The Bedroom Barter by Sara Craven
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This book has a different storyline for a HP. Chellie is a poor little rich girl who's kept on a tight leash by her cruel, unloving father. She runs off with a man who she thinks truly loves her, but only wants her money. He uses her and abandons her, and she ends up in the clutches of a prostitution ring run out of a seedy bar. For now, she's singing to pay her way, but it wouldn't be long before they were forcing her into prostitution. A blond stranger shows up at the bar and asks for a private dance. He convinces her to leave with him, that he'll give her a ride off the island and safe harbor on his boat, which she can pay for by cooking. But it turns out that Ash is not who he is pretending to be.
Chellie falls head over heels for Ash, even though she knows there's no future for them, since he appears to have a girlfriend, and her father has a far reach. Ash takes the job of finding wild socialite Michelle Greer, as his last mission for his security firm. He doesn't expect to fall head over heels for her. But, the truth threatens to tear them apart, especially with Chellie's weary heart after trusting the wrong man.
This was an entertaining read, although not a favorite by Ms. Craven.
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