Dominick Romeo is Brooklyns version of Donald Trump without the comb over and oh yeah hes hot and rich! Nick owns numerous car dealerships throughout Brooklyn which is how he came to be driving a wrecker home, in coveralls over his business suit, when he came upon Rosalie Ronaldi on the side of the road with a flat tire and no spare. Being the nice guy that he is, Nick offers Rosalie a ride home promising to have her car fixed by the next day. Nick doesnt exactly lie to Rosalie about his identity but she has no idea that shes riding with a self-made millionaire and agrees to a dinner date the next night. Nicks relieved that Rosalie has no idea who he is because now he knows that Rosalie wont be after him for his money like so many of the revolving girlfriends hes had in the past.
Rosalie is a turnaround expert who temporarily takes over as the CFO of failing businesses to bring them back to life. Rosalies new project is the one dealership that Nick has always coveted but could never buy out. Now Nick knows that he has to come clean about who he really is before Rosalie finds out the truth. Somehow he just cant bring himself to do it because he knows itll bring an end to their relationship and somehow Rosalie has made it past his tough guy who runs from marriage exterior and into his heart.
The resulting story is a heart-warming tale told with a lot of hot sex and sarcastic humor. I laughed at the tables being turned on Nick when Rosalie kicks him out of her bed and sends him packing because one of her rules is to never let a guy spend the night. Kayes writing is a refreshing change from the typical contemporary romance. I could see all the characters as real people showing real feelings with an ending that is truly believable unlike many stories where the characters dont fit the happily ever after ending thats par for the course in contemporary writing. I highly recommend this read to all romance lovers.
Loved this book, I laughed through pretty much all of it due to the Italian families and how I know this is how they act! It is light hearted and an easy read...in fact I stayed up an extra 30 min to finish the book last night because I only had a few chapters to go!
What a great debut book by this author. This story is told with humor, wit and is sexy to boot. What more can a gal want in a romance novel! Rosalie is written very well as a strong independant woman of the new millenium. Nick is a sexy Italian man, who is a good cook and cleans. (sigh...my dream man) I found myself not wanting the story to end.
The secondary character's story, Rosalie's brother and her assistant, was left open at the end. I am hoping for another book about them.
This book is definitely worth the credit. Enjoy.
First book I read by this author, LOVED IT. Great story, plot, characters. Had to run out get the others in the series. Can't wait for more
Very fun, quick read. Strong female character, with a lot of spunk. I thoroughly enjoyed it!