Confirmed bachelor Vince Marino wants nothing more than to win the Clover Park library project and earn partner in his father’s construction company. But a last-minute bid by Sophia Capello, the jaw-dropping daughter of his father’s life-long rival, throws Vince out of the running.
Sophia has to get Capello Construction back on track after her father left them near bankruptcy. Except she’s way out of her league in the construction world, which is why she takes a big risk and proposes a partnership with the hotheaded and handsome Vince. After she wins the project.
Vince’s cockiness combined with Sophia’s determination forges an alliance filled with explosive and tempting tension. But what will happen when Vince, who doesn’t believe in mixing business with pleasure, discovers Sophia has never truly experienced passion? Will he stick to his rule and protect everything he’s worked so hard for? Or will he find the temptation of showing Sophia what she’s been missing too much?
THE CLOVER PARK SERIES
BOOK 1: The Opposite of Wild
BOOK 2: Daisy Does It All
BOOK 3: Bad Taste in Men
BOOK 4: Kissing Santa
BOOK 5: Restless Harmony
BOOK 6: Not My Romeo
BOOK 7: Rev Me Up
BOOK 8: An Ambitious Engagement
BOOK 9: Clutch Player
BOOK 10: A Tempting Friendship
CLOVER PARK STUDS
BOOK 1: Almost in Love
BOOK 2: Almost Married
BOOK 3: Almost Over It
BOOK 4: Almost Romance
BOOK 5: Almost Hitched
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Another winner for Ms Gilmore
I just finished listening to the audio version of this book, which is book 6 of Ms Gilmore’s series Clover Park. The narrator, Mr Charles Lawrence , did an excellent job in depicting the various voices . You never had a doubt as to whom was speaking. That in itself, shows the real talent of the narrator.
As usual, Ms Gilmore’s writing did not disappoint me. I have to confess, I was not a fan of Vince from the previous story I had listened, Restless Harmony, so I wasn’t sure how much I would like this story. Well, I was proven wrong !! I fell in love with Vince and Sofia. These two were tough cookies on the outside, but softies inside. I wanted to give this giant of a bear a big hug, though at times I wanted to wack him as well :)
A modern day Romeo and Juliet without the gory side. Rather we have two competing construction companies bidding for a contract to restore and expand the Clover Park Library. Both Sofia and Vince have their own agenda for wanting this project. One has a company ready to go bankrupt and the other one wants control of the company they love. Their solution, is to go into a partnership. Aware that their fathers will be against it. Little do they know that partnership might go beyond the contract.
We also get to visit the Marino family . Whether you are new to the series, have only read/listened to some of the stories (I am in that category) or have been a reader from the first book, you will not only be entertained, but will enjoy the family dynamics, the sexy scenes, the strong characters and their tender side.
I was gifted this book. The opinions expressed are solely my own.
Vince can be my Romeo!
I love reading Kylie's books. Her stories are always light-hearted and peppered with laugh-out-loud humor. They leave you feeling good after the final page turn. “Not My Romeo” is the sixth book in her Clover Park series but can be read as a stand-alone. This is a sweet love story about Vince Marino and Sophia Capello. Vince is a cocky alpha male type who is trying to prove to his father that he is good enough to take on the family construction business and Sophie is the fixer trying to put together the last remaining pieces of her family’s business. When they both go for the same job to restore Clover Park's historical library, things get interesting.
Knowing she cannot carry on this project alone if she were to win the bid, Sophia proposes a deal with Vince. She is a historical architect consultant who knows how to preserve the historical look of a building and Vince has the knowledge and resources to carry out her ideas while giving them a modern flare. Being that their common goal is to save their families businesses, they realize that they either work together or watch their businesses go down in flames. The decision is one that forces them to work closely together and fully support on another.
Sophia isn't sure what to make of Vince. If she should to be turned on by his advances or turned off. I think the fact he has a killer body and kisses like a rake doesn't hurt. I liked that she pushed Vince and made him just shy of uncomfortable making him realize that he needs to act differently not just for himself but also for those around him. They found in each other the support in the areas of their lives where other people have failed them. They became each other's champion.
They may not have been Romeo and Juilet but they sure made one hell of a story that kept me laughing and reading on.
Get this Romeo!
Vince and Sophia were both fighters but they still recognize that tender center in each other. The sexual tension and banter were so much fun! Get this one!