Friday, July 24, 2009
Author: Lynn Raye Harris
Line: Mills and Boon Modern/Harlequin Presents
Release month UK: July 2009 / North America: August 2009
The S-Factor: Sizzling & Spectacular
The Spaniard’s scorching seduction
Nobody messes with Alejandro de Ramirez. He doesn’t suffer fools, and certainly has no time for manipulative wantons. Rebecca Layton was both. Five years on, the turmoil she brought to his life hasn’t ended – and Alejandro is more merciless than ever. The Spanish magnate wants retribution…
Unusually, and frustratingly for Alejandro, his plan doesn’t go smoothly. Surely Rebecca wasn’t this alluring before? And did his body always respond in this way – with such passionate fury? This is no longer just revenge…this is red-hot and dangerous!
Spanish Magnate, Red-Hot Revenge was a magnificent debut book and if I hadn’t already known it was Lynn Raye Harris first I would have thought I was reading a romance by a long published author, that’s how incredibly marvellous it was…..just breathtaking!
Alejandro de Ramirez once a bull fighter and now a ruthless billionaire is out for revenge from his past lover Rebecca Layton. Ruthless doesn’t even begin to describe him and he’s now going to make Rebecca pay for what he believes she and her father took from him years earlier, a business deal which would have earned him not only millions but he would have been seen by his peers as a respected businessman. He’s determined to learn the truth and insists she return to Spain and stay in his home so he can keep an eye on her.
Now out of the blue Rebecca is being summoned to Spain and not knowing the outcome or plans Alejandro has for her company, she doesn’t know if she can withstand seeing her past lover again. She remembers all too well how he hurt her, how she found out while being his lover that he was to marry someone else. Now all she has is her company and he’s going to take that as well? On top of everything else the past hurts, the secrets, the accusations he hurls at her, how dare he accuse her of cheating him? When she doesn’t think she can stand anymore, she finds out he had a child that died?
Their time spent together was painful for them both. Each of them kept blaming the other. The attraction is so powerful and all they seem to do is continue to hurt each other. It’s obvious that Rebecca hasn’t forgotten at all and each day tears at her heart. But one realization becomes clear to her when she finds out he had her investigated, he didn’t respect, trust or find her honourable but it’s also obvious he still wanted her physically. It’s very clear they still have feelings for each other and when they act on their passion its apparent emotions run deep. One also wonders what will happen next, what other obstacles will they face? The answer, a baby and a demanded marriage by Alejandro.
Author Lynn Raye Harris certainly delivered a very intense and well crafted debut book with many lessons to be learned by both Rebecca and Alejandro. Choices, for them both they realized they made the wrong ones and they should have trusted each other more no matter what the circumstances. One lesson Alejandro learned from Rebecca was that he didn’t like what he saw in himself. However, the most important lesson for them both……forgiveness so they could have a life full of love and laughter.
Hero Hotness Factor♥♥♥♥♥
Heroine Lovability Factor♥♥♥♥♥
Stickability Factor ♥♥♥♥♥
Reviewed by: Marilyn
From Lynn’s website:
If you visit Lynn’s website you’ll see that she entered the Harlequin Mills and Boon Writing Contest and won! Here’s what she says about her debut book:
“When I sat down at my computer and a man appeared. A gorgeous, arrogant Spaniard named Alejandro. And he wasn’t very happy. When Rebecca Layton arrived, she realized what was wrong. Rebecca and Alejandro had a very emotional past — and their futures were about to collide as Alejandro set into motion a plan for revenge.
I emailed my entry only hours before the deadline. A month later, I got the call that I’d won the Harlequin Presents Instant Seduction contest. I was stunned — and ecstatic. Now, during Harlequin’s 60th Anniversary year, I am so happy to be a new author and to share Alejandro and Rebecca’s story with you. I hope it makes your heart pound, and I hope you race to the end of the book to find out what happens.”