A sensual tale about the risks and rewards of falling in too deep-and loving it.
PASSION COMES WITH A PRICE.
Tired of living a lie, Arianna Perconti leaves her fiancé at the altar and runs into the arms of her family's fiercest rival, Jason Stone. Hoping to cash in on their 'friends-with-benefits' arrangement while hiding out from bitter relatives, Ari instead finds herself falling deeply, desperately in love with the sexy hotelier. Jason is everything she never knew she wanted-yet she will do absolutely everything to show him she means business. In bed...
CAN THEY AFFORD TO LIVE WITHOUT IT?
Jason lives in the fast lane and has the race cars to prove it. A born adrenaline junkie, he must admit that Ari is the perfect partner for his heart-pumping bedroom games. The problem? The relationship is starting to deepen, but is Jason really cut out to be a one-woman kind of man? The question haunts his days, only fueling the passion he and Ari share during those hot, hot nights. But when an estranged sibling enters the picture, threatening to take away everything he holds dear, Jason is forced to make a decision: Say goodbye to his wild ways or risk losing Ari forever?
Rock hits her stride in this compelling, high-energy sequel to At His Service. Arianna Perconti refused to participate in a sham marriage arranged by her domineering big brother, Leo, and intended to better the family's business prospects. She left her fianc at the altar and ran into the arms of hotelier Jason Stone, her secret lover and Leo's fiercest rival. During their year-long affair, Jason and Arianna "lived in the moment," enjoyed "mind-blowing sex," and denied their growing love. Now Arianna's desperate to prove she's "a grown woman, an independent thinker"; she attempts to manage her charity for kids with cancer without Leo's help, while Jason's determination to escape his past as a con-man escort to wealthy, lonely women leads him to address a threat from loan sharks with assistance only from his shifty brother, Deacon. When Arianna and Jason's plans both backfire, creating a public scandal and endangering Arianna's life, Leo proves an invaluable ally. A fast-paced plot, appealing lovers awakening to their true feelings, unnerving antagonists, and entertaining sex scenes make this an absorbing, satisfying romance.
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This is the second installment of this series. You you get Ari right where she was leaving her fiancé at the alter, this was a marriage of convenience. Ari runs to Jason who she has been having an affair with. This is a great read with a couple with great chemistry. Jason's past also comes back and will Ari stand behind him.
This is a great read, Suazanne Rock has another great book.
Loved this fast paced, drama, filled with suspense, mystery, Lots of sizzling, heat and love. Great storyline with twists and turns.
Arianna Perconti "Ari" is the overprotected sister of the Perconti Family. Ari in an impulsive move, has left her stuffy aviation tycoon fiancée a at the altar. She thinks she has done them both a favor by ending the farce. She didn't want to be in a name only marriage, not after seeing the way that her brother Leo looked at his new girlfriend Karin. She wants love to be the reason she gets married not to help her family's finances. She is also tired of everybody telling her what to do. So she runs away to Jason Stone, so he will help her hide from her family.
Jason Stone is her family's biggest rival, who she has been seeing secretly for the last year. They have been in a strictly "friends with benefits" relationship. And what an intense, passionate, sensual relationship they have together, sparks fly and sizzling heat are constant when these two are together. He is the owner of Stone Suites, and a venture Capitalist investing in technology that has given his chain an edge over the Perconti Enterprises. But to Ari he is sin in a suit, with his boyish charm that is incredibly attractive and should have been Off Limits.
But as Ari struggles to be taken seriously by her family and Jason, wanting to control her life by herself, these two start to care more for each other than either wants to admit. As a estranged family member emerges there is danger lurking everywhere. Jason has some secrets, and has made some enemies in his past. What will Ari do when these secrets are revealed? Will these two get their HEA? And with a cliffhanger ending there is definitely more for us to find out in the next installment. Loved it. Highly recommend!
Received a ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.