Totally Yours

Totally Yours

by Dana Ransom

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ISBN-13: 9781611944976
Publisher: BelleBooks, Inc.
Publication date: 07/23/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,044,730
File size: 2 MB

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Totally Yours 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
ravenwolf_EPTX More than 1 year ago
Totally Yours by Dana Ransom *** This DRC was provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review *** Lisa Reynolds was "The Chunky Girl" since childhood. She'd tried to lose weight only to gain it, plus some, back again. Giving up on dieting, she turned her focus onto her career & thought she was succeeding until her boss declared that she'd never have the self-confidence he was looking for in a top-tier sales associate and blamed it on her weight. Fed up, she enrolled at TOTAL YOU and with the help of her nutritionist and motivationalist, she lost over 90 pounds. Now she's been named Client of the Year and has been awarded a 7-day Caribbean cruise for two. She chooses to take her co-worker, Chuck Webb, whom she's crushed on for many years. Harlan Jameson is the owner of the growing Total You chain. He'd started out dirt poor in Oklahoma, moved to New York, made a fortune, married, lost it all, underwent bypass surgery after suffering a coronary, divorced & crawled back to Oklahoma poor once again. After advice from his mother and a lot of hard work, he rose from his self-imposed ashes again to become what he is now today. He was drawn to Lisa from the start, before the weight loss and other changes. Chuck Webb never paid attention to the chunky wallflower that was Lisa Reynolds. Then, as her weight decreased, her sudden appeal increased. Yeah, he could get down with getting it on with her. He offers to escort the naive Lisa on her cruise, ulterior motives in mind. Who wouldn't want to take advantage on a free Caribbean cruise? When Lisa trusting nature spills that she's earned the bosses prized client portfolio, his dark and competitive side comes out. He knows she earned those files only because she'd gained her self-confidence. He plans to ruin her, unbeknownst to her. ------------------------------------------------ Lisa's a very insecure young woman. Regardless how confident she may seem in the work place with her clients, in personal aspects she's unsure and constantly doubting herself. Her trusting, inexperienced nature blinds to her many things that others would probably catch on to. Harlan, despite being exceedingly wealthy and tremendously successful, also has a vulnerable & insecure side. Having made it big only to lose it all & risk his health in the process, he's afraid to ever have that happen again. He knows too many people depend on him & he's afraid to let them see that sometimes even he makes a mistake. He describes himself as "just a blind, balding, ex-jock from Oklahoma". Chuck... wow. Consummate villain. He is a weasel, snake & rat all rolled into one slimy greasy package. How anyone can fall for his smarmy charm and compulsive lies is beyond me. He's a jealous, manipulative, misogynistic schemer.  Dana Ransom (aka Nancy Gideon) created a very good story here. The plot was enjoyable, although I'd thought that Chuck was going to cause more damage during the cruise. The lead couple are very well written. They are likable, have smoldering chemistry and feel "real & approachable". The secondary characters were just fun. I really had a blast reading the characters interact. The setting is rather confined, but it works with no problem. The romance was steamy without being overly graphic. The ending conflict and resolve was well handled. The conclusion was enjoyable.  The only negative comment I can make is: You have two successful professional adults that could have taken better advantage of the cruise if only their communication skills were better. But there were a lot of assumptions and misunderstandings that held them apart. Overall, I would definitely recommend it to my friends and other readers.  A solid 4.5 / 5.0 !