Blog Tour and Book Review: Tempted By The Tycoon's Proposal by Rachael Stewart
A second chance… With the single dad?
When hotelier Sophia Lambert finds billionaire Jack McGregor’s runaway daughter, a thank you dinner sounds harmless. Until Sophia finds herself tantalizingly attracted to Jack… The deeply desirable single dad re-awakens long-buried emotions in Sophia, but his jet-set life is beckoning. Unless Sophia can tempt him with her own proposal: to keep his feet on the ground…
Both Jack and Sophia have tragedy in their pasts they are still carrying guilt over, which makes for some interesting soul-searching in this contemporary romance as they both have to deal with their pasts in order to move forward to a future together. Jack’s adorable daughter Lily is what draws them together from the beginning when she runs away from her nanny in the hotel Sophia manages; Sophia finds Lily hiding under a table in a conference room and her first impression on Jack is pretty amusing as all he can see is her legs poking out from under the table!
The only quibbles I had here were suspension of disbelief ones; I didn’t really buy Sophia as general manager of a high-end London hotel - the kind a billionaire would stay at - aged twenty-four. Honestly, she didn’t even read as twenty-four; she wasn’t naive. Thirty would have made much more sense. And if it was so important for her to be a virgin, I could still absolutely buy that if she was as dedicated to her career as implied (but I’m really not that keen on the fetishization of virginity in modern romances particularly, so… yeah, that could have been left out).
Jack was very believable as a dedicated businessman who nonetheless adores his daughter and wants to do what’s best for her, reluctantly attracted to Sophia. And Sophia in turn, entirely committed to her career, is taken by surprise by Jack and Lily both, instantly able to see how she would fit into their family unit, wanting it like a child with nose pressed to the windowpane.
There are some difficult paths in the road to the happy ending Jack and Sophia eventually find, with both of them forced to face some hard truths and make choices and compromises along the way - which is what makes them feel very real and human. I did enjoy the read overall, despite the issues I had with it, and I’m happy to give it four stars.
Disclaimer: I received a review copy of this title via Rachel’s Random Resources.
Author Bio -
Rachael Stewart adores conjuring up stories for the readers of Harlequin Mills & Boon and Deep Desires Press, with tales varying from the heartwarmingly romantic to the wildly erotic. She's been writing since she could put pen to paper as the stacks of scrawled on A4 sheets in her loft will attest to, and the lovingly bound short stories that her father would run off at work and proudly share out with his colleagues. Thinking it was a pipe dream to be published one day, she pursued a sensible career in business but she was really play-acting, achieving the appropriate degree and spending many years in the corporate world where she never truly belonged. Always happiest when she was sat at her laptop in the quiet hours tapping out a story or two. And so here she is, a published author, her full-time pleasure, a dream come true. A Welsh lass at heart, she now lives in Yorkshire with her husband and three children, and if she's not glued to her laptop, she's wrapped up in them or enjoying the great outdoors seeking out inspiration.
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