Friday, April 13, 2018



Yeah, I did it.

I signed on to be an “intimate companion.”

Desperate times and desperate measures lead to crazy choices.

Really, though, it’s not that crazy. Someone has to pay my brother’s bills after the wreck, and I’m the only someone left.

My first job: snuggle up to a sexy beast of a billionaire at one of his luxury ski resorts.

I can do that.

Except I’m not so sure he wants me to. The Ice King barely looks at me. He rarely speaks to me, and when he does, he says he doesn’t want me in his bed.

Okay then.

I keep my head held high, my shoulders squared, and my bruised ego under wraps—until I stumble onto secrets.

James Harrington is hiding devastating secrets.

I get too close. I get involved. I take a risk, and I give him more than he paid for.

For a moment, it’s too perfect to be true.

But there’s one more secret—and it’s the one I never saw coming.


This blurb caught me from the very beginning. It sounded hot and steamy, with a smidgen of angst. I'm not the biggest fan of angst in books-it has to be GOOD and serve a true purpose. This novella had a touch of angst and I was perfectly fine with it.

I liked Darcy and I liked James. Truly, I did. There's a spark between them that is immediate, and it's 100% believable. With a novella, I expect that some things need to happen quickly-like chemistry-and it can sometimes feel forced. That certainly isn't the case with this book. It just worked here, and it worked well.

I will say that this book definitely had me fanning myself throughout. It was sexy and steamy and I appreciated that. There were some spots that I wanted more depth, but it's a novella so I understand that there wasn't a ton of time for certain things.

Overall, I enjoyed this title. It was fast paced, and hot and steamy. Definitely something that can be read in one sitting (and I did). I would recommend this novella.

I enjoyed this shorter story, although I think I wanted it to be longer. There was a lot going on, and while all of it was resolved, the things happening in the story definitely could have been told in a longer story as well.

Darcy and James meet when James hires her as his companion for the events of the grand opening week of his new ski resort. But, despite what she is expecting, the job doesn't come with the sexual favors she is expecting to have to perform.

I liked that this attractive man has his reasons for keeping his distance, and I liked the conversations between them, the immediate spark, the work he went to in order to make sure there was nothing between them, and his willingness to let her in once there was.

Due to the length of the book, all of this happens rather quickly, and it is slightly insta-love, but it works and I enjoyed this title overall.


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It’s not just his eyes that are striking. He’s so handsome that it’s almost impossible, with a strong, square jaw and high cheekbones. He has dark hair, though, slicked back. I’d call him movie-star handsome if it weren’t for the powerful presence in his face and body— the way he stands, and the show of athleticism I just saw when he skied in. This man is no pretty boy, and just standing still I feel like he’s taking up all the space in the room. The building. And he’s tall. I’m in heels, and I have to look up to meet his eyes.

He’s also breathing fast from his run down the mountain, and the strange whorl of snowy cold and heat coming from him is just more unsettling. I catch a clean scent of spicy soap and snow on the air, too. Out of nowhere, I feel a strange pull in my chest, like I want to step closer even as I feel a tingle of caution along the back of my neck. The way it feels to approach something animal and caged.

“You’re Darcy? Rina sent you?” His voice is disconcertingly deep.

I blush and start when he says my name. I don’t even know why. I was half-expecting this gorgeous guy to keep walking out of the room, but he stands there looking at me, one eyebrow raised. And then he holds out his hand to shake mine.

And it finally clicks for me that this is James Harrington. The Ice King. My client.

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