“Opal Carew gives readers a taste of the forbidden.” –Romance Reviews Today
He’s about to take control of her body…and her dream.
When River set up a fundraiser to kick start her nail polish business, she never expected someone to pay five thousand dollars just to have dinner with her. But when she meets her mysterious benefactor, he turns out to be billionaire Kane Winters—the one man from her past who she never wanted to see again.
Kane is determined to right the wrong that happened to River in college—because of him. She’s been an obsession he can’t escape…and Kane wants River more than he’s ever wanted anything. So he offers her a deal she can’t refuse: marry him and her business will be success. But River’s knight in shining armor isn’t looking for a platonic business deal. He wants their marriage to be real…in every way.
“Carew brings erotic romance to a whole new level…she sets your senses on fire!” – Reader to Reader
From bestselling author Opal Carew comes her next erotic romance, Nailed.
I liked this one overall, but I had some issues with the resolution of the story that left me a little dissatisfied at the end of this book.
The relationship with Kane and River was interesting and watching the development of their relationship was intriguing. The idea that Kane never got over River, that he has always wanted more with her, gave it a second chance feeling even though there was not a real relationship developed with them at the flashback scenes. I appreciated that there was an acknowledgement of the wrongs and things that happened in the past and that, while they played a part, this wasn’t drug out too long.
I liked the arranged marriage idea, the thought that Kane wanted River so badly that he was willing to go to any lengths to achieve that goal.
What I didn’t like: the dishonestly about the relationships in Kane’s life currently and the odd inclusion of the friend. I thought this added to the story and made it feel unfinished, like the inclusion was at the end, an afterthought. I also didn’t like that this book ended without really considering the change of the relationship. We didn’t see any of the new relationship, other than the sex. And I thought the inclusion of this without any real addition of the extra relationship made the entire thing not work as well. The book developed the relationship with River and Kane, but I think it dropped the ball with the additional ones.
The writing was strong, the characters believable, the plot and pacing worked, except for at the end, where I think it was tied up to quickly to be realistic.
I do recommend this overall, however the recommendation is with some hesitation.