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This was a fun and lighthearted romance, a touch of England, the magic of Provence and two characters who are clever, fun and utterly clueless about their growing attraction.
Ed is the head of a large explosives company, son of a well-to-do family, his sister and best friend have set him a challenge. Give up the playboy love ‘em and leave ‘em lifestyle, date one woman, ten times, never tell her that he has money, and see what happens. Thinking himself Teflon coated and that his disbelief in love and unwillingness to become entangled with one woman have him taking the challenge, not considering the potential.
Millie is house, grandmother and pony sitting in the English countryside: a quick afternoon’s exercise of the pony along a newly set demolition site has her falling off as the pony heads for the hills. Since Ed was witness to the event, and the demo site was not only on family land, but his company, he rushes off to see to her health.
Thus begins a curious push-pull, tug of war between the two. Millie, in need of support and understanding to help her heal and find independence; and Ed so in need of a woman who challenges him to be less shallow and less flippant. Their dance is cleverly portrayed as both characters are discovering one another and learning to operate in a relationship that neither believes they want.It was easy to appreciate them, and the head hopping point of view was particularly effective in giving the characters views and helping the reader to understand them.
Dialogue is beautifully crafted and feels as if you would overhear it between friends: Jane Linfoot has the pacing and prose set perfectly as it feeds the story and the characters with the sense of speed at which this relationship took off. Sexually more suggestive than outright erotic, there are several steamy encounters and lascivious thoughts detailed from both characters that add to the story as they feel natural and possible in the story arc.
Title: How To Win a Guy in 10 Dates
Author: Jane Linfoot
Published by: Harper Collins UK
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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The 10 Date Challenge
Day 1: Take one loaded commitment-phobe explosives expert, embarking on the impossible–a challenge to have ten dates with one woman.
Day 5: Add in a fiercely independent and feisty burlesque teacher who has sworn off men.
Day 10: She’s so not his type and he’s so not in her life-plan. But the heat is sizzling and the attraction is explosive. And they’re fighting it all the way….
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
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