Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Getting Red-Hot with the Rogue by Ally Blake

Getting Red-Hot with the Rogue (The Kellys of Brisbane, #2) (Harlequin Presents, #2874)Getting Red-Hot with the Rogue by Ally Blake

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This ended up being a very good book. Ally Blake is a strong writer. She has a way with words that engaged me and kept me reading. Her love scenes are steamy and emotive, furthering the procession of the romance between her characters. Her characters have depth, and you end up liking them, even if you don't always like the decisions they made, because you can see where they came from and where they are going.

Hardcase, ruthlessly private, and cold as ice businessman Dylan Kelly had no idea that he'd find his true love in Wynnie Deveraux. Although the blurb says she's ditzy, that's not at all true. She's concocted a breezy facade hiding a very keen, clever mind and secret heartbreak. She believes very strongly in saving the environment, and is willing to use risky means to get the attention of the Kellys' business in order to get them to adopt more eco-friendly ways. She handcuffs herself to a sculpture at the top of their high-rise skyscraper. That's how they meet.

Dylan was determined not to let a woman get close to him again, after his gold-digging ex-fiancee' embarrassed him and his family, but the vulnerability shining in Wynnie's sweet brown eyes breaks through his tough facade, and makes him want to be a better man. She finds the chink in his titanium armor, and he does the same to her, despite her determination not to get involved with a man, not with her devastating past. But love doesn't play by any rules.

If you like a quick, modern romance, with characters that are richly crafted, despite its short length, you can't go wrong with this book.

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Christina said...

Ally Blake is another HP author tried and found that I really liked. I loved her "The Magnate’s Indecent Proposal".

Danielle said...

She's a good writer. I'll move that one up the tbr pile. Thanks again, Christina!