Unnoticed and Untouched - Lynne Raye Harris
Mills & Boon Modern
Harlequin UK, 2012
From the back cover:
"Putting the personal in PA!
The unwanted advances of gold-digging socialites are an occupational hazard for racing legend turned tycoon Lorenzo D'Angeli. So he extends his PA's job description to cover evening events.
Faith Black has risen to her boss's every challenge...But being seen on his arm means spotlights, scrutiny, figure-flaunting cocktail dresses - and leaving the safety of her staid grey suits!
Famous for his cool, Renzo's anything but when he sees his formerly frumpy PA dressed to kill! Faith knows this playboy well - she'll arm her heart with the same steel used on the D'Angeli motorbike!"
It's been a while since I have come across a Boss-PA trope in one of the more recent Modern/Presents. I was really interested to see what Lynn Raye Harris would do with such a classic theme, and I'm pleased to say that it came out brilliantly.
Lynn has really made the most out of her plot and tells a beautiful love-story. The motorcycle racing world that the book is set in is different and really well detailed, but not overly informative so.
The hero is, sigh, pretty perfect; so charming, perfectly alpha, a bit of a tart, as well as gentle and kind! The heroine has a bit of a hurtful past that makes her come across as a real, well rounded character, but my favourite thing about her is that she nice to the core.
The story benefits from not having the hero and heroine give-in-to-their-passion too early, instead there is a slow, torturous build up with sparks flying everywhere. A brilliant example of sexual tension done right!
The love-story feels natural and the whole book is beautifully written with a wonderful flow, without unnecessary over-dramatic moments.