Six months ago Ellie Holdsworthy’s life was all planned out – kids, wedding, happy ever after – until her boyfriend dumped her for another woman. When her best friend Penny, an heiress to a small fortune, looks set to run off with a gold-digger, Ellie has to save her from certain doom – and fast. Unfortunately, the only person who can help is the one person she’d rather not ask….
Little does Ellie know, persuading her brother’s best friend – commitment phobic, playboy businessman, Gideon DeLancy – to hold an intervention at his beautiful Georgian manor would be the easy part. Keeping her hands off him is a whole other matter.
Gideon doesn’t intend to fall for his friend’s snarky sister, and he sure as hell doesn’t expect their weekend to develop into a full-on sex-fest. When passion takes a strangle-hold, their differences don’t seem to matter. After all, a torrid weekend affair should be the easiest thing in the world to walk away from, so why are they finding it so difficult…?
This book was fun. I loved Ellie’s sense of humor and her loyalty to a fault. When she believes in something, she goes after it with all of her heart and soul. She’s loved her brother’s best friend since she was a little girl and she goes to him for help in stopping her friend from making what she sees as a huge mistake marrying a man she barely knows. She’s hidden her feelings for Gideon behind snarky remarks and aloof behavior.
Once alone with Gideon for the first time ever, the chemistry between the two shows up. They try to fight it and it’s pretty funny… the inner dialogue the two carry on with themselves.
I really liked Gideon up until the incident where he showed up out of the blue. I then wanted to punch him. I understand he’s been abandoned as a child and has major trust issues, but I think he took it too far. I was extremely proud of Ellie for standing up for herself and not wallowing in self misery. I really think he should’ve apologized. I don’t remember that at all.
Rating: 3 stars
Reviewed by Slinky