Monday, June 04, 2018

"The Weekend" by Rhyannon Byrd



THE WEEKEND BY RHYANNON BYRD

SERIES: London Affair #1
PUBLISHER: Headline Eternal
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
SOURCE: Freebie
LINKS: Goodreads

SUMMARY
American art-history graduate Emmy Reed is in London, hoping to land her dream job by getting an exclusive scoop on a famous reclusive artist. When a dangerous encounter throws her into the path of millionaire playboy Jase Beckett, Emmy is grateful for his quick-thinking—but equally determined to turn down his proposal to be his date for a family wedding. That is, until she discovers that her sought-after artist is his grandfather. Tired of the game-playing women in his circle, Jase finds Emmy refreshingly fascinating. And as the weekend progresses and they work together to survive his insufferable family's devious scheming, Emmy and Jase find themselves drowning in an intoxicating sexual chemistry that leaves them both desperate for more... and reeling emotionally. When their stunning weekend is over, neither is ready to let go. But dark secrets surround the Beckett family—can their fledgling relationship survive the damaging revelations to come?

MY REVIEW

This is the first part of a serial in which we find a hot chemistry, and quite a screwed up family to stay away from... Well, at least that would be best for Jace—and everyone, really—but then, if you’re born into high society, sometimes you are kinda forced to keep up with the crazy circus. And although this might seem the main problem, for Emmy the real challenge is to let go of what she thought was a dream in the first place. If for some reason (destiny?) you find an unexpected, amazing connection with someone, would you ever want to break the spell? More importantly, is that even possible?

Starting with an underground encounter taking a wrong turn—watch it out there!—and a double interest turning into the perfect offer, this was a fast, but well delivered read. I would have just appreciated more insight in the whole (psychotic) family, so I hope to get that wish granted with the next instalment.

RATING: 3/5
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