Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Blurb: Gina Williams has a secret and prays it is buried with her childhood persecutor, Em Kouvaris, as discovery will ruin her reputation as a famous children’s author. She soon discovers the son, Ben Kouvaris, new owner of her publishing company, has uncovered her past and is making demands. Will he ruin her career if she doesn’t comply?
Ben Kouvaris is blown away by the unknown beauty at his estranged mother's funeral, and when his father demands he marry, immediately, to secure the family business, he knows just who he wants as his temporary bride. But can Ben persuade Gina to trust him?
***WARNING: May Contain Spoilers***
Review: Let me start by saying that the plot and story line for this story was well thought out and complete. The emotion was real and the characters had depth. Please be aware when looking at this story that it contains some subject matter that some may find....touchy.
The subject of child prostitution has exploded in the media and while this horrific problem has been around for years it has not garnered nearly the attention it has now. The heroine in this tale was a victim. Plain and simple. She was sold by her bio mom before she was 10 and the woman who bought her used her as a prostitute. While I realize that this story touches on a subject that is VERY real, I didn't "feel" much of the romance in the story because I was more wrapped up in her past and pain.
My stomach rolled and I cried more than once. As a fictional story that touches on a dark and scary subject I think it was top notch....but as a romance....not so much for me.