In this seductive series, four lives collide in a riveting tale of secrets, deception, betrayal, and revenge...and this story is about... the forbidden gem... Rachelle Silva is used to getting what she wants. As the beloved secret daughter of a ruthless crime boss, she wants for nothing--except freedom from her overprotective father. But when her identity is compromised and her life is threatened, Rachelle is given the one thing she's always hated most: an escort. Former fighter Jay Price stays connected with Vegas's criminal underbelly, and for the right price he'll take on any job. But when he's hired to babysit self-centered "princess" Rachelle, he finds himself captivated by the beautiful, spoiled socialite--and annoyed by his sudden attraction to her. Confused by her own attraction to the tattooed "thug," Rachelle sets out to make Jay as aware of her as she is of him. Unfortunately the threats to her life are all too real, and Jay is forced to bring her into "his world" until the threat is...dealt with. But he has an even bigger fight on his hands--his desire for the one woman he's forbidden to have.Elizabeth's Review
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Rachelle is a spoiled mobster’s daughter who has been called home to Vegas by her protective father. Threats against him have led him to hire Jay to protect his little “diamond.”
Rachelle and Jay are like oil and water to begin with and it’s hard to like either of them at first. A night out leads them to finally admit that they are attracted to each other, but they insist on egging each other on. After Jay saves Rachelle from a kidnapping attempt, we finally begin to see them both act like real people and develop a relationship. As much as I didn’t like early Rachelle and Jay, I really liked them as a couple.
The author does a great job of moving the story along in both the romance and suspense departments. Both story lines are interesting and entertaining. One of the things I liked most was how Rachelle and Jay seemed to bring out the best of each other and help each other grow.
Part of me really wanted this to be a 4 star book, but I had a couple of big issues. One – the complete dismissal of safe sex. In all the times the author depicted Rachelle and Jay being intimate, there is only one mention of a condom and that is after they have been together. Two – editing issues. None are big, but there are several small misspellings and grammar issues that caught my attention and distracted from the story.Overall, a good story and I would be interested in reading other work by this author.
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