Wednesday, 6 July 2011
365 books in 365 days Challenge ... book #88
A Night with Consequences - Margaret Mayo
Mills and Boon Modern
Harlequin Mills and Boon, 2011
From the back cover:
"She's having the boss's baby!
Kara Redman has been Blake Benedict's right-hand woman for almost a year, and she prides herself on keeping their relationship purely professional - until a business trip to Italy proves to be her undoing!
The heat of the Italian sun stokes the flames of passion, and after hours Kara can't resist the invitation into her boss's bed! But one night with Blake has shocking consequences - Kara is having the boss's baby!"
So, sticking with the Modern line. This one was enjoyable and much more suitable for this line than the last book I read.
When the hero Blake asks Kara to go to Italy with him for the upcoming conference she is immediately concerned. First of all, she needs to be there to protect her frail mother from an unscrupulous debt collector her father owed money to before he died. Secondly she is worried about rumours that Blake has had affairs with his previous PA's, and worries that if Blake seduces her this may cause her to lose her job, which she desperately needs. Blake has only recently realised his attraction to Kara, but he also recognises her fragility and wants to both seduce and protect her. They begin and affair while they are in Italy, only Blake makes it clear that it will never be anything serious, that is until Kara discovers she is pregnant.
This is a nice and quick read, although there wasn't anything 'new' done her, which made it a bit predictable.
I'm finding it difficult to write this review as although I didn't hate the book, I didn't love it either. The characters were OK, the story was OK, everything was just...OK. So, yes, it was a nice little read but it didn't really leave a mark.
I guess it's one of those 'each to your own' books.