Splendor (Inevitable #2)

Splendor (Inevitable #2)

by Janet Nissenson

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British hotelier Ian Gregson had it all – wealth, good looks, power, and a share in his family’s worldwide, multi-billion dollar luxury hotel chain. His very name was synonymous with sophistication and elegance, and any woman he wanted could be his with just a look. But the only woman he truly desired was strictly forbidden to him for too many reasons to count.
Tessa Lockwood was young, beautiful, and lonely, despite the fact that she was a married woman. Her life had not been an easy one, and the extravagant world she caught glimpses of as an employee of the Gregson Hotel Group was far beyond anything she could ever dream of. She could no more imagine herself ensconced in that sort of luxurious lifestyle than she could attracting the attention of her handsome, debonair boss.
Ian and Tessa secretly long for each other from afar, never daring to reveal their forbidden attraction to the other, until circumstances bring them together in a very unexpected way. And from that point on, nothing will stand in Ian’s way to finally make her his.
AUTHOR’S NOTE – despite what you might be thinking at this point, there is NO cheating in this story – just an incredibly romantic hero who will make you swoon with the way in which he sweeps the heroine off her feet!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781483524948
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication date: 06/17/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 475
Sales rank: 266,546
File size: 705 KB

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Splendor (Inevitable #2) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I will purchase every book by this Author!
xxBianca More than 1 year ago
Splendor captured my heart from the beginning of page one until the very end. This beautiful, passionate, intense love story is the epitome of romance.  Ian Gregson is a very powerful man. He runs a multibillion dollar hotel empire that spans all over the world. He is obviously very rich, powerful, and desirable. He is married to his work. Always has been. Enter Tessa Lockwood, a new employee to his company. She is much younger than Ian, beautiful, oh and married. From the moment Ian locks his gaze on Tessa he is a changed man. He wants what he can’t have. Tessa feels the pull towards Ian, but she is faithful to her husband. Also as a company rule, dating is not allowed. With the stacks against them, neither one is allowed to give in. But love doesn’t see obstacles. It breaks through them. This is not a cheating story. It is about two individuals not truly knowing and understanding love until they’ve met each other. That true love always wins. “Didn’t you know I was lost for my entire life until I met you?” Ian and Tessa exude electricity whenever they are within the same room. Without spoiling the story, we get to see them on their journey through life and falling in love. We learn that the circumstances they have brought them together. Love isn’t easy, but true love knows no boundaries.  “I will slay dragons for you, my love, and whatever monsters might try and hurt you.” Ian and Tessa were only existing when they met each other. Ian worked night and day, tirelessly to continue to grow his business. Tessa worked hard just to stay afloat financially. Both of them just coast through life. Until each other. Tessa awakens the alpha and passionate man Ian has inside of him. She ignites a spark within him that he never knew existed. She changed his life. Ian made Tessa realize that she never knew love until him. That love can be raw, passionate, consuming. That love feels good. Ian and Tessa are no longer existing, they are living.  "My sweet, darling girl. You are the love of my life." I cannot explain the excitement when I found out Ian was getting a book. I absolutely adored book one, Serendipity. From the moment I met him, I was hoping (and BEGGING!) for him to get his own book. The author must have heard my cries (or not!) that he needed his own book. Whoever she listened to, I am grateful! Splendor does not disappoint. Ian is more than I could have ever imagined. He is the ultimate romantic. From the way he lusts after Tessa to his words, his actions, EVERYTHING.  Splendor is such a flawlessly written love story. The author has a true talent in story telling. You will not want to put this book down. The story allows you to get lost within the characters and their lives. You become completely captivated in their love. Ian and Tessa’s story is one that will stay with me for some time. Love always perseveres. Love always wins.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Melinda Hills for Readers' Favorite Tessa is a lovely young woman working for one of the top hoteliers in the world, head-quartered in San Francisco. She is quite shy and more than a bit naïve and tries very hard to hide her crush on her sexy boss, Ian. In Splendor: Inevitable #2 by Janet Nissenson, Tessa’s secret dreams come to life when Ian discovers that she is getting a divorce. He breaks his own rules by claiming her as his own. Careful to hide the relationship until Tessa is comfortable enough to quit her position in the office, the two begin a steamy relationship during which Ian does everything in his power to pamper and protect his perfect love. Coming from a life of poverty and loss, Tessa is amazed by the generosity Ian’s wealth allows so she is determined to give him her all – mind, body and soul. Will the difference in their backgrounds and the inappropriate advances of a co-worker be too much of an obstacle or have each of these lovers found their true soul mate? Janet Nissenson has brilliantly described the effects of poverty, mental illness and loss on a young woman’s life, but she has also provided her with strength of character and a determination to take what life hands her in her stride. Realistic characters and a full plot bring Splendor: Inevitable #2 to vivid life, leaving the reader cheering for every happy turn of events Tessa experiences and cringing through every trial. Mutual devotion and incredible intimacy mark the relationship that develops between Tessa and Ian while the challenges they face are surmounted together. Please note there are erotic scenes in this book.