Sunday, June 10, 2018

Book Review: 'Daddy's Rich Enemy' by Katie Ford and Sarah May

Katie Ford joins Sarah May again in this DADDY’S RICH ENEMY and she only offers as a bio – ‘Hi, we're Katie and Sarah! If you're looking for something short, smutty and satisfying to read, then you're in the right place!’ (Sarah is also a high school teacher…)

The ladies keep it short and tight and to the point. The emphasis is more on the erotic steam that sears through the pages of this little story and the first page gets the gist of the tale of Allie (and family) and Dane: ‘This is it. Today’s the day that’s going to change the rest of my life. I swallow nervously and pad across my huge bedroom. I’m still not used to all the space I have to myself – this room is bigger than the master suite was at our old house. But Dad’s company has been doing well, and he’s been able to sell software at a very high price to lots of businesses and individuals alike. I don’t know specifics about the numbers, really, but Mom and Dad were convinced that striking it rich meant that we needed a new
house. I’m too embarrassed to tell either of my parents that I actually got lost in our mansion the first day we lived here. But today isn’t the day for me to dwell on these thoughts. I have to put myself in a professional mindset because I have an interview today with a security company called Lockdown. If I land this internship, it’s going to be a major coup – I’ll be set for the summer, and neither Mom nor Dad will be able to bug me about “making good use of my time.” With a nervous gulp, I open my closet and stare into the unfamiliar abyss of clothing. This giant new house hasn’t been the only recent change in my life. When Dad got lucky with his software, Mom had all of my clothes thrown out. She said my old stuff made me look like I was wearing rags, which was inappropriate for the daughter of a CEO. Honestly, just the memories make me flush awkwardly. I’d come home to find an empty closet and a stern-looking seamstress standing with my mother in the kitchen.’

The synopsis supplies the map of this trek – ‘Dane Andersen is my dad's enemy. It's too bad because the gorgeous billionaire's promised to teach me everything he knows. Allie's a sweet girl who wants nothing more than to please her parents. After a disastrous internship interview, she has a chance encounter with a commanding alpha male that makes her question every value she grew up with. Dane Andersen is a CEO with the world at his fingertips. He's far too busy for women and dating. But when he sees Allie's luscious curves and innocent brown eyes, he vows to teach her everything he knows...even if it means risking his own sanity.’

For a quick read with lots of hot encounters this is a fine little Chick Lit book with an interesting twist. And the book’s cover is a winner!
Grady Harp, June 18

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