From the Desk of Donna Edith…
My services are unconventional. My clients come to me with needs and I match them to other clients with needs of their own…
Promising young architect Killian Fitzroy: Driven, clever, eager to prove himself. Starved for sex, though he's come to me for professional assistance, not personal. Needs: Someone unique, creative and fast. An artist with a feminine perspective to breathe life into a house he's built.
Aspiring scenic designer Vessa Ratham: Sensuous, spontaneous, but secretive. Recently returned to Vermont armed with an art degree that qualifies her for little more than waiting tables. Needs: An opportunity to shine.
Yes, Killian and Vessa will satisfy each other nicely—in more ways than one.
Interior design has never been so sexy as it is here, when a workaholic architect teams up with a free-spirited yet secretive scenic artist to create a perfect model house in Burlington, Vt. Killian Fitzroy is determined to prove himself to the prestigious company that he works for; Vessa Ratham needs the experience and the credit in order to further her artistic dreams. What starts as a professional partnership swiftly ignites into an erotic bonfire of the senses, with each completed room providing further fuel for the pair's passionate, increasingly intimate trysts. However, Vessa is reluctant to open up regarding her past or true feelings, while Killian isn't entirely sure what to make of the "sex-witch art fairy" who's captured his heart and rekindled his personal life. Gold (The Scent of Flames) packs this story with a wealth of sensory detail, perfectly complementing the emotional and sexual development between the leads, creating a thoroughly satisfying tale.
I had no expectations going when I started reading this book and I am so very pleasantly surprised with how much I liked it. It was sweet, romantic and whimsical! Vessa was whimsical and a delight to read about. You know she's hiding a secret but not what that secret is for the first half of the book. She mysterious but you drawn to her character. Killian was taken with her right from the start. Both of them meshed really well together. There was so much understanding between them just from a look they would give each other. Donna Edith, the woman that introduced them together was a small part in the book but yet made a big impact. I can see this becoming a set of standalone series. A series I would be happy to keep reading.
ARC received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.