Wednesday, August 7, 2013

VBT: Rags to Riches Books 1 & 2

Business and Pleasure & The Best of Both Worlds
Book One and Two: Rags to Riches Series
By: Emily Wood


Business and Pleasure, Book One
Can mixing business and pleasure ever result in a happy ending? When sexy, rich Lawrence Russo asks Mia to come and work for him in Italy for two weeks, she jumps at the chance. After all, it beats pole dancing, and the salary he offers her is practically obscene.

A relationship quickly begins to develop between the two, but Mia can't help but wonder if Lawrence's feelings for her are genuine or if he feels he's just paying for a service.

Even if their relationship is strong enough to survive her insecurities, what will happen when somebody from her past shows up and threatens to reveal her deepest, darkest secret?

Content Warning: explicit sex

The Best of Both Worlds, Book Two   
A choice between two men? If only it were that simple.

Melissa Morgan seems to have it all…her modeling career is taking off and she's engaged to one of the most eligible bachelors in London. But when she finds Jonathan cheating on her again, Melissa finds solace in the arms of Riley, a sexy bar owner trying to recover from the heartbreak of his last relationship. Melissa shouldn't even want Riley, but she can't seem to stay away, especially when she finds in him everything that's missing in her relationship with Jonathan.

Melissa knows she has to make a hard choice, and when it comes to choosing between the life she's always wanted and the man she's falling in love with, she might find out that she can't have the best of both worlds.

Content Warning: explicit sex and strong language

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The Best of Both Worlds Review;

Rating: 3.5 Lightning Bolts

Review: Two people that aren't looking for love. Their hearts are on the mend. But lust turns into something a little more as one chance at a time, they discover feelings that are much deeper than what they share between the sheets.

Talk about instant sizzle! Yes, Mia and Riley certainly have that going for them, but as much as both don't want more, it's happening! Don't you love it when fate has other plans, despite what someone wants? Oh's all about to get a tricky.

The scenes are hot! This is a fairly quick read, but enjoyable. Riley and Mia are great characters, and they're well developed.  There's the good amount of sizzle, I love the dialogue between them, and I certainly rooted for their HEA.  I would have loved it to be a little longer so I could get to know the characters more, because I definitely got invested in their story and lives. All around, it was an enjoyable read!

If you're looking for an afternoon escape, The Best of Both Worlds awaits! 

Author Info
I have always believed that the best stories are the ones that you can't put down, the ones that transport you to a different place and make you believe in the characters. This is exactly why I write… I have always loved the escapism that reading and writing provides, and there is nothing more exciting than imagining your own set of characters, and then letting them practically write the story for you. Writing has always been a dream of mine, and I'm lucky to have the kind of people around me that have always nurtured and encouraged my passion.
I live a cozy little life in Wales, and when I'm not writing I'm taking care of my young family, studying for a degree in Classical Studies, and training to become a nail technician. I love traveling to new places, meeting new people, and experiencing new things…it's all great inspiration for my books!
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  1. lol need to add these to my ever long to be read list! i just start to think im working my way through it and i find more to add!

  2. I'm too much business and not enough pleasure

  3. Pleasure all the way! can work some business into it if you get the man to do the work while you have fun with him. lol

  4. Pleasure before business always.