DIRTY RICH CINDERELLA STORY
Dirty Rich Book Twoe
Lisa Renee Jones
Genre: #ContemporaryRomance #Standalone
My Rating: 4.5
Publication: May 23rd 2018
Read: May 21st 2018 (ARC)
POV: First-person dual perspectives
Series: Dirty Rich: Dirty Rich One Night Stand; Dirty Rich Cinderella Story
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A sexy standalone…
Seduced for a night. Taken forever.
With only nine months left at Stanford, and despite being top of her law school class, Lori Havens takes leave to care for her sick mother. That means she juggles three jobs, the best of which is researcher for novelist, and syndicated columnist of “Cat Does Crime,” Cat Summer.
One evening after finishing up her work at Cat’s apartment building, Lori has an encounter with a sexy stranger, and does something out of character. She goes home with him. The night is perfect, he’s perfect, wealthy, powerful and from out of town. Morning comes, and despite their connection, Lori leaves before he finds out she’s far from the equal he believes her to be. She’s not a charity case and she’s not after his money. She will make her own. In other words, she leaves before her prince charming finds out she’s no princess.
Flash forward a few months, Lori’s mother is healing, and Cat’s husband, Reese, has merged his firm with another and Lori lands an internship there, with school credit and scholarship money.. Everything is falling into place. That is until fate reveals a wicked twist of events and Lori walks into a conference room to find her new boss, Cole Brooks, one of the partners, is her one-night prince charming. One sizzling shared look across a boardroom, and it’s clear: this man is not done with her. It’s not long before Lori is informed that she’ll be working high profile cases with her one night prince charming which will require long nights and travel, starting immediately.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This second standalone in Lisa Renee Jones’ Dirty Rich Series was great. Although I didn’t read book one in the series, and the main H/h from that book are prominent characters in book two, I had no trouble following along. However, meeting those characters has me eager to read Reese and Cat’s book.
Cole Brooks is everything you want a male protagonist to be. He is sexy, sinful (in an intimate way), wealthy, intelligent, and a complete gentleman. Trust me here, the list of his attributes goes on. There was never a single moment in this story that I didn’t love him.
Lori Havens is independent to several faults; stubborn being the most prominent trait. Lori had to drop out of law school in her last year to take care of her mother. And since, she has been working several jobs to pay the bills while still hopeful to finish her education. Thanks to good, loyal friends, Lori’s future is looking brighter.
I’ll be brief here because I don’t want to give any spoilers. Lori and Cole meet and their attraction is instant. After a single night together, Lori disappears to Cole’s dismay. Months pass while both Cole and Lori can’t stop thinking about each other. But when circumstances reunite them, things get complicated. Cole will be her boss and she is adamant about keeping her relationship professional. Cole does not share those same thoughts.
What follows is light suspense, some angst and plenty of sexy times. I loved how Cole treated Lori. As I said earlier he was such a gentleman. Lori on the other hand was frustrating at times. I admit, it took some time for me to warm up to her. But I did. And that said, I loved this book. Truthfully, I have never read anything from this author that I didn’t love.
This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂