Ok I think I'm pretty much done with this series now. I haven't read all of them but the last one (James and Leila) was terrible and I returned it for a refund and I was tempted to do the same with this one. Basically the h is an aspiring movie star and is also one of the Harringtons. The H is a celebrity chef and one of the Chatsfields. The h is emotionally scarred by something that happened when she was young and so she doesn't do relationships and hence is the virgin in the title. The H is emotionally scarred because of an incident in his late teens. They meet when the H's estranged brother contacts him after 14 years of no contact and asks him to run the Chatsfield in Berlin for 2 weeks because there's a movie festival on. The H reluctantly agrees and encounters the h when she complains about the terrible room she has been given at the hotel. Their first few scenes are good and the h makes a mistake and tells a reporter that her and the H are in a relationship. They then agree to have a fake romance so that she can get a role she's after and he does it for the good of the hotel. I really think the first half of the book was good and had me engaged but things started to go downhill after that.
The H agrees to deflower the h and he sets the stage but the h gets carried away and wants it a bit wild. Now both of them have agreed to a no strings fling because of their emotional scars etc etc. I was a bit irritated by this point because for once I'd like the main characters to agree to try a relationship. But no a fling it is. The H then freaks out when he sees that h has a bruise from their encounter (can that even happen in a couple of hours). He has anger issues and he leaves her. Bang goes the romance and of course the h's beautiful night of seduction is ruined. I wonder why so many of these M & B/HP authors ruin their hs first night. Anyway then the h gets bad press because the media find out that the relationship is fake - she is made out to be the gold digger and sympathy fell to the H. I tell you this poor h got the short end of the stick at every turn.
The ending was rushed and I felt that quite a few loose ends were not tied up. The relationship was based on one week and I tell you that if this were a real relationship, I'd be worried about that H and his anger. I was left believing that there was a great chance for an hea and I'm not sure if I'll be reading anymore of these books. The only one that might tempt me is the one between Spencer of the Chatsfields and Isabelle of the Harringtons. I hope it's going to be done by a decent author.
- Hardcover: 192 pages
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0263257754
- ISBN-13: 978-0263257755
- Product Dimensions: 12 x 1.2 x 18.4 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 240 g
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