Monday, May 1, 2017

Mister Romance (Masters of Love #1) by Leisa Rayven @LeisaRayven

4 Stars
WOW! This certainly was one heck of a slow burning, all consuming romance and true to Rayven’s style, an exceptionally well-written tale filled with loads and LOADS of relationship angst. Honestly, the sexual tension was so thick I savored this steamy read from beginning to end. Sparks ignited when Eden Tate, the ambitious and opportunistic reporter looking for her big break, wormed her unwelcomed way into the life and heart of New York’s most infamous male escort – the mysterious Max Riley – aka the overly sexy Mister Romance.

It’s so easy for me to fall in love with Leisa Rayven’s leading men and Max was no exception. A perfectly flawed, lovable book boyfriend that had me gushing over his oh-so-dreamy charismatic ways and witty sense of humor from the very moment I met him. Totally charmed by his off the charts sexiness and tortured soul, Max pulled on my heartstrings and made this entire story for me. His character intrigued me. A man with so many secrets and a past that controlled his current situation, Max held his cards close, slowly unraveled bits and pieces of himself throughout the story leaving me wanting more. In every sense he was a true romantic hero that possessed a beautiful and sincere heart.

I like a sharp-witted, sassy and strong willed heroine who holds her own and Eden certainly had all of those qualities. She was fiercely tenacious, determined to reveal and report Mister Romance’s salacious story to better her career. But hidden beneath her driven character was a vulnerable girl with her own painful past, which tainted her views on relationships. To her core she was a doubter and at times, I found her to be a little too cynical. With a solid disbelief in true love and quick to distrust Max at almost every turn, Eden was exceedingly skeptical, and it was a challenging to connect with her character for part of this read. However, as she opened her heart and mind to the possibilities and promise of all that was Max, I warmed up to the softer side of Eden and walked away for this story liking the heroine she grew to be.

All in all Mister Romance was an enjoyably fun read with just the right mix of passion, intrigue, sexual tension and heart pounding angst. With laugh out loud shenanigans, witty banter, tender moments and steamy passion this story captivated me from the first page. I always relish loosing myself within the pages of Rayven’s tales, getting to know her characters and their experiences. Can’t wait to devour her next romance!

 I voluntarily reviewed an advance copy of this publication

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