Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Ache for You by J.T. Geissinger

Title: Ache For You
Author: J.T. Geissinger
My Rating: A-

Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Series: Slow Burn #3
Main Characters: Matteo and Kimber
Release Date: November 2018
Publisher: Montlake
Links to Purchase
Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
In this fairy tale with a sexy twist, she’s a penniless San Francisco seamstress. He’s the king of Italian couture. Who’s got designs on whom?

Boutique owner Kimber DiSanto has seen better days. She’s been dumped at the altar by Prince Charmless, her business went up in flames (literally), and now she’s stuck in Florence, Italy, with an ice-queen stepmother, to try to save her late father’s failing dress shop. Only one thing could make it worse: another man in her life. The arrogant Italian fashion tycoon offering to buy her father’s shop is as rich as he is sexy, and their attraction is off the charts. But Kimber’s not about to get burned again.

Women don’t say no to Matteo Moretti—and certainly not with Kimber’s stinging precision. With all the heat and fury sparking between them, Matteo can’t resist baiting the gorgeous American. His plan? Win her over one scorching kiss at a time.

Kimber tells herself it’s all just a game. That her broken heart isn’t in danger, and that Matteo’s touch does not make her Lady Land dance with joy. But sometimes it takes the fieriest of enemies to turn a fantasy into a real-life romance.

My Review:
What a great and fun twist on Cinderella. This book was so fun and it was made even better when I'd catch a glimpse of the original fairy tale and how the author twisted it into this modern retelling.

Note: the absolute best twist on the original story were the stepsisters. That little gem had me giggling throughout reading the book. 

There was so much that made this book a good one...the fashion design story line was my favorite. Haute couture made in Italy...yes, please! But I also really enjoyed the characters and all the little twists and turns the author took from the original. Matteo was to-die-for sexy, but I loved Jenner's little insights throughout, too, especially about who Matteo is. I LOVED the wicked stepmother story and how that evolved over the course of the book. And of course, I really enjoyed Kimber, although it really does seem like she ticked off Karma at some point before this book starts, because she really has an awful string of events happen to her. 

The romance was gorgeous and so, so hot. I loved the chemistry between these two. The author wrote them beautifully. 

Overall, it was just a really fun, entertaining book. I'd definitely recommend it, because I loved reading it. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for a voluntary and honest review.

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