's a successful businessman. But he wants to buy her grandfather's business and merge with his own! Can she trust him?
Well surprise! Dante agrees to mentor her! What about the attraction sparking between them? Then Carenza decides to mentor Dante in having some fun!
A MOMENT ON THE LIPS sparkled with red-hot sensuality and mesmerizing emotion. Kate Hardy has written a fun, engrossing and fascinating story that kept my interest reverted from the first page. I felt I also walked through the streets of Paris and Italy with Carenza and Dante as the environmental details were very realistic. The vivid imaginary of their surroundings was astounding.
Author Kate Hardy has delivered a brooding, tortured yet adorable hero in Dante and a strong heroine in Carenza ! Read it, highly recommended!
Posted October 28, 2011
She was tempting but could he commit?
Dante Romano wanted to buy her grandfather's business and socialite Carenza Tonielli wasn't having any of it! He believed her to be a spoilt granddaughter of a man who years ago helped him but in the end, he felt he owned Gino. Dante knew Carenza'a history; she had partied and shopped all over Europe and now she was running a company that went back five generations and he wanted to buy it.------Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Carenza realized the family business was in trouble and she definitely knew Dante was the man to help her. So on " bended knee" she went to him and asked him to mentor her. He set up a schedule, gave her instructions of things she needed to accomplish and review in the company and set up a game plan. Let's just say they were both distracted by each other, the chemistry was definitely there and sparks flew but they were both determined not to act on the mutual physical attraction for each other. I'm laughing because Dante couldn't keep his hands off of her.------
Carenza was adorable, spunky, wore spiked high heels and was sexy beyond belief. She also drove Dante crazy. He didn't want a relationship but in the end, actually looked forward to their mentor meetings and she did as well. The more time he spent with her, the more he enjoyed and it was mutual. He was getting ready to take his restaurants into a franchise and he didn't have time for a relationship but instead of pushing her away, he couldn't help himself and neither could she. They both loved the sparring that always happened when they got together.------
Carenza couldn't put her finger on it but she didn't trust her grandfather's "right hand man". She couldn't go to her grandparents because her grandfather had suffered some "heart spells" and of course, she wanted to prove herself and take the business from it's downhill slide and make it successful. Dante actually wanted to help her but told her she needed to audit everything in order to get a handle on why it was failing. All she wanted was for people to take her seriously and respect her and make her family business a success. Plus the fact that it didn't help that she and Dante had become involved.------
In the end, Carenza got to the bottom of who was stealing from her grandparents, all on her own. Was there hope for Dante and Carenza? There was certainly the chemistry and passion and add into their romance Plus the fact that Carenza took Dante to Paris for his birthday, such a romantic interlude. She was getting to close for comfort and he knew he needed to distance himself. At that point I knew Carenza would get hurt, that was the story of her life. Loosing her parents, the things people assumed about her, including Dante. I held my breath because I didn't want to see things end badly for either of them.-------
Kate Hardy has written such a rich and romantic category romance, Italy, Paris, a sexy Italian with a tempting heroine. The ending had me sitting on the edge of my seat because what Carenza discovered about the family business and who was responsible for the skimming. Also would they get a chance at love because Dante had issues due to his childhood and could he get past it?------
What a spectacular romance Moment on the Lips was thanks to the creative and accomplished author, Kate Hardy.