Title: Hunk for the Holidays
Release date: September 25th, 2012
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Romance
As vice president of her family’s construction company, Cassie McPherson always puts business before pleasure. That might explain why she doesn’t have a date for the company Christmas party. But it doesn’t quite explain why she’s crazy enough to hire an escort for the event or—crazier still—why she’s dying to unwrap him like a present . .
With whiskey-colored eyes and a killer smile, James is one gorgeous hunk who really knows how to fill out a tuxedo. He charms everyone—including Cassie. And when the night ends, the party doesn’t stop. As Cassie falls, literally, into his bed, James falls head over heels in love. Now he has to figure out a way to tell her the truth: he’s not an escort. He’s her family’s fiercest business rival. But all he wants for Christmas is her . . .
Hunk for the Holidays by Katie Lane was a very enjoyable contemporary romance novel. It’s a book full of humor, steamy scenes and a huge attraction between the main characters Cassie and James.
Cassie McPherson is a strong independent woman who works for the family’s construction business. Lately they are losing some major jobs to a new rival in the business and her father is furious about it. Since the holidays are coming up Cassie will try to schedule a meeting with this James Sutton right after Christmas and hopefully sort things out. But first she has to go to the Company Christmas party and in order to keep the matchmakers away she hired an escort for company.
James Sutton is a handsome determined man who wants to succeed with his new business, but he isn’t aware that the major company M&M Construction sees him as a threat. When James arrives at the M&M Construction building for a meeting with the boss Al McPherson, he meets Cassie for the first time. She mistakes him for the hired escort and since he already is in tuxedo he goes along without revealing his identity. James feels attracted to Cassie and wants to enjoy the evening with her, but how does he tell her he’s the one and only James Sutton, the owner of the rival company.
I loved Cassie and James together, even though they are “enemies” without knowing, the attraction between them is huge. They enjoy each other’s company until Cassie discovers the truth and of course she is mad as hell. Especially when James had enough time to tell her the truth, but luckily for them it all turns out at the end.
I also loved the side love story between Cassie’s best friend and one of her brothers. They have been walking around in circles with their feelings for each other and with a little help of a great Aunt and a little stubborn girl; they are pushed in the right direction.
Katie Lane has written a fabulous novel with great characters, funny scenes and a tight family bond. I’m definitely going to check out more of Miss Lane’s book, because I love her writing and characters.
I received this novel as an ARC, courtesy of Net Galley