14 May '13
A Minxy Review – A Very Exclusive Engagement by Andrea Laurence (4 Stars)
What happens in the elevator, stays in the elevator, right?”
Trapped between floors with his spitfire employee, media mogul Liam Crowe can’t control the chemistry. First, Francesca Orr is calling her new boss names in the boardroom; next, she’s kissing him! Now Liam has some choice names for Francesca: fiancée, maybe even wife. Because the only way to keep control of the scandal-plagued news network he’s just acquired is if he settles down, and Francesca is perfect fake-fiancée material.
But when she goes along with the plan, things get real—really fast—because there’s nothing fake about Francesca
A Very Exclusive Engagement by Andrea Laurence for Harlequin Desire is the tale of Francesca Orr and Liam Crowe and a jolly good read! Picture this, you take over a tv station after a phone hacking scandal, have horrible board meeting where a sexy colleague calls you names in Italian, you’ve just had one of those days, you just want to leave, get something to eat, get away from it all. Sadly fate has it in for you and when you run for the lift you discover she is trying to close it in your face, but you manage to slip in just in time….. And then the power goes out and you are STUCK! Together. For hours. No aircon. What can you do?
Yip, you can get to know each other, then you can strip off and…. The power comes on. That is how the book starts and it grabs your attention straight away. Factor into this a network recovering from a major scandal an interfering aunt and an attraction too hot to handle and you have A Very Exclusive Engagement. And exclusive it is.
Liam and Francesca are great characters you start to feel for straight away, they both know their own minds and want to save the network. It is this desire which brings them together but will it last when Liam’s aunt throws him a curve ball? (Ps- desire runs riot in this book, Liam and Francesca are HOT together)
Well that would be telling! But I will tell you this, I really enjoyed this read, the characters are real and funny; the situations bizarre but you can’t help smiling and wondering if this is how the other half live. If so…. Can I be Francesca and I need to find a Liam!
I give A Very Exclusive Engagment a very Minxy 4 stars out of 5. Grab a cuppa and immerse yourself in their world, you won’t regret it. A great way to pass the afternoon.