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Review: The Couple Behind the Headlines – Lucy King

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About the Book:
Genre: contemporary
ISBN: 978-0263893236
Page Count: 192 Pages
Price: $ £3.49
Reviewer: Julie Bonello
Sensuality Rating: Sensuous
Star Rating: 4 Stars

Author's Website: http://www.lucykingbooks.com

If you like fun and flirty contemporary romances that pack plenty of emotional punch, then you will absolutely adore Lucy King’s latest Modern Romance, The Couple Behind the Headlines. Sexy, sassy and absolutely impossible to put down, this award-winning author has struck gold once again with a terrific romance that is simply irresistible!

Socialite Imogen Christie’s life had once been a dizzying whirl of champagne parties, designer handbags and luxurious holidays. With lots of money in the bank, a gorgeous fiance and a fantastic best friend, Imogen had once had the world at her feet. But when the man she thought she was going to be spending the rest of her life with jumped into bed with the one woman she thought she could trust with her life, Imogen quickly realizes that money is no substitute for love and friendship. Determined to put this devastating betrayal behind her and to make a new life for herself, Imogen decides to throw herself into her charitable foundation and to try and forget about her snake of an ex-fiance and her traitorous best friend – but that’s easier said than done when she is constantly tripping over them at the various social events and parties which she attends! Imogen realises that the only way she is going to stop being the recipient of pitying glances and sympathetic platitudes is if she has a no-strings affair with somebody who baulks at the mere mention of the word commitment – which is why hotshot playboy Jack Taylor is the perfect candidate for the job!

Jack Taylor is the kind of man who works hard and plays even harder. Intelligent, charismatic and as sexy as sin, Jack Taylor can have any woman he wants – and when he claps eyes on Imogen Christie, the gorgeous financier realises that he’s found his next conquest! Jack is the sort of man who is more than willing to share his bed, but he’s vowed never to allow anyone to breach the defenses which he has built around his head. Yet, he cannot stop himself from wishing that his temporary fling with Imogen could lead to something more permanent. However, he is just too scared to let anyone in to scratch beneath the sophisticated exterior which he projects to the rest of the world…

Imogen has already had her heart broken once and she is not prepared to subject herself to that kind of pain ever again! Despite her resolve to keep things casual with Jack, Imogen finds herself falling for the hunky playboy. But how can they possibly contemplate a future together when they are both so scared of getting hurt again?

Will Imogen and Jack find the courage to admit the truth about their feelings for one another? Or will they continue to let fear rule their lives and destroy this final chance at happiness?

A gripping tale about healing from the past, putting your heart on the line and taking a chance on love, The Couple Behind the Headlines is a fast-paced and feel-good page turner that I gobbled up in one sitting! I loved Imogen and Jack and their explosive chemistry, wickedly funny repartee and red-hot affair kept me enthralled from start to finish!

Packed with characters you cannot help but love, delicious humour, blazing passion and poignant romance, Lucy King’s The Couple Behind the Headlines has got winner written all over it!

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posted Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

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