Title: Tycoon Takedown (Lone Star Burn Book 2)
Author: Ruth Cardello
Melanie Hanna has finally worked up the courage to travel to New York and tell an old flame that he’s the father of her young son. She’s done hiding and apologizing for her one impulsive night. When her best friend asks her brother to watch over Melanie, her emotional trip takes an unexpected and sizzling detour.
Charles Dery is at the top of his game, but all he can think about is bedding the woman he was asked to protect. When she’s almost killed, he takes what he’d been denying himself and discovers he’ll do anything to keep her—even break his own rules.
When it comes to love, two wrongs may just finally make a right.
About The Author
Ruth Cardello was born the youngest of 11 children in a small city in northern Rhode Island. She spent her young adult years moving as far away as she could from her large extended family. She lived in Boston, Paris, Orlando, New York--then came full circle and moved back to Rhode Island. She now happily lives one town over from the one she was born in. For her, family trumped the warmer weather and international scene.
She was an educator for 20 years, the last 11 as a kindergarten teacher. When her school district began cutting jobs, Ruth turned a serious eye toward her second love - writing and has never been happier. When she's not writing, you can find her chasing her children around her small farm, riding her horses, or connecting with her readers online.
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My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I'm already a fan of Ruth Cardello''s books and I was looking forward to this. I enjoyed it a lot.
Melanie travels from her Texan town to New York to track down the father of her child and tell him about his son. Charles is Melanie's best friends brother who asks him to look out for her friend while she is there and that is where the fun starts.
Charles and Melanie are both great characters with plenty of depth and I could connect easily with them. They were believable and had doubts and fears that I could connect with. The secondary characters were also good and added depth to the story.
The story itself is written well. The plot flows along nicely with lots of romance and hotness plus some pitfalls to overcome. I was immediately sucked in and invested with the characters and story. There were moments of laughter, more poignant parts and most other things in between. There was great chemistry between Charles and Melanie and I enjoyed reading as their romance blossomed.
I have read the first book in this series but I don't think it's required before you read this. It can easily be read as a standalone.
All in all this was a really good read that I enjoyed and would definitely recommend. I look forward to more great books from this author :)