Saturday, October 12, 2013

A Beauty Uncovered-Andrea Laurence

A Beauty Uncovered

Andrea Laurence

Harlequin Desire, Oct 1 2013, $5.25

ISBN: 9780373732722

Needing a job after recently being fired due to an office romance with her boss, Samantha Davis turns to Agnes her godmother for help. Agnes arranges an office assistant position for Sam at Eden Software Systems. Her first impression of the firm is that entrance is harder than getting inside the CIA and her concerns over the confidentiality agreement penalty in which if she leaks anything about the company or the recluse CEO Brody Eden she owes him five million dollars.

Sam wonders why Brody hides from the world and even for the most part from her as she thinks he is gorgeous. Attracted to her hermit boss yet feeling fickle after her last office romance fiasco, Sam hesitates showing her feelings. Brody wants Sam, but believes she would never love his scarred face and besides has secrets he wants no one to know.

The second Secrets of Eden romance (see Undeniable Demands) is a wonderful boardroom version of Beauty and the Beast. The key to this engaging tale is readers understand why the vulnerable protagonists’ fear a relationship between them. A Beauty Uncovered is an engaging contemporary as love may not be enough to overcome the lead couple’s trepidations.

Harriet Klausner

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