Tuesday, 6 December 2011
365 books in 365 days Challenge ... book #234
Interview with the Daredevil - Nicola Marsh
Mills & Boon RIVA
Harlequin UK, 2011
From the back cover:
"The man behind the headlines...
After spending the last few years as the perfect political wife, Ava’s finally single and free to live her life as she chooses – away from the paparazzi... She starts her new life as a freelance writer with a massive scoop: an interview with extreme sports legend – and dreamboat! – Roman Gianakis...
The immediate chemistry is all-consuming, but Roman lives his life firmly in the public eye. To match him, she’ll have to step up next to him. Till now she’s always wished she could hide in the wings – is she ready to embrace centre stage?"
You should all know by now that I am a big fan of Nicola Marsh's books, so I have been looking forward for this one working it's way to the top of my TBR pile. I love the title of this one too!
The heroine Ava and the hero Roman meet when they quite literally bump into each other. There is an immediate spark between them and Ava, for once in her very restrained life, gives into the moment with Roman. Ava is feeling a little lost, after spending her life doing what she was supposed to as the Prime Minister's daughter and then as the wife of a politician, now fresh out of her divorce and jobless she doesn't know where to start in rebuilding her life. Roman spots his chance to spend more time with Ava as well as getting more publicity by offering Ava the opportunity to write an article about him and the extreme sports governing body he is CEO of. However, the closer he and Ava become the more Roman realises the she is getting under his skin and getting closer to asking questions he doesn't want to answer. Even though they soon begin to fall for one another, Roman's need for publicity and Ava's aversion to the press starts to tear them apart.
I really enjoyed this book, it's a fabulous edition to the RIVA line. Nicola Marsh has a way of writing that never fails to make me smile, and that is certainly in abundance here. The book has two well matched, well thought out, and interesting characters, as well as being full of sizzling chemistry and witty dialogue. I loved the heroine's background, Nicola has created a heroine that is very relatable, despite her 'high status', and really does go on a journey throughout the course of the book, and that is very satisfying to read. Roman is such a charmer, I was half in love with him from the first of his many grins!
All of this combined with beautifully described surroundings, and a wonderful love story makes this a very entertaining book.
The ending is super cheesy, but I can forgive it since the rest of the book is brilliant!