Not only that, but I was impressed that the author chose to recognize the LGTB community in this book. Sophie, the leading lady, came to the Fitzroy castle with her close friend Jasper to ACT in the role as his girlfriend so that he could keep his sexual orientation secret from his family during the course of his father's birthday celebration. Problems I was impressed that this book included a leading woman who wasn't a virgin and a leading man who wasn't either a billionaire, sheikh or prince. Problems begin to arise when Jasper's brother, Kit, who doesn't know that Jasper is gay, but Kit and Sophie are attracted to each other.
The author also takes another daring move to these genre of novels by including the death and a funeral in the storyline. I like the chances she has taken by breaking away from typical Harlequin Presents plot lines. However, one aspect kept me from giving the book a full five stars, and that was it didn't pull on my emotional heartstrings enough. My favorite Harlequin presents stories are ones where there's an interaction between the designated lovers that leaves a tugging feeling in my gut and on the verge of tears. This story almost had that in a couple of places, but not quite.
I think part of the weakness with this story for me was that the two characters barely knew for themselves how they felt about themselves or the other person. Mar 18, L H rated it it was ok. I did not know the story was sent into different books. So I started reading the first book and after I finished that it doesn't really end on a cliffhanger but you realize that big part of the plot was not resolved at the end of the book that including the story between the mother and why she left.
As well as to turn the Paternity the f the hero I mean I knew since I started reading the book that there was a story behind who the father of the hero was but I would have thought it would have b I did not know the story was sent into different books. I mean I knew since I started reading the book that there was a story behind who the father of the hero was but I would have thought it would have been resolved by the end of this book and I wouldn't have to read another book to find out.
Either way as the story unfolds you kind of figure out who the father and what would end up happening with the hero being the actual heir to the earldom I don't really think I need to read the second book to figure that out. Nov 02, Alicet rated it it was amazing Shelves: harlequin-presents. The title is very apt for this book- which by itself is an improvement to most HP's.
I enjoyed the story- it had wonderfully drawn characters especially with Sophy, an actress pretending to be the fiancee of her gay friend and Kit, the brooding war hero and brother to Sophy's pretend fiance. The attraction between them is immediate- it doesn't hurt that Sophy is beautiful and was wearing quite trashy clothes when they first met. With Kit feeling guilty for the attraction and Sophy feeling that s The title is very apt for this book- which by itself is an improvement to most HP's.
With Kit feeling guilty for the attraction and Sophy feeling that she wasn't worthy of Kit, there was enough angst to go around. I just wished the book was a bit longer. Very nice. Sophie Greenham has lived an eccentric life. Acting as the pretend girlfriend for her good, in-the-closet-still friend Jasper Fitzroy should be a piece of cake. That is, until she meets up with Kit Fitzroy and finds herself hot for the older brother.
Kit has put aside his military career to come home for his father's birthday. Trying to get his father to deal with the family estate before his death proves impossible. But finding himself wanting his brother's girlfriend is even worse. Des Very nice. Despite family secrets that abound, Sophie and Kit find they can get past anything with a little trust. Oct 02, KC rated it it was ok Shelves: prose-rubbed-me-the-wrong-way , misunderstanding , 2-stars-ok , harlequin-presents , high-on-plot-low-on-emotion , poor-comunicatin-skillz , bland , new-to-me-author.
I wasn't pulled into the story by the author's writing style, which leant towards more telling vs. This prevented me from becoming emotionally invested in the lead characters or their romance. It's too bad because Kit and Sophie's painful pasts and their forbidden attraction for one another had potential to evoke angst—I just didn't feel it. Likewise, the passion and sexual tension that existed between them stayed at a lukewarm level. I also didn't connect with some of the humor.
For ex I wasn't pulled into the story by the author's writing style, which leant towards more telling vs. For example, Sophie's intermittent use of "knickers" as a swear word was supposed to be funny but fell rather flat. Oct 12, RomLibrary marked it as to-read Shelves: steamy , kindle , family-plays-big-part , chemistry-galore , english-hero , non-virgin-h , part-of-series , hq-bookshelf , hero-misjudges-her , tortured-hero. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Part 1. Own under different title as re release.
He is a soldier. She is not really dating brother The wrong Fitzroy brother? I enjoyed this story about Sophie and Kit. Firstly because Sophie is so much of a party-girl but with a heart of gold.
She is sweet inspite of her supposedly gold-digger attitude to life. I adore how fond she is of Jasper, of how she tries her best to act as his girl-friend even as she helps him with his lover Sergio. Kit is dark, brooding and suspicious of love and emotion. Their attraction is so instantaneous. And their attempts to understand the lies within lies of their worlds and realities I enjoyed this story about Sophie and Kit.
And their attempts to understand the lies within lies of their worlds and realities is so interesting. I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would. Sep 11, Bibi rated it liked it. Sophie is the quintessential bad girl but Kit can't help but be enamored and their chemistry was off the Richter scale.
I loved Kit for being the strong silent H and for choosing to be vulnerable to the attraction he felt for Sophie. It was a slow paced book but by no means was it boring. I loved it. Nov 15, Tracey rated it really liked it. Really enjoyed this. Engaged with and liked Sophie and Kit from the start. Sophie puts her acting skills to the test when she steps into the role as girlfriend to her gay best friend.
Kit proves he's nobody's fool and sees through her deceit. How can she want his brother when she can't resist him? He can't ignore the lies or the sizzling attraction between them. And does he need to when the lies begin to unfold? Jan 06, J. I only gave this a 3 because I enjoyed books by India Grey from the very beginning but I am a bit disappointed with the impression that I got of the heroine in the book as being of somewhat of "loose" morals when her past sexual history was mentionned. I understand that harlequin is now becoming somewhat modernized but india grey in this book has made quite giant leap into the future Jun 15, Bukola rated it really liked it.
Another awesome book by India Grey. I'm all about the heroine in any book I read. I guess I'm sexist like that. Hmmm steamy.. When the hero finally gave in to his feelings fanning myself lol it was so super steamy and vivid. Elizabeth Power. Carole Mortimer. Helen Brooks. India Grey. Penny Jordan. Michelle Reid.
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