Author: Charlene Sands
Release Month: September 2009
The S Factor: Sizzling
No one walked away from this Texas mogul ... especially not his wife! So when Cara chose to leave rather than play second fiddle to his company, Kevin plotted revenge. Four years later, she returned, intent on finalising their divorce but Cara had no clue Kevin had constructed the perfect pay back plan. It's a wager she can't refuse. The divorce would be official ... if she agreed to one last week of playing house. And nothing would be off limits.
I often shy away from stories in which the hero and heroine have known each other previously. I've always been of the opinion that if their love wasn't strong enough the first time around, then why would it be the second time? This book was a lovely surprise and smashed my pre-conceived notions to bits.
Cara left Kevin because he was a workaholic, even though she had explained to him over and over he didn't have to work so many hours. She would have preferred to have Kevin home on an evening than him trying to prove he was 'good enough' for him. Cara wanted to start a family; Kevin wanted to build an empire.
When they met again, Cara wanted a divorce. She wanted a loan to enable her to expand her own business. I loved Cara immediately. Here is a strong woman determined not to be defeated following the failure of her marriage, she picked herself up and made a new life for herself. It's easy to admire Cara, her parents were wealthy and she really didn't have to work at all.
Kevin tells herself he wants to pay Cara back for leaving him, but he quickly starts falling for her all over again--not wanting to accept he's loved her all along.
He dates Cara for a whole week, telling both Cara and himself that at the end of the week he will give her the divorce she's asked for. Of course, a week isn't long enough for either of them ...
Hero Hotness Factor: ♥♥♥♥
Heroine lovability Factor: ♥♥♥♥♥
Awwww Factor: ♥♥♥♥
Stickability Factor: ♥♥♥♥
Weepy Factor: ♥♥
Reviewed by: Joanne