on April 14, 2020
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Also by this author: The CEO Buys In (Wager of Hearts, #1)
She’s small-town business. He’s Manhattan high finance. Together they ignite in a novel about unexpected love and danger by Nancy Herkness, award-winning author of the Wager of Hearts series.
New Jersey bookkeeper Alice Thurber has a carefully constructed risk-free life. Everything in perfect balance. Until little discrepancies show up in her clients’ accounts. Most would ignore it. Not the impeccably precise Alice. In desperation she reaches out to a high-powered consulting firm for help. New York City’s movie-star handsome financial wizard Derek Killion reaches back. All he has to do is smile and Alice’s fantasies stir. A girl can dream, can’t she?
A cofounder of KRG, Derek’s promise is to advise small-business owners in trouble. He never guessed that assisting the diffident but sexy Alice would be so captivating and make it so hard to keep his desires in check. But just as intriguing is the alarming puzzle behind the computer glitch that’s unsettled his client. As the investigation unfolds, they must also confront an attraction too palpable to ignore. Every new dark twist they follow is only bringing them closer together—in passion and in danger.
I’ve found this gem on Netgalley and requested the arc based solely on the blurb. It seemed like my cup of tea, and I wasn’t wrong! I loved it!
As you might know already, this is the story of a bookkeeper who finds some issues with her clients’ finances. Desperate to find the root of the problem, she stumbles upon a program offered by a huge company in their field, meant to help out small CPAs like her. Only it appears the problem isn’t so easy to fix or to figure out, so when one of the founding members of that big company takes an interest, well, let’s just say that there will be a lot of balancing..
This is how Mrs. Herkness managed to spark my interest and get me hooked on her book. I was desperate to turn every page, as for the life of me I couldn’t put it down. It was incredibly exciting to see what was happening next.
My only “issue” with the story was the heroine’s passion for Regency romance novels, something is in a galaxy, far, far away from my liking. Those of you who know me will understand this, as historical romance is not something I’ll ever stomach. So every time the heroine will compare the hero with a Duke or mention the word “regency” i’ll shudder.
Besides this, I liked everything. Well, maybe not the descriptions like “her insides turned liquid with pure want”, but again, I truly enjoyed the whole story and the characters when they found sexual innuendos in mathematics. Highly entertaining!
”ARC provided through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.”