Antoinette ‘Toni’ DeLuca owns the coffee shop, Bliss. She doesn’t trust easily—she has her reasons—and then she meets two billionaires who want to share her. The idea is completely arousing, but she has her reservations. Emerson Pierce and Stone Ryder appear too good to be true. Her ex won’t leave her alone. He wants the business, and so does his criminal type family. She lies to protect her heart. But Emerson and Stone, two billionaires who want her, lie to protect their hearts as well. In mass confusion, everyone is a suspect in her demise. With the help of their family and friends, Emerson, Stone and Toni come clean so they can be together. But ultimately it’s the one person they dismissed too early that threatens to end their lives.
What Worked For Me:
I freaking LOVED Toni. I don’t know why this character appealed to me so much but she has to be one of my most favorite written heroines…ever. And her coffee/pastry shop? Let’s just say I would love to have someone here locally create a place that sounded as warm and inviting as Bliss. Toni had moments where I thought she was completely too stubborn for her own good but she’s so charming and flirtatious I didn’t even care. Emerson and Stone have to also be some the most inventive men when it comes to subterfuge and hiding their identity. They are rich, accomplished and every time Stone opened his mouth, my panties got wet. Throw together these three and you get some pretty intense and erotic encounters that make you forget that you aren’t actually in the book….you are simply reading it. Then we have our villains. I’m beginning to think that Ms. Dwyer is a pure genius when it comes to creating crazy, off-the-hook villains and one of these is completely off their rocker! Throw in a fast moving and entertaining plot and again, some zany and crazy secondary characters and you have the perfect recipe for another outstanding book.
What Didn’t Work For Me:
I know that keeping secrets was part of the premise of this book but these characters are masters of secret keeping and lying. While it was resolved and even understood, I expected confessions sooner than they actually happened.
Would I Recommend This Book:
Yes, yes, yes.
Final Star Rating:
5 of 5 stars