Author: Sommer Marsden
Publisher: HarperCollins UK + Mischief Books
Pub Date: March 27 2014
Rating: 3.5 Swoonful Stars
Trapped inside a luxury mall during a violent storm, small town girl, Clover Brite, is thrust into the arms of international playboy Dorian Martin. Lighting strikes inside the building as well as outside…
Clover is the site manager for the renovation of the Baltimore Rotunda and first meets the owner, Dorian, when the 'storm of the century' traps the two of them inside the luxury mall. Upscale stores surround them and all are available at the end of Dorian's keyring, and though money doesn't impress her much, they begin to fall for each other.
Too aware of the differences between them and struggling with angst from her childhood, Clover flees back to her small town world. Dorian follows in hot pursuit. But will Clover realise that what happened that stormy night could lead to a future?
I’m not going to judge this book to hard, mostly because I felt it was more like a Novella then an actual book. Yet I still enjoyed it.
”You want this to be a movie Clover. This is not a movie. This is real life.“
Which is ironic because this book felt very unrealistic and very cinematic.
Clover has been left by every man she’s ever loved and now she’s decided to concentrate on her career. Which gets harder by the minute when she’s stuck with sexy swoony Dorian Martin, who happens to be her billionaire boss, during a super storm.
Of course they find a way to pass the time
Just kidding! They actually have a sweet (if not slightly awkward) beginning were Dorian smiles. A lot.
“How a simple smile could shut my brain down that way was new to me”
The story is divided into 3 parts: While they’re stuck together, When they have to face real life (together), and the “happily ever after?”
The first part is amazing and then from there it slowly goes downhill. It gets repetitive over and over and then finishes in one of the most cliche ways ever.
Yet even though Dorian was rich and had daddy issues, he was still sweet (so sexy) and never mentioned the fact that she was poor.
Clover was a great MC and I loved hearing her inner thoughts about Dorian:
” I became very aware of the heat radiating off him. Even in just a T-shirt in jeans he was giving off enough to bake a cake.”
"Again that half smile that brought to mind bad boys, rogues and pirates."
“The strong current of Dorian Martin and his magical life were carrying me along like a small newspaper boat on a rushing stream of storm water.”
After they have a magical 2 days together stuck in a fancy mall, Clover gets cold feet about starting a relationship with Dorian, since they’re so different. Meanwhile Dorian is determined to prove to her that they belong together, he uses grand gestures, surprise gestures, heck even drunk gestures! Just to get her to stay with him. It definitely did not feel like he was clingy or obsessed in any way.
Overall this is a great book if your looking for a short, sweet, fluff to read. Especially if its a rainy day.
A copy was given by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review