Chantal Kramer is a confident, successful businesswoman and running Burlesque Bombshells, the premier dance revue venue in Vegas, is her life.
Until sexy Aussie footballer Zane Harrison arrives in town and turns it upside down.
She doesn’t have time for cocky jocks but as she sees Zane connect with the family he’s never met, she discovers he’s more than just a pretty face.
Zane is in Vegas to meet his father and half-brothers, a part of his family he never knew existed. He’s determined to forget the sins of his past and forge a new future. With Chantal by his side.
But Chantal knows for Zane to embrace his family the way he deserves, she has to set him free.
As business wars with pleasure, the golden couple discover that love may just conquer all.
About the Author
USA TODAY bestselling author and multi-award winner Nicola Marsh writes flirty fiction with flair for adults and riveting, spooky stories for teens. She has published 55 contemporary romances with Harlequin, Entangled Publishing and indie, and sold over 6 million copies worldwide. Her first mainstream romance BUSTED IN BOLLYWOOD was nominated for Romantic Book of the Year 2012. Her first indie romance, CRAZY LOVE, was a 2012 ARRA finalist. She's a 2015 Romantic Book of the Year finalist. Her debut young adult novel, a supernatural thriller BANISH, released with Harlequin Teen August 2013, and her YA urban fantasy SCION OF THE SUN won the 2014 National Readers’ Choice Award for Best Young Adult novel. She’s also a Waldenbooks, Bookscan and Barnes & Noble bestseller, a 2013 RBY (Romantic Book of the Year) and National Readers’ Choice Award winner, and a multi-finalist for a number of awards including the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, HOLT Medallion, Booksellers’ Best, Golden Quill, Laurel Wreath, More than Magic and has also won several CataRomance Reviewers’ Choice Awards. A physiotherapist for thirteen years, she now adores writing full time, raising her two little heroes, sharing fine food with family and friends, and her favorite, curling up with a good book!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Chantal Kramer and Zane Harrison are both witnesses at their friends wedding. They feel an immediate attraction, but Zane wants to take it slow. He likes and cares for Chantal and wants to treat her right. They have more in common than physical desire. Both have grown up without fathers. They know the pain of abandonment. Where will this relationship go? Zane wants to forge a relationship with his "other" family. His father dislikes Chantal and disrespects her. Can the Auzzie footballer and the successful owner of Burlesque Bombshells find happiness together? Nicola Marsh has written characters that are real. I understood what they felt. Their insecurities drew me to them, but can they withstand the disapproval of others? I wanted Chantal and Zane to realize that the loved each other. The secondary characters were powerful and added to the story. I definitely want to know more about them. Christopher Harrison may have four sons but he cares only for himself. I was glad that his boys are stronger and more caring than their father. I'm looking forward to future books in this series. I'm hooked by Nicola Marsh's Bombshells series.
I was given an ARC copy of this book in exchange for a honest review. This was my first book by this author and I must admit that I REALLY enjoyed it, so much so, I purchased the other books in the series!! I really enjoyed reading Chantal and Zane's story, their chemistry was electric, at times you could literally feel the sparks of sexual tension between them leap off the pages! The storyline was captivating and kept me on the edge of my seat the whole way through! Highly recommend this book, Nicola Marsh is a master at writing scorching hot stories that will satisfy all your reading needs!
I enjoyed this story! Though it's the romance between Chantal, burlesque business owner and Zane, Aussie footballer, it's also an introduction to Zane's 3 brothers as Zane makes his way to the United States to meet his estranged father and siblings. I liked Chantal's strong, independent character. She's in a line of work that many people disparage as the owner of a dance club, but she's made it a profitable business and one she is proud of, no matter what other people think. Zane is equally interesting as a strong and handsome sportsman who finds Chantal attractive, smart and fun to be with. Together they share some explosive sexual chemistry, though Zane is determined to treat Chantal better than a one-night stand. Personally I would have been fine without the "Insta-Love" professions after such a short time together, as I think it's reasonable to have a romance where the couple likes each other but doesn't fall madly in love right away. Besides the relationship between Chantal and Zane, I really enjoyed all three of Zane's brothers as they were portrayed in the story. They all have a unique character and the scenes with them were fun and interesting. I'm looking forward to more stories in the series that will feature them! 4 stars.