Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Author: Mira Lyn Kelly
Line: Mills and Boon Modern/ Harlequin Presents Extra
Release month: North America: Jan 2011 /UK: Oct 2010
The S-Factor: Sizzling and Sensual
Payton hasn't seen Nate Evans in years—not since he used to hang out with her brother in high school. But now she and Nate are guests at the same wedding where the notorious millionaire offers her a wild proposal—a sexy, scandalous and irresistible affair!
Nate's outrageous proposition was supposed to stay only paper-thin; it was merely a ploy to distract the tabloids from another, all-too-real scandal. But neither he nor Payton expected such a very public affair to prove so very hot in private…
Or to have such lasting consequences….
Myra Lyn Kelly has written the “perfect” romance with Front Page Affair.
Nate Evans had a secret, one he didn’t not want the press to get ahold of. So he needed a diversion and who better than a woman from his past, Payton Liss, a woman he felt he could trust because years ago they had been friends.
Payton couldn’t believe her eyes, Nate Evans was just as handsome as ever and she’d always wondered why he and her brother had argued and Nate had abruptly disappeared from her life. His father taught at her school and she had always respected Mr. Evans and now Nate was attending the same wedding as she and he had a proposition for her, he needed her to pose as his girlfriend. It couldn’t come at a better time because she had a lot she wanted to do with her life since her father’s death and her break-up with Clint her fiance.
Payton had always lived for her father and family. Now she was living and working where she wanted; not at the family business. Nate knew she would help him because she always did the right thing. She was a “good girl”. She was also someone who would know the score……he didn’t do love and forever and he would make sure Payton understood that fact. She felt that after all of these years, she could handle her attraction for him, she’d done that for half of her life or could she?
There had been untrue gossip as to why Payton didn’t marry Clint and she was tired of it. So Nate convinced her if she would play along with him, giving people the impression they were having an affair, it would change the gossip and not have people feel sorry for her. All she wanted was her independence and then he kissed her and everything flew out the window. Her sanity, all of it because the kiss was all consuming and she wasn’t prepared for it! From that moment on, I knew this entire “fake” affair would end on a bad note, especially for Payton but what about Nate? Well one thing was for sure, he hadn’t counted on the kiss being so sensual and he couldn’t remember ever wanting a woman more and definitely he wanted her in his bed.
The passion roared between them and their little charade turned into an evening of passion in a hotel suite where the wedding they attended had taken place. There was no going back even though Nate tried to be cautious. This was real, it wasn’t a charade, it was crazy! He wondered if she only wanted him because he was a dangerous bad boy. But Payton knew that Nate also knew her for who she was when no one else ever thought to look. He was the only one. However, he knew she would want the white pickett fence, the whole marriage bit and he wanted to stop their love-making, making sure she understood, no relationship and no forever as in marriage.
She represented a complication. As much as he wanted her friendship and company, he didn’t want to hurt her. They were so comfortable together and yes they both “got” each other. However, one afternoon he lost control and forgot protection until he realized it and remedied the situation. Every step of the way he fought their relationship and I wondered why because he was so close to his father. And then Nate revealed that his mother walked out when he was a small child, so it made sense he had trust issues when it came to women. They’d spent a month together and then the light bulb went on. Had Payton started her period?
Who ever said life was easy because for Payton and Nate everything changed when her pregnancy was confirmed. Being Nate even though there was no love in their relationship he demanded they marry. However, Payton definitely had other ideas and the answer was no, not without love. What I wondered was why couldn’t he see what was right there in front of him and that beneath all of his denial, he actually loved Payton. When would he realize that he missed her, her mind, her body, her softness, her laughter, all that made her so very special. Let’s just say that Mr. Playboy Nate Evans was literally brought to his knees in the end which had me so choked up with emotion because he loved his baby but could he love Payton as well?
You won’t want to miss Front Page Affair, it was such a beautiful and sizzling love story beautifully crafted by romance author Mira Lyn Kelly.
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Reviewed by: Marilyn
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