Saturday, 20 January 2018

Review: Golden Opportunity (Romance By Design #3) by Virginia Taylor

They grew up together yet worlds apart. But a wealthy young man and a classy young woman find that some bonds can’t be broken . . .

The only thing Marigold Reynolds and billionaire Hagen Allbrook ever had in common was their attraction. Marigold made sure that never went anywhere by cutting ties with him six years ago. Now, however, she needs a job—and Hagen’s design assistant desperately needs someone to fill in for her at his family’s construction firm. Trusting that time has dimmed the electricity between them, Marigold accepts. But as she undertakes his challenging renovation of her own ancestors’ home, it’s soon clear she’s mistaken.

A year after his wife’s death, Hagen is coming to terms with the past. He’s as drawn to Marigold as ever, but as they finally cross long-held boundaries, a misunderstanding, and Marigold’s belief that she can never measure up to his perfect wife, threatens to tear them apart once more. Hagen’s only chance of winning her back is to reveal the truth about his marriage. And perhaps then Marigold will reveal a heartfelt secret of her own .

ebook, 200 pages
Expected publication: January 30th 2018 by Lyrical Shine

Terri's Thoughts

I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher vis Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.  Thank you!

Although this book is part of a series, it can easily be read as a stand alone.  Considering this is the third installment and I had only read one of the two that came before it, there was zero impact to this story.  To be honest, I am not even sure which characters were present in the other story and which ones were not.  It didn't matter.

This story follows the standard formula one would expect in this genre.  There is the push and pull of attraction, the denial, and ultimately giving in.  Mix in some drama caused by a shared past and emotional baggage and voila you have a story.

This story did exactly what I expected it to.  It entertained me in the sense that it did not pretend to solve or even address the worlds issues.  This was exactly what I was looking for.  While it may not end up on the top of book club picks, it provided me with a pleasant way to pass the time.

On a side note, it was funny to read about a car crash that was caused by a kangaroo.  Coming from a geographical region that does not have these animals I did a double take when I read it.  It is not something I hear about often although I am sure it can happen frequently.  I guess it would be the equivalent of hitting a deer where I am from!

About the Author

Virginia is a full time writer who used to be a nurse/midwife, a scenic painter and designer, a renovator of heritage houses, and still is an avid gardener. She is also a bad driver, an unenthusiastic cook and a reader of all things bookish.

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