Monday, March 3, 2014

Review ~ WANTON HEAT by Nicola Marsh

Book Description:
At his majesty’s service…or so he thinks.
With her job and her self-respect on the line, advertising executive and reformed bad-girl Zoe Keaton heads to Italy to score a vital business deal. Unfortunately, the guy she needs to convince is the wickedly hot—and totally closed-off—Prince Dominic Ricci, who has no intention of listening to her pitch. So with the queen’s help, Zoe does the only thing that will get the job done. She kidnaps him.
But the joke’s on her when the queen’s matchmaking strands Zoe and the prince on the royal family’s secluded island. Zoe vows not to mix business with pleasure—and prove that she’s more than a spoiled rich girl who bought her way to success—but when the prince turns up the heat, the chemistry between them ignites. Is it just sizzling sex, or could an Italian prince with a tragic past fall for a take-no-prisoners American?

Overview & Review

**Provided ARC for Review**

     First, I should probably start off by saying that I love Brazen (Entangled Publishing) books and this one is no different.  Zoe is sent to Osturo, a small Italian island, to get approval for an ad campaign that showcases improvements to a resort on another island, Ancora.  Both islands are controlled by Prince Dominic Ricci.  Zoe needs to land this job to save her company and Dominic is determined to keep Ancora like it is. 
     The heat between these two ignites as soon as they meet.   However, Zoe is determined to not mix business with pleasure.  Dominic is used to people only using him to get what they want, so he doesn’t expect anything different from Zoe.  What is unexpected is how he feels pulled to her.  He doesn’t trust her and doesn’t want to feel anything for her, but he can’t help but want to be with her.
Less than four feet away, dripping water onto the flagstones, stood the most
gorgeous male specimen she'd ever seen.  Bare, bronzed chest glistening in the sun.
Rivulets of water trickling toward a loosely knotted towel slung low on his hips.
Long, lean legs. Muscled.  She dragged her gaze upward to the sizable bulge
beneath the towel...
"Fuck."  the expletive slipped out before she could stop it. 
Not exactly how she'd imagined her first word to Prince Dominic Ricci.
    In an effort to get Dominic to listen to her pitch her ad campaign, Queen Catarina (Dom’s grandmother) and Zoe plan to “kidnap” Dom and take him to Ancora.  Zoe doesn’t realize is that Ancora is Dom’s favorite place and he loves going there.  When they get trapped on the island due to a storm, they finally give in to their desires.  What happens when they leave the island, will change their lives forever. 
     This is a story about coming to terms with the events in the past, trusting others and learning to sacrifice for love.  I truly enjoyed this book.  It has plenty of heartache, loss, love and steamy hot scenes!  Go get a copy today to see if Dom will realize that Zoe is not like the people from his past and if Zoe will admit how she feels and risk losing her company. 


“I’m the enemy, remember? And yet another leech wanting something from you, apparently.  So quit trying to charm the pants off me, and let’s get inside before Mother Nature goes crazy.” ~ Zoe

    “What we shared meant nothing beyond lust.”  She dusted off her hands. “Now that itch is scratched, we can move on.”
    “You’re asking me to forget it?” He leaned forward and braced his forearms on his knees. “Because that’s impossible, cara.” His hypnotic stare made her flush all over. “Sex with you surpassed my fantasies.”

 “With you by my side, there’s nothing we can’t do.” ~Dom

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USA TODAY bestselling author Nicola Marsh writes flirty fiction with flair for adults and riveting, eerie stories for young adults.
Based in Melbourne, she has published 45 books and sold over 5 million copies worldwide. She writes contemporary romances for Harlequin Mills & Boon, Entangled Publishing and is self-published. Her first indie release, Crazy Love, was a 2012 ARRA (Australian Romance Readers Award) finalist. BANISH, a thriller with Harlequin Teen Australia, is her young adult debut (August 2013), closely followed by the release of a paranormal YA series starting with Scion of the Sun (Month9Books, November 2013)

She’s also a Waldenbooks and Bookscan bestseller, a 2013 National Readers’ Choice Award and RBY (Romantic Book of the Year) winner, a multi-finalist for awards including the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, RBY, HOLT Medallion, Booksellers’ Best Award, Golden Quill, Laurel Wreath, More than Magic and has won several CataRomance Reviewers’ Choice Awards.

A physiotherapist for thirteen years, she now adores writing full time, chasing after her two little heroes, barracking loudly for her North Melbourne Kangaroos footy team and her favourite, curling up with a good book!
She also loves interacting with readers. She blogstweets incessantly, chatters on Facebook and answers emails.


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