Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Book Review: Romeo, Romeo by Robin Kaye
Description from Goodreads
Rosalie Ronaldi doesn't have a domestic bone in her body ...
All she cares about is her career, so she survives on take-out and dirty martinis, keeps her shoes under the dining room table, her bras on the shower curtain rod, and her clothes on the couch ...
Nick Romeo is every woman's fantasy - tall, dark, handsome, rich, really good in bed, AND he loves to cook and clean ...
He says he wants an independent woman, but when he meets Rosalie, all he wants to do is take care of her. Before too long, he's cleaned up her apartment, stocked her refrigerator, and adopted her dog ...
So what's the problem? Just a little matter of mistaken identity, corporate theft, a hidden past in juvenile detention and one big nosy Italian family too close for comfort ...
I know I say this a lot (I say a lot of things a lot, get used to it!), but this was a cute story.
Initially, I wasn't sure. I thought it was just going to be a smutty little novel, based on the fact the two main characters have sex before the 90th page. But it became this really nice story of two people falling in love that weren't looking for it.
It's the kind of story that's been done over and over, but I really like the way the author wrote Rosalie. She was a strong woman who didn't need or want a man in her bed at night. She has Dave, her dog, and she keeps her boyfriends at a distance.
Nick is the kind of man that didn't want serious, either, and I think it completely blindsided him when he realized he's in love with Rosalie. That's why he's taking her to the doctor when she's sick, staying the night, and walking her dog. I think the reader realizes this before he does!
Most of the story, Nick is pretending to be a mechanic, when in fact he is a millionaire. This is in large part because he's always been "that guy" for women (rich and powerful). Rosalie figures out who he is long before he realizes it.
Complicating matters, Rosalie is acting interim CEO for a Ferrari dealership Nick has always wanted. Things get messy when Rosalie learns this, as well.
Overall, this was a quick, light read. It was fluff more than anything, but it was entertaining and did keep me wanting to find out if things got sorted out and if Nick and Rosalie get their happily ever after, even though they never wanted it. The ending was cute, not the best or the worst I've ever read. It was a sufficient read all around. Based on that, I gave this book a three star reading on Goodreads, but if 3 1/2 was possible, it would get that instead.
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