Thursday, March 13, 2014

The Tycoon's Socialite Bride by Tracey Livesay

Release Date: February 10th, 2014

Entangled: Indulgence

Author Info: Goodreads & Website

Age Group: Adult

Pages: 200 pages

Buy it Here: Amazon

Our Rating: 4 1/2 stars

To avenge his mother's mistreatment at the hands of her upper-crust employer, self-made real estate tycoon Marcus Pearson needs entree into their exclusive world.  When D.C. socialite Pamela Harrington comes to him for help, Marcus realizes the golden admission ticket he's been seeking has suddenly fallen into his lap.

Pamela will do anything to save her favorite cause, even agree to a marriage of convenience. The altruistic "it-girl" isn't worried about the pretend passion with Marcus turning real; she's sworn off powerful, driven men who use her for her family's connections.

So she'll deny the way her pulse races with one look from his crystalline blue eyes.  And he'll ignore the way his body throbs with each kiss from her full lips.  Because there's no way he'll lose his blue-collar heart to the blue-blooded beauty.

Winter always puts me in the mood for  a good romance & this one is sweet & sexy enough to warm you right up! One of my favorite things about this book was how the author really took the time to discuss how the Upper Class/Elite actually worked & how they interacted with those deemed beneath them, class-wise. Social class interactions is something that I really enjoyed studying during the Sociology classes I took in college, so to me it added something interesting to the book. I love how the author even went as far as pointing out the issues between "old money" & "new money" & how her two main characters were determined not to let the preconceived notions of D.C. society stand in the way of what they wanted. 

Pamela & Marcus started out rough but I was happy to see that they both were willing to take their relationship further. At least they were until a business decision got in the way. Will they both be able to get what they want & be together? Or will business come at too high of a cost? You'll have to read it to find out! 

*By the Book Reviews received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. We were in no way compensated for featuring it. 

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