Do the job. Take the money and run. Until, in a flash, love changes everything.
In retrospect, Ben Callahan should have known this job was trouble.
Way more than his normal P.I. fee and unlimited expenses, just to watch over one woman and report back? Alarm bells should have sent him running back to New York. But with his Mom needing assisted living care, Ben takes Emma Montgomery’s tempting offer to watch over her granddaughter.
Then he meets Grace, a golden-haired princess. Gifted, gorgeous, reckless. And a serious threat to his sanity as well as his libido.
Determined to prove she can support herself with her camera, Grace Montgomery hasn’t touched her trust fund in months. It’s a struggle, but she’s free—free of stifling small-town society, free to do what she wants. And right now, she wants to explore her long-repressed sexuality with her hot new neighbor.
As Grace sheds her inhibitions faster than a high-speed shutter, Ben finds himself breaking his own rules for a woman full of unexpected secrets and thousand-watt sensuality. But when Grace discovers who’s signing Ben’s paycheck, her heart could be too broken for his love to repair.
Note: This title was originally published in 2001 by Harlequin Temptation, Blaze. It appears here in its original glory, without substantial revision.
Lighthearted humor with a touch of angst
She's from a wealthy family with high expectations of how to behave and who to marry. He's from the wrong side of the tracks just trying to take care of his mother's needs. They say opposites attract but this doesn't seem like it could work no matter what. No less that their relationship started with a major secret.
There were several aspects of this story that I truly enjoyed. First, she is giving back to the less fortunate via her photography. I love that she gives the mothers of the children she photographs copies of the pictures for them to also enjoy. It's not all about the almighty dollar for Gracie. Second, she is determined to stand on her own two feet without her family's influence, connection or money. And, finally, the matchmaking gran. How could you not love Emma and her need to see her grandchildren happy and settled down? No, she should not have done it, but how could you fault her for it.
This book contains humor and angst, but Emma lightens the mood. Both with Gracie and Ben.
ARC for honest review with no compensation Received from BookSprout
Simply Sensual is book 3 in the Simply series by Carly Phillips which has been updated and rereleased.
Up next is Ben Callahan, P.I. hired by Emma Montgomery to check up on her granddaughter, Grace Montgomery who hasn’t touched her trust fund and little contact with her grandmother.
What happens when Ben and Grace connect on all levels, break their own rules and are hiding secrets…only time will tell…
I am loving the Simply series. I enjoyed both Ben and Grace. Of course Grandma Emma is a hoot as usual.
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