When a multibillionaire business mogul from Barcelona meets a struggling art student from New York in the Dominican Republic, sparks fly. But can they overcome their differences and an odd case of mistaken identity?
On vacation in the Dominican Republic, Lily Scott meets the man of her dreams, and then some. She’s astounded when he seems equally attracted to her. But after a whirlwind affair, she is devastated when he abruptly insults her and leaves.
Carlos adores Lily, the sweet, unassuming artist he meets on vacation, but when his personal assistant informs him that she’s suing his company, he exacts revenge and then tries to move on. But can he?
Sensuality Level: Sensual
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In The Spanish Acquisition by Nora Snowdon, Lily Scott is on vacation in the Dominican Republic thanks to her aunt Lilith who gave her an all expense paid trip she had. Since Lily is a struggling art student from New York, she does not have the money for trips or luxuries, so she is grateful for the gift from her aunt and takes her advise on pampering herself while on vacation. What she doesn’t expect is to meet the man of her dreams while she is visiting the stables, what is even more surprising is that he is equally attracted to her and asks her to dinner. Carlos adores the woman that he meets while at the resort, she is sweet and so very hot. He cannot help wanting to be with her at all times. When he learned her name for some reason the name seamed really familiar to him, until he remembered Lilith Scott is the name of a woman that fell at an art show and did not sue them. In thanks his assistant gave her the all expense trip to the resort. But when his assistant tells him that a lawyer has filed a lawsuit against them for Lilith’s fall, he cannot help but think that Lily is a scheming lying woman. Unfortunately in his anger he insults her and leaves her immediately. What he does not expect is that he cannot forget the sweet art student he met, and after trying to destroy her and forget about her he soon learns that he cannot get her out of his mind. Now Carlos will have to work hard to find out the truth and find a way to fix the mistakes he made against Lily. For his love for her was not temporary or something that he could easily throw away, but getting her to trust him again will not be easy. For a sweet, hot and fast read don’t miss The Spanish Acquisition by Nora Snowdon.
Nora Snowdon writes what she calls "elegant smut" and I went into reading The Spanish Acquisition wondering what, precisely, that meant. Well, it means she somehow manages to write an extremely sensual work without it seeming overly erotic. There's sex, and a lot of it, but she's so careful and adept with describing the scenes that they seem somewhat dream-like: the sex isn't excessively graphic, though definitely stimulating. I love stories with the "wealthy redeemable hero" trope, and this one, while containing elements of the fantastic (hero is quite young to be so successful), reads as plausible. I kept thinking "Yeah, that could happen." Also loved the exotic settings (Dominican Republic and Spain). I felt like the author really knew New York City, and it was nice to have the description about how Lily got around town and what her day-to-day routines as an art student were. The book has some quiet humor, mostly from the frazzled heroine, that had me chuckling out loud. I would have loved to have seen more from Aunt Lilith (and her ill-intentioned son) because I love big casts in romances, but I know that's sometimes difficult in these category-length romances. There's only so much you can do with those secondaries without the book turning into a tome. Ms. Snowdon's got an interesting-looking backlist I encourage readers to take a look at. The Spanish Acquisition was a really fun, sexy read with a lot of snap. (Note: I received an advance reader copy of this book, however have not been compensated in any way for my honest review.)