A steamy contemporary romance featuring a reluctant hotelier and the public relations expert who works for him.
Reid Davenport is in charge of the Hollywood-based Davenport hotel chain after his father suffers a stroke. His dyslexia makes it even more difficult for him to learn the ins and outs of the business, and his famous ex, Marion, is spreading malicious rumors about him to the tabloid press, saying that he’s an insensitive jerk. Reid had planned to just let the scandal blow over, but when his teenage sister Bianca says that her classmates are saying bad things about him, he breaks down and calls a public relations firm, which puts Hailey Connor on the case. At first, Hailey believes Reid to be stuck-up and unpleasant, but she changes her mind when she sees how he clearly cares for his younger sibling. She’s completely onboard with the PR job when she finds out that Marion cheated on Reid with his former hotel manager. The more Hailey works with Reid, the more she starts to fall for him—and the attraction is definitely mutual. This is the latest installment in Hagen’s (Fighting for You, 2019, etc.) Connor Family series, featuring the final Connor sibling. The chemistry between Reid and Hailey burns hot from their very first meeting, and it remains so for the rest of the novel. Family is clearly important to both of the main characters; Hailey’s parents died when she was 11, so she’s tight with the surviving Connors. The other family members who appear over the course of the story are also well developed. Their appearances add welcome depth to Reid’s and Hailey’s lives, and offer readers something beyond the primary drama about falling in love and dealing with exes.
An entertaining and engagingly written tale that will please fans of its genre.