Falling for the Tycoon
Anywhere and Always Book 1
by Aurora Russell
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Pub Date 10 Dec 2019 | Archive Date 22 Jul 2020
One wild and passionate Caribbean night leaves Annelise with amazing memories…but what happens when her vacation fling reappears as a VIP client?
Deserted by her fiancé only three months before their wedding, a devastated Annelise decides to go on their Caribbean honeymoon alone in the hope of thawing the deep freeze of her emotions. Tripping and landing on top of the most gorgeous man she’s ever seen, a sexy French-Canadian stranger, is as surprising as it is mortifying.
Rémy Gaspard is staying at his family’s remote tropical resort to get some work done after a difficult visit with his sister, but instead, he finds himself drawn to the sad young woman he sees from across the beach. When she quite literally falls into his lap, he can’t believe his good fortune.
Their passionate vacation romance is cut short by a troubling accident and they part ways, but neither can stop thinking about the other. When they meet up again in Montreal, seemingly by accident six months later, their attraction is just as strong…or stronger. As they face the challenges of misunderstandings, suspicions and a shadowy menace that won’t leave Rémy’s family alone, one thing becomes clear. Their love remains strong, anywhere and always.
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Average rating from 17 members
A variation on the Cinderella theme that all girls dream of, this romance book is an adult and edgier version of the storyline. She's recovering from a broken heart and is brought back to life by a handsome stranger in a "throw caution to the wind" type of night. However, when they come face to face again months later, he can't help but wonder if it was all a set up to put him in the right place at the wrong time since someone is trying to kill him and his siblings off. What ensues is mistaken ideas, passion, mental anguish and attempted murder. The question is can they overcome all of that so that this Cinderella gets a happy ending or will it all blow apart. The way the story is written, you definitely get the impression that this is the first of a series as the story has several loose threads that still need tied up at the end so I am looking forward to seeing future books with these characters in them. The characters' are interesting, intelligent and intriguing in a manner that draws you and wants you to know more. The author is a bit fixated on him filling her with his seed as that is redundantly pounded home with each sexual experience the characters have, otherwise it's a very entertaining romance with a nice mystery laced within it. I look forward to more from this author!
This is a new to me author and based on some of the other reviews I wasn't sure what to expect. I'm glad I gave it a chance, because I really enjoyed it. Remy and Annelise had instant chemistry. Remy is a smooth talker and if I hadn't heard his thoughts I'd almost think he was full of it. The dual points of view made it perfect to know his sincerity, playfulness, vulnerability and feelings for Annelise. Given their chemistry there is a lot of sex. A sex scene and then another sex scene right after they recharge. I found myself skimming the scenes by the end because I wanted to get back to the suspense/mystery part of the book. I enjoyed the build up of the mystery, but the who-done-it left me confused. I truly don't understand the who/why of what was going on after a big scene at the end. It's obvious with Remy having 2 brothers and a sister there is more to come, but I hope the part connected to Annelise is explained (trying not to give spoilers).
This was a quick and light read. I'm looking forward to reading more.
First time reading this author. I will definitely read more ! Nice combo of romance and mystery. Loved the main characters and looking forward to more books in the series.
Three and a half stars rounded up to four. I enjoyed this love story and the connection between Remy and Annalise. After initially meeting at an exclusive resort in Mexico, where they are the only guests, the chemistry between them is off the charts and they can't keep their hands off one another. Six months later, their paths cross again and it's clear that there is unfinished business between the two.
When Annalise and Remy are together, it's clear that they can't resist one another. There is certainly plenty of heat here. What stopped me from giving a higher review was that there was just something a little lacking overall. Alongside the romance aspect of the story, we have a suspense element. Someone is targeting Remy's family and he has become convinced that it is someone connected to Annalise's company. It's never really explained why and how he has come to this conclusion and I think that it is connected with this that just stops the story from reaching the excellent level. With this aspect of the storyline, there are a number of things that we are told, but that are never explained. I understand that this is the start of a series and the author may well not want to give too much away yet, but I think a little more really wouldn't hurt and would just help with this story overall.
I did enjoy the romance and would still recommend this book. I would be keen to read the rest of the series as I feel that this might be one that gets better as things unfold.
I received a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
Falling for the Tycoon was an unexpected surprise. I didn't quite know what to expect but I was looking for a beachy summer read and the blurb got me at island getaway romance.
After her fiance suddenly breaks everything off just months from their wedding, Annelise decides to not let her Caribbean honeymoon go to waste. When a gorgeous French-Canadian stranger literally falls into your lap, or vise versa, on a romantic tropical night, sometimes you just have to thank the heavens for their bounty and go with the flow.
Aurora Russell is a new-to-me author and I wasn't quite sure what to expect. While we do get some pretty intsa-lusty-type action, that is pretty typical for tropical romances (on and off the pages). I was not expecting the mystery portion to the book but I was pleasantly surprised by it. I was totally enthralled by the Gaspard family happenings and am so hooked for more.
I look forward to more by the author!
*ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*
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