Every Girl's Secret Fantasy - Robyn Grady
Mills & Boon Modern Heat
Harlequin Mills & Boon, 2010
From the back cover:
"Mechanic Pace Brodrick has stepped straight out of prim Phoebe's wildest fantasy - oil slicked and dangerously sexy, he's her perfect Mr. Right Now! Phoebe's long overdue on some excitement - and Pace's wicked smile guarantees she'll have the thrill of her life!
Then Pace discovers the temptress behind Phoebe's good-girl facade! She drives him wild - but will she want their fling to last forever when she discovers Pace has been lying to her all along? For this bad boy is actually a secret millionaire…."
I have had this book on my shelf for a while and never got round to reading it, so I thought I would give it a go.
The hero Pace spends his days working as a mechanic for an upmarket car manufacturer, but he is much more than a simple mechanic - he is the co-owner, an engineer, as well as a millionaire. The heroine Phoebe is a host on a local TV show and has met Pace a few times as his company, or the company he works for as she thinks, is one of the show's sponsors. Pace is very attracted to Phoebe and has asked her out a couple of times but disappointingly she has always turned him down. Phoebe is also very attracted to Pace, but a couple of bad relationships in the past has made her a little hesitant. She does eventually agree and she is wined, dined, and seduced in body and mind by Pace. The chemistry between them is fierce and their relationship moves pretty fast, Pace soon realises he wants more from Phoebe. But he still hasn't told her exactly who, and what, he is and with Phoebe's fear of being heartbroken again he doesn't know how to tell her.
I enjoyed this book. There is a really nice blend of aspiration (as you would expect from a Modern) and realism. Both the hero and heroine are likeable and strong characters, and their relationship is built beautifully by the author making it believable. It's also chock full of passion! There is also a bit of sadness in the book, which adds real depth to the story.
Overall this is a nice story that is an interesting read.