Handsome Devil
Kate Hofman
Contemporary romance
Available from The Dark Castle Lords
ISBN: 978-1-921347- 86-3
February 2009

Chiara has worked for Jason as his very capable PA for years, and in that time she has cautioned herself not to develop feelings for him since he has a short attention span when it comes to his women. Jason’s very Greek grandfather has been threatening him to marry the granddaughter of an old friend, and Jason enlists Chiara’s help. Their marriage is to be in name only, however, they soon realize they both want a sexual relationship. Jason’s grandfather doesn’t give up, and the threat to Chiara is very real and could spell the end to their marriage.
Overall, I enjoyed this book. It had tons of romance in it, heartbreak, and vivid descriptions of the scenery. Chiara started out as a character I could like, but she was never developed into the woman that her background promises her to be. In her professional life she was excellent – vocal and competent, yet in her personal life she came across as unconfident and a little timid. Jason was your typical Greek hero, successful and rich with all the trimmings that go with that lifestyle. I really liked how he slowly fell in love with Chiara without realizing it. I liked how there was romance between more characters than just Chiara and Jason. Jason’s skill in the bedroom made for some great love scenes. The storyline was an excellent one – marriage of convenience turning into the real thing then threatened by a family member. I would have really loved it had Chiara’s character been stronger.

Overall rating:
Sensuality rating: Mildly sensual

Reviewer: Lisa Freeman
March 16, 2009

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