About the Book:
The assistant concierge in Luke’s luxury high-rise, Miranda Tate fled her family’s dairy farm to come to the bright lights of New York City. She works hard to move up and sends her spare earnings home to her brother. When she and Luke meet, there’s an instant attraction, but they’re in completely different leagues. Could Miranda be just the woman Luke needs to win the most important game of his life?
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Eve Hart's Romance Review:
This is the second book I've read from Nancy, and the second book of her A Wager of Hearts book series.
I really enjoyed this book. It was hot, entertaining, it made me smile, and the hero and heroine were perfect for one another. I loved the plot - sexy, rich, famous athlete meets down to earth, pretty, concierge, and the sparks fly from the Pinnacle to the Empire Center!
I read this book in two sittings because I just couldn't push myself to read past 3:00 am that first night, so I finished the book after work the follow evening.
Overall, this was a great read, but there was something I realized was missing...the deeply emotional, dark, black moment - that moment where the hero or heroine finds themselves in the depths of despair or anger or grief. This book, while it had it's moment of sadness, was still too...happy. Even when they'd parted ways, Luke and Miranda were still...meh. Their anger and sadness didn't seem real. It was all too easy.
Miranda was just TOO NICE! Hell, her boss was trying to get her fired and messing up things for her at work, and she took it in the ass like it didn't matter. THEN she gets fired and doesn't say a single bad word to the asshole who railroaded her out of her job. THEN she gets dumped by the guy she loves AFTER she confesses her love to him, and she just goes back to milking cows without an ounce of anger toward him?
BORING and unbelievable. Miranda just seemed to...bland a character. There was little more to her than an exterior of easy to please, will do anything for you, professionalism, and maybe a dash of naughty pushover.
I liked her. She was okay.
Luke was SEXY AS HELL with his amazing body, glorious blue eyes, and deep Texas drawl - inspired by Chris Hemsworth. Damn. I'd ride that cowboy/quarterback from one end-zone to the other.
All in all, I look forward to reading Gavin's story, and not just because I know Nancy is using Ioan Gruffyd as her inspiration.
I received this book free via NetGalley.