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I downloaded this for free from amazon. This was a good way to spend a sleepless night. This book is pretty much like the description on the back--billionaire meets hard working woman and they hit it off. It works because rich guy hasn't always been rich, and both are working for and toward what they want. I liked both of these characters, and think that they make a good match for one another. I really like this fact that the heroine really knows money is a means to an end, and not the ultimate end. A caution to American readers; the New Zealand slang is a little hard to understand at times, but with a careful reading one can infer what the slang means.
I think 3.5 stars would be more accurate. This is a good story between Sophie and Rafe but it's just that ickle bit too predictable again. It's written well and flows great and the sparks between them sizzle off the pages but it kinda just lacks the oompf to make it a great memorable romance. I couldn't connect with Sophie and her reasons to not live with her child, maybe it's being a parent myself but her circumstances didn't seem dire enough to not be able to manage your own child too and maybe that played a part in 3.5 star rating. It's not heavy or suspenseful so if that's not all your looking for you will love this book.
Steamy, hot, smouldering passions are rife between Sophie and Rafe as they start out on this wild romance. Initially trying to keep things strictly business as Rafe becomes her client but it's an all-out loser as Rafe ticks all the right buttons for Sophie as she becomes more and more under his spell. Of course true love does not always run smooth and there's a glitch which almost puts the flame out but true love comes to the rescue and turns this little novel in to a satisfying read. Nice couple of hours spent, thank you Kris.
This book was a freebie. Wanted a bit of a light hearted erotic romantic novel which is what you get. Yes i have read fifty shades and found it very predictable and samey (for want of a better word) and not in the least exciting. This book has a tell tale plot although to be fair it did make me smile, especially near the end. Poor (ish) girl meets rich bloke. They are attracted to each other, complications, what will happen. Very light hearted on the erotic, more emphasis on the romantic. All in all ok. Depends what you want.
A very gentle read but there were no surprises at all. Totally predictable because nobody can keep the fact that they are a single parent a secret for ever. Especially when there are exceedingly jealous ex-wives in the picture. But it was well written enough that I didn't get totally frustrated and give up. Would I bother paying for more by the same author. Really not sure.
Tis true - the cover is awful! Reminds me of the terrible "Confessions of a Window Cleaner" movies off of the 70s ... but the read is initially good!
The first 3/4 of this book are well written, the characters are likeably flawed and attractive, both have strength and vulnerability, and the storyline is suitably detailed so as not to be full of fluff!
BUT! I can't recommend it to you, sadly. The concluding chapters of the book seem to have been written by a teenager rushing to hit that end of term deadline! What was she thinking (you can probalby tell that Im still growling at the sheer frustration of this let-down). It had such promise, you see, and I was thoroughly enjoying it. But then a bombshell is dropped - the hook thats been building is revealed and you think "yeah, here we go, its going to get REALLY messy now" and then ... nothing. Its over in about 3 more chapters like someone turned off the movie with 20 minutes still to watch.
And I can't fathom why as the writer clearly has talent and has a clear understanding of story development and telling. Can we have a rewrite please???
So no, give this one a miss unless you want to gamble on feeling unsatisfied :-( and I just hate when that happens!
This was an easy story to get into. It followed the tried and trusted formula of rich man and poor woman. The difference being was that she had a daughter that he didn't know about. The story moved along nicely without any boring bits but then again, there wasn't too much brain strain - it was just a pleasant romance about two very likable characters. Left me with a nice warm glow.
I enjoyed this romance although it was a little full on at the beginning which made it hard to believe the reaction from Rafe later on when he finds out Sophie's secret and then his change of heart. I feel that these parts where rushed and there was not enough details of these phases which is why I have only given 3 stars
The Boat Builder's Bed was one of those entertaining reads that are great for taking on holiday. Predictable, in that the book is written to a typical romantic fiction formula. Everything happens that should. The characters are very likeable, the hero is every woman's dream, so you can fall in love with him yourself and live the romance of the story. A twist in the tale would have been more exciting, but I did, nevertheless, enjoy this fun book.
Great, light hearted, easy read book. As the cover depicts there is a lot about the growing relationship between the two main characters. A great book to read while travelling as no intense involvement is needed and you can pick it up and put it down as needed. Great for a holiday read as well. A bit of light hearted, feel good writing.