Rules are made to be broken
Beth Blake has a perfectly normal life in London – until a secret from the past thrusts her into notoriety and she finds herself in Argentina, under the watchful eye of a bodyguard. Controlling, insufferable and sinfully sexy to boot, Raphael Cordoba is a thorn in her independent side!
Guarding Beth should be easy for Raphael – as long as he remembers the golden rule: Do not touch the client. Especially when she’s the sister of your best friend! But feisty Beth requires a particular attentiveness that brings illicit temptation even closer…
‘Fastpaced, full of passion and perfect for all romantics!’ – Meg, Retail Sales, Lichfield
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This, the second of a duet of two sisters could almost be described as two books in one as there are two distinct lines of plot although they are related.
Mrs Mortimer is the doyenne of the forceful, alpha but sympatico hero. The romance is typical and compelling with her usual trademarks and does account for much of the book. However the underlying theme is of Beth being the daughter of well-to-do Argentinians who was kidnapped when she was just two years old.
It is hard to imagine what any family would go through in these circumstances but when beth/Gabriella "re-surfaces" you just can't expect a young 20 something British woman who has known nothing else from her infancy to embrace a new family particularly when their attitude appears to be more of trying to control her than welcome home a long lost daughter.
Cesar, her brother, the hero of the first book in the duet comes over as particularly unappealing in this one. No-one even knows Bet has been found and he immediately smothers her with a bodyguard.
Ramon wanting to stand guard by Beth's desk in the work place goes beyond the ridiculous.
As a 24 year-old independent woman Beth had the choice as to what direction she wanted her life to go in although there was the complication that her sister had married into her "birth" family.
While Mrs Mortimer's trademark qualities does help to redeem the book the whole scenario left me feeling very uneasy.
Six out of ten
good follow up. the romance between the couple was a bit slower than the first book but OK
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