Top positive review
One of her best...
Reviewed in Australia on 28 January 2020
Complex. Well written... creeps up on you but so addictive.
Truly one of her best yet and I always enjoy Winter Renshaw’s writing and one click everything she writes so that’s a big call.
Astaire is set up on a blind date she is caught in the rain so is late & is waiting for him at a bar. Bennett just happens to be at the same bar, he fits the description of her blind date so Astaire tries to get his attention and he is not in the mood to be interrupted... Bennett is very cold & cruel.
Astaire is warm, kind, optimistic, grieving the loss of her fiancé, and brought herself up from nothing. Tragedy and hardship has followed her for her entire life. Nevertheless, she always looks for the positive in people and situations, so despite her reservations she finds the good in everyone and everything.
While Bennett is the complete opposite - cruel, arrogant, heartless - but he doesn't care. He assumed ownership of the Schoenbach Corporation when his father died five years ago.
Together they make absolutely no sense, but a chance encounter causes their lives to intersect, entwine, and become so entangled there’s no going back.
‘He rolls his eyes, feigning annoyance. “Of course you just have to go sprinkling your sunshine sprinkles all over this.” “You know, I was wrong about you.” “How so? Exactly?” There’s beauty beneath his cruel façade. I see it. I feel it. Even if he refuses to believe me. It’s chained beneath an impenetrable, ice-cold ego. “Turns out you have a heart after all.”’
Bennett and Astaire’s beautiful and angsty journey is about two very lonely souls finding solace in one another despite their very different personalities. The push and pull is both sweet and fascinating...
“Are we back to this?” I ask. “The apathetic, condescending one-liners?” “Of course not.” “Are you sure?” I turn to him. “Because I need to know if I’m dealing with Jekyll or Hyde right now.” “Stop.” “Seriously, Bennett. I’ve never met anyone this hot and cold in all of my life, and I’ve met some reallllly special individuals …” He pinches the bridge of his nose. “I just … I don’t want you getting hurt.”
Once again Winter Renshaw has written another wonderful escape with a complex plot, characters that are real and of course the banter between Bennett and Astaire is fabulous! The POV alternates between Bennett and Astaire rather wonderfully so you get to know both characters well. I rate this book five stars.